Ivan Ivanstein

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  1. PBA Galleries had our debut comic book auction on June 4th, and the sale was a smash, with 98% of lots sold and a number of record-setting results. Our follow-up sale on December 10th will feature EC, Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel, Misc. Golden Age, and key Undergrounds. The sale will run 400-500 lots, and over 300 slots are already filled, so anyone with potential consignment items is encouraged to act fast. Included in the sale will be dozens of EC comics, including some original EC art (most notably, a Johnny Craig page from CRYPT OF TERROR #19), numerous early Marvel keys (including AVENGERS #1, X-MEN #1, DAREDEVIL #1, many Lee-Ditko issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, etc. The sale will feature a fully-illustrated print catalogue limited to 200 softcover and 10 hardcover copies, and will be simulcast on PBA's website, LiveAuctioneers, and Invaluable.com. To consign or request a catalogue, contact: ivan@pbagalleries.com
  2. Great pic! Thanks for sharing! I love the combo of rock n' roll and comic books!
  3. Great pix, thanks for posting! She has great taste in old comics, and she's hardly changed a bit! I sent a message to your inbox...
  4. Hi gang! PBA Galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area is holding an auction of EC, Mad, Kurtzman, Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel and Underground comics. The sale was originally slated for March 26, but the sale was postponed due to the Covid 19 closure. The sale will now be held on June 4th. It's easy to register to bid... Here's a link to the online catalogue: https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/507/ Key lots include a CGC 7.5 copy of the classic WEIRD MYSTERIES #5 (brain removal cover); Charles Plymell's personal copy of the 1st printing of ZAP COMIX #1; EC's ultra-rare SHOCK ILLUSTRATED #3; ten rarities from the HARVEY KURTZMAN ESTATE, including original art... and lots more! For questions, please contact ivan@pbagalleries.com.
  5. I'm still buying comic-related pix if anyone has any to sell! Here's a favorite...
  6. Hi gang, I'm buying vintage, original comic-related photos: snapshots of newsstands with comics books, people reading comics, kids in comic character Halloween costumes, etc. Originals only, not reprints! Snapshots, negatives and 35mm slides are all sought. Please email ivan@pbagalleries.com
  7. PBA Galleries debut COMIC BOOK auction. 340 lots: Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel, key Undergrounds. Below-market reserves... easy to register and bid! https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/507/?page=1
  8. Awesome! Will make an offer if you'll consider selling...
  9. Hi all, PBA Galleries is a San Francisco Bay Area auctioneer specializing in rare books, maps, manuscripts and works on paper. We're launching our debut comic book sale on March 26th. The sale features 340 lots of Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel, and R. Crumb & Undergrounds. A softcover catalogue is available for $50 postpaid (only 200 were printed and they won't last long), as well as a hardcover version in dust jacket, limited to 26 lettered copies for $150 postpaid (most are already reserved). To order a catalogue or for assistance with registration, contact ivan@pbagalleries.com. Here's a link to the online catalogue: https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/507/ Highlights include a number of CGC-graded comics, including WEIRD MYSTERIES #5 (7.5) and SHOCK ILLUSTRATED #3 (6.5). The print catalogue is 150+ pages and is designed to be an entertaining, informative reference for collectors.
  10. Anyways, I’m eager to buy 1960s-1970s snapshots with Marvel comics and Marvel costumes and merch... I’ll pay good bread for pix I want. If you have any to sell, PM me! Here’s a recent score from ‘64: Boy in bed with DD #4!