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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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  1. In order to add the masthead, they had to remove part of the keyline that was on the OA because the masthead extends up too far. So not only have they added elements, they’ve obliterated part of the art. Yeah, it’s just a keyline, but still...
  2. That’s pretty much what I said in my email to Invaluable. Which they ignored. I would have said the same thing to Jen and Paul Perry but (i) they blocked me before I could and (ii) they wouldn’t care.
  3. Ugh. Way too many of his fakes sold. A couple of “Picassos” sold for close to $2k each. Lots of others sold for $200-700. The two “Ditkos” sold for $110 and $130. I reported the fakes to Invaluable but they ignored me.
  4. I contacted Jen via the Relic Vintage Facebook page and let her know that the art was fake, and gave her the link to this thread. First she said she didn’t know what I was talking about, and then she used this fallback: “do you realize the process of sending every single piece of art to be inspected and authenticated?” And before I could reply again, she blocked me. My last message failed to go thorough.
  5. I’m going to contact Invaluable and let them know.
  6. Yes. I first contacted them via their Facebook page. Jen Perry who run it sent me a reply to say that her husband is running the auction on Invaluable and to contact him there because he doesn’t do Facebook. So I sent him a message via Invaluable and asked for more info about where he got the Ditko drawings. Paul Perry replied with the standard line: “consigned by collector, no COA, no guarantees”. I replied and let him know that the consensus among Ditko experts is that these are definitely fake, etc. He hasn’t responded.
  7. As noted above, Invaluable is a platform used by hundreds of auction houses that don’t have their own online bidding capabilities. In this instance the auction house, if you can call them that, is Relic Vintage Inc in Swansea MA. Here’s the link to the entire auction catalogue: https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/t7p6f3vazr i couldn’t find a website for Relic Vintage but google shows they have an EBay store And here’s some other info: About Categorized under Thrift Shops. Our records show it was established in 2015 and incorporated in MA. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 112725 and employs a staff of approximately 2. Contact Relic Vintage, Inc 566 Wilbur Avenue # 3 Swansea, MA 02777 (774) 294-5818 Here’s a pic of their “staff of 2” as noted above. This is from the Relic Vintage Facebook page.
  8. A little love for Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. A masterful DPS from the Tomb of Dracula B&W magazine. Fantastic visual storytelling.
  9. I haven't posted in this thread in at least a few years. Actually I haven't posted on the forum at all in a year or so. Here are a few portrait commissions I've completed in the last six months. Both are oil on canvas.
  10. Based on the jittery line work, I think Vince drank too many espressos before he inked this. Or is the seller implying that Kirby inked it himself for "Vince Colletta Thor #126"? I didn't realize that Colletta got above-the-title billing on Thor. Like "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan".
  11. This was way down on page 3. Auction opens in five days.
  12. The seller's commission listed on the HA consignment contract is 15%. The first time I consigned to HA, Joe reduced the commission to 10% because of the value of the pages I consigned. Perhaps they automatically reduce it to 10% for everyone. I don't know. Like you, I had been told that they would waive the seller's commission if you had good stuff. I asked Joe about this and he said that their minimum consignment value is $5K (total estimated value of all the pages in a single consignment), and they only waive the seller's commission for consignments with an estimated value of $100K+ or for "industry professionals". After I balked, however, he did agree to reduce the seller's commission to 7.5% for me, because at least one page I consigned will do very well for them. Have any non-professionals here consigned to HA and had the seller's commission waived entirely? Just curious if they have a "fluid" commission policy, depending on who you are.