OT: Superman saves family's home

DonDaddyD
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edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
He's real I knew it!

From www.theouthousers.com

1-1.jpgA family facing forclosure found a copy of Action Comics #1 in the basement, and the auction may save their home!

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Three times over the last six months, an old, 10 cent comic book has sold for $1 million or more. And that has a whole bunch of people frantically rummaging through their attics and basements, treasure hunting.

The biggest recent find--in the basement of a home on the verge of foreclosure--wasn't the result of a methodical hunt, but rather "a very happy accident," says New York's Stephen Fishler, co-owner of ComicConnect.com and Metropolis Collectibles (metropoliscomics.com), the world's largest vintage comic book dealer.

Fishler and his business partner, Vincent Zurzolo are halfway through the auction of the "foreclosure" comic. The $200,000 reserve was met the first day the book was listed. Currently, the high bid is $382,000 with the action ending September 20th. At this rate, the lucky owners, who check the auction at least twice a day will pay off their home and have money in the bank.

Fishler and Zurzolo have already brokered two of the three record-breaking sales, including the unprecedented $1.5 million sale of an Action Comic #1, the legendary comic that introduced Superman to the world. That particular copy was unearthed in true, buried-treasure style, hidden in a stack of old movie magazines.

The newly discovered comic is also an Action Comic #1, and it's also in very good condition. But in this case, Superman really did save the day.

The comic was found by a couple facing eviction from the home that had been in their family since the 1950s. After her father passed away, his daughter and her family moved in. To pay off some business expenses, they took out a second mortgage, but once the recession hit, they couldn't make the payments.

The bank began foreclosure proceedings, and tearfully, they started packing. When, low and behold, in the basement, they found some old comic books, including a well-preserved Action Comic #1. Online research led them to ComicConnect.com, and the rest is the stuff of fairy tales.

Superman Saves Family from Forclosure

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  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    654321 wrote:
    and he's gay

    Hi Porgy, why the name change/new account?
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  • DonDaddyD wrote:
    654321 wrote:
    and he's gay

    Hi Porgy, why the name change/new account?


    Shhhhh.

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    Top tip: change your sig - bit of a give away.
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  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Greg66 is going to be so disappointed that his friend has been removed.

    Wow first Always tyred now Porgy, who next the legend that is NapD?
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