Spring Event Auction Turned Gold to Green

Posted on 5/8/2012 reports strong sales in their Spring Event Auction, which has garnered a lot of attention — not only from collectors in the hobby, but the mainstream media as well.

The auction posted tremendous results with Golden and Silver Age comic books, as well as original comic artwork and one historical document in particular.

“The Check that Bought Superman is one of the most unique and important items we’ve ever sold,” enthused Rob Reynolds, director of consignments. “If not for the check, it could be argued there would be no comic book industry today.”

“It’s been one week since the auction closed and the sale of the Superman Check is still making an impact both internationally and here at our offices. I’ve been selling comics, art and memorabilia for over 25 years and this check is one of the coolest items I have ever sold,” said Vincent Zurzolo, chief operating officer. “To top it off, we set yet another world record as it is the most expensive check ever sold, having hammered at $160,000. I guess this should be obvious, but we are currently accepting check and contract consignments. If you have something interesting, contact us!”

Golden Age standouts include Action Comics #1 CGC 4.5 $323,000, Detective Comics #27 CGC 6.5 $414,000, Detective Comics #27 CGC 3.0 $201,000, Batman #1 CGC 8.0 $175,365, Detective Comics #33 CGC 7.0 $42,174, Daredevil Comics #1 CGC 9.4 $32,009, Batman #1 CGC 4.0 R $26,000, Detective Comics #40 CGC 9.0 $17,200 and Marvel Mystery #7 CGC 9.2 $14,333. auctioned 64 Thrilling Comics from the esteemed Edgar Church / Mile High collection and the results were nothing but spectacular. The entire run hammered at over $635,000 averaged just under $10,000 per comic.

"The Mile High Thrillings are a very special group of some very rare comics,” said Stephen Fishler, chief executive officer. “We had great confidence in auctioning off these Golden Age gems and that confidence was justified in the enthusiastic bidding these books received."

Top prices include Thrilling Comics #1 CGC 9.4 $25,505, #19 CGC 9.6 $23,500, #23 CGC 9.4 $23,500, #22 CGC 9.4 #23,000 and #30 CGC 9.9 $35,500.

Top Silver Age sales include Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.2 $57,523, Avengers #1 CGC 9.2 $48,002 and Avengers #1 CGC 8.5 $11,708.

The company reports Original Art sales on an Empire Strikes Back movie poster art for $48,499, a Mike Kaluta cover for House of Mystery #265 at $7,700, the cover to Marvel Team-Up #91 by Rich Buckler for $2,975, a Jim Lee Spawn cover fetched $6,700, Ken Kelly’s Godzilla hammered at $3,400, an Andy Kubert cover to X-Men #36 brought $4,025, and a Joe Shuster original Superman sketch sold for over $1,000.

“Our deadline for the next catalog is May 25, 2012, for listing through the site as well as for consignments received at our office for inclusion. Our auction is already filling up. Get your comics and original art to me as soon as possible to make it in to our catalog,” Reynolds said. “I’m also able to offer cash advances for up to $5 million. Why wait for the auction, get paid today!”

2012 Summer Event Auction Preview

To consign to the Summer Event Auction catalog, contact Director of Consignments Robert Reynolds at, or call 212-895-3999 (or international 001-212-895-3999).

All CGC and PGX-graded comics shipped to for auction start at $1 with no reserve will be scanned and listed by at their same low seller's commission of 10% with no buyers premiums.

To see what comics have sold for on ComicConnect, visit their Prices Realized section!

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in this piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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