Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, all relevant information displayed clearly and, of course, beautiful photos.
To help encourage potential buyers to bid on your lot, you should include a detailed description of your object(s).
How to submit a lot for auction
For a collector, details are important! Required information includes:
- Name of the comic book series or hero: the way it is spelled on the cover
- Issue number(s) and original printed title(s): if more than 2, then specify all issues and titles in the description
- Binding: loose page/softcover/hardcover
- Year of publishing: use date of legal deposit if indicated
- Condition: next to overall condition, please also list even minor damages or signs of wear in the description
- Special and extras: limited edition, numbered, signed, with certificate, with original packaging, etc.
- Publishing company
If you are using our website to upload your lots, tips will appear to give you guidance about what information we need to know about your lot. The fields that you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.
Additional info, specific for this object, can be added to the description - however please do not copy from Wikipedia
- Type of object, language, dimensions (if not a comic in standard format), way of packaging and shipment
Including strong photographs is key to catching buyers’ eyes, ensuring they bid on your lot. Of course, buying online means potential bidders do not get a chance to see your lot in person, therefore detailed and high quality photographs are very important.
To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get the right impression of an item, we require a minimum of 3 high quality photos, showing:
- the front cover, rear cover and spine of each comic book, including the edges
- close-ups of any flaws
- printed publisher’s information (colophon) if relevant
- (if present) signature and certificate
How to take attractive photographs
- Neutral background: images should be made on a plain, neutral (preferably white) background
- Avoid distraction: only show the object(s) up for auction; not self portraits, hands, etc.
- Show the lot: for a collection or set of comic books, it is important to offer an image showing all of the books together, with the cover of the most attractive one clearly on top. Please place them in such a way that you can see all of the spines clearly
- Show condition: only close-ups of important details such as the spine, all corners and borders will convince a bidder that a comic book is in very good or near mint condition
- Readable: if present, readable photos are needed of essential information like signatures, relevant publisher’s information related to the first edition, a limited edition certificate, etc.