The original art portion of ComicConnect’s Event Auction XXXVI closed Monday March 23rd. The art offered is a mixture of high and low end material: anything could end up in the mix. This time around several pieces didn’t meet their reserve, including a Kirby Captain America and Journey Into Mystery. Five Marvel silver age pages did sell and we’ll be looking at those results below.
Oddly the original art portion of the auction is closed off for browsing. I used the detailed links in an email from ComicConnect March 13th to track these pages down.
Tales To Astonish issue 49 page 5 by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, 1963, sold for $3900. Source.
Advantage Buyer. This is lower than any Tales To Astonish Kirby page sold in the last year: silver age art by key artists is dramatically on the rise. This same page sold for $1912 in May 2013, netting the seller a tidy profit. Double is nothing to sneeze at for a ten month investment.
Tales To Astonish issue 61 page 6 by Steve Ditko and George Roussos, 1964, sold for $8377. Source.
Advantage Buyer. Page 10 of this issue sold for $15535 six months ago. You can tell it’s Ditko but just barely, due to the Roussos inks. Marvel silver age Ditko; nuff said.
Thor issue 128 page 5 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta, 1966, sold for $6400. Source.
Advantage Buyer. A strong early Thor issue with very clean and detailed Kirby art. Low compared to similar pages from that year.
Thor issue 150 page 10 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta, 1968, sold for $3950. Source.
Advantage Seller. This is slightly above similar pages from the last year, the price increase keeping up with market demand.
Silver Surfer issue 13 page 14 by John Buscema and Dan Adkins, 1970, sold for $6400. Source.
Advantage Seller. A later page in Buscema’s run, and for some reason the market wants pages from earlier issues. This price is in line with the market so no bargain had here. This page sold for $4481 in August 2011.