Heritage May 16 - 18 Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
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2 minutes ago, aokartman said:

4.5 million dollar reserve on Egyptian Queen.  Watching!  Not bidding.  Disable bidding.  David

"Bargain" hunters shot down... this is one way to move the needle from $2.6m.

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1 minute ago, AnkurJ said:

5.4 mill with the BP. Then add tax.

Yep...

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She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

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37 minutes ago, AnkurJ said:

5.4 mill with the BP. Then add tax.

and shipping!

 

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On 4/27/2019 at 2:24 PM, mtlevy1 said:

The Clash were amazing - not sure they were the only band that matters but damn they were great!

They are “the only band that matters”. It’s a real shame their dysfunction ripped them apart. Jones and Strummer were musical geniuses. 

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On 4/10/2019 at 1:01 PM, delekkerste said:

If anyone is putting up these other pieces to play for the Frazetta, they are wasting their time - it's like throwing rocks at a tank when you'll need bazooka-sized sales to finance this purchase. I think it's going to go - by hook or by crook - a lot higher than people here seem to think. In fact, upon further reflection, I'm revising my previous prediction of a 4-handle ($4 million plus) or higher result to a 5-handle or higher result. A $5 million-plus Frazetta sale is just too good a publicity/marketing/market-moving data point to pass up and I predict HA will make it happen. I don't consider that to be either optimistic or cynical - just realistic. 

 

On 4/25/2019 at 8:58 PM, delekkerste said:

In a sale with no reserve (stated or otherwise), no guarantees, no stalking horses, no bidding by the house or its employees, etc. you might be right about that.  

But, we might as well be talking about an alternate universe. Don't be a fool, of course EQ is going to sell for more than $5 million all-in. #byhookorbycrook :makepoint: 

If anyone is dumb enough to think the $4.5 million ($5.4 million with the juice) reserve on Egyptian Queen isn't going to get tripped, I've got a block of Fyre Festival VIP tickets to sell them.

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The other Frazetta went from something like $80k to reserve of $250k

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30 minutes ago, delekkerste said:

 

If anyone is dumb enough to think the $4.5 million ($5.4 million with the juice) reserve on Egyptian Queen isn't going to get tripped, I've got a block of Fyre Festival VIP tickets to sell them.

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I figure they've got a guarantee of that amount.  The plot thickens if it goes higher.

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1 minute ago, glendgold said:

I figure they've got a guarantee of that amount.  The plot thickens if it goes higher.

Given the consistent pattern we've seen of high reserves all getting tripped the day before the live auction, I would wager that many/most/all of these high-end Frazetta lots have carried some form of guarantee. I don't know if it's all Jim/Heritage, and/or if a third party/parties are getting in on the action, but, it is by far the most logical explanation for this fact pattern. As a mutual friend of ours queried a while back, "who on earth that really wanted to buy one of these would tip their hand early by tripping a reserve that everyone thought was high?" EXACTLY. And, then, when it keeps happening, there is no other plausible explanation that all of these lots carry a guarantee, and tripping the reserves before the live auction tells other bidders that the piece is definitely going to sell, with a real money buyer establishing a floor (so banish any thoughts of it going RNM and you getting it cheaper). 

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Now, I am thinking it will hit $7.5-$8 million. I originally thought it would be over $5,000,000.

Scary what this will do to his market.

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Meh!  Who cares about Frazetta when there’s so much Spidey goodness in this auction. 

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1 hour ago, Rick2you2 said:

Now, I am thinking it will hit $7.5-$8 million. I originally thought it would be over $5,000,000.

Scary what this will do to his market.

We've switched places prediction wise!   I was thinking it might just do 7+ number like that before but after seeing the reserve I'm thinking it only gets a bid or two past reserve.

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12 hours ago, comix4fun said:

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lol

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12 hours ago, AnkurJ said:

130k reserve on the Byrne DPS

Consignors have really got their expectations built up in this auction.  

The reserve on the Barks WDCS 165 cover is $48k with the BP.

I think the day Gene has been dreaming of is coming soon, where expectations/greed goes up so much that reserves on high profile pieces are set so high that they start not being met, which then suddenly creates negative sentiment in the market which then rapidly develops into mass panic. 

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12 minutes ago, tth2 said:

I think the day Gene has been dreaming of is coming soon, where expectations/greed goes up so much that reserves on high profile pieces are set so high that they start not being met, which then suddenly creates negative sentiment in the market which then rapidly develops into mass panic. 

Nah. 

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20 minutes ago, tth2 said:

Consignors have really got their expectations built up in this auction.  

The reserve on the Barks WDCS 165 cover is $48k with the BP.

I think the day Gene has been dreaming of is coming soon, where expectations/greed goes up so much that reserves on high profile pieces are set so high that they start not being met, which then suddenly creates negative sentiment in the market which then rapidly develops into mass panic. 

What do we say to the God of Death?

Not today. 

 

lol

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2 hours ago, Rick2you2 said:

Now, I am thinking it will hit $7.5-$8 million. I originally thought it would be over $5,000,000.

Scary what this will do to his market.

And Fritz's market is a scary one to begin with...

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5 minutes ago, delekkerste said:
25 minutes ago, tth2 said:

I think the day Gene has been dreaming of is coming soon, where expectations/greed goes up so much that reserves on high profile pieces are set so high that they start not being met, which then suddenly creates negative sentiment in the market which then rapidly develops into mass panic. 

Nah. 

Now I'm really scared. :eek:

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12 hours ago, AnkurJ said:

130k reserve on the Byrne DPS

I'm surprised there's even a reserve, especially at a level below where the piece sold for in 2015. Surely it's unnecessary to have a reserve that low. (shrug) 

 

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3 minutes ago, tth2 said:

Now I'm really scared. :eek:

its a little unsettling lol

 

3 minutes ago, delekkerste said:

I'm surprised there's even a reserve, especially at a level below where the piece sold for in 2015. Surely it's unnecessary to have a reserve that low. (shrug) 

 

agreed.  why bother.

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