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2003 March Comics Signature Sale
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Session 7
Original Illustration Art
2001 Andy Aldridge - Attributed - Original Advertising Illustration (1960-1965). Published as an industrial advertisement, this work is expertly rendered in gouache and mixed media on heavy paper, and measures approximately 15 x 18. Not Sold.
2002 Andy Aldridge - Attributed - Original Advertising Illustration (1960-1965). Published as an advertisement for Sunoco Oil, this illustration is rendered in acrylics on paper, measuring approximately 20 x 15.5. Not Sold.
2003 Neysia Allan - Original Pulp Magazine Cover Art (1930). A rare romance pulp cover original for All-Story - Love Stories of the American Girl, published June, 1930. This is also unique, as the illustrated portion is fully colored and most of the covers that have surfaced of this pulp are rendered in black and white (color was later added by the publisher). This is executed in pen-and-ink and watercolor on board, and it is matted (30 x 23.5) with an approximate sight size of 22 x 15.5. It is signed lower left, Neysia Allan; this is possibly a pseudonym for the artist Dorothy Flacks, who did a number of covers for the All-Story romance pulps. Sold for: $920.00.
2004 Courtney Allen (1896-1969) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1925-1930). Courtney Allen began his work in illustration at an early age; in the years following, his work was published in many of the national magazines, including Saturday Evening Post. He also created numerous illustrations which appeared in books. An impressive pulp-like detective image by Allen, this painting was probably published as a magazine story illustration that appeared in a national magazine. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 30 x 30 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $747.50.
2005 Courtney Allen (1896-1969) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1930). This arctic adventure image by Courtney Allen was, most likely, a magazine story illustration. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 22 x 38 and is signed lower right. Aside from a few small areas of paint loss, it is in very well preserved condition. Sold for: $432.00.
2006 American Illustrator - Original Advertising Art (c.1930). An intricately detailed illustration of a circa 1930 Lincoln automobile ad, rendered by an extremely proficient artist. It is executed in watercolor and pen-and-ink on paper (attached to board). It measures approximately 12.5 x 17 and is dated 1-2-30. Original vintage car advertisements from this period are exceedingly uncommon. Not Sold.
2007 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1954). This tastefully matted and framed illustration was painted in 1954 for the book Nightmare In Copenhagen by Hedi Freybe under the pseudonym Martha Albrand. The book was successful enough to be made into a teleplay, and to be reprinted in 1980. We are unable to attribute the artist of this piece, but it has a lovely green and brown color scheme. The illustration conveys the feeling of classic movie star types like William Holden and Eva Marie Saint involved in a 1950s East vs. West scientific spy story. There is a light discoloration along the left edge of the image due to some water soaking through the back of the painting. This, luckily, does little to distract you from appreciating this small jewel. Rendered in gouache and mixed medial on board, with an image size measuring approximately 8.5 x 8.5. Not Sold.
2008 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1963). Original paperback cover art, published as Ace #D-579 - Hootenanny Nurse, by Suzanne Roberts. The cover caption reads: "He brought a new song to her heart." Executed in gouache on board, measuring 22 x 15 with an approximate image size of 15 x 13. The paperback cover for this book is reproduced in The Great American Paperback (Richard A. Lupoff) on page 214. A color copy of the cover is included. Sold for: $218.50.
2009 American Illustrator - Original Advertising Art (c.1940). A lively, detailed illustration of a "Copacabana" type nightclub. Most likely published as a travel advertisement. Expertly rendered in gouache on board, framed (15 x 26) with sight size of approximately 9 x 17. Sold for: $540.50.
2010 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1970). Original paperback cover art for a nurse/romance paperback published by Manor Books, most likely in the late '60s or early '70s. Executed in gouache on board, it measures approximately 22 x 15.5. This is possibly the work of artist Daryl Greene, who produced numerous paperback covers during this period. Not Sold.
2011 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1970). Original paperback cover, most likely published as one of Ace's espionage paperback covers. Executed in gouache on board, it measures 30 x 20 with an approximate image size of 21 x 16. Not Sold.
2012 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1970). Paperback cover art published as Paperback Library #63-496 - Eight Against Utopia, by Douglas R. Mason. Nicely executed in acrylics on board, framed (30 x 19), with a sight size of approximately 28 x 17. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Not Sold.
2013 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1971). Original gothic paperback cover art, published as Belmont #B75-2089 - Death Hall, by Mary Reisner. Rendered in gouache on board, and measuring approximately 19.5 x 14.5. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Sold for: $178.25.
2014 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1965-1970). Original paperback cover, most likely published as an Ace book. Executed in gouache on board, measuring 27 x 17. This is possibly the work of Mitchell Hooks. Not Sold.
2015 American Illustrator - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1971). This vivid illustration was published in the March, 1958 issue of For Men Only, and accompanied the story, Left-Hand Tommy. Superbly rendered in gouache on board, it measures 16 x 25, and is signed lower right. The talented artist's name is noted on the back of the board, but is indecipherable. Not Sold.
2016 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1968). Original paperback cover published as Ace #F-120 - Gunmen Can't Hide, by Jack Bickham. It is executed in gouache on board and measures 23 x17. There is a two-inch break in the upper middle of the board but it does not enter the image area and could be completely matted out. This painting is possibly the work of Rudy Nappi, who did many covers for Ace during this period. Sold for: $506.00.
2017 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1968). Original paperback cover art, published as Macfadden-Bartell #50-456 - Hotel Nurse, by Ruth Dorset. Executed in mixed media on board, measuring 15 x 9.5. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Sold for: $140.76.
2018 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1970). Original paperback cover painting, published as Pyramid #V3758 - The Shadow Market, by Netta Muskett. It is rendered in gouache on board, framed (21 x 17) with a sight size of approximately 14 x 10. A photo of the paperback cover is included. Sold for: $143.75.
2019 Ronald Anderson (1886-1926) Original Illustration Art (c.1920). Ronald Anderson painted covers for many of the national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, McCall's, and Woman's Home Companion. Anderson most often chose elegant, captivating women of the period as his subjects. This offering is a splendid example of the artist's painterly style; the canvas is rich with texture and color, and the woman is demure, yet alluring. Overall, there is a peaceful, homespun quality to the painting which makes for a beautiful rendering by Anderson. It was most likely reproduced as a magazine cover, but could have easily have been published as a calendar print. Executed in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 22 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $2,300.00.
2020 Victor C. Anderson (1882-1937) Original Magazine Cover Art (c.1920). Victor Anderson's warm, bucolic paintings graced numerous covers of such national magazines as Collier's Weekly, The Country Gentleman, Woman's Home Companion, and the original Life. He also created illustrations for children's books, but some of his most memorable works depicted circus life and performers. Though at first glance this offering evokes the feeling of a foreign country, on closer inspection one sees another rider in the background atop what is certainly a circus elephant. The foreground procession is a fine example of Anderson's painterly style and is executed in oil on canvas board. This original painting is rich in color and texture, and considering the almost blank area at the top, it was most likely used as a cover for a national magazine. It measures 24 x 18 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $1,092.50.
2021 Rolf Armstrong (1890-1960) Original Pin-up Study (c.1940). Rolf Armstrong is revered among artists and fans alike for his contributions in the field of pin-up and glamour art. During his illustrious career, his paintings graced the covers of numerous national periodicals; among the most memorable were his exceptional pastel portraits of movie stars for Photoplay and Screenland magazines. His work for the calendar company Brown & Bigelow may be one of his greatest legacies to admirers of glamour art. Armstrong was one of the first major artists to work for the St. Paul, Minnesota calendar company, and his contributions over the years remain some of the most cherished and collected images in the field. This offering is a large and impressive unsigned study by Armstrong, and believed to be posed by one of his most famous models, Jewel Flowers. It is rendered in charcoal and mixed media on paper (on board) and measures 36 x 27. For reasons that surely served the artist's purposes, the portion of the model's head (from the neck up) was neatly cut and pasted here. There are some small areas of water staining to the bottom edge of the board and some creasing to the paper/board itself (the largest area affected is in the middle near the models crossed knee) but they do not detract from the image. Overall, this remains an impressive preliminary work by one of the most important artists in glamour art. Not Sold.
2022 Bill Baker - Attributed - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1950). Bill Baker was an extremely talented illustrator whose work quite often appeared in The American Weekly. This painting, published as a story illustration in 1950 for The American Weekly magazine, is attributed to Baker. Expertly rendered in oil on board, it is matted (28.5 x 22) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 16. Sold for: $540.50.
2023 McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) Magazine Story Illustration (c.1930). An accomplished illustrator, McClelland Barclay's work appeared in many of the major magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and The Country Gentleman. His "Body by Fisher" ads for General Motors are memorable examples of his work in advertising. He contributed numerous posters and illustrations for the war effort during World War II before being lost at sea while serving with the Navy in the Pacific. This painting, a story illustration which is believed to have been published in Cosmopolitan magazine, is rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 29.5 x 40. It is signed lower-middle left. Regarding the signature: the artist's last name is quite faint, but his first name is clearly legible. Not Sold.
2024 Walter Martin Baumhofer (1904-1987) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1954). Walter M. Baumhofer did extensive work for the pulps, creating memorable images in several genres; notably, his paintings for the Doc Savage series. He later illustrated for a number of the national magazines including Collier's, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Argosy. This dynamic story illustration was published as a two-page spread in Argosy Magazine, March, 1954, to accompany the story The Skull-Crackers. Noted on the back of the canvas is an American Artist label that notes (in part): "The Hurling Match... Argosy Magazine painted by Walter Baumhofer." Also noted is the original working title of the story, "The Gentle Art of Hurling." The painting is executed in oil on canvas, it is framed (25 x 41.5) with an approximate sight size of 17 x 34, and is signed twice: once on the painting (lower right) and again on the back of the canvas under the label. For those not up on their Irish sport games, "hurling" is a form of Gaelic football but is played with a smaller ball and a hockey-like batting wood, called the "hurley." A photo showing the published version is included. Provenance: This painting was obtained from the artist's estate. Not Sold.
