What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Queen and Sherbourne/Then and Now

The north side of Queen, east of Sherbourne.

478417_412265672136202_225664125_oI think the butcher shop in the top picture is now the Acadia Bookstore and the Butcher’s has moved east.

Screen shot 2014-02-17 at 10.15.00 AMThree of the best preserved storefronts in the City.Screen shot 2014-02-17 at 10.18.49 AMBack in the late 1960’s the Acadia also carried a good selection on vintage comic books and my dad would often take me down on the weekend.

I’m sure I was offered a copy of Superman # 1 for $100.00…..

I was a kid with no money and my Dad wasn’t prepared to spend  a week’s wage (Possibly) on an old comic book.

$100.00 in 1969 would be equal to $620.00 today.

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3 responses

  1. Mark Moore

    Or maybe $100.00 in 1969 would be worth a lot more today, assuming the # 1 Superman is worth $____ today !!!

    February 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  2. Bruce Chown

    Hello Greg.

    If that is a true memory about Superman No. 1, then we both lost out . As Mark says, it would be worth a small fortune today. I don’t remember that event, but you may well be correct that I turned it down.

    As I’ve told you, in one of my regular rants about the complexity of the current Canadian tax system, I have retained a copy of every one of my tax returns since I started working full-time in 1955. The first one was one page and contained about six entries. Looking back at those for 1968 to 1971, I see my total after-tax income in 1971 was about $13,500 or $260 a week. A little better than your estimate, but still not enough for me to splurge $100 on a comic book when that same amount would keep us in groceries for a month.

    Cheers.

    Dad.

    February 18, 2014 at 12:11 am

  3. I have to agree that it would have been to much money to spend… but still.
    The last sale of Superman 1 was close to $500,000.00

    February 18, 2014 at 12:18 am

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