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#5267797 - 12/01/11 08:00 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: Romain]
rrichards Offline
Collector is an understatement.


Registered: 09/09/10
Posts: 136
Loc: new jersey/new york
Hey Romain, Since you are French , can you give us Americans a few tips on buying from European collectors and dealers. I tend to shy away from deals out of the U.S. because of money transfers , customs, etc. and have missed more than a few good opportunities because of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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#5267982 - 12/01/11 09:50 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: rrichards]
Romain Offline
(S)uper Collector


Registered: 10/28/10
Posts: 269
Normally everybody can use paypal and I'd recommend that for overseas transaction unless it is a huge amount of money therefore it's better to use bank transfert / wires but that can be slow ..that solves the currency issue.
If you're dealing with a collector ( especially younger one ..) remember french don't always speak good english so be cool is the best advice, the dealers not so many in OA you shouldn't have any problems with, I guess !
Of course make sure you deal the piece in $ or euros ( unless we do transactions between europeans we generally speak in $ ourselves in regards to the comics and comicart )
I'm speaking for the US comic art which I know better but that shouldn't be any different for the European comic art either ..?
I recommand to avoid regular mail and even the tracked ones as one can't trust the french mail !!!! it is far more expensive but I advise private carriers !

two links to find OA in Paris : http://www.editions-deesse.com/comics/comics.html ( the vintage old school first and best provider in France )
http://www.galerie9art.com/ ( more recent but quite decent )

Also never hesitate to ask your french friend here if you have any questions, PM or through CAF I'd be very happy to answer !!!

Finally I'm on something myself but it's too soon to tell .....

Last tip : if you come to France, know that you can go to UK by train !!! BTW : http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com/ \(thumbs u
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#5268750 - 12/01/11 03:21 PM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: TheGeneral]
thethedew Offline
Collectosaurus Rex


Registered: 05/24/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Minnesota
 Originally Posted By: TheGeneral
Is shipping OA any different than shipping a comic book - basically have the art in a Mylar between cardboard with some other protection?


Everyone has their own way of shipping securely. Some are better than others.

I ALWAYS ship with a rigid toploader. (The same thing as a trading card toploader, only sized for 11x17) They're a little expensive, but good to have for peace of mind (and this is a guy who worries about the parcels I've shipped as much as the parcels I'm waiting on). Never gone wrong for me so far.

Andrew


Edited by thethedew (12/04/11 02:42 AM)
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Always on the lookout for MICRONAUTS, especially BARON KARZA pages.
Right now, #1 wants:

Micros #58pg13 : Micros #25pg31 See below for details:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=626663&GSub=78983
REWARD!

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#5278060 - 12/05/11 07:29 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: thethedew]
Eric Seffinga Online   content
Talkative?


Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 568
Loc: Right Coast
A coupled of clichés that ring true in art collecting.
Never burn your bridges + you lure more flies with honey.

You don't know who is going to come across a piece you would love, and I've had so many people offer me pieces over the years because it came time to sell and they knew I was looking for X or Y. The hookups through friendships made via collecting have been invaluable to me.

Being a jacktard would have assured that would never have happened.
Be nice, or at least pleasant as much as pissble, even if the other party is less so.
Could pay dividends later on.

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"Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really."
- Balthus

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#5278220 - 12/05/11 09:55 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: Eric Seffinga]
alxjhnsn Offline
The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?


Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 1719
Loc: Houston, TX
As I tell newbies at our company, "Be nice to everyone; you are going to work for them or sell to them before it's over."

The thought applies here, too. "Be nice to everyone; you are going to sell to them or buy from them before it's over."
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Your comments are more than welcome.

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#5278251 - 12/05/11 10:16 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: alxjhnsn]
Eric Seffinga Online   content
Talkative?


Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 568
Loc: Right Coast
Indeed.
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"Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really."
- Balthus

My CAF Gallery

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#5293204 - 12/10/11 02:27 PM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: Eric Seffinga]
Ferran Delgado Offline
Collectosaurus Rex


Registered: 09/28/09
Posts: 529
Loc: Avila, Spain
The ultimate reference for newbies, the Comicart-L FAQ:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030808202311/www.musial.org/comicart/faq/

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#5300154 - 12/13/11 09:37 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: Ferran Delgado]
Koababa Offline
Just got here


Registered: 12/13/11
Posts: 2
Loc: California, USA
Newbie here also embarking on the pricey journey of collecting OA \:\) This thread has a lot of good advice that I will definitely follow, big thank you to all the veteran members that posted.

I do have one question though (which might be a really dumb one). Although I have only been reading comics for ~8 years, there are couple pages that I instantly fell in love with, but had no idea at the time that it is possible to own the original art of it. If I were to look for a specific page, or even just a page in a certain issue, how likely is it to find the person who owns it? Assuming that the artist is not in possession of it anymore, how would one go about searching for the page?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts/opinions regarding this!

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#5300329 - 12/13/11 11:24 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: Koababa]
Miraclemet Offline
TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 8046
Loc: The ATL
 Originally Posted By: Koababa
Newbie here also embarking on the pricey journey of collecting OA \:\) This thread has a lot of good advice that I will definitely follow, big thank you to all the veteran members that posted.

I do have one question though (which might be a really dumb one). Although I have only been reading comics for ~8 years, there are couple pages that I instantly fell in love with, but had no idea at the time that it is possible to own the original art of it. If I were to look for a specific page, or even just a page in a certain issue, how likely is it to find the person who owns it? Assuming that the artist is not in possession of it anymore, how would one go about searching for the page?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts/opinions regarding this!


If its not on comicartfans.com then you may be out of luck.

Some collectors are private about their collections and don't share them online (or they aren't online themselves).

You could check with the artist. Depending on the contract agreement art can be divided up between the pencil-er and inker, and sometimes even the colorist! So your page may be for sale under the inkers name, or the inker may take it to cons to sell but not have it online.

Once it gets sold, if the seller doesnt post it on CAF or somewhere then its lost to the ether until they (or their heirs) decide to sell it, in which case keep an eye on HA, ebay, CLink and other sites...

I've been trying to collect all the pages from my first Green Lantern comic, so far I have 4 of the 5 pages that have come to market and three of them are from the backup (which were in the possession of the backup's inker up until 5 months ago when he needed the cash and sold a lot of 10 pages thru heritage). There's a 5th page that was on CAf and now posts to ebay from time to time, but the price has been to high so far, so I wait....

persistence, and dutifully checking the sites is the only way sometimes to find what you are looking for...
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Wanted: Pages from Green Lantern #159 & any Tales of the Green Lantern Corps

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#5300353 - 12/13/11 11:36 AM Re: New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips? [Re: Miraclemet]
malvin Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 2073
Sometimes you also get a sense of who collects what (based on CAF) so you can ask those collectors who you think might be interested in the page you are interested in to see if they have ran across it before.

Malvin
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http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=614

Art for Sale in my CAF Gallery

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=76440

And also check out my stuff on ebay - usually starting at 1 cent with no reserve - http://Support-the-Collectors-Society.com/merchant/emvee1

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