First off, February has been a terrific month of sales for me with items selling that have been collecting dust for too long.
I was at the Goodwill store near where I work not long ago and there was a hardcover book of photographs by Ansel Adams. Experience told me this was highly saleable so for $2.80 I was a customer.
I looked it over, it was in very good shape and was a second edition of Ansels portfolios published by the New York Graphic Society in 1981. I knew I could easily get $10 for it. even with the gift inscription on page 1, which for me is good. I was all set to list it and I was going through it and found something I have never seen before.
Two pages in front of the normal title page with the name of the book, the publisher and the title, there was the another page with just the title (what do you call a page like that). Below that title there was Ansel Adams signature. I stopped in my tracks.
I compared the signature to what I could find online and it was a perfect match. I took a photo of the signature and added it to the auction and gave it a starting price of $19.00. The auction closes tomorrow and so far I have 15 watchers and three bids. I am even getting bidders from overseas who I have told will cost them $24 to ship.
Also can anyone tell me when ebay stopped linking to past auctions in a buyers history. I just noticed this the other day. One more valuable piece of information that ebay feels we not longer have a right to see.
Stay warm and safe, folks.
While researching an artist stumbled upon this article providing a detailed history of the "What's up Doc?" bunny.