Restored Copy of Detective Comics #27 Up for Auction in the UK, Expected to Make £25K


The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that the largest private collection of vintage American comics ever to be sold in the UK is about to go up for auction.

The collection includes a restored copy of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), which features the first ever appearance of Batman. The copy of the title is expected to sell for around £25, 000 ($40, 000). If the issue had not been restored,it could have been worth a lot more money, as an unrestored copy sold for just over $1 million, early this year, at Heritage Auctions in Texas.

The collection is also said to feature a restored issue of Detective Comics #38 (April 1940), which features the first ever appearance of Batman’s sidekick, Robin. This title is expected to go for between £12,000 to £15,000 ($23, 000).

The lot includes over 198 rare comics, and is being auctioned off by Dominic Winter auctioneers, in association with Comic Book Auctions, in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.

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