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Posted: 17 Feb 04, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there a website where you can find out exactly what queen items are officially collectable and rare? And also how much they are worth?

So I don't get ripped off when bidding on ebay or buying from a collector!

Thanks!!!


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Posted: 18 Feb 04, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not an expert on single and LP releases, people like Ron, Henrique, P_G or Alex are. Queenpicturehall is definitely the best source for this info but keep in mind that ebay prices are always cheaper than that :-)

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Posted: 18 Feb 04, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would recommend the combination of my (ridiculously big) wants list plus my collection list, as a reference of what's collectable:

http://paginas.terra.com.br/arte/queenland/qwants.htm

http://paginas.terra.com.br/arte/queenland/qcollec.htm

But these lists does not contains values.



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Posted: 18 Feb 04, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And of course that Brian May book will be released with practically ALL Queen collectibles.


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Posted: 18 Feb 04, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your wantlist is indeed rediculously big, Henrique. But there's nothing wrong with wanting something, the only problem is getting it :)


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Posted: 18 Feb 04, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is a lost battle of course - I get one item from the list and discover another 10 to add to it ! :-b


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Posted: 18 Feb 04, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, that's the fun of this hobby (collecting). You never get satisfied, there's always more to collect. I sometimes wonder where you guys keep your collection? I only have a small collection (+/- 200 Queen Releted Items) and I allready don't have the space to store it.

Lol :)


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 03:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's why I sort of admire Henrique... he's fighting a lost battle. Henrique, is there anything Queen-related you are not collecting? Have you never considered focusing on one field (example: 7" singles) and make your collection as complete as possible? :-)

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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Plengel,

> wonder where you guys keep your collection?

I have a room in my appartment which is dedicated only to store my collection.
Some years ago I had to move most framed posters, and some big items like windows displays to somewhere else because of lack of space.
A few months ago I had to remove the CDs from it too :-/

Martin,

> That's why I sort of admire Henrique... he's fighting a lost battle.

Thanks :)
My hope is that if one day I win the lottery, I could come closer to win this battle ;)

> Henrique, is there anything Queen-related you are not collecting?

Mmmmm...
If I see something in front of me (not on the internet) Queen-related that I don't have, for a reasonable price, I will probably buy. From t-shirts to figure statues, anything. But I don't include things like these examples to my wants list, there's no way to catalogue these. Also I don't catalogue on my wants list, for example, the tour stuff you collect (all ticket stubbs, etc). I only catalogue on my collection the ones I have, on this case.

> Have you never considered focusing on one field (example: 7" singles) and make your collection as complete as possible? :-)

No, never.
If I do that I would tend to pay silly prices for something I need for that specific field.
Doing the way I do, I never pay too much for an item because I have no priorities, and the range of choices is muuuuch wider.
Also, is it possible to have a complete collection on any sub-field ? Maybe if one starts collecting John Deacon solo...
...or a bizarre format like Reel To Reel tapes (The Game only) :-D