If you’re lucky enough to own a large comic book estate, you may wonder how much it’s worth. Whether or not you’re about to sell it or plan on passing it down to the next generation, it’s a question anyone would ask themselves.
So how do you go about determining what your comic book estate is worth? Here are our suggestions:
First, Organize Everything
Depending how large your comic collection estate is, this may be a daunting task, but it’s very necessary to get an accurate idea of what the overall collection is worth. This is why we always urge people to store their comics properly, which can save you time down the road when you are looking to determine their value to prep for a sale. The additional benefit is that you’ll preserve their quality and therefore keep their condition as high as possible, which will translate to a higher value.
Then Compare Similar Sales
At the end of the day, no one can really tell you how much a comic collection is worth. It really just depends what someone else is willing to pay for it, and there are plenty of factors that can affect that. One of the best ways to get a baseline estimate of what a comic estate is worth is by comparing it to similar recently sold collections. While it’s hard to find a collection exactly like yours, by using eBay’s advanced search feature, you can see what your key pieces have sold for as well as similarly sizes collections.
Then Adjust For Quality
Once you’ve found similarly sold items and collections and have a general idea of what your collection could sell for, you need to also adjust for quality. Were your comparisons of higher or lower condition than yours? If they were higher, you’ll need to adjust your value down, and visa versa.
Get A Professional Appraisal
If this all sounds like a daunting task, that’s because it is. Luckily it’s fairly straightforward to get a professional appraisal. Getting a professional comic book appraisal is a good idea even if you were able to determine a baseline estimate on your own, just to double-check your work. This is especially important if you’re dealing with high-value items you intend to sell because there is little margin for error.
Reach Out To Sparkle City Comics
If you’re interested in getting a professional appraisal of your comic book collection estate, please reach out to us at Sparkle City Comics– we’re here to help! We can help conduct an appraisal and even help you sell your items on consignment. We may even make a top-dollar all-cash offer on your collection if we’re interested! So reach out to us through our seller form or 800-743-9205 if you’d like to chat further.