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    Learning the Ropes

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  1. Thanks for your help. I will.
  2. How would I go about finding him?
  3. The size is 10½ in. × 7¼ in. Is that considered a large sheet of paper?
  4. My wife gets this question frequently. How long did it take you to paint that? She does realistic still life oil painting. Her answer is usually tempered by a reflection on how long she has worked to get this good, but ultimately buyers really want to know, actually how long? She now acknowledges her workplace schedules to collectors as best she can just to satisfy their curiosity. It is a place where a conversation can then continue, since everyone uses their time in a personal way. David  It would never occur to me too ask someone how long it takes to paint/create something. Then to try to equate the price with the amount of hours it took?
  5. It definitely helps to have a point of reference. I expect my drawing isn't worth nearly that much.
  6. Yes, that was what I was referring to. This was the only comic in the collection of about 40 golden age comics that had this issue. I thought maybe he did something different to this one.
  7. Armed with fresh knowledge about pressing and cleaning, I reinspected the comics now in my possession and noticed that a few of them may have been cleaned and/or pressed. As you can see in the pics, It looks like some color bled from front and back cover through to their respective inside pages. Was this a failed attempt at cleaning? I thought it was weird that only the red color bled through. How does it affect the grade? The back cover looks as blurry and faded in person as it does in the picture. So far, I've had 18 comics graded. One golden age comic came back with an amateur restoration grading. I had no clue it was restored. I can't even see it. The majority of the other comics I sent out in the first batch we're silver age, so maybe they were in better condition, not needing restoration. Before I have anymore comics graded (all golden age), should I get a black light to see if restoration has been done? Since restoration seems to be taboo, I'm not sure if it would be worth them getting graded and encapsulated. Thanks in advance for your input!
  8. Ok, message me your address. I'll ship it right out for you to inspect. Also, what makes you think CBCS didn't have an expert look at it? How else do companies get signatures and artwork authenticated? I've had dozens of signatures authenticated from this collection. There are in-house people who are hired to authenticate signatures.
  9. I originally did a super high res scan, 1200 dpi, but I was afraid it would look distorted on the message boards.
  10. Thanks. I don't know how much my brother went in there after the early 90s, but it couldn't hurt to ask.
  11. Ugh. He had a lot of receipts and notes inserted in books. He had (and I still have) thousands of books. I know I tossed a lot of them. Guess I'll do some more digging. He made a lot of comic purchases through a shop called Zanadu Comics in Seattle. I just checked and they closed in 2018. I'm pretty sure I'd remember a receipt for this drawing. My sister also left half of my brother's belongings in his apartment when the movers came to move the boxes that I spent three days packing. It still makes me sick to think about.
  12. I agree. Based on the backstory, it sounds like you most likely have a legitimate Fraz sketch. Do your diligence and list at a big auction house and I would think you will do well. I don't think I meet the requirements to auction it at Heritage. I'll check out Hakes.
  13. A good chunk of my brother's comic books are Frazetta related. The provenance is he had more than a few collections of comics, books, artwork, records, concert posters, movie posters, etc. I had books signed by Ray Bradbury, Walt Disney, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, he even had a letter from friggin' Charles Dickens in his collection. All signatures were authenticated before the books were auctioned off. If you need the name and phone number of the auction house, I'll be more than happy to provide it. Say what you want about CBCS but Beckett's is a very trustworthy source for signature authentication and I have no reason to believe they got this one wrong. But hey, you do you, Debbie Downer.
  14. I have come across items he had hidden in his book collection. I've been through all of them more than once, Hoping to make another discovery. Curvy lady sketch would be clutch.