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Thursday 18 September 2014

Superman comic book fetches £1.93m

Published 26/08/2014 | 06:36

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A Superman comic book has sold for £1.93 million

A nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: 3.2 million US dollars (£1.93 million).

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New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said today they submitted yesterday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1. That's the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared.

It is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book.

EBay confirmed the price but has not disclosed the buyer's name. Seller Darren Adams is a collectibles dealer in Federal Way, Washington.

Mr Fishler and Mr Zurzolo own ComicConnect.com. It auctioned a high-quality copy of the book in 2011 for a then-record 2.1 million US dollars (£1.3 million).

About 100 copies are believed to exist. Mr Fishler does not have plans for his pricey copy, but he says the opportunity was too good to miss.

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