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September 2, 2014 / / Market Trends 9 Comments
February 25, 2014 / / Market Trends 8 Comments

The weakening Canadian Dollar got me to thinking about the effect it is having, if any, on the back issue comic book market. Comic books are like oil in that they are traded in U.S. dollars. The price guide is quoted in U.S. dollars, almost all the big internet dealers are U.S. based and all the major comic auction sites are U.S. and prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars. Basically holding a comic collection is like holding U.S. dollars.

Read the PostComic Collecting Costs on the Rise

Fan Expo is indeed upon us and I for one am looking forward to the event. Toronto’s Fan Expo has moved into the 100,000 attendees range putting the show up…

Read the PostFan Expo Can Still Grow

Splash page from Batman #1 gets $660 on eBay. Details here. I got an email from a friend about this. My buddy thought this was crazy but I’m going to…

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The Floating 9.2 Grade The 9.2 grade has become synonymous with a quality high grade comic. The 9.2 grade is the right most column in the Overstreet Comic Book Price…

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September 27, 2012 / / Market Trends 7 Comments

I’ve been wondering lately; is the old price guide model of valuing comics based on where they fit in the numerical sequence out of date? Don’t tell me the guide doesn’t…

Read the PostComic Values by the Numbers

Are #1’s Overvalued? The very high end of the comic collecting world is crowded with character 1st appearances. Of the top 10 Golden Age comics 7 are 1st appearances of…

Read the PostAre #1 Issues Overvalued?

The recent Billy Wright comic book auction set all kinds of price records and for me it confirmed a trend I’ve seen developing over the last couple of years. It seems…

Read the PostThe Rise of Golden Age Comics

What is up with the new grading standards of CGC?  I mean why is it I used to be able to go though my long boxes and know, without a…

Read the PostCGC “Standards”

Last month quietly, without fanfare a second CGC 9.6 Amazing Fantasy #15 appeared on the CGC Census (CGC is of course the company that grades the comics out of 10,…

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November 30, 2011 / / Market Trends 0 Comments

Wow! A CGC graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 has sold on ComicConnect’s Event Auction for $2.161,000.00. This CGC 9.0 copy has a Cream to Off-White page designation and…

Read the PostAction #1 tops $2 Million

Our shop sells a good amount of vintage comics. Sales seem to be concentrated at the comic conventions but the odd sale here and the odd sale there at the…

Read the PostMy Money is on Spidey!

I just received an email from ComicLink highlighting their inclusion of a CGC 9.9 copy of Iron Man #1 for their November auction. Wow, now that is an impressive book.…

Read the PostComic Link’s November

Now I have no idea what it says in the CGC grading manual so this will be my opinion only, totally based on me having absolutely no facts! All I…

Read the PostFixing CGC Grading