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ComicConnect Fall Auction Results




Posted on 10/8/2013

The ComicConnect Fall Event Auction yielded impressive results once again. The collections of high-value comics and comic art broke a number of records that will likely stand for quite a while.















Golden Age auction standouts include Batman #1 CGC 7.0 for $119,013; Captain America #1 CGC 7.0 for $94,000; Action Comics #96 CGC 9.8, Church Copy, for $11,801; Amazing Comics #1 CGC 9.2 for $5,000; Superman #2 CGC 9.2 for $94,000; More Fun Comics #60 CGC 9.6 for $19,855; Exciting Comics #60 CGC 9.8, Church Copy, for $11,875; Detective Comics #33 CGC 6.5 for $26,500; Daring Mystery #2 CGC 7.0 for $7,700; a barely there copy of Action Comics #7 for $5,200; Detective Comics #31 CGC 2.0 for $19,100; and a brittle Batman #1 hit nearly $8,000.

Top Silver Age sales include Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 6.5 for $30,000; Amazing Spider-Man #20 CGC 9.8 for $18,200; Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.0 for $9,900; Avengers #1 CGC 7.5 for $8,200; Showcase #22 CGC 7.5 for $9,711; Fantastic Four #48 CGC 9.8 for $10,201; Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 9.0 for $24,944; Brave and the Bold #28 CGC 8.5 for $45,504; Showcase #4 CGC 8.0 for $29,300; Fantastic Four #1 CGC 7.5, Sig Series, for $28,000; X-Men #1 CGC 8.5 for $16,204; and Showcase #23 CGC 9.2 for $13,202.

“The Original Art section of the Fall Event Auction was a real knockout for our bidders and consignors,” said Rob Reynolds, director of consignments.

The Alex Ross cover to History of the DC Universe sold for $19,200, Conan #167 cover by Mike Kaluta for $7,632, a John Romita cover for the 1978 Marvel Calendar for $4,100, Animal Man #44 cover by Brian Bolland for $4,500, a Tim Sale cover to Batgirl #21 hit $2,045, Superman #213 cover by Neal Adams for $10,055, Adventure Comics #384 by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson for $8,311, Flash #193 cover by Murphy Anderson for $9,500, and World’s Finest #182 cover by Curt Swan and Neal Adams for $11,201.

“To our many bidders, buyers, and consignors in the Fall Event Auction I offer a thank-you to all of you, from the bottom of my heart,” said Vincent Zurzolo, chief operating officer. “Without all of you, I would never be able to do what I love every single day.”

The world record–holding auction house will be writing millions of dollars in advance checks for their upcoming auctions at the upcoming New York Comic Con. “I have $3.9 million and a stack of checks. Bring your comics and original comic art for a future auction and I will pay you today — why wait?” asked Reynolds.

The company will be displaying highlights from their upcoming Winter Event Auction, including copies of Detective Comics #35 CGC 7.5, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.5, Captain America Comics #1 CGC 1.5, Batman #1 CGC 1.8 and many more. “As I’ll have many of my best consignments on display at the show, comic collectors should stop by booth #2636 and peruse a sample of the world’s most valuable comics and comic art,” Reynolds said. “Bring your consignments to my booth; leave with a check in hand.”

The deadline to consign to the auction is Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Metropolis Collectibles, ComicConnect’s sister company, will be set up at booth #2630 with wide a selection from their inventory. If you would like them to bring specific comics for you, please contact Frank Cwiklik at orders@metropoliscomics.com or call him at 212-260-4147, ext. 10, and he will bring them to the show. He will be buying, as well, so stop by for a cash offer. New York Comic Con is held at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 10–13, 2013. For more information, go to www.nycomiccon.com.

To consign to the next Event Auction catalog, contact Director of Consignments Robert Reynolds at support@comicconnect.com, or call 212-895-3999 (or international 001-212-895-3999).

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in this piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.




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