In 2021, Heritage Auctions, the largest auction house founded in the United States, passed the billion dollar mark for the first time in its 45-year history. The bulk of the sales came from Heritage's age old numismatics category which recorded $434,062,584 in sales over 2021; a 49.6% leap over 2020. However, comic book collectibles were also major contributors to this achievement. In total, the Comic Book and Comic Art category racked up a whopping $181,628,214 in auction sales, which is 117% jump from 2020's figures. Major sales on the year included an Amazing Fantasy #15 that went for $3.6 million, a Batman #1 that went for $2.22 million (see "'Batman' #1 Sells"), and a Kirby cover from Fantastic Four #86 that went for $480,000.Another Heritage Auction Brings Yet Another Record-Setting Sales Number for 'Pokemon"). The Video Game category, which is only two years old, had $26,329,421 worth of sales. The top sale in that category for the year was a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 that took in $1,560,000.
Comics and Comic Art Category Jumps 117%!
Posted by Jeffrey Dohm-Sanchez on January 10, 2022 @ 8:47 am CT
Releases for Both Will Wrap Up Over the Course of 2022
January 20, 2022
IDW Publishing's releases based on both properties will wrap up by the end of 2022.