Scoop: Original-Owner Collection Found In Garage

Posted on June 24th 2006 in Americas, Disney comics, Off-topic

A spectacular collection of over 11,000 Golden Age comic books from a wide variety of genres has been discovered in the garage of a 19th century house just outside New York City. The original-owner comics collection has the greatest range and depth of any such collection to have been discovered during the past three decades. Now the entire collection is headed to the auction block, to be offered to the comic collecting public with no reserves.

The comic books, the great majority of them unread, were bought off the newsstand by a previously unknown collector named Davis Crippen. He started at age eight, but his collection really picked up steam a year later, in 1939. Inspired by a family friend’s collection of Big Little books, Davis decided that from then on he would buy and keep every single new comic book as it came out.

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