Selling off huge lot of AD&D minis and other stuff
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:48 pm 

Hello all,

I'm looking to get a fair market value for a huge (500+) collection of miniatures that I've collected over the past 10 years. I would like some advice on how to go about it. I've seen pieces that I have sell on ebay for $15-$90 there. Do I go by what that market will bear, or what the collecting community will? Any help would be great, thanks.



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:11 pm 

Might want to pull the more expensive ones and sell them individually, and then dump the rest as a lot.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:13 pm 

Well, I sell a lot of minis.  In fact, I have about twenty listings which will begin this Saturday night at 11:00PM.  You will see how I list individual blisters.  I recommend listing blisters individually along with boxed sets.   I also recommend selling similar kinds of blisters at the same time (same manufacturer, etc...) so people will be encouraged to buy several auctions and combine shipping.

If your minis are loose, there are a few I would list individually.  Minis like the series 11 from Ral Partha, and minis that are large should be sold individually.  If the paint job is really good, I'd sell it individually.  Basically, if you think it'll sell for more than $3.00 or $4.00, I'd sell it individually.

If a mini is probably going to sell for less than $3.00, I'd sell it in a group of similar minis.  Themes can range from manufacturers, to size, to condition to type.  I usually sell six to fifteen minis in a group of loose minis.

Once you list them, advertise in the classifieds here and Dragonsfoot and anywhere else you think it might help.  The Acaeum effect is for real.

Take a good photo.  If the photo is bad, retake it.  If you have a bad photo, it'll sell for much less.

Finally, and this is important, make sure you disclose that your minis may have lead or do have lead if you think they have lead.  State that these are items for people over the age of 14. There's probably more good advice out there, but this is a start. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:34 pm 

Here is a list of the blistered AD&D 2nd Edition Ral Partha that I'll be putting on ebay, hopefully this week:

If you have any suggestions on how much these might go for, I'd be interested in knowing. Thanks.

11-519 Female Driders
11-524 Lycanthropes
11-518 Male Driders
11-434 Ghast and Ghoul
11-516 Grimlocks
11-438 Wight
11-412 Bugbears
11-470 Medusa
11-420 Gnolls
11-513 Greater Yugoth Guardian
11-413 Displacer Beast
11-403 Stone Giant
11-439 Basilisk
11-491 Sauaghin  II
11-435 Rust Monster
11-401 Beholder
11-515 Giant Spider
11-531 Bullywugs
11-430 Phase Spider
11-055 Manxam the Beholder
11-504 Remorhaz


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:14 am 

You might want to post this list in the Ral Partha thread: viewtopic.php?t=1610&start=460

The Remorhaz  should get $ 50 -$75 or more.
The m&f Driders, Stone Giant, Beholder and Manxam are in the $ 15-20+ range.
Perhaps the Sahuagin, Bullywugs, Phase Spider & Giant Spider too.

Also when you list them on ebay make sure to post a link in the Ral Partha thread and in the classifieds section here.  (I did also put up pointers in ENWorlds Marketplace too)

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