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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Nintendo Pokémon “Pikachu Illustrator” trainer promotional hologram trading card, graded in Mint 9 condition and given to a winner at the 1998 CoroCoro Comic illustration contest in Japan, soared to $224,250 at an auction held October 23rd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942) insert sold for $102,000 at a Movie Posters Auction held Nov. 17-18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Thunderball (United Artists, 1965) full-bleed British quad fetched $24,000; a Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Paramount, 1961) Italian 4-Fogli garnered $22,800; […]

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Frank Frazetta comic cover art, $1.79 million, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Frank Frazetta comic cover art, $1.79 million, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original artwork by legendary artist Frank Frazetta titled Death Dealer 6 (1990), first published as the cover for Verotik’s 1996 Death Dealer #2 comic book, sold for $1.79 million at a World Record Comic Book & Art Auction held May 10-12 by Heritage Auctions […]

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In keeping with this issue’s special focus on comic books, it seemed like an opportune time to check in with two of the comic book industry’s leading figures, ComicLink’s Josh Nathanson and Metropolis Collectibles’ Vincent Zurzolo. Both operate in the highest ranks of dealers or comic book-centric auction houses, […]

Highly Collectible

Highly Collectible

A Visual Checklist By Robert M. Overstreet It remains a truism that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s also a safe bet that you can learn how much it’s going to cost. Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular – and often most pricey – comic book back […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Following up on last month’s column, which saw Hake’s Americana & Collectibles on track to set multiple records for the company with Auction #223, the results surpassed expectations. The auction, which closed from Tuesday – Thursday, March 13-15, 2018, totaled $2,357,183. This marked the first auction to surpass $2 […]

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn After setting records with their previous auction, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles looks well on their way to doing it again with Auction #223. The sale, which will close after this issue goes to press, has already been another record-setter for the firm as bids topped the $1 million mark […]