Back to Basics

Sneaky Chris Owen pulled a fast one on me for this week’s Comic Culture podcast. We had picked a topic for the show and as we were getting the gear out and setting up I was just casually telling him…

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Connoisseurs

How is June here already? I have plans to leave my warehouse by the end of this year. When I made the decision back in December, I imagined I’d have about 40% of the warehouse dispositioned, moved, sold or even…

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One More Sleep

Apologies, I’ll post for tomorrow morning. I was going to use the long weekend as an excuse when I remembered our long weekend was last week… Quick reminder that our Canadiana auction ends tonight! Click here to view all the…

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Pep Rally

This week Chris and Walt hold a big pep rally for comic book collecting. The boys brought their positive attitudes and sunny dispositions with them for this pep rally, Chris even brought his pom poms. Please let us know what…

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Game On

We made the call that we won’t be setting up at Fan Expo Toronto this year; I’ll be travelling to Europe for three plus weeks and will be getting back just before the show. They moved the Montreal date on…

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Collecting Artists

This week Chris and Walt talk about how to collect artists. Do you stay with comics or add portfolios, artist editions, prints, original art? Collecting artists can really add layers to anyone’s collection. Please let us know what you thought…

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Road Trip

Canadiana Auction update. Back in 1980 three young Canadians drove down to the Marvel offices in New York to pitch an idea they had for Marvel’s popular What If… title. Our boys Jim Waley, Gene Day and Vince Marchesano came…

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Spring Cleaning

Welcome back to another edition of Forgotten Silver. As regular readers know, I did not publish a new column last month. East Coast Toys and Games appeared at three major events over four weekends in late March and early April,…

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Kinda Blue

This past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day: I hope everyone was able to make it out to their local comic shop (LCS) to help support them and to enjoy all the free comics. We’d love to hear your review…

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Drug Testing

This week Chris tries once more to… Stump the Chump. How will Walt fare this time? Considering his perfect score the last time maybe we should call this episode… Stump the Champ! Please let us know what you thought of…

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Peak Kirby

Last week I tackled this huge pile of 12-cent Fantastic Four comics destined for our weekly eBay auction. I had fun seeing all those great Jack Kirby covers. I got to thinking about Kirby and how ridiculous his body of…

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Say Uncle

Our old chum Chris Owen popped by for a drink yesterday and we got to chatting a bit about comics and the dilemma facing the people that bought investment books these past couple of years. Luckily the batteries in our…

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High Floors

A guy brought in some rag copies of some pretty good Silver and Bronze age books and I did what any sane shopkeep should do: I bought them up. These things are low grade, so low I would have turned…

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Weather Related

We’ve picked our date for our annual eBay Canadiana Auction: it will go live Friday, May 19th and finish up Monday, May 29th. This will be our 3rd Canadiana auction and will easily be our biggest and best yet; we…

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Auction Focus

I’ve talked to a few people that attended the Toronto Comic Con this past weekend and they allsaid the show was super busy. This is the spring version of the much larger Fan Expo that goes on in late August,…

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Spring

When the missus and I were dating way back when she mentioned she liked Vivaldi so I went out and bought her a Vivaldi Four Seasons CD. She thanked me and then mentioned she didn’t have a CD player… Anyway,…

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