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Paul Brandes
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From: Australia
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 - posted October 16, 2010 11:14 PM      Profile for Paul Brandes   Email Paul Brandes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

I would be interested to know if there is a publication or web site that gives details on prices of collectible super 8 movies. I am new to this and just wanted to get an idea of which films are more expensive to buy and why. I would be grateful for any advice or information.

Thank you

Paul Brandes

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David Kilderry
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From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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 - posted October 17, 2010 03:52 AM      Profile for David Kilderry   Author's Homepage   Email David Kilderry   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Paul, this forum and ebay prices are a good guide. Once prices were set more on the length of the film, now it is much more on the title itself and the condition.

If you brouse the for sale section here, the films that have sold will tell you what people are prepared to pay. Some features I have not been able to sell for $20.00, others I can not buy for for $300!

There is more info than ever around to compile a price guide, so maybe someone will do it one day. Of course there are all the dealers, have a brouse through their lists. Remember that they will command a higher price than an individual will often be able to bring.

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Paul Brandes
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 - posted October 17, 2010 04:13 AM      Profile for Paul Brandes   Email Paul Brandes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi David,

Many thanks

Regards

Paul

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 17, 2010 07:37 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Paul,

If you can be more specific to what type of movies is your interest, perhaps more input can be given. For example, I can say that;

Cartoon
Tom & Jerry (200", Color, Sound, Walton/MGM) = $4-$8
Tom & Jerry (200", Color, Sound, Derann/Red Fox) = $10-$18
All Univ-8/Castles 200" Col, Sound (Woody, Andy Panda, etc) = $3-$8

Comedy
Three Stooges (400', B/W, Sound) = $12 - 22 (except for certain titles)
Little Rascals/Our Gangs (200", B/W, Sound) = $7 - 15
Little Rascals/Our Gangs (400", B/W, Sound) = $9 - 21
Laurel & Hardy (400", B/W, Sound) = $7 - 18 (except for certain titles)

etc...etc...

But always there is a disclaimer that one or two titles might be more due to the rarity. And there is always +/- $3 from the above price guide for the physical condition (fade color, sprocket damage, no OB, OB not good, splices, dark print, etc).

Give us here what is your interest, more input I believe will be given (if you can go with titles, it will be even better).

cheers

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Paul Brandes
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 - posted October 17, 2010 01:52 PM      Profile for Paul Brandes   Email Paul Brandes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Winbert,

Thanks for the imformation. As an example, would it be possible to get an idea of what a copy of the following films are worth:

The Sailor (Charlie Chaplin) sound 200ft B&W

THE CHAPLIN MUTUAL COMEDIES all 12 reels (400 ft ea) sound, Genuine Blackhawk prints

I would be grateful for a reply

Regards

Paul

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 17, 2010 06:22 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Paul,

I am not a Charlie Chaplin (CC) fans, so I might be wrong.

But I have seen many time CC 400" reels from Blackhawk with several type of box art, such as : yellow background with small chaplins, were sold around $7 - 15 (sound strip for music score). Silent/non sound trip will be much lower.

My conclusion says that CC from Blackhawk is not that expensive. The expensive one is the one released by ... (I forgot the company) where it has a silver background with chaplin b/w photo in the middle. Anyone know the company release this?

regards

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Paul Brandes
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 - posted October 17, 2010 06:28 PM      Profile for Paul Brandes   Email Paul Brandes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Winbert,

Many thanks

Regards

Paul

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John W. Black
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 - posted October 17, 2010 10:57 PM      Profile for John W. Black   Author's Homepage   Email John W. Black   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
RBC released the silver boxed Chaplins. Being as the scored Mutuals hit the market fairly late in the game,$25-$30 per reel is not out of line.

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Paul Brandes
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 - posted October 17, 2010 11:03 PM      Profile for Paul Brandes   Email Paul Brandes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi John,

Many thanks, , Could you have a look at the following pricing from a catalogue I found and tell me what you think about the asking price.

Regards Paul
PS I couldnt fit it all in so Ive sent you a message.

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted October 18, 2010 02:51 PM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't buy that - The Blackhawk (restored) Chaplin Mutuals can command a premium in original boxes, justly to $40@ - Sometimes it all depends on the seller/dealer, and what they charge on average - Film can not have a price guide, like toys, LPs and such, only on-average that I can see - Shorty

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