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Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by GaryB on Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:13 pm

Auction is half, so I thought I'd start a thread to get some reactions. All I have to say is $25,000 for a carded DT Luke!!! Holy F!!
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by General Kahn on Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:20 pm

Do you have a link to the auction?
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by GaryB on Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:33 pm

Can't get the link to post. Google Sotherby's Star Wars auction and it comes right up.
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Post by General Kahn on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:04 pm

Cheers dude Very Happy
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by GaryB on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:24 pm

Don't forget to add the 25% fee on top of the end price!! 35k for the 7-back!! Wow! Anyone in this group do any bidding?
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by hellhippie on Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:56 pm

I wish

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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by ChristianC on Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:50 am

I was thinking of bidding on some stuff (Luke proof cards for example) but the extra fees turned me off. From what I've seen the prices were pretty insane anyway.

Did you bid on anything Gary?
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Post by ChristianC on Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:52 am

Looks like his collection went for half a million. Wow.

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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by Akial on Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:14 am

Well a lot went out of any range, but there were some MOC lots which went quite reasonably IMO. Or take the lot with the boxed skiff, boxed sandcrawler, Slave one, Speeder Bike and Landspeeder. All in nice boxes. $1300 is a quite good Price for that I think.
I was surprised how expensive these rubbish POTF 2 lots were saled. jaw
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by GaryB on Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:02 pm

@christian - nope, I didn't even register! There where only two lots that I would have went on, the fx7 31bk proof and the cantina alien revenge proof lot. The fees and my suspicion that there were going to be some very deep pocketed / shallow knowledged paddle-wavers in this one, really kept me out of it. I do agree with Akial, a handful of lots seemed to go off at a fair price though.
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by CanadianSWGallery on Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:27 pm

GaryB wrote:35k for the 7-back!! Wow!

Wow indeed. I hope the buyer did his research before plunking down that much for the 7-pack. Way over priced IMHO, and not all of the figures in that particular example were the correct ones; especially the American (!) carded Lobot (which should have been the *Canadian* skinwrapped version).

The 4 foot Chewbacca was also missing some grey ammo clips too.
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by Todd_T on Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:21 am

I agree. That 7 pack shocked me at what it went for, especially seeing that it wasn't all Canadian and seemed to be pieced together.
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by richard_h on Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:42 am

Surely these items were bought by non-typical SW fans? Who'd pay those prices? 3 x DT Lukes sold for $17k on FB recently. And the R5 error card was just silly.
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by Darth_June on Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:15 pm

Seems like some things sold for more just because it was owned by Nigo lol

Wish I had that type of money to bid lmao I'm satisfied with beaters for now haha
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Re: Sotherby's Nigo Auction

Post by ChristianC on Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:36 pm

richard_h wrote:Surely these items were bought by non-typical SW fans?  Who'd pay those prices?  3 x DT Lukes sold for $17k on FB recently.  And the R5 error card was just silly.

Yeah was thinking the same thing. I guess the celebrity factor around the auction (and TFA) would have attracted non-collectors with bigggggg pockets.
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