Superman Hits A Million
Action Comic No.1 originally cost 10 cents. That was in 1938. Now a rare pristine copy (one of 100 in existence) has sold for a million dollars to an undisclosed collector, creating a new world record. This is particularly annoying to me, as I used to have Spiderman issues 1 -100 in perfect condition when I was a kid, before I decided to tear off the covers and wallpaper my bedroom with them.
Not content with doing something this stupid, years later I moved to the US for a few years and before I went I gave away my entire collection of underground comics, featuring rarities by Crumb, Corben, Shelton et al. There was a small consolation. Years after that, I had a lovely French agent who was married to Gilbert Shelton, and he sent me a signed set of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers as a gift.
All horror stories about giving away valuable books here.