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  1. I appreciate this and these are exactly the factors I’m taking into consideration is deciding what art I should go after in the next five years. I figure that I should go after the art that has been rising at a more steeper pace than spending those funds on a Kirby example. Not because I’d want to sell it later but because that art may well become unaffordable in five years time. Whereas, if I was to wait say 10 years for an Kirby example, I appreciate I would likely pay more for it then than I would now; but hopefully the not-as-steep increase on Kirby can be compensated by the increase in income over this time. Seems you’re allowed say it. Just not draw it 😁
  2. Interesting observation. I’m minded to agree. Having said that, curves go in both directions. Curves can be: ( ) ( ) Or ) ( ( ) And yet, most (all?) of the cheesecake art falls in the latter.
  3. Hmm, interesting observation about Kirby. Articulates in words what I’ve been feeling internally and couldn’t quite put into a coherent thought. When I started dabbling in OA a few years and, I did think Kirby was more interesting than the rest of the Silver/Bronze age art (none of which holds much interest to me). But I wonder if I was swayed by his stature as a key creator or if I was truly attracted to the art. And whilst I was previously keen to get a Kirby example, I still haven’t bought one and no longer feel particularly compelled to get one. Also, there is always Kirby art coming up in auctions or with dealers. So it doesn’t feel like there is any urgency. Thanks for the insight @delekkerste
  4. I did scratch my head and wonder, if US tax law is anything like the UK, how anyone would deduct any portion of these purchases from their taxable income if they weren’t paying directly to a registered charity. Thanks for clarifying.
  5. Excellent page. This period of X-Men is before my time, but this certainly seems like an important and meaningful story page. Congratulations!
  6. @Bronty @vodou I enjoyed reading this exchange! 😁 Kim Jung Gi !
  7. Ah right, the ‘is it moral just because it’s legal’ issue. Thanks Glen.
  8. What was the Byrne v Miller 1987position?
  9. I believe the thread was bumped due to Joe Sinnott sadly passing away; it was mentioned in this thread that he refused to sign the fake FF48 cover.
  10. You can blame @alxjhnsn and his ‘teach-a-man-to-fish’ for that. 😉 We can’t really begrudge reps and artists of their pricing for tomorrow of the art from newer comic books. They see how great artists in the 80s and 90s sold their art to collectors for next to nothing and now that art goes for tens of thousands, whilst those artists get no benefit of that; the newer artists would naturally want to avoid such a situation. Now, if they price their art to the point that no one is buying at all, then that’s also a lesson to them. But from what I’ve seen, art from current comics generally sells well and sells fast.
  11. As far as I’m concerned, seeing something listed double or more above what I consider reasonable is only MARGINALLY better than the ‘make offer’ crowd. I wouldn’t want to engage with either. I have a friend who makes tons of low ball offers at 50% or less. Most sellers don’t respond or politely reject, and sometimes not so politely reject. Once in a while, he manages to reach a deal. It sounds exhausting and I just don’t have the energy for that, at least not for something that’s supposed to be a fun hobby.
  12. I dunno about this. If I see something listed at double or more than what I consider to be reasonable or FMV, it’s extremely unlikely I’d bother making an offer. As a general rule, I’d never want to offer less than 70% of the asking price. By asking double or more, I’ll just assume that the seller has an unrealistic expectation and it’s unlikely we’ll reach an agreement, so making an offer will just end up being a waste of mental effort and time. As far as I’m concerned, those items might as well be one of those Coollines “make offer” situations.
  13. @Turtle I use an online framing/matte service in the UK where I specify the size of matte and the aperture. So it comes pre-cut.
  14. This feels like a real moral dilemma. I’d say do it, it’s no good having the art hidden away in the book. But at the same time it feel sacrilegious to cut the art out. Sorry if I’m only adding to the indecision.
  15. @Varanis Great interview. It was awesome seeing such an unique and one of a kind OA collection and having the artist right there talking about it at the same time. Thanks for sharing.