Vintage comics bring $190,000 at auction
BY BOB CURTRIGHT
The Wichita Eagle
“A second auction of vintage comic books amassed by the late Robert Ford, a Wichitan who died in 1999 at age 75, netted his widow about $190,000, according to figures posted this week on the Comic Wire Web site.
Added to $130,000 from the first auction in April, the total is more than $300,000 for Irene Ford Henschel.”
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The Mother of all eBay Comic Book Auctions
(Ends Jul-15-04 19:15:00 PDT)
Pete at “A Perfectly Cromulent Blog” pointed this out:
From the auction description:
“Up for sale in this auction is probably one of, if not the single best comic collection ever offered up for sale on eBay! The Overstreet guide value of this collection is approximately $1,000,000!. The collection contains approximately 200,000 comics from 1939 up through the present day.
The nicest book in the collection is a restored Superman 1 CGC graded 7.5 VF-. This one book alone has an unrestored guide value of $110,000 in this grade, and a restored guide value of just under $30,000!
There is also a restored Batman 1 CGC 8.0 VF with a guide value of roughly $15,000 which is included if the Buy It Now price is used.
There are also a small number of other Golden age comics in the collection including a Wonder Woman 1 (NM guide value: $34,000), a Human Torch 1 (NM guide value: $44,000), a few early issues of Action Comics going back to issue #9, early issues of Marvel Mystery comics going back to issue 17, an All Star 6 a Green Lantern 3 and a handful of other early Golden age comics.”
The bid was sitting at $193,900.00 when I wrote this with two days to go, with a buy it now price of $250,000.