Heritage Auctions
| Art & Antiques | Books | Coins | Comics | Currency  
| Entertainment & Music | Historical | Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury Accessories  
| Movie Posters | Nature & Science | Sports | Stamps | Wine | Charity Auctions  
  This Week In Comics News
 

  Sunday Internet Auction
Sunday Internet Comics Auction Spotlight
Auction Ends:
February 10, 2013
10:00 PM CT

623 lots are offered this week, and all are being sold without reserve!

Highlights of this week's auction include:

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages
Spider-Man's origin is retold. First Fantastic Four crossover. First appearances of John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Chameleon. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko cover. Ditko art. Overstreet 2012 VG 4.0 value = $3,467; FN 6.0 value = $5,200. CGC census 2/13: 117 in 5.0, 419 higher.
View
Little Archie #1 (Archie, 1956) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages
Bob Bolling story, cover, and art. Overstreet lists this issue as "scarce". Overstreet 2012 VG 4.0 value = $118. CGC census 2/13: 8 in 4.0, 11 higher.
View
Rob Liefeld and Hilary Barta New Mutants #91 Page 9 Original Art (Marvel, 1990)
The New Mutants encounter Caliban, but it is not yet their time to be tested. Early work from popular artist Rob Liefeld. Image area measures 10.5" x 15.5" and the art is in Very Good condition.
View
The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (Marvel, 1988) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages
Origin and first full appearance of Venom (Eddie Brock). Last time Spider-Man wears the black "alien-symbiote" costume. The Thing makes an appearance. Todd McFarlane cover and art. Overstreet 2012 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 2/13: 381 in 9.8, 8 higher.
View
Star Wars #1 (Marvel, 1977) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages
First part of the six-part adaptation of the movie, on sale before the movie reached theaters. Howard Chaykin cover and art. Overstreet 2012 NM- 9.2 value = $110. CGC census 2/13: 180 in 9.8, none higher.
View
Teen Titans #1 (DC, 1966) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages
Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman cameos. The Teen Titans join the Peace Corps. Nick Cardy cover and art. Overstreet 2012 VF 8.0 value = $232. CGC census 2/13: 20 in 8.0, 51 higher.
View
Joe Simon Captain America Painted Illustration Original Art (undated)
A fantastic fully-painted image of the Sentinel of Liberty by his co-creator, Joe Simon. Most likely done as a specialty piece, the image area measures 15" x 13" and the art is in Very Good condition. From the Joe Simon Estate
View
Al Williamson and Angelo Torres The Fly #2 Complete 4-Page Story "One of Our Skyscrapers is Missing!" Original Art (Harvey, 1959)
Missing: one skyscraper, and in its place is a building-shaped tunnel leading to an underground civilization. Gorgeous work by the unusual team of Williamson and Torres. The image areas measure 12" x 17.5" and the art is in Very Good condition. From the Joe Simon Estate.
View
Alberto Giolitti Flash Gordon Page 8 Original Art (undated)
From an unidentified issue of Flash Gordon, this beautiful Manning-esque page is by the great Italian artist Alberto Giolitti. Image area measures 12" x 17.75" and the art is in Very Good condition with some minor corner creases.
View

Our MyHeritage: MyBids feature makes tracking your favorite items easier than ever. Just a reminder... our Sunday Internet Comics Auctions close on Sunday at 10:00 PM CT.

Browse the entire auction.

Back to Top


  Remarkable Pirates of the Caribbean Maquettes in Animation Auction
Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Original Maquette Prisoners and Pirates (WED Imagineering, early 1960s).
Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Original Maquette Prisoners and Pirates (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)

Years before the 1967 debut of the ride that would turn into a billion-dollar franchise, these small sculptures were made to finalize the poses and positioning for Walt Disney to review personally. No molds were ever made of these. Once Disney approved each maquette, it was used as the model for the full-size sculpture.

Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Original Maquette 'Two Drunken Pirates' (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)
Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Original Maquette 'Two Drunken Pirates' (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)

A 1974 Disney brochure on the ride described the process as follows: "A scale model of the adventure was built as a guide for studying the Pirates of the Caribbean in miniature. The mock-up, as the model is called, enabled the Imagineers to view the entire show as the adventure's guests would later see it.... Clay figures, nine inches high, were placed on the mock-up to portray the pirates as they were to appear in the final version of the show... These detailed characters ... were moved from place to place on the model set, much like a movie director instructs his actors, so that every aspect of the action could be thoroughly envisioned.... The small replicas became the guides for the actual sculpting of... life-size figures."

