Virginia show focuses on vintage comic books and collectibles

SALEM, Va. — The Virginia Vintage Comics and Collectibles Show marks its 16th year Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Salem Civic Center; this show is reportedly the only show in the country with an emphasis on vintage comic books.

Vintage comic book collectors and dealers from 14 states, from Florida to New York to the Midwest have attended the Vintage Show over the years. The show also features other

Vintage comic books

Vintage comic books

vintage collectibles such as books, pulps, toys and other ephemera.

Vintage comic books are commanding attention at some recognizable auction houses, including Heritage Auction Galleries recently. During the May 16-18 Comics Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions Golden Age Batman comic books sold for more than $200,000 altogether, with a CGC-certified 9.2 copy of Batman #3 (DC, 1940) – which sported eye-catching classic cover art, and the first appearance of Catwoman – selling for more than $40,000. In all, Heritage’s May 16-18, 2013 Comics Signature Auction finished with sales of more than $4 million.

The Civic Center is located at 1000 Roanoke Blvd in Salem. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults with 12 and under admitted for free. A portion of admission is donated to pediatric cancer research.

For additional information, contact Roger Mannon, 717 Harris Hollow Road, Floyd, VA 24091, 540-789-7056 or visit