My collection so far
last modified: Sunday, April 17, 2005 (12:06:52 AM CST)
How many pieces do you all have in your collection and how did you get started?
I have been cel collecting now for about 7 months and I think my collection has grown nicely. I had never realized why I was dissatisfied with collecting other mundane items related to Macross until I walked into a cel dealers booth on a whim on the last day of a convention to see if they had anything from Macross. They did and I was blown away by what I saw! I bought my first cel right there on the spot, and with money beyond what I had put away to spend at the convention I might add. And 7 months later the rest is history.
My collection currently contains about 100 pieces not counting cels or douga that are stuck to other items. I was lucky to find 2 lots of multiple items and a fair number of my cels have douga with them. Also in the next few weeks I will be receiving a lot of 15 Macross Zero sketches and a lot containing about 150 Macross Zero storyboards. My next great crusade is to find some original backgrounds from Macross. Not just trees or sky, but something that is immediately recognizable as Macross. I have only ever seen backgrounds like this in a private Japanese collectors website and in an auction that I lost in the last 20 seconds of bidding. I fear this may be a very long quest since there are always considerably fewer backgrounds produced than cels.
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Wings of Honneamise
last modified: Saturday, April 16, 2005 (11:49:16 PM CST)
I am quite surprised that no one else has cels from Wings of Honneamise. Does this show not have a big following? It is one of my favorites and besides for Macross and its derivatives, it is the only other show I will allow myself to collect. Though if the right Akira, Ghost in the Shell or Princess Mononoke cel came along for the right price I might break my own rule. I must admit Honneamise cels are rare and in all my searching through the web, I own all but 4 cels I have ever seen! I made offers on two of the cels that were declined and I am not currently willing to pay the asking price on the other 2 cels because I already own cels from both of those cuts that I payed somewhat less for. I understand that the show had some CG in it so maybe there are not that many cels out there to begin with. At least I was able to get my cels at a reasonable price though. View Comments
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