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2013-12-29 03:37:21 PM  
Your 15 year-old beanie babies and set of plates commemorating the presidency of Gerald Ford still aren't worth anything.
 
2013-12-29 03:45:10 PM  

thisispete: Your 15 year-old beanie babies and set of plates commemorating the presidency of Gerald Ford still aren't worth anything.


What about the NASCAR commemorative plates from the Franklin Mint? They're still a good investment right? I can still retire off selling them, right?
 
2013-12-29 04:16:02 PM  
Cyril Boggis?

/"Parson's Pleasure" by Roald Dahl--one of my favorites
 
2013-12-29 04:23:06 PM  
I have some 9/11 coins that HAVE to be worth more.
 
2013-12-29 04:29:23 PM  
He said he was now planning to sell the piece by the 17th Century Flemish artist to buy new church bells.

That'll be money well spent. Probably what Jesus would have done.
 
2013-12-29 05:02:59 PM  

doyner: I have some 9/11 coins that HAVE to be worth more.


If the image of the twin towers doesn't flip up, it's WORTHLESS!
 
2013-12-29 05:04:09 PM  
My Pog collection is 100% complete.
 
2013-12-29 05:05:41 PM  
A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be.

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2013-12-29 05:20:23 PM  
img2.timeinc.net

I can give you twenty bucks for it.
 
2013-12-29 06:32:53 PM  
I believe what you have her is a painting by Sir Antony Van Dyck. The clue which makes me think this is the brass plaque that says Sir A. Van Dyck. Congratulations. We will now restore it to an unfinished state when he was about half way done.
 
2013-12-29 06:43:18 PM  
Local PBS blackout?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-12-29 06:45:06 PM  

poonesfarm: He said he was now planning to sell the piece by the 17th Century Flemish artist to buy new church bells.

That'll be money well spent. Probably what Jesus would have done.


You beat me to it. Must be nice to live somewhere where no one's hungry, cold, homeless, or sick.
 
2013-12-29 06:46:00 PM  
buckler: doyner: I have some 9/11 coins that HAVE to be worth more.

If the image of the twin towers doesn't flip up, it's WORTHLESS!


Mine don't stay flipped up; the damned towers keep falling down. Not my greatest investment.
 
2013-12-29 06:46:35 PM  
Fiona Bruce has a nice bum.
 
gja
2013-12-29 06:50:45 PM  

fusillade762: [img2.timeinc.net image 240x320]

I can give you twenty bucks for it.


:::phlemy cough::

/can we get a kickstarter going to have him punched in the crotch on a webcam?
 
2013-12-29 06:55:31 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Local PBS blackout?

/DNRTFA


Yeah. PBS is blacked out in your area due to their game with NPR not being sold out. You should have bought tickets.
 
2013-12-29 06:56:25 PM  

Sass-O-Rev: poonesfarm: He said he was now planning to sell the piece by the 17th Century Flemish artist to buy new church bells.

That'll be money well spent. Probably what Jesus would have done.

You beat me to it. Must be nice to live somewhere where no one's hungry, cold, homeless, or sick.



Just this once the church wants to do something that is entirely in its own interest.

Now is that so selfish?
 
2013-12-29 06:58:14 PM  

Pope Larry II: thisispete: Your 15 year-old beanie babies and set of plates commemorating the presidency of Gerald Ford still aren't worth anything.

What about the NASCAR commemorative plates from the Franklin Mint? They're still a good investment right? I can still retire off selling them, right?


Everyone knows real fine art is on black velvet. Who doesnt want an Elvis on velvet?
 
2013-12-29 07:00:04 PM  
Now that's a Dyck I wouldn't mind wrapping my hands around.
 
2013-12-29 07:00:20 PM  
She was an opium whore!
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2013-12-29 07:00:29 PM  
th07.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-29 07:01:44 PM  
Guess we know who's moving to Thailand.
 
2013-12-29 07:15:48 PM  
I try to collect first editions of books and get them signed. I've got a signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that's worth a bit, as well as a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Pillars of the Earth, White Oleander, The Virgin Suicides, High Fidelity, Run Rabbit Run, Game of Thrones, and six different Terry Pratchett books. They won't make me rich, although some are very collectible, but it's nice to have them.
 
2013-12-29 07:24:11 PM  

Weatherkiss: Now that's a Dyck I wouldn't mind wrapping my hands around.


But you don't want the Dyke do you?
 
2013-12-29 07:30:18 PM  
Books are kind of funny as collectibles. There are 10 of thousands of signed books out there. The big thing collectors look for is (a) first editions, and (b) condition. Any sign of wear, or even use, detracts from the value. OTOH, deceased authors are worth a bit more.
 
