I am glad that the seller, goofus999, long on my list of those with whom I like doing business, received such a sky-high price for this diecut. As in nearly all such instances, the wholly unsustainable ending price was a result of two bidders only. Look at the bidding history. Without the intervention of a bidder who seems to bid high prices across a wide spectrum of goods, this diecut would have ended near the sustainable guide price of $150. Bidders, do your homework. Know the "Relative Scarcity Index number" or RSIN of the items you are interested in obtaining. The RSIN for this, the most common of the three German articulated skeleton diecuts, is 3. This means you will likely see examples for sale several times or more in a season. If you want to bid high, do so on those items with an RSIN of 1 or maybe 2.
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