As a child, I quickly learned to tell the difference between first editions, reprints and special issues.
Rik Lok has collected comics since he was a boy and, in his own words, only learned to read properly by devouring comics. He learned very early on how to quickly tell the difference between first editions, reprints and special issues. He was fascinated and started trading and selling in order to expand and improve his collection. In the meantime, Rik was also asked to appraise and purchase comics for a specialty comic shop. He has written for various publications about his comic strip research, and over the years he has seen both his knowledge and network grow considerably.
Rik has now turned his hand to working as an auctioneer at Catawiki. He can assess comics very quickly using his knowledge and experience. Is it a special edition, what exact year is it from and... what is it worth? He regularly consults his extensive collection of catalogues and files, with ads from the 30s up to the late 80s, to properly research the lots.
Ends Sunday from 20:00 CET onwards
Visit the auction
1. Seller registration
Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.
2. Submit items
Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.
3. The thrill of auction
Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!
4. Make money safely
You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.