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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

eBay Watch: LVC Commandos Autograph

From time to time I will post interesting items that I see on eBay that would be of interest to a LVC fan.  These are not endorsements of the sellers, just merely my observations of interesting or rare items.

Here is a neat LVC autograph on eBay ending on 5/3.  I don't think I have seen this photo before, but I am not aware of a lot of stuff from Commandos out there.

Signed publicity photograph, showing Lee Van Cleef in a film scene - Commandos, 7 x 9,25 inch, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen "Claus - Good Luck - Lee Van Cleef", minor trimmed - else in excellent condition.


If your name is "Claus", this is the  photo for you!



  1. Just wrote a long msg, but got erased when I went to PREVIEW it --- folx, learn from my mistake: you CANNOT PREVIEW YOUR MSG UNLESS YOU'RE A BLOGSPOT MEMBER!!!!!! (I *am* a member, but rushing out door an' didn't to deal w. Signing In.)

    Anyway, I don't like this part of the Blog, as it creates potential Competition w. members.

    Wrote about those feelings in my previous COMMENT under your first Blog Post, so I won't repeat, here.


    1. I disagree. eBay is a public marketplace. Any competition in an auction creates a fair market value. If you don't want to pay that much, don't bid that much. I don't like the idea of a community that keeps secrets from each other for personal gain.

      The web board consistently has other members posting items they see on eBay, so I fail to see the difference here.

  2. Hey Aaron, I hope you don't mind I posted your blog addy on the LVC Fan Page on Facebook. :)

  3. Aaron, I hope it's my ham-handed attempt to describe my wishes for a community (to paraphrase Rodney King) that makes every attempt to Just Get Along, rather than you taking any offense from my remarks above. I was pretty PO'd when I lost my previous cmt, and so came off a bit "short", sorry...

    What I meant (again, the LONG msg I wrote -- now gone to the ether -- covered this) to say is that I hoped IF someone chose to Post an eBay item in the Shark Tank that is the LVC board, that IF someone felt v. strongly about wanting that particular item, that the individual would then Feel Safe about publicly posting, "Hey, folx! I *really* WANT this!" **and** that we'd all Respect that Want, knowing that others would do the same for us, next time.

    Yes --- eBay is a Public Marketplace, and believe me, I am a Capitalist. BUT, I *do* believe one can enjoy the Benefits of Capitalism withOUT tramplin' all over one's friends' feelings. (Never mind destroying other people's lives...but that's a Capitalism discussion beyond the scope of LVC fandom, here. ;) )

    Throwing CHUM into a Shark Tank is *not* a Capitalist issue.

    It's a question of whether the Sharks are willing to Share the Bounty, or will start takin' chunks out of each others' hides, instead.

    There have been "unruly Sharks" present in this particular LVC "tank" in the past. That's my point.

    (Rant ends.) ;)


    1. No offense taken.

      Being a collector myself of some rather high end type items (non-LVC), I know exactly where you are coming from in regards to the community looking out for each other, etc. If someone really wants something, I encourage them to speak up. Hopefully no one is bidding anyone up out of spite. If that is a trend we notice we can reexamine the merits of eBay posts. I don't feel my blog is going to drive the prices up on LVC items on eBay.

      I believe a big part of the LVC community beyond the movies and the man, are the collectibles. With not much being made new or mass produced, eBay is the best outlet to obtain those types of items. I think it would be unfair to the community if I posted eBay items AFTER they ended, as basically it would be me saying "look at what you missed, and what I possibly got!"

      There is only so much material about LVC that can be posted regularly, so there will be eBay posts to break things up. It is my hope that a year or so down the road we can look at the eBay items on this blog, and appreciate them as a nice virtual collection!

  4. Not to coin a phrase, but... "You've Got Mail!"

    For the restayaz, All's Cool.

    Listen to Aaron --- he's the Goodest of the Bad. ;)