Popular Rules Sets - Johnny Reb III 28mm
15 November 2018
IX CORPS Major General Reno - 3 Figures
Kanawha Division - Brigadier General Cox - 2 Figures
1st Brigade - Colonel Eliakim P. Scammon - 1 Figure
30th Ohio 4 bases of 4 figures - 16 Figures
23rd Ohio 1 base of 5 & 3 of 4 figures - 17 Figures
12th Ohio 1 base of 3 & 3 of 4 figures - 15 Figures
1st Battery Ohio Lt - 1 gun - 3 figures
West Virginia Cavalry 2 bases of 2 figures - 4 Figures
2nd Brigade - Colonel Crook - 1 figure
11th Ohio 2 bases of 5 & 2 of 4 figures - 18 Figures
28th Ohio (1st Bn) 4 bases of 3 figures - 12 Figures
28th Ohio (2nd Bn) 4 bases of 3 figures - 12 Figures
26th Ohio (1st Bn) 2 bases of 4, 2 of 3 figures - 14 Figures
26th Ohio (2nd Bn) 4 bases of 3 figures - 12 Figures
Kentucky Lt Art - 1 gun - 3 figures
To Buy = £106.78
Finished Valuation = £540.91
D H Hills Division - Brig Gen Hill - 2 Figures
Garlands Brigade - Brig Gen Garland - 1 Figure
12th & 5th N Carolina 4 bases of 2 figures - 8 Figures
23rd N Carolina 4 bases of 2 figures - 8 Figures
20th N Carolina 4 bases of 2 figures - 8 Figures
13th N Carolina 4 bases of 2 figures - 8 Figures
Pelham (HA) 1st Stuart Battery - 1 gun - 2 figures
Fitzhugh Lees Cav Bgde - Brig Gen Fitzhugh Lee - 1 figure
5 Virginia Cavalry 2 bases of 3, 2 of 2 figures - 10 Figures
Anderson's Brigade - Brigadier General Anderson - 1 Figure
2nd N Carolina 2 bases of 3, 2 of 2 figures - 10 Figures
4th N Carolina 2 bases of 3, 2 of 2 figures - 10 Figures
14th N Carolina 4 bases of 3 figures - 12 Figures
30th N Carolina 2 bases of 3, 2 of 2 figures - 12 Figures
Jeff Davis Battery - 1 gun - 2 figure
To Buy = £78.98
Finished Valuation = £395.28
For both armies presented as painted, built and based - Total Price = £936.19
Perry Miniatures 28mm pre-painted bases go for £20 per base of three infantry figures and £28 for the command base. This means that for one unit of 12 painted figures, such as the 14th North Carolina, it would cost you £88.
The Collection Calculator comes up with a valuation for the same unit, bought painted, built and based for £44.16. We think this is about right in the current market place for personal collections.
Looking on eBay we find individual painted units with prices ranging between £50 and £80 to one rebel brigade for £350. So, we are finding a big fluctuation in how the pricing is being pitched on the eBay platform. When individual armies are put up for auction, they tend to start at about the £30 area and can go for up to £100 after auction.
After putting in the time to buy them and then the effort you put in to base and then paint them, you should certainly not undervalue your work on the figures you have prepared.
£50 is far too low and £88 may be too high. However, you should be making enough time to enter them on the Collection Calculator to get a line on the real value of your units and armies.
By putting them through the Collection Calculator process and getting the valuation this will give you a guide to what you should be asking. You can then at least sell them at a reasonable and informed price.