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paul waines
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« Reply #1725 on: June 20, 2015, 02:17:04 AM »

Hi Paul,

The two examples of this poster I bought from ebay on a 99p start.  So they weren't listed at anything exorbitant - it was an honest-to-goodness auction in the truest sense of the word whereby both posters found their market value at very similar sums.

So, I didn't make a mistake at all.  (I had bought that poster as an attempt at leverage to tempt someone else's posters away from them - this ploy didn't work though.)  I was however thinking that with the enthusiastic buying souls over at emp, it would have run away a bit.

Anyway, British posters to be sold in the UK from here on in.


Simon,  The problem I have with the bay is you don't know who your bidding against!   You may just be bidding against yourself if the seller has his, brother , uncle, sister, friend, second ID, chasing it up.  It happens on a daily basis, and that's just the ones I see doing it. So even prices attained on the bay may not be accurate.

I bid on one of those D/B's on the Bay, but bailed when the prices got silly, and I will pay more than most for a text only poster..

The rule will always be, buy for enjoyment.  If your going to buy for profit, you must really know your market, and if stuff goes too high move on to the next poster. Dealers will never pay top Dollar. I know dealers who have and they have been stuck with the same stuff for years, unable to sell..  I could post loads of examples, but that's another thread.
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« Reply #1726 on: June 20, 2015, 04:33:30 AM »

I daresay some of that will happen with the bidding against oneself on ebay, but to be perfectly frank, this is not the preserve of just ebay but the known deal if going into Any auction.  Shill bidders can be everywhere.  At the end of the day, I didn't bid in the normal sense but just put in the final bid via Gavelsnipe or some such.

And I am perfectly aware of the rule to enjoy - my initial question was about anyone's experiences of UK posters going for less in the US, than in the UK, and nothing to do with enjoyment per se.  And my aim with the sales of the posters was just to recover funds, and Not to make a profit.

With doubles I normally do achieve this (I very rarely have doubles though) but these were just two anomalies that I thought worth sharing.

To confirm, I am still smiling, still enjoying, and not looking to profit.
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« Reply #1727 on: June 20, 2015, 10:47:33 AM »

I maybe misunderstood the comment about using them as leverage to get someone else's posters from them.. 
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« Reply #1728 on: June 20, 2015, 11:44:30 AM »

Yeah - this was a flawed plan.  I took a chance on something that I didn't have high hopes for, but took a shot at it.

There are a couple of people I know who have a couple of Bond double feature quads and a very rare UK 11x14 lobby card for Goldfinger.  I wondered if they would part ex one of theirs for this Gf/Th quad.  'Of course,' everyone says, 'that means they don't 'add' to their collection, just swap something out.'

So they all said No.  Unsurprisingly.

The rest of the initial question was just around comparative sales of UK posters on either side of the pond, purely for my edification.

Cheers fella.
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« Reply #1729 on: June 27, 2015, 03:00:27 PM »

Posting here, as well.  Cheesy

I was watching this... it looked interesting and sold on the bay for only $37.01 USD. The bottom border looks to have been trimmed off. Would this be a first release? A later RR? Or something else?


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« Reply #1730 on: July 07, 2015, 03:03:18 PM »

My first (and only) Bond poster.  JP B2 size. Smiley

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« Reply #1731 on: July 09, 2015, 12:33:20 PM »

Very nice, Jeff.
The typography really sets the image off.
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« Reply #1732 on: July 09, 2015, 12:37:01 PM »

Careful Jeff, Bond posters is a slippery slope....    Wink
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« Reply #1733 on: July 09, 2015, 12:49:09 PM »

So ive heard, Paul. Tho I think the grade is a bit more gentle here (crossing fingers).  prayer
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« Reply #1734 on: July 09, 2015, 03:17:31 PM »

 Grin
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« Reply #1735 on: July 09, 2015, 10:03:42 PM »

Which leads me to a question;

Is there any feeling or experience that UK posters do not fare as well on emp as on a UK based auction site?  US posters on emp do very well.  Is there not an appetite for UK posters, by comparison?



I reckon for sure, not just UK posters either.

But for sure, UK films and their posters do better in UK than in the U.S.

if for example I was selling some nice Ealing posters, I wouldn't bother in the states. It's of interest to Brits, mainly and probably also to a degree the colonies. For my collecting, I am surprised how cheap US hammer material goes for,  even in comparison to the often much uglier Aussie stuff. But I think there is more of an interest in hammer here than in America, and of course in the UK, it's well established as sought after.

So, I think, not just the poster format being British, but the film being British also, usually makes it better to sell in Britain for this stuff.


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