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!). (altro…)
eBay. Most of the art for sale last week went unsold, or sold for the starting price, not much to see. The Jim Lee action figures with sketch went for less than the $3,000 buy it now price usually found on eBay. Batman went for $840 and Harley for $700. The remarked Batman print sold for $500. This Batman quickie by Lee quickly sold yesterday with a BIN price of $400. Same thing with this Joker on a blank cover for $500. A DC Trinity page by Clay Mann went for $900, the Avengers cover by Ed McGuinness went unsold at $2k and is now for sale again at $1,8k or best offer.
Heritage Sunday: the Paul Gulacy DC cover made $2,100, the Twinkies ad by Curt Swan $2,000, the Connie original Sunday art by Frank Godwin $4,500, the beautiful Robin Malone Sunday less than $500 and the Doonesbury daily $1,000. (altro…)