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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby sith-smith » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:58 pm

As far as I'm concerned a true holy grail is whatever piece you want most, for whatever personal reasons you have for wanting it.


Like the other classic 'mega rare' grail gets thrown about a lot. This is or that is the holy grail of star wars collectors etc...

Bull!

who is anyone to tell me what the holy grail is for me a star wars collector!?

Anything piece can be a grail to anyone at any time. And good luck to them on their hunt for it!
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Cardbackkid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm

sith-smith wrote:As far as I'm concerned a true holy grail is whatever piece you want most, for whatever personal reasons you have for wanting it.


Like the other classic 'mega rare' grail gets thrown about a lot. This is or that is the holy grail of star wars collectors etc...

Bull!

who is anyone to tell me what the holy grail is for me a star wars collector!?

Anything piece can be a grail to anyone at any time. And good luck to them on their hunt for it!


Great answer.

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:28 pm

sith-smith wrote:As far as I'm concerned a true holy grail is whatever piece you want most, for whatever personal reasons you have for wanting it.


Like the other classic 'mega rare' grail gets thrown about a lot. This is or that is the holy grail of star wars collectors etc...

Bull!

who is anyone to tell me what the holy grail is for me a star wars collector!?

Anything piece can be a grail to anyone at any time. And good luck to them on their hunt for it!


Hope you don't mind me asking but what's your Grail?
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Postby AndyPreston » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:26 pm

My grail would be a recognisable screen used item from the original trilogy, something the average man in the street would recognise as being from Star Wars. Can't see myself ever affording to buy something like that, but I can dream!
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby theforceuk » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:46 pm

Wreck-It Ralph wrote:
sith-smith wrote:As far as I'm concerned a true holy grail is whatever piece you want most, for whatever personal reasons you have for wanting it.


Like the other classic 'mega rare' grail gets thrown about a lot. This is or that is the holy grail of star wars collectors etc...

Bull!

who is anyone to tell me what the holy grail is for me a star wars collector!?

Anything piece can be a grail to anyone at any time. And good luck to them on their hunt for it!


Hope you don't mind me asking but what's your Grail?


An extension to get all his grails in! :lol:
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Postby maxf » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 pm

AndyPreston wrote:My grail would be a recognisable screen used item from the original trilogy, something the average man in the street would recognise as being from Star Wars. Can't see myself ever affording to buy something like that, but I can dream!


I'll go with that - a screen used at-at or star destroyer model would probably be my grail, or perhaps the probot.

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:03 pm

AndyPreston wrote:My grail would be a recognisable screen used item from the original trilogy, something the average man in the street would recognise as being from Star Wars. Can't see myself ever affording to buy something like that, but I can dream!


Around 15-16 years ago I remember seeing a screen used lightsaber (I think it was Luke's) for sale on Ebay being sold by Lucas Films or one of the Lucas Companies together with COA and I think it went for $25,000. I wouldn't like to think what it would go for now! I guess items like that really are grail items as I have never seen one for sale since.
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Postby Hothrebel » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:11 am

This has got to be up there and today's the day!!!
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Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:21 am

Awesome item and I think a Holy Grail for many collectors if they could be lucky to get one 8)

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:56 pm

Hothrebel wrote:This has got to be up there and today's the day!!!


Did it do as well as you thought it would?
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Hothrebel » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:49 am

With it being an open auction,it found its value on the day.It was bought by a very respected collector and as far as I'm aware he is very happy with his purchase.There are quite a few differing views on this item especially around its value.Did it achieve what I expected? To be honest due to the rarity I had no real idea what the final price was going to be .At the end of the day Vectis don't set the prices ,its down to the collectors (that bid) who set the price.
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby coomber75 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:55 am

I get its rarity but isnt a grail piece for me... although I do have a loose but more luck than judgment as I had him as a kid. I have a few that I ultimately want... the first 12 moc ideally whikst not a crazy grail would make me feel happy owning them :D

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Gaz46&2 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:03 am

A time machine so I could go back to 1977.

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby theforceuk » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:29 am

That Jawa is certainly a grail in my book. :shock:

Very nice.
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby wrighty » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:31 pm

Hothrebel wrote:With it being an open auction,it found its value on the day.It was bought by a very respected collector and as far as I'm aware he is very happy with his purchase.There are quite a few differing views on this item especially around its value.Did it achieve what I expected? To be honest due to the rarity I had no real idea what the final price was going to be .At the end of the day Vectis don't set the prices ,its down to the collectors (that bid) who set the price.


Are you saying this piece has remained in the UK? That's great if so!! :D


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