Nancy by Guy Gilchrist

Nancy

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    Some see the comics as bars of gold on the NYSE, as some “commodities”… the turning of pages and exposure to the elements as “depreciators”… But some see the content and art of the comics as the REAL reason they are priceless…

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Wonder if my dad’s Buck Rogers number 2 would have been worth something if he’d kept it…

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    It’s been said before about reading…

    The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

    Mark Twain

    Yes, comics fit the definition of “good books.”

  4. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Try the Goldmine guide to comics, or Wiki the topic “Buck Rogers comics” or Google…
    ==
    If you’re talking the 1979 #2 issue(based on the revival and 80s TV series), it would be interesting to find out….

  5. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 3 years ago

    I heard a motivational speaker the other day who said that, by the time the average individual is 25, he or she has been standing on top of a fortune at least once – perhaps twice – and failed to realize the importance of what was right under his or her nose.

    I can’t help but wonder what type of easy street I would be on if I still had my original No. 1 Lone Ranger or my No. 1 Wonder Woman comic. Instead, my mother tossed all of my comic collection out in the trash as soon as I left home for school!

    Makes you wonder how many other people there are who are searching the world for the perfect diamond – while ignoring the acres of diamonds in their own back yards!

  6. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 3 years ago

    ……..so, I wonder what Fritzi & Phil are up to these days?

  7. Tog

    Tog said, over 3 years ago

    Sometimes I wish I could have kept all the comics I bought as a kid. I loved both the British comics of the sixties and the more sophisticated and adventurous US comics.

  8. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Everybody immediately says “If only I (or Dad, or Grandpa, or whoever) had kept that comic, I’d be rich.” If everyone who had a copy kept it, they wouldn’t BE worth as much. The value is determined by scarcity vs. demand.

    The more it’s desired and the fewer copies there are to go around, the more it’s worth. A simple formula that people forgot in the 90’s, when publishers were churning out alleged ‘collectibles’ in great number. Many of those ‘collectibles’ are now in 50 cent boxes at conventions. Oops!!

    Nancy and Sluggo have the right idea.

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 3 years ago

    I bought my comics to read, and to keep. Handling them carefully preserves value. There’s nothing wrong with taking care of what you have so that they won’t be worthless later. (I have over 13,000 comics at the moment.)

  10. kashbaugh

    kashbaugh said, over 3 years ago

    I learned to read from Nancy, Lilttle Lulu, Dennis, Tom and Jerry, and the rest in the ’50s! Priceless indeed!

  11. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @blunebottle

    Fritzi bought all those comics for Nancy so she and Phil could spend some quiet time alone. I don’t trust that Phil.

  12. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    “I turned my comics over to my son years ago,”
    ^
    And that’s where the REAL treasure can begin! When the next generation sees the creativity, etc. that came before him… to echo the card commercial, the gift of reading is PRICELESS

  13. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 3 years ago

    I had a very poor condition “Combat #1” in my collection as a kid, until my mother threw my entire collection away! Years later, I put my sci-fi paperback book collection into my sister’s rummage sale only to discover that the ones that didn’t get sold were thrown out!
    I have heard the same kind of stories from other men as well.
    Why do women do this?

  14. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    “If everyone who had a copy kept it, they wouldn’t BE worth as much. The value is determined by scarcity vs. demand.”
    ^
    While that is true, that would be a paradox, since everyone can’t always assume that everyone else saved their copy, which keeps that paradox going…but there are other factors to consider in value, too…
    ==
    For instance, the monetary value is in the number of copies originally printed, not just how many own a copy of it… the less copies originally printed, the more valuable it could be… but there’s also factors such as if a copy had a typo that wasn’t caught before it was published (which could make that one rare, indeed!) or if a certain storyline or character or art style is in them that was changed in other printings… so it is possible that there were many copies owned, but certain other factors can also make that copy worth something…
    ==
    As a record collector, I’ve found certain items that were were printed in the late 60s to the late 80s, they’d be only around $2-10 (mint, or with special features)… it’s when you get to the ones that were never printed past a certain time, or were only printed in a small set… the original Supremes album (Original cover variation) was worth $1,000 or MORE… the second cover design for the same album, $500… others, maybe only $20… some are worth more for being in mono and not stereo, or having a song that is not found on other copies… this is similar with comics…
    ==
    So, the bottom line, is that it’s all relative… That’s why I maintain the value of an item is all in the eye of the owner, or the seeker…
    But any monetary value depends not solely on how many own a copy, but how many copies were printed in the first place, or the other factors as stated above…

  15. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @ChessPirate

    Because most women consider anything unused is useless clutter,therefore it gets tossed. As applied to comic books,most women believe they’re childish (gasp!) and therefore suitable only for the garbage. But fear not. There are women like myself who love and collect comics,and I have a mom who knows they have collectable value. We seem like a rare breed,but we’re not.

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