Comics Buyer's Guide Chooses Heritage Auction Galleries and Atomic Ave Sales Results for Price Guide Comics Buyer's Guide (CBG), the world's longest-running magazine about comics, has announced that it will use actual sales results, from both Heritage Auction Galleries and Atomic Avenue, as the basis
News-Antique.com - May 05,2008 - IOLA, Wis. -- Comics Buyer's Guide (CBG), the world's longest-running magazine about comics, has announced that it will use actual sales results, from both Heritage Auction Galleries and Atomic Avenue, as the basis for its monthly price guide.
"Reality-based pricing such as this has never been attempted before," said CBG Editor Brent Frankenhoff. "In the past, price guides for comics have been determined by projected prices or retailer opinion, but we are now in a position to use real market data, based on actual, closed transactions to set the prices in our guide. This data comes from two important sources: Heritage Auction Galleries' Permanent Auction Archives, a major marketplace for high-end Golden and Silver Age books, and sales from the 600,000+ current listings at Atomic Avenue. By utilizing these constantly updated resources, we'll be able to present real prices that reflect real market transactions, providing a more useful guide to collectors."
The CBG Price Guide is included in each monthly issue of the magazine and lists unslabbed, Near Mint prices for thousands of titles.
Peter Bickford, CEO of Atomic Avenue and Principal of Human Computing, the makers of ComicBase, the world's largest comic-book database, said, "This is something price guide editors have always wished for, and now we've got it: real, verifiable data. Better yet, we can stay constantly updated on what's really happening in the market on an ongoing basis. A lot of comics are going to be making some big moves, but that's what you get when you switch from being a mere price guide to the comics industry's only true market report."
"The injection of reality-based pricing into a market report like this is long overdue," said Heritage Vice-President Ed Jaster. "The Heritage Auction Archive represents the most complete free archive of actual CGC-graded comics sales. By using the archive, which lists actual auction sales results for over 150,000 raw and CGC-graded comics, CBG is working to report, rather than speculate on prices. This will help to provide an accurate picture of the true state of the market. This information can only help both buyers and sellers alike."
For more information about Comics Buyer's Guide, please visit www.cbgxtra.com.
For more information about Heritage Auction Galleries and the Permanent Auction Archives, please visit www.HA.com.
For more information about Atomic Avenue, please visit www.AtomicAvenue.com.
About Comics Buyer's Guide
Started in 1971 by a teen-ager in his basement trying to put comics fans in touch with each other, Comics Buyer's Guide -- known throughout the hobby as CBG -- is the world's longest-running publication about comics. Because there's a comic book for everyone, CBG delivers more than 2,000 reviews a year. Because buyers deserve accurate data, CBG has developed a price guide based on actual transactions, not guesswork. For more information visit www.cbgxtra.com.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and fishing. Chet Krause,