Danish First Run 1967-1969, American originals #39 to #66
Amazing Spider-Man 19

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Comic Description: Amazing Spider-Man 19
Grade: 9.6
Page Quality: OFF-WHITE
Pedigree: Circle 8
Certification #: 0963146009
Owner: Rune


Custom Sets: This comic is not in any custom sets.
Sets Competing: Danish First Run 1967-1969, American originals #39 to #66  Score: 5000
Research: See CGC's Census Report for this Comic

Owner's Description

I may not be the most dedicated of Ditko's fans, but this was a truly great-looking book with perfect cover centering and orientation.

Furthermore I would normally only add books to my collection with true WP page qualities, but pedigree status overrules page quality, especially since page qualities may be a common characteristic or trait of certain pedigree collections - associated with the original owner's preferences when preserving the books.

So this book not only looks great, but also provided an opportunity to represent the Circle 8 pedigree collection in my Spidey collection. The Circle 8 collection was intitally treated as a pedigree and has been described in these words:

"The Circle 8 collection is an extremely large collection that spans the dates of 1950 to 1975. The collection numbers approximately 90,000 books, with multiples of many of them such as four copies of Avengers #1, five copies of Amazing Spider-Man #1 and between five and ten copies of all Amazing Spider-man books from #10-40. This can be seen to a greater extent with the books from the 1950s, as there are sometimes up to 200 copies of certain issues. Due to the extreme size of the collection, it is noted by the collection’s founder that it is likely the collection’s current market value is likely ten million dollars or more.


The collection’s original owner was a Tucson resident by the name of Edward Kerber. Kerber would acquire such large quantities of books because he would buy newsstand overages and collections. The collection got its name because Kerber wrote a circled “8” with grease pencil on a small amount of the books. The collection surfaced in 1989 (although purchased in 1991), after it was discovered by “Bulldog Collectibles” owner, Gregory Buls."
Source: http://www.comicpressing.com/blog/circle-8-pedigree

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