|Rare Pulp Brings Record
Price at Heritage!
Price of $59,750 Triples Previous Auction Record for any Pulp
There was no
monkeying around in the latest
Comics Signature auction held by Heritage Auction Galleries in
Baltimore, MD. When offered a chance at the
very first appearance of Tarzan in any medium - the October 1912
issue of All-Story Magazine - bidders responded
enthusiastically, setting a new record for the price paid for a
single pulp in the process.
"The old record was set at Sotheby's in 1998," said Ed Jaster,
Vice-President for Heritage, "when a different copy of this same
pulp sold for the then-impressive price of $17,000. The $59,750
that this beautiful copy achieved sets a new high watermark for the
world of pulp collectors."
Heritage plans to offer another extensive selection of
high-value pulps in the November Signature Auction.
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|Amazing Comics Auctions™
September 24, 2006
10:00 PM CT
In all, there are 570 lots available in our current ACA™. There
are Mile High copies and Davis Crippen "D" copies, plus art from
Mad Magazine Archives, comics from the Random House Archives,
and much more!
||Blonde Phantom #12 Davis Crippen ("D" Copy)
pedigree (Timely, 1946) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white
First issue. Formerly All-Select. Miss America story. Bondage cover
by Syd Shores. Shores and Bob Powell art. Overstreet 2006 FN 6.0
value = $501; VF 8.0 value = $1,044. CGC census 9/06: 4 in 6.5, 2
higher. From the Crippen Collection.
||Miss Liberty #1 Mile High pedigree (Burten
Publishing, 1945) Condition: VF+.
The Shield and Dusty, the Wizard, and Roy the Super Boy appearance.
Overstreet 2006 VF 8.0 value = $169; VF/NM 9.0 value = $250.
From the Collection of John McLaughlin.
||Uncle Scrooge #66 File Copy (Gold Key, 1966)
CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages.
Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2006 NM- 9.2 value =
$125. CGC census 9/06: 2 in 9.4, 4 higher. From the Random House
||All Star Comics #58-74 Group (DC, 1976-78)
Condition: Average NM.
Includes issues #58 (JSA appearance; intro of Power Girl), 59 , 60,
61, 62, 63, 64 (Vandal Savage appearance), 65, 66, 67, 68, 69
(first appearance of Earth-2 Huntress), 70, 71, 72, 73, and 74
(death of Earth-2 Batman). Wally Wood and Mike Grell art.
Approximate Overstreet value for group = $350.
||Joe Kubert - All-New Comics Page Original Art
The Master of Electronics meets the menacing Commander Muto in the
arctic north, in this set of six pages by Joe Kubert. Here are
pages 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 from the eight-page story, "Bergs of
Banzai." Each page has an image area of 13" x 18". The paper has
tanned; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.
||Boris Vallejo - Spaceship and Asteroid "Big
Bang" Painting Original Art (1983).
Boris Vallejo explores the drama of space exploration in this
science fiction masterwork. Vallejo has titled the poster based on
this image "Big Bang" on his official website. This spectacular
scene has an image area of 16" x 26". The art has been
professionally framed, and is in Excellent condition.
||Jack Davis - Mad #216 Page Original Art, Group
of 4 (EC, 1980).
Four rip-roaring Jack Davis pages present "Mad's Plan to Make the
Congressional TV Show Entertaining." The pages have an average
overall size of 19" x 25". In Very Good condition. From the Mad
||Steranko On Cards Trade Paperback (Ireland
Magic Company, 1960).
This incredibly scarce vintage trade paperback was written and
illustrated by comic legend/escape artist/close-up magician/ and
all-around entertainer, Jim Steranko. If you happen to catch
Steranko at a convention, he is known to demonstrate his sleight of
hand tricks and is still a master of the artform! This seldom-seen,
spiral-bound small press book is in Very Good condition. Don't miss
out on this fantastically rare piece of Steranko lore -- who knows
when another will turn up?
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MyBids feature makes tracking your favorite items easier than
ever. Just a reminder... our ACAs close on Sunday at 10 p.m
For a closer look at this week's auction, simply
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|Marketplace Auction 86091
Have you heard
about the NEW Marketplace Auctions? Marketplace auctions contain
multiple collectible types and have full-color photographs of
virtually all lots, are presented only on-line, and end on the last
Wednesday and Thursday of every month, with the this month's
closing September 27th and 28th. Proxy bids
are taken through our website, and then live bidding will take
place through eBay Live.
Vintage Comics & Comic Art
Celebrity, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
Sports Cards & Memorabilia
Fine & Decorative Arts
Americana, Political & Books
Bidding on our website ends 2 hours prior to the beginning of
the eBay live session; your secret maximum will compete against
those bids in the live session. To maximize your chances of
winning, you should make sure you enter realistic secret maximum
bids when bidding on our site.
Highlights of this auction include:
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|Electronic 2006 Overstreet
Guide available now!
The new 2006-07 Electronic
Edition of the 36th Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is
now available for download. Heritage is pleased to be the only
Overstreet partner licensed to offer you this highly functional
tool for valuing comic books. This updated version will give
- The entire contents of the newest printed Overstreet guide,
searchable by keyword
- Alphabetically sorted categories & comic titles
- A downloadable, easy-to-use Adobe Acrobat format
Also, at a cost of only $25, this revolutionary format is
cheaper than the hardcover edition of the Guide!
You can download the Electronic Edition from our website now and
be using it in minutes. Just go to:
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|Heritage Offers GPAnalysis
Information to Members!
Heritage Auction Galleries currently
offers complete GPAnalysis information for the CGC-certified comics
in their auctions to their on-line community of over 38,000
members, bringing real world pricing and analysis to their buying
decisions. GPAnalysis reports eBay sales and Heritage Auction
results, together with data from other major auction houses and
dealer reports for CGC-certified comic books.
"Heritage subscribers can get a historical snapshot of prices
for specific CGC books on offer through Signature and Amazing Comic
Auctions, giving them invaluable pricing information," says Dirk
van der Gaag, GPAnalysis' co-founder.
"It's a world first as far as comics is concerned," added Jim
Halperin, Heritage's Co-Chairman. "Most auction houses give
estimates or guide price ranges; Heritage and GPA now offer bidders
actual historical prices during live auctions."
Buyers can see last price, 90-day and 12-month averages for
books, directly from each auction page. Subscribers to GPAnalysis
enjoy even further information: they can drill down and analyze
individual sales, access trend charts, and utilize live auction
links and specialized market reports.
To use the service, Heritage members can logon to the Heritage
Comics website and click on the "CGC Value Guide" from within
any live auction to get GPA pricing in an instant.
"This is another service that Heritage is proud to offer to our
members," continued Halperin, "in addition to discounts on their
CGC-submissions, free weekly newsletters, access to our exclusive
Permanent Auction Archives and MyWantList services, and more.
Interested collectors who are not members of Heritage's on-line
sign up for free, and can start taking advantage of all these
exciting features right away."
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|Consign To Our
Prospective consignors and sellers of comics and original art
are invited to call to discuss consignment options. Sell your
high-quality art and comics in our high profile Signature Auctions
and Amazing Comics Auctions.
|Comics & Comic Art
Heritage is looking to add a Comics expert with extremely
well-honed grading skills. The ability to identify, pursue and
close outright purchase and consignment deals in the Comics market
is essential to this position. Individual will be expected to sort
raw and graded books and create auction lots based on designated
lot values. The right candidate should also have strong
organizational skills and deep knowledge and contacts within the
comics industry. Salary and incentive package commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Please e-mail your resume,
references and salary history/requirements to
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