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by maxf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 1153

Re: Competition Etiquette

At the moment and since 2008, investing in vintage Star Wars is way better than leaving your money in the bank. Interest rates have been so low for so long. How many members on here could make a good living if they were given £50,000 to spend and sell on vintage Star Wars? I hear the ‘better than m...
by maxf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 1153

Re: Competition Etiquette

Just about every other investment vehicle makes more sense than vintage star wars I'm not sure I agree. Take property for example - a good return yield is considered to be 5% per year. A similar return is considered good for pensions, and low-risk stocks and shares. If you know what you're doing an...
by maxf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Most Wanted
Topic: Maxf's wants list - Palitoys and some loose
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Maxf's wants list - Palitoys and some loose

Updated my list to knock off some things I've found...
by maxf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 1153

Re: Competition Etiquette

I think the number of 'investors' in Star Wars is incredibly low... it's bogeyman term used when people spend a lot of money. If you're rich, you arent investing in star wars toys. If you're not rich, you probably arent either. People might use it as an excuse to make a bigger than usual purchase, b...
by maxf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: MOC Rarity
Replies: 26
Views: 596

Re: MOC Rarity

even when I ask about it I hear nothing. Is that really true? I’m sure you’ve asked me about rarity before and I’ve been quite open with what I know... same for others. Aren’t there even threads on here about rarity with loads of replies? I don’t think rarity is a secret at all - it’s just that mos...
by maxf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: MOC Rarity
Replies: 26
Views: 596

Re: MOC Rarity

I was expecting the 45A 2-1B to go for 4-5K but even I was shocked to see it sell for over 8K. I knew it was rare but I didn’t realise there were only 3 known examples as this information was kept from me until after the auction. No one mentioned the 2-1B sale to me not that I would expect them to ...
by maxf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: MOC Rarity
Replies: 26
Views: 596

Re: MOC Rarity

I was expecting the 45A 2-1B to go for 4-5K but even I was shocked to see it sell for over 8K. I knew it was rare but I didn’t realise there were only 3 known examples as this information was kept from me until after the auction. No one mentioned the 2-1B sale to me not that I would expect them to ...
by maxf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 1153

Re: Competition Etiquette

It's a fair point Ed, but I think it's unavoidable really - if there were 5 mates collecting something then you could expect them to work together, but there are thousands of people collecting vintage and many interested in even the most niche areas... any gentleman's agreement to let something go w...
by maxf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 1153

Re: Competition Etiquette

I can appreciate that collectors with knowledge and experience of particular card rarities often regret sharing the information publicly, particularly if new collectors then start chasing after those pieces just because they are rare and the result is a big price increase. Unfortunately it just lea...
by maxf
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Final frontier shop
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Final frontier shop

Frank Bray owns Final Frontier Toys in the US - not cheap but certainly trustworthy and legit. I've bought from him a few times over the last 20 years or so. It used to be him, The Earth, Brians Toys and Cloudcity for all of your vintage needs - ahhhh, the good old days.
by maxf
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Palitoy Matrix Overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Palitoy Matrix Overhaul

Well done Jason - I think that’s a great move.
by maxf
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: End of 2019 Collecting Review and 2020 goals
Replies: 36
Views: 2228

Re: End of 2019 Collecting Review and 2020 goals

My 2019 aims were... I want to add more Palitoys to my Run - I have 2 or 3 genuinely rare cards to find, plus 5 or 6 which should come up with a bit of patience- so it would be nice to a few more ticked off. Added a few more... I'm down to 5 for the run of SW and ESB mocs now (plus some upgrades). I...
by maxf
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Valuation Requests
Topic: SW Die Cast MISB valuation please
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: SW Die Cast MISB valuation please

coomber75 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:48 pm
wont say on first two as im after those at the right price, i recently bought sealed falcon for 150
Bargain - I think I paid £350 for mine! Edited to say I just checked and it was £260 but totally case fresh.
by maxf
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Settle for a reseal?
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Settle for a reseal?

I bought 2 part sealed/reseals as ‘placeholders’ for my palitoy run - I was always going to upgrade them if the opportunity came along but honestly, they don’t even bother me know and I’m not sure I’d spend the money to upgrade given the extra ‘value’ I’d get from spending the cash. Go for it.
by maxf
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Star Wars Items for Sale
Topic: Palitoy for sale moc 12/20/45b graded
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: Palitoy for sale moc 12/20/45b graded

Appreciate Joey is a new user here but he’s been collecting for years - I bought 3 mocs from him last week which arrived with no issues.