The last of the ‘Scotter Western Collection’ were sold last night and another set of very strong results!
I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks. Please feel free to use the figures for any publicity. You may manage to flush some more Westerns out of the woodwork.
All the best,
I am very enthusiastic about continuing to be a part of your auctions of original comic book art. Heritage has treated me most professionally. I was sent notifications every step of every auction, and the settlement checks for each sale were sent with such precision that I could forecast in which day’s mail the check would come.
Jared, you and Heritage treated me more than just professionally...you regarded my comic book pages with more than admiration...you understood that my comic pages represented my publishing career since 1948.
I am still producing, having just had published my auto-biography in three volumes and my first graphic novel, a Western based in the 1920’s...I’m so fortunate to have my son Richard working with me to carry the torch!
Dear Todd, Weldon, Eric and Greg,
Thank you all so very much for your work developing CBLDF's portion of last Friday's auction. We were very grateful to be included in this auction, and to expose the mission of our organization to your distinguished community of buyers. Thank you for the great care you provided in listing and documenting the pieces, the aid in publicizing our lots, and for the generous terms you set for the organization to benefit. This will aid us substantially as we develop our program for a busier than originally anticipated 2017.
Best regards and thank you again!
Good communication between staff & consignor - valued their professional advice on "reserves". My consignment performed better than I expected.
I just wanted to share that I had a fine experience dealing with your animation guru Jim Lentz and his associate Jesus at your Beverly Hills gallery over the weekend. He was extremely insightful and I was eager to acquire amazing, rare cels that he had procured.
Another super auction! As a consignor, I am very pleased with the results.
We have been very pleased with our decision to consign our extensive comic book collection to Heritage Auction Galleries. It was Heritage's promised professionalism that attracted us. We have not been disappointed… It's an exciting, slightly unnerving venture for us, but we are comforted that Heritage is running our show.
Regarding the New Make an Offer beta program, just stumbled across this feature in the comic section. All I have to say is
WOW!! This will be a game-changer for you. A brilliant move.
By consigning to your auction and with the generous advance you allowed me to meet my financial obligations which got Karyn and me into our new house!!
Heritage runs one of the if not the most efficient/organized operations I have ever had the pleasure of working with. U.S. government (and a few others) could benefit by your business model! Thank You!!!
Working with Barry Sandoval - his communication skills and thoroughness are outstanding.
I was thrilled to find a comic book from my adolescence that I thought I'd lost -- a well-read copy of Amazing Fantasy #15. It's been 50 years (gulp!) since I collected comics, so my only impulse was to find the best price at auction for this collector's item that I could manage. A still-active collector friend pointed me to Heritage, so I sent a message about my find to them via their website. I don't think five minutes had gone by before Matt Griffin, comics consignment manager at Heritage, called me back to express HA's interest in handling my auction. Over the ensuing days, Matt "held my hand" through all the stages of advising, shipping, and follow-up; he was super-prompt and cheerful about getting back to me at other times as well, no matter how trivial my enquiry. Before too many weeks had passed, my AF15 was graded, showcased in HA's impressive print catalog for the upcoming Signature Auction, and opened up for online bidding. What a thrill to watch the bidding unfold over the next two weeks ... and finally to view the auction in real-time, thanks to HA's streaming-video setup. I'm very happy to endorse HA's well-thought-through approach to their Signature Auction prospects and clients.
good job!!!! Just wanted to let you know that I got good customer service.
Lost out on the cockrum xmen cover...bid about 10k more than i thought at 50k but someone just wanted it more. Did win the FF annual cover so that was nice.
anyway, thanks for your help and looking forward to future auctions.
Been a few years, thought I would say hello. Congratulations on your company growth in the interim - quite phenomenal, well done! Your guys - especially Todd Hignite - are a good group. Sold a page today with you and was very happy with the result, thank you! Todd has always been a gentlemen.
Thank you for the outstanding job you did selling my comic book art. You got me a price that exceeded my wildest dreams!! Who knew that something that has been sitting in a desk for over 20 years would be worth over $30,000? The level of expertise and professionalism from everyone on your staff from the very beginning to the end was exceptional.
Far as I'm concerned, the real superheroes are those great guys at Heritage. I really lucked out when I met 'em 'cause they got me prices that exceeded my wildest expectations, plus it was a real kick to work with them. I don't want this to sound like a TV commercial but, so help me Spidey, there's no one I'd rather entrust with my collection. Excelsior!
