For the third consecutive week, Heritage has broken their weekly comics auction record, clearing $694,430 in total sales on February 15, 2021. That auction, featuring comics, original art, and other related memorabilia, held 1,147 lots that drew 3,021 bidders over two days. It bested the previous record of $672,569 that was set just a week earlier on February 8.
“The market is beyond robust. I’m so pleased our consignors are doing well and our buyers continue to add important pieces to their collections,” Heritage Senior Vice President Ed Jaster said. “Only three weeks ago, we had our first $600,000 weekly sale. Only to beat that record the next week and again the week after! It won’t be long before our first $700,000 weekly sale.”
The auction’s top lot was the major Silver Age key Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC Apparent VG 4.0, which sold for $19,200. Nearly two dozen bidders competed for the book that introduced Spider-Man, and supporting character Aunt May and Uncle Ben.
The Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 3.5 received 28 bids before smashing its way to $14,400. This issue houses the origin and first appearance of the Hulk in his original grey color, as well as introducing Rick Jones, Betty Ross, and Thunderbolt Ross.
On the original art side, Malcolm Smith’s Imagination Science Fiction original cover art drew 25 bids before closing at $9,600.
Video game sales included Super Mario Bros. WATA 6.5 B+ sealed (Oval SOQ TM, Later Production), NES jumped to $8,100. Featuring the first appearance of Bowser, it is the highest-selling NES game of all time.
Other top sales were Fantastic Four #12 CGC 8.5 for $7,800, Seven Seas Comics #4 CGC 3.5 for $7,800, George McManus’ Bringing Up Father specialty composition original art dated February 28, 2021 for $6,600, and Alex Blum and Matt Baker’s Ghost Comics #2 page 1 art for $6,300.
Heritage’s next Sunday & Monday Comics, Animation, Video Games & Art Weekly Online Auction, which features 1,170 lots, closes Sunday, February 21 for comics and Monday, February 22 for everything else.