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  1. Here are my votes from my favorite category: COVERS 1. Detective Comics #62 - Collection of Jim Halperin. Amazing piece, and wonderful to know pieces like this still exist. Appreciate you sharing it Jim 2. Spider-Man #2 - Collection of Stanton Singh. A personal favorite featuring my favorite Spider-man villain The Lizard. Congrats again Stan! 3. Kid Colt Outlaw #53 - Collection of Comicart B. Sad that there's not more art from Maneely. It would have been great to see his take on Marvel's classic characters. 4. Amazing Spider-man 70. Collection of Bill J. Classic Spider-man cover and one of my favorites by Romita. 5. Captain America #321 - Collection of Dan Pottick. One of Zeck's best Cap covers. Mark T.
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    Unpublished complete story OA value??

    Almost universally it will have less value than a published work. Built into a proportion of the pricing is the nostalgic factor, which is not there on unpublished stories.
  3. That Atom cover's amazing! Someone should jump all over this one. Mitch always finds the best stuff.
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    Comiclink sale has started

    The Sal Buscema page is exponentially better - both artistically and in it's storytelling.
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    Advice : Peanuts/Charles Schultz Related

    If you really want to be sure you're buying a legitimate Schulz Peanuts piece, I'd stick to buying one of his published strips. They're a lot more expensive than illustrations or sketches, but I've seen even the biggest auction houses offer sketches (supposedly by Schulz) that I know were not legitimate. Published Peanuts illustrations used for books or ads (like the Butternut Bread drawings) are also a good alternative at lower prices than strips. Heritage usually has a nice selection of strips in each of their auctions. Prices can vary greatly based on the gag quality, era, and most importantly the characters featured. You can find 90's-00's era daily strips featuring lesser characters like Rerun or Peppermint Patty as low as $8-10K. When you get into the prime era of the strip (mid to late 50's) featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy, you'll generally be over $20K for daily strips. But they can go much higher depending on the individual strip.
  6. I've consigned art with Mitch for previous San Diego cons, and was VERY happy with how everything went. He got great results and was extremely professional. HIGHEST possible recommendation! -- Mark T
  7. There was nothing key about this particular issue. "Older" complete stories have been moving at higher prices recently. But the $20K price on this issue was surprising. --Mark
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    CLINK Spring Featured Auction started

    The Miller DD cover had been offered around over the years. People have had their chance to own it. Had it been newer to the market, or had Janson inked it, it would have sold for at least 25% higher IMO. Someone got a nice deal on the Kirby Thor cover. I'd attribute some of the lower than expected price to Romita's corrections to Thor's face. Bidders want their Kirby to look like Kirby. Without that I for one would have bid higher on it. - Mark T
  9. The Superman is by BWS. I believe it's from either the Superman:The Man of Steel Gallery #1, or one of the Superman anniversary issues from the mid 90's. --Mark T.
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    Scott Williams seeking your opinion

    I don't think there would be many people that had a problem with that Scott, assuming they were one-off pieces and the same blue lines weren't used for multiple pieces. --Mark T.
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    Scott Williams seeking your opinion

    Yeah Scott, I'm old..... 20+ years collecting art. The differences of opinion will be more of a generational thing I'm sure. --Mark T.
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    Scott Williams seeking your opinion

    I'm definitely in the camp of having everything "original" on one page. I want the whole process to be on the piece I own (even with the understanding that after inks, and erasing pencil lines I probably couldn't tell the difference). I won't buy a piece that is inked (by a different inker) over blue line pencils. I'm absolute on that. I'd maybe consider buying the pencils, but have no interest in the published, inked, blue line piece. Now when you're talking about inks over blue lines by the same artist, that's another matter. I wouldn't rule that out completely, but it's a bit less desirable to me. I certainly understand all of the advantages to the artist by using more computer assistance. But from strictly a collectors view I don't like it. --Mark T
  13. Great Peanuts example from the absolute prime era of the strip. Huge congrats! --Mark T.
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    Daredevil Hostess Ads

    Anyone with any original art to any of the Hostess ads (Marvel, DC, etc) please PM me. I'm looking to buy and will make a good offer on any pages. --Mark
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    The Official Feb 22-24 Heritage Auction Thread

    10-15 years ago Herriman KK Sundays were plentiful at $6K. Tom Horvitz was selling a bunch (which I believe were from a Herriman relative) for that price. Comparable ones are 3X-4X that today. So while not as good a return as most Marvel art from that time, a 3X-4X price increase is certainly a nice return. Same could be said for Raymond Flash Gordon strips, Frazetta Johnny Comets, and Foster Tarzan strips as well. --Mark T