2025 Walter Martin Baumhofer (1904-1987) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1957). This extremely powerful composition by Baumhofer appeared as a two-page illustration in the January, 1957 issue of Argosy magazine. It skillfully sets the mood for the desert adventure tale, One Came Back, by Robert Crichton. This impressive illustration is painted in oil on board, nicely framed (26 x 44.5) with a sight size of approximately 18 x 36.5, and is signed lower left. A photo showing the published story is included. Not Sold.
2026 Walter Martin Baumhofer (1904-1987) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1940). Walter M. Baumhofer illustrated for a number of the national magazines, including Collier's, Cosmopolitan, Liberty, The American Magazine, and Argosy. This painting appeared as a story illustration in one of the aforementioned publications, with the following caption, "Ellen moved in cloud of glory through languorous Washington evenings -- but only in her letters home." Notations on the back of the canvas list the story title, Merry-Go-Round; however, these were often changed and this could an early working title. The painting is executed in oil on canvas, it measures 28 x 20, and is signed upper right. A photo showing the published page is included. Sold for: $1,437.50.
2027 Walter Martin Baumhofer (1904-1987) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1936). A powerful illustration by Baumhofer, published in Liberty magazine, November 28, 1936. It accompanied the story, Legion of Lost Souls, by Captain W.J. Blackledge, " ...A Firsthand Story of Tragic Gallipoli Mounts to a Vivid Climax." The painting is executed in oil grisaille on canvas, framed (26 x 45) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 40, and is signed and dated lower right. An issue of the Liberty magazine is included. Provenance: This painting was obtained from the artist's estate. Sold for: $1,449.00.
2028 Walter Martin Baumhofer (1904-1987) Original Calendar Art (1950). An extremely versatile artist, Walter Baumhofer illustrated a myriad of subject matters, including a famous series of fun-loving-bears-run-amok that were published as popular calendar prints. This entry in the series finds another family's camping trip whimsically interrupted by the mischievous bears. Most will remember Baumhofer for his covers painted for the Doc Savage series of pulps; he also illustrated for numerous national magazines including Collier's, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Argosy. This painting is executed in oil on canvas, measures 26 x 35 and is signed lower left. A delightful painting by this talented illustrator. Sold for: $1,437.50.
2029 Walter Martin Baumhofer (1904-1987) Original Magazine Cover Art (1952). This action-packed logging cover is one of best Walter Baumhofer ever created for Argosy. Published as the cover for the May, 1952 issue, this painting is rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 32 x 26 and is signed lower left. A photo showing the published version of the cover is included. Sold for: $1,782.50.
2030 Charlotte Becker - Original Calendar Art (c.1930). A superb example of Charlotte Becker's "babies series" that were published as popular calendar prints. Splendidly rendered in oil on canvas board, it measures 30 x 20 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $920.00.
2031 Harry Beckoff (1901-1979) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1939). Harry Beckhoff's skillful, singular, and generally lighthearted illustrations were published in a number of national publications. This delightful example appeared in the October, 1939 issue of Cosmopolitan, with the story, The Candid Candidate, by Jack Goodman and Albert Rice. The accompanying caption reads, "You could have heard a pin drop when Larry tipped up a bottle in the middle of his speech to the Lady Fighters Against John Barleycorn." The painting is rendered in watercolor and mixed media on board, it is matted (16.5 x 28) with an approximate sight size of 14 x 22.5, and it is signed lower left. An issue of the magazine is included. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2032 Frank C. Bensing (1893-1983) Original Illustration (c.1930). Frank Bensing's illustrations appeared in many of the national periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, American Magazine, Redbook, and The Country Gentleman. This painting by the artist may have been published as a cover or advertising image. It is extremely well rendered in oil on canvas, measures 28 x 20, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2033 Phil Berry - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1941). Phil Berry was an extraordinarily skillful illustrator who painted primarily love and romance themes that appeared regularly in Liberty magazine. He was extremely adept at capturing and conveying the magic, innocence, and heartbreak of young love. This illustration accompanied a story with the (possible) title, Young Girl in the Spring, and was likely published in Liberty magazine. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures 20 x 30, and is signed and dated lower left. Not Sold.
2034 John Bianchi - Original Calendar Art (c.1950). John Bianchi was an accomplished illustrator, evidenced by this rendering of the poet Emily Dickinson. This painting was published as part of a calendar series of famous historical figures. Painted in oil on canvas, it measures 24 x 18. The publisher's original labels, noting subject, title, and artist, are on the back of the canvas. Not Sold.
2035 August Bleser (1898-1966) Original Illustration (c.1930). This is an extremely well rendered illustration by August Bleser, which was published as a magazine illustration in one of the national publications, such as The American Magazine. Executed in gouache on board, it measures 22 x 30, and is signed lower middle-left. Provenance: This painting was obtained from the artist's estate. Not Sold.
2036 August Bleser (1898-1966) Original Illustration (1935-1940). August Bleser created a great number of memorable illustrations which were published in most of the leading magazines in the '30s and '40s. This art deco style golf subject was probably published as an advertising image. It is rendered in gouache on board and is matted (17.5 x 19.5) with an approximate sight size of 11.5 x 13. Provenance: This painting was obtained from the artist's estate. Sold for: $460.00.
2037 Earle K. Bergey - Original Pulp Magazine Cover Art (c.1933). In the 1930s, Bergey produced cover images for such publications as Real Screen Fun, Gay Broadway, and Snappy. He later became well-known for the beauties he created for science fiction pulp magazines, such as Startling Stories, Captain Future, and Planet Stories. This exceptional pulp cover painting for Bedtime Stories is a simply stunning woman who captivates the viewer. Richly painted with a skilled touch of light and shadow, she appears to nearly walk off the canvas. This scarce pulp cover painting is rendered in oil on canvas and measures 30 x 21. Noted on the back upper stretcher is "Winter, Bedtime Stories." Sold for: $4,255.00.
2038 Enoch Bolles - Original Pulp Magazine Cover Art (1930). A captivating art deco image by Enoch Bolles, this painting was published as the cover for Film Fun, May, 1930. The model for this elegant jester was posed by Marion Nixon, a popular Hollywood actress in the '20s and '30s who made the transition from silent movies to "talkies." She appeared in 73 films, among them, "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1925) with Tom Mix, "Charlie Chan's Chance" (1932) with Warner Oland, and she starred as Rebecca in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1932). This offering is a unique glimpse of movie history combined with an outstanding art deco pulp cover by Bolles. Executed in oil on canvas, it measures 24 x 18 and is signed lower right. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 51, fig. 87. An issue of the Film Fun magazine is included. Not Sold.
2039 Reginald Bolles - Original Illustration Art (c.1930). Reginald Bolles was a prominent illustrator in the 1920s and 1930s who produced many magazine covers and calendar images. This painting was most likely reproduced as a cover for one of the national magazines, such as Collier's or Field & Stream. The artist's use of colors in this rendering are especially notable, and would have been one essential ingredient for an eye-catching cover image. It is painted in oil on canvas, measures 30 x 28 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,897.50.
2040 Stan Borack - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1975). Stan Borack had an extensive and successful career in the commercial art field painting advertising images, paperback and magazine covers, and story illustrations for some of the major publications. During the 1950s and 1960s, he created paperback covers for Dell, Monarch, and Lion publishers. Many of his covers were western subjects, but he was adept at painting covers in any genre, as shown by the other Borack originals offered in this auction. This painting is a marvelous example of Borack's skillful work in westerns. Executed in mixed media on board, it measures approximately 20 x 12.5, and is signed lower left. This was possibly published by Avon or Signet books in the middle to late '70s. Sold for: $747.50.
2041 Stan Borack - Original Illustration (1976). This is one of the paintings from a famous series of original western images created by Stan Borack, published as lithographs in 1976. Titled, Warrior in Buffalo Headdress, it is rendered in mixed media on board, measures 18 x 14 and is signed and dated by Borack lower left. Sold for: $579.60.
2042 Stan Borack - Original Paperback Cover Art (1973). This cover art for A. Q. Mowbray's The Operation, published as Signet #451-W5696, is a good example of Borack's tight, photorealistic style. Painted in mixed media on board, it measures approximately 18.5 x 11.5, and is signed lower-middle left. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Sold for: $258.75.
2043 Stan Borack - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1970). Most likely published by Avon or Signet books in the early '70s, this Borack cover art is rendered in mixed media on board, and measures approximately 18 x 11. It is signed lower right. Sold for: $253.00.
2044 Stan Borack - Original Paperback Cover Art (1965-1970). A superb example of Borack's work in the detective genre, this was most likely published by Avon or Warner's Books in the late '60s or early '70s. Expertly rendered in mixed media on board, it measures approximately 17.5 x 11 and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2045 Stan Borack - Original Paperback Cover Art (1974). A skillful collage of violent images makes up this cover art by Borack, which was published as Warner's Books #59-267 - The Man Who Dealt in Blood, by George Wolk. Rendered in mixed media on board, it measures approximately 19 x 12, and is signed lower left. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Not Sold.
2046 Stan Borack - Original Paperback Cover Art (1970). A New York gang leader who "defies both cops and the mafia" is proficiently depicted by Borack for this Avon paperback cover. It was published as Avon #V2346 - Rififi in New York, by Auguste LeBreton. Rendered in oil on board, it measures approximately 20 x 12, and is signed middle right. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Not Sold.
2047 Stan Borack - Attributed - Original Paperback Cover Art (1982). Original romance cover art, published as Silhouette Special Editions #2 - Intimate Strangers, by Brooke Hastings. Rendered in acrylics on board, it measures 22 x 15, and is signed 'Spivak' lower right. This is believed to be a pseudonym used by Stan Borack, whose name is noted on the back of the board. A complete issue of the paperback book is included. Not Sold.
2048 George Brehm (1878-1966) - Attributed - Original Story Illustration (c.1930). George Brehm is well remembered for his talent in illustrating stories about children. No doubt his small-town upbringing lent to his gift of conveying these images with an openness and honesty that touched the viewer. His covers and interior illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post are some of the finest examples of the artist's work. This offering, attributed to Brehm, depicts a young boy surrounded by historical figures and places; he is obviously enthralled by what he is learning. Note that there is a radio in the background, but that the images are rising from the book in front of him -- a wonderful testament to the knowledge, power, and adventure of reading. This image was most likely published as a story illustration. It is rendered in charcoal on board, and measures approximately 22 x 28. Not Sold.
