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    Question Classic Comics Inherited

    Hello Everyone,

    This is my first post. I have inherited a collection of comic books dating 1945-1950. Greatly appreciate advice on how to sell / interest, etc. If this is not the forum, please let me know. I realize there are guidelines / standards which I do not want to violate. Here is some info on the collection:

    Date: 1945-1950 & 1960 - 1965
    Comic books in collection: Superman, Batman, True Detective, Western type, Loony Tunes, quite a variety.
    Example: Superboy Vol. 1 - Cover still has amazing color to it. Pages in great shape
    Based on my initial research, (IMO) the comic book grading scale would place the collection in the 4-7 range. Some are 4 / some are 7 / and some are in between.

    My dad was very meticulous about his comic books. Read and placed in a box where they have remained for approximately 75 years.

    Also know that I am still learning how to navigate the forum. If I do not reply, it is most likely because I am still learning.

    Thank you!

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    My advice as a longtime collector is take your time and do your research. Condition is king. Wear of any kind, however minor, brings down the grade, such as chips, creases, folds or tears as do stains or rusty staples. Page quality matters. You could join the CGC Boards and see what prices are being achieved from collectors selling to other collectors.

    https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/forum/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranagar View Post
    My advice as a longtime collector is take your time and do your research. Condition is king. Wear of any kind, however minor, brings down the grade, such as chips, creases, folds or tears as do stains or rusty staples. Page quality matters. You could join the CGC Boards and see what prices are being achieved from collectors selling to other collectors.

    https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/forum/
    Thank you!!!

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    My pleasure. This might be helpful:

    https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/for...spare-a-grade/

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    I've posted this before, but it seems to fit here:

    A lot depends on how much time & effort you want to put into it. The largest financial results would come from researching sales of similar comics on eBay, and then listing yours for sale individually or in small groups. If you're busy enough already, you don't want to do all that, so you can ship your whole collection off to one of the big online retailers - Lone Star (mycomicshop.com) or Mile High (milehighcomics.com) either on consignment or outright sale. Before doing that, though, check with local comics shops in your area and see if they're interested. You might want to get some of the most valuable ones graded and "slabbed" by CGC (cgccomics.com).
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