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Press Release - May 7, 2002

Heritage Amazing Comics Auction™ More Than Doubles Previous Record

Dallas, TX -- Heritage’s latest Amazing Comics Auction (ACA), which ended Sunday, May 5, realized a whopping $158,885.15 in net sell-through. This represents a 162% increase over the previous month’s ACA of $60,672.85, itself a record-breaker. 335 lots (out of 344 offered) found new homes, for a sell-through percentage of 97.38%. 247 bidders placed bids, and 110 of them were successful.

Gaines File ECs certified and encapsulated by Comics Guaranty Corporation (CGC) were particularly strong.

Here are just a few of the highlights (all sales results with full photos and descriptions may be accessed by members free in Heritage’s Permanent Auction Archive):

Weird Science-Fantasy #29 Gaines File pedigree 9/12 (EC, 1955). CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Classic Frank Frazetta cover. Last pre-code issue. Overstreet 2001 NM 9.4 value = $550.
Realized $13,225 (26.4 times Guide!)

Weird Fantasy #21 Gaines File pedigree 9/12 (EC, 1953). CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Frazetta/Williamson cover. Overstreet 2001 NM 9.4 value = $475.
Realized $8,338 (17.5 times Guide!)

Mad #5 Gaines File pedigree 5/12 (EC, 1953). CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Overstreet 2001 NM 9.4 value = $1600. Realized $5,175.

Phantom Lady #15 Bethlehem pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1947). CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Overstreet 2001 NM 9.4 value = $2,250 Realized $4,260.75.

Heritage’s next ACA auction includes more Gaines File books, as well as numerous pedigreed comics from the Steve Geppi Collection, and even a VFNM 9.0 CGC-certified copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1. In fact this ACA sale is even bigger and better than the last record-breaking ACA. Bidding closed June 2 at 10pm CT. To bid, simply go to Heritage’s Web site, and join their free web community. Or write or email Heritage for a printed or fax listing.

Those interested in consigning to ACA or to Heritage’s live Signature auctions are invited to visit a special section on HCA's website or call John Petty at 214-252-4392 or email

HCA specializes in rare, high-grade comic books, as well as vintage comic and animation art, illustration art, movie posters and comics-related collectibles.

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