Mephisto

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  1. There is one person who favorites stuff of mine but if I click their name and go to their gallery it doesn’t even exist. This has been going on for years. They actually do appear legit however as I recently saw them pop up in a Facebook group and they previously emailed me about pieces they have. Kind of a pet peeve of mine when you dont’t post ANY of your artwork. There are multiple people who do this in the little niche area I collect and then I get messages complaining nothing coming to market in a long time...it seems to me this tactic is helping suppress the market and not motivate people to let go of stuff they otherwise might because it’s just not going to be worth it. I also had a few unsolicited offers from people regarding Star Wars pieces that were clearly marked NFS. People must have found them on google searches and messaged me. One guy said he went onto CAF and made an account so he could message me about the art and then carried on in a CAF message asking about it being for sale, the price, and stating it would be a rare opportunity to own such a piece...it WAS NOT for sale and he never made one damn offer to entice me. Those pieces have since been removed for the time being.
  2. He didn’t have the artists art I wanted to see at NYCC 2017. Womp womp.
  3. I think my favorite thing on the Website is the “We Now accept Credit Cards” yet in the placing an order section of the website there is a whole diatribe paragraph about why credit cards are not accepted and on the that same page above this paragraph there is two sentences stating credit cards now accepted.
  4. What the hell man?! You guys didn’t migrate this post into the right section!!!! I bumped this from 2006 after it came up on in a Google search right away!!
  5. Bump... Looking for a Thor 200 in CGC 9.4 to 9.6 with ow-w or white pages and pretty good quality production (nicely centered, no stray ink, etc) And what the hell is with Thor 205 even all these years later I just don’t see it above 9.2. Looking for this one in CGC 9.4-9.6 ow-w to white pages. This one I am not as strict with the quality of production unless it’s really poorly wrapped/centered or has crazy distributor over spray.
  6. I’m also confused on the timeline. I get various reasons for waiting to ship things but it sounds like well over a year but probably closer to a year and a half went by without it being ever shipped before Norm unfortunately passed away.
  7. I was actually looking for an OA post but I thought I just read a 9.0 sold recently for 8K so I assumed 9.4’s were cracking the 10K mark. All I know is this book shot way up in the last year or so and has left GSX 1 in the dust. I just checked eBay completed sales and the last 3 Blue label 9.4’a sold for at least 9.5K with the most recent at 9.8K. I know Gene will say that isn’t that great of growth for 15 years but the there are a lot of copies of this book out there! Be impressed Gene!
  8. I’ve contacted him on Facebook once a number of years back and he did respond.
  9. They are called Funko Pop’s Gene!
  10. Thanks for the info Chris. Didn’t realize it was used elsewhere. I’m just glade the variant cover to the comic isn’t too limited so I could get a copy. I still don’t have a copy of the Brereton Captain America variant cover I have had the painting of due to it being so limited. All the copies I’ve seen have been three figures and not in great shape.
  11. This weekend I was finally able to acquire my most wanted piece that was actually for sale. I wouldn’t quite call it my grail, hence the title of the thread but it’s definitely up there I had wanted this piece for two years but it was a little out of my price range. The stars aligned recently and I was finally able to pick up this massive painting by Greg Hildebrandt. https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1518002 My girlfriend and I got to spend 2 hours with Greg and his wife Jean. They were both wonderful. We were given a tour of their place and got to see many many paintings and other interesting pieces. I also got to hear stories from Greg about hanging out with Michael Jackson in the late 1980’s including a trip to Neverland...and yes Bubbles was there!
  12. You have to get Paul P to give up his covers!
  13. I went a little off the rails this year. I actually just picked up my most wanted piece (that was actually for sale, it’s the first picture). I will probably never spend as much as I did on this Hildebrandt piece but it was a real treat picking the piece up. My girlfriend and I got to spend two hours with Greg and his wife Jean this weekend and was given a full tour of their place. It was amazing getting to talk to him about hanging out with Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch in the late 80’s and hearing about various pieces he did over the years. I’ve wanted this Star Wars piece for many many years. I love Bob Larkin’s art and I love Loki so to get this piece was a a real treat.