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Press Release - April 10, 2002
Heritage Predicts World Record in Comics Sales At Wizard World Chicago 2002 AuctionDallas, TX -- Heritage Comics Auctions is predicting a new World Record auction at the Wizard World Chicago 2002 convention, being held over the 4th of July weekend. Heritage holds the current World Record -- over $2.6 million in actual sales, not including buybacks -- for their March 2002 Signature auction. Noted Jim Halperin, Co-Chairman of Heritage: “Our March event was the first comics auction to break the $2 million mark. Consignments already on hand for Chicago make a $3 million record nearly a certainty - and at the rate consignments are pouring in, there is a real possibility that we might shatter the $4 million mark!”
Here are just a few of the comics and original art highlights already consigned:
MORE FUN #51, #53 (both are Mile High copies, in fantastic condition)
MARVEL MYSTERY #3, #4 (both are Larson copies), CGC-graded
WONDER WOMAN #105 CGC 9.4
DETECTIVE #27 beautiful VF or thereabouts, with slightest glue and color touch. The Bob Overstreet collection copy.
SENSATION #56, 60, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 82, 84, and 87, all Mile High copies, CGC-graded
Over 200 different EC Gaines File CGC-graded comics, with several complete runs including WEIRD FANTASY, WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY, INCREDIBLE SCIENCE FICTION, MAD, PANIC, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, TWO-FISTED TALES, and SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES.
BATMAN #56 Original art to the entire 38-page issue, including 3 splash pages!
Three different JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA Silver Age covers
Complete interior art, including Lee & Kirby’s origin story of the Ant Man, for TALES TO ASTONISH #27
FANTASTIC FOUR #40 original cover art
Complete Robert Crumb Devil Girl story art, 10 pages
GHOST RIDER #3 Frazetta original cover art
Some gorgeous original art by Frank Frazetta
The original cover art to CRYPT OF TERROR #17, the first EC horror comic. (A Johnny Craig color re-creation will be sold immediately afterwards, as a possible consolation prize to the underbidder!)
TALES OF SUSPENSE #42 - Complete story art “Iron Man Trapped by the Red Barbarian” - only the fourth-ever Iron Man appearance
Rare Golden Age BATMAN Sunday strip art featuring Batman and the Penguin
and MUCH MORE!
Fortunately there is still time to get your consignments in for Heritage’s sure-to-be-legendary July Signature Sale. The published deadline is May 10, but earlier is better, because space is limited and filling fast. Also the sooner Heritage receives your items, the sooner they can begin promoting them as part of their first-ever Wizard World auction. Prospective consignors are invited to call John Petty or Jeff Smith at 214-252-4392 to discuss consigning rare comics and original art. Or if you have classic movie posters, call their movie expert Grey Smith at 1-214-668-6928. Or visit www.HeritageComics.com and click on the “consign” tab. Or simply email JPetty@HeritageComics.com or GreySm@HeritageComics.com. Prospective bidders may pre-order the sale catalog now for $25 (or Heritage’s next 3 Signature catalogs for $50), fully refundable with any successful purchase in the auction. Visit www.HeritageComics.com, email your name, address & credit card info to Auctions@HeritageComics.com or phone 214-242-4242 (24-hour voicemail - simply leave your address & credit card info) to order by credit card, or mail a check to: Heritage Comics Catalog Offer, 100 Highland Park Village, 2nd Floor, Dallas, TX 75205.
The catalog will mail approximately June 15.
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