Rare Super Nintendo SNES, Donkey Kong and Terranigma games and Pokemon cards for sale
Vintage video games, rare consoles, comic books and Pokémon cards are expected to sell for hundreds of pounds. The collectibles are set to go up for auction at the Lichfield Auction Center in Fradley Park, which was filled with bleeps and burps of 8 and 16-bit game music as fans relived their youth.
Three sealed Super Nintendo SNES games from the mid-1990s, all from the collection of a single owner, are expected to sell for hundreds of pounds each.
1994’s Super Metroid is estimated to fetch between £600 and £800; 1995’s Donkey Kong Country 2 is estimated at £400-500; and Terranigma, also from 1995, is estimated at £600-800.
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A spokesperson for Richard Winterton Auctioneers, which organizes the auction, said: “SNES is when video games really became a global phenomenon. The RPG (role-playing game) Terranigma was only released in Japan and Europe, which makes it a bit more unusual and, of course, rarer.
“The entire games section of the sale is truly representative of the formative years and development of video games and hugely evocative – especially for Gen X and Millennials.”
The start of the video game revolution is represented by two rare games for the Atari 2600/VCS game console dating from 1983, Boing! and Espial.
And the sale also includes a Legendary Edition of HALO 3 from 2007, including Master Chief’s Spartan Helmet, consigned by a Lichfield collector, which is expected to sell for £300-400.
The first generations of consoles are represented by an Adman Grandstand TV game 3000, a ZX Spectrum 16k, an Amiga 1200 boxed set, a SEGA Master System, Sony PlayStation versions 1, 2 and 3 and a portable PlayStation, an XBOX 360, a Nintendo Wii, N64, SNES and a Game Boy Color.
“Boxed Amiga games include Monkey Island 2 and Double Dragon and there are a number of vintage Game Boy items,” the spokesperson added.
“Game Boy games are generally not packaged or even undamaged as they tended to be used on the playground and were often damaged in binders or completely lost.”
The sale includes a rare RPG Knight Quest, boxed, estimated at £600-800; a sealed copy of Donkey Kong Land with an estimate of £400-£500; a sealed Wario Land II, with an RRP of £200-£300 and Bart & The Beanstalk, which is boxed and has an estimate of £300-£400. There is also a Pokémon Crystal from Game Boy Color. The Pokemon Trading Cards in the auction include a full base set worth £300-£400, as well as a Jungle set and a Fossil set.
Vintage comics range from original X-Men editions, including several first appearances of Apocalypse, Kitty Pride, and Emma Frost, to Spiderman, including The Green Goblin’s Last Stand, and Avengers comics, including early Falcon and Snape appearances.
The auction also includes high-end audio equipment such as a Garrard 301 turntable with Goldring Lenco tonearm – which is expected to sell for around £1,000 – and Quad amplifiers and speakers, set to fetch several hundred of books. The latest lot is a 1939 Rock-Ola ST39 jukebox that plays 78rpm records and is valued between £800 and £1,200.
The Richard Winterton Auctioneers games and hi-fi sale is now live at https://bid.richardwinterton.co.uk/auctions/8188/srric10297 The sale starts closing at 10am on Monday 30th May.
People can book to view in person at the Lichfield Auction Centre, Wood End Lane, Fradley Park, from now until Friday May 27.
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