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I am posting this for a long time customer of mine who I'm not sure posts on the CGC boards

Just got this email from him.  I have not posted the scans he sent me yet but wanted to get this out there.

If anybody is offered any of these I can put you in touch with Joe.

Thank you,

Bob

Hi Bob:
 
I just learned that my "secure" storage area is not as secure as I thought.  There's over 200K in stolen comics.
I'm working on a list of what's been stolen.  I've attached scans of my Marvel lst appearances front, back and splash pages.  None of them are high grade and all of them have readily identifiable markings.
 
Any help you can give me will be appreciated.
 
.  There is a large number of unslabbed books from the Golden age:
 
1) Superman Comics No.4 -  70 incomplete run
2)  Action Comics  Nos. 14, 16, 18, up to 107 (incomplete run)P
3)  World's Finest No. 2, 4, 6, 7 9, 10 up to 70 (incomplete run)
4)  All Flash Partial run including Nos. 30, 31, 32
5)  Captain Marvel No. 4, No.14 cgc 7.0, No. 100 cgc 6.5 (Diamond Run Copy.  Whiz No. 22 5.5 cgc
6)  Parital run of Strange Tales all slabbed 9.4 & 9.6 (S.T. No. 154 cgc 9.6)
7)  Captain America Nos. 10, 13, 14 all CGC 8.0  & No. 16 VG+ with loose centerfold and later issues
8)  Daring Comics Nos. 10 cgc 2.5, 11, 12
9) about 10 issues of Marvel Mystery Comics
10) Boxes of high grade Silver, Bronze and Copper Age cgc slabbed comics, 9.4, 9.6 & 9.8
 
Again, I've attached scans of the No. 1 Marvels from my collection. None of them are high grade and all of them are readily identifiable.  See the attached.
 
Let me know.
 
Joe Latino
 
 
7/28/19 - Updated list of books stolen
TITLE ISSUE CONDITION GRADE CGC   estimated value
               
               
Action Comics 22 FR/GD       $600.00 Heritage
Action Comics 138 VF 8 PGX Tom Fagan $1,000 Diamond Run
Action Comics 173 VG+ 4.5 cgc   $350 Heritage
Action Comcs 216 VF+ 7.5 cgc   $300.00 Heritage
Action comics 277 VF+ 8.5 cgc   $400.00 Heritage
Action Comics 314 VF/NM 9 cbcs   $100.00 Comiclink
               
Adventure Comics 102 FN       $400.00 Ebay
Adventure Comics 165 FN- 5.5 CGC Mannerino $250.00 Ebay
Adventure Comics 240 FN+ 6.5 CGC   $350.00 COMICLINK
               
Avengers  7 VF 8 cgc   $350.00  
Avengers  8 FN+ 8 cgc Nick Cage cop $750.00 Heritage
Avengers  12 VF 8 cgc   $350.00  
Avengers  15 VF 8 cgc   $300.00 Heritage
Avengers  16 VF 8 cgc   $450.00 Comiclink
Avengers  19 VF/NM 9 cgc Tom Fagan $300.00 Diamond Run
Avengers  35 VF/NM 9 CGC Fantucchio $200.00 COMICLINK
Avengers  100 NM- 9.2 CGC   $200.00  
Avengers  141 NM 9.4 cgcb   $100.00 Heritage
Avengers  171 NM 9.4 cgc   $100.00 Comiclink
Avengers  Director's Cut Finch 500 NM+ 9.6 CGC Sign Series $200.00 comiclink  
               
Captain America Vol 4 1 NM/MT 9.8     $200.00 COMICLINK
               
Daredevil 8 VF/NM 9 cgc   $300.00 Comiclink
Daredevil 48 NM+ 9.6 cgc Fantucchio $400.00 Comiclink
               
Detective Comics 435 NM+ 9.6 cgc   $250.00 Comiclink
               
Doctor Strange 5 NM 9.4 cgc   $200.00 Comiclink
Doctor Strange 7 NM+ 9.6 cgc   $200.00 Comiclink
Doctor Strange 22 NM+ 9.6 cgc   $100.00 Comiclink
Doctor Strange 35 NM 9.4 cgc   $50.00 Comiclink
               
Fantastic Four 9 VG/FN 5 cgc   $350.00 Heritage
Fantastic Four 10 FN+ 6.5 cgc   $450.00 NJ dealer
Fantastic Four 39 VF+ 8.5 cgc Mark Austin $300.00 Comiclink
Fantastic Four 59 NM 9.4 CGC   $350.00 Comiclink
Fantastic Four 69 NM 9.4 CGC   $300.00 Comiclink
Fantastic Four 72 VF/NM 9 CGD   $400.00 Comiclink
               
