Leading collectibles marketplace Goldin
announces the acquisition of leading comic book buyer and appraisal service Sell My Comic Books, immediately making buying, selling,appraising and pressing comics a more seamless experience for anyone. As a result of the acquisition, collectors and investors will be able to more quickly and easily submit their comics to be appraised and then listed and sold through the Goldin marketplace.
The experts at Sell My Comic Books bring to Goldin combined decades of experience buying and appraising valuable comic books. Sell My Comic Books also adds deep expertise creating educational and entertaining written and video content that will provide buyers and sellers with information about their favorite comic books. Additionally, Sell My Comic Books will offer Goldin customers other best-in-class services including comic book pressing, an industry-approved process that removes defects and that has the potential to significantly add to the value of every book that collectors and investors submit.
The team at Sell My Comic Books lives and breathes the history and passion that makes comics and superheroes a cornerstone of our culture, said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. Collectors know when they submit their items to Sell My Comic Books that they are going to get the best value for their books and the absolute best service available. The synergies between our organizations were obvious and were thrilled to add the team to the Goldin family.
A large number of people that sell comic books for the first time have no idea where to start, said Sell My Comic Books Founder Ashley Cotter-Cairns. Our mission at Sell My Comic Books has been to reduce friction and allow anyone to easily sell their items or to get accurate appraisals. Joining with Goldin provides us with additional resources and enables us to reach more people looking to participate in the hobby.
The announcement comes as Goldin unveils its January Elite Comics and Pop Culture auction. The marquee event will be headlined by some of the most desirable comics of all time including copies of Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man, Showcase #4, the first appearance and origin of the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen and Incredible Hulk #181.
Over the years, Goldin has built a strong reputation as the leading collectibles marketplace. Ken Goldin and his team have brokered over $1.5 billion worth of sales of rare and highly sought-after collectible items across categories. Recent record-breaking comic book transactions include the sale of Action Comics No. 1 for $3.4 million debuting the appearance of Superman and the $1.7 million sale of a comic featuring the first appearance of Batman.
The company is always actively accepting consignments for its January Elite Comics and Pop Culture auction and future auctions