2049 George Brehm (1878-1966) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1934). This action-packed illustration by George Brehm was published in the July, 1934 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. It accompanied the story, How Far is it to Hollywood? by Bess Streeter Aldrich, concerning two young star-struck girls, one of whom "had a boyish haircut and imagined herself the great Garbo." The image appeared with the following caption: "The two girls hung on tightly as the bandits' car gathered speed. They heard the men arguing excitedly about the plan to be followed. And then Emma-Jo had an idea!" It is rendered in charcoal on board, and measures 40 x 30, with an approximate image size of 35 x 20. It is signed middle-left. Not Sold.
2050 Al Brule - Original Calendar Painting (1950-1955). Al Brule's talents are evident in many areas of illustration. Perhaps best remembered for his pin-ups of well-proportioned women, he was just as adept in the areas of advertisement, story illustration, and calendar art -- which this charming painting of the latter category clearly shows. As part of the "safety series" of paintings produced in the 1950s, the friendly policeman and wholesome children were the fundamental elements of these extremely popular calendar subjects. An excellent example of the genre by Brule, this painting is rendered in oil on board, measures 30 x 31.5, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,092.50.
2051 Frederick Sands Brunner (1886-1954) Original Calendar Art (c.1930). A skillful illustrator, F. Sands Brunner painted for many of the national magazines throughout his career, including cover paintings in the mid-1930s for The Saturday Evening Post. His subjects were most often wholesome images of beautiful women or children, as depicted in this offering, which was published as a calendar print by the Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company. This is a marvelous example of the warm and tender images that were so enormously popular -- selling thousands of calendars in their time and still cherished by collectors today. Nicely rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 30 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2052 Alfred Leslie Buell (1910-1996) Original Pin-up Painting (c.1940). For nearly three decades Al Buell contributed his considerable talents to the field of commercial illustration, most notably in his creations of pin-up art. Beginning with the Gerlach-Barklow Calendar Company in the late 1930s, Buell's playful, sexy pin-up girls eventually brought him to the attention of Brown & Bigelow, where he produced numerous pin-up and glamour images for the famous Minnesota calendar company. As his career progressed, he also produced work for some of the major advertisers, story illustrations for several national magazines, and a number of paperback covers. This is one of the finest examples of Buell's work for Gerlach-Barklow and, as a tennis image, is extremely uncommon subject matter in the world of pin-ups. This lovely lady, who seems to be exhibiting a rather unsportsmanlike advantage, is cleverly titled "A Backward Miss." It is rendered in oil on board, measures 22 x 16 and is signed lower right. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 107, fig. 211. Sold for: $1,296.00.
2053 Gilbert Bundy (1911-1955) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1950). Gilbert Bundy left his indelible imprint on the world of illustration with his work for Esquire magazine in the 1930s. His success continued with appearances in a number of national periodicals and major advertising campaigns. As a combat artist in World War II, he was involved in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and other actions in the Pacific. This illustration accompanied a story in The Saturday Evening Post titled, The Lavish McTavish. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures 28 x 22, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,322.50.
2054 Paul C. Burns (1910-1990) Group Lot of 4 Original Preliminary Illustrations (1959). This is a unique offering and glimpse into the genesis of a magazine story illustration. A renowned illustrator, Paul C. Burns, created numerous covers and scores of magazine illustrations for many of the national publications, including American Magazine and The Ladies' Home Journal. These four preliminaries reveal the creative progression leading up to a single, final illustration to accompany the story, Happy New Year, by Lenore Turovlin, published in the January, 1959 issue of The Ladies' Home Journal. All four are fully finished preliminary works; two are in color; and two have notes from the artist to the art editor. For example, the final preliminary, which is the closest to the published image, has the following notation to the art editor along the bottom edge: "Bill - In a finish of this I would plan the use of a little more solid painting technique in the flesh tones, rather than a wash." Each of the four originals is rendered in pencil and mixed media ( two in color, two in black and white), and all four are on boards that measure 15 x 20. Each of the four preliminaries is signed. Also included in this lot are three of the original model photographs used by Burns, and an issue of the The Ladies' Home Journal where the story, with its final version of the illustration, appeared. Sold for: $253.00.
2055 H. Garrido - Original Illustration (1955-1965). Most likely published as a magazine cover or travel ad, the artist capably captures the high-spirited mood of a New Orleans jazz band. Expertly rendered in oil on board, it measures approximately 21 x 21 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $552.00.
2056 Cayea - Original Paperback Cover Art (1968). Original gothic paperback cover published as Belmont B75-2098 - The Long And Living Shadow, by Daoma Winston. An unusual and interesting rendering by the artist. Painted in acrylics on board, measuring 15 x 11 and signed lower right. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Sold for: $124.20.
2057 Benton Clark (1895-1964) Original Illustration (c.1920). Benton Clark is best remembered for his work in western illustration. Much influenced by the work of Fredric Remington and Harvey Dunn, Clark's images are dramatic and lively representations of the old west and its inhabitants. He produced numerous magazine covers and illustrations throughout his career for such publications as Liberty, The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and Blue Book. This early painting, believed to have been published as a magazine cover, exhibits more of a Rockwell-like influence. A kindly gentleman, perhaps a grandfather, cutting a young boy's hair at home. It is rendered in oil on board, measures 24 x 18 and is signed and dated lower right. Not Sold.
2058 Walter Appleton Clark (1876-1906) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1900). A brilliant and resourceful illustrator, Walter Appleton Clarke created poignant and lasting images throughout his brief career. Fortunately, Scribner's magazine discovered his talent when he was only nineteen. Clark worked exclusively for the prestigious publication for several years, and later contributed his skillful renderings to Harper's and Collier's magazines. This impassioned example of his magazine illustration was created to accompany the story, The Wolf of the City, with the (possible) caption, "The woman had caught herself upon the edge of the table, and with that for a support was working towards him." The story title, along with several page notations and text quotes, are noted on the back of the board. This illustration was most likely published in Scribner's or Harper's magazine. Rendered in watercolor on board, it measures 23 x 17.5, and is signed lower middle. There is some staining visible in a few areas of the art, but it in no way detracts from the overall image. William Appleton Clark died at the age of thirty, having painted for only ten years; consequently, original works by him are exceedingly uncommon. Not Sold.
2059 Forest Clough - Original Pin-up Painting (1955-1960). Forest Clough painted pin-up images for two calendar companies in the Midwest. This vivacious baseball girl possesses the distinction of looking great in her uniform and having the ability to play in high heels! Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 24 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,407.60.
2060 Cloutier - Original Illustration (c.1965). Little is known about the artist of this enormous original painting. The composition is similar to several classic Norman Rockwell images: presenting a mix of American races gathered together sharing a common belief or interest. The spectators seem to be focused on a speaker or procession, with the central character representing the average (rural) American of the period. The painting is rendered in oil on canvas and measures a large 60 x 42. It is signed lower right and is in excellent condition. This may have been a private commission, perhaps to be used as poster or advertisement in the artist's local community. Sold for: $1,437.50.
2061 Robert H. Coen - Original Advertising Painting (1950-1960). An accomplished and desirable boating advertisement, most likely for Chris-Craft Boats. Original illustration paintings in this genre of advertising are quite uncommon. Rendered in oil on canvas board, it measures 26 x 22 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $471.50.
2062 C. L. Cole - Original Advertising Painting (1924). An excellent, early men's fashion ad. Painted in oil on canvas, framed (31 x 23.5) with a sight size of approximately 25 x 17.5. It is signed by the artist and dated February, 1924. Not Sold.
2063 Howard Connolly - Original Illustration (1936-1940). Howard Connolly was known for his glamour art images, which were published as interior illustration and covers in Collier's and other national publications. He was also commissioned, in 1946, to paint the reigning Miss America's portrait. One of Connolly's greatest artistic influences was the work of Rolf Armstrong. This painting is a reproduction rendered by Howard Connolly of a 1936 Rolf Armstrong College Humor magazine cover. Connolly so admired the cover that he made this copy for himself and it remained in his personal collection until the current owner obtained it. It is executed in pastel on board, and is framed (31x 25) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 16. The title lettering is painted by the artist on a mylar overlay. Not Sold.
2064 Marjorie Cooper - Original Calendar Art (1930-1940). Marjorie Cooper painted lovely religious images, which often combined the beauty and innocence of childhood. This painting is a splendid example and was published as a popular calendar print. Rendered in oil on canvas board, it measures 18 x 24 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2065 Copeland - Original Paperback Cover Art (1976). Original paperback cover, most likely published by Ace books. Executed in gouache on board, it measures 26 x 18. There is a date of September 22, 1976 stamped on the back of the board, along with the artist's name. Not Sold.
2066 Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1927). Dean Cornwell was one of the most accomplished illustrators of the 20th century, and a master in every aspect of his craft. Through the teachings of Harvey Dunn, Cornwell carried on the Pyle-Brandywine tradition, eventually conceiving a unique style of his own that is still widely praised and studied today. Throughout his career, he produced thought-provoking and timely images in nearly every area of the commercial field: story illustrations, advertisements, murals, and book illustrations, were all treated to his creative hand.

This painting was published in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1927 and accompanied the story entitled, As Brands from the Burning by Irvin S. Cobb with the following caption: "Shep Withers, the most heartsickened of steamboaters, had got religion. And the first thing he did was to summon the crew and expound a set of rules and regulations which was against all river precedent." This painting was also reproduced on page 77 of the book Dean Cornwell Dean of Illustrators (Patricia Janis Broder). Rendered in oil on canvas, and framed (36 x 53), the sight size measures approximately 28 x 45 and is signed (initialed) and dated lower left. Provenance: This painting was purchased from the Dean Cornwell NYC Studio Estate Collection. Not Sold.
2067 Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1920). A student of Harvey Dunn, Dean Cornwell was schooled in the Pyle-Brandywine tradition. He soon developed a singular style that gained him considerable fame and notoriety. He created magnificent story illustrations, and unique advertising art. He also conceived dramatic images for the war effort during World War II and was an accomplished muralist. This painting was published in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1920 and accompanied the story entitled, Find the Woman by Arthur Somers Roche. It was also reproduced on page 63 of the book Dean Cornwell Dean of Illustrators (Patricia Janis Broder). Executed in oil on canvas, it measures approximately 24 x 29.5 and is signed (initialed) and dated lower right. Provenance: This painting was purchased from the Dean Cornwell NYC Studio Estate Collection. Not Sold.
