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John Edwards
Film Handler

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From: Harrow-Weald
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 - posted May 23, 2010 10:11 PM      Profile for John Edwards   Email John Edwards   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
read in the sunday mail or the mirror some guy brought a can of 35mm nitrate film for £3.20 on ebay it was a rare charlie chaplin film made in 1916 had an offer for it of £900.000 and said im not in any hurry to sell could be worth over £1.000.000 now thats what i call an ebay bargain.eddie. [Eek!] [Eek!] :eek

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Ian O'Reilly
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From: London
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 - posted May 24, 2010 03:54 AM      Profile for Ian O'Reilly   Email Ian O'Reilly   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think the Guy is just being GREEDY [Eek!]

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Verona (Italy)
Registered: Jan 2009


 - posted May 25, 2010 06:52 AM      Profile for Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Author's Homepage   Email Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sometimes the opposite had happened to me. Some movies were sold for SO HIGH PRICES.

And the the real value (and condition...) were absolutely so poor [Confused] [Big Grin] !

Lots (not all of them, thanks God!) of Italian collectors really specialize in doing this. Buying for 1, using, using, using. And then re-selling for 5 (and stating NEAR MINT AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION) [Roll Eyes] .

[ May 25, 2010, 12:30 PM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]

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Bruce Calvert
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From: Plano, TX USA
Registered: Nov 2004


 - posted May 25, 2010 09:51 PM      Profile for Bruce Calvert   Author's Homepage   Email Bruce Calvert   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The guy is a fool. ZAPPED is a curiosity, but it only contains snippets of Chaplin from other films. If someone really did offer him that much for the film, he should have taken it.

All this story really does is make anybody who finds an old nitrate film think that they have discovered a fortune. In reality, they have found some thing that is culturally important, but not really worth that much. Other than archives, there are very few people in the world that still collect nitrate film.

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Damien Taylor
Expert Film Handler

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From: Perth, Western Australia
Registered: Oct 2008


 - posted May 26, 2010 12:12 AM      Profile for Damien Taylor   Email Damien Taylor   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
From my own experience of buying 35mm off eBay, "Mystery reels" always end up being porn.

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Bruce Calvert
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 - posted May 27, 2010 03:35 PM      Profile for Bruce Calvert   Author's Homepage   Email Bruce Calvert   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I bought a couple of 35mm nitrate reels on eBay several years ago. They turned out to be an abridgement of an early Tom Mix feature. Although the film A CHILD OF THE PRARIE had been sold on 8mm and 16mm, I ended up donating the film to the Library of Congress since they did not have have a copy.

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