Ghastly1

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  1. Hi all- I just consigned a bunch of art to Heritage, including two Four Ages of Conan prints beautifully hand-colored by Windsor-Smith himself (sorry, I'm keeping the other two), affordable Wrightson Frankenstein and Cycle of the Werewolf roughs, editorial cartoon art, some nice Bronze Age DC horror pages, some Ren & Stimpy background color keys, a whole bunch of fun EEK! strips, and lots more. Here's the first batch, which includes one of the rare BWS prints. Enjoy! https://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+793+794+791+1893+792+2088+4294949727+4294967042&type=friend-consignorlive-notice My CAF: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=8465
  2. Hi all- it's been coming for years, but today I finally updated my CAF. 55 pics featuring almost 70 pieces, including Mignola Dracula splash (for trade), lots of Wrightson, Krenkel, illustration art by various artists, editorial cartoons (more coming next week), EC-related art (Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Don Martin), Bob Powell pre-Code, Ren & Stimpy backgrounds, Batman pages by Cowan/Alcala and Novice/Giordano, Gris Grimly, and more. Enjoy!!! http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerynew.asp?GCat=8465
  3. As I mentioned in another thread, being in LA County and being unable to make the auction, I was looking at approximately 40% juice in fees and taxes!! 28% BP and 10% sales tax. That kept me from bidding on a number of pieces I would have gladly purchased at the opening bid price.
  4. I counted seven Wrightson lots in the Darabont auction which didn't sell. I believe I saw at least two which were passed on and then sold for the opening bids when they were re-opened, including Frank. plate. Most of the lots I was interested in or at least following sold for the opening bid. Interesting results.
  5. I counted seven Wrightson lots in the Darabont auction which didn't sell. I believe I saw at least two which were passed on and then sold for the opening bids when they were re-opened, including Frank. plate. Most of the lots I was interested in or at least following sold for the opening bid. Interesting results.
  6. "The sales tax in CA varies between 7.5% and 10% this year. Looks like most of the more populated areas in the state vary between 8-9%. So, that's 28-29% and not 40% if you absentee bid and are fortunate enough not to live in one of the 9.5-10% sales tax zones. Not great, but it's only 0.5% more than you get with Heritage." I live in LA County. The sales tax is 10%.
  7. I am watching many pieces on eBay, hoping that the hammer prices will wind up on eBay, so I can see the auction results. How does that work with eBay, when the auction is actually being held in-house, does anyone here know? If so, please enlighten me ; )
  8. "40% added to the already high minimum bids are gonna take a large number of bidders out in NY and CA." - Mmehdy Yep. Although, a number of the pieces I want, if I could purchase for the minimum bid, I certainly would. The problem is, I'm not looking at the minimum bid. I'm looking at competition with others in a market which is now dominated by an investment mentality, and adding 40% to whatever my winning bid is. It's discouraging.
  9. The auctions PIH is running today are amazing. Congrats to Rob Pistella for bringing in what I personally consider to be the best collection of OA to ever hit the market. Problem is, if you live in CA, want to pick it up or have it shipped directly to you (rather than risking loss by having it shipped to friends or family out of state), and can't bid live to by phone, you're looking at approximately 40% juice in fees and taxes!! 28% BP and 10% sales tax. Ouch!!! That isn't PIH's fault - especially the taxes - but it is keeping me from bidding on a number of pieces. ; (