As dealers (and collectors ourselves) our dream is to be offered a truly sensational set of comics, particularly when it’s a true vintage collection from an original owner. Such is what happened recently with an early Silver Age collection offered to us from an original owner within the City of London. Our collective jaws dropped with astonishment at the quality and condition of the comics on offer. Having sealed the acquisition of this collection, we are now ready to start unveiling it for sale. We’re calling it the ‘Square Mile Collection’ so you can easily identify comics from it as we list them in the coming months.
The original owner of this collection purchased the comics when new, read them at the time and kept them in storage since the 1960s. When we viewed and valued them, we were stunned at the freshness and vibrancy of the cover colours and page quality; even those with minor reading and handling wear are vastly superior to the majority of comics that have been in circulation since the 1960s. The average grade is well above Fine, with many much nicer.
The Square Mile collection consists of Marvel and DC comics (mainly) across many titles, including lots of key and early issues and we’ll be offering them for sale over the months ahead; the listing starts next weekend. To commemorate this auspicious collection, each comic will come branded with a special label and certificate of authenticity verifying it as part of the Square Mile Collection. Look out for them in our Newsletters and on our What’s New Page.