Disneyland Haunted Mansion Original Maquette 'Three Ghosts' (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)
Disneyland Haunted Mansion Original Maquette 'Three Ghosts' (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)

Heritage is proud to offer two maquettes from Pirates of the Caribbean as well as two from Haunted Mansion, which you will find here.

Disneyland Haunted Mansion Original Maquette 'Two Witches' (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)
Disneyland Haunted Mansion Original Maquette 'Two Witches' (WED Imagineering, early 1960s)

Back to Top


  Heritage at London Super Comic Convention February 23-24

Heritage will once again be exhibiting at the London Super Comic Convention. Consignments of comics and comic art will be accepted directly at our table, and you can also stop by to see the catalogs for our latest auctions and to find out more about Heritage and the auction process.

We'll be at tables D221 & D222. For more information on the show, please go to londonsupercomicconvention.com.

Back to Top


  ComicMarket at Heritage

ComicMarket is our new fixed-price service, featuring CGC-graded comics consigned by members of Heritage's ComicMarket Network. Heritage acts as a broker and escrow agent for any transaction by making comics from third-party sellers available to our customers in one location.

If you ever think a price is too high on a ComicMarket item, Heritage is happy to relay counter-offers, just use the Make An Offer button on the item page.


Eerie #23 (Warren, 1969)
CGC NM- 9.2


The Flash #203 (DC, 1971)
CGC NM/MT 9.8


Donald Duck #47 - File Copy (Dell, 1956)
CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages

Psycho Annual #1 (Skywald, 1972)
CGC NM+ 9.6

Browse the entire selection at HA.com/CM.

Back to Top


  Website Tips: Do's and Don'ts For Sending Images To Heritage

Every day Heritage receives thousands of emails and phone calls from clients all over the world asking us to evaluate their property. Almost always, our first response is: send us a photograph of the item. The old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" is very true... but only when the "picture" provides useful information. Here's a list of basic do's and don'ts when sending photographs of your property to our specialists for review.

DO send photographs that are in focus and have enough light to see the item being photographed.
If you can't see what it is, then we can't either.

DON'T email photographs larger than 1MB each.
Larger-sized digital photographs are easier to zoom in and see the details, but too many extremely large photographs in one email completely crashes our computer system. Use a zip file if you need to send more than a dozen images. On the other hand...

DON'T email photographs too small.
Digital photographs less than 100KB are so small that we can't see the item well enough to give an opinion on its age, quality, and value.

DO check your images before you click Send.
More often than you would think, we receive someone's personal photographs attached to the email by mistake. It doesn't take but a second to double check that you are sending the correct images. Some of you sure throw some wild parties!

DON'T send photographs with large glares.
Camera flashes and direct sunlight often produce glares in photographs, especially on pieces that are framed with glass or have very shiny surfaces. If your piece is framed, you may have to remove the glass in order to photograph it.

DO send photographs of the entire front and the entire back.
Close-up photographs are great, but don't forget to send us a photograph of the overall front and back of the piece(s). We don't want to miss anything important because it was cropped out of the photograph. Note — it's generally OK to send photographs of only one side of comic books, sportscards, or movie posters.

DO send a detail of the signature and any other markings, if you are inquiring about any kind of artwork or autograph.
Signatures, dates, titles, inscriptions, labels — they are all important and the detail images that you send assist us in determining the best value for your piece.

Back to Top


  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
  • Coin Buyer: San Francisco
  • European Art Specialist: New York
  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Trust & Estates Specialist: New York
  • Western Art Director: Dallas, Beverly Hills
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Coin Operations Assistant: Dallas
  • Color & Photography Imaging Specialist: Dallas
  • Currency Cataloger: Dallas
  • Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
  • Desktop Support Technician: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Interns
  • Marketing Applications Developer: Dallas
  • WPF Applications Developer: Dallas

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

Back to Top


  Around Heritage Auctions

Montblanc's Sir Winston Churchill Fountain Pen Highlights Choice Writing Instruments

Montblanc: Winston Churchill Limited Edition 53 Fountain PenMontblanc's Sir Winston Churchill Limited Edition 53 fountain pen — featuring 18 karat pink gold, tortoiseshell bands and 53 diamonds — is expected to bring $25,000+ as part of a special offering of fine writing instruments in Heritage's Gentleman Collector Auction event, Feb. 23-24 at the company's Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.

