Playboy collection- want to sell, need advice
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I inherited a large playboy collection.  I want to sell the collection. I know it is worth a lot.  I have researched values, but not sure how/where to sell them.  Here is a partial list and photos of the first one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Inventory Qty
   
Playboy - 1953 - Marilyn Monroe - First Issue- CGC rated 8.0 1
Playboy - 1953 - Marilyn Monroe - First Issue- copy issue 1
Playboy - 1954 - January 1
1954 - (2 playboy trading cards) 2
Miss March (Delores Del Monte) 1954- signed 8 1/2 x 11 (2) 2
Playboy - 1954 - February 1
Playboy - 1954 - March - SIGNED – certified 1
Playboy - 1954 - April 1
Playboy - 1954 - May 2
Playboy - 1954 - June 1
Playboy - 1954 - July 1
Playboy - 1954 - August 2
Playboy - 1954 - September 1
Playboy - 1954 - Octiber 1
Playboy - 1954 - November 1
Playboy - 1954 - December 1
Playboy - 1955 - January 1
Playboy - 1955 - February 3
Playboy - 1955 - April 4
Playboy - 1955 - May 2
Playboy - 1955 - June 3
Playboy - 1955 - July 4
Playboy - 1955 - August 1
Playboy - 1955 - September 1
Playboy - 1955 - October 2
Playboy - 1955 - November 1
Playboy - 1955 - December 1
Playboy - 1956 - January 2
Playboy - 1956 - February 2
Playboy - 1956 - March 1
Playboy - 1956 - April- Bunny cover 2
Playboy - 1956 - May 2
Playboy - 1956 - June 2
Playboy - 1956 - July 2
Playboy - 1956 - August 2
Playboy - 1956 - September 2
Playboy - 1956 - October 2
Playboy - 1956 - November 3
Playboy - 1956 - December 2
Playboy - 1957 - January 2
Playboy - 1957 - February 2
Playboy - 1957 - March 2
Playboy - 1957 - April 2
Playboy - 1957 - May 2
Playboy - 1957 - June 1
Playboy - 1957 - October 1
Playboy - 1957 - November 1
Playboy - 1957 - December 1
Playboy - 1958 - January 1
Playboy - 1958 - February 1
Playboy - 1958 - March 1
Playboy - 1958 - April 1
Playboy - 1958 - May 1
Playboy - 1958 - June 3
Playboy - 1958 - August 1
Playboy - 1958 - September 1
Playboy - 1958 - October 1
Playboy - 1958 - November 1
Playboy - 1958 - December 1
Playboy - 1959 - January 1
Playboy - 1959 - February 1
Playboy - 1959 - March 1
Playboy - 1959 - April 1
Playboy - 1959 - May 1
Playboy - 1959 - June 1
Playboy - 1959 - August 1
Playboy - 1959 - September 1
Playboy - 1959 - October 1
Playboy - 1959 - November 1
Playboy - 1959 - December 1
Playboy - 1960 - February 1
Playboy - 1960 - March 1
Playboy - 1960 - April 1
Playboy - 1960 - May 1
Playboy - 1960 - June 1
Playboy - 1960 - July 1
Playboy - 1960 - August 1
Playboy - 1960 - September 1
Playboy - 1960 - October 1
Playboy - 1960 - November 1
Playboy - 1960 - December 1
Playboy - 1961 - January 1
Playboy - 1961 - February 1
Playboy - 1961 - March 1
Playboy - 1961 - April 1
Playboy - 1961 - May 1
Playboy - 1961 - June 1
Playboy - 1961 - July 1
Playboy - 1961 - August 1
Playboy - 1961 - September 1
Playboy - 1961 - October 1
Playboy - 1961 - November 1
Playboy - 1961 - December 1
Playboy - 1962 - May 9
Playboy - 1962 - June 7
Playboy - 1963 - June 2
Playboy - 1964 - January 1
Playboy - 1964 - February 1
Playboy - 1964 - March 1
Playboy - 1964 - April 1
Playboy - 1964 - May 1
Playboy - 1964 - June 1
Playboy - 1964 - July 1
Playboy - 1964 - August 1
Playboy - 1964 - September 1
Playboy - 1964 - October 1
Playboy - 1964 - November 1
Playboy - 1964 - December 1
Playboy - 1965 - January 1
Playboy - 1965 - February 1
Playboy - 1965 - March 1
Playboy - 1965 - April 1
Playboy - 1965 - May 1
Playboy - 1965 - June 1
Playboy - 1965 - July 1
Playboy - 1965 - August 1
Playboy - 1965 - September 2
Playboy - 1965 - October 1
Playboy - 1965 - November 1
Playboy - 1965 - December 1
1966 Playboy Magazine (Special Parody Issue & Harvard Lampoon Parody Of Playboy) 2
   
