Boba Fisher Collection Auction?

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This guy just got banned for posting in the upgrade section, looks at first glance like a spam post -

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POP! Culture Connection, A vintage modern culture shop will be auctioning off the massive collection of Robert Fisher "BOB A". It was once considered the 2nd largest in the country. I will be posting pics but am new at these forums. Like us on Facebook for updates.
But it appears it could well be true, here is the facebook page - POP!Culture connection facebook

And here are pictures of what could well be Boba Fisher's collection - Auction pictures

A little bit sad to see it all being sold off and broken up but it's amazing to see just how much he had and perhaps people who were inspired by his collection or remember him from years back as a prominent collector will get the chance to own a piece of his collection.

MODS- would it be an idea to unban the user PCC? I know full on promoting sales is not on but perhaps if they were on the forum and instructed of the rules they could instead answer questions etc if anyone had any about the collection or the reasons behind its sale? Just a thought as it is probably of some interest to the Vintage crowd a bit more than most.

**Edit** Some links over the years that might be useful for those who haven't heard of Mr Fisher.

POTF Coin Frame - SWCA

Ewoks & Droids Coin Frame - SWCA

Youtube Video- Collection of Bob "Boba" Fisher
 
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must say i only took a glimps at it and will take some more time to look at (and read) everything.
But if i look at the picture with the 4 vintage boba Fetts called sealed examples, i must say: i think they are all 4 recards.

Now i have to get back to work.
 
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Stargeezer said:
must say i only took a glimps at it and will take some more time to look at (and read) everything.
But if i look at the picture with the 4 vintage boba Fetts called sealed examples, i must say: i think they are all 4 recards.

Now i have to get back to work.
I thought the same apart from perhaps the Droids one, now this brings up another important part of the hobby, what happens to your stuff after you pass, especially if you have customs/questionable pieces within your large collection.

I think it would be good to have that PCC guy back on here for such reasons, they may be a collectables shop but might not have the greatest Star Wars knowledge and if the members here can help them out a little so no-one gets stung when these items are sold on it would only be a good thing.
 
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I was looking at the Fetts myself, the POTF one is deffinately a custom (look at the picture) which would almost question the others. I don't live far from there and am thinking of checking this place out.
 
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I think the general consensus is that Bob sold off the bulk of his collection a few years ago and his son has been selling some since he passed. I'm really not sure how much is left of the collection at all, especially the vintage stuff. It'll be interesting to see what comes of all this...
 
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I was looking at the Fetts myself, the POTF one is deffinately a custom (look at the picture) which would almost question the others. I don't live far from there and am thinking of checking this place out.
The Droids one seems to have rounded corners instead of square, and I'm guessing that the 48 is a revenge custom. The 21 back colours seem off.

-Mike
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Joe_O said:
...important part of the hobby, what happens to your stuff after you pass, especially if you have customs/questionable pieces within your large collection.
Two things....

I dont want my wife to think she's sitting on a gold mine. Im really clear that this stuff really isnt worth much. Secondly, i dont buy reseals, customs or repros, period, simply because when this lot gets sold and im not around to point out what things are worth, the item is going to have to speak for itself at an auction.
 
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Same here. I have told my hubby and son that there is no way you could ever sell my stuff and even get what I paid for it, but there would be some money made. No way would there ever be a profit. I do it for fun
 
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I tell my wife that it'll be our retirement one day. But she hasn't fallen for it yet.
 
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Hey all,

The auction is legit and the guy who posted is a friend of mine. He's a newbie when it comes to forums and got really confused. LOL! There are some custom carded figs(like that POTF Fett) mixed in, but they will be CLEARLY labeled as such and not passed off as something that they clearly aren't.

There is a LARGE amount of items and I will be heading there sometime soon to help catalog and sort through the MASSIVE collection that belonged to Bob. There's a good amount of modern items too and a large assortment of vintage oddities.

