Well, a couple of weeks ago a local auction house was auctioning off what looked to be an OO Silver/Bronze Age collection. There were quite a few decent books. Here is a quick rundown of what I remember...
Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1 VG
Iron Man #1 VG
Iron Man #2 - 20 G - F
Sub-Mariner #1 (2 copies)
Sub-Mariner 2 - 10
Tales to Astonish #44 G
Journey Into Mystery #111+ G-VG mainly
Thor #125 - 150 G - F
There was quite a bit more (Dells, Disney, Archies, Classics Illustrated, Harvey, Vampirella #4 - 12, assorted War, Nick Fury, etc.)
In total there were 53 lots and around 1,000 comics or so.
It was a weekend auction and the comics were going to be auctioned off on Thursday. I was really bummed because I have work and a night class that day so I thought I would miss out. I did place an absentee bid on the Thor lot though. But, my wife said that she would be willing to go to the auction and bid on some lots for me. I was estatic! I took the auction listing and put a price down for each lot. They were basically "If someone is going to get it for that price it might as well be me" prices.
Thursday rolls around and my wife comes home from work to find out that our son broke his arm at school AND DIDN'T TELL ANYONE! She had to take him to the doctor but still went by the auction afterwards. She missed the first dozen or so lots (which included the Thor lot I lost out on
). She was not able to get any of the Super-Hero lots but did get 2 Disney, an Archie, a Harvey, a Classic Illustrated, and a misc. War lot. Some "hidden gems" in there were some Uncle Scrooge in F, and 3 early Sgt. Rock Our Army at War books. I spent the next week grading and pricing everything and I was extremely happy. I ended up with 289 comics that she was able to get at quite a bit of a discount.
I might have a chance to add scans of some of the "better" books some time next week. I just thought I'd share this experience with everyone.