Playboy - 1966 - January 1
Playboy - 1966 - February 1
Playboy - 1966 - March 1
Playboy - 1966 - April 1
Playboy - 1966 - May 1
Playboy - 1966 - June 1
Playboy - 1966 - July 1
Playboy - 1966 - August 1
Playboy - 1966 - September 1
Playboy - 1966 - October 1
Playboy - 1966 - November 2
Playboy - 1966 - December 1
Playboy - 1968 - January 1
Playboy - 1968 - May 1
Playboy - 1968 - December 1
Playboy - 1969 - 15th Holiday Anniversary 1
Playboy - 1974 - May 1
Playboy - 1976 - November 1
Playboy - 1979 - March 1
Playboy - 1990 - February 2
Playboy - 1992 - May 2
Playboy - 1993 - June 2
Playboy - 1997 - January 1
Playboy - 1998 - August 1
Playboy - 1999 - March 1
Playboy - 2000 - January Millenium 1
Playboy - 2002 - June 1
Playboy - 2007 - January 1
Playboy - 2011 - January 1
Playboy - 1999 - 45th Expo Collector Cards 1
Playboy Centerfold Cards Limited Edition Sets (Hundreds of cards
 
Folder of Centerfolds from early editions  
Playboy - 1986 - April 1
Playboy - 1990 3
Playboy - 1992 - Dec 1
Playboy - 1994 - June 1
Playboy - 1994 - Oct 1
Playboy - 1995- January 1
Playboy - 1995 - August 1
Playboy - 1997 - April 1
Playboy - 2000 - January 1
Playboy - 2001 - June 1
Playboy - 2002 - June 1
Playboy - 2004 - June 1

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Send that graded #1 to one of the big auction houses.  That's a 5-figure mag.    

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Please accept my condolences.

From what I've heard, Heritage is the best place to go through for Playboy magazines. I hope this helps, and welcome to the boards...

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18 hours ago, chrisco37 said:

Send that graded #1 to one of the big auction houses.  That's a 5-figure mag.    

We sold one at a big auction house and we were robbed.  It was a signed first edition... I don't want to make that mistake again.

 

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16 hours ago, The Lions Den said:

Please accept my condolences.

From what I've heard, Heritage is the best place to go through for Playboy magazines. I hope this helps, and welcome to the boards...

Thank you!!!!

 

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12 minutes ago, Jshorrock said:

We sold one at a big action house and we were robbed.  It was a signed first edition... I don't want to make that mistake again.

 

At a real auction house, or an online comic house?

I think the message you replied to was suggesting one of the "big" comic book-selling online auction houses.

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1 minute ago, TwoPiece said:

At a real auction house, or an online comic house?

I think the message you replied to was suggesting one of the "big" comic book-selling online auction houses.

Correct.   I was referring to Heritage, C-Link, CC...

I don't track Playboys, but as someone else mentioned, maybe HA is the best venue.   

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1 minute ago, TwoPiece said:

At a real auction house, or an online comic house?

I think the message you replied to was suggesting one of the "big" comic book-selling online auction houses.

It was Skinner.

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2 minutes ago, Jshorrock said:

It was Skinner.

Do you mind sharing how you got robbed? Didn't receive payout? Sold for way under perceived value?

Was it auctioned to in-person crowd or online?

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4 hours ago, TwoPiece said:

Do you mind sharing how you got robbed? Didn't receive payout? Sold for way under perceived value?

Was it auctioned to in-person crowd or online?

online and it sold for way under what it was worth.

 

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16 hours ago, The Lions Den said:

Please accept my condolences.

From what I've heard, Heritage is the best place to go through for Playboy magazines. I hope this helps, and welcome to the boards...

 

32 minutes ago, chrisco37 said:

Correct.   I was referring to Heritage, C-Link, CC...

I don't track Playboys, but as someone else mentioned, maybe HA is the best venue.   

is HA Heritage?  I am new to all this, but determined to do it right.

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Granted, there are always potential pitfalls in any kind of venture such as this, but if you want to move all the material at one time, it's probably best to consult a place like Heritage. This is exactly the kind of thing they specialize in. If you'd rather move the material in a more measured fashion, you could contact a place like Comiclink. Either way, I wish you the best of luck...  :wishluck:

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25 minutes ago, The Lions Den said:

Granted, there are always potential pitfalls in any kind of venture such as this, but if you want to move all the material at one time, it's probably best to consult a place like Heritage. This is exactly the kind of thing they specialize in. If you'd rather move the material in a more measured fashion, you could contact a place like Comiclink. Either way, I wish you the best of luck...  :wishluck:

Thank you!

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I know somebody who sold the first twenty or so issues that were CGC graded through HA. He got a lot of cash for #1. You should do quite well with that issue, and the others.

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12 hours ago, Jshorrock said:

online and it sold for way under what it was worth.

 

Thats's not the auction house fault, just bad luck and or not a good auction house to sell that type of media most likely.

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On 2/22/2019 at 10:28 PM, Xenosmilus said:

Thats's not the auction house fault, just bad luck and or not a good auction house to sell that type of media most likely.

That was my thought. I just did not know enough at the time to realize it was the wrong venue.

 

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On 2/22/2019 at 8:37 PM, evilskip said:

I know somebody who sold the first twenty or so issues that were CGC graded through HA. He got a lot of cash for #1. You should do quite well with that issue, and the others.

Thanks

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