Key issue comic books will draw a lot of collectors to any auction. While many comic books hold some value, collectors are looking for certain types of comic books to add to their collections. Comic books are valued by age, scarcity and condition. Higher value comic books are often graded by third party organizations, such as CGC or CBCS.
Antique Books & Printed Items
It's worth noting that most old books and printed items are not valuable just because they are old. In order to have value to a collector, the book will need to be an important piece of literature or well known book. Rare 1st edition books from famous authors are also sought after by collectors. Select editions of the Bible are also valued by bidders.
Ephemera, Photos & Other Printed Items
Ephemera includes written and printed matter that was not originally intended to be retained or preserved, such as an old newspaper. These items are usually not valuable unless they cover a historic news event or were written by a celebrity. Other collectible printed items include old postcards, photos and movie posters and can be valuable, but it depends on the scarcity and popularity of the image or content.
Printed Books, Photos & Comics Sold at Past Auctions