Heritage December 10 comic and comic art auction
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On 11/19/2022 at 10:44 AM, jjonahjameson11 said:

This auction is a strange one:

1.  Its placement date is odd, sandwiched in between the usual Nov and Feb HA auction (which seems running a few weeks earlier this time, having a mid-Jan live bidding date)

2.  The quantity of OA and comic book lots is significantly less than normal.  Approx 210 OA lots, only 2 Bronze Age comic books and only 81 Silver Age comic books.  Quite frankly, the grades on the majority of these books are sub-standard compared to the usual Signature auction.  The Golden Age books in this offering are the exception, with some very nice GA keys included

3.  The majority of the OA lots are DC, with some Brit OA, and misc Golden Age art from Fiction House

4.  Aside from the Ditko ASM page, there's only 5 other pieces I'm tracking in this auction instead of the usual 100+ lots

Don't get me wrong, there's wonderful art by Perez, Heath (incredible stuff) and others, but given the aforementioned, this auction seems like its an auction of overburden from the November auction.  Possibly because HA didn't want to go over 1,000 OA lots by having these included therein?

Is it just me or do others see the Dec auction the same?

If you want to eliminate your competition, then you leave no oxygen in the room at any time of year.

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On 12/10/2022 at 12:26 PM, Bill C said:

The 2 Showcase #55 pages with Grundy at 18K-19.2K. Man, that seems very healthy for those. And the Dr Fate page from #56, too.

Grundy enjoys a very strong following in OA for at least 15 years that I'm aware. One big name dealer in particular goes after all of them. The All Star Squadron Justice League preview page, a phenomenal page of Grundy fighting Green Lantern then head clocking Wonder Woman sold for 5K just a few minutes after the Showcase 55 pages. Rather strong showing for all the now 40 year old Squadron pages. No surprise as market on them seems to be cornered by 3 or 4 CAF members. I only wanted one of them sigh..oh well :(

Adams Spectre cover surprised me at 50K I figured it would fetch 75K easy... The Aparo Spectre Ghosts cover at 10K - someone got a "steal" on that . I had it pegged as a 15-18K item.

Congrats to all the winners wish, I had your dough :)

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I think it was a huge mistake to put so many pieces focused on a few characters (Dr. Fate and Spectre) in the same auction.  Too many great pieces particular to my collecting to get very many of them.  I was the underbidder on a few that I otherwise would have gone higher on. 

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On 12/10/2022 at 5:19 PM, Superhero said:

I think it was a huge mistake to put so many pieces focused on a few characters (Dr. Fate and Spectre) in the same auction.  Too many great pieces particular to my collecting to get very many of them.  I was the underbidder on a few that I otherwise would have gone higher on. 

Yeah agreed its easier when they are spaced apart especially with today prices.  A long time back I learned when there were multiple items in an auction I sought, was to target only 1 of them and go all out. "Bird in hand" in effect.

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On 12/10/2022 at 10:01 PM, tth2 said:

I was promised a market crash!!!  Where's my freaking market crash?!


I don't see that happening with any decent published superhero art that is more than 35 years old, nor on any remotely semi-prime stuff that is newer.  Best that can be hoped for is minor increases or periods of stabilization rather than large growth.

Given the 1-of-a-kind nature of original art (published) if it has not happened already it will soon be a hobby mainly for the wealthy or those who got in early enough.

Crash though is affecting many high CGC census population comics - so there's that. Please note the first line of my signature :)

 

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