2068 Ken Cowhey - Original Magazine Illustration (1974). Ken Cowhey's work appeared for years in many of the national publications. This representation of the Nixon/Watergate hearings in 1974 was published as a magazine story illustration. It is rendered in pen-and-ink and wash on board, measures 17 x 23.5, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $253.00.
2069 American Illustrator - Original Illustration (probably 1945-1950). This painting, originally attributed to Douglass Crockwell, was most likely published as a story illustration. Douglass Crockwell was often compared (and confused) with his contemporary, Norman Rockwell. Like Rockwell, Douglass Crockwell painted wholesome images, usually children and sentimental subjects, which appeared in numerous national publications and several times on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. An extremely talented artist, Crockwell's images charmed and delighted. He was a major contributor to a long-running series of liquor ads entitled, "Beer Belongs," which allowed him to paint a succession of warm, nostalgic, family-oriented paintings that are still enjoyed today. We believe this painting is probably not by Crockwell, but nonetheless expertly rendered in oil on canvas board, which measures 20 x 30. Sold for: $612.00.
2070 Danny Crouse - Original Paperback Cover Art (1992). Original paperback cover for the popular Max Bolan Executioner series and published as Gold Eagle #61162 - The Executioner #162 Colors of Hell, by Don Pendleton. Executed in oil on board, and measuring 27 x 18. A photocopy of the paperback cover is included. Sold for: $632.50.
2071 Danny Crouse - Original Paperback Cover Art (1993). Original paperback cover for the popular Max Bolan Executioner series and published as Gold Eagle #61169 - The Executioner #169 White Heat, by Don Pendleton. Executed in oil on board, and measuring 27 x 18. A photo of the paperback cover is included. Not Sold.
2072 Danny Crouse - Original Paperback Cover Art (1993). Original paperback cover for the popular Max Bolan Executioner series, published as Gold Eagle #61173 - The Executioner #173 Capitol Hit, by Don Pendleton Executed in mixed media on board, and measuring 27 x 18. A complete issue of the paperback is included. Not Sold.
2073 Danny Crouse - Original Paperback Cover (1984). Original cover art for the Dana Daniels novel For Love or Money, a "Second Chance at Love" novel. Skillfully rendered in oil on board, framed (29 x 24) with a sight size of 22.5 x 18, and signed lower left. A photo of the paperback cover is included. Not Sold.
2074 Robert W. Crowther (1902-1978) Original Story Illustration (1938). Robert Crowther was a gifted illustrator, whose work appeared for many years in some of the major magazine publications, including Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and The Country Gentleman. Published to accompany the story, Day Shift in a 1938 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, this illustration is rendered in watercolor on board, and measures 12.5 x 15.5. Not Sold.
2075 Maxon Crumb - Original Painting (c.1990s). This original painting of Virginia Woolf shows a side of Maxon Crumb that most people may not associate with this eccentric, talented artist. A longtime resident of the Tenderloin in San Francisco, Maxon and his artwork received national exposure in the documentary, "Crumb," by Bay Area filmmaker Terry Zwigoff. At once playful and profound, this work offers a provocative insight into a powerful, but not very prolific, artist. Executed in acrylics on board, it measures approximately 20.5 x 15.5 and is signed lower left. This tastefully produced painting is suitable for viewing by people of all ages, and would grace any room with its presence. Sold for: $2,990.00.
2076 George Berthoy Cutts - Original Pulp Cover Painting (c.1930). George Cutts was a Brandywine artist who worked in many areas of the illustration field. His work can be found in books, and as cover and interior illustrations for the pulps and other magazines. This beautiful Eskimo girl is believed to have been published as a cover painting for an adventure pulp. Executed in oil on canvas, it is a splendid example of the artist's painterly style. It measures 28 x 22 and is signed lower right. There are a few minor chips on the painting which are confined to the outer areas and do not affect any part of the subject. Sold for: $920.00.
2077 George Berthoy Cutts - Original Book Illustration (1926). One of the twelve black and white illustrations published as bookplates in the Harpers & Brothers 1926 edition of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. This image, showing Joan of Arc being taken to her execution, is accompanied by the caption "A frantic man in priest's garb tore through the crowd and flung himself on his knees, crying out 'Oh forgive, forgive!'" Executed in oil on canvas, this painting measures 30 x 23 and is signed lower right. Originally published in 1896, Mark Twain wrote this book under the pseudonym Louis De Conte; it meant a great deal to him and he felt it would not be taken seriously under his own name. When it was reprinted in 1926, Twain's name was added to the publication, along with the illustrations by George Cutts. Sold for: $920.00.
2078 George Berthoy Cutts - Original Book Illustration (1926). One of the twelve black and white illustrations published as bookplates in the Harpers & Brothers 1926 edition of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. This image showing Joan of Arc on the witness stand, is accompanied by the caption "Now fell a thunderclap out of a clear sky, 'Take me to the Pope.'" Executed in oil on canvas this painting measures 30 x 23 and is signed lower left. Originally published in 1896, Mark Twain wrote this book under the pseudonym Louis De Conte; it was reprinted under his name in 1926 and the illustrations by George Cutts were added. Sold for: $977.50.
2079 Edward D'Ancona - Original Calendar Art (c.1960). Known both for his sensual pin-up art and his delightful safety crossing calendar prints, Edward D'Ancona's paintings were published by some of the major calendar companies for over a quarter of a century. He also contributed his talents to the field of advertising for many years. This wonderful example of one of his safety series paintings is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 30 x 24, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2080 Floyd MacMillan Davis (1896-1966) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1925-1930). Fondly remembered for his delightful and witty renderings of southern rural life, Floyd MacMillan Davis' illustrative creations were as broad as the range of his palette. His earlier works, such as this offering, elegantly depicted the upper class and were published as magazine story illustrations and advertising images. In the 1930s, his humorous illustrations began to appear accompanying stories by such authors as William Faulkner and MacKinlay Kantor, and were enormously popular. During World War II, Davis served as an artist for the War Department, and many of his dramatic war images were published in Life magazine. This magazine story illustration is executed in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 30, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2081 Walter De Maris (1877-1947) Original Magazine Cover Art (c.1928). Walter De Maris, a Brandywine artist, was an accomplished illustrator, and painted numerous calendar images and covers. This painting, titled, The Strange Coin, was published as a cover for American Bankers Association Journal. It depicts how some foreign currency first arrived on our shores, pillaged by pirates and transported aboard their vessels to be traded at ports of call. From the inside front cover of the Bankers Journal: "Coins are great travelers... Some foreign coins, when they first migrated to the American Colonies, were indeed strangers in a strange land." Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures, framed, 37.5 x 27.5, with an approximate sight size of 32 x 23, and is signed lower right. This painting hung for many years at a major banking institution in the Board of Directors' room. Sold for: $2,484.00.
2082 Billy De Vorss - Original Pin-up/Glamour Art (1940-1950). Billy De Vorss was an accomplished pin-up artist, even more impressive when you consider the fact that his artistry was self-taught. His graceful pastel beauties were published as popular calendar prints by the Louis F. Dow and Brown & Bigelow calendar companies, and adorned the covers of Beauty Parade and Flirt magazines, along with other publications throughout the 1940s. This lovely image represents a worthy example of De Vorss' glamour art work. Rendered in pastel on board, it is framed (36.5 x 28.5) with an approximate sight size of 33 x 25, and is signed lower left. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 126 fig. 258. Not Sold.
2083 Joseph DeMartini (1896-1984) Original Pin-up Painting (1976). Joseph DeMartini had the distinction of being the only colleague with whom Alberto Vargas shared some of his artistic secrets. Specifically, Vargas taught DeMartini his private technique of obtaining the famous "Vargas fleshtones" using watercolor and airbrush. This offering is one of DeMartini's finest renderings in this medium, a patriotic pin-up celebrating the American Bicentennial, which nicely conveys Vargas' influence on the artist. Painted in watercolor and airbrush on board, it measures 20 x 30 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2084 Di Falco - Original Illustration (1971). This dramatic illustration was published to accompany a story with the (possible) title "Attack of the Bandito Hoods." It was published in one of the men's magazines of the period, and is a superb early railroad subject. Expertly rendered in gouache on board, it measures 16 x 25, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $299.00.
2085 Howell Dodd - Original Story Illustration (1940-1950). Howell Dodd is known for painting great pulp-like images depicting police, detectives, and sensuous femme fatales, with this painting being a worthy example. They primarily appeared in the detective and men's magazines of the period. Rendered in oil on board, it measures approximately 17 x 19. Provenance: This painting was obtained from the artist's estate. Not Sold.
2086 Howell Dodd - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1945-1950). A tight and expertly rendered image, this was most likely published as a story illustration in one of the detective or men's magazines of the period. The title, Wake for a Lady, is noted on the back of the board, along with the artist's name. Executed in mixed media on board, it is matted (13.5 x 16) with an approximate sight size of 7.5 x 10. Provenance: This painting was obtained from the artist's estate. Not Sold.
2087 Michael Dolas - Attributed - Original Advertising Art (c.1952). An original advertising painting, which is believed to have been reproduced as a 24-sheet billboard for Budweiser beer in the early 1950s. Rendered in oil on canvas, the canvas is cut to the size of the image, approximately 16.5 x 23.5. There is light foxing to the white areas of the painting, but it does not detract from the overall appeal and importance of this great advertising image. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2088 Robert W. Douglass - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1950). Robert Douglass is a skilled illustrator whose work was published in many of the national magazines, among them The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and Woman's Day. This illustration exhibits Douglass' fabulous use of lighting. Published inWoman's Day, November, 1950, it accompanied the story, Ink in his Blood, by Clyde Robert Bulla. Executed in gouache on board, this original is additionally impressive in its size; it is framed (36 x 34) with a sight size of approximately 26 x 24.5, and it is signed lower right. An issue of the Woman's Day magazine is included. Sold for: $786.60.