The Flash 118 VF 8 cgc   $700.00 Heritage
The Flash 144 NM 9.4 cgc Mohawk Vall $500.00 Heritage
               
Flash ComIcs 52 VG+ 4.5     $250.00 COMICLINK
               
               
Green Lantern 2nd series 8 VF 8 cgc   $400.00 Heritage
Green Lantern 2nd series 20 VF/NM 9 cgc Tom Fagan $400.00 Diamond Run
Green Lantern 2nd series 34 VF 8 cgc Fantucchio $150.00 Comiclink
Green Lantern 2nd series 40 VF- 7.5 cgc   $350.00 Comiclink
               
IRON MAN 85 NM+ 9.6 CGC   $150.00 COMICLINK
IRON MAN 94 NM+ 9.6 CGC Marvel Art R $150.00 COMICLINK
IRON MAN 241 NM+ 9.6 cgc   $50.00 COMICLINK
               
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 79 FN 6 PGX Hall of Fame $150.00 COMICLINK
               
MYSTERY IN SPACE 55 VF- 7 CGC   $350.00 COMICLINK
MYSTERY IN SPACE 66 VF 8 CGC   $350.00 EBAY
MYSTERY IN SPACE 79 VF+ 8.5 CGC   $300.00 COMICLINK
MYSTERY IN SPACE 84 vf 8 cgc   $100.00 comiclink
               
More Fun Comics 15 G 3 cgc Jon Berk $1,000.00 metropolis 2014
               
Strange Tales 64 FN 6 CGC   $250.00 comiclink
Strange Tales 82 VG 4 cgc Westport Coll $150.00 comiclink
Strange Tales 95 FN- 5.5 cgc Westport Coll $200.00 comiclink
Strange Tales 86 FN 6 cgbs   $175.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 90 vf/fn 5 CGC   $175.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 93 vf/fn 4.5 cgc   $150.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 122 VF- 7.5 pgx   $150.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 124 VF+ 8.5 CGC Fantucchio $200.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 132 NM- 9.2 CGC   $400.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 136 NM- 9.2 CGC   $250.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 154 NM+ 9.6 cgc   $1,000.00 metropolis 2014
Strange Tales 156 NM 9.4 cgc MA copy $300.00 metropolis 2014
Strange Tales 162 NM- 9.2 cgc   $175.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales 168 NM 9.4 cgc   $300.00 metropolis 2014
Strange Tales 170 NM 9.4 cgc   $300.00 Heritage
Strange Tales 173 NM 9.4 cgc   $300.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales (DR. STRANGE) 174 NM 9.4 cgc   $300.00 Comiclink
Strange Tales (DR. STRANGE) 176 NM 9.4 cgc   $300.00 Comiclink
               
Sgt. Furry & the Howl Com 13 VF+ 8.5 cgc   $500.00 Heritage
               
               
Superman 76 VG 4 cbcs   $800.00 Comiclink
sUPERMAN 106 VG/FN 5 CGC   $200.00 Comiclnk
Superman 114 VG+       $200.00 Heritage
SUPERMAN 138 FN 6 CGC   $150.00 COMICLINK
               
Superman Time Capsulte  nn VF/NM 9 CGC #1B $300.00 Comiclink
               
Tales to Astonish 3 FN- 5.5 CGC   $600.00 Comiclink
Tales to Astonish 30 FN- 5.5 cgc   $200.00 Comiclink
Tales to Astonish 33 FN- 5.5 cgc   $200.00 Comiclink
Tales to Astonish 39 FN+ 6.5 cgc   $200.00  Heritage
               
Tales of the Unexpected 48 VF 8 cbcs   $100.00 Comiclink
Tales of the Unexpected 68 VF+ 8.5 cgc   $200.00 heritage
               
               
Tales of Suspense 80 NM 9.4 cgc Fantucchio $600.00 Comiclink
Tales of Suspense 95 VF/NM 9 CGC Fantucchio $250.00 Comiclink
Tales of Suspense 27 FN- 5 cgc   $175.00 Comiclink
Tales of Suspense 73 NM 9.4 cgc   $400.00 Comiclink
               
