World’s #1 CGC Marvel Comics Collection to be Auctioned

If you are a comic book collector and love the collecting aspect of the hobby, this article from Heritage Auctions should be on your radar. The collection of comics in this lot are simply astounding. Check out the article below from Heritage Auctions and also visit the Hertiage Auction site for some amazing items right HERE.

World’s #1 CGC Marvel Comics Collection to be Auctioned:   The Doug Schmell/ Collection

The 9.8 Pacific Coast copy of X-Men #1. The 9.8 Pacific Coast copy of X-Men #1.

Doug Schmell’s unparalleled collection of Silver Age Marvel Comics will be auctioned by Heritage Auctions at our July 26-27 Beverly Hills Signature Auction. All lots will be auctioned without reserve.


  • This multimillion-dollar collection features the top Marvel Silver Age CGC award-winning registry sets of each title offered.
  • Almost every comic is the single highest graded or tied for highest graded copy according to the CGC census (registry username “Captain Tripps”).
  • Almost every comic is certified “white pages” or “off-white to white pages”
  • Most of the comics originated in different prominent pedigree collections including Pacific Coast, Curator, Twin Cities, Boston, Northland, Massachusetts, Western Penn, White Mountain, Rocky Mountain, and others!


The 9.6 Pacific Coast copy of Tales of Suspense #39. The 9.6 Pacific Coast copy of Tales of Suspense #39.

In addition to being an elite collector, Mr. Schmell is the owner of a well-known comic auction site. “After watching Heritage become, by far, the world’s largest comics auction house, I knew that Heritage was the perfect choice for me to sell my private collection to realize the highest prices with no conflict for the consignors on my site,,” Mr. Schmell says.


Steve Borock, Senior Consignment Director of Heritage, commented: “I have watched Doug piece together this fantastic collection for the 20-plus years I have known him, and when I saw the collection in its entirety, it was a thing of beauty!”

Lon Allen, Managing Director for Comics and Comic Art, added: “Being a successful auctioneer himself, Doug is intimately familiar with every selling option our hobby has to offer, so we’re incredibly flattered that he chose Heritage to sell his personal collection.”

The following runs will be offered:

The 9.6 Pacific Coast copy of Avengers #1. The 9.6 Pacific Coast copy of Avengers #1.
  • Avengers #1-100(89 are 9.8 and 11 are 9.6)
  • Daredevil #1-100(90 9.8 and 10 9.6)
  • Fantastic Four #1-102(94 are 9.8 and 9.6)
  • Journey Into Mystery #83-125(40 are 9.8 and 9.6)
  • Strange Tales #101-168(64 are 9.8 and 9.6)
  • Tales of Suspense #39-99( All are 9.8 and 9.6)
  • Tales To Astonish #36-101(64 are 9.8 and 9.6)
  • Thor #126-200(72 are 9.8 and 3 are 9.6)
  • X-Men #1-66 (61 are 9.8 and 5 are 9.8)


Many of the highlights from the collection are already viewable online here.


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