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@Davethebrave

They are local to me and looking on their website they specifically list comics. I reached out to a few other places and heritage auctions had a much better fee. I think it was 350 an hour or 2500 a day and if I send them my list they will give me an actual estimate.

This is all just fact gathering stage since my dad hasn't passed yet.
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Again, sorry about your father. As you know I’m in a similar position.

As for the costs, it sounds like Heritage “gets it” and the other, despite listing comics, doesn’t.

If they price themselves out of such an easy task with third party data references they either can make $ more efficiently elsewhere (perhaps) or they really don’t understand what’s involved (likely).

I have dealt with auto insurance claims/appraisal on a minor collector car and despite them professing expertise, they had none. Partly intentional, partly not. Of course was able to get proper appraised value but not worth the effort involved so later everything to a true specialist.

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@Davethebrave

They are local to me and looking on their website they specifically list comics. I reached out to a few other places and heritage auctions had a much better fee. I think it was 350 an hour or 2500 a day and if I send them my list they will give me an actual estimate.

This is all just fact gathering stage since my dad hasn't passed yet.
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@Davethebrave

Thank you. It may be a bit soon to say, but I think he has been better the past 2 weeks. He started eating again. (He is down to 104 lbs fully clothed.) We shall see....
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Once had a cop knock on my door at night. His patrol car ran into my fence and he left his me his business card. Why didn't he right himself a ticket? He instead told me to call the office in the morning. (I declined to do so because I did not want to get on a cops bad side over minor damage)
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
have you ever looked for a book or two in your boxes to only check your inventory file (excel for me) to realize you don't actually have that book??!!!
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It's late Sunday night and I've made it this far into the Holiday weekend without buying a comic book. What are the odds I make it through the MCS auction tomorrow night?
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
It depends if you have a thing for Batman. I know you don't mind restored books and there are a decent amount of raw books that might be right up your alley.
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If vampires need to be invited in...how often do they need to be invited?
i.e. if they lived in one region for hundreds of years would they have eventually been invited into most places and could now come and go as they wish?
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@KatKomics

In theory, anybody inside could invite them in, so it didn't have to be the homeowner. My assumption is once invited you are good to go.

What always baffled me was how pervasive the vampire mythology is in almost every culture. Blood is a given in terms of vitality, but if you look at the mythologies of various countries, nearly all have something "similar" to a vampire. And I'm not talking countries that bordered near other countries, far and wide there are similarities of vampiric lore throughout the world.

I chose the forum name Bronte because of a friend. However, prior to that i used to use the name Nosferatu on all my forum names.... I remember even arguing with my English professor in college that Dracula was partially the victim in Bram Stoker's dracula.
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... that Dracula was partially the victim in Bram Stoker's dracula.


Thank you!!!
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In theory, anybody inside could invite them in, so it didn't have to be the homeowner. My assumption is once invited you are good to go.


Wasn't that the loophole in Lost Boys? That they had not been invited in by the actual homeowner?
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Wasn't that the loophole in Lost Boys


No idea, but the frog brothers should've had a spin off series.
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@EbayMafia
It's been too long since I've seen that film. But one of the supposed ways to keep a vampire at bay that would have saved a Lotta folks a Lotta trouble would have been to scatter a shit ton of rice at the doorway. In theory, the vampire had to count every grain of rice and if interrupted had to start all over again. I think mustard seeds was a variation of the rice method that could also be used. Granted that would make for crappy stories....
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What always baffled me was how pervasive the vampire mythology is in almost every culture


@Bronte In the 2nd Grendel series (the color comic) the villain is a globally famous Kabuki dancer who turns out to be a vampire from Japanese mythology. I think I read something where Matt Wagner said that he was inspired by the same thing...his intrigue at the idea that Vampires exist in the legends of many cultures.
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I vaguely remember something about that. The comics were from the comico, publisher right?

