Original comics, vintage comics, even a hockey puck score a big score in April from Weiss Auctions …
LYNBROOK, NY – A hockey puck used in the last Stanley Cup game in 1928, won by the New York Rangers, 2-1, against the Montreal Maroons, sold for 66,000 in an online Sports game, Non- Sports, Pulps, Comics Art and comic book auction organized on April 14 by Weiss Auctions. The washer, considered the ultimate collection of the New York Rangers, was accompanied by a circular engraved silver plaque.
With this puck, New York Ranger Frank Boucher scored two goals on April 14, 1928 – 93 years to the day before the Weiss auction – winning the game and bringing the Stanley Cup to the United States. The puck came directly from the Col’s family. JS Hammond, former Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Board of Directors and the man who helped make hockey a huge sport in the United States
The puck was the best in a 500 lot auction that grossed over $ 1.1 million. “The lot price for sale averaged over two thousand dollars, and the rated comics enjoyed record prices,” said Philip Weiss, owner of Weiss Auctions. “The sports memorabilia, comic book and comic book market continues to be strong as prices continue to rise. Collectors don’t seem to get enough. “
Here are other highlights from the auction. All prices shown include a 20% purchase premium. Internet auctions have been facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Offers by telephone and correspondence were also accepted.
A nearly complete set of 1949 Bowman baseball cards – 238 cards in all, missing only cards # 197 and # 217 – with most cards in the middle to upper ranks, in the range 5-7 or better – a brought in $ 22,200. In addition, an incredible collection of Dodger baseball cards from the 50s and early 60s (Brooklyn and Los Angeles), featuring Koufax, Robinson, Campanella and others, fetched $ 16,200.
A comprehensive international set of Magic: the gathering cards, 362 cards in all, in original box, with one rated card (Black Lotus R, a 1993 Collector’s Edition card, rated almost new at 7.5), force-fed for $ 20,400. Magic: the gathering was released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast and was the first collectible card game. It had around 35 million players as of December 2018.
Several original comic book examples from the estate of legendary illustrator Joe Kubert (1926-2012) were led by Toy Wrappers for Hasbro’s Sgt. wild, including a script and ten originals ($ 19,200). In addition, the original cover of Marvel Comics’ Hulk # 252 by Buckler and Springer, one of only two Pontoon blankets made by Rich Buckler, changed hands for $ 18,400.
Original work for Defenders # 85 by Rich Buckler, enjoying excellent coverage with Pontoon and Dr Strange, made $ 16,200 despite surviving Hurricane Sandy with a few ripples from the humidity. Also, eleven original pages from Brave and daring # 72, with illustrations by Carmine Infantino, a Spectrum-Flash story, came from the Joe Kubert estate and sold in one lot for $ 13,200.
Ancient comics were offered in abundance throughout the day and included the following:
- Chill Chamber # 19 (Harvey Comics), CBCS rated 7.0, rare at this level ($ 19,800).
- Strange Tales # 28 with a “skull cover”, graded 7.5 off-white / white ($ 13,200).
- Threat Comics # 5 (Atlas Publishing), titled Zombie!, rated 8.0 ($ 10,500).
- Marvel Mystery Comics # 9, Sub-Mariner’s second cover, rare, rated 2.0 ($ 10,800).
- Amazing Spider-Man # 1, CGC Filed 2.0, off-white pages ($ 8,400).
- Crime SuspenStories # 22 with excellent classic coverage, rated CBCS 7.0 ($ 8,400).
- Tomb of Terror # 15, CBCS rated 6.5, with off-white / white pages ($ 7,800).
Weiss Auctions has three major auctions slated for May, all online-only with telephone and mail order auctions available. The premiere will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST and will feature 500 lots of toys, toy soldiers, Fisher Price toys, die-cast toys, western toys, pressed steel toys, pewter litho toys, Gray Iron soldiers toys, custom race cars and much more.
The next day, Wednesday, May 12, also at 10 a.m. EST, the Wild West will come to Long Island with Western TV toys from the 50s and 60s including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy. , games and collectibles, 1930s-1960s Western lobby cards, single-sheet posters, ½-sheet posters and inserts, casino tokens and tokens and modern trains stock.
Then on Wednesday May 26, 500 large and high-end toy and train lots will cross the block, led by a large collection of late 19th / early 20th century toys and trains from a collection from Washington State, early tin toys (with many planes), stamped steel toys (pre and post war), cast iron mechanical and stationary banks, European O and 1 track toy trains, and Lionel trains galore.
Weiss Auctions always accepts quality shipments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate, or collection, you can call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can email Philip Weiss at [email protected] For more information on Weiss Auctions and the company’s upcoming auction schedule, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.
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