The Big Apple pedigree starts in 1939 and continues to the end of the Silver Age. The collector who put it all together was James Hilton.
Hilton died in 1968 and in 1993 that his nephew Ron discovered the comics. He too them to Christie’s Auction House where many of them were sold up until 2000.
Big Apple comic books have higher grades in the Golden Age books versus the Silver Age. This is due to the stacking of the comics and the storage of the Golden Age books in trunks, ensuring the older books received very little exposure to the elements.
One interesting fact about the collection – there are no books from 1949. If someone tries to sell you one watch out!
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