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Cool!

I can't seem to find the listing for the Bartarang. How much are they selling it for?

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Just as the cards are from Down Under so is the auction. It's $3K and there's a separate listing for a prototype version of the Bartarang which I don't recall hearing about.

A few other cards are listed. I'd like to get the binder card (numbered out of 500) but the asking price is steep for that kind of thing. I understand the rarity and legion of Simpsons collectors but nobody has jumped on it yet. I know a Barbie (Tempo) binder card (also numbered out of 500) went for $10-15 last year while also recognizing a Simpsons one would go for a lot more than that in a well-worded, multi-day auction. As a longtime Simpsons collector, how would you value that?

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Cool!

I can't seem to find the listing for the Bartarang. How much are they selling it for?
 
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Well, I sold my extra Sample versions of the Binder card for about $100 back in 2012 and for $171 in 2009.

As far as the actual numbered version, I sold #055 for $132.50 in 2010 and #222 for $92 in 2009. I sold another numbered one a few years earlier, but I can't find the price on that one. I feel like it was something similar.

As I mentioned, the one in my PC has the matching serial number to the other insert sets, and as I recall, the seller of that set didn't even mention that nifty feature. I was delighted, especially since I bought that lot so long ago, the cards hadn't yet reached today's lofty value. Shipping to and from Australia was very inexpensive, too, back then.

I still have one sample version single and the uncut sheet with it, too, but I might part with those one day, not being the completionist I once was.

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What are they asking for the binder card, by the way?

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It's at $200 in Australian dollars so it might not be out of the question relative to your previous sales. It hasn't sold, however.

By the way I found the auctions by googling "bartarang."

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What are they asking for the binder card, by the way?
 
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Below is a scan of the front and back of the sample variant of the binder card, SDBC1 - one of a 12 card set of chase cards sent to some dealers. It's still unclear how many of the sample cards exist but it appears to be within 100-200. On the back the sample is stamped "Sample Card Not For Resale" and is not serial-numbered (hard to read in the scan). The actual binder card is serial-numbered out of 500 and does not say it's a sample. The binder card was given out only with the first 500 binders sold (or were there only 500 binders made?).

Edit: Number of serial-numbered binder cards corrected as per Chesspieceface below and what it says on the card. It's the Bartarang card that's numbered out of 50.






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I'm pretty sure the Sample Bartarang would now sell for over $200 by itself, given my experience with it, so you made great buys on that pair of sample sets, no doubt. The 3 card Redemption Sample set could be worth nearly as much as the Bartarang, same goes for the sample Binder card. The Homer As sample set must be worth at least $50, maybe more. It all adds up to a nice number.

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Here's a sample version of the "Bart 1" Bartarang card:


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The regular binder card, SDBC1, is serial-numbered out of 500. As I recall, 1,000 binders were made, but only the first 500 sold included the card.

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Has anyone heard if that Bartarang had sold or if any other redemption cards have sold?
 
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Here's a shot of the actual Bartarang prototype. I wished I could say I own it - just found the photo among other card-related photos. The prototype was painted by an indigenous Australian artist from the Northern Territory and served as the model for the 6 Bartarangs that ended up being made. I assume they made them based on the redemption cards received by a certain date so that means there are 44 other redemption cards out in collections and unopened packs.


 
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