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Old 10-02-2017, 11:31 PM
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What happen to ACEO

I'm wondering if there is/was/ any money in it?
What is the highest price paid for an ACEO?
What is the average paid for ACEO card?
Is there much of a secondary market?
Where is the best place to sell ACEO cards?

I couldn't really get a straight answer from google, thought maybe someone here has some insight.

I always thought it was an interesting concept but never did any myself.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:09 AM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

Maybe you will get better answers in the Art Trading Cards forum.


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Old 10-03-2017, 11:24 AM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

Thanks Yorky - I didn't know that forum existed.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:25 AM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

The full forum list is the rolling menu bottom right.

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Old 10-03-2017, 11:45 AM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

hmmm. Never saw that - and if I did wouldn't think it was different than the scrolling menu on top left that doesn't list the sub forums in each category.

but it's all good, thanks for the info
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:40 PM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

Art Cards Originals and Editions ACEO are great for a collector but terrible for an oil/acrylic/pencil/pen artist. Working small and detailed is often more time consuming than working on a larger canvas. If you are a print maker you may be able to break even or turn a small profit. Because of their size and branding, people expect to pay pennies on the dollar for ACEO (just browse ebay).
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:23 PM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

My hope (fantasy) was that a newly famous artist would be interviewed and tell how he had started out by selling ACEO's. Then all the collectors would rummage thru their ACEO collections looking for the card of his they had bought for $3. that was now worth $3,000.

That would start a beanie-baby-like title wave of collectors hedging ACE0's in hopes of snagging a card from the next rising star. Which in turn would raise the median price of an ACEO to something worth more than a small bag of corn chips.
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Re: What happen to ACEO

I bought an ACEO from Deborah Secore for $25 and it came in a poly envelope with a card. It looks great floated on a mount in a 6x4 photo frame.

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Old 10-13-2017, 05:16 PM
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Re: What happen to ACEO

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I bought an ACEO from Deborah Secore for $25 and it came in a poly envelope with a card. It looks great floated on a mount in a 6x4 photo frame.

Doug

That works out to $4.00 an "inch" using the linear pricing method. Bargain for artist of her level.
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Re: What happen to ACEO

I did great with them several years ago, mostly colored pencil pieces that took me about an hour.

I sold every one of them on Ebay, lowest price about $10, but often bidded up and the most expensive one went over $75, I don't recall the actual price.

But I tried them again and zilch. I think to do well with them, you need to devote yourself to them and have a ton and collect a following. Now that I paint primarily in oils, I'd really rather go bigger!

But basically, I think it was trendy and has passed. Anyone else think that? It might be that ebay is what was trendy and has passed!
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:32 PM
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I did great with them several years ago, mostly colored pencil pieces that took me about an hour. I sold every one of them on Ebay,............ ...........but basically it was trendy and has passed. Anyone else think that?
You did (really)good! But ultimately I think ACEO's fell short because it didn't do the things "collectibles" need to do -- and from my limited research did not result in much future sales of full-scale work for the artists.

For it to "work" meaning generate money it would have to be modeled after something like Top's baseball cards. And imo it would take someone with the cred to set it up and control it, like a Saatchi. But I don't see it happening, all a Saatchi would have to do is sell one work from his A-list of artists and make more than xyears of ACEO's - and way less hassle.
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Re: What happen to ACEO

You know what it did for me? It gave me confidence that I could create salable art. I had....OTHER ARTISTS ... buy from me.

It was a giant boost to me. I also have a collection of my own, and rotate them out.
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