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  1. Original Art Aficionado [New Article - 1/12/17]

    I would love to use Hakes but its user interface is stone age. I give up after about a dozen clicks sending me in circles. I should be able to locate ORIGINAL COMIC ART in less than 10 seconds. Not waste 10 minutes and still feel like a paulsey bc I'm on a page with bottle caps.
  2. Thoughts on art dealer Spencer Beck

    Good thing it wasn't a $15k commish for a Lake Como Jim Lee. They would of put a lien on your house and took a kidney.
  3. I think what makes most owners of art keep their guard up is when they get messaged out of the blue by strangers showing interest in their art. There's a good chance its a straw buyer acting on someone else's behalf. Oh it happens just as much as shill bidding.
  4. HA May Auction, lots of great art !

    I am in Bergen Country. I cant wait to get out of here. Hopefully 3-5 years left of overpaying property tax. Then I can buy more art!
  5. The CGC label says page 6 detached. I have heard that its actually an non attached insert that was added with the original comic way back when. Does anyone have any idea if this is true? If so I would think it way more valuable and even a better grade if that is the case. Page detached must knock off points. Any golden age Green Lantern experts out there to weigh in?
  6. The Official Comiclink Winter Featured Auction (Ends Mar 9)

    2 places you def need "friends" In prison and protecting your OA in auction. Ha!
  7. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    ha while i love this thread the one sad part is the actions of these people sometimes make ones love a piece turn to hatred and it has nothing to do with the art but the circumstances surrounding it. i have had it happen. it stinks. the art is the same but you are instantly soured to it bc of outside influences.
  8. The Official Comiclink Winter Featured Auction (Ends Mar 9)

    77 is a 4 dinosaur heads w no turtles. This one is full on Leo in a down poor w lighting and an archangel above him. Forget apples an oranges you are talking anchoivies and pepperoni.
  9. The Official Comiclink Winter Featured Auction (Ends Mar 9)

    all the owners of related pages have shilled it up enough to protect their own pages and are content.
  10. The Official Comiclink Winter Featured Auction (Ends Mar 9)

    Def agree. and 2 pages to boot. The TMNT cover went under, the Harley Quinn cover under $1`k. There were a bunch that left tons of meat on the bone. If only uncle sam didnt want his money next month
  11. The Official Comiclink Winter Featured Auction (Ends Mar 9)

    oh man tell me about it. even though its the new volume and a variant its still an awesome cover by the 1 and only. a steal just under $1200. damn internet lag and CL set up!
  12. Do auctions dictate value?

    The auctions are like the wild west. We have the shillers, We have people w specific collections who bid up items to protect their overall value and establish new floor prices. Best of all we have auctions that allow their own employees and owners to bid! How bout that? We are supposed to believe they are not looking at info only they are privy to? Anytime I see a piece actually about to go for a "good" price, there is a long pause, the hammer fails to drop and then there is a flurry of bidding. If the hammer does drop, 75% of the time they reopen the item bc of a last min delayed bid. What can you do? If its a must have piece, you give it your best shot.
  13. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    In the words of Alice in Chains " Yeah here come the rooster, yeah"