EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes and lots of old comics, books on comics, SuperHeroes, action heroes, and a collection of Danbury and Franklin Mint limited editions as well as die cast miniature automobiles.
The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 5 at the New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. with doors open at 9 a.m. for preview. There is no admission charge.
The expansive collection belonged to a Staten Island man who amassed the items over his lifetime, according to Joe Bodnar, owner and auctioneer.
"It is equally impressive in size as it is in content," Bodnar said.
The collection includes several hundred comic-related hardcover books, including every Archives Edition ever printed, as well as Marvel Masterworks and Nostalgic 1950’s EC Comics.
There are box sets of The Tales from the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear and The Vault of Horror. There are tons of comics as well, from newer Justice League comics, all the way to Whiz comics, including Whiz Comics #16, Whiz Comics #17, and more early interesting comics such as America’s Best Comics #19 and an early Captain Marvel pennant done by Fawcett Publications, Inc.
He was also an avid collector of interesting Danbury and Franklin Mint collections, according to Bodnar.
"Baseball was his game and it is apparent in this collection," he said.
Almost every baseball stadium is represented here in miniature scale, as well as Joe DiMaggio figures, and an impressive stand with players of the 1927 NY Yankees. Die cast cars are also included featuring John Dillinger’s 1933 Ford Deluxe, the World’s Fair Ford Convertible Coupe, Good Humor Ice Cream and many other brands of Die cast vehicles.
Rounding out the collection is a large amount of pop-culture figures still either in the box or on card including Mars attacks, The Honeymooners, King Kong, tons of Superman and Batman collectibles as well as Ultimate Soldier figures, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Lone Ranger and Kid Action figures.
"This sale is not to be missed," Bodnar said. "This collection spans many generations and includes something for every genre of collector."
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