Yearly Archives: 2020

PBA Comic Auction Breaks World Records

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(Berkeley, California, June 10th, 2020) – PBA Galleries announced world record-breaking results from their June 4th auction of Comic Books: Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel, and Undergrounds. The sale was PBA’s inaugural comic book auction under the direction of Ivan … Continue reading

Comic Pix Panelologist: The End of Pre-Code Horror, 1954

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The last gasp of pre-Code horror: 35mm color slide, undated, but probably November or December, 1954. The Comics Code took effect in September, 1954, and the sole survivors of the crime & horror craze on display at this newsstand are … Continue reading

PBA Comics: Little Lulu in Lights, NYC, 1950s

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Little Lulu was created by Marjorie Henderson Buell in 1935. The character proved popular enough to win a spot selling Kleenex tissues in an elaborate animated billboard in Times Square, NYC, from 1952 to 1961. This image was scanned from … Continue reading

PBA Comics: Kurtzman Update

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There’s good news and bad news on the Kurtzman front. The good news is, if my son’s Hey Look fanaticism is any indication, there’s a market for Kurtzman’s brilliant pre-Mad gag strip among our nations’ youth… The bad news is, … Continue reading

PBA Comics

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Greetings, comics cognoscenti! I’m Ivan Briggs, PBA’s resident comics man, and I’d like to kick things off by sharing a bit about myself and my comics-peddling background. My dad was a first-generation comic book fiend. He remembered seeing the first … Continue reading

PBA Galleries Launches Inaugural Timed Auction Format

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(Berkeley, California, April 14th, 2020) – PBA Galleries invites bidders to their inaugural online-only timed auction, available for bidding until lots begin to close on Thursday, April 16th at 11:00am Pacific Time. The sale features a collection of publications of … Continue reading

Comic Books on March 26th

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On March 26th, 2020, PBA Galleries will host their debut Comic Book Sale. Sale Director Ivan Briggs has assembled top tier overlooked gems in the world of comics, including rare or unique. The auction will feature EC, Kurtzman, Pre-Code Horror … Continue reading

Collection of Rare Early Photographs and Photo-books on March 5th

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An internationally significant private collection of early photography will be auctioned by PBA Galleries on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The collection was amassed by Dr. Robert Enteen while living in Paris and other major European cities. It includes an estimated … Continue reading

Rare Americana & Cartography With the Robert M. Ebiner Zamorano 80 Collection on February 20th

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PBA Galleries invites bidders to join them on Thursday, February 20th at 11:00am for a sale of Rare Americana & Cartography, with the Robert M. Ebiner Zamorano 80 Collection. The auction will feature over 500 lots of rare and historically … Continue reading

Rare Books & Manuscripts at the Pasadena Fair on February 6th, 2020

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PBA Galleries invites bidders to join them for a special sale on Thursday, February 6th at 10:00am. The sale will take place just prior to the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America) Book Fair in Pasadena, California. The sale will … Continue reading

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