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br62
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posted 02-22-2008 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for br62   Click Here to Email br62     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone provide an approximate, up-to-date value of a framed copy of R.L. Rasmussen's "Naval Aviation In Space" limited edition print?

I know at one time these were selling in the $1,800-2,000 range, but I believe that was a while ago.

I would like to get a realistic estimate of the value, as I am strongly considering selling my copy.

deputydave1
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posted 02-22-2008 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deputydave1   Click Here to Email deputydave1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just sold one to a fellow cS collector for $2,000.00. I'll probably regret it down the road, but I thought it was fair price at this time. So did he. Hope this helps. It truly is a great piece when framed.

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posted 02-22-2008 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Three of these sold at R&R in 2007. Two fetch $2065 (each) and one fetched $2005. Those prices include buyer's premium, meaning the selling prices were $1600-1700 (which is closer to $1300-1400 after seller's fees are subtracted)

So if you can get $1800-2000 for your print, I think you're getting a fair price.

2003hdannv
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posted 03-03-2008 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2003hdannv   Click Here to Email 2003hdannv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Naval Aviation in Space SOLD for $3500 plus $50 S&H on eBay.

Seems like the market is taking off for these also for the authentic Armstrong!!!

divemaster
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posted 11-11-2010 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's see - the last post in this topic was two and half years ago.

$3500 on ebay in 2008. KSC has a print on their web site for $12,000.00 [but I think they're throwing in shipping]

Funny. I was giving a fleeting thought to selling mine. I wonder what it's actually worth today? I KNOW it's not worth anywhere near $12K, that's for sure. [but I'll take $10K and throw in shipping, too]

stsmithva
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posted 11-12-2010 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The $3500 on eBay was on the high end- they still seem to go for about $2000-3000, including one for $2988 on RR in August.

divemaster
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posted 11-12-2010 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So that brings us back to about $3500 with the buyers premium. I figured that was about right.

I was trolling ebay and some of the art sites last night just out of curiousity. I'm amazed at some of the prices for some of the out of print old - and not so old - Alan Bean prints, too. It was like someone changed all of the prices by 25-75% when I wasn't looking. What I THOUGHT was about $495 last year are now listed at $795 this year. Quite an eye opener.

But that $12K price gave me the best chuckle of them all.

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posted 11-12-2010 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by divemaster:
So that brings us back to about $3500 with the buyers premium. I figured that was about right.

Keep in mind that the seller did not get $3500 for their item. They got $2988 minus the 20% seller's fee...or $2390.

divemaster
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posted 11-12-2010 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But the buyer was out of pocket $3500. A lot better than $12K.

I've also started seeing "premium pricing" on Alan Bean's "In the Beginning", "In Flight" and "Kissing the Earth". I know they're all out of print, but someone really raised the prices when I wasn't looking. Even "Homeward Bound" is commanding a decent number.

Just a simple observation, that's all.

randyc
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posted 11-12-2010 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember-what the asking price is for an item is not important. A seller can ask anything they what, whether it's reasonable or not. It's what the item actually sells for that's important and should be considered when determining how much an item is worth.

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posted 11-29-2010 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm giving some serious thought to selling my copy. If you're interested [and serious] drop me an e-mail.

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posted 08-29-2012 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jmstar1955   Click Here to Email jmstar1955     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been offered one of these prints for £3000 which is roughly $4750...is this a good price?

rgarner
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posted 08-30-2012 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the going price (or at least the realistic going price) for these at present is about $2000-$2500 max. Might be more now but the price you've been offered you could probably buy two for that.

Just take a look at the comments above here - they all answer your question.

I believe Divemaster is even thinking of selling his one so I'd suggest contacting him and asking for a price.

lspooz
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posted 09-01-2012 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by rgarner:
I believe Divemaster is even thinking of selling his one so I'd suggest contacting him and asking for a price.

I'd like one unframed, and will post a more detailed WTB listing in the B/S/Trade thread next month.

sixturners
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posted 12-30-2012 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sixturners   Click Here to Email sixturners     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like one sold for $4,850 on Novaspace. I would give some serious thought to selling mine for $3,500, but I don't think I could do it for less. These prints are either gone to go up in value or the next generation is going to lose interest and they will be worth less... who knows. I think I would have a hard time letting it go for $5,000, but I am not normal. I just wish I had bought more than one when they were $250.

Any one want to tempt me?

lspooz
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posted 12-30-2012 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, can't tempt you much — I blew a lot of money on space books, autographs, Alan Bean's 'Reaching for the Stars' (and furniture - what good is that?!?) so I haven't budgeted for the "Naval Aviation in Space" print yet - still think it is excessively priced since there is the possibility of it's value dropping soon. We'll see...

Dougin SoCA
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posted 12-31-2012 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was very fortunate to get mine back in the mid 1990's for around $250 each.

There will always be some fluctuation in any valuable item, but having the signatures of the first American in space, the first American to orbit the Earth, the first human being to set foot on the Moon, and a nice color rendering to boot, I just can't see it's value going down at all over time, only go up.

They only made 1000 of them (plus maybe a few artist proofs), and with inevitable loss and damage to some of them each year (how many of them were framed without archival materials or placed in areas were lighting has degraded them over time), I truly believe it will always be one of the most sought after and appreciated space items out there.

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