This May’s Comic Book Auctions catalogue was full of surprises.
Outbidding a raft of serious comic buyers from the USA for this taped, coverless copy of Batman #1 from 1940, one of our regular English customers took away his prize for £7,100. When we discussed the purchase after he got his breath back, he told us that he thought he’d paid about £1000 more than he wanted to but was delighted to add it to his Golden Age collection. Not quite as delighted as our vendor may be, however, as he had sent us in what he thought was a group of six early Detective Comics coverless issues to ‘do the best we could with’ and Bat 1 was in the middle of them.
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