We were comfortable through the whole process because of the friendly yet professional approach Heritage took, from shipping instructions to the contract… When we received the catalog featuring our strip, we were thrilled – it was a great way to keep a memory of something that had been in our family for years, and we found the rest of the catalog fascinating and well-written as well… The end result was more than worth it – even after Heritage's reasonable commission, we realized more than your estimate had been!
It’s been 5 months since you came down to Metuchen but I often think about the experience I had departing with my trusted comic book collection. Overall, I had a truly positive experience with Heritage. I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to recommend you to other comic book collectors or owners of fine arts. You made the sale of hundreds of my books easy to deal with and I liked the way you broke it up over a period of months to even out the auction outcomes. Again, thank you for your professionalism.
The auction was a success! Your guidance and expertise has been so helpful. Having never participated in an auction, it was reassuring to have your input as to what you felt would do well at auction. The results speak for themselves thanks to you!
I was very pleased with the outcome of Friday's auction. I enjoyed watching the process on video and was very impressed with the mix of informality and professionalism; which I know takes years of practise.
You guys are very, very good.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anybody else who may have something interesting to sell. I hope we can do business again in the future.
I initiated a wire today to get all my payments with Heritage current. And I was a little nervous that I was just barely squeeking in under the wire before interest started to apply for the February auction. So I sent off an E-mail because I wanted to let someone know that the Wire was coming over. Now that Steve is taking some time off, I sent the E-mail to Nancy Higdon. She had a response back to me in minutes and forwarded my E-mail to the appropriate people. And it got me thinking. Every time I've had a question or an issue, whether it's about a charge, a consignment, getting books mailed, a check that needed to be sent, or whatever the issue has been, whether it's her department or not, Nancy always immediately gets back to me. She's always helpful and courteous, and as soon as the E-mail reaches her inbox she either takes care of the situation of forwards it along to whatever the appropriate department is. Not that the entire staff at HA isn't great from top to bottom, but Nancy Higdon is someone I have always been able to count on and I wanted to let you know what a great employee you had.
Please give a big thank you to the entire Heritage team who made this happen. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and Heritage delivered beyond our expectations.
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding work you have done in auctioning my comic book collection. We have been very satisfied with the results so far and look forward to continued success.
When I decided to liquidate my collection in order to be able to send my two daughters to college, I began to research how best to accomplish this task. Every other collector I spoke with had only good comments when it came to Heritage. After a year of exploring, it became obvious that your firm was the finest in its field.
Heritage examined the inventory list I had sent and had accepted it for auction in its entirety. Heritage has been incredibly helpful and patient with me and my many questions, and I owe him a great you of gratitude.
Your work has been incredibly helpful and informative.
I would be remiss if I did not express my thanks for the catalogue you sent me which contained my six books that were in the November Signature Auction held November 13-15, 2008. This beautiful book will allow my daughters and eventually their children to see what their grandfather did for a hobby. This really means a great deal to my wife and me.
In closing, I again want to thank everyone at Heritage. I have more books that I will consign when the books I previously sent have been auctioned off. I look forward to the future auctions of our comics. Continued success to everyone at Heritage and know that I am most appreciative of your greatest asset, your professionalism.
What an excellent job you did, and I am very pleased with this first sale.
I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how pleased I have been with Heritage Auctions, and most specifically with Steve Borock. Re I consigned some comic art items, for the first time, at last weeks auction and Steve was my contact. We were delighted with the results and Steve kept us informed at every step of the way and we look forward to doing business with Heritage and Steve in the future and consider ourselves very fortunate to have met him.
I have found that Heritage deserves its reputation for providing excellent customer service. One thing I really like about Heritage is the fact that you inspect the books for special value. Heritage has done an exceptional job at culling high-grade books from runs I send them, then forwarding those books to CGC for grading and slabbing. Frankly, the prices realized on some of these books are just this side of unbelievable. Heritage has done, and continues to do, a great job selling our collection. With thousands of comic books still in the garage, I look forward to continuing a great partnership – until our children graduate, or I finally run out of comics.
Your knowledge of comic art and the professional, timely, and courteous treatment I received has been superb! You are a class organization to work with, who removed the stress from this whole process. The service and professionalism went beyond my expectations.
We are delighted with you and Heritage Auctions!!! And we are amazed at the bids at the auction so far.