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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7722919.stm

 

A series of postcards describing the Ibrox disaster fail to sell

 

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A rare set of postcards describing a man's experience of the Ibrox disaster in 1902 has failed to sell at auction.

 

The postcards, from a German man living in Glasgow, were sent to his family in Altona on 7 April, two days after a new stand collapsed claiming 25 lives.

 

The incident, in which a further 517 people were injured, happened during a game between Scotland and England.

 

The man describes a "horrific" accident where "the people at the front were crushed against some railings".

 

The postcards had been expected to fetch between £600 and £800.

 

London auctioneer Graham Budd confirmed that the lot had failed to reach its reserve price.

 

'Just unfortunate'

 

"It's disappointing as it was a very interesting lot which had a lot of history," he said.

 

"It's just unfortunate there wasn't the interest - maybe it was to do with the current climate.

 

"But I'm sure that in the future it will be put back on the market and in better times will sell for the asking price."

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