Why yes! More! Another set of negatives from the SFX Archive and this time we had some international drama!
Well, maybe not exactly drama but I did suffer a bit of an upset when I was outbid on this set of negatives of Culp with Natalie Wood.
Oh yeah, I was bummed to miss on those, definitely. At the time I didn’t know who outbid me but in doing some detective work later, near as I can tell, the winner is a Natalie Wood fan in France (based on their other auction wins), to which I extend my heartfelt congratulations and hope the negatives are well cared for. (But winning bidder, if you ever decide you want to sell them just give me a shout!)
I did win this lot of negatives, however…
When I logged into eBay to check on the outcome of the auctions, I noticed there were more negatives available – but these didn’t come up when I did a search for “robert culp” in the SFX Archive’s eBay store. I then searched “bob carol ted alice” and got a boatload of results. Among them, were these…
I didn’t have to bid. I love the “Buy it Now” option!
This makes the third batch of negatives I’ve acquired (check out the ones that got away, the first set and the second set that I purchased.) There are additional negatives still available but I have to concede that the prices each time have gone up significantly. Those Holy Grail 33 negatives I blew off? They went for less than $20 if I recall right. This latest set I obtained, the auction win was around $29. The buy it now set I paid over $50 for.
And here they are as developed into photographs. And I got the photos on CD again too (told you, I got this down to a science now!)
I have added all the photos (so far) in the BCTA Photo Negatives Collection to the Photo Gallery and Culp Clips page.