2089 Robert W. Douglass - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1950-1955). A story illustration by Douglass which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in the early to mid-'50s, accompanying the story entitled, Wet Evidence. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures 22 x 29, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2090 Grace Gebbie Drayton (1875-1936) Original Magazine Cover Art (1910-1915). G. G. Drayton was the author and illustrator of numerous children's books, but is probably best remembered for her creation of the cherub-cheeked Campbell Soup Kids. This demure art nouveau woman was most likely a cover for a magazine such as Harpers, Ladies Home Journal, or Woman's Home Companion. It is painted in mixed media on board and measures approximately 23.5 x 20; it is signed lower right. A lovely offering from this artist known primarily for her cartoon-like juvenile subjects. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2091 Peter Driben (1903-1968) Original Pulp Magazine Cover (1925-1933). A beautiful oil on canvas pulp cover painting by Peter Driben, best known for his overtly sensual and playful pin-up images. Published as the cover for the Gay Parisienne pulp magazine, Driben painted this stunning showgirl while he was living in Paris. A unique offering, as Driben worked primarily in oil on board, this painting has the distinction of being the only known oil on canvas pulp cover by the artist. Peter Driben had an enormously successful career in the commercial art field. In addition to his success as a glamour artist, he produced advertising and promotional images, including publicity and poster work for Warner Brothers' The Maltese Falcon in 1931.

In the early 1940s, Driben's voluptuous, leggy, and high-spirited lovelies began appearing on the covers of numerous magazines, including Beauty Parade, EyeFul, Flirt, Titter, Wink, and Whisper, and made him one of the most well-known pin-up artists of his time. Today, pin-up enthusiasts avidly search for copies of Driben's delightful and sexy magazine covers and original paintings, a fitting tribute to Driben's astounding achievement as a pin-up and glamour artist. Executed in oil on canvas, this painting measures 34 x 28 and is signed lower middle. There are three small repairs to the back of the canvas which do not affect the central image or the overall appearance of the painting. A cover of the published Gay Parisienne magazine is included. Sold for: $3,565.00.
2092 Peter Driben (1903-1968) Original Illustration (1925-1930). Painted by Driben when he was living in Paris, this image was most likely reproduced as a magazine cover or calendar print. It is rendered in oil on board, measures 14.5 x 11, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2093 Ruth Eastman - Original Story Illustration (1920-1925). Ruth Eastman was an esteemed illustrator whose exquisite representations of art nouveau and art deco images were published as covers and story illustrations by several national periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post and House and Garden magazine. Painted on two separate panels and measuring just over four feet in length, this lovely and evocative rendering of an art deco triad was likely published as a two-page story illustration in one of the national magazines. Executed in oil on two separate boards, they each measure 20 x 25 for an overall measurement of 20 x 50. It is signed (on the first panel) middle left. Sold for: $2,587.50.
2094 Edward M. Eggleston (1883-1941) Original Calendar/Advertising Painting (c.1915). Edward M. Eggleston, one of the most accomplished calendar artists of his day, was best known for his images of Indian maidens, exotic glamour subjects, and patriotic themes. His calendar art was published by the Brown & Bigelow, Thomas D. Murphy, and Joseph C. Hoover and Sons calendar companies. His exquisite and timely creations, which were generally rendered primarily in pastels or oils, are still cherished and sought after by collectors today. Original paintings by Eggleston are exceedingly uncommon, and this painting is the earliest known example of the artist's work. This image was most likely published as an advertising image (note the fine photo-like detail of the fishing rod) and possibly a calendar print. It is rendered in gouache on board and is the only painting by the artist in this medium known to exist. The art is framed (33 x 24) with a sight size of approximately 25.5 x 16.5, signed and dated (1914) lower left. Not Sold.
2095 Gillette Elvgren (1914-1980) Original Pin-up Painting (1969). Gil Elvgren's women were a feminine phenomenon. They embodied the wholesome hometown beauties suddenly grown up, still possessing their girlish charm but brimming with sensuality. His women exhibited a delightful precociousness in their innocent exposures and momentary predicaments. Elvgren's genius was his consistent ability to honestly capture that moment. Beginning with the Louis F. Dow Calendar Company in the late 1930s, he created a series of mutoscope cards and pin-up calendars that were enormously popular. Shortly thereafter he began working with Haddon Sundblom, a relationship that would greatly influence and enhance his artistic evolvement and career. It was during this period that Elvgren, along with his mentor Sundblom, created some of the most exquisite and enduring ads ever conceived for the Coca-Cola Company. Brown & Bigelow immediately recognized Elvgren's unique talents, and by the mid-1940s he began producing pin-up images exclusively for the company. An equally advantageous agreement for both, it was a relationship that would last until the he retired nearly thirty years later.

Though he had many contemporaries who painted in a similar style and medium, Gil Elvgren had no equals. His Brown & Bigelow paintings remain some of the finest and most fondly remembered pin-up images ever created. The resurgence in the popularity of pin-up art began over a decade ago; with it came a wider recognition and respect for Elvgren's work and a whole new generation of fans. A fabulous and quintessential Elvgren image, this painting was created for Brown & Bigelow in 1969 and titled, Squirrely Situation. Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 24 and is signed lower left. This painting was reproduced in Gil Elvgren All his glamorous American Pin-ups (Martignette & Meisel), page 195, fig. 472. A Brown & Bigelow ink blotter showing the published painting is included. Sold for: $14,950.00.
2096 Gillette Elvgren (1914-1980) Original Pin-up Preliminary Painting (1965-1970). This is a fabulous, oversized, fully finished study by Elvgren, and a rare offering for several reasons; principally because most of Elvgren's NAPA paintings are believed to have been destroyed in a fire many years ago. This also has the distinction of being the only golf pin-up subject painted by Elvgren, consequently an exceedingly desirable image for the golf enthusiast. Lastly, many collectors of Elvgren's originals prefer the preliminary NAPA paintings over the finished versions, as Elvgren was able to take more liberties with his preliminaries. He often added personal artistic touches throughout the painting that were ultimately missing from the final image submitted to NAPA. Painted in oil on board, it measures 30 x 22 (nearly the same size a standard Elvgren) and is signed lower right. This painting appears in Gil Elvgren All his glamorous American pin-ups (Martignette & Meisel), page 232, fig. 560. The finished version, along with the model's photo appears in Gil Elvgren His Life & Art (Collins & Elvgren) page 190. A photo of the calendar print and a model photo are included. Sold for: $4,140.00.
2097 Jules Erbit - Original Pin-up Art (1935-1940). Jules Erbit is best known for his aesthetic glamour images expertly rendered in soft, colorful pastels. A talented illustrator, he worked for several of the major calendar companies including Brown & Bigelow and Joseph C. Hoover and Sons. Erbit's wholesome beauties, still quite popular today, sold millions of calendars in their time. This painting is a exquisite example of Erbit's work, a stunning presentation in size and beauty. Executed in pastel on board, it measures approximately 40 x 30 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2098 American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1970). Original gothic paperback cover published as Macfadden-Bartell #60-452 - The Twilight Web, by Dan Ross. It is executed in gouache on board and measures 22 x 14. Sold for: $184.00.
2099 Robert Fawcett (1903-1967) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1952). Robert Fawcett was highly regarded among his peers for his steadfast approach to his craft. His work throughout his career always reflected the highest quality of expertise and diligence in composition, design, and research of his subjects. Fawcett felt that to do less would be unfair to the viewer. His work in advertising and magazine illustration appeared in numerous publications, including Collier's, Redbook, and Look magazines. This illustration was published in Redbook, February, 1952, to accompany the story titled, Incalculable Risk. It is rendered in gouache on board, framed (24 x 31) with a sight size of approximately 17 x 24.5, and is signed (initialed) lower right. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2100 James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Original Illustration (1900-1915). James Montgomery Flagg gave America one of the most indelible images in the history of illustration with his creation of the stern visage of Uncle Sam. Conceived in 1917 as a cover for Leslie's Weekly, this grizzled figure -- the epitome of patriotism -- was later included as one of the many memorable poster images that he created for World War I. Throughout his career Flagg generated a massive catalog of work. He was known for being able to produce extremely competent work in most any medium -- often at an astonishing rate. He created countless sketches of dignitaries and celebrities, and produced numerous magazine covers and story illustrations that graced such publications as the old Life magazine, Judge, and Woman's Home Companion. This painting was most likely a cover painting for Judge magazine. It is rendered in watercolor on board, framed (37 x 31) with a sight size of approximately 28 x 21, and is signed lower left. There is a notation of the title, Marooned, on the back of the framed art. Sold for: $1,955.00.
2101 James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1930). Some of James Montgomery Flagg's finest works were created in watercolor. This 3-color story illustration is a superior example of his expertise in the medium. This was most likely published as a two-page story illustration in Liberty magazine. Flagg's illustrations and cover art appeared in all of the major periodicals of his day, including the old Life magazine, Judge, and Woman's Home Companion. Rendered in watercolor on board, framed (31 x 36) with a sight size of approximately 22 x 27, it is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2102 James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Original Story Illustration (c.1930). This large and impressive composition by James Montgomery Flagg appeared as a story illustration, most likely in Liberty magazine. This classic depiction of a lover's triad is rendered in watercolor on board, framed (31 x 35) with a sight size of approximately 27.5 x 32, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2103 Art Frahm (1907-1981) Original Pin-up/Glamour Painting (c.1955). Throughout his impressive career, Art Frahm created a score of memorable images in American illustration. Though most often identified with his pin-up and glamour paintings, he developed classic images for the Coca-Cola company, and originated the familiar figure of the friendly Quaker Oats man which is still used today. Frahm produced numerous popular calendar images in addition to his marvelous pin-ups, most notably his series of school-crossing "safety" paintings and his comical traveling hobos series. This is a superb example of one of Frahm's lovely glamour paintings; also included are two separate studies for the original. Both studies each have 4 small renderings by the artist, for a total of 8 preliminary drawings. The painting is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 32 x 26, and is signed upper left. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2104 Art Frahm (1907-1981) Original Pin-up/Glamour Painting (c.1955). This is one of Art Frahm's outstanding glamour images, a gorgeous example of the paintings he produced for the Joseph C. Hoover and Sons glamour art series. Published as calendar prints in the mid-'50s, they were enormously popular. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 30 x 24, and is signed lower left. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2105 Marshall Frantz - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1946). Marshall Frantz was an accomplished illustrator whose work appeared in many of the national publications. This image accompanied a story in the January, 1946 issue of Tab, and was possibly titled, Navy Wife. It is expertly rendered in gouache on board, measures 18 x 22, and is signed lower right. The tape residue along the edges of the image is the remnant of the publisher's crop marks. Sold for: $414.00.
