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Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

Auction Highlights #3 – CGC 8.5

This week I’d like to examine some recent sales of comics graded at 8.5 (or VF+ for you old timers). A comic graded 8.5 is generally in very nice condition and is considered as high grade for Golden Age, Silver Age and…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #3

Know your pet peeves! OK so you’ve figured out your collection focus and you’re doing a pretty good job sticking to it (see Collecting Tips #2 Stan). So why are there still comics in your collection that you don’t like?…

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Undervalued Spotlight #3

Tales to Astonish #91, Marvel Comics, May 1967, Battle Cover. The Abomination made his first appearance in Tales to Astonish #90 but since the even number issues of this title had Sub-Mariner covers we had to wait until issue #91…

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Auction Highlights #2 – Copper Age

This week I’d like to examine some Copper Age results. The Copper Age is loosely defined by me as comics from the mid/late 1970s to the early/mid 1980s. These comics are commonly found everyewhere. In some cases the trick seems…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #2

Know your comfort zone and try not to leave it! Remember Sesame Street had that great segment about things not belonging. There was a catchy song – “one of these things just don’t belong here, one of these things just has to go…”…

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Market Trends September 2009

Comicbookdaily.com’s first look at market trends will examine the growing influence the CGC Census is having on what graded comics are selling for. There is now a very large and very liquid trading arena for graded collectible comics. The internet has…

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Undervalued Spotlight #2

Star Spangled War Stories #84, DC Comics, Aug. 1959, 1st Appearance Mme. Marie. Mademoiselle Marie was a French farm girl who joined the resistance to fight the Nazis during WW2, often alongside Sgt. Rock. Her father died in her arms…

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Auction Highlights

Green Lantern #8 graded by CGC as 9.6 sold for a record $11,694 on Comic Link. This auction ended August 28th  and really surprised everyone with it’s staggering price. The comic lists at $575.  as a 9.2 in the Overstreet price guide. The…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #1

Count the pages!  Examine the comic thoroughly before you buy it. Count the pages, check for the coupons, and look for tears, creases, stains and other defects that don’t necessarily show up on the cover. The defects present in the…

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Undervalued Spotlight #1

Avenger #71, Marvel Comics, December 1969, 1st Appearance the Invaders Avengers #71 is one of those comic books that is always missing from the Avengers bins. It’s a book I’ll always look for whenever I’m at a comic convention or…

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