Superman #1, #2, #3 From 1939 For SALE!

Collecting comic books to the true aficionado is a lifetime hobby, but there comes a point in every collector’s life when it’s time to say “so long” to some of your best stuff! Today is one of those days.  For nearly two decades, Marsha and I have owned original copies of Superman #1, #2, and #3 from 1939.  We’ve always viewed these gems as an investment, and these books always have been, but as of today, these books are now up for sale.  This magnificent comic book group of issues #1, #2, and #3 of SUPERMAN from 1939 was purchased from SOTHEBY’S auction house on September 30 of 1992 (original bill of sale paperwork provided with books). This highly desirable SUPERMAN run is a representation of one of the most sought after collectibles in the comic book market! (Lot number 278, auction conducted by David N Redden) Issue #1 is flat and clean with off-white pages, but the front and back covers have become detached from each other and the spine.  The interior advertisement of the “Superman of America” coupon has been cleanly clipped out, but does not affect the interior story. Overall, an exceptionally beautiful copy, and the grade would easily be in the F/VF range if not for the two stated defects. Both the front and back cover still maintain nice bright color luster. The inside of the front cover is browning but not brittle. The inside of the back cover is tanning but not brittle. As flat and clean as the front and back covers are, the spine is easily restorable. Issue #2 is a solid CGC Fine+ 6.5. Issue #3 is an “apparent” slight restored, CGC graded VG+ 4.5, with cream to off-white pages. With copies of Action #1 and Detective #27  selling for $1,000,000.00 or more these are the investment of a lifetime.  The cover of #1 is pictured here. Below you can see scans of the back cover, interior pages and interior front and back covers as well as the front and back covers of the #2 and #3.  To inspect these books please call for an appointment. Serious inquiries only please.


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14 Responses to Superman #1, #2, #3 From 1939 For SALE!

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  2. avatar nathan says:

    Hello i have restored superman #1 cgc 4.5. I was wondering how much youi sold yours for? i cant find prices for the restored ones anywhere. Thanks

  3. avatar Tom says:

    If still available what is your asking price for #2 Fall 1939 Superman?

  4. i have 2 super man #2 $500.00 each

  5. avatar Nando Speranza says:

    Hi, I have a superman # 2 restored graded as a 5. What is it worth.

    • avatar Phil says:

      Hi, Nando:

      Technically, it’s worth whatever you can get someone to pay for it, but a good rule of thumb for restored books is that it drops their value by a grade, which is two points. That would take your five, a vg/f book, down to a three, or g/vg one. The current Overstreet Price Guide says that a g/vg copy of Superman #2 is worth about $3400, so that’s at least a ballpark figure.

  6. avatar Mattie says:

    I have a Superman number 1 Edition 1939 I want to sell it, it’s in very good condition for the age not mint condition

  7. avatar Chris biggs says:

    I have the 1939 #1 original untouched in good condition or very good condition

  8. avatar Chris biggs says:

    What would it be worth

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