Heritage's New York Signature Sale #806 Realizes Over $4.1 Million

Posted on 3/20/2003

Heritage Comics Auctions sale #806 was held in New York City March 6-9.

Heritage sold 2,707 out of 3,391 lots offered, for a total sell-through of 79.82%, at prices totaling $4,139,746.91. As of today, orders were still pouring in at Heritage's "After Auction Bargains" section, where unsold items are available first-come first-served at consignor reserve, plus the Buyer's Premium. The final tally is expected to rise even higher.

John Petty, Heritage's Director of Auctions, stated that the sale of the White Rose collection was "wildly successful. This spectacular collection brought in well over $900,000. We are very pleased with the outcome, especially with the current uncertain economic climate and the looming threat of imminent war. In a market where plenty of people are getting out of this business, we continue to post record results."

There was a healthy round of applause when the X-Men #137 two-page splash sold for $55,200.00. According to Assistant Director of Acquisitions, Fred McSurley, "The bidding activity on these John Byrne pages blew quite a few people away and greatly surpassed all expectations. Not only was this the highest price ever realized for Byrne X-Men pages, no Byrne cover from that time period has ever brought that much! Only at a well-publicized auction like this could that piece have reached such dizzying heights."

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