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  1. The wife and I are refocusing. So we're bringing out some goodies... PayPal plus fees or wire transfer for U.S.. Money order or check if you want to wait for clearing. Cash pickup in Manhattan is possible. Wire transfer for international (unless you are a usual suspect, then PayPal is OK). Signature Required shipping -- USPS Priority or FedEx Home. (Express or Express Saver recommended if you are not in the northeast U.S.) Ask me questions or for more photos regarding any condition issues, but I've tried to note them in my CAF descriptions. See my CAF for prices and more details- https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=181530 _______ ***The Schultz, Sadowski JSAs, one of the Gary Frank Bats, all of the Breyfogle Detectives, and the Swan/Ordway Supes have already SOLD! ***Several of the Batman and Superman Animated drawings have SOLD. ***One of the Bagley USM pages SOLD. ***Davis Batman and other Gary Frank ON HOLD. _______ Some rare Aparo Batmans and an Adam Hughes Nexus are on auction this week in my ebay. Ending Sunday night- Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo, Batman 430 page 19 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jim-Aparo-and-Mike-DeCarlo-Batman-430-page-19/113755133709?hash=item1a7c55970d:g:z9cAAOSwrk1c4b3o Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo, Batman 419 page 15 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jim-Aparo-and-Mike-DeCarlo-Batman-419-page-15/113755131382?hash=item1a7c558df6:g:i3QAAOSwWLZc4b1c Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo, Batman 419 page 12 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jim-Aparo-and-Mike-DeCarlo-Batman-419-page-12/113755130514?hash=item1a7c558a92:g:M0QAAOSwzitc4byh Adam Hughes and John Nyberg Nexus 57 page 12, large art https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adam-Hughes-and-John-Nyberg-Nexus-57-page-12-large-art/113755121551?hash=item1a7c55678f:g:rmsAAOSwje9c4bnr ______ And here are the CAF pieces-- Alex Sanchez Batman Rogues unpub pinup https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550882 Barry Kitson and James Pascoe Empire Vol.1 issue 2 pages 22-23 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550883 Barry Kitson Empire Vol.1 issue 4 pg 14 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550884 Batman Animated production drawing - Harley Quinn https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550887 Bong Ty Dazo Justice League: The Darkseid War: Superman pages 2-3 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550890 Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund Flash (2011) 33 pg 10 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550891 Curt Swan and Dave Hunt Superman 371 page 16 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550892 Curt Swan and Frank Chiaramonte Krypton Chronicles 1 Page 5 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550893 Damion Scott Batgirl 1 page 22 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550895 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Bambi https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550953 Jungle Book painting, Disney and Me magazine, Germany, 1996 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550955 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Lion King https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550961 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Lion King https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550957 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Little Mermaid https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550952 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Snow White https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550960 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Winnie the Pooh https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550954 Disney Ravensburger puzzle merchandise painting 1990s - Winnie the Pooh https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550956 Ethan Van Sciver Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 15 p7 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550897 Ethan Van Sciver Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 5 p13 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550896 Jean Medeiros Catwoman unpub pinup https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550900 Jean Medeiros Zatanna unpub pinup https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550901 Kewber Baal Pat Savage Special page 21 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550914 Kewber Baal Pat Savage Special page 25 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550915 Kewber Baal Pat Savage Special pages 34-35 DPS https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550916 Luke Ross Heaven and Earth Vo.1 issue 1 pg 17 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550917 Luke Ross Heaven and Earth Vol.2 issue 5 pg 23 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550918 Mark Bagley and Art Thibert Ultimate Spider-Man 55 pg 9 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550919 Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna Ultimate Spider-Man 58 pg 18 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550920 Michael Gaydos Alias 5 page 2 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550923 Mike Mayhew Star Wars 20 cover prelim https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550931 Norm Breyfogle Whisper 8 pg 20 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550936 Norm Breyfogle Whisper 9 pg 21 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550937 Renato Guedes and Jose Wilson Magalhães Action Comics 850 page 21 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550938 Timothy Truman Conan RPG cover 2015 https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550947 Timothy Truman Conan RPG illustration https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1550946
  2. I prefer to take the glass half-full approach and hope that discussions like these have an educational value for future buyers (regarding the different types of guarantors and their level of financial interest in a piece.) This is a relatively new topic for the comic art hobby that the fine art world has been dealing with for awhile now. We can argue over the definition of "legit", but even if it is an accepted practice, guarantees are at the very least a significant distortion. I consider them second-cousins to shilling or a "ghost/soft reserve".
  3. But the money coming from the guarantor doesn't necessarily need to be for the full amount. Disregarding any blatant shilling scenarios (which probably don't apply here), my overall point is that these third-party guarantees aren't even considered foul play. But they muddy up the waters so much, you can't discern any kind of comp for future sales. It creates a HUGE distortion. And no shilling shenanigans are even necessary. Have a look at the link I posted a bit earlier. It lays it all out pretty well. This is a nice quote from it -- IF EQ had a guarantor, that wasn't disclosed by HA at all (the way Christie's would, for example). So let's say a speculator-guarantor bought EQ and not a collector-guarantor... Who/when/how much does it get sold for quietly?
  4. How do these guarantees usually play out in a no-bid situation? If it is going to a third-party guarantor, I hope he/she loves the painting. Because if it was a speculator getting a cut of the final, whoops... No, soup for you! And they're stuck with a piece they probably won't see all of their money back out of if they're looking to move it in the next few years. Or maybe the third party only guaranteed it up to a reasonable amount -- say $3.5M -- and HA covered the rest as a marketing expense. If I were the speculator-guarantor, that would be a better deal as I would think I was closer to FMV at $3.5M than $4.5M, if I got stuck with the piece. For those in the market for the next headlining Frazetta oil, be very wary about the actual comp here. An overview of third-party guarantees for anyone just tuning in- https://news.artnet.com/market/guarantees-new-private-sales-rip-off-insurance-became-new-normal-1290542
  5. I just sold my poster and print collection, but here were my storage methods-
  6. Let me clarify my question... by putting it not into a Comic Art auction a la the 90s, but rather the Evening Mods sale?
  7. Assuming they would even take it... Does anyone think Sotheby's or Christie's would've yielded a stronger result on EQ?
  8. Opus cover for $26K. Ouch. That's so low, I almost bid on it. Conan 10 cover at $66K. Much stronger than I thought!
  9. EQ... $3.2M was the number I had in my head and I thought we'd all be wowing over that. But that was before this guarantee stuff was visible.
  10. YESSS! This one. Agreed, but it has caught on with the military and music folk in a different way than the other paintings... enough to edge it forward in value. In such a small buyer pool, all of these things will likely add up in desirability. You can't beat the early Frazetta Conans for pure raw power though. 1. Berserker 2. Barbarian 3. Egyptian Queen Then, I'm into the Romans, Cat Queen, Sea Witch, orig Destroyer, Frost Giant's, more Conan, and things get fuzzy after that.
  11. DD1 has become a cultural icon so I understand the difference in price evaluation, and that it would probably be valued the highest. I think I posted this awhile back- But as for the actual paintings, if you don't understand why the Conan pieces are superior, I refer you to the Boris thread.