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Things are slowly going better after Christmas… a few nice pieces on eBay and HA, but I have to say that the new ComicLink auction is pretty weak, very different from the last one in December which was their best ever (go back to see issue #61 here). Let’s see some auction results first:
ebay. The Namor page by John Byrne went for $1,000, the Batman splash by Garcia Lopez for $5,000. The Elektra cover by Mike Deodato was very iconic but I’d never imagine it going for $9,000… The Win Mortimer Spidey splash went for $1,700 while the full figure Cap by Mike Zeck went for only $290 and the Gene Colan Dracula portrait for only $160.
This Dennis the Menace panel went for $900, the gag was funny but the art a bit static, usually late panels go for much less. An early 20’s Gasoline Alley daily made $1,300, again dailies without Skeezix usually end for lower prices. That nice Orphan Annie Sunday went for $660, we’re used to fluctuating prices based on art quality on 60’s Sundays, I thought this one would go for more.
The First auction by Taurus (see last week’s issue) went without surprises, bad descriptions and low traffic kept all prices down, they made many collectors very happy. (reply to this email if you bought something, I’m curious!).