Dutch online auction house Catawiki launched in 2008, focusing on comics only. Later, they began listing stamps and coins, today they list everything from vintage jewelry to classic cars, wine and watches.

The Incredible Hulk #181, published in 1974, was part of Catawiki's US Comics & Original US Comic Art which ended yesterday.

The Incredible Hulk #181, published in 1974 The Incredible Hulk #181, published in 1974

The undisputed highlight of the auction was a first edition of The Incredible Hulk #181 from 1974. So, what makes this book from the Marvel universe so special? First of all, it was delivered in excellent condition. The magazine, which was kept in a plastic capsule, was rated 9.8 by the CGC. The CGC (Certified Guaranty Company) is a privately owned institution in Sarasota, Florida, which evaluates the state of conservation of comics on the collecting market.

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The 20p comic from 1974, was estimated at the value of £8 700-13 700. A total of 33 bids were placed for the comic, with the first bid of €1 placed on 18th August. The last bid was placed on 24th August just before 5pm CET at just over £12 000, surpassing the low estimate. That's a lot of green for your green giant!

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