Wednesday, December 02, 2009
December 2, 2009 2009 Market Report
Greetings. It's once again time for the annual report on the open market prices for original art from the Cerebus series.
(1) "pre-bay" - sales from the early years of eBay (2000-04), there were a 2 more added in 2009, bringing the total up to 31 pieces. The average price 'back them' for a Cerebus page was $540.
(2) "E-Bay" - sales from 2005-09, there were 12 entries added in 2009, bringing the total up to 112 pieces. The overall average price is $602. Here is how that breaks out.
(a) Overall, over the years: in 2006, the price per page was $599; in 2007, it was $603; in 2008, it was $596; and in 2009, as I said, it is $602.
(b) During each year, here is the way it looks: in 2006, based on 48 entries, the price per page was $596; in 2007, based on 11 entries, the price per page was $659; in 2008, based on 41 entries, the price per page was $574; and for the 12 entries in 2009, the price per page was $670. So one might say that the economy had an effect last year. But it also follows a supply and demand model: 41 pages showed up in 2008, and the price fell.
(c) How does it look within the series? The Dave-only pages still command the lowest price, unless it is from issues 1 or 2, at $540/page. The mid-series Ger pages (issues 101-200), at $730/page, caught up with the early Ger pages (issues 65-100), which were steady at $725. And the later pages (issues 201-300) were $578/page.
(d) Double pages (baed on 4 sales) are $1300, on average.
(e) Covers (based on 9 sales) are $2060, on average.
(f) Grail pages I (based on 6 pages from issues 1 and 2) are $2010 each, on average.
(g) Grail pages II (based on 10 pages, eg, the Sproing! page.. you know the one) go for $1290 each.