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  1. I love the summaries at the bottom of each page. Sorry to hear of your troubles, Jeff. I hope better times are just around the corner.
  2. But then his more traditional work is cool, too.
  3. Then, of course, there is this one.
  4. Not in my collection anymore but this is one of the books that started my affair with GA GGA books. I’d be hard pressed to pick out my favorite Xela cover, but this one would be in the conversation.
  5. Not trying to sell myself as an expert but I have sold a LOT of books. My thoughts on the best places to sell: 1: CGC Boards - I have cleared 5-10% profit in books sold here. I also get the enjoyment of knowing the people buying the books and making long-term relationships with folks on the boards. Only con is that some of you lot are a bit squirrelly and you have to deal with folks not paying promptly. You also have to do your own shipping. 2a. Heritage - Definitely the way to go for high end GA books with an older clientele. Some old farts don’t like CLink’s format and don’t like to stay up late to bid frantically at the last minute to win a book. The Signature auctions give you a fairly accurate assessment of the value of your book. Barry Sandoval is top notch and their catalogs are awesome if you want to look back on books you’ve sold in the past. High-grade SA and BA books might get lost in the volume of books offered in their Sunday night auctions. My results are typically a 0-10% loss after BP. 2b. CLink - The place to go for High-grade SA and BA. The last-second bidding wars can lead to some truly outrageous results. Hard to say if there is money left on the table due to the lack of one-on-one bidding. Josh Nathanson is top-notch and pays attention to his clients. My perception is that high-grade and pedigreed GA books don’t do as well on the site, maybe due to old farts not wanting to stay up late to bid on books. Some of my BA and modern books got killed here. My results are usually a 0-10% loss after commission. 3. Everyone else. I’ve never sold in eBay and did not enjoy my experience on CC. I never tried anyone else as CLink and Heritage seemed to provide everything I needed. I should add that I sold my Avengers set through Metro and made an excellent profit, mostly due to my Avengers 1. I’ve not always been a fan of the folks at Metro but they did fine by me in that deal. None of those books have ever shown up on the market since and I was led to believe one of the Avengers cast bought the lot. The lot was over 500 issues with 475 being highest graded copies.
  6. I should add that selling on the CGC boards is a superior way to control your prices as you can choose to sell at whatever price you choose. My best results have always been here and not on the auction sites.
  7. Each auction house has pros and cons. Depending on the book, CLink might be the obvious choice. For others, Heritage is the clear better option. Trying to make broad conclusions about which is better is kind of a fool’s errand. The more you know about your books and the people likely to buy them, the better your chances of choosing the best site for your auction. I greatly appreciate both Heritage and CLink and think both do an excellent job for their customers. There are books that I think will achieve better results on one over the other, but they both have an important role in maximizing your results.
  8. Cleaning out old books and just got this back from CGC.
  9. My old copy of Jungle 11! My old scan, too! Beautiful book!
  10. Guys, thanks so much for a successful sales thread. About 80% of everything listed was sold. I've been through my boxes and am going to call it quits for this trip. I will be listing nothing more. If you already have my paypal info, you can send me your payments. I will pick up shipping for everyone who purchased on this round. If you don't have my paypal. I will get you an invoice in the morning. Thanks again. I've always enjoyed selling on the boards and it is nice to pass along nice and/or unusual books to other collectors. Gracias.
  11. I listed this as #9 when it is really #8. If you want to change your mind, I am fine with it.
  12. I am off to lunch and to visit my daughter. Nothing will be posted other than Smilin’ Jack books for the afternoon.