ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & VINTAGE COMICS
Bontrager’s Auction Center
ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & VINTAGE COMICS AUCTION
JANUARY 27, 2017 ANTIQUES
Auction begins at 9:30 a.m.
Comic books to be auctioned of about 11 a.m.
ITEMS FOR AUCTION INCLUDE:
29 vintage comic books (see list below)
Numerous oils on canvas (see partial list below)
Numerous vintage agricultural publication/catalogs
Vintage nickel slot machine
Joseph Whalen water colors (2)
Round “gas station” hoop
Numerous wooden trunks
Collection of buttons
Framed bird prints
Collection of 10 various clocks
Early dentist drill w/rheostat control
Slag glass lamps
Vintage large foot trap
Collection of gold, silver & type coins
7 ft. walnut bookcase
General store display
8 ft. oak/glass display
6 ft. drying rack
Unique cast base
7 ft. hallway umbrella stand
Wooden work bench
2-drawer sewing cabinet
Oak curved glass china cabinet
Mahogany chest of drawers
Victorian marble top dresser
Birdseye maple dresser
Heywood-Wakefield bedroom set
Large 40-drawer organizer
CAMERAS & LENSES:
- Nikon D5300 digital camera w/case
- Technica AT 8024 microphone
- Technica ATR55 telemike
- Newer Speedlite (75011)
- Sigma 05 150-500mm
- Samyang 500 m +2x
- Nikon 55-200mm
- Sigma 18-250mm
- Nikon 18-55mm
- Optek 6.5mm
- Nikon AF-5 55-200mm
- New 9-pc. oak kitchen cabinet set
More items still coming in!
Several pieces of artwork, including:
- “Home Alone” by Daniel Wall
- “Roping the Calf”, original lithograph by Joe Beeler
- Vintage Oil/Canvas View of the Alps by artist “Horning”
- Etching by Renoir (1894): “Chapeau Epingle”
- Lithograph on paper by Pablo Picasso depicting a bird
- Oil on Masonite by Victor Cali, “Off the Florida Coast”
- “Bonnie Blue Belle” hand turned, hand painted plate by Donna Taylor
- Ceramic plate by Donna Taylor
- “Muraille de Flammes” mixed media on woven paper by Edmond Malassis
- “En Hollande” heliograph on woven paper by Claude Monet
- Miniature watercolor on gold leaf paper by Volpiano, “Barche”
- Etching on Laid Paper from Rembrandt Van Rijn
Vintage Comic Books:
The Amazing Spiderman #1
The Amazing Spiderman #2
The Amazing Spiderman #4
The Amazing Spiderman #9 (ad page is missing)
The Amazing Spiderman #25
The Amazing Spiderman #39
The Amazing Spiderman #62
The X-Men #1 (ad page is missing)
The X-Men #11
The X-Men #12
The X-Men #13
The X-Men #14
The X-Men #15
The X-Men #16
The X-Men #17
The X-Men #18
The X-Men #19
The X-Men #20
Star Wars #1
Star Wars #1 Collector’s Special Edition
The Avengers #4
The Avengers #87
Tales of Suspense #39 (Introduction to Iron Man)
Green Lantern #1
Green Lantern #10
Wonder Woman #16
The Incredible Hulk #114
|1||1||1874 W/ ARROWS SEATED LIBERTY QUARTER AND 1884 SEATED LIBERTY DIME (FULL LIBERTY)|
|2||1||1867 2 CENT PIECE AND 1869 3 CENT PIECE|
|3||1||SILVER CERTIFICATE SET: LAST “HORSEBLANKET” 1923, 1934 “FUNNYBACK”, & LAST SILVER CERTIFICATE 1957|
|4||3||1961, 1962, 1963 PROOF FRANKLIN HALF DOLLARS; YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
|5||1||RARE DATE 1878 CARSON CITY MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR|
|5a||1||1828 CLASSIC HEAD HALF CENT, MS64 (USCG), RED BROWN, 13 STARS|
|6||1||1834 SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTER BUST HALF DOLLAR|
|7||4||CHOICE WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLARS: 1941-1944; YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
|8||1||209 YEAR OLD 1809 CLASSIC HEAD HALF CENT|
|9||4||BARBER HALF DOLLARS FROM EVERY MINT: P,D,O,S; 1904 PHILADELPHIA, 1908 NEW ORLEANS, 1910 SAN FRANCISCO, 1912 DENVER; YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
|10||1||BRITISH 1926 KING GEORGE V 1/2 (SOVEREIGN) GOLD PIECE|
|11||1||1875-S 20 CENT PIECE|
|12||1||1873 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA $2 LARGE NOTE, “HORSEBLANKET”|
|12a||1||1987 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE DOLLAR, MS70 (PERFECT GRADE) (NGC)|