Great now I'm going to have to go looking to see if I can find it. Hopefully something distracts me before morning. Lol
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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What always baffled me was how pervasive the vampire mythology is in almost every culture


@Bronte In the 2nd Grendel series (the color comic) the villain is a globally famous Kabuki dancer who turns out to be a vampire from Japanese mythology. I think I read something where Matt Wagner said that he was inspired by the same thing...his intrigue at the idea that Vampires exist in the legends of many cultures.
it makes sense. if you’ve lived for many hundreds of years; you’re bound to travel the world, see sights, claim victims along way, and create some new vampires for your FB group.
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@HulkSmash
Are you saying they exist in real life? Or see you talking about the grendel comic story?
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
Does anyone think high value common books like Hulk 181 and UF4 will crash?

Why are other common “1st appearance” books like ASM 361, ASM 300, ASM 100, ASM 129, etc not reaching these same astronomical numbers? They are all popular characters as well. There are plenty of others just The ASMs were on my mind as they are on my want list. I dont want them to reach astronomical numbers because I could possibly afford them at some point🤣

Ya the value is in the context and what it means to the hobby/market yada yada, but I don’t see validity in the insane numbers these 2 in particular yield when compared to less common high value books like X-men 1, Hulk 1, detective comic 27, and so on. Regardless of grade.
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Are you saying they exist in real life? Or see you talking about the grendel comic story?
Theories exist until proven fact🤪 I wasn’t referring to anything in particular.
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Yes, though ASM129 is also massively overvalued given supply.

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Does anyone think high value common books like Hulk 181 and UF4 will crash?

Why are other common “1st appearance” books like ASM 361, ASM 300, ASM 100, ASM 129, etc not reaching these same astronomical numbers? They are all popular characters as well. There are plenty of others just The ASMs were on my mind as they are on my want list. I dont want them to reach astronomical numbers because I could possibly afford them at some point🤣

Ya the value is in the context and what it means to the hobby/market yada yada, but I don’t see validity in the insane numbers these 2 in particular yield when compared to less common high value books like X-men 1, Hulk 1, detective comic 27, and so on. Regardless of grade.
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Does anyone think high value common books like Hulk 181 and UF4 will crash?

Why are other common “1st appearance” books like ASM 361, ASM 300, ASM 100, ASM 129, etc not reaching these same astronomical numbers? They are all popular characters as well. There are plenty of others just The ASMs were on my mind as they are on my want list. I dont want them to reach astronomical numbers because I could possibly afford them at some point🤣

Ya the value is in the context and what it means to the hobby/market yada yada, but I don’t see validity in the insane numbers these 2 in particular yield when compared to less common high value books like X-men 1, Hulk 1, detective comic 27, and so on. Regardless of grade.


Is it the hero vs villain thing? Might be big supply but there is even larger demand where the villainsanti-heros have a lower demand??
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Where do you get Gemini mailers from and how much do they cost?

I asked at a small U.S post office and the person hadn't heard of them before.

Thanks.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
If you are local to me in Florida, I have a shit ton you can have for free.
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Where do you get Gemini mailers from and how much do they cost?

I asked at a small U.S post office and the person hadn't heard of them before.

Thanks.
They're available direct or through Amazon among other sellers.

https://geminicomicsupply.com/products/comic-flash-mailers-1

Amazon
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@Bronte thanks for the offer but unfortunately I'm in the north west

@steveinthecity thanks 👍
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Where do you get Gemini mailers from and how much do they cost?

I asked at a small U.S post office and the person hadn't heard of them before.

Thanks.


I usually get them here

https://www.ebay.com/itm/325025991381?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=EGbjIVqWRF6&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=2jlpN9wLRd2&var=513972241583&widget_ver=artemis&media=EMAIL
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@MutantMania thanks
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Where do you get Gemini mailers from and how much do they cost?

I asked at a small U.S post office and the person hadn't heard of them before.

Thanks.


I get mine from MCS with my books. And since I currently identify as a man, I cannot bring myself to throw out a perfectly good box. It’s just in my nature. So I’m swimming in them.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
So it is almost hurricane season in Florida and it's time to prep for what if?....

Saw these lanterns on Amazon 4qty for about 16bux.

Made by everready
Must select the use 50% off coupon

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B088C15PVV/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_PPY3VFN1E8BJ5144QARP
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@EbayMafia

You should see my house. I just got rid of a ton of boxes like a month ago and the remainder multiplied and it looks like it did before. My brother claims it's a fire Hazzard......
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