Richard Rae back in the news. Selling everything.
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https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/collector-richard-rae-to-burn-leftover-vintage-comics-art-in-predeceased-estate-sale/news-story/2c0e64d71e97f80de18a1792c878e69b

"A washed-up advertising executive has produced one of his best works yet a "pre-deceased estate" sale to sell his more than $2 million art work collection.

Richard Rae worked in advertising from the age of 13 until moving into politics, orchestrated advertising campaigns for both Labor, Liberals and One Nation. But in 2008 at the age of 50 his life spiralled out of control as an ugly divorce sparked an 11-year family court battle.After years of alcoholism, depression and isolation, the man who brought the first ever international comic convention to Australia is selling his collection before he dies. What doesn't sell will be burnt six hours after Mr Rae dies.The works include paintings by David Boyd, the brother of famous Australian painter Arthur, a Conan Brothers drawing by Frank Frazetta and hundreds more original pieces.He even has original Avengers, Black Panther and Spider-Man drawings, not the comics but the actual artwork."

Edited by PhilipB2k17

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4 hours ago, PhilipB2k17 said:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/collector-richard-rae-to-burn-leftover-vintage-comics-art-in-predeceased-estate-sale/news-story/2c0e64d71e97f80de18a1792c878e69b

"A washed-up advertising executive has produced one of his best works yet a "pre-deceased estate" sale to sell his more than $2 million art work collection.

Richard Rae worked in advertising from the age of 13 until moving into politics, orchestrated advertising campaigns for both Labor, Liberals and One Nation. But in 2008 at the age of 50 his life spiralled out of control as an ugly divorce sparked an 11-year family court battle.After years of alcoholism, depression and isolation, the man who brought the first ever international comic convention to Australia is selling his collection before he dies. What doesn't sell will be burnt six hours after Mr Rae dies.The works include paintings by David Boyd, the brother of famous Australian painter Arthur, a Conan Brothers drawing by Frank Frazetta and hundreds more original pieces.He even has original Avengers, Black Panther and Spider-Man drawings, not the comics but the actual artwork."

The Re-Animated Corpse of Richard Are is back!!!!!

Beware of this slim-ball, thief and all around a s s hole!!!! He is a complete scam artist, even "fake" his own death years ago and then presented himself as the executor of Rae's estate to sell his artwork. Much of it were fakes or art he didn't own. I really had hoped he had finally died! Do not have any dealings with him, stay away!!!!!

 

 

 

Edited by Brian Peck

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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!!!!!!!

The link doesn't even work.

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The link may not work because the story is paywalled here in Oz and therefore may present further problems Stateside.

I'll echo @Brian Peck's view - steer well clear of this criminal.

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I'm confused- is he still a zombie?

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2 hours ago, Bill C said:

I'm confused- is he still a zombie?

Yup and he eats all the bad Kirby fakes

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8 hours ago, Duffman_Comics said:

The link may not work because the story is paywalled here in Oz and therefore may present further problems Stateside.

I'll echo @Brian Peck's view - steer well clear of this criminal.

Here’s a better story link, and his ad for the sale in the Adelaide Advertiser. 

 

Story: https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/collector-richard-rae-to-burn-leftover-vintage-comics-art-in-predeceased-estate-sale/news-story/2c0e64d71e97f80de18a1792c878e69b

Ad:

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/classifieds/ad/3218961/

Edited by PhilipB2k17

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You couldn't make this sh*t up . . .

I heard that Freddy Kruger has nightmares about Richard Rae.

 

Edited by The Voord

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Another gimmick from this POS 

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I never hear about this guy before,
what is the story behind?

sounds Juicy..!

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

Edited by MagnusX

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He is a *spoon*. A con-man. A shameless promoter of BS. And at the worst for our hobby, peddles in fakes, and tries to disguise them in slippery word-play. And he has been doing it for a long time. He has been nailed time and again for it. He slinks away, and then resurfaces years later, like the proverbial bad penny. He has take. People for a lot of money, and he himself sees nothing wrong with his descriptions and presentation of work, no matter how horrendously misleading they may be.

Edited by ESeffinga

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If you want to know more about Richard Rae here are some old CGC threads on him.

 

Richard Rae & The curious case of the Mike Royer light-boxed artworks . . .

 

 


Australian Original Art Scammer - Richard Rae

 

 

$20,000 Steranko/Buckler and Kirby/Royer art from Australia

 

 

 

Edited by Brian Peck

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On 5/8/2019 at 4:28 PM, PhilipB2k17 said:

What doesn't sell will be burnt six hours after Mr Rae dies.

This screams scam/hard sell tactics.

Go ahead, burn it all.

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1 hour ago, Bill C said:

This screams scam/hard sell tactics.

Go ahead, burn it all.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Bill C said:

This screams scam/hard sell tactics.

Go ahead, burn it all.

I think the only things burnt will be the people who bought art from him while he was alive.

Edited by glendgold

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Here's hoping that he fakes his death (again) and that someone burns all of his fakes six hours later...

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14 hours ago, pemart1966 said:

Here's hoping that he fakes his death (again) and that someone burns all of his fakes six hours later...

Some day he'll actually die and nobody will believe it...

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5 minutes ago, thehumantorch said:

Some day he'll actually die and nobody will believe it...

It's a comic book story, not really dead until they show the body.

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