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show us your Mile Highs (Edgar Church copies)
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3 hours ago, Cpt Kirk said:

Amazing.   I thought all the early Detectives stayed together.   How did you get this one, if you don't mind saying?

I don't mind your asking.  My "scientific" bidding technique isn't exactly proprietary. CrystalBall2.gif

Nov. Heritage Auction, five years ago.  I was traveling while the live voice auction was going on. Unable to monitor the bidding, I relied on proxy bidding and pure luck.  Anecdotally, I'd also placed a bid on an 8.5 copy of Captain America #2 (OW).  I expected to lose the Cap.  In the year prior a 7.5 Cap #2 had realized my max. bid and an 8.0 had realized well over twice my max., both had worse PQ. Taking a halfhearted shot at it, my proxy bid was well under the HA estimate.  In fact, more concerned about losing the 'Tec I'd placed a little extra on the plate for the Church ;) (still thinking I'd probably lose the Cap by at least $10K).  

After the dust settled and I checked the final auction results at the hotel, ...lo and behold!... I'd won both books.  My AMEX and I were in a state of shock.  :whatthe:

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