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Discussion on Adding Comic Books and Action Figures To Your Antiquing Buisness and How to Increase Profitability buy Doing So. Tips and Ideas for those looking to expand into this growing market place and how not to get hosed when buying and selling

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Comment by Chicago Retro on July 6, 2010 at 11:03pm
This is a previous discussion posted on the Antiquing Chicago Style Group

Comment by Fathertime July 5th

Ah Yes! Comic books loved them growing up and still collect and buy and sell. My take on the current market of comics as so many other collectibles is that the very best most desirable continue there escalation in values. The mediocre at best are holding value, with a lot of that group dropping due to such a large availability and ease of locating on the internet. The poor reading copies still hold small value but not dropping at the percentages of the mediocre examples. Most comics I sell are less then 5.00. But what I consider the best stay with me. .

Comment by Out Of The Attic Antiques on July 3, 2010 at 8:51pm

Ya, Clock and Dagger would be an Elgin Timepiece and a Sharade Switch blade fighting crime -- That might be awkward!! .

Comment by The Geek Stash Comic Books on July 3, 2010 at 7:59pm

By the way "Attic" it's Cloak & Dagger --- Clock & Dagger puts a whole new spin on the thing!!!!! LOL .

Comment by The Geek Stash Comic Books on July 3, 2010 at 7:58pm

hey Sondra many comics post 1980 are what we call quarter bin fauder - basicly most shops have trouble unloading them for a quarter and will pay you a dime or less (Usually in trade) to rid you of your unwanded issues -- My advice is any books from the 80's if you have the space hold onto anouther 10-20 years when you'll see a huge jump in value -- Stuff from the 90's was largely overprinted and site in large warehouses belonging to comic horders collecting dust -- They do work well as paper mache' or for decopauge -- That is the rule, Though there are a few issues from both decades that are soaring high!!! 70's are heating up and anything older is the major collector intreast catagory - again huge key issues from any decade are money makers but as a general rule - see above -- Hope this helps -- The Geek Stash .

Comment by Out Of The Attic Antiques on July 2, 2010 at 10:16pm

clock & Dagger is fairly common still in Quarter bins at comic book stores as it hasn't been popular for some time, though book value on them is usualy $2-$3 you can never get that for them -- Id the Elfquest is first prints from Fantigraphics (Not Marvel or the subsequint Fantagraphics reprints) and there in good condition they can be $5 - $15 an issue your best bet for all things comic book relaited is to buy a current copy of the Overstreet comic book Price Guide ether online or at any Barnes and Noble It list all comic books (except some vary obscure 70's underground comics) and current year values -- Never seen the dune giants so I can't tell you about them -- Good Luck .

Comment by Sondra Craft on July 2, 2010 at 9:44pm
I have a lot of the Elfquest comics that came out in the late 70's-early 80's; I have 3 Giant Size Dune comics; I have a bunch of Amethyst comics (of various ages); I have some Cloak & Dagger comics; and the rest I can't remember for sure. I think I wrote down the comic title, date purchased, price on comic cover and price I paid for them, as I bought them. If I remember correctly from the last time I looked at them and that list, I believe it was somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000 at that time. .

Comment by Out Of The Attic Antiques on July 2, 2010 at 8:58pm

condition is a huge factor us comic book collectors are totally annal retentive about even the smallest dings!! .
Comment by Out Of The Attic Antiques on July 2, 2010 at 8:57pm

oh, yea if it was worth $2000 in the 80's alot more now is probably an understatment - though it depends on the book and the importance of it - for instance stupid me, I sold a near mint copy of Giant size x-men #1 (first appearance of the new x-men) in 1990 when the book was just 12yrs. old for what I thought was a wopping sum of money at the time $50!!!! Now in 2010 that same book is worth nearly $1600 in the same condition!!!!!! .

Comment by Sondra Craft on July 2, 2010 at 8:12pm

Thanks for inviting me to join the group. I had doubts about joining since I am not in the Chicago or Northwest Indiana area, although I did grow up in Fort Wayne, In. I don't know when I will get a chance to get back to that area, but I am hoping to someday.

How are comic books doing for value? Are they on the increase or decrease? If I had a collection worth around $2,000 back in the 80's would it be worth a lot more now? I bought a lot of the comics new as they came out, but I also have a lot of older comics. I can't tell you what I have right now or anything, as they are in storage in a house in Iowa and I am currently in New Mexico.

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