Zanga

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  1. Zanga

    Original Marvel Sketch - evaluation

    Yeah I’m going to enquire as to whether I can return it. I fully am aware that stan’s signature is brand new. Which is fine. But the heft of the price is on the fact that it’s an original piece of art. Which I’ve always doubted. Will keep you guys updated.
  2. Zanga

    Original Marvel Sketch - evaluation

    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I’ve been quiet for a spell as this thread has given me much food for thought. It pains me to say it but this piece did cost me a lot. And as some of the comments allude I was led to believe it was an original. Not nice to have something that you doubt on a wall. I was very excited to have an original piece from one of the greats that shaped my childhood. Not sure what to do with this going forward because unless I open the frame I can’t check under the whiteout. Again thank you all for teaching me more about this subject and your valuable insights on this piece. Better to know than not know eh?
  3. Zanga

    Original Marvel Sketch - evaluation

    I found it very strange that the whiteout is there. Interestingly there is a bit of whiteout above the beetles head and in between Spider-Man’s legs too. It could just be to mask a smudge or even the beginning of a dedication. I appreciate your comment in playing devils advocate with regards to its authenticity age-wise. I’m unsure as to why people think this is a poor copy of the ams 21 as it looks almost identical imo. This piece has always bugged me that the previous owner couldn’t give me a 100% record of its origin as it was sold to me via an art gallery and perhaps foolishly I’ve assumed it to be of genuine worth. Id like to point out that I’ve not bought this to sell on, just to have a unique piece of marvel art from the guys from the time and if this isn’t it then it annoys me greatly. Thank you all for your input, it’s given me food for thought.
  4. Zanga

    Original Marvel Sketch - evaluation

    Well that would be very annoying if that is the case. When I purchase it I was confused why it was whited out. But it was framed and had a letter of prominence to show it was over 30 years old. Thanks for your input however. As an aside the shop was upfront in saying that the Stan Lee signature was added prior to the sale of the collection. So I know it holds less value in and of itself. It's not nice feeling duped, so if anyone can prop up my enthusiasm for this purchase for the future that would be great
  5. Zanga

    Original Marvel Sketch - evaluation

    Oh yeah, I know Stan would write on anything, but being in the UK getting a signature from him is trickier. This piece was provided to me 'somewhat authenticated' through a reputable art gallery. So it should be fairly honest in it's origins. It came from a private collection, with the previous owner stating it was done by one of the original comic illustrators. I was just hoping to find out if there was any way authenticate the originator as from looking online it appears to be problematic. Thanks for responding though, I really appreciate it.
  6. Recently I came into possession of a piece of art done way back in the day of the great comic book illustrators. It appears to be a recreation of the Amazing Spider-man issue 21 inside cover/page 2 where Spiderman is fighting The Beetle. In the original comic this piece was done by the legendary Steve Ditko and to my knowledge this piece looks identical to the image in the comic. And I am assured that it was created around the same time. To that effect it was signed by Stan Lee as he is certain of it's age but not able to clarify the artist (as he's, you know, getting on a bit). Does anybody know if there is a way to authenticate the original artist? I know it can sometimes happen through a signature but other than what could possibly be behind some tip-ex there is no signature to analyse on this piece. I've attached the image for reference. I'm just curious as to whether this can be done as I'm very proud of owning this piece and want piece of mind as to it's value, otherwise I won't be so proud Thanks in advance.
  7. Yeah I've heard other commentors on other threads mentioning his degrading eyesight, useful 2 cents!
  8. That was really thorough and informative, thank you very much, I'll have a ponder. Lovely community
  9. My apologies I've just clicked that the listing you suggested is exactly what I was after! In your opinion how much would you expect a piece like this to be worth? Before I try and negotiate the price down too much or not enough.
  10. That's really useful information, thank you so much! Finding graded copies of this comic is really simple, it's the stan lee ss bit that seems to be an issue. I'd gladly buy a standard cgc grading and get Stan to sign it if I could figure out how to do that from the UK. Thank you for your help though!
  11. Haha, good to know. I've looked into it and I can't seem to get my head around who to send the comic to and whether they are able to go to where Stan is and get him to sign it before grading it and sending it back. Obviously I'd prefer this route but there are many sites boasting that they can do this (which I have no idea about how good or bad they are) and I can't bank on Stan being where I need him (being from the UK this all has to be done remotely) so please forgive my poor choice of words
  12. Problem is I'm in the UK, I'm not sure he travels over here. And from what I've read, to get it witnessed and graded seems like a bit of a faff. I've posted in the WTB section so hopefully someone will bite. Should I remove this thread to keep the forum pure?
  13. Hello Everyone, This is my first post so I apologise if I haven't followed the rules, just let me know and I'll amend. I am looking for a Stan Lee signed SS CGC The Amazing Spider man #21 (the issue with the beetle and the human torch) to compliment an original sketch I own from that comic. If anyone has one they are ready to part with or know how I could search for and obtain this piece It would be very much appreciated. I'm new to this world so any advice would be welcome. Looking forward to hearing from you.
  14. Hello Everyone, This is my first post so I apologise if I haven't followed the rules, just let me know and I'll amend. I am looking for a Stan Lee signed SS CGC The Amazing Spider man #21 (the issue with the beetle and the human torch) to compliment an original sketch I own from that comic. If anyone has one they are ready to part with or know how I could search for and obtain this piece It would be very much appreciated. I'm new to this world so any advice would be welcome. Looking forward to hearing from you.