|13||8||ALL DIFFERENT DATE MERCURY DIMES: 1935-1944; YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
|14||2||1849 & 1851 BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENTS; YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
|15||1||RARE 1834 BUST DIME|
|16||1||HITLER/NAZI COLLECTION: 7 DIFFERENT MINT WWII HITLER STAMPS, 4 DIFFERENT NAZI COINS AND HITLER MEDAL.|
|17||1||1952 MEXICO SILVER 1 PESO, PLUS 20 COINS FROM 20 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES|
|17a||1||1807 CAPPED BUST HALF DOLLAR, AU50 (NGC), LARGE STARS, KEY DATE/VARIETY|
|18||4||STANDING LIBERTY QUARTERS: 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930 YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
|19||1||FIRST U.S. COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLAR: 1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION AND 1883 “NO CENTS” LIBERTY NICKEL|
|20||3||“WHITE” COPPER-NICKEL INDIAN CENTS: 1859, 1862, 1863; YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE, BUYING ALL.|
VINTAGE COMIC BOOK CONDITION REPORT
Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Service
Auction Date: January 27, 2018
Please note that the comic books have been inspected thoroughly by our auction staff and a consultant. It is our intention to make buyers aware of any condition issues that we are aware of that may affect the value or desirability of these comic books. While we have done our best to inspect them, please be aware that auction merchandise is sold as-is with no guarantees. It is the responsibility of the bidder to assure him or herself as to the condition of items prior to bidding. Condition reports given by the staff are subjective, and while we strive to be thorough and honest, Bontrager’s Auction Service will not be held responsible or liable for any errors in description. We will be happy to provide additional descriptions or pictures of the comic books prior to auction day. If possible, you are welcome to preview the comic books by calling our office at 585-343-4529 to make an appointment. You may call 585-343-4529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional pictures or information. The comic books will be available for live preview starting at 8:00 a.m. on auction day.
The Amazing Spiderman #1: Front cover shows marble chipping along outside edge. There is possible minor color touching along the green banner at the bottom of page, along the side of the orange/red character and in the green circle. Interior pages: There are pen marks on the “Personal Message” and Spiderman’s eyes are colored in pen on that page. Staples are intact. Back cover shows a small hole near the outer edge.
The Amazing Spiderman #2: Front and back cover show signs of normal wear. Staples are intact.
The Amazing Spiderman #4: Front cover has a date stamp, otherwise normal wear. Interior pages show 2 small water spots on an ad page and page 11 of the first story. Staples are intact. On the bottom of back cover there is a 2 inch rip from wear and pen marks at the top of the page.
The Amazing Spiderman #9: Front cover has a fold mark down the center. Cover is loose from the staples and has vintage tape/glue repair marks in binding area. Interior pages: Staples are gone and an ad page is missing after page 19 in second story. Old tape repair is apparent in binding. Back cover shows vintage tape repair on binding. Moisture wrinkling on back cover.
The Amazing Spiderman #25: Front cover shows old tape marks from bottom staple to bottom of page. Visible tape repair of 2-4 inch section on bottom of page (more noticeable on back of front cover). Interior pages: The staples are missing and there are tape repair attempts in the binding area. Back cover: Thumb shaped hole from bottom of page 2-3 inches up, 1×1 inch stain.
The Amazing Spiderman #39: Front cover shows humidity/moisture wrinkling. Some light moisture staining on interior pages, most visible around the top staple where there is some rust. Staples are intact. Back cover also shows some light moisture staining.