Thor 181 NM+ 9.6 cgc   $250.00 Heritage
               
Web of Spider-Man 1 NM/MT 9.8 cgc   $200.00 Comiclink
               
WORLD'S FINEST 26 VG/FN 5 CGC removed shll $250.00 HERITAGE
WORLD'S FINEST 32 VG       $150.00 HERITAGE
WORLD'S FINEST 38 VG+       $175.00 HERITAGE
WORLD'S FINEST 46 FN/VF       $250.00 HERITAGE
               
          sub-total $27,675.00  
 
 
TITLE ISSUE CONDITION GRADE CGC   etimated value
               
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 10 VF   8 stolen 10,000.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 13 VF   8 stolen 10,000.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 14 VF   8 stolen 10,000.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 16 VG/FN   loose ctrfold stolen 5,000.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 53 VG   T.F. bc tear stolen 1,000.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 63 G T.F. pcs out cvr stolen $500.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 66 FN/VF T.F. puncture? stolen $750.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 67 VF T.F. 8 stolen $1,500.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 70 G/VG T.F. heavy wear stolen $400.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 72 FN/VF T.F. 6.5 stolen $1,500.00  
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 76 G T.F. staples    stolen $400.00  
               
DARING COMICS 10 G+   2.5 stolen $500.00  
DARING COMICS 11 FN     stolen $750.00  
DARING COMICS 12 FN     stolen $750.00  
               
HUMAN TORCH 15 FN          
               
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS 29 VG SOLD        
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS 47 VG-     stolen $400.00 Comiclink
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS 48 G/VG     stolen $400.00  
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS 51 G/VG     stolen $550.00  
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS 65 G/VG     STOLEN $350.00 Heritage
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS            
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS            
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS            
        Sub Total    44,750.00

 

 

 

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I assume he has contacted every comic shop in Waterbury and keeping eye on craigslist.

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2 minutes ago, kav said:

I assume he has contacted every comic shop in NY and keeping eye on craigslist.

I am not sure if he has.  I am posting this to help him out.  We haven't talked yet so I'm not sure what steps he has taken yet.  The faster this is out there the better and the boards have always been the first place I start with when stuff like this happens.  

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4 minutes ago, blazingbob said:

I am not sure if he has.  I am posting this to help him out.  We haven't talked yet so I'm not sure what steps he has taken yet.  The faster this is out there the better and the boards have always been the first place I start with when stuff like this happens.  

Bob, post it on Instagram...  It will spread quickly.

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2 minutes ago, blazingbob said:

I am not sure if he has.  I am posting this to help him out.  We haven't talked yet so I'm not sure what steps he has taken yet.  The faster this is out there the better and the boards have always been the first place I start with when stuff like this happens.  

I cant imagine a comic shop seeing some doofus come in to sell this stuff that knows absolutely nothing about comics and not being suspicious.

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What are the readily identifiable markings?

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Were there ever any photos taken of these for insurance purposes?

If so he should get those out to the police, pawn shops, comic shops, etc for up to 50 miles circumference area from his home.

Good luck!

:wishluck:

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I'd say his odds of recovery are fair-you cant just easily move books like this.

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2 minutes ago, kav said:

I'd say his odds of recovery are fair-you cant just easily move books like this.

The odds can be greatly improved by investigators who care and are on the ball, the evidence gathered of exactly how and when the breech occurred leading them right to the perp. If a storage facility, there will be video and a record of who had access to that area, odds of that info showing an inside job (someone who works for the facility).

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8 minutes ago, kav said:

I'd say his odds of recovery are fair-you cant just easily move books like this.

And we don't know as of yet the circumstances. Or if this was a storage facility. But if it is, I'm not surprised. I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "Oh yeah. I had a beautiful Harley", or "a nice set of golf clubs", or "all of those power tools", etc., etc., "but they got stolen when they broke into my storage unit a number of years back".  Never put anything in storage that you care about losing. Seems to be a popular place for thieves to do their shopping.

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Terrible news !  Damn thieves :mad:

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1 minute ago, James J Johnson said:

And we don't know as of yet the circumstances. Or if this was a storage facility. But if it is, I'm not surprised. I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "Oh yeah. I had a beautiful Harley", or "a nice set of golf clubs", or "all of those power tools", etc., etc., "but they got stolen when they broke into my storage unit a number of years back".  Never put anything in storage that you care about losing. Seems to be a popular place for thieves to do their shopping.

I dont understand it myself.  If I just couldt store my stuff at home, I would sell it all, rebuy later.  Money is my storage unit.

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People should die a black death who do this stuff.

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Just now, oakman29 said:

People should die a black death who do this stuff.

Always coat your books with a deadly toxin you have the anti dote to folks.

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Oh man. Yet another collector who sees his books stolen from a storage unit. There was the Batman collection stolen several months ago totaling over 1M :frown:

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Maybe they should change name of those places to U-Steal-It

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Another dirtbag thief at it again.

Not that this is going to help anymore, but you need to buy insurance for these circumstances. 

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sorry to hear about it...that is some pretty high quality material to be left in any storage area, I would also check E-bay....good luck on recovery.

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