Glynn Crain Illustration SF art Collection to be sold by HA.COM
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I guess I can’t expect anything else given the situation ;)

Im sure the piece is Very nice. 

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Congrats to the new owner of the Whelan Foundation's Edge painting. I thought that one looked spectacular.

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I love the art but it's out of my league so I don't know the market. It looks like almost everything went way over estimates (and I know houses are always conservative on estimates)... So many one of a kind pieces and many covers from iconic books i've had or have.

Were these results good, great or spectacular? A few seemed like the latter (The Asimov Gnome Press Foundation cover, for instance, was many multiples of the estimate)

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15 hours ago, Surfing Alien said:

Were these results good, great or spectacular?

The results on the pieces I was following were pretty spectacular.

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47 minutes ago, tth2 said:

The results on the pieces I was following were pretty spectacular.

I guess this is the time to be selling... :idea: 

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I'm really shocked the results were as strong as they were considering the overall illustration art market. I guess we're still in the demographic sweet spot for this scifi material and the marketing of this collection generated enough excitement to override the summertime selling slump. I stand corrected!

Is the second wave of material this high-end or no?

Back to comics... I found it interesting that the Schultz 2015 piece was so far ahead of the vintage covers. Looks like people pay up for Schultz for one reason regardless of vintage: Hannah.

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I think we are past demographic sweet spots on that material tbh but it’s really nice art.... I imagine an 50k HJ Ward painting presents an awful lot better than a 50k Joe Schmucklack Drekvengers cover, so the HJ Ward will have it’s fans

 

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On 8/13/2019 at 10:59 AM, Bronty said:

I love love love St John

A class unto himself.  Found the prices to be very strong on almost every lot.  One's I was following/bidding on but didn't win included Krenkel's good but not great Land before Time illustration $3500, Ken Barr's fantastic book cover $4750, Severin's watercolor of photocopied line art for a staggering $7500 and all the pulps.  Prices remind me of the Berk auction.  

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7 hours ago, BCarter27 said:

I'm really shocked the results were as strong as they were considering the overall illustration art market. I guess we're still in the demographic sweet spot for this scifi material and the marketing of this collection generated enough excitement to override the summertime selling slump. I stand corrected!

 

6 hours ago, Bronty said:

I think we are past demographic sweet spots on that material tbh but it’s really nice art.... I imagine an 50k HJ Ward painting presents an awful lot better than a 50k Joe Schmucklack Drekvengers cover, so the HJ Ward will have it’s fans

I, too, am surprised about the strength of the results.  I can only surmise that, despite being past the demographic sweet spots on this material, there are still enough buyers in this cohort of 50, 60 and 70 somethings to support a sale of quality material like this in 2019.  That said, I suspect that, if the material was to be re-sold 20 years from now, it would be/will be a very different story. 

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5 hours ago, delekkerste said:

 

I, too, am surprised about the strength of the results.  I can only surmise that, despite being past the demographic sweet spots on this material, there are still enough buyers in this cohort of 50, 60 and 70 somethings to support a sale of quality material like this in 2019.  That said, I suspect that, if the material was to be re-sold 20 years from now, it would be/will be a very different story. 

This is not my area but...

I think part of the reason for strong results is that it’s a nice grouping of difficult material all for sale at once.  

 

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3 hours ago, Bronty said:

This is not my area but...

I think part of the reason for strong results is that it’s a nice grouping of difficult material all for sale at once.  

 

Good point; I'm sure that helped, and Heritage I'm sure did everything they could to bring in the buyers.  Which is probably why the auction took so long; they needed time to track down all the geezers who might be interested in this material that don't use e-mail or social media. :p 

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hahah!   well, we all get old! :preach:

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On 8/14/2019 at 12:29 PM, delekkerste said:
On 8/14/2019 at 11:40 AM, tth2 said:

The results on the pieces I was following were pretty spectacular.

I guess this is the time to be selling... :idea: 

I'm actually leaning this way.  Although I like a good deal as much as the next guy, I've never been a cheapskate when it comes to books or OA that I really like/want.  But when in auction after auction I find myself not even close to being the underbidder anymore, let alone winning, it's generally a sign that it's time for me to sell.

This formula has generally served me well during my collecting career.

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I was watching a lot more books than artwork and prices seemed very strong.  I really wanted to snag Man in the High Castle but it closed at $5250.

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2 hours ago, batman_fan said:

I was watching a lot more books than artwork and prices seemed very strong.  I really wanted to snag Man in the High Castle but it closed at $5250.

Yeah, the prices of the books were crazy too.  I follow sales of ERB first editions with original dust jackets and the prices in this auction were stunning.

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