A collection of rare and valuable Golden Age comics, that were kept in the same family for generations, will now find new homes in ComicConnect’s Event Auction #37, ending next week. The consignor recently related the tale of the collection’s provenance.

“My great-grandfather, Hjalmar, who was born in 1900, bought these comics off New York City newsstands when they originally came out,” the consignor said. “He was a police officer in the Bronx until his retirement to Oregon to live with his daughter, my grandma, who inherited the collection. My grandma never said a word about the comics, which were then handed down to my mother. The comics ended up stored in my parent’s garage and over at my sister’s house. I just happened to discover them and began researching their value, having promised to split the proceeds of the sale with my sister, and was more than pleasantly surprised to find I had stumbled upon a fairly significant find.” 

This collection contains a spread of Golden Age classics, but the cream of the crop is the rare first appearance of Archie Andrews in Pep Comics #22 CGC 5.0. “It’s lucky that I came home to visit from China when I did, as I believe my father was preparing to donate these comics, or possibly just throw them away,” the consignor concluded.

The auction ends each night starting Wednesday, December 12 through Friday December 14, 2018 at 7 PM ET.