The collection includes Fiction House Jumbo Comics, Wings Comics and superhero titles: DC Comics Batman, Detective Comics, Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman.
CRANSTON, RI, USA, Sept. 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Henry Anderson’s Golden Age Comics Collection – modest in size, with only 150 lots, but rich in content, with comic books which include Detective Comics #38 (April 1940) and Wonder Woman #1 (Summer 1942), both from DC Comics – will be auctioned Saturday, October 1 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, starting at 10 a.m. from the east.
The auction will take place online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery. Born in 1931, Henry Anderson grew up in the Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston, RI, where he purchased comic books from the local drug store on Broad Street. From 1938 to 1947 he collected 163 comic books published by DC Comics, Dell, Fawcett, Fiction House, Harvey and others.
Henry was primarily drawn to military comics, having turned nine at the start of World War II in Europe. Of all the titles he collected, he most followed Fiction House Jumbo Comics and Wings Comics. However, he also dabbled in superhero titles, including DC Comics Batman, Detective Comics, Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
As he grew older, comic books became a collectible from his past as he took up stamp collecting with his father, a hobby he pursued throughout his life. While Henry was actively buying stamps, his comics sat safe in two tins since 1947, until they were entrusted to Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers by his family earlier this year.
The copy of DC Comics Wonder Woman #1 features the first appearance of Ares and an account of Wonder Woman’s origin. It is rated CGC 5.5 (one of 11 rated 5.5 in the CGC census; only 37 known copies are rated higher) and is ranked #20 on the 100 Best Golden Age Comics list. Overstreet. The comic is expected to sell for $30,000 to $50,000.
The copy of DC Comics Detective Comics #38 features the origin and first appearance of Batman’s trusty sidekick Robin, The Boy Wonder. It is rated CGC 3.0, one of nine with this grade and only 34 known examples are rated higher. It is ranked #24 on Overstreet’s list of the 100 Best Golden Age Comics and is expected to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000.
Batman will make several appearances throughout the day. Here are some highlights:
• A copy of DC Comics Batman #2 (Summer 1940), featuring the second appearance of the Joker and Catwoman, as well as a full-page advertisement for the 1940 World’s Fair in New York. The copy is rated CGC 4.0 (one of 12; only 52 are rated higher) and is ranked #54 on Overstreet’s list of Top 100 Golden Age Comics (est. $3,000 to $5,000).
• A copy of DC Comics Batman #3 (Fall 1940), featuring the first appearance of Catwoman in costume and the first appearance of Puppet Master. Rated CGC 5.0 (one of eight in the CGC census; only 81 are rated higher (est. $2,000-$4,000).
• DC Comics Batman #4 (Winter 1940), featuring the fourth appearance of the Joker, the first appearance of the Ha-Hacienda and the first mention of Gotham City. Rated CGC 5.5 (one out of 12; 45 are rated higher by CGC) (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Let’s not forget that the Man of Steel will also be represented in the sale. A copy of DC Comics Superman #4 (Spring 1940), featuring Lex Luthor’s second appearance, is set to leave theaters for $2,000 to $4,000. The comic is rated CGC 4.0, one of only 18 with this rating in the CGC census and with 90 known copies rated higher by CGC.
Mr. Anderson was a huge fan of the Fiction House comics, and there are many fine examples in the sale. A copy of Fiction House Fight Comics #39 (August 1945), featuring a smoking gun cover featuring Joe Doolin’s Senorita Rio, one of the finest copies in existence, rated CGC 9.4 (one of three; only one is rated higher by CGC), should fetch between $2,000 and $4,000.
A copy of Fiction House Fight Comics #32 (June 1944), with wartime bondage coverage by Joe Doolin and the first Tiger Girl story, rated CGC 7.0 (the only copy 7.0 in the CGC census, with only seven higher grades), should fetch between $2,000 and $4,000.
A copy of Fight House Jumbo Comics #82 (December 1945), featuring a cover of Sheenah, Jungle Queen by Matt Baker and one of the finest known copies, rated CGC 9.2, (one of three CGC census 9.2s, with only one ranked higher), is expected to hit $1,000-$2,000.
A copy of Fiction House Planet Comics #41 (March 1946), featuring Aurora’s new origin and a bondage cover by Joe Doolin, has an estimate of $700–$1,000. The comic is rated CGC 8.5, with only five 8.5 ratings in the CGC census and only six ratings above.
Internet auctions will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the “Bruneau & Co” mobile application. on iTunes or Google Play.
Previews will take place at the Bruneau & Co. Gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, on Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Doors will open on auction day at 8:00 a.m. For more information, you can call 401-533-9980 or email [email protected]. After this sale, Bruneau & Co. will hold a comic book, TCG and toy auction on October 15th.
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers always accept quality submissions for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. This would be the perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers regarding the consignment of a single piece or an entire collection, you can email [email protected]; or, you can call them at 401-533-9980.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Henry Anderson Golden Age Comics Collection sale scheduled for Saturday, October 1, visit www.bruneauandco.com.
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