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Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants

Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of May 1960 and December 1981 inclusive. UK Price Variants were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you would like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:          

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/05/2019

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07/12/2020

 

Weaving the Web: Building a Complete AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Run

A noble quest to build an Amazing Spider-Man collection Hello! As my board name suggests, I am a Spider-Man fan. I have been since I was a youngster. I started actually collecting at around age 14. Pushing 40 now - Where does the time go? I basically took 7-8 years off from the hobby though, from right after high school all the way through university and didn't start really again until about 2004/05. Once I got back into the hobby, I checked out a bit of everything but I also decided to

Wall-Crawler

Wall-Crawler

01/31/2016

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07/10/2020

 

My road to success (Moving Update 2)

This thread will be about my journey to the million dollar comic and the struggles, failures and successes that come with it since many boardies requested it I will not longer post my transactions but try what revat said . I also have a bunch of inspirational people two of them being Walt Disney and Steve Jobs because I want to be the next rags to riches story not to the degree of Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I want to make a million dollars buying and selling a comic and making enough money wi

uchiha101

uchiha101

12/15/2014

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07/10/2020

Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants

Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Charlton UK Price Variants (UKPVs) that I have found hiding between the cover dates of 1960 and December 1963 inclusive. UK Price Variants were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:        

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/02/2019

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07/09/2020

 

Tales from the Comic Box: Rookie Adventures in Buying/Selling & Setting Up at Shows

Adventures and musings about Buying, Selling and setting up at Conventions and Shows I participated in my first ever show last October. You can read about it here: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=8903742#Post8903742 I was pleased with my sales, it was an excellent learning experience and most importantly, I had a great time. I must have did "ok" as I was invited back by the show organizers. In my town, there use to be a larger two day

Wall-Crawler

Wall-Crawler

04/10/2016

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07/06/2020

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN!

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN! The third act of the Death and Return of Superman saga. Beginning with Adventures of Superman #500 (June 1993) four men appear bearing the Superman emblem, but is anyone of them Superman resurrected? Each creative team for the four Superman titles had their own ideas on how Superman could return. The editorial decision at the time was to use all four ideas, with four very different Supermen appearing in Metropolis.    The Four Supermen:

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/08/2020

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07/05/2020

Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961)

Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961) Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel Price Font Variations that I have discovered hiding between the dates of June 1960 and February 1961. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:                          14 Price Font Variation issues are currently confirmed to exist  Here is a de

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

06/03/2019

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07/04/2020

 

One More Auction Win

This was the second book I won in the last Comic Link auction, along with the ASM 71. Yet another Neal Adams cover, but interior work also. The purchase of these auction wins will be my last one for a while. I'm now on lay off from my job due to the Covid -19 crisis. I don't know how much of an impact this will have on the collecting industry, except to say that most books will now be going for lower prices than usual. I imagine several collectors will have to sell their cherished books to keep

john ivic

john ivic

04/11/2020

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07/03/2020

 

Ongoing Adventures ...

It's been almost three years since I completed my set of 33 DC Bicentennial Comics but I wanted a challenge and a better set, all CGC 9.8 with White Pages. Just before I got the last comic for the set, I was able to swap out a couple of issues with newer CGC 9.8 WP (Detective Comics and Justice League Of America). And, after completing the set, I was able to pick up four more CGC 9.8 comics (Claw, Our Fighting Forces, Richard Dragon, and Our Army At War). The net result is six more CGC

willybaum

willybaum

04/12/2020

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07/03/2020

 

Jerry Lewis 123

My recent auction win from last month. This puts me in a tie for first place in the Jerry Lewis registry set.

john ivic

john ivic

06/30/2020

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07/02/2020

 

Another batch of new YouTube videos!

