Original Owner Silver Age/Bronze "Cereal Box" Collection of 6,000 books
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Green Lantern #59

March 1968

First appearance of Guy Gardner

6.5-7.0 condition

Asking $70 or BO

 

 

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Ghost Rider #1

COPY 1

 

8.5 to 9.0 condition

$200 or BO

 

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Ghost Rider #1

COPY 2

8.0 condition

$150

 

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Marvel Spotlight #5

Origin and 1st appearance of Ghost Rider

3.5 condition

$50

 

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House of Secrets #92

1st appearance of Swamp Thing

Wrightson Art

6.5

 

$225

 

I figure if this can sell for $185

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/House-Secrets-92-1st-Swamp-Thing-/260719340471?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb4156bb7#ht_3871wt_905

 

then my copies worth at least $225 hm

 

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Marvel Premiere #4

4.0 condition

$2.5

 

 

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Marvel Premiere #5

5.0 condition

$3

 

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Marvel Premiere #6

Good condition

$2

 

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Marvel Premiere #7

7.0

 

$5

 

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Marvel Premiere #8

7.0 condition

 

$5

 

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Marvel Premiere #9

9.0

 

$5

 

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Marvel Premiere #10

6.0 condition

 

$5

 

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Marvel Premiere #11

7.0 condition

Origin of Dr. Strange

 

$5

 

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This collection of approximately 6,000 books was recently purchased in New England from the brother of the original owner, who stored his books by taking a cereal box - cutting it in half "vertically" - and then putting the comics into a thin plastic bag (comic bags not widely available then I guess) and carefully sandwiching them in between the two halves of the box.

 

He would then encircle them with a piece of string which had each end tied to a rubber band - allowing for stretching..

 

The collection has almost every Marvel title from the period of 1963 or 64 up to about 1980. Also, almost every issue is there - including the keys. Most are in mid grade - but there are many in the 8.0 to 9.8 area.

 

 

Congrats on the find - Great story! :applause:

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So if I'm guessing right, books on the outside of these little bundles are not going to be holding up as well but the ones in the middle seem pretty nice?

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So if I'm guessing right, books on the outside of these little bundles are not going to be holding up as well but the ones in the middle seem pretty nice?

 

yup...thats been usually the case.. but Ive been surprised a few times..

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You gonna list any more?

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Feel free to throw up those Star Wars. Can't promise I'll buy them, but I'd like to see your asking prices. :popcorn:

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Amazing Spider-Man #204

9.4 condition

$7

 

Marvel Premiere #4

4.0 condition

$2.5

 

:takeit:

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Wow nice Hulk .....

 

 

Amazing Spider-Man Annual/Special #12

Hulk !!!!!! ARRRGHHHH

9.0 condition (really nice copy except for bottom right corner crease)

$4

 

:takeit:

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ooops.. thanks.. I forgot I had put that on as a scheduled time auction. Hulk has been moved to eBay (obviously) removing from this thread

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Just curious about the Silver Surfer 1 and Iron Man 1--price and grade?

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ooops.. thanks.. I forgot I had put that on as a scheduled time auction. Hulk has been moved to eBay (obviously) removing from this thread

 

Cool.. I think it will get some good action on ebay. Very nice copy.

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Hi - Thanks for all the interest...and the sales :) Looks like we are going to be auctioning these instead...I'm going to make a thread on the outside sales forum re: the same...and will be posting scans of books there as they are listed...as this would be the wrong forum now..etc. I'm going to try to put up 30 a day or so..some will be in lots. The Hulk 181 is on its way to the CGC as we speak....looks pretty stellar.

 

I have a partner in the books who preferred they be auctioned..etc.. and have to do what they tell me (shrug) Anyone who PM'd me regarding particular books will still be notified when I find some books they requested..and I will try to still work out a deal privately with those particular books.. etc.

 

heres a live list

 

http://ivegotneatstuff.com/original-owner-cereal-box-comic-book-collection-from-massachusetts

 

THANKS and hope ya'll will still bid!

:banana:

 

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Just listed all of these silver X-men! Listing many more today

 

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Also just listed Brave and the Bold #54 - First Teen Titans

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brave-and-Bold-54-6-5-1st-App-Teen-Titans-/230594353343?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b07e98bf

 

 

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