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Finally a good one

Re: Finally a good one
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2012, 07:47:07 PM »
Hey TN_Hunter, I'm in Murfreesboro and planning on going to Tullahoma this Friday, 3/30. Auction is at 11am if you're planning on going. Would be nice to meet someone from here. I promise not to bid against you...lol, but I will bid with you if you want to partner up on a unit.

I've only won 2 units so far and still processing the one I won this weekend. I scored $240, so far,  on a unit last week that I won for $20. That was a auction in Spring Hill.

The one I got this past weekend has some very interesting stuff in it. 1-Happy Days Script signed by Henry Winkler, 2-Antique Handmade Knife, 3-couple of CB radios and a bunch of other stuff. There are thousands of photographs. Some of Muhammed Ali, Frank Zappa, Ted Nugent and a lot of other rock stars. This guy must have known somebody to be able to get close enough to get these peoples' photos.

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Re: Finally a good one
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2012, 10:28:55 PM »
There are thousands of photographs. Some of Muhammed Ali, Frank Zappa, Ted Nugent and a lot of other rock stars. This guy must have known somebody to be able to get close enough to get these peoples' photos.

Any celebrity publicist will send you a pic of the talent they represent. How many of the thousand are autographed ?


Re: Finally a good one
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2012, 07:26:03 PM »
The only autographed pic is one from a preacher...lol. All of the pics where taken by the owner of the unit so they are unique. Muhammad Ali in a hospital on a gurney. I googled it and there are others of him on a gurney but not this photo. So, it is original and I have the negatives.

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Re: Finally a good one
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2012, 08:33:35 AM »
The only autographed pic is one from a preacher...lol. All of the pics where taken by the owner of the unit so they are unique. Muhammad Ali in a hospital on a gurney. I googled it and there are others of him on a gurney but not this photo. So, it is original and I have the negatives.

Now it is sounding as though this photographer was taking candids of the celebrities you mentioned, and that might indicate he was a news cameraman of some kind (newspaper, magazine, etc).  If they are in black and white that might be an indicator of "when" they were taken, as would the age of the people pictured of course.

You mentioned negatives. Are the photos arranged in folders of some kind with the negatives in the folders too?  If so, is that true for the "thousands" you have?

If marketed properly, these could be worth some money. I think another poster in these forums has a similar situation a few months ago. Never heard the end of the story. Maybe do a search in these threads for "celelbrity photos" and see what comes up.

Re: Finally a good one
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2012, 10:14:35 AM »
Those photos and negatives are a great find.  You do what you want, but unless you need fast money, take the time to sort and sell them as individual items.  You will get your money back as these types of things sell pretty well on eBay.  I have a buddy from Milwaukee who buys, then prints, and then re-sells Milwaukee Brewer photos/negatives and makes a killing.  As a guide, check out these two links from eBay ------->  Even at $10-20 each, you are bound to make some good $$$.   ;)     Good luck and be sure to report back on your progress.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Milwaukee+Brewers+Negative&_sacat=0&_odkw=Sports+Negatives&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_Complete=1

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Muhammad+Ali+Negatives&_sacat=0&_odkw=muhammad+Ali+NEgatives&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_Complete=1

Re: Finally a good one
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2012, 04:43:15 AM »
Been a long time and a lot of work but finally got rid of 95% of this unit.  Most of the sales were generated through eBay, a little more through the auction house and an even smaller amount through the Flea Market.  I sent a great deal of the larger sized items through the auction house but just wasn't generating the $.  I am sure this was due to the quality of the auction house and their customer base but it was a good way to get rid of the product in mass so I stuck with them.  With so much activity going on trying to sell this units products and discovering my new love of vending at the Flea Market, I pretty much lost track of the sales on this unit.  So, I can safely say on the low end estimate that I sold approx $2500 out of this unit to-date.  Still have a few remaining nice items but am considering this unit done.  So, I went back out to the auction scene with the intent to buy.  Went back to the same facility this unit came from over the weekend.  Was supposed to be weekend prior but when I called the owner said it really isn't until next week (RED FLAG but I missed it).  So, I went last Saturday and there was somewhere between 40-50 units being sold.  Noticed something strange about this facility in that they were allowing tenants to run garage sales out of their units.  Must have been about 4-5 different Garage Sales going on during the auction.  Then started to notice a lot of the units had price stickers all over the items in them.  All but about 3 of the units were very picked through and trashy.  The only good 3 units were still trashy but didn't appear to be picked through.  The owner and his helpers were constantly talking the units up and announcing what was in them.  One of the helpers even announced that a unit had a play station 3 in it and it worked just fine when he plugged it in.  The owner kept walking into the units and moving stuff around to show us the contents and even brought items out to let the bidders get a closer look and handle the item.  One unit had a mattress blocking the view so they removed it.  It was a real disappointment and a huge waste of time.  I can say that this facility is now on my do not attend list.


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