2013-12-29 07:39:01 PM  

r1niceboy: I try to collect first editions of books and get them signed. I've got a signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


No, no you don't.  The first edition of the first Harry Potter book was a run of a couple thousand, almost all of which went to libraries.  They turn up rarely, if ever.

And I'm pretty sure the first edition of H2G2 was a paperback (believe it or not).  Trying to pin down the publishing history on some of the Douglas Adams stuff makes me want to pull my hair out.
 
2013-12-29 07:49:55 PM  
Maybe he checked it out from the library and never returned it.
 
2013-12-29 07:54:00 PM  
A guy named MacLeod who turns up with a rare antique, you say.....
 
2013-12-29 07:59:48 PM  

honk: Maybe he checked it out from the library and never returned it.


It's possible; I still regret not "borrowing" the second printing of TS Eliot's "The Waste Land" I found in the stacks at college.

But when it comes to the true first printing of the Harry Potter book, most people who think they have one don't.  They have a copy of the first trade edition, which is much more common as it was published after interest in the book took off.  Worse, people in America think that they have a first printing though their book came well after the UK run and has a different title!

Also: as the Harry Potter books are all still in print and Rowling has made no substantial changes, all copies out there are "first editions"; what people today are looking for are first printings, books from the first run off the presses.  In the case of the later Harry Potter books, even that doesn't matter as the first printings were in the millions, due to preorders.
 
2013-12-29 08:12:30 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: honk: Maybe he checked it out from the library and never returned it.

It's possible; I still regret not "borrowing" the second printing of TS Eliot's "The Waste Land" I found in the stacks at college.

But when it comes to the true first printing of the Harry Potter book, most people who think they have one don't.  They have a copy of the first trade edition, which is much more common as it was published after interest in the book took off.  Worse, people in America think that they have a first printing though their book came well after the UK run and has a different title!

Also: as the Harry Potter books are all still in print and Rowling has made no substantial changes, all copies out there are "first editions"; what people today are looking for are first printings, books from the first run off the presses.  In the case of the later Harry Potter books, even that doesn't matter as the first printings were in the millions, due to preorders.


Okay. What if I throw in some Beanie Babies with the Harry Potter books? Are they worth anything then?
 
2013-12-29 09:12:42 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: honk: Maybe he checked it out from the library and never returned it.

It's possible; I still regret not "borrowing" the second printing of TS Eliot's "The Waste Land" I found in the stacks at college.

But when it comes to the true first printing of the Harry Potter book, most people who think they have one don't.  They have a copy of the first trade edition, which is much more common as it was published after interest in the book took off.  Worse, people in America think that they have a first printing though their book came well after the UK run and has a different title!

Also: as the Harry Potter books are all still in print and Rowling has made no substantial changes, all copies out there are "first editions"; what people today are looking for are first printings, books from the first run off the presses.  In the case of the later Harry Potter books, even that doesn't matter as the first printings were in the millions, due to preorders.



Bah, first editions are for tourists.

Author proof copies are where it's at.
 
2013-12-29 09:19:54 PM  

Oldiron_79: Pope Larry II: thisispete: Your 15 year-old beanie babies and set of plates commemorating the presidency of Gerald Ford still aren't worth anything.

What about the NASCAR commemorative plates from the Franklin Mint? They're still a good investment right? I can still retire off selling them, right?

Everyone knows real fine art is on black velvet. Who doesnt want an Elvis on velvet?


Michael J. Fox. He's the anti-Elvis.
 
2013-12-29 09:24:16 PM  

r1niceboy: I try to collect first editions of books and get them signed. I've got a signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that's worth a bit, as well as a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Pillars of the Earth, White Oleander, The Virgin Suicides, High Fidelity, Run Rabbit Run, Game of Thrones, and six different Terry Pratchett books. They won't make me rich, although some are very collectible, but it's nice to have them.


Would you happen to have a Ben-Hur 1860, Third Edition with a duplicated line on page one-sixteen?
 
2013-12-29 09:41:36 PM  
There was a painting of the early (representational) work of some abstract expressionist painter that I'd never heard of (Clifford Still) that had an estimated value of around $20,000,000. [number from memory]
 
2013-12-29 09:42:12 PM  
theorellior:

Would you happen to have a Ben-Hur 1860, Third Edition with a duplicated line on page one-sixteen?

Or a Chevalier Audobon?
 
2013-12-29 10:16:46 PM  
Meh.

I've got a genuine first edition of the Wicked Bible.

upload.wikimedia.org

/I don't really. It is lolworthy, however.
 
