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Outstanding collection of Marvel comic books will be auctioned Sept. 16 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
The 741-lot auction will be held online and live at the Bruneau & Co. gallery in Cranston, R.I. Of the lots, 597 are CGC graded comics. The rest are bagged & boarded raw groupings. Online bidding will be available on multiple platforms.
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
The collection is that of William Troy Potter, who turned his passion into a career, being the proprietor of Wonderland Comics in Putnam, Conn. While owning a store was a job, it was the perfect way to build and perfect his collection. The auction consists of 741 lots, of which 597 are CGC graded comics. The rest are bagged and boarded raw groupings.
Numerous other Silver through Modern Age key issues will come up for bid. "Troy had a focus on collecting rare 30-cent and 35-cent variants, along with Mark Jewelers, National Diamond and Mennen insert variant comic books," said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers' Director of Pop Culture. "I believe this will be our largest auction ever."
The auction will begin promptly at 10 am. The gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. The catalog is up now, for viewing and bidding, at bidlive.bruneauandco.com.
The copy of Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. 1974), graded highly at CGC 9.4, is the auction's expected top lot, with a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000. The book features the first appearance of Wolverine and has an appearance by Wendigo.
The copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964) is also graded well, at CGC 9.0. It features the first appearance of the Sinister Six, plus cameo appearances by Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, Dr. Strange and the Fantastic Four (est. $5,000-$8,000)
The copy of Marvel Comics Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), graded CGC 3.0, features the origin and first appearance of Iron Man. It should bring $4,000-$6,000.
The copy of Marvel Comics Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CGC 4.5, features the origin and first appearance of the Avengers, plus appearances by Teen Brigade and the Fantastic Four. The book was signed by Stan Lee on May 19, 2017 (est. $3,000-$5,000)
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and single-owner Marvel Comics collection auction on Saturday, September 16th, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.