Have any old comic books you would like to turn into cash?
Comiclink Auctions are now accepting consignments of comic books for their April-May auctions. To participate in either of these upcoming auctions, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org your prospective auction list, or telephone Comiclink at (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Josh Nathanson or Douglas Gillock about your consignment.
You may also want to view some prior comiclink featured auction results by logging onto comiclink.com. Here are a few examples:
Spiderman No. 15 issue, $139,000; Captain America No. 1 issue, $150,000; Tales of Suspense N. 39 issue, $23,250. Other copies are out there somewhere collecting dust.
Local antique news
Original postcards of early Marietta are selling for great prices these days at auctions, especially the early 1900 postcards originally taken by Fischer studios on Front Street in Marietta. Be careful what you pay big bucks for. Several of these original postcards have been reprinted. Several companies are even purchasing these postcards from sellers at a low price and turning them into large expensive wall photos to hang on walls.
Marietta High School yearbooks from the early 1920s up to 2000 are being bought up cheap today by a website called classmates.com and being reprinted and sold on Amazon for $60 and up.
Auction prices realized
List of local items recently sold at auction:
July 4, 1908 postcard of River Boat Race in Marietta value $15.
1910 postcard new Marietta Post Office, value $5.50.
Marietta YMCA sterling silver spoon, 21.1 grams, value $22.50.
1907 winter scene postcard in city park, Marietta, value $5.
1838 $20 Ohio River bank note, Marietta, Ohio, value $85.
1938 wooden nickle 150th anniversary, Marietta, Ohio, value $5.
Early postcard of Front Street, Marietta, dirt road, men riding horses, value $15.
Matchbox advertising Dragon Manufacturing, Marietta, Ohio, value $7.25.
Readers, next week I will be answering many of your letters. See you back here next week.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at email@example.com. When writing, send a complete description of the item, along with size, color, any markings on the item along with condition the item is in, and how the item was obtained, and any other information. If possible, send a photograph. Letters will be answered through this column.