The Power of Advertising

I hope everyone in the good ol’ US of A had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their long weekend. A bit of shopping on Cyber Monday then no more excuses, everyone back to work and let’s lean into it shall…

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Influencers

This week Chris and Walt explore the things that can influence us in our collecting of comic books. Please let us know what you thought of the show: just leave a comment. What influences your comic book collecting?

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1942

1942, the first full year of Canadian wartime comics, was a year of transition and expansion. Canada had been in the war for more than two years. 1941 had given us the birth of Canadian comics with comics from that…

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Grey Cup, World Cup, D Cup

I was distracted while writing this post, my mind was on Cups all day long and into the night with the Grey Cup ending, the World Cup starting and um… The big Heritage Auction that ended November 17 – 20…

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Con Report

This week Chris and Walt discuss Walt’s trip to the big sports card show in Toronto. The boys explore some of the differences and similarities between comic and card shows. Please let us know what you thought of the show:…

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Mine Smells Like Roses

Last week Spider and I were texting a few things back and forth to each other and the end result was this business venture that we think will be a surefire hit. We’ve developed a POOP index, that is a…

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November Rains

I wonder if the yearly rhythms of the comic book marketplace create discernible patterns. Are November sales always slow? Is June the traditional point of the year where we see price gains? I know markets have general directions I’m just…

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Two The Hard Way

This week Chris and Walt talk a little Spider-Man, a little Captain America, a little Seka, a little Luke Cage, a little Emily Blunt and a little about a whole bunch of other things. Please let us know what you…

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Hey Boo Boo

Happy Halloween everybody. Please be careful driving today as there will be way too many kids out there trying to run off their sugar rushes. I’m getting lazy I think; a few years back we had a big Halloween push…

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Are We Missing Something

This week Chris and Walt continue to explore the appeal of comics with partial or no covers. How do the boys feel about books like these? Tune in and find out. We’d love to know what you thought of the…

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Rarified Air

It’s not often I get so awed by a comic. Over the years I’ve held some beauties and thanks to that beyond rare pile of 1930s comics we’ll be auctioning in the coming weeks, the ones with the covers stripped…

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The Warehouse!

This week Chris calls Walt out on what the heck he’s doing with the comics, toys and all kinds of other stuff in the warehouse Walt rented a couple of years ago. Please let us know what you thought of…

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Hard Times

I still have not opened all the boxes I brought back from my USA PO Box trip last week. At first comb through there were way more toys than I thought and not as many comics as I thought. I…

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Oskee Wee Wee

This week Chris and Walt promote the great city of Hamilton, Ontario and its rich history as a comic book collecting hub. Please let us know what you thought of the show: leave us a comment, we just ask that…

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A Trip to New Brunswick

Happy belated Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers! It’s good to be back after not writing a Forgotten Silver column last month. I had far too much on my plate in August and preparing for the NBAAC Flea Market in Sussex,…

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It’s Been Too Long

It’s been two and a half years since the last time I cleared out my PO Box in Niagara Falls, New York. The pandemic, travel restrictions and the dauntingness of all the customs paperwork did a good job of keeping…

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Who Will Our Kids Like

This week Chris and Walt tackle the tough question of which superheroes will be in favour a generation from now, and which issues are best to scoop up. Please let us know what you thought of this week’s show via…

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The Correction

I’m almost finished with this very necessary project I started last week. I’m going though all the CGC-graded comics on ICE Collectibles that belong to our three largest consignors by volume of listings (including Big B) and I’m making price…

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Stump the Chumps

This week Chris and Walt welcome the great Shekky Feldstein back to the show. They also welcome comic fan extraordinaire Sammy Russell. Chris tries to Stump the Chumps by asking them tough, tough questions on comic strips. Please let us…

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