I would agree with Mark Arnold, I don't believe "scam" is a the
right term for Overstreet's pricing. The book is widely used at
every convention I've ever been to and while a lot of folks may
complain about it overall it is the "standard" guide used in pricing
of comics. Remember, it is only a guide. Many times prices have
been realized that are far higher or lower when selling the actual
Tony pointed out that RR Zillionz # 1 is worth "x" amount and RR
Bank Books # 25, issued at the same time, is worth considerably
less. If one considers that an inconsistency, at least Overstreet
applies that method fairly uniformly throughout their listings,
notwithstanding those issues with special first appearances, deaths,
The gap between RR # 1 and Little Dot # 1 is closing and has been
over the last few years. I suspect someday Dot # 1 will either be
worth the same or slightly more.
Richie's from the 1970's and early 80's are in plentiful supply and
you can pick them up fairly inexpensively on E-bay. The same number
of collectors wanting to purchase back-issues is about equal with
the number of collectors now getting rid of these books. The issues
from the 1960's and early Dot and Lotta appearances are a bit
tougher to find for sale, but even so quite a few of them can be
tracked down on E-bay if you wait long enough.
I've not been on this site for over a year now and was reading some
of the posts. The one concerning Cousin Skinner needs some
clarification. While he was like "Reggie", Reggie actually appeared
first, as early as Little Dot # 2 which would have been the second
Richie Rich story ever published.
For the die-hard Richie Rich fans you might be surprised to know
that Richie made appearances in more than just Little Dot and Little
Lotta comics in the early days. He also appeared in Mutt and Jeff,
Mutt and Jeff's Jokes, and Little Max. The stories in those issues
are ones that have not necessarily been reprinted as many of the
others have been, I suspect in part because the editor may have
forgotten those books had Richie Rich stories used as filler
material. By that I mean Richie had nothing in common with Mutt and
Jeff or Little Max that I can tell whereas he did with Dot and
Glad to see this sight is still going strong. I'll visit more often
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "funtimes95070" <thft@a...>
> I think "scam" is a bit harsh of a term. It is true as I've said
> this site before that Overstreet is not a fan of the Harvey line
> doesn't pay as close of attention to it as say, Marvel or DC.
> vary widely on all Harvey books as the ultimate statement of "it
> only worth what you are willing to pay" does hold true. The
> realities of what Harveys should be worth is purely as subjective
> to what any other collector thinks something is worth. Someone
> feel that Richie Rich's first appearance (1953) is worth more
> his first issue (1960), yet the 1960 issue, which is more commonly
> found than his first appearance, is always priced higher on all
> lists and guides that I have seen. Meanwhile, a non-Harvey fan
> (grrr) or a non-comic book fan, not knowing any worth, would
> think any Richie issue regardless of date or importance is worth
> more than "quarter-bin" status or cover price.
> Overall, my opinion is that many early Richie issues are a bit
> inflated in price, but overall the later issues (i.e. those
> from 1970-1982 seem fair at about $5-$10 each, as they seem to
> fairly equal supply (except maybe the last issues) and demand.
> I typically do not cover what comics are worth in my publication,
> Harveyville Fun Times! (http://thft.home.att.net), as there is and
> probably never will be a concensus opinion on what these books are
> -Mark Arnold.
> --- In richierichsvault@y..., Tony Hill <thill@n...> wrote:
> > It's a scam. The publishers of the price guides make up prices
> > random. There is no rhyme and reason to the pricing, and little
> > relation to supply and demand. A good example is Zillionz #1.
> > "price list" lists a NM copy at $12, which is absurd. The
> > to be based entirely on the issue number. 2-5 higher than 6-10
> > most titles, etc. Yet Zillionz #1 is probably easier to find
> > Nearly every dealer I visit has several copies for sale at
> > prices. Yet Bank Books #25, released the same day, is listed at
> > and Super Richie #5, also released 6/24/76, catalogs for only
> > Undoubtedly there were at least as many of Zillionz #1 printed
> BB #25
> > (and perhaps more, since some people snap up #1s).
> > The prices realized on eBay are a more true gauge of an issue's
> > but there is incredible variation in that too, because there are
> > overzealous collectors on eBay who pay way too much for issues,
> > based on what I see those same issues priced at in stores I
> > think some of the bidding on eBay is fake, by people who want to
> > up hype on older Richies.
> > Ultimately, the buyer has to decide what he or she will pay.
> > Tony
> > l_nuzzi wrote:
> > > Hi again
> > > I have been curious to know why certain comics are worth more
> > > others? It almost seems to be random. I suppose the oldest
> > > worth more for obvious reasons but there also seems to be some
> > > are not old but worth more.....I am just trying to learn as
> as I
> > > can.
> > > I know there are a lot of bright Richie fans out there who
> > > the answers!
> > > Linda
> > >
> > >
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