we have two cases turn up in Neil's mailbox (his virtual mailbox, not his analogue)...
two sort of bookends, if you will.
Melanie's friend Kysira has lost comics in the recent flood in Australia, and one in the UK that has signed Neil books to spare:
Have books & comics to spare?
'Help an Aussie who lost & comics (incl. Sandman comics) in the Brisbane floods by donating 2ndhand books:Donate them to help! She has yet to catalogue the full extent of the damage as many of the books have simply floated away and she won't know they're missing until she reaches for them. We do know, however, that she has lost a collection of Neil's Sandman comics.
Contact email@example.com for details, twitter name is @melaniesaward
and on the other hand:
I’m currently listing a complete set of Neil’s earlier work to raise money for my forthcoming studies in creativity, activism and design.
They’re for sale right now, here: here
... IMHO It’s a great example of the fun of signings, and of what collections can mean years down the line..
i can feel for Kysira, as many know, I lost a big box of comics, but salvaged some of them in a recycling project--
we are auctioning off a set of two X-men panels from 1985 that I have encasesd in glass to preserve, I love the "Pull!" plea from Kitty Pryde to Wolvy. bidding starts at $5...
auction site HERE (remember you have to "like" the auction to bid on it, that Facebook is a constant rulebook...)
more real Neil mailbox soon, but we are off to ride bikes downtown to the Twin Peak 20th anniversary art show--
work by David Lynch!