The Largest Comic Book & Toy Auctions in New Jersey
Sometimes, we can escape reality, even just for a moment, by focusing our attention on movies, music, video games, sports, or anything else we might consider entertainment. Among these methods of escape, reading is the oldest — and most widespread. One phenomenon which has changed the way that people think about reading includes comic books. As comic books became popularized in the early 20th century, they gave thousands of people of all ages a way to immerse themselves in the excitement of a colorful graphic novel. Fast forward to the present day — comic books (and the memorabilia inspired by their characters) have garnered massive followings of devoted fans, causing their value to skyrocket. Now, comic book and toy collectors often find themselves sitting on a fortune by doing nothing more than realizing the value of their life-long passion. Whether you’re a seasoned collector looking to cash in on a lifetime’s worth of fandom or someone seeking the right place to start their collection, Bodnar’s Auction offers one of the largest toy and comic book auctions in the state of New Jersey.
As one of the most prominent toy or comic book auctions in NJ, Bodnar’s Auction attracts a wide range of both buyers and sellers from across the country. Vintage comics and toys are also commonly sold at our antique auctions, which attract a vast amount of people in the Tri-State area and beyond. Our collections of toys and comics are sold at our auction house through either traditional or consignment auctions. Consignment auctions are an excellent option for those who are hoping to sell rare or high-value items. At Bodnar’s Auction, we use all the necessary tools and resources to find the right home for your memorabilia through consignment. Most of our expert auctioneers have been lifelong collectors — each with great knowledge and skill for determining the value for both vintage and modern toys and comics.
Selling or Buying at a Comic Book Auction
The highest selling comic book in the world was the 9.0 CGC-graded copy of Action Comics #1, sold for 3.2 million in 2014. Appraising this comic took strategic thought, great attention to detail, and in-depth knowledge. Whether it’s comics or toys, appropriate evaluation is similar:
- Demand and desirability of the comic book
- Rarity and scarcity of your comic
- The comparable cost of your book or collection
- Examination of its condition
Selling or Buying at a Toy Auction
When you sell or buy collectables at a toy auction, it’s vital to understand how they are valued. Although expert opinions are more accurate, gaining baseline knowledge on how to assess your memorabilia is the perfect motivation to uncover its true value. Before bringing your collection to the experts at a toy auction, here’s what you should consider:
- How is the condition of your toy or collection? The more pristine, the higher the value.
- Do you have the original packaging?
- What is the going rate of your memorabilia?
- How rare is your action figure?
At Bodnar’s Auction, we hold a range of monthly events that bring in items of all kinds. Whether you are looking for traditional, consignment or home liquidation auctions, Bodnar’s Auction in NJ has expert auctioneers best to aid you in your sale or purchase. We hold auctions once a month on a Thursday at the beautiful NJ Convention and Expo Center. For further inquiries, call us at 1-866-349-7378 or fill out a contact form today!