Heritage to Offer Mile High Run of Jumbo Comics #1-8 Heritage Auction Galleries will offer the Mile High copies of Jumbo Comics #1-8 as a single lot in their upcoming Comic and Comic Art Signature Auction, to be held May 9, 10, and 11, in Dallas, Texas.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - DALLAS, TEXAS: Heritage Auction Galleries will offer the Mile High copies of Jumbo Comics #1-8 http://comics.heritagegalleries.com/common/prlink.php?Sale_No=820&Lot_ID_No=42001 as a single lot in their upcoming Comic and Comic Art Signature Auction, to be held May 9, 10, and 11, in Dallas, Texas.
"To say these comics are hard to find in high grade would be the understatement of the year," said James "Lon" Allen, Director of Comic Auctions, "That's if you can find them at all. All of them are rated 'scarce,' 'rare,' or 'very rare' by Ernie Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books, and #7 marks the first time we've offered a comic that's a '10' on Gerber's scarcity index!"
Allen went on to note that since the first eight issues of Jumbo Comics were, as the name implies, published in a much larger format than regular comics, they were harder to store and thus much harder to keep in top condition. "Even VG copies of these books would be a nice find considering the size, and these Mile High copies range from VF- to VF/NM! The VF/NM copy of the first issue is the most stunning one of the group," he said.
Allen added that these comics would be sought after for their significance and their provenance as well. "Issue #1 has the first published comic book work of Jack Kirby, 'The King of the Comics,' who's the most collected artist in the hobby," he said.
"And as for the 'pedigree' of these copies," Allen added, "there's always a premium placed on specimens from the famous Edgar Church/Mile High collection. This spectacular run was the property of the late John McLaughlin, a dealer/collector known for his magnificent collection of Mile Highs, and a gentleman who really gave something back to the collecting community by allowing his pristine books to be photographed for the Photo-Journal. "
"We are offering the eight issues as one lot," Allen noted, "so it's a unique opportunity to acquire a whole multi-issue run of Mile Highs with one bid."
The lot of Jumbo Comics #1-8 has a pre-auction estimate of $100,000 and up.
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Heritage Auction Galleries 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.
Prospective consignors and sellers of top-end comics material, toys, and original art are invited to call Ed Jaster at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 288 or Lon Allen at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 261 to discuss their rare comics and original illustration and comic art. Or visit http://www.HeritageAuctions.com and click on the "Sell Now" tab. Or simply email Ed Jaster at EdJ@HeritageAuctions.com or Lon Allen at LonA@HeritageAuctions.com.
Music and Hollywood memorabilia collectors should contact Doug Norwine at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 452 or email DougN@HeritageAuctions.com.
Movie poster consignors, please call Grey Smith at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 367 or email GreySm@HeritageAuctions.com.
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