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Group of X-Men comics from 1975-78 – £680 at Mitchells.

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This was not one of those US sales where enormous six-figure sums are paid for single rarities, but one where job lots were very obviously the order of the day.

Pictured above is the highest-priced lot in the whole sale: a group of 19 US issues of Marvel’s X-Men comics dating from the years 1975-78 – some priced in cents, other in pence – which sold for £680 on thesaleroom.com rather than the suggested £80-120.

The sale was held on February 6.