2106 Gwen Fremlin - Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1955). As a prolific and proficient female illustrator, Gwen Fremlin had a keen insight into the women and fashions of the era. Her work appeared in many of the national periodicals, with this painting serving as a fine example. Published in the September, 1950 issue of Woman's Home Companion as a two-page illustration, it accompanied the story titled, Harry You're Wonderful! by Eleanor Shaler. It carried the following caption: "'Darling!' Sybil hurtled out the elevator and threw herself at Althea. 'Let's go,' Althea said urgently. Everyone was looking at them." Rendered in gouache on board, it measures 22 x 30, and is signed lower right. Two magazine pages showing the published version are included. Sold for: $253.00.
2107 Pal Fried (1893-1976) Original Painting. Pal Fried was inspired at an early by the nude paintings hanging in a local bar. Later the influence of the master French Impressionists added greatly to the development of his own style. He is admired and collected equally in the fields of pin-up and fine art. Born in Budapest, he became a consummate portrait artist and later emigrated to America -- and Hollywood -- where he was gained notoriety among the movie stars, painting portraits of such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe. This painting is a famous subject by Fried, titled "Maxine of Paris," and artistically this is at the top of his sensuous fine art work. Painted in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 24. The artist signed his paintings as Fried Pal, in the European style of listing the last name first. Sold for: $1,840.00.
2108 Pal Fried (1893-1976) Original Painting (1960-1965). Pal Fried is admired and collected equally in the fields of pin-up and fine art. This is a unique advertising image by the artist, which was reproduced as either a fashion ad or to promote skiing and travel. Painted in pastel on board, it is framed (41.5 x 31.5) with an approximate sight size of 36 x 26. As with all of his work, it is signed last name first. Not Sold.
2109 Arthur D. Fuller (1889-1966) Original Magazine Cover Art (1932). Arthur D. Fuller was a major contributor to Field & Stream, painting covers for the magazine for many years. A skillful artist who had studied with Harvey Dunn, he was able to express on canvas his love of the outdoors, and with his keen eye and painterly style, he shared it with millions. He was equally adept in other subject matter, and his work appeared in many of the major publications, such as McCall's, The Saturday Evening Post, and Collier's. This marvelous fishing subject appeared on the cover of Field & Stream magazine, August,1932. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 30 x 24, and is signed lower right. An issue of the magazine is included. Sold for: $3,680.00.
2110 George William Gage (1887-1957) Original Book Illustration (1910-1920). A student of Howard Pyle, George William Gage painted covers for the Saturday Evening Post and other national magazines of the period. He was a prolific illustrator of books, and later taught the artistry of book illustrating at New York's School of Industrial Art. This powerful image was published as a book illustration bearing the caption, "He Found Himself Part of the Caravan." Masterfully rendered in oil grisaille on canvas, it measures 30 x 20 and is signed lower left. This painting was reproduced in Samuels' Encyclopedia of Artists of The American West (Peggy & Harold Samuels), figure 102. Not Sold.
2111 John Gannam (1907-1965) Original Story Illustration (c.1930). Working primarily in watercolors, John Gannam established a unique style and, within the course of his career, successfully mastered this medium. It was because of his singular approach that Gannam became much sought after by many of the national magazines and advertisers. His work on the ad campaign for Pacific Mills (which appeared in such magazines as Life) evoked a softness and warmth that stood apart from other ads of the period. This offering is an important early work by the artist and appeared as a two-page story illustration (hence, the separation of the panels), and is titled, "The Next Move." Rendered in watercolors and mixed media, it is professionally framed and double matted (19.5 x 26), the sight size is approximately 10 x 17, which includes the narrow separation of the panels. Provenance: This painting was purchased from the collection of Peggy & Harold Samuels. It appears in the their book, Samuels' Encyclopedia of Artists of The American West, figure 103. Sold for: $1,552.50.
2112 Edwin A. Georgi (1896-1964) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1956). Edwin Georgi possessed an extraordinary and individual style of illustrating that kept him much in demand throughout his career. His unique compositions were achieved through the brilliant use of color and light, which subtly set the tone and infused his images with life. He was especially skilled in portraying beautiful women; Georgi's women glow, they have a sparkle in their eyes, and exude an earthy sensuality. His work appeared in many of the top national publications, including Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, The Ladies' Home Journal, and other national publications. A worthy example is this illustration published in Redbook in August, 1956, to accompany the story, Encounter on the Beach. It is executed in oil on board, measures approximately 15 x 30, and is signed upper left. Sold for: $1,121.25.
2113 Edwin A. Georgi (1896-1964) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1935). This deco-style painting is a marvelous example of Georgi's early work, and was published as a story illustration in a July 1930s issue of The Woman's Home Companion. Rendered in oil on board, it measures approximately 26 x 21, with an image size of approximately 20 x 15. The publisher's stamp appears on the back of the board which credits Edwin Georgi. There is some slight chipping to the upper background, but does not affect either of the central images. Not Sold.
2114 Edwin A. Georgi (1896-1964) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1950). Published in the The Saturday Evening Post, this dramatic illustration accompanied the story, Washington Whispers Murder. A publisher's label on the back of the board credits Edwin Georgi. It is executed in oil on board, and measures 30 x 20 with an image size approximately 20 x 11. Sold for: $805.00.
2115 Edwin A. Georgi (1896-1964) Original Illustration (c.1953). This image most likely appeared as a magazine story illustration in one of the national publications, such as McCall's or The Ladies' Home Journal. It is rendered in oil on board and measures approximately 22 x 20. There is a chip at the upper left of the board, but it does not enter the image area. Not Sold.
2116 Attributed to, but possibly after, Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) Original Illustration Art (1890-1900). Experts have differing opinions on this piece. With his creation of the Gibson Girl in 1890, Charles Dana Gibson created an American icon. It was the image that most woman of the period hoped to attain, and was considered the epitome of American grace, self-reliance, and beauty. Few illustrators have ever achieved the legendary status of Gibson, especially in their own lifetime. He had the distinction of being the highest paid illustrator of his time, as national periodicals such as the old Life magazine and Collier's Weekly vied for his talents. But Gibson's abilities were not limited to the depiction of beautiful women; his unique pen-and-ink creations related the social and political issues of the time, quite often with a satirical twist. He spearheaded a patriotic campaign to create posters and billboards during World War I by gathering other top illustrators of the period, together creating images that remain an integral part of illustration history. Executed in pen-and-ink on board, elegantly framed (21 x 21) with a sight size of approximately 8.5 x 8.5, it is signed lower right. If by Gibson, this may have been published as a magazine cover, and because of its size and oval shape, may have been reproduced around the turn of the century as a Royal Doulton (9.5 inch) china plate. Noted in pencil on the back of the drawing is the name Miss Eva Bradshaw, believed to be the model. This piece is offered as-is, and may be an exquisite copy, or perhaps an original Gibson. Not Sold.
2117 John F. Gould - Original Advertising Painting (1940-1950). John Gould's extensive early work in the pulps prepared him for later assignments for such national magazines as The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and The Country Gentleman. In addition to story illustration, he also contributed his talents to creating advertising images for several major companies, including this fine example painted for General Electric. This fabulous train ad has great detail: note the GE logo subtly placed just below the engine number. Painted in oil on board, framed (18 x 23.5) with a sight size of approximately 11.5 x 16.5, the art is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2118 Walter Granville-Smith (1870-1938) Original Illustration (1890-1910). A masterful illustrator, Walter Granville-Smith created timely and charming illustrations which appeared as magazine covers and story illustrations in such national publications of the era as Harper's, Scribner's, and The Century. He later turned his talents solely to painting for exhibition, and many of his works are in the permanent collections of prominent museums. This exquisite art nouveau painting was probably published as a magazine story illustration. It is rendered in watercolor and mixed media on paper, and measures 10 x 14. Sold for: $1,200.00.
2119 Daryl Greene - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1965). Original paperback art published as Macfadden-Bartell #50-416 - Front Office Nurse, by Ruth Dorset. It is executed in gouache on board, and measures approximately 20 x 13. The artist's name is noted on the back of the included "flat art" cover of the published paperback. Sold for: $143.75.
2120 Daryl Greene - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1965). Original cover art, probably for Ace paperbacks. The artist's name is noted on the back of the board. It is executed in gouache on board and measures approximately 18 x 14. Sold for: $207.00.
2121 Hamilton Greene (1904-1966) - Attributed - Original Story Illustration (c.1945). This illustration is believed to be the work of Hamilton Greene, a talented illustrator whose early work appeared in pulp magazines, and later work in such publications as Argosy, True, Blue Book, and The American Legion Magazine. He is most remembered for his war illustrations, and he served as war correspondent for national magazines on two occasions. This story illustration of a 1940s couple is expertly rendered in oil on board, framed (22 x 32) with a sight size of approximately 16 x 26.5. It is signed/initialed H. G., lower left. Not Sold.
2122 Gregori - Original Paperback Cover Art (1955). This bawdy cover was published as Bantam #1377 - Scandals of Clochmerle, by Gabriel Chevallier, in 1955. It is rendered in gouache on board, measuring 36 x 28 with an approximate image size of 16 x 14, and is signed lower middle. Not Sold.
2123 George Gross - Original Digest Cover Art (1951). George Gross was an exceptionally skillful and prolific artist. His cover art for the detective and adventure pulp and digest magazines have gained him considerable notoriety and admiration. He also did extensive work in paperbacks, painting memorable covers for such publishers as Dell, Bantam, and Ace. He did considerable work in westerns, and this digest cover is a superb example of his distinctive style and his work in the genre. It was published as Star Books #19 - Duel on the Range, by Burt Arthur. Painted in oil on canvas, and framed (23 x 18) with an approximate sight size of 16 x 11.5, it is signed lower right. A photo of the digest cover is included. Not Sold.
