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Is there a secondary market for fannish art?
I suspect that the answer is "no", but I find myself quite wanting one.

The thing is, 30 years of being fond of art auctions have left with, let's get real, way too much art. All of it is reasonably nice, creative and sometimes a bit silly, suiting my tastes -- everything from the wrapped-wire-and-tiger-eye tree scupture to the wall quilt that, if you look at it carefully, is a game of Tetris.

But Kate isn't into clutter, and even before moving in with her I was reflecting that I had many pieces that I haven't had anything to do with for ten or more years. My art is going to have to be focused on the highest-priority pieces (in practice, mainly SCA scrolls), so I have an awful lot of good stuff gathering dust. The "traditional" pieces that I inherited from my grandparents have well-established outlets, but my own acquisitions would just baffle most dealers.

So -- does anybody ever organize an auction / yard sale / swap meet for fannish art? These are all one-of-a-kind pieces that an artist spent real time on (I don't give a damn about the prints and posters), and I'd like to find a way to get them to good homes...

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Any Magnus and Lokis among those?

I also think a swap meet/yard sale type venue could be your best bet. A silent auction might do well under the right circumstances, given how SCA silent auctions tend to go, but is there anything specific you're looking to raise money for right now? I think a silent auction would go less well if it were just "I want to get rid of all this stuff but get some money for it". I could be wrong.

Any Magnus and Lokis among those?

Certainly no originals -- we've never bought anything remotely that expensive. Might be a print or two, though -- I have a vague recollection that Jane might have bought one. If I come across one, I'll be happy to pass it on to you...

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