Holcomb Mego Collection Auctions at Hake's Americana
After a very successful initial auction in June 2011, Benjamin Holcomb and Hake's Americana are proud to announce the second wave of collectibles from the Benjamin Holcomb Collection. Auction #204 is scheduled to take place in October. Hake's has posted a Mego sneak preview on Facebook, with more items surely to be added as the auction draws nearer. Be sure to follow Hake's on Facebook to stay abreast of news and information regarding upcoming vintage toy auctions.
For additional information about the Benjamin Holcomb Mego Collection and to register for bidding, please visit Hakes.com.
Benjamin Holcomb began collecting Mego toys as a boy in the mid-1970s. As a teen in 1986, just three years after the toy manufacturer's bankruptcy, Holcomb ordered the very last Mego figure inventoried by iconic retailer "Heroes World." And while "Heroes World" misplaced and never shipped that 12" Mego Hulk figure, Holcomb did preserve documentation of the sale, a journalistic tendency that would later serve him well.
Nearly three decades after commencing his collecting adventure, Holcomb set out to produce the definitive guide to his favorite toy company and action figures: Mego Corporation's "World's Greatest Super-Heroes" line. Published by TwoMorrows in 2007, "Mego 8" Super-Heroes: World's Greatest Toys!" is considered by many to be the high-water mark of collectible tomes. Hake's is pleased to offer items from the Benjamin Holcomb Collection, many of which are the actual examples that appeared in his book, "Mego 8" Super-Heroes: World's Greatest Toys!"
Benjamin Holcomb was interviewed for the June 23, 2007 edition of Scoop. Click here for the rest of the story at Scoop.