Thats an amazing Star Trek collection.
25k bucks!!!!!!! That's A LOT of money we can't afford if the seller can't separate 'em to selling each item.....
Mine didn't have any crack. It was pretty nice. But I had 3 of them at one point and I do recall one with some damage but I sold it in a toy shop ad back in the 90s for probably 500 or so
Last edited by NewForce; Feb 9, '12 at 8:04 AM.
I wish I had seen this auction before I spent my spare $25k on that huge retired Beanie Babies collection!!
Oh well, I know it's soon to increase in value...like a lot!! And, I will triple my money for sure!!!!!
strangely enough, my thoughts were that a star trek collection like this really only has "down" to go in value (kind of like our megos )
Originally Posted by Saroyan
the fan base is aging, there is really no constant flow of "new" merch to attract "new" buyers/collectors, there is no specific connection to the product to this generation and everything runs in cycles...
a few have asked me "why" did I sell most of my personal ST collection (which, as mentioned, was probably the most complete in the world at the time)... reason is I feel I got good money for it at the time, relative to what I thought it would sell for in the future...
sure, I had a different perspective selling planetariums in the 90's in toy shop ads ...there was no internet to speak of, and I had "supply" with no real grasp on demand... so there are always exceptions to the value increasing rule... but my guess is 10 years from now, a 25K collection will be worth 15K, if you are lucky? what do you all think
I couldn't agree more! I sold my entire Mego Star Trek Collection to focus on other avenues of collecting.
Originally Posted by NewForce
In my opinion, Star Trek has lost its luster for collecting! The items that used to bring big money just haven't done so anymore.
Although he has a beautiful collection, I think the 25K is more of a personal attachement to the collection than wanting to sell it. Which is his personal right. You never want to just give something you love away for nothing.
But you have to be realistic if you want to sell it and realize Star Trek is not what it used to be.