2013-12-29 10:20:53 PM  

yakmans_dad: There was a painting of the early (representational) work of some abstract expressionist painter that I'd never heard of (Clifford Still) that had an estimated value of around $20,000,000. [number from memory]


Clyfford Still.  It was $500K: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200801A34.html

Likewise, in the last couple of years, they had an early abstract work by figurative painter Chuck Close also worth $100K: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200905A53.html

But in both cases, that was the American version of the show.  The English version (which is the original) never gets super-expensive items, for various reasons.
 
2013-12-29 10:25:26 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: yakmans_dad: There was a painting of the early (representational) work of some abstract expressionist painter that I'd never heard of (Clifford Still) that had an estimated value of around $20,000,000. [number from memory]

Clyfford Still.  It was $500K: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200801A34.html



Ah, I remembered the other valuation. Thanks for the link.
 
2013-12-30 01:09:35 AM  
TomD9938: Just this once the church wants to do something that is entirely in its own interest.

Now is that so selfish?


For what does a church need bells in the 21st century?  To announce the time?  To alert people to danger? To let the entire hamlet know about a special occasion?  Yeah, bells seem selfish.
 
2013-12-30 01:25:19 AM  

acohn: TomD9938: Just this once the church wants to do something that is entirely in its own interest.

Now is that so selfish?

For what does a church need bells in the 21st century?  To announce the time?  To alert people to danger? To let the entire hamlet know about a special occasion?  Yeah, bells seem selfish.


Some old people need the church bells:

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2013-12-30 01:42:23 AM  

thisispete: Your 15 year-old beanie babies and set of plates commemorating the presidency of Gerald Ford still aren't worth anything.


Those must be the only 15-year-olds locked in your basement that aren't worth anything.
 
2013-12-30 01:49:14 AM  
For awhile I thoughtan awesome subversive act would be to take a bunch of books at the university library, autograph them on the inside covers, and see how long it would take for them to be cataloged as "signed editions".
 
2013-12-30 03:07:56 AM  
TFA: A Van Dyck self-portrait that was recently sold to a collector who wants to take it abroad, has become subject to a temporary export ban. The National Portrait Gallery is trying to raise £12.5m to keep it in the UK.

This fetishization of originals is such a huge waste of money that could easily go to preserving and displaying just as competent but less famous artists' works. Just snap a few ultra-high-res shots of it and wish it well.
 
2013-12-30 05:55:16 AM  
I reckon that my Neo Geo collection is worth more. This painting isn't even in its original box, FFS.
 
2013-12-30 10:48:58 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: r1niceboy: I try to collect first editions of books and get them signed. I've got a signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

No, no you don't.  The first edition of the first Harry Potter book was a run of a couple thousand, almost all of which went to libraries.  They turn up rarely, if ever.

And I'm pretty sure the first edition of H2G2 was a paperback (believe it or not).  Trying to pin down the publishing history on some of the Douglas Adams stuff makes me want to pull my hair out.


Bought, along with a whole bunch of other stuff, from an west Edinburgh Library in order to fund their computer lounge. I paid 3000 at an auction in 2001 to get that one book. I since had it signed. It's genuine, it has the 10 thru 1 printing notation, and Harry's shopping list has the two instances of "1 wand." Also, since kids had actually handled the thing a lot, there's some grubbiness. My reckoning is of current value is twenty thousand pounds. Not making me mega-rich, but will likely be worth fifty grand or more come retirement. That's reasonable. I was dubious about the HG2G, when I first saw it, but I got it authenticated independently when I saw it, and yes, it's a paperback. It's worth a couple of grand too, but I paid 700 pounds for it in 1997.

My holy grail would be to find a first edition Hobbit, easily costing thirty grand US, although I'm looking for the Naked Lunch, Fahrenheit 451, and other Terry Pratchett books I don't have. I can get them signed myself, which should be doable for a few years. It's a hobby, and one that  I also collect British army letters, memorabilia, etc to do with the Napoleonic wars. Of all the things I own that I love most was a clasp for serving in the Battle of Corunna for a Bugler in the 95th Rifles. It was earned by my great x4 grandfather. I paid 2,200 for it, although it was listed at 600 at auction.
 
2013-12-30 12:02:27 PM  
Buying new bells is better than slipping the Van Dyke to an altar boy.
 
2013-12-30 12:25:23 PM  
Hmmmm...my mom inherited a Van Dyck from her great aunt. Wonder what it will be worth once it has been cleaned.

//she was a three pack a day smoker for 60+ years. Yuck
//csb
 
2013-12-30 03:33:52 PM  
Theorellior, nice quote. Dorothy Malone. Great scene. Thanks.
 
2013-12-30 05:07:08 PM  

Rusty Shackleford: A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be.

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Chim-Chimney, Chim-Chimney, Chim-Chim Cher-ee...
I'm glad this was thought of by more than just me.
 
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