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Your Vintage Comic Books Can Make You Rich

by Mike P. Roofing Contractor

There is a certain kind of lure that vintage comic books hold for us. It reminds of the golden era, when comic books used to be as addictive as the smartphones of today.

 

If you possess old comic books, but are not certain whether your yellowing collection is in the category of vintage comics, find out which category these belongs to:

 

       Golden Age comics: These comics were published between 1938 and 1950.

       Silver Age comics: These comics were published between 1956 and 1970.

       Bronze Age comics: These comics were published between 1970 and 1985.

       Modern Age comics: These comics were published after 1985.

 

Vintage comics: a treasure now

 

If your vintage comic collection belongs to any of the above categories, it can be worth tens of thousands. Don’t believe? Sample this:

 

          The comic in which Superman made his first appearance (Action Comics #1 published in 1938) is today selling for $615,000 on eBay!

          The comic in which the X-Men first appeared (X-Men #1 published in September 1963) is valued at $492,000.

          The Ghost Rider’s debut comic (Marvel Spotlight #5 published in August 1972) commands $48,500.

 

Turn vintage comics into hard cash

 

If you have vintage comics for sale, rest assured that you will soon become Richie Rich! We tell you how:

 

       Seek online comic retailers: There are many online retailers dealing exclusively in buying and selling comics of all kinds. They have their own dedicated websites.

 

       ‘Wanted list’: Have a look at their ‘wanted list’. This list includes the titles needed by the retailer. If you have it and agree to the quoted price, you can sell it online.

 

       Selling vintage comics: Online comic retailers are always keen to buy vintage comics. If you have one, contact the retailer. The retailer will send its representative, who will evaluate your vintage comic books and quote a realistic price and pay you the money on the spot. The established online comic retailers have a buying budget of over $1 million.

 

       Selling on eBay and other such sites: Putting up your vintage comic on eBay or other such sites appears lucrative, but is not as easy as it seems. The problems…

          First, you will need to realistically evaluate the value of your vintage comic books yourself.

          Then, you will have to upload the comic book cover and title on the site.

          Afterwards, you will have to monitor the visitors and haggle with them.

 

All this may not fit into your work schedule.

 

What retailers do with vintage comics?

 

          Photostat the comic and sell it to vintage comic lovers and collectors at a fraction of its original price.

       Sell it at a higher price to its buyers, if the price is right.

          Put up for auction and sell it to the highest bidder.

 

Whatever the retailers do is their business. Feel happy, if you get the actual price of your vintage comic book, because that will certainly make you go laughing all the way to the bank!


About Mike P. Freshman   Roofing Contractor

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