Dannywhiteley wrote:I think a lot of the misconceptions about rarity stem from the early collector guides that were nearly all written from a US perspective in the early 90's. It's all we had in the UK so had nothing else to base rarity on pre-internet other than what we were finding in junk shops, carboot sales and friends collections. That wasn't always the best measure so the 'last 17' figures gained mythical status...
I remember paying £40 in a junk shop in liverpool for a loose yak in the early 90's, and that really was the pinnacle of my loose pre-internet collecting at the time. In fact it was only beaten a year or two later (post my access to the early internet) with a VC Jawa and Blue Snag finally sourced from the US for closer to £100-200 each.
SAVORY100 wrote:... and the over used term Holy Grail
Dannywhiteley wrote:SAVORY100 wrote:... and the over used term Holy Grail
A definition of holy grail or grail (not the strictly religious definition) is "a thing which is eagerly pursued or sought after".
Grail doesn't describe rarity as much as elusiveness to an individual. It can be a relatively common item that is just out of reach or requires lots of searching to find one in budget.
Grails vary depending on circumstance, available finances, time served in hobby etc. One person's grail might be an R2 sabre, anothers might be a RF Fett and anothers might be a nice 12 back Luke. It's all relative.
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