News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - DALLAS, TEXAS: Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers (HG&A) will offer the Larson pedigree copy of More Fun #52, CGC-graded NM-9.2 with off-white to white pages, in their upcoming Comic and Original Comic Art Signature Auction, to be held January 20 & 21, 2006, in Dallas, Texas.
“This extremely desirable book commands hefty sums in even lesser grades,” said Ed Jaster, Vice-President for HG&A. “For a pedigreed stunner like this, the sky’s the limit.”
“More Fun Comics, which debuted in 1935 as New Fun Comics, was DC’s first comic book series,” said Jaster, “and carried a variety of humor and action strips, most fairly forgettable. With issue #52 in 1940, however, and the introduction of Bernard Bailey’s The Spectre, the book became one of the jewels in the DC crown. The Spectre went on to become a major player in the Golden Age DC Universe, joining the Justice Society in their premiere tale (in All-Star Comics #3), and was one of the first of the Golden Age heroes to be treated to a revival years later in the Silver Age.”
“This is, without a doubt, one of the finest copies of this landmark book known to exist,” said Jaster. “In fact, only five unrestored copies have graded above Fair 1.0! Acknowledged by Overstreet as one of the Ten Most Valuable Golden Age Comics, this book often proves elusive to even the most dedicated collector. The opportunity to own this spectacular book may not come again for many years, as it will no doubt be the pride and joy of someone’s collection, and will remain off the market for some time to come.”
More Fun #52, CGC-graded NM- 9.2 with off-white to white pages, carries a pre-auction estimate of $125,000.
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HG&A specializes in rare, high-grade comic books, as well as vintage comic and animation art, illustration art, classic toys, movie posters and comics-related collectibles.
To reserve your copy of a catalog for any upcoming Heritage auction, please contact Nicole Jewell, c/o Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219, or call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 272.
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