Peek a booooo!!!
last modified: Sunday, July 22, 2007 (1:21:04 AM)
You know it's really none of my business what people do with their cels... I know this but there is a nagging question in the back of my mind that I thought would just die but hasn't yet so I guess I should go ahead and ask. For those who keep an online gallery, which in essence is available to the "public", why hide certain cels like those rare, expensive or just plain beautiful ones? I think I can understand the blackhole collector, I mean them I don't even expect to see anything of theirs and that's fine because it is "blackhole". However it seems highly contradictory for someone who does have an online gallery and yet choses to hide what they or others would consider a great or valuable cel. I do remember reading that some precious stone collectors only show their best pieces in their gallery which were -never- for sale, while the lesser ones in quality they do not display but do sell. I was thinking something similar would be at work with regards to cel collectors but it seems quite the opposite? There has been some old post in the various cel communities about wanting not to receive "non-serious" offers which is why this occurs but I don't know... I can't really believe collectors receive so much ridiculous offers that it's enough to drive one insane or to drive them to hide things from their gallery. I also heard about the competition factor, that it raises prices up etc. etc. but in my experience, I've actually saved *cough I'm using that term loosely* money because it's so obvious what I collect. I get so much help from other collectors both Japanese and others in the cel community. So that reason doesn't really make sense to me neither. Of course I'm talking only about non-Japanese here since I do kind of understand why the Japanese hide their cels... But for a non-Japanese, in a non-Japanese cel community it's weird, albeit fascinating or perhaps I'm just begging the question. Ah well... I can think of an answer but it's not very pretty and I'd rather things be pretty. LOL.