Monday, October 04, 2010

Garage Sale Report!

One of the things I like to do with my family on the weekends is hit the road to find garage sales! Typically, I don't tend to find anything I want (we usually get lots of stuff for the kids, though), but this time, I had high hopes because the Reuse Fair was being held at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. This annual event is basically the closest we get to a swap meet around here, and it's largely garage-sale type stuff.

Anyway, I got a pretty good haul, and only spent about 30 bucks! Here's the tally:

Marvel Super Action #32
DC Comics Presents #3 (Whitman Edition)
Marvel Triple Action #29, 45
Super-Soldier Man of War #1 (part of the Amalgam Comics line, bought just to make a purchase an even dollar amount)
Thor #271
Amazing Adventures (2nd series) #2
X-Men Annual #3
King Comics Popeye and Communications and Media Careers, Popeye and Manufacturing Careers
Freedom Fighters #6
Beowulf Dragonslayer #5
Grimm's Ghost Stories #17
The Phantom (Charlton) #59, 62, 69, 73
Kid Colt Outlaw #217
Star Trek (Gold Key) #49
Comics Scene #5
The Six Million Dollar Man (Charlton Magazine) #2

Peter Potamus Meets the Black Knight (1965)
King Leonardo and the Royal Contest (1962)
Mighty Mouse - Dinky Learns to Fly (1953)

CALVIN AND HOBBES BOOKS (20 cents each!)
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
There's Treasure Everywhere
Weirdos from Another Planet!
Calvin and Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985-1995
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
It's a Magical World
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes

Overall, I'd say that's a pretty darn good haul!


  1. sounds nice..
    Sadly, more nice stuff is produced in the bigger place of american, then in england, so it is easyer to get good old stuff at a great price.. In the UK, there are problems.. it's rare to find good comics at a boot sale because it is often that case of people selling new-ish english reprint titles, OR there has just been a TV report on how some comics are worth alot, so they think all there comics are worth something.. Seeing comics i wouldn't pay 20p for (and are worth less) going for £1+ is a bit.. of a shame cause it means the owner that doesn't want them will keep them, they will get damaged, and people that want them, can't get them..

    I find better stuff at charity shops (i don't know if you have many in the US, but in the Uk there are Hundreds of the things all around the place). I spend alot of time in them and often fine some nice stuff at great prices.. The UK DVD release of DinoRiders is probebly one of my better resent finds.. its not the best of DVDs (no clean up at all and episodes out of order) but most places to buy, it's £30+ (£40 is more a ball park price) yet i was able to pick it up for a nice £1.50

  2. Most of the time, when I see comics offered for sale at antique shops, garage sales, etc, they're usually extremely overpriced... stuff that I could (and have) found at conventions for a quarter to 50 cents each, but these people think they can get five to seven dollars or more!

    One of these days, I may have to start trying to educate these people...


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