2124 George Gross - Original Paperback Cover Art (1955). This intense and atmospheric detective painting was published as Bantam #1327 - The Schirmer Inheritance, by Eric Ambler. Painted in watercolor on paper, it is matted (36 x 28) with an approximate sight size of 20 x 13, and is signed lower left. Sold for: $460.00.
2125 Archie Gunn (1863-1930) Original Advertising Art (1901). Archie Gunn is most remembered for his exquisite cover and calendar paintings of Gibson-type girls. This is a superb example of his advertising work, painted in 1901 for a men's fashion ad. It is rendered in mixed media on board, and framed (32 x 22.5) with a sight size of approximately 24.5 x 15. It is signed and dated by the artist, lower left. Not Sold.
2126 Leland Gustavson (1899-1966) Original Advertising Painting (1940-1950). A student of Harvey Dunn's, Leland Gustavson illustrated for many of the national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's, in addition to being a major contributor to Blue Book Magazine. He also shared his love of sports through his instructive illustrations and articles in books and magazines. This offering is an example of Gustavson's advertising work, most likely used as an ad for a major steel company. The partial caption near the bottom right reads; "Moving a crucible of mo(lten)... " The painting is executed in oil on canvas. It measures approximately 22 X 28 and is framed (26 x 32), and it is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2127 George Guzzi - Original Illustration Art (c.1969). Today, George Guzzi is best known for his aviation paintings, some of which have been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum. Earlier in his career, he created a great number of commercial illustrations which were published in many of the national publications. This psychedelic, late-60s collage for the Academy award winning movie, "Midnight Cowboy" (Best Picture 1970), features the characters portrayed by Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Brenda Vaccaro, and John McGiver. This was possibly published as a magazine illustration to accompany a story about the film. Rendered in watercolor on board, it measures approximately 20 x 15 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2128 George Guzzi - Original Illustration Art (c.1967). A fabulous work by Guzzi depicting a brothel and the lovely group of women found there. This was most likely published in the late 1960s as a magazine illustration, or movie advertisement. Rendered in watercolor and mixed media on paper (which is attached to board), it measures approximately 22 x 28 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2129 George Guzzi - Original Illustration Art (c.1975). An outstanding pro football collage featuring #12 for the New York Jets, Joe Namath -- and (clockwise), #12 for the Oakland Raiders, Ken Stabler; #12 for the Dallas Cowboys, Roger Staubach; #7 for the Baltimore Colts, Bert Jones; #34 for the Chicago Bears, Walter Payton; and #88 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lynn Swann. It was probably published as a magazine cover or story illustration. Rendered in watercolor on board, it measures 20 x 15 with an approximate image area of 12 x 12. It is signed lower right. Sold for: $425.50.
2130 George Guzzi - Original Illustration Art (c.1965). This is an outstanding work by Guzzi, depicting baseball legend Casey Stengel. It was probably painted in the early to mid-'60s when Stengel was managing the New York Mets and most likely appeared as a magazine cover or story illustration. Rendered in watercolor and mixed media on board, it measures approximately 20 x 16, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $345.00.
2131 George Guzzi - Original Illustration Art (c.1965). This sports action image was most likely published as a magazine story illustration. Rendered in watercolor and mixed media on board, it measures 15 x 20 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2132 George Guzzi - Attributed - Original Illustration Art (c.1970). This baseball painting was most likely published in the early 1970s as a magazine illustration. Rendered in mixed media on board, it measures approximately 11 x 15. Not Sold.
2133 Q. Wilson Hammell - Original Calendar Art (1930-1940). Q. Wilson Hammell is best remembered for his exquisite pin-up and glamour art. Often compared to his contemporary, Rolf Armstrong, Hammell also worked primarily in pastels. His images sold millions of calendars in the '20s and '30s and are still highly collected today. He also painted other non-pin-up themes for calendars, such as this hunting dog, which were often reproduced as picture puzzles. This is an exceptionally rare offering, as it is the only oil painting by the artist known to exist -- and one of only six known calendar originals. It is rendered in oil on board, measures 24 x 20, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $2,070.00.
2134 John Knowles Hare (1884-1947) Original Calendar Art (1918-1920). A rare "yard long" original painting by John Knowles Hare, a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in many national publications. In 1918, he painted his first cover for the The Saturday Evening Post, and several other Post cover appearances followed over the next few years. This extremely uncommon offering was published as a famous "yard long" calendar, so named because the published print measures 36 inches tall. Yard long calendars alone are exceedingly scarce, and when they can be located can command from $1,500 to $2,500. Executed in oil on canvas, this magnificent painting measures 40 x 15 (framed 46.5x 21.5), and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,573.20.
2135 Howard Hastings - Original Pulp Magazine Cover Art (1920-1930). Howard Hastings painted covers and story illustrations for the pulps, in addition to some of the major national magazines such as Outdoor Life. This great action painting shows a classic shootout with guns blazing and was published as a pulp cover, most likely for Western Story magazine. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures approximately 20.5 x 18.5 and is signed lower right. Aside from some fine cracking to the paint, typical with some pulp paintings from this period, it is in well-preserved condition. Sold for: $1,840.00.
2136 Joe Hennesy - Original Illustration (c.1930). This delightful image, which could easily be titled "Groundhog's Day," was most likely published as a magazine cover. Joe Hennesy was a talented, Philadelphia-based artist who painted covers and advertising images for numerous magazines. This painting is expertly rendered in oil on canvas, measures 28.5 x 22 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $2,484.00.
2137 Edwin Henry - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1940). Edwin Henry was a partner with Haddon Sundblom in the their famous Chicago advertising studio. Most of Henry's illustration work was produced for commercial advertising. Along with Sundblom he created images for some of the major national companies including Proctor and Gamble, Quaker Oats and Camel cigarettes. This skillfully rendered story illustration by Henry was published in Liberty magazine, July 20, 1940. A bittersweet romantic image, it accompanied the story, They Sing and Go Away, by Helen Hedrick, with the following caption: "'What kind of girl I got me?' he said. 'I thought you said you knew what was what.'" A beautiful and impressive painting rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 39 x 28, and is signed middle left. An issue of the Liberty magazine is included. Not Sold.
2138 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Advertising Painting (1939). A unique and historically significant painting by Cardwell Higgins, commissioned for use in the 1939 World's Fair in New York. This fabulous painting was published as the cover of a brochure entitled, "Railroads at the New York World's Fair." This rare piece of railroad memorabilia/World's Fair memorabilia is rendered in watercolor on board, it is framed (32 x 24) with a sight size of approximately 23 x 10, and is signed lower left. An original brochure (framed with the art) from the 1939 World's Fair is included. Sold for: $2,484.00.
2139 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Advertising Preliminary Painting (c.1930). Cardwell S. Higgins had an extraordinary career that began as a student under Harvey Dunn and Dean Cornwell. He worked at Paramount Pictures in the late 1920s -- along with Alberto Vargas -- and continued to hone his unique style. During the 1930s and early 1940s, Higgins' unabashed art deco pin-up images appeared on the covers of such magazines as Esquire, Film Fun, Silk Stocking Stories, and Screen Humor. One of his most memorable creations was the leggy beauty that graced a billboard ad for Palisades Park in New York's Time Square. He was also well known for his advertising and promotional images, and this offering, a preliminary drawing, is an excellent example. Zip was a hair removal product, and what better way to present its results than on the legs of a lovely pin-up model? Rendered in mixed media on board, it is framed (22 x 18) with a sight size of approximately 16 x 12. There is a label from the artist's studio on the back of the art. Not Sold.
2140 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Magazine Cover Art (1942). This is an absolutely marvelous pin-up image created by Cardwell Higgins. Published in 1942 as the cover for the first issue of Male magazine, it is cleverly subtitled, "The Male Home Companion." "Make a Wish!" the stunning blonde suggestively remarks to her adoring admirer. A rarity for several reasons, this painting remained in Higgins' personal collection (and hung in his living room) until it was purchased in 1980. Also, you will note that the frame of the painting in shown on the cover of the magazine, and it is still in its original frame just as it appeared on the cover over sixty years ago. Expertly rendered in pastel on board, it is framed (28.5 x 29.5) with a sight size of approximately 24 x 25.5. A complete issue of the Male magazine is included. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2141 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Story Illustration (1930). A great pulp-like action painting by Cardwell Higgins, this was most likely published as a story illustration. A highly accomplished illustrator, Higgins had an extraordinary career, beginning with his work at Paramount Pictures in the late 1920s. He later became famous for his art deco pin-ups in the '30s and '40s, appearing in such magazines as Esquire, Film Fun, and Screen Humor. He was also well known for his advertising and promotional images, plus numerous magazine illustrations such as this dramatic World War I dog fight. Executed in charcoal on board, it is framed (20 x 26) with a sight size of approximately 13 x 19. It is signed and dated by Higgins lower right. Sold for: $648.00.
2142 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1938). A great, art deco style couple painted by Higgins to accompany the story Danger for Two, which was published in Holland's magazine, January 1938. Rendered in gouache on board, framed (32 x 22) with an approximate sight size of 25 x 12.5, it is signed lower right. Sold for: $747.50.
2143 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Advertising Painting (1925-1935). A superb example of a pin-up style advertisement by Cardwell Higgins is exhibited in this ad for the Wise Shoe company. Rendered in gouache on board, it is framed (16.5 x 28) with an approximate sight size of 8 x 19. On the back of the original art, Higgins' label is present, and states (in part): "This drawing was designed and created in the studio of Cardwell S. Higgins." Not Sold.
2144 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Painting (c.1930). An impressive portrait of famed pianist Rudolph Frimel, noted composer of "Indian Love Call," painted by Cardwell Higgins in the early 1930s. This was probably published as a magazine cover, or advertisement. It is rendered in watercolor and wash on board, framed (36 x 24) with a sight size of approximately 27 x 18.5, and signed lower left. Sold for: $1,242.00.
