There sure are a lot of big collections up for sale these days. I’m not sure if people just need the money or if they are trying to clear out their basements. I just wish I had some deeper pockets because I would love to get my hands on some of the collections that have been showing up on eBay lately.
Did you see this Simpsons collection?
This Simpsons collection was massive, and filled the owner’s basement. The photos above show only a small portion of the full collection. I am still in shock that the final bid on this entire collection was just $2,000.00. There had to be thousands of items in the auction, not to mention the two life size Homer Simpsons. I can’t imagine that the seller was happy with the final price but the buyer did meet the auction’s reserve price. The only thing I can figure is that the seller required local pick up of the items, so he excluded a good deal of the country’s bidders that weren’t located near Pittsburgh. Plus, you would need a good deal of space just to house all those items.
There’s another auction I’m watching now which is really cool. It is a comprehensive collection focused on the DC Comics’ character – The Flash.
This collection spans the entire history of The Flash and DC Comics itself. There are many unique, rare, scarce, one-of-a-kind pieces included. … I’ve spent a great deal of time and effort in tracking down all these items (or saving them throughout the years), and I’d really like to see it stay together. If the collection does not sell here, I will consider consigning with a large auction house.
Included, for example (but not limited to): Action figures, statues, apparel, cards, games, glasses, collectibles, toys, TV show items, prototypes, posters, displays, shirts, food-items, costumes and just about anything you can think of – plus items you haven’t.
I love that the owner wants to keep the collection together. Collectors have a lot of pride in what they have achieved in putting together a collection, and the worst feeling in the world would be to see that collection dismantled.
Along with the expected toys, action figures and posters, there are several “very high value” items included: a 1942 Pinback (excellent), a 1961 Vissari Halloween costume (MIB), a 1946 Wheaties Giveaway Comic (Fine – Very Fine), a 1965 Ben Cooper Halloween Costume (MIB), a 1967 Hasbro Justice League – Flash board game (MINT) and Kenner Super Powers Prototypes and “test shot”, just to name a few. Also, in the collection are items from the 1989-91 TV show – scripts, cast and crew items and advertising pieces.
Here’s a video that shows many items in the collection (along with some that are not included):
This is what we call a completist. If something had Flash on it, then it would find its way into this collection. Nice job! So, head over to eBay and place your bid!