Last Updated on 7/23/2005 by bidz

Harry Rinker has a nice analysis on valuing collectibles:

Buyer value – yet another value consideration
From The Morning Call
July 22, 2005

Determining a valid secondary retail market value for a collectible is more complex than ever. Today value is contingent upon multiple factors. The key is to ask the right questions, the most important of which is: ”who is the potential buyer?”

…In 2005, the end-user once again is dominant. More collectibles are purchased and removed from the market than are bought for resale. However, there no longer is one end-user group dominating the market as collectors did through the mid-1980s.”

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