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  1. At long last, I was able to have professionally-done photos taken of the Atari posters from Atari Age Magazine's founding editor Steve Morgenstern's estate. Most of the pieces are now being auctioned on eBay, with the exception of the original George Perez painting. This piece will go on sale by next weekend. These pieces are going to be featured in Tim Lapetino's Art of Atari book. Here's some pics and links to eBay pages: The original, untrimmed 38"x25" mock-up for Atari Age Vol. 1 #1. * * My fiancee and I have three or four similar, but trimmed posters that will also be for sale. We'd most likely want to keep one as a memento of her father, but will put the others for sale after properly looking at the condition of the items. The Centipede 36"x25" poster with scary/sexy nekkid insect woman, which as of this writing, already has a bid. The Berzerk Italian 25"x17" poster The Defender German 25"x17" poster Yars' Revenge 25"x17" poster Demons to Diamonds 25"x17 poster Atari "In the Chips" 26"x20" poster We also have the Atari Hall of Fame Scoreboard, sealed in its packaging. This was a mail-order item from Atari Age's Christmas catalog.
  2. We found some Atari posters that were in Steve Morgenstern's house. They're pretty cool pieces, featuring cover artwork from the games and magazines, including some rare and unused designs. I'd planned on selling them on eBay after we had some of them them nicely flat-photographed in high resolution for Tim Lapetino's book. Turns out, the photographer I'd gotten in touch with is a big Atari fan herself, and is interested in buying the Pac-Man (which is 25x17") and the "In the Chips" one (26x20".) Any idea what they're worth? I think it seems a nice gesture to let her call "dibs" on these two, but I've got similar 26x17" posters for Defender, Berzerk, Demons to Diamonds and Yars' Revenge, as well as a bizarre alternate (?) 36x25" design for Centipede with a nude insect woman, and five posters of Atari Age Vol. 1 #1 including one untrimmed mock-up. I'll be putting them on eBay after they're photographed, but you guys can have a look at them here. http://s859.photobucket.com/user/cinqcentcoups/library/Atari%20posters?sort=2&page=1
  3. I haven't played or opened them, but I'm guessing that's the case.
  4. I'm selling a bundle of Atari and Intellivision-related games for the PC. Two compilations of 2600 games, one anothology of Intellivision games, and three contemporary remakes of your old favories with 3D graphics. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FPC-games-lot-arcade-simulations-retro-classics-Atari-Intellivision-sealed-%2F141186973493%3F Also, feel free to have a peruse around the rest of my store. I'm selling other PC games, Super Nintendo, N64 memorabilia, some digital cameras, and a bunch of knick-knacks. Something to please everyone.
  5. Don't worry, I haven't sold it yet! I'm having the piece photographed, along with a couple of other Atari doo-dads, for Tim Lapetino's book, before I actually put them up for sale.
  6. Thanks again for the help, guys, the confirmation on George Perez is fabulous. Upon closer inspection, it appears that this piece is a colored pencil and watercolor illustration. It's 26x16" and is mounted on thin, stiff cardboard (now starting to wear a little.) I took some pictures today and put them in a Photobucket gallery, click below for more. http://s859.photobucket.com/user/cinqcentcoups/library/Swordquest%20Cover%20Art?sort=3&page=1
  7. Thanks for your help, guys! It's much appreciated. I'll be taking some high-resolution shots soon of the art itself, and I'll post them here for anyone who might be interested.
  8. Hi guys, I've got a question. I wrote on this forum before describing some of the items my fiancee and I inherited from her father, "Captain Steve" Morgenstern, the founding editor of Atari Age Magazine. One of the items in our poession is the original "Swordquest" cover painting used for Atari Age Vol. 1 #3. (A graphic of the magazine cover is attached below.) I'm interested in selling it, but I'd like to get it appraised before I start considering serious offers. Would anyone here have any advice on how to go about that? Some other questions - anybody happen to know who the artist was? Also, once it's been appraised, what would be the best venue to sell it? eBay, or an auction house, or... where?
  9. A couple of bad experiences I've had selling retro gaming items to ass-heads on eBay. cemeterianofsouls - Guiseppe Matuga oneloanshark1 - Joseph Matuga Both are from Deer Park, IL, and I've got a pretty good suspicion that they're the same person. I sold two expensive press item prop weapons to oneloankshark1 (a viking axe from "Rune" and a set of prop baretta pistol lighters from "John Woo's Stranglehold.") He didn't pay up. I had a look through his feedback. As you know, sellers can't leave a negative rating for buyers, but they can leave a positive rating and a negative review. A couple of his reviews warn that he's a scam artist who buys expensive items, leaves them at the post office when they arrive, then tries to double his money by claiming an unshipped item to both eBay/PayPal and his credit card provider. I opened up an unpaid item case. A few months later, cemetarianofsouls wins a $404 auction on a promotional leather jacket from "Red Baron II." I ship it, and a month later I get a reply from him demanding a refund. Seems he's trying to pull a scheme like the one above. Tracking reveals that the package sat in his local post office for almost a month, uncollected. It was shipped back to me, and PayPal gave him a refund. Later he writes to me, simply saying "full refund requested at once." Clearly, Mr. Matuga is not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, and one of the more inept wannabe-criminals on eBay, but he should be avoided at all costs. One other one - goes by brody_steve. Bought "Spawn: The Video Game" for SNES from me for $125, and hasn't paid. He's got one piece of feedback that says he also bought something and didn't pay. He is a troll, avoid him.
  10. Anyone happen to know the name of the artist who painted the cover of Atari Age magazine Vol 1, Number 3? We found the original in my girlfriend's dad's house but I don't have the issue itself handy.
  11. Greetings all. I'm new to the forum, and bringing you a bit of sad news which some of you may have heard already. Steve Morgenstern (Captain Steve), the editor-in-chief of Atari Age Magazine in the 80's, passed away last month from a heart attack at age 50. Steve was my fiancee's father. He continued working in gaming and tech journalism after Atari Age ceased publication, writing for Rolling Stone, Popular Science, Playboy, Cigar Aficionado, AARP and others. A very cool guy indeed. My kind of guy. Fun, witty, geeky, charming, and endlessly, encyclopedically knowledgable about games, movies, TV and music. It's a tragedy that he passed away so young.
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