Tuesday, April 11, 2017

America’s Oldest Comic Book Shop

Rod of Golden Age Collectibles
Rod, the owner of Golden Age Collectibles at Pike Place Market.

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Sure, you can find comic book stores just about anywhere, but to find the oldest one, you’ll need to take a trip to the Pike Place Market where you’ll find Rod at Golden Age Collectibles. Golden Age boasts of not only being Seattle’s oldest comic book shop, but America’s! The store has been in its same location (#401 on the lower level) since 1971 selling movie scripts, Funko Pop Vinyl figures, 1-sheets, posters, life-size standees, 8x10 photos of stars, vintage Star Wars toys, and a whole lot more. They carry over a quarter of a million back issues of various comics to help collector complete their collection. But you don’t need to be a comic book fan to enjoy this store. Everyone is friendly and there is so much to look at.

Golden Age Collectables is also open to buying merchandise from customers too depending on what you have to sell. Vintage Star Wars toys and comics from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s are always in demand, but they recommend that you set up an appointment with Rod or Tony to look over your wares. Have something really unique? Give them a call and see if they would like to see it.

Golden Age Collectibles is located at 1501 Pike Place in Seattle 98101. They are open Sunday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, give them a call at (206) 622-9799 or visit their website.