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First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction

First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction

After making original comic art auction history just last month with the $5.4 million sale of Frank Frazetta‘s cover painting for Eerie #23, the famous “Egyptian Queen” painting, Heritage Auctions has one heck of a follow-up on their hands with this week’s European Comic Art Signature Auction. The headline piece of the auction, Hergé‘s very […]

Original Legend of Zelda Cartridge Sells for Over $3K at Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions has hosted their first set of certified and graded collectible video games this past weekend, with the original The Legend of Zelda selling for over $3,000 USD after an intense bidding war. The initial set of video game auctions included 25 certified games, most from the 80s and early 90s. The games were graded, […]

Heritage Auctions Now Accepting Slabbed Retro Video Games

If you’ve ever wondered whether your vintage video games could be worth something, Heritage Auctions is now accepting “slabbed” video games as part of their collection. Just got the new Heritage Auctions newsletter and apparently "slabbed" video game cartridges are a thing? pic.twitter.com/5c6fLSJcXe — Ben Towle (@ben_towle) January 3, 2019 And yes, there are more […]

Want To Own A Piece Of The Walt Disney Animation Studio? Now You Can!

Starting on December 9th, Heritage Auctions will have some unique pieces of Disney history up for auction that you might be interested in — especially if you’re looking for some new furniture for your home. First up is a Kem Weber animation desk, used by Eric Larson. According to Heritage: “After the success of Snow White […]

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Rare Harry Potter Art Up For Auction Via Heritage Auctions

Muggles, wizards, witches, giants, shape shifters, and other Harry Potter fans, listen up! Heritage Auctions currently has some original art from the Harry Potter series up for sale. “J. K. Rowling. Set of Two Deluxe First Editions with Tipped in Watercolors. Includes: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. [London]: Bloomsbury, [1999]. First English deluxe […]

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SDCC Vintage: Hitting The Jackpot At The Heritage Auctions Booth

From a collector’s standpoint, one of the best parts of any major convention is walking around the booths of vintage comics dealers and checking out what they’ve got. It’s not something that always gets the coverage it deserves amidst the spectacle of a show like the San Diego Comic-Con, and that’s too bad. Even if […]

Animation Art Of Fantasia, Cinderella, And More Disney Movies Up For Auction At Heritage

On July 1st, if you listen very carefully, you’ll hear very distant sobbing. Spoiler: It’ll be from me, as I’ll be bidding (and probably not winning) a number of items from Disneyland and various Disney movies. Heritage’s upcoming signature animation auction has some amazing pieces — animation art of Fantasia, Cinderella, and from the rest […]

Robert Crumb 1969 Fritz The Cat Cover Art Sells For Record $717,000 At Auction

    Robert Crumb‘s Fritz the Cat original cover art for the 1969 Ballantine collection of Fritz stories has just hammered at Heritage Auctions tonight for a record $717,000. Tonight’s result is the highest price ever publicly paid for a piece of original art from an American comic book, eclipsing blockbuster sales of recent years such […]

Next Week… I’ll Be At London Super Comic Con. Will You?

It’s my gaff. My manor. My part of the world. The London Super Comic Con, the largest comic convention in the UK that’s dedicated to comic books, is happening next weekend at the ExCel Centre. Bob Layton once told me that he earned more money at that show than any other. It’s where the wallets […]

Bill Watterson’s Pearls Before Swine Art To Be Auctioned For Parkinson’s Research

Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, returned to comic strips recently with a three-day collaboration with Stephen Pastis on Pearls Before Swine. The art from those three days are going to be auctioned off at Heritage Auctions with proceeds going to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. The collaboration between the […]

$5.8 Million In Sales at 100% Sell-Through Comic And Art Auction

The Don and Maggie Thompson Pedigree collection (originally mentioned here) ended up bringing in $835,384.00 as part of a $5.8 million 100% sell-through comic and comic art event at Heritage Auctions. All 1,700 lots sold during the auction held Nov 21-23 in Beverly Hills. The top selling comic of the day was Tales of Suspense […]

Don And Maggie Thompson’s Million Dollar Collection To Go To Auction

Don and Maggie Thompson have an amazing and important history as part of the comic book industry. In 1960 they put out a mimeographed one-sheet called Harbinger, it told about their upcoming project, one of the earliest fanzines called Comic Art. The fanzine ran irregularly from 1961 to 1968. In 1967 they started another magazine […]

Al Plastino, JFK, Superman, Original Art And Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions have put up for auction the original artwork from Superman #170, which featured President Kennedy and was published shortly after his assassination fifty years ago. The issue stated that the artwork would be donated to his widow, Jackie. The artist Al Plastino posted the following; Please help if you can. The art I […]

Dan Clowes Lloyd Llewellyn #3 Cover Original Art Sells For $47,800

Not the biggest number of the day (see our earlier post on the Dark Knight Returns #2 cover for that) , but certainly the biggest surprise of the just-concluded Heritage comic art session — and likely a record for a Dan Clowes piece by a significant margin — is this sale of the cover of […]