Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Latest Hakes Fantasy Shopping Spree

Hakes is the most amazing auction house in North America. Their selection of rare pop culture collectibles is without match. Everything is authenticated with documentation where it is available. My Shadow Ring was won using my $100 Hakes gift certificate that I won through Cool and Collected. It's a beautiful piece with original box and certificate of authenticity. All of it in pristine condition.

If you love to look at this kind of stuff and it's value you need to sign up for their catalogue. I got mine in the mail a week ago for FREE and it's a thick as a phonebook with glossy pages and full color photographs of everything up for auction. It's not only a great read but a great resource.

As is the custom with this kind of post for the League one must do the impossible and choose from all the great items and pick a fantasy list of items essential to our collections.

Pair by Brazilian company Gulliver, ©1985 Marvel Comics Group and based on the popular "Secret Wars" storyline of the time. 6-3/8x6-7/8" header card w/blister-like packaging contains 5" long Spider-Man motorcycle w/attached rubber Spider-Man rider figure. From a series of motorcycles that also included Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and Incredible Hulk as noted on card art. Front fairing has spider symbol stickers (including the then new bw costume design) and headlight has small sticker w/Spider-Man portrait. Header card shows obvious wear and packing is Good overall w/heavy creasing to corners of plastic blister. Rider figure has scattered aging but toy is Exc. overall. Scarce. 2.5x4.5" header card and bag contains 3" tall metallic green plastic figure of Green Goblin. Bag's insert paper has included flicker panel loose and shows wear. VG. Header card is unpunched and Exc. Figure is NM. (H - $200 to $400)

Blister card contains 10" tall action figure by Mego. ©1976 Herbert Muhammad Enterprise Inc. Figure features boxing action "Ali Trigger Mechanism Activates The Champ." Realistically detailed, figure comes w/Everlast boxing trunks, head gear and gloves as well as satin-like robe w/Ali's name on back. Packaging shows photo image of Ali w/"Floats Like A Butterfly Stings Like A Bee" quote. Ali has boldly signed in black felt tip pen to the left of this. Card shows moderate wear w/creases and top of blister is loose but secure. VG overall w/figure Mint as packaged. Signature area remains bold and still displays Exc. A classic Ali item and one rarely found signed by "The Champ." Comes with Hake's COA and JSA LOA. (H - $200 to $400)

7x9.25” blister cards contains 4 5/8” tall figures with accesories and arm action when legs are squeezed together. Kenner. ©1986 DC Comics, Inc. All figures except mail-away Clark Kent figure are on American cards. Four are 12 back cards including one Flash and Darkseid and second Flash are 23 back cards. Lot includes Superman, The Flash (2), Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid and Clark Kent. Cards have some handling wear with some creases and bubbles denting. Superman and Darkseid cards are unpunched. Superman and one Flash have small litho loss where price tags were removed. Other Flash has clearance sticker. Cards range from VG to Fine. Clark Kent has lt. paint wear on hands, still Exc. Figures are NM as packaged. Case has moderate wear with small nick on one edge. Inner paper has some warping from age. Decals applied to inside. Fine. A great starter lot or perfect for the Superman collector. (H - $200 to $400)

Original plastic ring box with foil tags reading "Size 9" and "10KT. Gold." Holds Mint heavy ring with blue stone on top marked with symbolic "X." Sides of the ring show X-Men logo as well as buildings while top around the stone reads "Established 1963/Class of 1994." The bronze version over pewter edition of this ring was unlimited, only 2500 sterling examples were made and of this 10KT gold there were only 250. Ring is stamped on interior "10K" as well as "Marvel." The weight of the ring is 23 grams including the stone. Mint. Robert M. Overstreet Collection. Comes with COA. (I - $400 to $700)

6.25x9.5x2" deep box contains complete and unused model kit by Revell. ©1965 KFS. Companion "Flash Gordon And The Martian" model advertised on lid side panel. Great illustration on lid showing The Phantom "The Ghost Who Walks" standing in front of Witch Doctor who dances w/masked natives around fire in front of skull cave. Box has even lt. aging and lid side panel opposite Flash Gordon side has some tiny flakes and a small tear to the surface paper which also shows some small .25" to .75" spots of discoloration. Box has .5" corner split but is o/w glossy, tight and Fine. Original instruction sheet shows wear w/some flakes off. Parts remain Mint as factory-sealed. (H - $200 to $400)
Aladdin Industries Inc. ©1978 DC Comics, Inc. Box lid features great full panel illustration of Superman on lid and Daily Planet newsroom scene on back w/Superman in his Clark Kent alter ego. Bands show scenes from the classic 1978 film that starred Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman. Original store price sticker on lid. Lightest trace of wear w/a very few tiny paint scratches on lower right corner of lid edge, but rest of box remains bright and glossy and displays NM. Comes w/6.5" tall plastic thermos w/plastic cup and features differing color illustrations of scenes from the movie. NM. Thermos comes w/original packing paper and box still has Aladdin thermos tag attached. As nice as these come. (G - $100 to $200)


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