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Press Release - July 11, 2002

Latest Heritage Amazing Comics Auction™ Internet Results

Dallas, TX -- Heritage’s Amazing Comics Auction™ (ACA), which ended Sunday, July 7, posted figures almost 35% over its previous sale, which was itself a record-breaker. With 952 lots offered, 355 bidders placed bids, and 155 of them were successful, for a total sell-through of $341,044.00 (81.93% of lots offered).

Among the books sold, was a Mad #7 Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6, which went for $4,600.00, over six times the Overstreet Guide price.

A few highlights from the 7/7/02 ACA sale are:

Whiz Comics #1 (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages
Realized $11,500.00

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1 (Dell) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages
Realized $4,945.00

World's Best Comics #1 (DC, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages
Realized $4,715.00

Mad #7 Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages
Realized $4,600.00 (Over 6 times Guide)

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages
Realized $4,140.00

Big All-American Comic Book #1 (DC, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages
Realized $4,140.00

All Winners Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages
Realized $3,795.00

Bidding closed July 7 at 10pm CT. To bid in future auctions, simply go to Heritage’s Web site, and join their free web community. Or write or e-mail Heritage for a printed or fax listing.

Heritage’s next ACA auction ends (and a new one begins) August 4 at 10pm CT. Call today to consign to a future auction, as the earliest consignments receive the most attention and publicity. 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 e-mail

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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