Ever since the comic book culture came to light in the 1930s pop culture arena, after the popularity of Earth’s mightiest superhero characters like Superman, Captain Marvel and Batman, and later in the 1960s during the boom of the silver age, comic books has widely been regarded as collectibles or artwork to be sought-after and preserved. But, now the comic book collecting has becomes a serious business, and the comic book market is extensively expanding as the comic book fans and collectors splash out hefty amounts to collect this vintage memorabilia, which becomes apparent from our round-up of the most expensive comic book auction of all time. Also, this year in particular seems promising for the comic book market, as earlier the Batman #1 comic book got sold for $850,000 and now the Heritage Auctions has landed the privilege to sell what is most likely the best Silver Age Marvel comic collection in existence. Doug Schmell’s #1 ranked CGC registry set of Marvels will be up for the grabs on 26-27th July Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction at Beverly Hills.
Widely known as one of the world’s most avid collector of Silver Age Marvel comics of high grade, Doug Schmell, over the past 11 years has amassed over ten thousand Marvel comic books, most of which are in very high grade condition. And, now this collector of pedigreeconomics.com is selling-off his painstakingly-assembled comics collection. On the CGS census, most of the comics included in the collection are the copies of highest-grade and many other copies are from the top Silver Age pedigrees, such as the Pacific Coast, Twin Cities, Boston, and White Mountains collections.
This multi-million dollar collection includes the high-grade comics like:
- Avengers #1 to 100 (89 are 9.8 and 11 are 9.6)
- Daredevil #1 to 100 (90 9.8 and 10 9.6)
- Fantastic Four #1 to 102 (94 are 9.8 and 9.6)
- Tales To Astonish #36 to 101 (64 are 9.8 and 9.6)
- Thor #126 to 200 (72 are 9.8 and 3 are 9.6)
- X-Men #1 to 66 (61 are 9.8 and 5 are 9.8)
- Journey Into Mystery #83 to 125 (40 are 9.8 and 9.6)
- Strange Tales #101 to 168 (64 are 9.8 and 9.6)
- Tales of Suspense #39 to 99 ( All are 9.8 and 9.6)