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
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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