The Amazing Spiderman #62: Overall condition appears to be good and no visible issues were observed.
The X-Men #1: Front cover shows wear around the edges and the binding is worn. There is a 1 ½ inch tear in the middle of the outer edge. Vintage glue/tape repairs on and above the “X” on front cover. Interior pages: There is a 1 inch tear near the middle of the page on outer edge in some of the page (consistent with the tear on front cover- probably from wear). Staples do not go all the way through. Ad page is missing after page 19 in second story, prior to classifieds. Back cover also shows a 2 inch tear mid-page along outer edge, consistent with the previous report of tears on the front cover and interior pages.
The X-Men #11: Front cover shows pen marks on “X”. Staples are intact.
The X-Men #12: This book has a double cover- one inside the other. Staples are intact. No other condition issues were observed.
The X-Men #13: Normal wear. Staples are intact.
The X-Men #14: Front cover: Small pencil/pen mark near price. Normal wear on cover. Staples are intact throughout. Interior pages: Pen mark on page 1. Ad page prior to page 5 in first story has pen writing on it. Back cover shows normal wear.
The X-Men #15: Overall condition appears to be good and staples are intact.
The X-Men #16: Overall condition appears to be good and staples are intact.
The X-Men #17: Front & back covers: no condition issues were observed. Interior pages: Page 7 of first story has a rip on the outer edge, near bottom of page, about ½ – 1 inch in length.
The X-Men #18: Appears to be in good condition and staples are intact.
The X-Men #19: Appears to be in good condition and staples are intact. There is a small sticky spot on back cover, maybe residue from a sticker.
The X-Men #20: Appears to be in good condition and staple are intact. Small imperfection at bottom of 3rd page.
The Avengers #4: Front cover shows signs of normal wear. There is moisture wrinkling on portion of the cover and the top staple has rust. Interior pages: the upper staple rust stain is on most pages, in the small area around the staple. Back cover shows normal wear.
The Avengers #87: Front cover: the top binding corner shows some minor moisture staining.
Tales of Suspense #39: Front cover shows outer edge chipping. There are vintage tape repairs on the binding, top edge and near Iron Man’s head and elbow (more apparent on back page of inside cover). Inside pages: There are vintage tape repairs on the back of every page in the book in the top left quadrant, where it appears that the book may have been pierced through with a sharp object. Staples are intact. Binding is loose in places on cover. Back cover shows same vintage tape repairs in upper left quadrant, also on top and outer edges.
The Green Lantern #1: Front cover shows wear in binding area. There are light moisture stains behind the puppet’s head, but these are visible in the pictures on our website. Interior pages: Page 1 has a name penned at the top of the page. Minor staining at the staples. Back cover shows signs of wear.
The Green Lantern #10: Front cover has a date stamp. There is a pencil mark on the cover. Shows signs of normal wear. Staples are intact. No other condition issues were observed.
Star Wars #1: Overall appears to be in good condition, with staples intact.
Star Wars #1- Collector’s Special: Overall appears to be in good condition with staples intact.
Wonder Woman #16 (March 1946): Cover shows normal wear, with 1 inch tear on outer edge near horses legs. Pencil “5” on top edge. Staples are intact and story pages appear to be there, however there are three completely loose pages inserted in the back of the book entitled “A Picture Story from Mythology: The Story of the Great Wrestling Match”. All 3 pages are part of this story, and it appears to be complete, but it is not certain if this should be part of this comic book.
Daredevil #25: Front cover: binding is ripped from top edge to bottom staple, and loose from top staple. Bottom right edge has triangular shaped light moisture stain that is apparent through the entire comic book and back cover. Staples are intact through the interior pages. On the back cover, this stain continues along bottom edge and top edge with some wrinkling.
Daredevil #35: Front cover: Normal wear, moisture stain along top edge. Stapes intact. Moisture stains appear at top of back cover and page just before the back. Moisture damage (color bleeding, fading of print) along outer edge and bottom binding edge of back cover.
The Incredible Hulk #114: Staples intact. Overall appears to be in good condition.
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