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This post is coming at you from Ottawa, after a few days hard slogging in the National Archives, so bear with some tired eyes and a short text.

This time there were 66 books on offer and most were of lower or very low grade. Would the auction for these books support the strong results of the last ComicLink Whites auction in February, or would the results fall flat because of the lower grades and not many really key books?

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Well, it looks to me like were still not in Kansas anymore when it comes to WECA comics or as they are commonly and affectionately known, Canadian Whites. These books are making their own statement and are definitely coming into their own. More and more collectors seem to be getting clued into this as more becomes known about them and their scarcity becomes better appreciated.

Here are the results and I leave the comments to you. There are some eye-opening results for some books and the total for all sales was $35320.

Comic CGC grade Amount
Triumph 12 1.5 2600
Triumph 9 1.8 2200
Triumph 13 4.0 Q 1,600
Wow 15 3.0 Q 1,600
Better V3 N4 3.0 1322
Bing Bang V6 N4 6.5 1270
Dime 8 3.5 1211
Better V5 N9 2.5 1100
Better V6 N1 5.0 900
Dime 3 1.5 850
Grand Slam 56 6.5 850
Triumph 7 0.5 850
Wow 23 0.5 800
Bing Bang V3 N6 6.0 775
Lucky “7” 1 6.5 749
Dime 9 3.0 675
Canadian Heroes V2 N5 4.5 653
UN War Heroes nn 3.0 R 645
Bing Bang V5 N2 3.5 605
Three Aces 6 1.8 555
Spy Smasher 2 1.5 550
Wow 2 0.5 R 550
Wow 6 0.5 550
Three Aces 5 2.0 508
Canadian Heroes V3 N2 5.5 Q 500
Freelance 4 1.8 500
Lucky V3 N10 2.5 500
Wow 11 0.5 469
Canadian Heroes V5 N4 4.5 450
Freelance 11 2.5 450
Weekender V1 N1 2.5 440
Dime 11 1.5 425
Grand Slam 3 Aces 49 8.0 425
Rocket 5 1.0 400
Rocket 4 1.0 375
Funny Comics 10 2.0 358
Commando 14 5.5 Q 331
Wow 22 2.0 325
Triumph 10 0.5 301
Grand Slam 55 4.5 300
Wow 14 7.0 Q 300
New Dime nn 1.8 280
Weekender V1 N2 4.0Q 276
Active 6 0.5 255
Three Aces V2 N12 3.0 255
Grand Slam V4 N2 2.5 239
Young’s Whittle Craft 4.5 235
Lucky V5 N6 0.5 227
Great Stories nn 3.0 225
Commando 9 0.5 210
Three Aces v3 N2 1.5 185
Three Aces V2 N3 1.8 180
Freelance V3 N27 5.5 175
Robin Hood V2 N6 1.5 175
Spy Smasher V2 N7 2.0 175
Canadian Heroes V2 N4 0.5 166
Grand Slam 3 Aces 47 3.5 165
Captain Marvel 12 2.0 160
Spy Smasher V3 N3 2.5 160
Freelance V3 N29 5.0 155
Lucky  Coyne 1 1.8 135
Spy Smasher V2 N9 0.5 120
Grand Slam 3 Aces 47 3.0 115
Commando 5 0.5 95
Grand Slam 3 Aces 48 2.5 70
Whiz 6 0.5 70

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Here are some questions that might be asked.

  1. Why are beat up and incomplete books still getting solid prices?
  2. Why are the relatively common, full colour  late Anglo-American books getting these prices?
  3. Why did the beat up, reprint of American content, New Dime nn., get what it got?

Most puzzling result: Grand Slam 56 at $850.

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