Travis, James and Kevin are talking about their recent trip to Colorado Springs Comic Con with Altered Reality Entertainment Content Director Elijah Montoya! Learn more about about the growth of CSCC over the last few years, some notable celebrity stories from the weekend and hear more about Travis's panel!
Also! - The Magic Wheelchair with Austin St. John of the Power Rangers - Favorite cosplays from the weekend - Rare consignments and finds - Elijah talks about moderating celebrity panels - Elijah's worst fanboy moment - Being in the room with Stan Lee - Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 expectations - Chevy Chase inspires Travis's brother
Travis, James and Kevin are talking everything about the excellent decade that was the 80s! What is having a resurgence, what has maintained their value and what unexpected items from the era currently hold value in today's market? -
80s Fashion Resurgence - Vintage Concert T-shirts - Star Wars toys - GI Joe - Transformers - Cassettes making a comeback? - Lacquer furniture...
Travis, James and Kevin are getting ready for Colorado Springs Comic Con and are talking all things conventions! What to expect, how to get ready and how best to navigate your convention experience!
ALSO: - Convention exclusive items - The hierarchy of comic conventions - Pinball Conventions - Other types of conventions - Kevin fondly recalls his cosplay experiences - Celebrity interactions
Travis, James and Kevin are celebrating a years worth of podcasts by catching up, talking shop and sharing stories about recent finds and collecting news!
James' Ironfish Auctions update - Czech bohemian art class - A collection of Civil War letters - The upcoming comic book sale - How does Marvel handle The New Mutants movie? - Travis gets his car running - Kevin's '72 Corvette - Travis appreciates Nicolas Cage
Travis, James and Kevin are talking with their friend (and militaria expert) Jeff Shrader! Jeff gives an overview of medal and militaria collecting and why it can be a problematic business as well as why it can be a tricky type of collecting to break in to!
Also: - What drives the value of a Purple Heart? - Specialization of military collections - Most common types of things collected - Stability of the militaria market
Tony Jones Show #210 - With music from Castle Black, Jenn Vix, Deer Tick, The McGunks, The Callouts, Ravi Shavi, Damone, The Sheila Divine, Silverteeth, and Tammy LaForest.
Travis, James and Kevin are doing another listener suggested topic this week and are talking about the trends in the Asian antiques, pottery and other collections. Long time veteran of this market, Kevin explains what led to the growth of this market over the last decade and how you can learn more about this type of collecting.
Also: - Kevin recently sold a Ching Dynasty Vase for $40,000 - Trying to renegotiate after auction - Authenticity of Chinese period pieces - Chinese Porcelain and Pottery - Why are so many American auction houses headed to China?
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.
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