Detective Comics #88 OKAJIMA Pedigree RARE Batman WWII DC 1944 CGC 4.0


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Detective Comics 88 OKAJIMA Pedigree RARE Batman WWII DC 1944 CGC 40
Auction Details:
Code ID
#13188
Ebay Item #
363000195283
Sold Price
$3152.82
Bids
51
Auction End date
08 Jun 2020
Seller Location
Springfield, Virginia

Item Description

  Detective Comics #88 from June, 1944. Okajima Pedigree copy. CGC Graded 4.0 (Very Good condition) with Off-White to White Pages. Cover has the classic "Okajima" signature, as well as a date (4-29-44), and a "3J" code at the top. This book comes from the incredible Okajima pedigree collection. If you are unfamiliar with the story behind this collection, I would highly recommend doing a search online and reading about it. The Okajima collection spanned from 1943 to the mid-1950’s, but what makes the collection unique is the fact that the original owner was a young Japanese-American female whose family was sent to an internment camp during World War II. She continued to collect comics while in the internment camp, and (she or someone else) signed/dated the covers and added a "code" (number & letter) at the top of the front cover. These "internment camp coded" books from late 1943 to 1945 are historically significant and easily have one of the most interesting backstories of any pedigree collection. *Please note that I have several Okajima’s listed this week (and will have a few others listed over the coming weeks). Last summer, I stumbled across a seller out of California who had an Okajima copy of a Golden Age Superman comic listed for sale; I inquired about that book and was told that they had about twenty-five other Golden Age comics, which I ended up buying from them over the course of several months. I was hoping that they could possibly provide some extra backstory on the collection, as so much is still unknown about the original owner, but all they knew was that these books had been in their family’s possession for decades. I suspect that these may have come from the mysterious "third buyer" from the 1995 estate sale, where this collection was originally discovered, or they could have come from even before that. Nonetheless, these are all "newly discovered" Okajima copies, which have never been on the market before; in my opinion, that only makes an already interesting collection, even more interesting! Overstreet Price Guide VG value: $296.   Terms (CGC Graded Comic Books): U.S. Bidders: Priority Shipping for U.S. customers is a flat $12.50 (any additional items ship together for free). International Bidders: For international customers, Priority shipping (for one CGC book) will be as follows: $30.00 to Canada, $40.00 to U.K. or Australia, and $60.00 anywhere else. For each additional CGC book to international bidders, please add $5 to the shipping rate for your country (so for example, three CGC books to Canada would cost: $30.00 (first book) + $10.00 ($5 x 2)=$40.00 total). *All Bidders: Time payments are available for any items won. Please just email me prior to auction-end to let me know that you would like extra time to pay. Items will be shipped within 24 hours of receiving cleared payment. Tracking information will be emailed to you once item(s) ship. Satisfaction guaranteed; if you are not 100% satisfied with any purchase, it can be returned within 30 days for a full refund of purchase price and return shipping. Feedback will automatically be left after you have left feedback for me; this tells me that you have received the item and are satisfied. Thank you for participating in my auctions and good luck!