Highlights from the Heritage November Signature Auction

This, of course, is the biggest book of the auction. Crazy that it could be a Bronze Age book but that's the hand we're dealt.

Not that I'm complaining. I'm a fan.

Anyway, on with the show:

Journey Into Mystery #106 White Mountain pedigree CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages

There are several White Mountain books in this auction. Old labels even. Nice books. Here's hoping there's no SCS.

Let me use this opportunity to remind people that I would really, really, really, really like to buy white mountain Daredevils. Got any? Know where any are? Lemmeknow!

Batman #9 (DC, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages…. Golden Age (1938-1955): Superhero

C'mon, you love this cover:

The Brave and the Bold #1 (DC, 1955) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages

Not a book you really see all that often. It's demand, partially, but there's also the plain fact that it's not a common book.

Captain America Comics 132-Page Issue (Timely, 1942) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages

Speaking of books that don't come around very often… this 132 page beast is a rarity. There's definite demand and Heritage has only managed to sell two.

Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages

Oh, you mean there's another book in this auction beyond the Green Lantern #76 that people will be paying attention to closely? This little old thing? What's this worth now? It's hard to tell these days and FN/VF is always a tough grade to value. The 6.0 sold for a (high) $575,000 and the 7.5 sold for a (low) $657,250. This is $500,000-600,000? I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Blue Bolt #119 CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages

Speaking of covers:

Flash Comics #2 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages

This sold for $53k a couple of years ago. I have a terrible feel for these Golden Age Flash books, so I have no clue where this will end up. They just seem like hot potato books right now.

Man of War #1 (Centaur, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages

I've never seen this book before:

Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC FR 1.0 Cream to off-white pages

Sweet Christmas, that's screaming for restoration. That would shine up real nice.

Suspense Comics #3 (Continental Magazines, 1944) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages

This will sell for too much money. That is all.

The Amazing Spider-Man #194 (Marvel, 1979) CGC MT 9.9 Off-white to white pages

I owe folks a post on the most valuable Mint books. I know #1- the Hulk 181. The rest of the list is shaky.

Daredevil #1 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages

It's never too early to think about what to get me for Christmas. Just sayin'

Seriously, this would bump me up a notch or two in the register.

I'd like to see it hit $70k

Daredevil #2 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages

Know what I like? Books/grades that don't have any GPA history.

Good luck if you're bidding on this one 🙂

Fantastic Four #51 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages

I love this book. I don't love it to the tune of $5000. Maybe I'll get a nice 9.2?

Green Lantern #76 (DC, 1970) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages

$100,000. Bronze Age.

I'm not predicting it, but… BUT… what's a "fair" price for this book? $75,000? Madness.

I do love this comic though, so I would be pleased as punch to see it tickle $100,000. Mostly so that it's not Hulk $181 that breaks the $100k barrier for a bronze age book.

John Buscema King Conan #7 Cover Original Art

Sweet cover.

Philippe Druillet Un Monde Magique #836 Cover Original Art (J'ai Lu SF, 1978)

You don't see Druillet art for sale every day.

Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1986)

I've got no clue what this page will sell for, so I'm just going to sit back and watch the show.

Stunning page, really. The familiar intro to one of the biggest comics of all time, hanging on your wall… the mind wobbles.

Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein Wolverine (Limited series) #3 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1982)

I smell big bucks. Compositionally, this cover, is superior probably all but one or two of Miller's Daredevil covers and because of Rubenstein's inks it appeals to an even broader range of collector. Don't like Janson's choppy line work? You'll find none of that here. What you will find is an early example of Miller using heavy blacks for both visual flair and dramatic effect. It's striking AND you feel a bit of what Logan's feeling. To me this is one of the coolest pieces of Miller art they've ever offered.

And there you have it, a nice walk through Heritage's latest and greatest. To me, this is a pretty good selection. There's a nice balance between big books of all eras and great (especially copper age art. ) Now if I can just win the lots I'm bidding on it'll really be a winning combination.

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