The market in illustration art
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Here's a link to an article from the CHUBB Collector, regarding the history and market in collectible Illustration Art:
I made the mistake of selling a Byrne X-Men page once (I bought it for 60.00 in the early eighties and eventualy traded it for 1,000 worth of other artwork)
But, now I see comparable pages going for four or five times that.
When I look back at some of what I've owned and ended up trading I now kick myself. The only Frazetta piece I've owned (purchased for $600 back in the 80's) was selling for $6000 the last time I saw it for sale. The unused Neal Adams X-Men cover that I bought for $100, also back then sold for several thousand the last time it sold. The list goes on.
Looking back I could say the same about the many comics I've owned and sold. The good condition AF15 - at the time I thought I could do better and buy something that graded higher - but then again that was more of an investment purchase for me - I didn't have any emotional attachment to it as I didn't read Spider-man growing up - was more of a DC dweeb.
Recently, I've been torturing/entertaining myself by going through old "Comic Art Showcase" original art catalogs...
I still have my "good" condition Spiderman #1 which my father bought me (from Robert Cresthol's mail order catalog) for 150.00 in the mid seventies. It's got some tape on the spine...and I suspect it's not a true "good" grade.
But, I have a big sentimental attachment to it, so it's probably a good thing we didn't buy a higher grade, that would temp me now (600.00 would have bought a mint copy)