Steady growth and the opportunity to reach a wider audience have prompted Heritage Auctions to change the format of its Weekly Comics, Animation and Comic Art online auctions into two-day events.
Under the new format, comic books will be offered on Sundays in each week’s sale. Original art, animation art and video games will be offered on Mondays. The new format will allow auction sessions to finish earlier, a benefit that will be particularly appealing to collectors in later time zones.
“We made this change to address the one downside of having so much quality material, namely that the live sessions had been ending a bit too late in the evening,” Heritage Auctions Vice President Barry Sandoval said. “Of course, as always, bidders can place their secret maximum bids anytime during the preceding week.”
The weekly online comics auctions have enjoyed enormous success in recent years, totaling $18,901,941 in 2019 – an average of $363,000 per week. That included a record $573,095 realized in the Sunday Internet Comics, Animation & Art auction that closed March 3, 2019.
Visit Heritage Auctions’ Sunday & Monday Comics, Animation & Art Weekly Online Auction #122001 to browse high-resolution images of the auction’s 1,044 lots of comic books, original comic book art and memorabilia. Bidding opens at 6 p.m. (Central Time) on HA.com.
Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
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