Rare, vintage comic books featuring Spider-Man, Batman, the X-Men, Sub-Mariner, Daredevil, and many others will be in a massive Comic & Toy Auction scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island, starting at 12 PM ET. The auction is being held in partnership with Altered Realty Entertainment and Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s Director of Pop Culture.
In all, more than 350 graded and fine quality comic books and toys will come up for bid. Online bidding will be offered by the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. A live, presale auction, with no internet bidding, will begin at 10 AM ET.
“Comic and toy auctions bring a nice variety to the workday at Bruneau & Co.,” said company President Kevin Bruneau. “All preview week the gallery is bright and colorful, with everyone’s childhood favorites up on the wall. This sale is sure to bring collectors out of the woodwork.”
“When it comes to auction time there is no better than the comic and toy sale for me. Especially with the fact we have an Amazing Fantasy #15. That book is just special regardless of the condition because of how important historically it is. Also, I’m sure Batman #37 should perform well due to its rarity,” Travis Landry added.
The copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 is one of the auction’s expected top lots, with an estimate of $7,000-10,000. The comic book, graded CBCS 1.8, features the first appearance and origin of Spider-Man as well as the first appearances of Aunt May, Uncle Ben, Flash Thompson, and Liz Allen.
The copy of Batman #37 CBCS 8.0, is expected to rise to $3,000-5,000. It features the Joker on the cover and the first appearance of the Jokermobile. The book is a blend of white and off-white pages.
An original, limited edition lithograph of the iconic Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus trading card artwork, a highly-sought MTG card and a pinnacle of the Power Nine, signed and numbered “75/100” by illustrator Christopher Rush (CA/NY, 1965-2016), should command $3,000-5,000. The 8-1/2-inch by 11-inch litho comes with an original certificate of authenticity.
A copy of Marvel Comics X-Men #1 CBCS 3.0, is expected to hit $3,000-4,000. The book features the first appearance and origin of the X-Men, including Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Professor X, and Magneto.
A copy of Marvel Comics Daredevil #1, featuring the origin and first appearance of Daredevil and the first appearance of Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, has an estimate of $3,000-4,000. The book, graded CGC 7.0, with off-white and white pages.
A copy of Marvel Comics Sub-Mariner #1, retelling the origin of the Sub-Mariner, graded CBCS 9.4 with exceptional white pages, should bring $1,500-2,000.
Two Marvel Comics, both from the mid-1970s, have estimates of $1,400-1,800. The first is a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #129, which features the first appearance of both the Punisher and the Jackal, graded CBCS 9.0, with white pages. The second is a copy of Giant Size X-Men #1, featuring the first appearance of the new X-Men, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Thunderbird, plus the second full appearance of Wolverine, graded CGC 7.0.
Previews will be held Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, from 9 AM-5 PM ET.
After the September 21 auction, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has an exciting slate of auctions lined up for early fall. They include the Video Game Auction (at Retro World Expo in Hartford, CT) on September 28-29 and Estates Fine Art & Antiques (10 AM pre-auction; 12 PM catalog auction) on October 5.
The date for the next Comic & Toy Auction has also already been set, for Saturday, December 14. Bruneau & Co. is currently accepting quality consignments for that and all future auctions, with commissions as low as 0%.
“We’re definitely making an impact on the collecting community,” Landry said. “With the influx of collections consigned, we now plan to have quarterly auctions through 2020. Our affiliation with Altered Reality Entertainment has enabled us to promote our auctions at Comic Cons from Providence to Colorado – an asset when building a collector-based buying crowd.”
To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 533-9980.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the September 21 Comic & Toy Auction, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.