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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:45 pm 
 

I have a large collection of minis that I am considering selling on.



Would any of you minis collectors have some advice on the best way to go with this?



I thought maybe picturing them in lots and listing them here in the Classifieds via photobucket, as I'd prefer the easiest way of selling them, rather than going via ebay. Partically all of them are painted, but I guess the opinion of how good that is would be down to the individual. If I take pics and post them, would anyone mind commenting to see if its worth me going down this road, or just letting them gather more dust?  :)



They are virtually all from the mid-late 80's (some 90's I guess) but I don't know what the GW minis market is like. I've seen that this one




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can sometimes go for a few quid, which I've also got.



On a personal level, I always though the GW minis were good quality, but having read some older threads, they don't seem to be as sought after as Grenadier or Ral Partha.



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:38 pm 
 

I'm no GW/Citadel expert, but here's my 2 pence:



The older minis like the example you posted tend to do better than average, from what I've seen. Of course, the market is a little soft these days (I just sold three Marauder humans for .99 each), but that's nothing new.



It seems like most of the non-WHFB minis are more sought after than the various armies out there. Perhaps there were smaller production runs that helps in that regards?



Quality-wise, GW minis are great IMO. Some of the early Citadel pre-slotta sculpts have thin bases and bits that tend to bend/break a bit easier than other makes, but then again so did some lines from other brands as well.



As far as the notion that collectors value RP, Grenadier, etc more than GW/Citadel, that is somewhat true. I think there is an anti-slotta bias for some reason - personally, I'm more interested in the mini itself than the base. I typically glue most of my minis to a plastic base anyhow, because I like to have a nice, stable base that I can build up and add detail to as needed.



Also, there are probably more collectors interested in D&D/AD&D minis than WH, Bloodbowl, etc. I have nothing to back that up, just a general impression. Maybe it's the other way around in the UK?



But that's fine by me, because I've been able to pick up some of the Citadel official D&D/AD&D PC minis real cheap (like a buck each). Now the Citadel D&D/AD&D monsters can do very well:




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I'd like to see your pics when you post them, so I'll look forward to those.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:38 pm 
 

Thanks for the advice! I'll try and get some pictures linked in the next day or so.  :)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:19 am 
 

I would say '80s Citadel miniatures are pretty collectible.  Some are very common and go for around 99p but some can go for £100! (rare scenario miniatures etc.).

The licensed ranges tend to do quite well, particularly say the Elric range and the large monsters from the AD&D range (an owlbear went this weekend for £19).

There are some good online listings available but they don't deal with prices (although some will tell you which are rare).  Try:

http://www.solegends.com/citadel/index.htm

http://www.collecting-citadel-miniature ... /Main_Page

Most of the talk here is about Ral Partha and Grenedier but I had always assumed that was because many of the posters here are US based rather than UK.

I hope this helps a bit.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:02 am 
 

I sold several minis a couple of years ago on ebay for a friend.  I knew absolutely nothing when I began, but found that if I could identify them, and take a good picture, they sold well.  Some only went for a dollar or two, but many of the old Citadael, Ral Partha, Grenadier, and Superior Models minis went for a lot more.  

You'll end up learning a lot about minis by researching them.  If you cannot identify them, a picture here will usually get you an answer.  I am continually impressed by the depth of knowledge on this forum.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:48 am 
 

Thanks guys, got some work to do by the looks of it.

I think I'll try and ID them all first and then add photos. As I noted, they are all painted, but probably not all to the pro standard on some sites I've been seeing the last day or so!

Just found the Orc War Wyvern and Zombie Dragon in these lists, so thanks for this.  :)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:57 pm 
 

Seems that most of mine date from Citadel Journal 1985 onwards (but include some Talisman 83-85?) and it is looking to be quite a list!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:22 pm 
 

The solegends link is very useful, thanks. I've even managed to find

http://www.solegends.com/citle/citle199 ... arlock.htm

which was voted as the favourite WD cover. Seems they were only limited to WD82 and I'm sure I have the Warlock, but definitely have the 'Chaosette'


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