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  1. FWIW I just received a Consignment payment from MCS, but it was dated 3/27 Also I noticed that I had not recieved an EMail from CHuck this week. Went to the website and it looks like no new books added to inventory since Saturday. Looks like he was shut down I still contend that the attendance at the live portion of Heritages online auctions MUST be way down. Maybe that is why only one of my 3 offerings from Saturday session the March signature Auction received a single bid from the floor.. For that matter neither did my HULK 181 in the earlier auction.
  2. here are the last couple I got from Blissard and even included another First Series
  3. Here are a couple Roy Rogers from my recent batch from Blissard
  4. I will see your Magoo And raise you Two Mousketeers
  5. many of the upgrades I got from Bliss are file copies , so that is always nice I was very weak on Little LuLu's. Not so much after these. Still missing the First #74
  6. Well I got absolutely hosed on my entries in the March signature auctions My New Book of Comics #2 5.5 sold for barely half of either guide or the last heritage sale from just December. Never heard one word from my heritage rep, nor do I expect to. What can he say? " sorry we suck" Once they had my books last September their communications were basically non existent
  7. here are a few I recently picked up from Blissard. WHile none of these filled holes, they were all nice upgrades
  8. So is there any discussion of the actual movie in this thread? I saw it last weekend and enjoyed it. Going to see The Invisible Man in an hour. It is comic related as I have an invisible man comic
  9. Finished, at least for now, a redesign of my spreadsheet to be able to produce a concise 1 page want list that distinguishes missing from upgrades. Many thanks to kaculler for providing me with the Title Index so I could import the data While the new style is much more cluttered than the one I came up with a few years ago, I think that adding the title and and current grade is very valuable
  10. And my last book just closed at well under either value or even 10% the last comp for the book from 6 years ago
  11. ANd my Seven Seas Big Apple was 1/3rd less than the book sold for last year
  12. OUCH my New Book #2 closed at barely 1/2 what the same book sold for in Decmeber
  13. I had to go back and read what I actually wrote. Meant to say biggest of the 25 lots I consigned through heritage, and the biggest sale of a book for me in my 55 years as a reader/collector/part-time dealer/investor/four color collector in comic books. Got a few other Early golden age books closing tomorrow like New Book of Comics #2
  14. For the first time ever I watched the live streaming of the Thursday session It was fun seeing several of the books increase 5 fold in the 2 minutes it took. I sold the biggest lot in that session Was both happy and disappointed for the Highest graded Special Edition #1 to reach auction in well over a decade to only jump from 3100 to 3700. To me that is a big book. Could not even imagine paying/owning a 50K book
  15. Updating my spreadsheets to track all the new books since last year. I realized that upping my average grade to a 5.0 is going to be the most difficult of my 2020 goals Since I have about 1250 books, increasing the average grade by even .1 would take an additional 125 "points" which translates to replacing 25 at 2.5 with 7.5's Making it even harder I am focusing on adding books that are either First Series or under 100 which are usually going to below my current 4.6 average grade Here are two of my most recent additions/upgrades from MCS
  16. Hulk closed at 2001. nipping the other bidder who was at 2000 The 4 books I bought as an investment back about 15 years ago are closing this week starting off with the Special Edition #1 TOMORROW. This is the nicest copy of the first book devoted to Captain Marvel in well over a decade During that closing I will likely be at the Retina specialist getting a pelet inserted into my EYE via needle. Hoping to stop the diabetic retinopathy Remember if you win one of my books I will purchase some of your FOUR COLORS
  17. Still looking for Key Four Colors Have 4 nice books closing this week on Heritage led off by a 6.5 copy of Special Edition #1, The first comic devoted solely to Captain Marvel. This is the nicest copy of this Key book that has been up for auction in over a decade. Hopefully someone will want this book
  18. I think this is a generally accepted list 1217 Ken and Barbie #1 01-053-207 1228 Bonanza 01-070-207 1277 Mother Moose 01-530-207 1292 Cain’s Hundred #1 01-094-207 1314 Donald Duck Album 01-204-207 1315 Follow the Sun 01-280-207 1316 King Leanardo 01-390-207 1317 Laramie 01-418-207 1318 Leave it to Beaver 01-428-207 1319 Lolly and Pepper 01-459-207 1320 Man From Wells fargo 01-495-207 1321 Marge’s Lulu and Tubby in Japan 01-476-207 1322 The Prince and the Pauper 01-654-207 1323 National Velvet 01-556-207 1324 Pixie Dixie and Mr. Jinx 01-631-207 1325 The Real McCoy’s 01-689-207 1326 The Twilight Zone 01-860-207 1327 The Untouchables 01-879-207 1329 1329 This is unusual. Ben casey seems to fit the spot (#1 ) 12-063-207 1362 However Gyro Gearloose also seems to fit the spot. In fact I have a Gyro Gearloose in a CGC case titled Four Color #1329, despite the fact that 1329 is listed nowhere on the title or indica. 1331 Blue Phantom #1 01-066-208 1334 Dazey’s Diary 01-174-208 1338 Fury 01-292-208 1339 1339 Rawhide 01-684-208 1340 Beany and Cecil 01-057-209 1342 Brenda Lee’s Life Story 01-078-209 1343 Bullwinkle 01-090-209 1344 Drift Marlo #1 01-232-209 1345 Famous Indian Tribes #1 12-264-209 1346 1346; Jungle War Stories #1 01-384-209 1347 King Of Diamonds 01-391-209 1351 The Magic Sword 12-496-209 1352 Ponytail #1 12-641-209 1353 77 Sunset Strip 01-742-209 1363 The Twist 01-864-209 1355 Bonanza 01-070-210 1356 The Three Stooges Meet Hercules 01-828-208 1357 Mickey Mouse Album 12-518-210 1358 National Velvet 12-556-210 1359 The Twilight Zone 12-860-210 1360 The Untouchables 12-879-210 1361 (q?) Walt Disney’s Goofy Scoutmaster 12-308-211
  19. I think by the end of March I should be down to under 100. At some point I will have to officially incorporate the "missing Four COlors to my spreadsheet. I did my best to track them down on and added about 20 to my want list there. Here is one I just got from Heritage where U have consigned a small box of books last year.
  20. Now that I have so much more data accessible I have been doing more statistical analysis My longest unbroken streak is between 598-672 for 75 consecutive issues. the next best ones are only 45 and 43 issues the average grade of my books is only 4.63 with the lowest grades in the below 100 section as we would expect, in the low 3's but the highest grades are in the 6,7, 8 and 1100s all of which are just over 5. My goal for 2020 is add at least 25 missing books and upgrade at least 50. Would love to bring the average grade up to at least 5.0 as well
  21. Just got this Missing FOur Color in last week Common Wisdom seemed to have this as number 1344 based on a number of 01-232-209 AS you can see the actual number is 01-232-207 meaning it was Not a September issue, but was instead issues in July of 1962. I would argue that this was the 5th of the missing books and should be more like issue 1314
  22. Still looking for Ket/missing Four COlors Anybody have a nice group for me that would rather have my Hulk 181 in 7.0 that is up this week on Heritage? It is currently at 1650. If you win it at say 2,000 you will pay 2400 including BP and I will net 1,800 to spend on your Four COlors
  23. All 6 books are open for bidding Led off by the Hulk 181 already at $1,250 Hoping all of my sales via Heritage auctions yield enough to pay for the 2016 Mercedes B250e I bought my wife last year just prior to consigning last September To paraphrase Chicago voting "Bid Early and Bid Often" Thanks for looking