In addition to pens, the auction includes eclectic collections of vintage walking canes, automobilia, nautical art and ship models, paintings, books, furniture, desk items for the bar and study and remarkable memorabilia dedicated to historic ballooning.

"Limited edition luxury pens are rapidly gaining a following, especially among modern coin and wine collectors, and rare examples are extremely hard to find," said Nicholas Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage. "My favorite is the Churchill, but there's something for all tastes and budgets. What makes many of these especially interesting is their edition numbers, carefully chosen by the original collector. Many have edition number 1 and others have number 8, which is hard to find."

Montblanc: 4th Of July Limited Edition 56 Skeleton Fountain PenVirtually unheard of in a single auction, two of Montblanc's most coveted patriotic limited edition fountain pens — honoring the Star Spangled Banner and America's independence — will cross the block during the event. A Montblanc Limited Edition 56 Fourth of July fountain pen is expected to bring $25,000+ and a Montblanc Stars-and Stripes Skeleton fountain pen — one of 50 handcrafted in white gold, diamonds and rubies — is expected to bring $20,000+.

The collection features 30 Montblanc pens and small issue rarities, such as a Montblanc Limited Edition 100 Yellow Soulmakers Number 88 fountain pen, expected to bring $16,000+.

"All of these superb instruments are in pristine, original condition," added Dawes, "complete with presentation boxes and paperwork."

More information about Fine Art auctions.

Back to Top


  Cover of the Week: The Olympic Biathlon Was Really Exciting That Year

  Current Auctions
Comic & Comic Art Auctions
2013 February 21 & 23 Animation Art Signature Auction - New York #7052
2013 February 21 & 23 Animation Art Signature Auction - New York #7052
View Lots
2013 February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7073
2013 February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7073
View Lots
Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121306
February 10, 2013
View Lots


Other Signature Auctions
2013 February 7-8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182 2013 February 7-8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182
View Lots
2013 February 23-24 Estate Auction - Dallas #5129 2013 February 23-24 Estate Auction - Dallas #5129
View Lots
2013 February 23-24 Platinum Night Sports Auction - New York #7070 2013 February 23-24 Platinum Night Sports Auction - New York #7070
View Lots
2013 March 1-2 Texana Signature Auction - Fort Worth #6097 2013 March 1-2 Texana Signature Auction - Fort Worth #6097
View Lots

Other Internet Auctions
Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction #181306
February 7, 2013
View Lots
Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201306
February 7, 2013
View Lots
Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231306
February 7, 2013
View Lots
Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241306
February 7, 2013
View Lots
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161306
February 10, 2013
View Lots
Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction #151306
February 10, 2013
View Lots
Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131307
February 10, 2013
View Lots
Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251307
February 12, 2013
View Lots
Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171307
February 12, 2013
View Lots
Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131307
February 12, 2013
View Lots
Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141307
February 12, 2013
View Lots
 

Auction Schedule | Order a Catalog

Back to Top



Search Heritage

My Heritage
Pre-Qualify to Bid
To maintain the highest level of integrity in our auctions, we verify every accountprior to bidding.
Pre-Qualify Now
Missed An Issue?
In the News
The Intelligent Collector
Free digital subscription
Sign up now
Heritage Auctions Mobile
Search, View and Bid from almost any mobile device!
Don't Miss Out
Get e-mail notifications in all of your areas of interest.
Click Here!
Consign Now!
E-mail or Call Today:
Lon Allen
1-800-872-6467 x1261
Save 10% at CGC

Become a Heritage member and receive full 10% discount on all your grading submissions.
Web Site Tips
Need Help?
Either reply to this e-mail, visit our Contact Us web page, or call us at:1-800-872-6467
(214) 528-3500
Fax: 214-409-1425

Frequently Asked Questions
Facebook Twitter YouTube