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Erotica buffs swarm to Swedish vintage porn auction

TT/The Local · 6 Dec 2009, 10:44

Published: 06 Dec 2009 10:44 GMT+01:00

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The collection includes several Swedish titles, such as Piff, Raff, Rop Hat, Pinup and Kavalkad, as well as French and American publications. Most of the collection is in extremely good condition.

"For the most part, it’s pretty tame, at least up until the end of the 1960s,” Peter Petterson, auctioneer at the auction house in Karlstad", told the Värmlands Folkblad newspaper.

The magazines are dated between 1950 and 1980. They were discovered in boxes in the storage unit of a deceased Karlstad resident.

It took Pettersson 10 hours to sort the magazines ahead of the auction. Older publications of this sort occasionally pop up at auctions, but Pettersson considers the sheer number to be unusual.

There are many erotic magazines collectors in Sweden, many of whom have contacted the auction house in hopes of purchasing portions of the collection. But all of the magazines will be sold together.

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“Otherwise there’s a risk that people will tear them by leafing through them. And it would take forever,” Petterson said.

He hopes to receive 10,000 kronor for the entire collection, but believes that selling portions of the collection online could fetch ten times that amount.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:32 December 6, 2009 by Nemesis
Erotical and a good view of the lake. What more could a porn addict want:)

As a matter of interest, has the local ever considered hiring a journlist to report the news.

It is obvious whoever is picking the news stories needs to grow up.

Seriously there are important events happening daily. Why are they not reported?
19:43 December 6, 2009 by lingonberrie
Sell, or donate them, to Wall Street.

The collection would be right at home in the desks of those who began the current Depression.
00:57 December 7, 2009 by krigeren
Thats so funny the event was held in Karlstad.

When you drive from Oslo to Sweden and just as you cross the Swedish border there is a sign in Norwegian that has 4 arrows.





I guess driving about another hour or so would place one in the Mecca of Swedish porn. Whowouldathunkit?
03:18 December 7, 2009 by Davey-jo
Are the pages stuck together or not? I think we should be told.
09:12 December 7, 2009 by livinginsweden
Nothing beats sharing a good porn with your lover in the bush overlooking the water .... a skinny dip after some wild pron fueled sex in the bush is simply amazing..

Wall Street are expert waankers .. with or without porn ... they get turn on by Washington on the note not by naked women..

C'mon .. if you don't enjoy pron, your sex life stinks.... and is damn boring ...

Karlstad like any city and bedroom has a right to enjoy porn...

Any porn news is better than news of killings in Iraq and Afgan. anyday...

I guess one talk from experience about pages stuck together ... perverts come on the pages and they stuck together ... porn connoisseur never do it on the pages..

Hope you all get some tonight!

ha ha
10:59 December 7, 2009 by Hong Kong Phooey
I bet all of the sales figures for Trench coats, false moustaches and man size tissue is at an all time high in Karlstad.
21:21 December 9, 2009 by amandalove
Would love to get my hands on that vintage porn collection, some people dont understand how unique and artistic vintage porn really is.
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