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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:15 pm 
 

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Its the only one seen so far, and Bill Owen owned it.

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I wonder how many he has? Another one up now....


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:18 pm 
 

guessing this next one will be less than $150 (and the one after that less than $75 :lol: )


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:42 pm 
 

When they get to under $20, I'll grab one.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:18 pm 
 

probably no 5 or 6 (I'll hold out for number 12 -$3+ shipping!)

(Only joking really - I wouldn't be surprised if there are a max of 3 or 4)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:59 am 
 

This is an absolutely ludicrous price - Harn Tharda for $99. I recently recently picked up an identical item for about $15. What worries me when big Sellers do this is that they'll lead other re-sellers to buy up cheaper items and then freeze the market by over-pricing them.



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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:29 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:This is an absolutely ludicrous price - Harn Tharda for $99. I recently recently picked up an identical item for about $15. What worries me when big Sellers do this is that they'll lead other re-sellers to buy up cheaper items and then freeze the market by over-pricing them.


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I wouldn't worry too much, this guy's prices are always absolutely over the top, he sells very little except for Heroquest and Warhammer items.  That item will sit in his store for years gathering dust.



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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:50 pm 
 

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I wonder how many he has? Another one up now....


Its all he could find right now, and I suspect this one will go for more then $150 ;)

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:38 am 
 

Hi. My name is Elurín. Recently I discovered MERP books. I'll buy them at all costs, so I can read them in the forest while eating my lembas.




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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:58 am 
 

I know it's the holy grail of comics, but come on. It is 93K+ and still hasn't met the reserve.  I have never really been into comics so maybe I just don't know what I am talking about, but I just can't see paying this for a comic when I could buy half of a house with it.  What do you think the reserve actually is?  After reading the item description, I am guessing 500k?



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:14 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
Its all he could find right now, and I suspect this one will go for more then $150 ;)

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Well I was wrong, but then I didn't bid figuring I'd know the winner.
Man have I mellowed :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:09 pm 
 

coastiemike8 wrote:I know it's the holy grail of comics, but come on. It is 93K+ and still hasn't met the reserve.  I have never really been into comics so maybe I just don't know what I am talking about, but I just can't see paying this for a comic when I could buy half of a house with it.  What do you think the reserve actually is?  After reading the item description, I am guessing 500k?


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Who is he kidding? The thing's got more stitching than Frankenstein, and he's valuing it at "Very Good+"? Ha! And he's quoting Overstreet. Yeesh.



It is indeed the Holy Grail; Steve Geppi (the guy who owns Diamond Comic Distribution and Alliance Distribution, among other things) has a standing offer of $1,000,000 for a mint cherry copy. Not that such exists anymore, but he keeps hoping. Someday I hope he finds it, it would be awesome if such existed.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:41 pm 
 

jamesmishler wrote:It is indeed the Holy Grail; Steve Geppi (the guy who owns Diamond Comic Distribution and Alliance Distribution, among other things) has a standing offer of $1,000,000 for a mint cherry copy. Not that such exists anymore, but he keeps hoping. Someday I hope he finds it, it would be awesome if such existed.


He'd have better luck looking for a unicorn...  :P


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I think I paid maybe a tenth of what he's asking for a copy that didn't suffer from "minimal storage scuffing and creases" a couple of months ago.



Actually, looking at the storefront, a number of his prices are, in my mind, very optimistic.



And also speaking of way up there:




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A number of hamilcar's Cthulhu auctions ended higher than I expected. There were a couple of bidders who didn't seem to have any upper limits set, no matter how often the item comes up for lower.  This one was the most surprising to me though.  (Well, this one and the water-damaged Tales of the Miskatonic Valley that went for almost $30.)



And finally:



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What's that?  That's not that high for a new book?  Well, it is once you consider that you can buy the same book direct from Chaosium for $3 less and at half the shipping cost. :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:51 pm 
 

jamesmishler wrote:... has a standing offer of $1,000,000 for a mint cherry copy.

I hope he's not holding his breath. We'd never see such an issue in a thousand lifetimes.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:54 pm 
 

Back when I was 18 I went to a comic convention in Boston and got to look through an Action #1. The guy wanted 10K for it, and it was probably Fine at least.
The holy grail used to be Marvel Comics #1.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:58 pm 
 

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And finally:


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What's that?  That's not that high for a new book?  Well, it is once you consider that you can buy the same book direct from Chaosium for $3 less and at half the shipping cost. :lol:




Hey, there is no telling what people will do. I expect to put about half the monographs I ordered on April 1st from Chaosium up on ebay....and get cover or more apiece.  People who either aren't aware that Chaosium still has copies, or are overseas and would rather pay my shipping than theirs.  I bet I sell them all.



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Deadlord39 wrote:Back when I was 18 I went to a comic convention in Boston and got to look through an Action #1. The guy wanted 10K for it, and it was probably Fine at least.
The holy grail used to be Marvel Comics #1.


Frank, I'm old enough that in the late 70s, a local guy had a copy of Fantastic Four #1 signed by both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in his comic store, everyone used to ask to see it and flip through it when they came in. It was in pretty nice shape, darn close to Near Mint, except for the sigs on the title page (even had a certificate with it, as he had won the issue as part of some charity giveaway in New York City in the 1960s). Of course, everyone thought he was nuts to ask $250 for it... 8O

He also had Spiderman #1 and all the key 1960 Marvels, with a few others, but nothing as outrageously high as that FF #1! The nerve!

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:49 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The holy grail used to be Marvel Comics #1.

I still think it is, for what that's worth. It led the chart every year when I was growing up and really into comics. It practically had its own mythology.

Action #1? Bah. That's for all these young whippersnappers with their fancy transistor radios and videotape recorders.

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Xaxaxe wrote:I still think it is, for what that's worth. It led the chart every year when I was growing up and really into comics. It practically had its own mythology.

Action #1? Bah. That's for all these young whippersnappers with their fancy transistor radios and videotape recorders.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:43 am 
 

So when did Cap's shield shape change?


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