Here's my latest batch of YouTube videos!   In this one, I go through a box of miscellaneous back issues I've picked up over the years for no real reason:     Here's a look at some foreign comics I have picked up as souvenirs on my travels:     In this one, I go through my run of Avengers #101-150:     And here's my latest group of new purchases:    

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

06/30/2020

The Death and Return of Superman Collector's Editions

The Death and Return of Superman saga is so 90s, and also credited with the beginning of the publishing gluttony that paved the way for the market crash later in the decade. One such 90s thing about this set is the number of "Collector's Editions" released. I have most of these and enjoy them, but it has been frustrating finding them graded. These editions crowed just about every comic shop in America but I never see any raw 9.8 candidates. Most of the graded examples are also listed with high B

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

05/16/2019

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06/29/2020

 

back issue haul, and the bizarre story behind Samuel R. Delany's cancelled Wonder Woman run

Hello, friends! I've made a couple new videos I thought you might enjoy.   First, here's a look at the revolutionary storyline science fiction grandmaster Samuel R. Delany had planned for Wonder Woman, and how it got abruptly cancelled by DC after just one issue thanks to some very unexpected and highly ironic political interference:   And here's a look at some of the back issues I've been buying as retail therapy during the quarantine. This is part one of what look

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

05/23/2020

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06/27/2020

 

Number 1- The Gil Kane Surprise

So here we are at number one! It was kinda tricky to dig through the memory of the past 15 years and pick out the highlights. There are loads more but most were quick ebay buys and flips or lots on ebay where I maybe made a tiny bit and kept some random issues. I tried to showcase more interesting books and finds that resonated with me in some way. But, enough chatter...time for numero uno! I wish this one had a bit better story but because it was a find and I consider it one of my prized p

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/21/2020

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06/23/2020

 

Honourable Mention Finds

Before I post number one, a couple honourable mentions that I recall but don't fit into my top 10 for various reasons. I remember them all though, so I figure they were worth mentioning....honourably.  1. ASM #300. First purchase I ever made from outside ebay over the internet. I sent money in good faith, he sent comic in good faith. I did not include this as it was a specific purchase I wanted. It was around 12 years ago but it was a screaming price for a NM copy and I own it still

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/20/2020

 

Number 2- Lovers In A Dangerous Time

So COVID happened, the border closed and I was sad. No longer could I cross the border to pick up parcels (heck I have 2-3 there waiting for when it opens up). So how was I gonna get me some comics? I hate paying $15-30 for shipping for a small amount of books or even 1 book! I had to buy comics so I took to avenues I had never used really before. And I really regret that it took me this long to do so. First, Facebook groups here in Canada. Found a few things, minor things really. For the m

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/20/2020

Number 3- The Big Small Town Collection

So this collection was a doozy. A connection was made with someone I knew who's stepfather had a bunch of comics. I had met the guy couple of time and one day, he mentions having comics and says he was thinking of just "having a fire" with them. I said woahhhhh at least let me see what they are. I THINK he was joking but either way, he started sending boxes with his stepson who I knew and I valued them. He said they were just taking up space and would be happy to get whatever money he could so o

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/19/2020

 

Number 10- My First Score, Seeing Double

This is going to be a quick series on my top ten finds in terms of comics. I will not be including purchases that I made specifically for a good or decent value. No, these purchases stand out because they were found in some way shape or form and ended up being extremely beneficial for me as a collector in some way. I am focusing on the past 15 years because, at 31, those 15 years represent me collecting the hardest. Before that, the occasional venture was made to a local comic shop to buy back i

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/17/2020

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06/19/2020

 

Number 4- The Yard Sale Score

Everyone out there probably has a flea market or yard sale story. Sadly, here where I live, yard sales are very VERY junky. As a result, I rarely go out to look unless the yard sale specifically lists old books, comics or magazines. Occasionally to save time, I will reply to ads or call to see if it is even worth my time (most people are great to talk to plus it can get word around that you are someone looking for comics). This "word" is how this yard sale came to me. My family was visiting us t

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/19/2020

 

Number 5- The X-Men Collection

Ever since moving to where I now live, I have regularly checked local avenues, scoured pawn shops and tried to find places that sell comics. It seemed nothing every came up. The one shop that has records and comics only had 80s and 90s stuff and anything from the 70s was automatically priced at $7 or more, regardless of condition. I have gone through the place literally issue by issue and they rarely add anything and there are books that have been there for decades (they mostly make their money

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/18/2020

 

Number 7- The Teacher Collection

Shortly after moving to where I live now, a colleague who I work with was going through a tough time and needed to sell his collection. My wife knew him better at the time and knew I bought and sold comics and figured I could at least help see what he had. So I went over to see and man, did he have a lot. All of it had been largely untouched since the lat 80's. The best bunch of it all were the Uncanny X-Men books, including a Giant Size #1. Again, this was 7 years ago or so now and this book wa

comicginger1789

comicginger1789

06/17/2020

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06/18/2020