Based on my experience, second-hand sticks in Tokyo were reduced in price considerably if they didn’t include the original packaging, let alone the original artwork. For a retail store, that is understandable. But what about the general community of stick owners?
Perhaps it depends on the stick. I am purchasing a Hori RAP VX SA. Once removed, the artwork is pretty much scrap. Does this considerably reduce the value of the stick, in your opinion?