We, ICE via our internationalcollectiblesexchange eBay store, are going to launch our Fist Annual Canadiana Comics eBay Auction very soon, all the lots will be posted on the evening of Friday, June 18th with the 10-day auction ending Monday, June 28th, which means the auction will end a few days before Canada Day on July 1st.
ICE has already posted some Instagram pics and Ivan Kocmarek has begun promoting the event through his Society for the Promotion of Canadian Comics (SPCC). Canadian comics turned 80 this March (Better Comics #1 by Maple Leaf Publishing hit the stands March 1941) and the SPCC is planning some commemorative events including some virtual conferences in the fall – more details to come.
Proceeds from some of the items being put up auction will go directly to help fund the SPCC, I’m donating a bunch of stuff including that very key Canadian Heroes V2 #5 featuring the first appearance of Canada Jack.
I’ll tease out some more pics next week, I hope everyone checks out the auction, there will be some very unique stuff put up for auction. I’m also planning to really stack the internationalcollectiblesexchange regular weekly eBay auction that will be closing on Sunday June 27th, should be an epic week!
This week it felt like we had a tame eBay auction, I think the quality of books we put up this week was a bit lacking. We had some winners but just not enough of them. I’m going to put up some gems this Thursday night! One of the aforementioned winners closing last night was a smart-looking Tales from the Crypt #34 in CGC 4.5 which sold for $427 USD. Hard to find a comparable as the last 4.5 sold back in 2017 for $200 but a CGC 6.0 got $528 in May so our copy did ok. Such a strong cover, Advantage Buyer all day.