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    All-American Comics #18-21 Softcover Bound Volume (DC, 1940). Each of these issues is a tall order to find on its own, and finding all four in such attractive shape would border on impossible. These issues have some of the earliest Green Lantern and Atom stories, including the first appearance of the Atom in #19. And of course, we mustn't forget the Red Tornado's debut in #20. There are plenty of never-reprinted stories here, plus, every one of these meaty 64-pagers has heart-stopping house ads for the likes of All Star #2 and the 1940 New York World's Fair comic. The covers of the issues look fantastic; the pages are cream to off-white, with some instances of tanning to the edges. The comics are bound in an off-white slick-paper cover with the titles and issue numbers handwritten on the spine (while we don't know the provenance, we have seen softcover volumes from later issues of the series before). The outside edges have been trimmed as is customary for bound volumes. A future owner might want to have these re-bound as a hardcover, an inexpensive process. Considering that high-grade copies of the originals would run you a total of $40,000-plus, this volume is a very attractive option. Overstreet 2015 VG 4.0 value for group = $8,430.

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    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
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    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.
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    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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