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Thursday, May 7, 2009

----- Selling Comic Art -----

We've decided to sell our collection of Comic Art. The auction house will be picking up the art next week. If there is an item of interest, please email me at by Monday.

Here are some items of note and the estimated hammer price: One of the earliest known Flash Gordon (60-90k); Little Nemo (30-60k); Peanuts (18-35k); Superman (8-12k); Prince Valiant (3-5k); Mandrake (3-8k); Tiny Tim (2-5k); Snow White (1-5k); Newlyweds (1-3k); Tarzan (1-3k); Cinderella (1-2k).

Alex Raymond "Flash Gordon" (1935)

From “Flash Gordon” Sunday strip by Alex Raymond (1935). A pen & ink Sunday section and the matching color printed page. One of the oldest known “Flash Gordon” strips remaining. Characters include: Witch Queen, Flash Gordon, Khan, Dale, Zug, Azura - Queen of Magic, “Syk” [Item, pen & ink: 19”W x 29”H; Frame: 27”W x 37”H; Item, color page: 10”W x 14”H; Framed: 16”W x 21”H] Acquired 2004. SeqID-1265 Updated: 8/7/2005


Windsor McCay "Little Nemo" (1906)

From “Little Nemo” (1906). From “Little Nemo” (1906) by Windsor McCay. An early pen & ink strip produced only 14 months after the strip's introduction. After 1909, McCay became districted by other projects and the quality of the strip weakened. The strip is unusual in that it has Little Nemo and in Princess in every panel of the page. In addition, this strip includes an "Eternal Theme" -- Santa Claus in his Toyland with his Elves, lists of 'good boys and girls' and getting ready to depart for his annual Christmas deliveries. [Image: 2 @ 22”W x 16”H; Frame: 30”w x 38”H] Acquired 2004. SeqID-1267 Updated: 7/26/2005

Seller’s Comments: The first thing you want from an original McCay is an early Sunday Page -- you know the early artwork is 'pure' McCay. After 1909 it generally starts to get a little weaker. This is only 14 months into the Strip. The other thing you want is graphics -- this has that as well and big time. That full top panel with the Sleigh and Reindeer is just amazing, as is the artwork in every panel on this (almost) 100 year old Sunday page. Look at the bottom panel -- incredible detail. This strip has 'Little Nemo' and the 'Princess' in every panel of the page. Plus, it has something more that I know you'll appreciate -- an Eternal Theme -- ''Santa Claus'' in his Toyland with his Elves and lists of 'good boys and girls' and getting ready to fly-off to do his annual Christmas deliveries. And a great image of 'Santa' and of both of 'Nemo's' Parents. It's a "KEY" page.

Charles Schulz "Peanuts" (1990)

From “Peanuts” (1990) by Charles Schulz. An original pen & ink done by Charles Schulz for a Sunday cartoon. Image shows Sally and Snoopy, with a general discussion of food. Signed by Charles Schulz. "Good Grief -- I almost forgot…" was the title. Copyright United Features Syndicate/Charles Schulz. [Image: 24.25"W x 17"H; Frame: 32.5”W x 25”H] SeqID-0529 7/28/2005


Joe Shuster Signed Oversized "Superman" (1943)

From Siegel & Shuster’s “Superman” (1943) -- Pen & Ink Sunday page signed by artist Joe Shuster a few years before he became blind. Matching color printed page. Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster “Superman” Sunday page. This not only has Superman, but Lois Lane, Perry White and Clark Kent in it as well. [Frame: 29”W x 37”H; Images: 2 @ 20”W x 13.5”H -- Sunday color: Frame: 16”W x 20”H; Image: 9.5”W x 13.5”H] Acquired 2004. SeqID-1147 Updated: 7/27/2005


Harold Foster "Prince Valiant" (1958)

From “Prince Valiant” (1958) by Harold Foster. A Sunday pen and ink with brush on paper of Prince Valiant signed in the lower right panel by the artist, for the partial Sunday dated 11/16/58, with some dust soiling, blue lines to margins, some whiteout otherwise in very good to near fine condition. Bottom right hand panel has most of the main characters showing. King Arthur and Guinivere are rarely seen together. 1958, King Features Syndicate. Acquired 2000. SeqID-0700 8/3/2005


Lee Falk & Phil Davis "Mandrake the Magician" (1944)

From “Mandrake the Magician” (1944) by Lee Falk & Phil Davis. Characters on the page: Mandrake, Sylvia, Sam Jones, Carlo (the Ringmaster), Spike, Gombo (the Giant Gorilla), and Lothar. Seller’s Notes: “Original artwork for a Mandrake Sunday page. 1944, King Features Syndicate, pen and ink with brush on paper, for the Sunday page dated 6/25/44, with slight dust soiling, blue lines to margins, some whiteout otherwise in very good condition.” [Image: 14.5”W x 22.5”H] Acquired 2000. SeqID-0699 11/11/2008

Stanley Link "Tiny Tim" (1935) [Flash Gordon parody]

From Stanley Link’s “Tiny Tim” (1935). From Stanley Link’s “Tiny Tim” (1935). Original pen & ink Sunday page from 1935. This was a 'takeoff' by Stanley Link of “Flash Gordon” that started in mid-1934 by Alex Raymond. Originals from this early story are rare but more then that, there is that great Rocket Ship, the robots and a 'Ming' parity, ETC. Copyright July 21, 1935 Chicago Tribune. Back: Received 1935 May 27 PM 6 27; Publishing date July 21, Cut down by Link, Left art department May 27, checked L.M. Nosse [Item: 20”W x 13.5”H; Frame: 29”W x 22”H] Acquired 2004. SeqID-1181 Updated: 8/3/2005


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1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'm looking for a friend, an elderly man, a Martin Branner page. He wants a page with all the characters, the Winnie Winkle friends (the Branner page must date from 1934 to 1945). Or Mandrake by Phil Davis, Tim Tyler Luck by Lyman Young, the Phantom by Ray Moore,

    Could you help me, please ?