CRANSTON, R.I. – A 400-lot toy and comic auction featuring rare superhero comics will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Star Wars collectibles and an unopened box of 1985 Garbage Pail Kids trading cards will also be sold. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
“This 400-lot catalog is just simply dynamite,” said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ director of pop culture and an auctioneer. “There are examples of comics that haven’t crossed the auction block in over five years, including an outstanding run of DC’s Flash from #105 to #110. With Flash being an incredibly hot property right now, these books could surpass expectations.”
Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co.’s president and an auctioneer, added, “The toy and comic auctions happen to be one of my favorite times in the auction season. It brings a fun change to the gallery compared to the norm. It was a privilege to handle some outstanding collections from Cambridge and Hartford, Connecticut, that will surely not disappoint, at attractive price points.”
Star Wars fans will be pleased, with lots that include a 1977 Kenner Star Wars Toy Center shelf talker display, graded CAS 90+, a fine example (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a 1984 Kenner Star Wars Young Jedi Knight kit mail-away internal sample with bagged Logray, graded CAS 85, (above; est. $2,000-$3,000).
Early Flash comic books are expected to do well. A copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar. 1959), graded CBCS 9.0, carries an estimate of $15,000-$25,000. The book (below) featured the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, plus the first appearance and origin of Mirror Master and the origin of Flash retold. It’s ranked #13 on Overstreet’s list of the top 50 Silver Age comics.
A copy of DC Comics Flash #109 (Oct.-Nov. 1959), graded CBCS 9.2, featuring the second appearance of the Mirror Master, is estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Also, a copy of Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. 1974), graded CBCS 9.4, featuring the first full appearance of Wolverine, should hit $6,000-$9,000. Both books rank high when compared to the GCG census.
A copy of Marvel Comics Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966), graded CBCS 9.2, featuring the first appearance of the Black Panther, plus an Inhumans and Wyatt Wingfoot appearance, has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
Also, a copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Mar. 1963), graded CBCS 1.8, featuring the second appearance of Spider-Man and Aunt May and the first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and Chameleon, is expected to hammer for $3,000-$5,000.
A set of 16 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 trading card wax packs from 1985 (no 25-cent price), unopened, in good condition, plus the original store display box in fair condition measuring 3½ inches by 2 ½ inches, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500 and would display well in any collection.
The auction will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
For details contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-533-9980.