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#5403754 - 01/27/12 10:16 AM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Tony S]
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Registered: 06/02/09
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Loc: London, UK
25. Started collecting 3 years ago and used this forum regularly for over a year. I ended up selling much of my collection after getting too carried away and needed to raise some cash. Stan Lee's imminent visit to the UK has revived my interest and I'm now tentatively back in the game.


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#5403762 - 01/27/12 10:21 AM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Tony S]
Marty Mann Offline
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Registered: 07/08/11
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That's why I take my grandchildren with me to the Comic Stores...don't want to look too out of place.

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I think I have the oldest, original owner GA collection on the boards.
Marty Mann's "Park Avenue Collection" (45 graded so far)
Always looking for a STUNTMAN #3.

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#5404016 - 01/27/12 12:32 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Marty Mann]
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 Originally Posted By: Marty Mann
77...began collecting in 1942. Still have most of them.

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\(worship\) my hero. what's your ask for the lot?
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#5404063 - 01/27/12 12:56 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Racer-X]
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Thanks for asking!
Now that I'm getting them graded, little by little, I'm afraid they'll stay in the family for awhile.
Just sent off my ALL-STAR #38 ('48), CAPTAIN AMERICA #60 ('47) and FLASH COMICS #98
('48)...I'll let you know how they grade.

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I think I have the oldest, original owner GA collection on the boards.
Marty Mann's "Park Avenue Collection" (45 graded so far)
Always looking for a STUNTMAN #3.

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#5404264 - 01/27/12 02:13 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Marty Mann]
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 Originally Posted By: Marty Mann
Thanks for asking!
Now that I'm getting them graded, little by little, I'm afraid they'll stay in the family for awhile.
Just sent off my ALL-STAR #38 ('48), CAPTAIN AMERICA #60 ('47) and FLASH COMICS #98
('48)...I'll let you know how they grade.

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Please do - given I now own nothing that I bought off the newsstand myself, then next best book for me is one that came from an original owner. Kudos for saving your books - if you have time, post a few pics - I'd love to see what you bought back in the day!
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#5404284 - 01/27/12 02:21 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Racer-X]
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Started in '42 with ALL-WINNERS #4 through '54 with WEIRD SCIENCE-FANTASY #26.

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I think I have the oldest, original owner GA collection on the boards.
Marty Mann's "Park Avenue Collection" (45 graded so far)
Always looking for a STUNTMAN #3.

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#5404336 - 01/27/12 02:48 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Marty Mann]
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 Originally Posted By: Marty Mann
Started in '42 with ALL-WINNERS #4 through '54 with WEIRD SCIENCE-FANTASY #26.

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Did you read 'em til the covers fell off, or did you cradle them with care?
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#5404455 - 01/27/12 04:02 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Racer-X]
Marty Mann Offline
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I read them...and read them...and then put them away for 40 years. Not one cover fell off.

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I think I have the oldest, original owner GA collection on the boards.
Marty Mann's "Park Avenue Collection" (45 graded so far)
Always looking for a STUNTMAN #3.

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#5411258 - 01/30/12 05:13 PM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: Norinn Radd]
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Registered: 09/13/11
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I am 42. Mentally I'm about 12 and physically I feel anywhere between my actual age and 62.
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They shall rule where man rules now. After summer is winter, and after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They reign again.

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#5494454 - 03/03/12 11:04 AM Re: How old are Comic Collectors? [Re: ReverendDoyle]
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Collector is an understatement.


Registered: 06/03/11
Posts: 119
Loc: Michigan
I am 33. Been reading and collecting comics since I was 8. My first comic given to me by my father was Batman #1. Over the next 10 years every birthday was filled with a new key golden age grail... I now own over 300 books all keys. I currently have over 90 of the top 100 GA books according to OSPG.
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