Rare Superman comic sold at auction for close to $1 million


DALLAS, Aug. 6 (UPI) — A rare copy of Action Comics #1, which marked the first appearance of Superman, was sold at an auction Thursday for close to $1 million.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas sold the edition for $956,000 – which far surpassed the original estimate of $750,000.

The comic, which debuted in June 1938, originally sold for $.10 a copy. There are about 100 copies of the issue believed to still be in existence.

“As the bidding went higher and higher we were grateful bidders recognized this copy as the gem it truly is,” said Lon Allen, Managing Director of Comics Comic Art at Heritage Auctions. “Few copies of this comic survive, let alone come to auction with such a bright cover. It displays beautifully.”

The issue came from a private collection and was purchased from a dealer in 1998 for $26,000.

The Certified Guaranty Company graded the copy 5.5 out of 10.

From: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/08/06/Rare-Superman-comic-sold-at-auction-for-close-to-1-million/5921470506910/

Subscribe / Share

Superman tagged this post with: , Read 2200 articles by

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


minicard supesback land s-1971 ironons_set2_8 pic-2 super_sticker_4 shield2 perry planet2 superman-symbol supergirl2

Popular Posts