DjMartini

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  1. I have not bought a storage unit for mine yet as I currently use a portfolio but I searched and found this one on Amazon. Similar to the IKEA one but seems to be not as wide for about $97.00: https://www.amazon.com/Winsome-10519-Halifax-Storage-Organization/dp/B006WYUQDY/ref=sr_1_2?crid=385U4S93A0W1N&dchild=1&keywords=art+storage&qid=1599758066&rnid=2941120011&s=office-products&sprefix=art++storage%2Caps%2C542&sr=1-2
  2. Picked up Marvel Team-Up #14 & Miles Morales Spider-Man #1 from Summer thread and both books were packaged securely with fast shipping and in great condition! Kudos for the books and would definitely purchase again. Thank you!!!
  3. With things always changing with COVID-19 regulations, who know what will happen come the end October. Right now Maryland is on the high-end of the spectrum when it comes to rising cases. Hopkins calculates the rate differently than the Maryland Department of Health. New York and Connecticut: 1.1% New Jersey: 1.6% Delaware: 4.4% Maryland: 5.8% Currently, they have required anyone over the age of 2 that face mask are mandatory. In addition, Baltimore Mayor ordered city restaurants to suspend indoor dining. This may not go well for indoor attractions unfortunately. But again, who knows what will happen by October. Hears hoping for the best
  4. Hello @Murray C I actually have Jim Aparo page myself that I purchased on auction. I am a big fan of his work, so I couldn't pass it up. Since you are inquiring about prices for Jim Aparo pieces, I purchased the title page art for Batman #560 for about $900. Given that this was an auction, I would say this is on the low end of the price range for a title splash piece. If you research online art auctions like Heritage Auctions, ComicLink or Romitaman.com, you can see the prince range for his incredible art. I hope this helps and good luck!
  5. DJ Martini - eBay The following are up for auction for my Fourth of July eBay auction ending July 12th!!! Check out my other Buy It Now or Best Offer listings, as all offers are considered. All listings include a considered amount donated to charity organizations!!!
  6. An interview with Joe from I believe last year: Joe Sinnott Interview
  7. This is a a sad day I met Joe at a couple of comic conventions and was always polite, As a Marine and him being part of the Seabees, he was also great to talk military stories with. And of course his work was outstanding. Thank you Joe and Rest in Peace.
  8. Rich, if Batman Sword of Azrael #1 CGC 8.0 s/s Denny O'Neil, Joe Quesada & Kevin Nowlan is still available
  9. 100% agree on using Global Shipping and glad it worked out for you. International shipping is crazy as of late due to the pandemic. I had a customer win and item and then cancel due the shipping costs being a lot higher than usual overseas. So you might see customers cancel orders for international items, just be aware. Global shipping does help protect the seller with issues in international shipping and yes, once it's at Kentucky for shipping, it's out of your hands and eBay takes the hit. It's definitely helped with sometimes shady international customers.
  10. I believe this to be true, as an artist on the side. You can't really donate your own work on, and have it tax free. I think it would only apply if you are a collector. The below is a link to help clarify: Donating Artwork This is probably why Jim, and hopefully most artists, are only donating a certain percentage, as the other percentage is kept for their time and overhead costs. He's a great person and I really admire his ethics and art, so i say pay the man!
  11. I do agree that everyone is entitled to their own preference and it's up to the individual what they want signed....however, I do cringe as well when I see a First appearance of Spidey, Cap, Thor, etc. signed by an actor or actress Also, the artists that draw life like characters are pretty awesome and definitely worth a good signature to accompany the art. Great stuff everyone!
  12. So looks like this is official, the passing of a Legend. Was hoping to get one more chance to see him. He was definitely a fun and caring guy to meet and talk to! https://comicbook.com/comics/2020/03/10/allen-bellman-golden-age-marvel-artist-dead-at-95/ https://www.bleedingcool.com/2020/03/09/allen-bellman-marvel-timely-artist-has-passed-away-at-96/