Search our Archives for press releases from other collectibles:
- All Press Releases
- Art Press Releases
- Coin Press Releases
- Comics Press Releases
- Currency Press Releases
- Domain Names & Intellectual Property Press Releases
- Entertainment Press Releases
- Historical Press Releases
- Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury Accessories
- Movie Poster Press Releases
- Real Estate Press Releases
- Sports Press Releases
- Wine Press Releases
Press Release - March 1, 2017
$6.3 Million Sold at Heritage’s First 2017 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature AuctionKey books and original art shoot past six figures as more than 1,000 lots change hands Feb. 23-25
"The auction exceeded our estimates by more than $1.2 million," said Barry Sandoval, Director of Comics Operations at Heritage Auctions. "The market is red hot."
A high-grade copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962), CGC VF+ 8.5 sold for $155,350 during the first day of the sale. It was followed by Frank Frazetta's oil painting Thor's Flight, published on the cover of the paperback edition of Thongor in the City of Magicians by Lin Carter, which also sold for $155,350. Likewise a four-page complete story of original art by Underground Comix master Robert Crumb, closed at $155,350.
Batman fans had much from which to choose from as the first edition of Batman, CGC VG- 3.5, sold for $143,400 and a copy of Detective Comics #35, CGC VF- 7.5, sold for $119,500.
Several important collections performed well, as the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection of comics and comic art sold for a combined $1.2 million, as artist Alex Raymond's original art for a Flash Gordon comic strip dated Oct. 27, 1935 sold for $131,450. The collection featured two important examples of original cover art by genre masters Bernie Wrightson, as his cover art for Swamp Thing #6 sold for $58,555 and the original cover art for The Amazing Spider-Man #259 sold for $33,460.
A small selection from the landmark collection of American cartoonist Richard Felton Outcault — considered by historians as the father of the American comic strip — realized more than $100,000 led by a Buster Brown Sunday comic strip original art dated Oct. 29, 1916, which sold for $35,850.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
From the Roberts Estate Collection, Alex Raymond Flash Gordon with Jungle Jim Topper Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated Nov. 12, 1939: realized $95,600.
Ken Bald (attributed) Captain America Comics #68 Cover Original Art (Timely, 1948): realized $77,675.
Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated April, 28, 1986 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1986): realized $71,700.
Hit Comics #5, Mile High Pedigree (Quality, 1940), CGC NM+ 9.6,: realized $59,750.
Hi-Res images available:
Eric Bradley, Public Relations Director
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Of utmost importance to us, you were accessible and reliable at every turn to assist with our requests and inquiries.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)