I know some people have reservations about this, but Bob's son wanted other fellow collectors to have a chance at these items and not have them locked away where they wouldn't be enjoyed, or sold in one shot to a large online retailer. I will be taking pics of the rooms and posting them here in the Limelight section to honor Bob and show everyone just how much he loved the hobby and his passion for SW in general. I look forward to showing you guys some great pics and I hope people think about coming to PA for this historic auction.


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Yeah, i echo that.

It will be great to see the pics of the collection, & i feel the decision to auction off the collection to other collectors is a great legacy.
 
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This collection looks amazing. I'm still relatively new to the forums, so I am not familiar with Bob Fisher. But based on what I can find online, he seems like he was a true asset to the hobby. I'm sorry for his family's loss, and I give them my condolences.

Also, I think it's a true testament to him and his family that his children want to honor his legacy and get his collection to those that will truly appreciate it the way he did. I wish them all the best on the auction. If I could, I would fly out to PA just to witness it. It's a shame that there won't be any type of online access to the auction, so that people all over the world could participate. I hope it's well documented, though, so those of us that can't attend can get a glimpse into the amazing things that are being offered.
 
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SABRESEDGE said:
Hey all,

The auction is legit and the guy who posted is a friend of mine. He's a newbie when it comes to forums and got really confused. LOL! There are some custom carded figs(like that POTF Fett) mixed in, but they will be CLEARLY labeled as such and not passed off as something that they clearly aren't.

There is a LARGE amount of items and I will be heading there sometime soon to help catalog and sort through the MASSIVE collection that belonged to Bob. There's a good amount of modern items too and a large assortment of vintage oddities.

I know some people have reservations about this, but Bob's son wanted other fellow collectors to have a chance at these items and not have them locked away where they wouldn't be enjoyed, or sold in one shot to a large online retailer. I will be taking pics of the rooms and posting them here in the Limelight section to honor Bob and show everyone just how much he loved the hobby and his passion for SW in general. I look forward to showing you guys some great pics and I hope people think about coming to PA for this historic auction.


James
Thanks for the information James, I hope his collection finds itself in the hands of people who will appreciate it


Did your friend get unbanned btw? Might be of some use to have him here and posting provided he wasn't pushing the auctions in peoples faces etc.

Tad- I put some links in the first post just in case people weren't aware of Mr Fisher, not sure if you saw the video etc? There are a few more threads around detailing his illness and passing that I believe Jim started as he was a personal friend of his.
 
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I've never met a man more passionate about Star Wars and I probably never will. His house was the most incredible display of SW I have ever seen. It was incredible to behold and it floored me every time I stepped into the basement.

As for vintage, most of the Kenner stuff had been sold years ago but that's what made him so amazing, is the fact that he had as much passion for the figures that came out last week as he did for his uncut POTF proof sheet he had.

He really was a tribute to our hobby and I hope his memory will live forever.

Jim
 
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I was asking the auction house if they were going to allow any online bids, but I got caught up with other things and completely forgot about the auction.
I hope all of Bob's items went to good homes.

-Mark
 
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I went to the auction on Saturday and Sunday, and it was a good time. lots of stuff and I can't do it justice, one of the guys like sabresedge could better describe it. I bought some promo posters, vintage lobby cards, trading cards. I didn't buy any vintage action figures, but I knew alot went.
 
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Thanks for taking some pictures Bill! Looks like you guys had a nice time and some of Boba's collection went to some good homes.
 
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Thanks for the link, Bill, some really cool stuff. What I like to know is what the hell kind of cheeseburger was that?
 
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It's a new one from Smokey Bones. Neither of the guys were able to finish.
 
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BillCable said:
was most surprised by the money the modern lots pulled in. The dealers there really stocked up.
Thanks for the pictures Bill!

I imagine the dealers would get some extra mileage being able to say the items came from the famous collection.

Btw... if anyone loves big burgers.. you gotta try Mrs. Richie's K2 Mountain Burger if you're ever coming to BC. Their burger's are 'disgustingly' good. I sitck to the smaller burgers though. No way my family could even finish one of the bigger ones.

K2 Mountain Burger

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Smokey Bones is still in business? Both that I had been to went out of business. I really like their food.
 
