Ok, so in light of our recent discussions, two things about Bruce's auction history jump out at me.
1. We all value it as a huge resource, not only for the images, but also for the auction history results.
2. The retrospective changing of auction details to show new information brought to light on a particular title.
Now, I am not talking about while an auction is running, and someone sends emovie an email or whatever bringing to their attention something they believe to be listed incorrectly. I haven no issue with this.
I am talking about the complete wipeout of the past auction history details for a title.
This could be because that title was either thought to be an original, but is now known and accepted to be a re-release (or vice versa), or the movie for which the poster was thought to be advertising is now deemed to be something else eg. Castle of Living Dead.
So if a poster was auctioned say 5 years ago as an original release, and got a final sale price of say $300, the auction results have reflected that.
Now in the next auction the same poster is up for auction, but it is brought to emovies attention that, hang on it's actually a re-release, for reasons ABC, this auction will now end and be recorded accurately because the details are amended prior to its completion. This one sells for say $150.
Unfortunately, (I think) the auction details from 5 years ago are also changed to say it was a re-release. This means that this auction is now no longer a true reflection of THIS auctions history.
So when I am looking at the auction history of this particular piece, it brings up two auction histories with quite a difference in the final sale price, but because the details of the auction 5 years ago are changed, I have no idea that it was actually incorrectly at the time (because that was all that was known then) listed as original, which would account for the difference in final value.
I think it would be much better to just make an amendment by adding a paragraph or something which stands out, to advise people that since that auction ended, we now know it is a re-release. The correct information on the title will be present, and a true representation of the auction also remains.
Not sure if Bruce posts here, but would love to hear from him obviously....