More eBay commentary on what's up for auction every once in a while to help educate collectors and--well, have snarky fun too:) So, I'll highlight a few interesting finds, crazy listings, and eBay Nancy Drew flubs and the like. Chime in, in the comments section with your thoughts or questions! Copy the item number and go to http://www.ebay.com and enter it into the search box to view the following auctions:
(Disclaimer: No offense meant to any seller or bidder/potential bidder--I'm sure you're all lovely people:)...)
GREAT FINDS & FUN THINGS:
Item Number: 270234445796 Description: Nancy Drew.....Reporter - original Lobby card 1939
(Ends: 5/10 '08) - This is a great lobby card and I know the seller well--bid with confidence! These old lobby cards are worth quite a bit and I would expect the auction price to go up a little more at the end on this one.
Item Number: 130221252630 Description: Nancy Drew Old Clock 1930 True 1st w/ Exact Repro DJ!
(Ends: 5/15 '08) - This is a great find, a first of Old Clock even though it does have a reproduction dust jacket. The dust jacket doesn't add a lot of value to the book when it's a repro, however, there are not many reproduction dust jackets of the actual first printing dust jacket, so this would add some value to this auction. I would expect the final price to be in the $500 to $600 range given the way prices are going at eBay these days.
Item Number: 320249501885 Description: Nancy Drew Emma Roberts Denim & Picture Tote Bag Purse
(Ends: 5/14 '08) - This is cute! I have one of these and it's nicely made! A recommended fun buy!
Item Number: 280224510788 Description: Nancy Drew Applewood 1st edition The Haunted Bridge+1
(Ends: 5/12 '08) - Another set of reproduction Applewood Nancy Drews--2 books--going for over $50.00 and then some. It never ceases to amaze me. I don't think the reproductions are worth this much. You can find vintage copies of these titles and pay the same or even less now that eBay seems to be a buyer's market the last few years! Get a clue people:)
Item Number: 370049509494 Description: Nancy Drew #49 Mirror Bay 1st Ed PC RARE Yellow Overlay
(Ends: 5/13 '08) - The seller states that this book is in "excellent condition" and then states quite a few flaws that would not make this book excellent condition--more like good to good plus.
Item Number: 230250372947 Description: APPLEWOOD SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK Nancy Drew Keene OOP
(Ends: 5/11 '08) - Wow! Amazing! Or as George Fayne would say, Hypers! A seller actually selling Applewoods for about what they're worth--the original sales prices! Imagine that ;) Snap these up collectors before those resellers do!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT SO FAST SELLER!
Item Number: 290227956049 Description: LOT OF 16 NANCY DREW CAROLYN KEENE VINTAGE RARE PLUS!!
(Ends: 5/11 '08) - None of these books are rare, more like common :)
Item Number: 270235658729 Description: NANCY DREW NANCY'S MYSTERIOUS LETTER..OEPS..WS.DJ.RARE!
(Ends: 5/14 '08) - Just begging the question here Nancy style, but would a seller who really thought this book is rare, sell it for a buy it now of $56.99?!
Item Number: 230250393573 Description: COMPLETE SET Vintage NANCY DREW BOOKS Rare Girls Gifts!
(Ends: 5/13 '08) - Yellow spine picture cover books even with older art are not rare!