I think I buy miniatures because of my love for action figures as a kid.
It is difficult to put a price on art, especially competitive art. Miniature companies have to carve out new markets all the time I imagine. There are a lot of hidden costs (sculpting, mailing, cursing) that buyers never see. They wait at the door for their package to arrive. People will haggle over the most ridiculous things.
I think AB, Crom’s Anvil, and Nordic Weasel stuff is fairly priced, and I have invested in both.
My question is: Michael, Do you make a living from selling miniatures, or do you have another job? I hope that’s not too personal. I am a high school teacher. It seems like such an interesting way to make money. I met a man at my daughter’s soccer game whose daughter is in the same class as mine at school. He sells ahem, feminine hair removal products for women’s more sensitive areas. What a strange business to be in.