$5.8 Million In Sales at 100% Sell-Through Comic And Art Auction

The Don and Maggie Thompson Pedigree collection (originally mentioned here) ended up bringing in $835,384.00 as part of a $5.8 million 100% sell-through comic and comic art event at Heritage Auctions. All 1,700 lots sold during the auction held Nov 21-23 in Beverly Hills.

photoThe top selling comic of the day was Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 9.6 that sold for $262,900.00. 

Other top sellers:

The Avengers #1, CGC NM 9.4, for $89,625.

Original cover art for Conan the Barbarian #4 for $87,235.

Journey Into Mystery #83, CGC NM- 9.2, ended at $77,675.

The Incredible Hulk #1, CGC VF+ 8.5, reached $58,256.

Detective Comics #33, CGC VF 8.0, realized $68,712

Strange Tales #110, CGC NM+ 9.6, ended at $44,812.

Amazing Fantasy #15, CGC FN/VF 7.0 quickly sold for $33,460.

Some other top selling art:

Weird Science #15, with art by Wally Wood, from 1952 sold for $71,700

Frank Frazetta's The Tempest sold for $65,725.

and a rare and original hand-painted cover for Uncle Scrooge #43 by Carl Barks sold for $53,775.

A complete nine-page story featuring Uncle Sam and original art by Will Eisner and Lou Fine for National Comics #13, 1941, sold for $53,775.

Frank Miller and Klaus Janson's original art for Batman: the Dark Knight Returns #4, featuring Superman, Batman and Alfred the butler, 1986, sold for $52,281.

Brent Anderson's Fantastic Four cameo in the original cover art for X-Men Annual #5, 1981, brought $44,812 and likely a new record for the artist.

A Peanuts Christmas Sunday comic strip original art by Charles Schulz, dated Dec. 21, 1991, realized $31,070.

A second auction with more form the Thompson Pedigree collection is scheduled for February in Texas.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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