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 with an early Silver Age collection offered to us in late 2019 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 released it in instalments every week from November 2019 to July 2020, including a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. We called it the ‘Square Mile Collection’ so you could easily identify comics from it as we listed them.

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 71 Marvel and DC comics (mainly) across many titles, including lots of key and early issues. To commemorate this auspicious collection, each comic comes branded with a special label and certificate of authenticity verifying it as part of the Square Mile Collection. Although the majority of issues sold quickly as they came on the market, some are still available and can be found marked as such in our catalogue. Your chance to grab a piece of comics’ history!

All the comics from the Square Mile Collection are shown below. (NB this includes items that have sold — please refer to our catalogue for details of those still available)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 CGC 6.5 FN+ p £16,750

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 FN- p £4,500

FANTASTIC FOUR #48 FN p £1,050

TALES OF SUSPENSE #50 FN+ p £350

STRANGE TALES #105 FN p £85

STRANGE TALES #108 VG+ p £50

FANTASTIC FOUR #27 VF- p £225

TALES OF SUSPENSE #43 VF/NM p £1150

HAWKMAN #4 FN/VF p £500

IRON MAN #9 VF p £80

HULK #1 CGC 3.5 VG- p £8500

FANTASTIC FOUR #8 FN+ p £375

X-MEN #13 FN/VF p £125

TALES OF SUSPENSE #47 FN+ p £160

FLASH #137 FN p £100

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #88 FN+ p £225

STRANGE TALES #104 FN/VF p £150

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 VG+ p £75

TALES OF SUSPENSE #39 CGC 6.0 FN £6000

FANTASTIC FOUR #15 FN p £150

STRANGE TALES #116 FN p £70

TALES OF SUSPENSE #34 FN p £80

TALES OF SUSPENSE #37 FN+ p £110

ATOM #2 VG+ p £50

FANTASTIC FOUR #37 VF- p £95

TALES TO ASTONISH #37 VG+ p £75

FLASH #135 FN+ p £100

TALES OF SUSPENSE #41 VF p £700

FANTASTIC FOUR #19 VG+ p £120

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16 FN+ p £65

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20 FN/VF p £80

FANTASTIC FOUR #45 VG/FN p £140

FLASH #153 VF p £85

STRANGE TALES #115 p GD £65

TALES OF SUSPENSE #52 FN p £750

STRANGE TALES #135 FN+ p £115

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #92 VG p £65

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21 VG/FN p £80

TALES TO ASTONISH #44 VG p £400

FANTASTIC FOUR #11 FN p £275

BATMAN #131 VG p £65

X-MEN #51 VF+ p £75

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #80 FN+ p £100

FANTASTIC FOUR #22 VG/FN p £75

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12 VG/FN p £50

STRANGE TALES #106 FN p £70

TALES OF SUSPENSE #36 FN+ p £110

AVENGERS #19 FN+ p £60

IRON MAN #2 FN/VF p £65

DETECTIVE COMICS #280 VG p £50

STRANGE TALES #93 VG+ p £57

HULK #6 FN+ p £650

AQUAMAN #11 VG p £150

FLASH #137 VF+ p £295

DAREDEVIL #7 VG p £150

FANTASTIC FOUR #17 FN+ p £175

TALES OF SUSPENSE #30 VG+ p £50

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 FN/VF p £1,900

DETECTIVE COMICS #359 VG/FN p £385

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39 FN- p £140

X-MEN #10 FN p £100

FANTASTIC FOUR #35 VF £115

AVENGERS #48 FN+ p £175

TALES OF SUSPENSE #44 FN/VF p £275

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 VG+ p £85

FANTASTIC FOUR #12 FN+ p £1,100

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #80 FN p £375

THE BEATLES (1964) FN+ p £225

STRANGE TALES #111 VG+ p £140

BATMAN #148 VG/FN p £60

TALES OF SUSPENSE #75 VF- p £65

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