Saturday, January 5, 2013

APPRAISING AND SELLING COMIC BOOKS ON CONSIGNMENT

CLASSIC X-MEN COMIC BOOK COLLECTION


FORT PIERCE, Florida - In the wide world of personal property appraisals, unusual opportunities abound, sometimes as daily occurrences. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are full of treasures and rare and valuable comic books are among them. Most important comic book collections belong to private individuals. For many, obtaining every issue of a particular series, like X-Men for instance, represents their holy grail. Then replacing already-owned issues with better copies in order to upgrade the condition of the collection follows close behind on the mania list. The most chronic obsession of all is purchasing huge lots of comics just to obtain one or two key issues. Part of the reasoning behind that, of course, is that the collector will sell off the excess issues but that almost never happens. So that leaves them with boxes and boxes of vintage Marvel, DC and other comics most of us would love to possess. But while we can't own them, occasionally we get the opportunity to sell them.

A collection of gold and silver age comic books arrived via UPS from Jacksonville for an estate appraisal.  We work throughout South Florida but collections from other parts of the state like Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee or Fort Myers have to be shipped in. After we completed the report, the executor asked whether we would be interested in selling the collection on behalf of the estate. Below are the sales results of the 1st lot, a short box of 125 X-Men in excellent condition.

The retail value of these comic books was $5,000+, we listed them on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $3,250 with provisions to accept any offer over $1,999.00. Bingo! A lucky (and savvy) buyer scooped them up for the minimum price of $2,000. The client was more than happy because the local estate auction companies estimated that each short box would bring about $250.00!



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 125 ISSUES X-MEN, BEAUTIFUL CONDITION COLLECTORS LOT


US $3,250.00 Best Offer Price was Accepted
Sold for: $2,000.00 plus $45.00 Standard Shipping
125 ISSUES X-MEN, BEAUTIFUL CONDITION LOT - EACH ISSUE IS GRADED AND PRICED. THE SCANS SHOW THE COMICS STILL IN THE BAGS WITH STICKERS THAT LIST THE GRADES AND PRICES. ADDING UP THE STICKER PRICES, RETAIL VALUE OF THIS LOT IS $5,000+.

I will be glad to bring these to any local comic shop for their inspection. You arrange it.

Included are the following issues:

16 Very fine
18 Very fine
19 fine – very fine
21 very fine – near mint
24 Very fine – near mint
29 Very fine – near mint
30 Very fine – near mint
31 near mint
35 Very fine
35 very fine – near mint
37 Very fine – near mint
47 Very fine – near mint
47 Very fine – near mint
48 fine –
55 near mint
60 near mint
60 Very fine – Near mint
61 Very fine – near mint
62 Very fine
63 near mint
63 Very fine
65 near mint
65 very fine – near mint
73 Very fine – near mint
74 Very fine –
78 near mint
78 Very fine
79 near mint
82 near mint
84 near mint
85 near mint
86 near mint
86 near mint
88 near mint
92 near mint
92 very fine
102 very fine
103 Very fine-
107 near mint
110 near mint
110 very fine – near mint
110 Very fine
111 near mint
111 near mint
111 Very fine – near mint
112 near mint
114 near mint
114 fine – Very fine
115 near mint
116 near mint
116 near mint
116 near mint
117 near mint
117 near mint
117 near mint
118 near mint
118 near mint
118 near mint
118 near mint
119 near mint
119 near mint
119 near mint
124 near mint
126 near mint
127 near mint
128 near mint
129 near mint
129 near mint
130 near mint
132 near mint
132 near mint
134 near mint
135 near mint
135 near mint
143 near mint
143 near mint
143 near mint
143 near mint
144 near mint
144 near mint
144 near mint
145 near mint
147 near mint
147 near mint
148 near mint
148 near mint
148 near mint
148 near mint
148 near mint
149 near mint
149 near mint
149 near mint
149 near mint
149 near mint
154 near mint
156 near mint
156 near mint
161 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
165 near mint
174 near mint
184 near mint
184 near mint
184 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
186 near mint
187 near mint
191 near mint

Here is a grading chart that explains how numerical ratings correspond to actual comic book conditions.
 
10.0 MINT
9.9 MINT
9.8 NEAR MINT/MINT
9.6 NEAR MINT +
9.4 NEAR MINT
9.2 NEAR MINT -
9.0 VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
8.5 VERY FINE +
8.0 VERY FINE
7.5 VERY FINE -
7.0 FINE/VERY FINE
6.5 FINE +
6.0 FINE
5.5 FINE -
5.0 VERY GOOD/FINE
4.5 VERY GOOD +
4.0 VERY GOOD
3.5 VERY GOOD -
3.0 GOOD/VERY GOOD
2.5 GOOD+
2.0 GOOD
1.8 GOOD-
1.5 FAIR/GOOD
1.0 FAIR
0.5 POOR

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Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Tel: 772-359-4300
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