Buying and selling vintage collectibles banner


There’s nothing better for us to receive than the good word of a happy client or customer. Here are just a few examples:


Truly a treasure trove where deals abound…

“I had a wonderful experience selling some of my vintage toys and comics to Pete and crew at Back to the Past! They were kind to speak with me at length on the phone, schedule a mutually convenient time for drop off, and provided a great offer with a fast turnaround! Even as I’m trying to purge my collection before moving out of state, I couldn’t resist picking up a few new items from their awesome showroom — truly a treasure trove where deals abound!”


I can’t thank you enough…You guys did an amazing job…

“I wanted to take a minute to talk about what a great job you guys did for me recently. I purchased $5,000 worth of books from you guys at a recent auction. Even though I purchased from you before and you’ve always done a great job on shipping, I was rather concerned about getting these books in good condition. I order a lot of graphic novels from auction houses all over the country and I’ve had some issues with other sellers. I received the 20 boxes of books each weighing approximately 35 lbs. I’ve got to tell you this was the greatest packing job I have ever seen. You guys did an amazing job. Every single box of books made it in perfect condition. I can’t thank you enough, I was really sweating it. I will be purchasing more soon. Thank you!”


We feel you all went WAY above and beyond…

“We feel so blessed we found you and you were willing to help us out. We feel you all went WAY above and beyond helping us and getting the best prices for everything. We were at our weakest and most vulnerable and you all stepped up to help and protect us as well as make this process so much easier for us. No business takes that kind of risk or cares that much! You all are a HUGE exception!! We felt 100% trust for you and felt so unbelievably lucky that our paths crossed. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all your help, support, empathy, kindness, support, and trust. We feel like our brother would have been very happy and honored with how you handled his life’s collection and what you got for it.”

Betsy K.
Katy, TX

Such reasonable shipping and handling rates…

“Thanks for charging such reasonable shipping and handling rates. It’s nice to deal with a company that isn’t trying to gouge folks on the shipping and handling costs… as several others do routinely.”

Lisa M.
Antioch, TN

I love your auctions…

“I love your auctions and have gotten some great items from you. I hope you have many more auctions of this type coming up this year. Your packing is excellent and I appreciate the items being individually packaged.”

Denise C.
Tampa, FL

4 stars to you and your crew…

“Got my package today. 4 stars to you and your crew. Everything arrived in Florida just fine. Thanks again for the great service!”

Kenny R.

Always an adventure walking into your store…

“It’s always an adventure walking into your store. It’s always that odd mystery as to what may be found hiding in the rows of cardboard boxes which hold unimaginable treasure or horror, almost like a great Lovecraft tale.”

Eric B.

Your store became my hero…

“I just want to say thanks’ again for helping me find some issues from DC’s 1987 miniseries Phantom Stranger and DEMON. I was all over town looking for these titles and your store became my hero of the day!”

Mike P.
Modesto, CA

Back to the Past is the best overall location I’ve seen yet…

“Over the last 20 years, I’ve visited tons of comics/pop culture shops in at least 16 states (including over a half dozen in my current area) and Toronto, Canada. I can honestly say that Back to the Past is the best overall location I’ve seen yet. (They’ve ruined me for other stores.)”

Kevin J.
Detroit, MI

They’ve got just about everything…

“What a great store. As the name implies, they’ve got just about everything retro here, not just comics. Paperbacks, used DVDs, action figures, posters, lunchboxes, vintage magazines… more pop culture ephemera than you can shake a stick at. Dudes are super-friendly, too.”

Dean A.
Southfield, MI

A great place to escape from boredom and drudgery.

“The Back to the Past crew never hesitates to discuss topics relating to art, comics, sci-fi, television and all the very essences of fandom with any and all customers that happen to be fortunate enough to straddle through their doors. A great place to escape from boredom and drudgery.”

John R.
Farmington, MI

Far more than just your average comic book store…

“The selection of merchandise is vast and keeps growing. This is far more than just your average comic book store. They have a selection of non-comic book, but pop culture-related merchandise that matches, if not exceeds their comic merchandise!”

Robert H.
Jefferson City, MO

A breath of fresh air from an auction company…

“Thank you for combining shipping from two auctions. That is a breath of fresh air from an auction company. We appreciate it!”

Heather M.
New York, NY

Thank you very much…

“Thank you very much for your careful packaging. There was no way the book was going to get damaged during transit!”

Matt L.
Lansing, MI

My absolute favorites to buy from…

“You guys are my absolute favorites to buy from on Proxibid as you have some great auctions, you really know how to pack collectibles safely, and I am consistently impressed with all that you do.”

Craig S.
Garden C ity, MI

I love Back to the Past so much…

“I love Back to the Past so much, because of the excellent staff interaction (aka customer service). They have always been friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and fully committed to completing customer requests.”

Michael R.
Oklahoma, USA

This is how online auctions should be run!

“Some of the highest grade comics I’ve purchased through a Proxibid auction. Great experience with this auctioneer who is also responsive to e-mail questions. This is how online auctions should be run!”


This list provides a sample of collections we’ve bought and sold. It’s merely a fraction of the vintage collectibles we handle.

  • 8MM Films
  • Action Figures
  • Advertising Signs
  • Archival Supplies
  • Batman Action Figures
  • Beer Signs
  • Bettie Page Magazines
  • Bronze Age Comic Books
  • Celebrity Autographs
  • Celebrity Posters
  • Clocks
  • Coins
  • Collectible Glassware
  • Collectible Toys
  • Comic Books
  • Figurines
  • Film Props
  • Gold & Silver Coins
  • Golden Age Comic Books
  • Historical Paper
  • Looney Tunes Glassware
  • Lunchboxes
  • Magazines
  • Marx Playsets
  • Memorabilia
  • Mickey Mouse Watches
  • Movie Posters
  • Movie Stills
  • Music Posters
  • Original Art
  • Pinball Tables
  • Plush Toys
  • Rock and Roll Memorabilia
  • Silver Age Comic Books
  • Simpsons Dioramas
  • Star Trek Models
  • Star Wars Vehicles
  • T-shirts
  • Vintage Men’s Magazines
  • Vintage Ephemera
  • Vintage Photos
  • Vintage Toys
  • Vinyl Records
  • X-Men Statues
  • And much, much more!


Cool People With Cool Stuff!

Purveyors of the Best in Vintage Collectibles Since 1990

When you step into our Wixom headquarters it’s obvious that we possess a relentless passion for vintage treasures. You’ll always find something new in our live weekly online auctions and on our massive eBay store, with new inventory listed every week!

If you’re looking to make some cash or do some trading with your comic books, figurines, vinyl, magazines or just about any vintage collectibles or memorabilia, we’d love to meet you.

Come and visit! You’ll feel right at home.