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I agree Bill, I was also surprised how well the modern went. Gives me hope when I get ready to unload my stuff!

The vintage sold pretty well too, from the other end as most went for good deals. And I'm very happy to FINALLY have a carded Yak Face. Now just one left...
 
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I'm so glad I decided to hop on a plane and take part in such a historic event. Boba was one of the last of the old-school collectors that still had a collection. His contemporaries like Ray Rutyna, Walt Steuben, Steve Denny, and Mitch Mitchell sold out years ago. I think Steve Sansweet is the only one left that I know of in that similar age bracket. Duncan Jenkins has a collection like you wouldn't believe, but since he's from my generation I never equate it to the other guys and I should because it dates back as far.

I thought Bob's personal photos and correspondence were uniquely interesting and won several nice piece including his handwritten inventory book. Bob was quite meticulous and definitely OCD because the detail and presentation in there is astonishing.

It was great seeing old friends as well as meeting new faces. Lots of vintage scummers there as well representing PA, Ohio, and DC just to name a few clubs.

I think we all ended up with cool stuff we didn't expect to see and everyone seemed to be having a great time during the entire two days. Everything was literally sold out by the time it was over and while it was mostly modern product (by volume) there was still quite a bit of vintage memorabilia to check out. A collection of that caliber grows over decades and it's always interesting to see what trinkets are hidden in the boxes and various lots.

I loved how informal and laid back the auction was and there were definitely some good deals on things. Modern items sold briskly and for decent money which was indeed shocking. It was also incredibly boring to have to sit through so much ceramic, Galactic Heroes, and Target exclusives though (to name a few).

We all had a fantastic time for sure!

Congrats Troy on getting that Yak for your collection and thanks again for hooking me up!

James, congrats on all of the great scores you made too.

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Missed it but glad to here some collectors made it out there. How was the vintage selection, from the few pictures I've seen it looks to mainly be POTF2 or newer for the most part.
 
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ChrisGeorgoulias said:
I'm so glad I decided to hop on a plane and take part in such a historic event. Boba was one of the last of the old-school collectors that still had a collection. His contemporaries like Ray Rutyna, Walt Steuben, Steve Denny, and Mitch Mitchell sold out years ago. I think Steve Sansweet is the only one left that I know of in that similar age bracket. Duncan Jenkins has a collection like you wouldn't believe, but since he's from my generation I never equate it to the other guys and I should because it dates back as far.

I thought Bob's personal photos and correspondence were uniquely interesting and won several nice piece including his handwritten inventory book. Bob was quite meticulous and definitely OCD because the detail and presentation in there is astonishing.

It was great seeing old friends as well as meeting new faces. Lots of vintage scummers there as well representing PA, Ohio, and DC just to name a few clubs.

I think we all ended up with cool stuff we didn't expect to see and everyone seemed to be having a great time during the entire two days. Everything was literally sold out by the time it was over and while it was mostly modern product (by volume) there was still quite a bit of vintage memorabilia to check out. A collection of that caliber grows over decades and it's always interesting to see what trinkets are hidden in the boxes and various lots.

I loved how informal and laid back the auction was and there were definitely some good deals on things. Modern items sold briskly and for decent money which was indeed shocking. It was also incredibly boring to have to sit through so much ceramic, Galactic Heroes, and Target exclusives though (to name a few).

We all had a fantastic time for sure!

Congrats Troy on getting that Yak for your collection and thanks again for hooking me up!

James, congrats on all of the great scores you made too.

-chris
Couldn't have said it better myself. Had a great time and seeing everyone from OH, PA, DC and the out of towners in the same room just got me hyped up for CVI next year.

I picked up some great pieces that I will cherish knowing that they came from one of the greatest collectors I could ever have the pleasure of talking SW with for years.

Congrats to Troy and the OSWCC crew for your great additions, Cable and the PSWCS guys for the pics and talks, and Chris, Ross and the OOT guys for getting Bob's scrapbooks for the archives.


James
 
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