Tuesday June 2, 2020

Comic collection goes private at Sotheby’s

A DC Comics treasure trove is an upcoming private sale at the London auction house

12th April, 2020
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The Ian Levine Collection of DC Comics spans the birth and development of superhero comics

In addition to auctions, Sotheby’s private sales are a resounding success with collectors. In 2019, the total revenue from these was close to $1 billion.

Reasons why vendors plump for “private sale” rather than auction are varied. They may have a need for immediate liquidity, or the timing of appropriate auctions may not suit. Private sales are a year-round activity, with departments including American Art, Books and Manuscripts, Contemporary Art, English Furniture and French and...

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