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  1. I hope you feel better, and I hope you keep this discussion online (I really want to know why this page is so valuable).
  2. Re: The Bryne, where are you coming up with a 30k discount? Is it a previous sale?
  3. I can't find the thread at the moment, but on a collecting goal thread I think in 2023, one of my two goals was a Miller Daredevil page fighting ninjas, so subject matter this is pretty much exactly what I wanted. I can't think of the right words to phrase this, and Gene mentioned "artistic elements" in the post above, but to my not very trained eye, the page doesn't scream "Miller". Maybe I am just trying to talk myself out of spending a lot of money. Would someone please (Gene or Scott or somebody who has expertise in Miller) mind (and send me PM if you don't want to do it publicly).elaborating on the "artistic elements" on this page? Thanks in advance. On an unrelated note, there were a few really great pages of the Kirigi character that I enjoyed looking at on CAF.. I never thought to inquire if they were for sale (they weren't marked as such). They are not there anymore. On the off chance the owner is reading this and they were taken down in anticipation of selling, please drop me a line as I would be interested.;.
  4. I have a few Byrne X-men pages and bought one recently at Heritage (it’s on my CAF page), but I hardly consider myself an expert. As someone in the market for another one though and a potential buyer, I was turned off by the yellowing word balloons. Absent that issue, I would have bid higher, as otherwise I think it’s a fantastic page. Regarding the DD 181 page, how would you compare it to the one in the upcoming auction? I don’t own a Miller DD page but am actively looking for one and was very tempted on the 181 page. It doesn't have DD in it, but is that really what fans of Miller’s work are looking for? I always thought it was the surrounding characters that he had the most profound impact on (Bullseye, Kingpin, Punisher, and obviously Electra and Stick). Yeah, ideally I would want DD interacting with them, but if they are “artistically equal”, does a Bullseye only page rank below a DD only page (and I am leaving out the 181 bonus points)? Also, and I don’t have the proper words for this but hopefully you get my point, but isn’t the shading, motion and black and white contrasts that are on this page, especially the 4th panel, what made Miller’s work so groundbreaking? Very interested in what an expert has to say (Gene, anyone else feel free to chime in).
  5. I really wanted the Captain Marvel cover (I was the underbidder, but got the sense the buyer was just going to pay any price and dropped out). I would be very curious if anyone knows anything about the history (did it change hands recently, was it marketed privately, etc.). Thanks in advance for any response.
  6. After being mostly out for many years, I would like to buy a really nice Byrne X-Men panel page and a Miller Daredevil page with some Ninjas.
  7. The 124 page appears to have been cut several times and taped back together. Any thoughts on how that affects desirability? Just curious if people care.
  8. Did the Romita panel page price make sense when compared to the splash that sold last year (was it preferable to the splash, or was this just the current market)? https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/john-romita-sr-and-jim-mooney-amazing-spider-man-88-splash-page-1-original-art-marvel-1970-/a/7283-91027.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515
  9. Did the Sandman and Lucifer pages get pulled? If not, would someone please post a link? Thanks.
  10. FYI, the $360,000 figure on the 107 included the buyer's premium per Heritage's archive. The 98 sold for $432,000 when BP is added. I agree that it is a more desirable cover, although the description did include reference to moisture damage.
  11. This is off topic, and maybe i misheard, but I think the auctioneer, when describing the X-Men #1 comic, said that the price appreciated more than any other silver age comic since 2019, and if you want it to continue to go up, you have to bid. So, irrelevant comment, or totally on point?
  12. The link to the price discusses moisture damage. Has anyone seen it close up or can elaborate on the damage? Thanks.
  13. Thanks for the responses. I regret posting this question for a few reasons: 1) It had a lot of typos. 2) The sample size is pretty small. I only feel this way about a handful of pieces, 3) It doesn't quite reflect how I feel. It is not that I dislike the art any less, it is just that on a few pieces I own, I am finding it difficult to look at them without also saying to myself "what was I thinking paying so much money for this." I don't view my collection as an investment, so there is no rational reason I should care about over paying, but that doesn't stop me from doing it. Thanks again and I hope everyone has a happy holiday season.
  14. If I am particularly interested in situations that you ended up paying significantly more than your estimate of fair value. For example, I see a piece I want at auction that I like, but not absolutely need to have. I make fair value at $20k. I end up getting in a bidding war for the price and win paying $45k (maybe I got excited during the bidding, maybe I just said to myself it is a solid page, who cares if I over pay) The bottom line is that when I do this, I tend to attach a negative option on the art. The art in my collection that I enjoy the most tends to be is the art I bought before the big run ups in pricing, and the ones I didn’t feel I was overpaying for. Do readers of this entry have similar views/experiences.
  15. Without betraying confidentiality, can anyone on this thread speak about any $1 million private sales? Have there been many (or any)?
  16. Can anyone explain the Defenders 26 cover at $132k? I know it came with a copy of the comic, but still.
  17. In the 20th century, the two biggest hobbies were coin and stamp collecting. Fast forward to present day, and stamp collecting is dead, and if you go to a coin convention, my experience is you won’t see anyone under 45. I spoke to the head of the coin department of a major auction house, and they told me the same thing (they couldn’t get their own kids interested), and while there is still plenty of money to be had in coins, my impression is that there has been very little in the way of price increases over the last 30 years. My impression is the hobby (coin collecting) is dying. I am wondering if there are a lot of serious collectors for golden and silver age comics (I am talking high end slabbed) that are “young”. Obviously we have seen huge price increases, and the hobby appears to be on fire, but how many if any of the people setting the price for high grade silver and gold comics are new people coming in as opposed to people who have been involved for a decade, and if they are whether they are more than casually interested, (eg. their interest is more serious than they saw a youtube video telling them how to flip comics or are buying because a crypto influencer told them to diversify)? Any thoughts appreciated.
  18. Would you mind elaborating a little on the crypto hype twitter accounts? What books were they pushing? Thanks.
  19. Hi. Any reason the Batman 49 sold for so much (much higher than the 37)? Thanks.
  20. Just bought an expensive book and everything went very smoothly.
  21. Has anyone in rally road been burned by comic purchases? A comic with a first appearance is easier to explain than some random game worn jersey unless they can add descriptive context (worn during Super Bowl, etc.), let alone a fashion bag. I aggree with others that done if the sports cards ran up and are plentiful enough (MJ rookie cards, etc.) that the decline doesn’t tell me much.
  22. What was the item if you don’t mind saying? I am interested in Byrne x-men. I have two pages on my caf