Valand wrote: ↑Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:25 pm
The shikishi has some fingerprints I hope belong to Toshihiro Hirano! But it's probably the previous owner's...
Right now I'd like to get cels from Patlabor, from which I don't have any. It would in theory also be nice to have one with a background from Kiki's Delivery Service as the city is inspired by the one I live in. But Ghibli cels are just too expensive.
Oh and I took a look at your collection over at Rubberslug. That's a really impressive one for sure.
I've seen some poorly cared for shikishi boards, and it's sad that they do have a tendency to yellow(and eventually turn brown) as they age. If you haven't done so already, I'd recommend buying some mylar bags for the shikishi and some microchamber paper. It won't undo the damage already done, but it'll slow any further damage. You also might want to buy some polypropylene bags for the cels. I have no idea what plastic material Mandarake uses as packaging for their cels, but I always swap out their bag for my polypro upon arrival.
Ghibli, and anything that possibly was touched by Miyazaki, goes for stupid prices. Though, in its defense, it has held on to its value. Seems like the only cels that have held their value are from Ghibli, Sailor Moon, Dragonball, Pokémon and Evangelion....though, CCS prices have skyrocketed in the past year due to the revival. I still have yet to buy anything Ghibli or drawn by Miyzaki. I can't justify spending thousands of dollars on a cel.
Thanks for the Rubberslug comment. I really wish I knew how to use Photoshop. Some of the cel scans really could use some digital cleaning.