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Booster Gold #1, DC Comics, February 1986, Graded CGC 9.8 with White pages sold for $371 on eBay recently. I was vaguely aware that there was a market for Canadian price variants from the 1982 to 1986 period where Marvel and DC printed the bulk of the issues showing the US/CDN/UK pricing while running a separate batch just for the…

Avengers Annual #10, Marvel Comics, 1981, Graded 9.6 Raw by CBCS sold for $87. I saw this on eBay thought this deserved a write up. So CBCS has started this raw grading service and books graded through this service are starting to pop up everywhere. Obviously there is not enough data to tell whether the hobby has embraced this new…

Our weekly look at an auction item that piqued our interest continues. DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1, DC Comics, 2014, Graded 9.6 White Pages by EGS Global sold for $25. I saw this on the just past ComicLink auction I have a few questions; Who the hell are EGS Global? Why is their book only getting 25% of a…

Our weekly look at an auction item that piqued our interest continues. Aces High issue 5 complete six page story Spads Were Trump by Bernie Krigstein, 1955, sold for $7200. Source. Russ Cochran auctions fly under the radar, mostly to their vary random assortment of material. Advantage Buyer. A complete EC Comics story for $7200, averaging $1200 per page. But you’re…

Scott started up the Auction Spotlight recently. He’ll cover one random art auction result a week and I’ll cover a random comic result. I’ll still do a full Auction Highlights when a big auction takes place. I found this result on eBay, it closed yesterday March 29th. Fantastic Four #1 from Marvel Comics, November 1961. A CGC 4.0 copy with…

Heros The Spartan Episode 6 from Eagle Magazine Vol 13 #48, by Frank Bellamy, sold for $5,736. Source. This may seem like a lot of money for a comic most have never heard of, but for those in the know it’s highly sought work. Bellamy did some amazing colour work for Eagle Magazine, so some Canadians and Australians were exposed…

Starting something new: a weekly look at one recent auction item, for perusal and discussion. I’ll be posting art auctions and Walt will be posting comic book auctions. Women Of DC Comics Style Guide by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, 1982, sold for $3,791.46. Source. Garcia-Lopez literally wrote the book on the official look of DC characters for their 1982 style guide, and…

Comic Link Winter Featured Auction The comic book portion of the ComicLink Winter Featured Auction ended Thursday March 2nd. This was an impressive auction loaded with books I really wanted! The tiara and the flowers went to a stunning CBCS 9.0 Amazing Fantasy #15 that closed at $240,222. I think this was a very important listing for CBCS, I’m sure…

Comic Link Fall Featured Auction The comic book portion of the ComicLink Fall Featured Auction ended Thursday December 8th. I’m really enjoying these CLINK auctions. The selection is great from every era! Tops of keys, tons of high grade, tons of unique stuff we don’t see every day, it’s like these guys know what they’re doing or something. The two…

Comic Link Focused Auction The comic book portion of the ComicLink Focused Auction ended Thursday September 29th. This auction was the follow up auction to the historic Featured Auction that ended September 8th. Those people down at ComicLink sure know how to sell “Whites”, they keep this up Mr. Trudeau may have to grand them honorary citizenship! The results were…

My recent Auction Highlights #95 post, the one that covered the Canadian Whites results of the recent ComicLink auction, was widely read, it had twice as many reads as my coverage of the broader auction results (Auction Highlights #94). Great news and an indication of the growing interest and growing awareness of the Canadian Whites. In the comments section, Whites…

Comic Link Summer Featured Auction The comic book portion of what I’ll call a historic ComicLink Summer Featured Auction ended Thursday September 8th. This auction was historic for the number of quality Canadian White’s available, quality in issue selection and quality in grade. Judging from the results I’d say the Whites are busting out of their tight trading cartels and…

Comic Link Summer Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Summer Featured Auction ended Thursday September 8th and there were plenty of very interesting results. The team at ComicLink did a stellar job on this one! The big book turned out to be the Whiz Comics #1 CGC 6.5 which fetched $106,000. It’s a tough book in the grade…

Comic Link Winter Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Winter Featured Auction ended Wednesday February 24th and there were some noteworthy results. The book that took top spot was a CGC 2.0 Action Comics #7, it earned an impressive $71,000. Second up was a CGC 6.5 All Star #8. I’d normally have a bone to pick with these…

Heritage Signature Auction February 18th I watched that Amazing Fantasy #15 auction finish live and it was pretty exciting. I wanted to click “Bid” but there was one too many zero in the price, actually there was more like two too many zeroes… Amazing Fantasy #15, CGC 9.4 with Off White Pages sold for $454,100. The last CGC 9.4 sold…

Comic Connect Winter Special Auction (#330) Session 1 Original Art wrapped up this week. It was a particularly strong showing for this auction house and had a varied range of outstanding material. Reserves on the higher end pieces hurt sales. As always let’s look at five pieces that caught my eye. Herbie issue 8 cover by Ogden Whitney, 1964, sold…

Comic Link Fall Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Fall Featured Auction ended Wednesday December 2nd and there were definitely some interesting results. The CGC 6.5 Wonder Woman #1 emerged as the strongest comic in the lot finishing at $34,000. A Hulk #4 at CGC 9.6 tied for 2nd with a CBCS graded 9.0 Tales of Suspense #39.…

Comic auctions continue to be a hot commodity and Hake’s recently completed their Auction #216, from which we’ll look at Original Art & Related. Hake’s is a smaller player in the original comic art field, mostly covering illustration, animation and comic strip art. This was my first auction with them and there are a few procedures worth noting: a 15%…

ComicLink recently wrapped up their October 2015 Focused Auction. This is the lower end auction that complements their larger Featured Auctions. Original Art in the Focused Auction is a grab bag of items ComicLink feels are worth less than $500 USD, but they throw a few larger items in to get the interest up. This time around it was mostly…

Comic Link Summer Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Summer Featured Auction ended Wednesday September 9th and it produced some results worth talking about. Two Marvel Silver Age CGC 9.0s fought it out for top spot with a CGC 9.0 Tales to Astonish #27 ($47,678) winning the race pipping out a CGC 9.0 Tales of Suspense #39 ($43,333), I…