Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Jared, a close friend of Travis and fellow comic book speculator. The guys are breaking down all of the news out of Hall H at San Diego Comic Con 2019 and what all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe announcements mean for the comic book market.
Including: - Thor: Love and Thunder - Disney+ announcements and what it does to the streaming market - The Eternals - How to invest - Value of the Fantastic Four now that they'll be in the MCU - What If...? Animated series - Doctor Strange 2 - The Multiverse of Madness - 3 Comic Books to buy RIGHT NOW
James recently undertook a large task in finally launching his own auction house, Ironfish Auctions in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and he's telling Travis and Kevin all about it!
Learn more about what led James down the path from going from Appraiser to Auction House owner and all the administrative stresses that come with it. The guys also touch on: - Planning for the long term - Startup marketing on a budget - Partnering with other Auction Houses - Considering Buyers Premiums.
Travis, James and Kevin are taking on a listen-suggested topic today, and we likely all know at least one... PHONE COMMANDOS. The good, the bad and the ugly...
Including: When it make sense to use your phone while buying Researching hard to find comps The world of Preselling auction wins and buying for others How your cell phone can COST you money The buyer/seller who does it all in one day.
Travis, James and Kevin welcome on Jared, a close friend of Travis and one of the most informed Transformers collectors in the fandom.
Hear more about how Jared met a young Travis hustling deals on the convention room floor, how Michael Bay has most definitely adversely impacted the franchise and which Transformers collections will be valuable in the future.
Travis, James and Kevin are gaining some Instant Ancestors in this weeks episode! Learn more about why people collect old family portraits of people they don't even know, the many fashions in which these portraits were done and what it may have said about the status of the family.
In true Justuff fashion, several tangents about other types of interesting art are scattered throughout.
Kevin and the guys recently acquired a large vintage camera collection spanning over 4,000 total pieces, so he needed to call in the experts for help! James brings in his friend, Dr. Russ Young, to dig help sort through the piles of vintage cameras and talk about his career devoted to photography.
ALSO: - Obscure and rare finds from the collection - How Russ first got into photography because of the flu and a meteor shower - Mail based portfolio critiques - Dr. Young's extensive study of the Soft Focus Lense - Cautions against YouTube advice
Travis, James and Kevin welcome their friend, art collector and jewelry artist, JC. JC has had his own art featured in prominent Chelsea galleries throughout his career. He brings unique perspective with his background as both a collector and artist, so naturally Kevin and Travis want to tap it for all they can!
ALSO: - Custom Grillz - Getting burned out on the scene - Buying the art vs. Buying the artist - Is contemporary art a SCAM
The guys are catching up with what’s been going on since James has been away and touch on all sorts of random and crazy topics. Kevin gets creative with photoshop, James remembers his first She-Hulk comic and Travis invites us all over to his Grandmother’s house for the XXX Yankee Swap.
ALSO: - Detective Pikachu - Large modern Stars Wars and Funko Pop collections - Travis explains why Nexus Maximus was a bad idea for a Transformer - Vintage adult entertainment
Travis, Kevin and James are talking about the best ways to evaluate, sort and organize large amounts of stuff that you may be getting ready to sell.
James is trapped in vintage camera hell; Kevin discusses sorting the valuable jewelry from costume props and Travis tackles a comic book collection with over 120k total issues.
The guys also touch on: Evaluating the situation before sorting or chucking your stuff Organizational approaches to consider BEFORE you start When to throw it away The importance of “Touching it Once” Don’t get lost in the details; how to keep yourself sane.
Travis, Kevin and James are discussing all the do’s and don’ts of storing your furniture, art, comics and all other collectibles. Understanding light exposure, temperature and humidity control and many other factors all play a part in keeping extending the lifespan of your assets. Kevin fears a world without Betty White, James battles nose boogers and Travis struggles to understand the humidity in his turtle tank.
The guys also touch on: - Where NOT to store your furniture - How to fix cracks in ivory - How to clean meteorites - Bronze disease – what it is and how to fix it - Glass sickness - Storing comics and prints
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