2145 Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Advertising Painting (1927). Cardwell S. Higgins' original pin-up girl paintings popularized Palisades Park and appeared on the covers of spicy magazines and calendars from the 1920s through the 1940s. His advertising work was often spectacular, as this ad for the Rivoli Theatre clearly illustrates. The Rivoli was one of New York's magnificent movie palaces, located on Broadway at 49th Street. This rare poster original is rendered in pen and ink, and framed (26 x 17) with a sight size of approximately 21 x 13. It is signed and dated (1927) lower left. A superb art deco fantasy image by this talented and versatile artist. Not Sold.
2146 Henry "Hy" Hintermeister - Original Calendar Art (1935-1950). Hy Hintermeister was an exceptionally talented and prolific illustrator who generated countless images for the calendar market. He worked for nearly every major calendar company in his day, painting primarily nostalgic and sentimental themes that remain enormously popular today. "Man's Best Friend" being a well-crafted representation of his work, it is executed in oil on canvas, measures 20 x 16, and is signed lower left. Sold for: $4,680.00.
2147 Helen E. Hokinson (1893-1949) Original Magazine Art (1940-1945). For two decades Helen Hokinson's lighthearted cartoons about a group of society matrons delighted New Yorker readers. In 1931, she met her collaborator, James Reid Parker, who supplied the captions for her drawings. Hokinson published several books of her popular cartoons, among them, My Best Girls in 1941. A fine example of her work for the New Yorker, this is rendered in watercolor on paper, measures 19 x 13 and is signed lower right. The caption reads, "Hello - badminton champion!" Not Sold.
2148 Dal Holcomb - Original Magazine Cover Art (1942). Dal Holcomb created scores of illustrations for King Feature Syndicates throughout his career. They were most often covers for such King Feature publications as Tab, Saturday Home Review, and This Week magazines. This wonderful World War II trio appeared as the cover for Saturday Home Review, August 29, 1942. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures approximately 27 x 22, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $632.50.
2149 Dal Holcomb - Original Magazine Cover Art (1942). This Holcomb image, titled "New Hairdo," appeared as the cover for the King Syndicate publication, Tab magazine, January 25, 1941. It is rendered in gouache on board, is matted (24 x 18) with an approximate sight size of 20 x 13, and it is signed lower right. Sold for: $661.25.
2150 Mitchell Hooks - Original Paperback Cover Art (1971). Mitchell Hooks is a respected and talented illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous areas of the commercial art field. Though he has been published in a number of the national magazines, he is probably best known for his many memorable paperback covers painted for such publishers as Bantam, Avon, Dell, Signet, and Gold Medal. This painting was published as Bantam #N5792 - The Unfinished Clue, by Georgette Hyer. It is rendered in gouache on board and measures approximately 24 x 14. Mitchell Hooks is credited, along with the book title, on the back of the board. There is water damage affecting the bottom 3 inches of the board, which does not detract from the primary image, and could easily be matted out. Sold for: $379.50.
2151 W. Hamilton Hope - Original Calendar Art (c.1930). A highly desirable subject matter, hunting, or fishing images such as this one were published as popular calendar prints. Rendered in watercolor on paper, it measures 12 x 16 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $977.50.
2152 Charles Hughes - Original Illustration (c.1930). Depicting an art show and a gaggle of critics, this lighthearted art deco illustration was most likely published as a magazine story illustration. Rendered in watercolor and mixed media on board, it measures 15 x 20 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $747.50.
2153 Walter Beach Humphrey (1892-1966) Original Magazine Cover Art (1925-1930). This offering by Walter Beach Humphrey, famous for his numerous cover paintings, is the epitome of an art deco subject. Also an extremely romantic rendering; the jester and Shakespearian couples conjuring images of spring and love anew. A consummate artist, Humphrey's work was often compared to his contemporary, Norman Rockwell; and he -- like Rockwell -- created several memorable covers for the Saturday Evening Post. He often chose historical subjects (an example is available in this auction), and his work often graced the covers of Collier's, Liberty and other national magazines. This is a delightful painting and was probably published as a cover for Liberty or The Ladies' Home Journal. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 30 x 24 and is signed lower right. The familiar quote along the bottom of the painting, "With a hey and a ho, and a hey nonino... Sweet lovers love the Spring" is from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, Act V, Scene 3. Sold for: $2,530.00.
2154 Walter Beach Humphrey (1892-1966) Original Calendar Painting (c.1950). A very famous calendar image, masterfully painted by Walter Beach Humphrey, showing George Washington tending to a wounded soldier. Humphrey was famous for his numerous cover paintings, and throughout his career his work appeared on many of the major magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and Liberty. This is a superb historical subject by the artist, rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 30 x 40, and signed lower right. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2155 Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960) Original Illustration (1940-1950). Lynn Bogue Hunt was a renowned wildlife artist whose work often appeared on the covers of Field & Stream during the 1920s and 1930s. His keen eye for realism and the colorful representations of his outdoor subjects brought him considerable assignments with national publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Boy's Life, and The Country Gentleman. He also contributed his talents to illustrating a number of books throughout his career. This painting by Hunt is rendered in gouache on board, the matte is neatly cut to the shape of the image and measures overall 20 x 23. It is signed by the artist (lower middle), as a "rough sketch painted by Lynn Bogue Hunt." Sold for: $1,437.50.
2156 Percy D. Johnson - Original Illustration Art (1925-1930). This is believed to have been published as a cover painting for either The Country Gentleman or Farm and Fireside. A label on the back of the canvas lists the title as, "Tasty Doughnuts." P. D. Johnson was primarily a cover artist, quite prolific in the 1920s and 1930s, whose work was similar in style and subject matter to his contemporaries, Leslie Thrasher and Norman Rockwell. This painting is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 28 x 20, and is signed by lower left. Not Sold.
2157 Balfour Ker - Original Story Illustration (1910-1920). An important Brandywine artist and student of Howard Pyle, oil paintings by this artist are exceedingly rare. While it is not known where this painting was published, it has all the components of a powerful story illustration. The painterly style of execution, the use of light and texture, all add to its dramatic presentation. The painting is rendered in oil on canvas, which measures 20 x 30 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $1,380.00.
2158 Joseph Francis Kernan (1878-1958) Original Advertising Art (1949). J. F. Kernan, an avid sportsman, incorporated much of what he enjoyed in his work. He produced hundreds of illustrations throughout his career with hunting, fishing, or other sports-related subjects as his central theme. These and many other works by the artist appeared as covers, story illustrations, and advertising art in many of the national magazines: Liberty, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and The Country Gentleman, all published his skillful illustrations. This offering, a finely detailed advertisement for beer, is rendered in pencil on board. It is matted (28 x 24) with an approximate sight size of 20 x 16 and is signed and dated (1949) lower left. Not Sold.
2159 Alonzo Kimball (1874-1923) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1916). Alonzo Kimball illustrated covers for The Saturday Evening Post in the early 1900s, and is often compared to his contemporary, Harrison Fisher. Much like Fisher, Kimball's subject matter usually incorporated romantic themes, or a beautiful woman. He also illustrated postcards in the same period which are still collected today. This dramatic painting was a story illustration for Scribner's Magazine, August, 1916 (pg.139) and carried the caption, "What he read was his 'Hymn for Diana.'" The publication information noted is listed on the original label from Scribner's Magazine on the back of the canvas. The painting is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 32 x 23, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2160 Arnold Kohn - Original Pin-up Art (c.1950). Arnold Kohn enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator working in several areas of the field. He was a regular contributor to Playboy magazine from its inception in 1953, and his pin-up art appeared on calendars in the mid-'50s. Kohn painted covers for the pulp magazines earlier in his career, and later contributed his talents to several paperback publishers. This delightful and dazzling example of his pin-up art is one of only a few originals known to exist. It is rendered in gouache on board, it measures 21 x 16 and is signed lower right. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 352, fig. 826. Sold for: $1,495.00.
2161 Tony Kokinos - Original Paperback Cover Art (1957). Tony Kokinos painted paperback covers for several publishers in the mid-1950s, including Signet and Pyramid. This painting was published as Pyramid #G260 - The First Time, edited by Chandler Brossard. The paperback promised "fourteen unforgettable moments of desire" by such authors as D. H. Lawrence, Charles Jackson, and Guy de Maupassant. Kokinos' barefoot lovers are nicely portrayed and quite fitting to this literary collection. Painted in gouache on board, it measures approximately 30 x 16. The artist is credited on the back cover of the paperback and on the back of the art. A photo of the paperback cover is included. Not Sold.
2162 Al Kortner - Magazine Story Illustration (c.1945). Al Kortner was a member of the prestigious Sundblom studio in Chicago. With the support and guidance of Haddon Sundblom, Kortner, along with contemporaries such as Gil Elvgren, honed his talents working in the creative ambiance of other talented artists. Kortner later produced numerous story illustrations which were published in Collier's, American Weekly, and similar publications. This painting, probably published in Collier's magazine, is executed in gouache on board. It measures approximately 23 x 18 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2163 Al Kortner - Original Painting (1940-1950). A lovely, delicate watercolor nude painted by Al Kortner while he was working at Haddon Sundblom's studio. Kortner enjoyed the creative environment encouraged at Sundblom's studio and worked closely with several of his contemporaries; actually his easel was stationed between those of Gil Elvgren and Al Buell. Rendered in watercolor on board, it measures approximately 22 x 15, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2164 Florence Kroger - Original Calendar Art (1935-1940). Florence Kroger was one of the most famous and prolific of the female calendar artists. Her paintings usually featured small children or babies, often at play with puppies and kittens, and were extremely popular. She did numerous paintings for the Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company in Philadelphia, this offering being a fine example. It is painted in oil on canvas, measures 24 x 20 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2165 Florence Kroger - Original Calendar Art (c.1930). Another offering by this famous female artist, this time appealing to lovers of babies with their equally adorable feline friends. An extremely popular and prolific artist, her work was published by the Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company in Philadelphia. Her prints and calendars are still enjoyed and collected today. This is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 20 x 25 and is signed lower left. A small published version of the art, still attached to a portion of the painting's original brown wrapping paper, is included. Sold for: $747.50.
2166 Robert Lavin (1919-1997) Original Illustration (c.1960). Robert (Bob) Lavin was a skilled and knowledgeable industrial artist who successfully illustrated the various elements of industry. His talent brought him work from most of the major advertising accounts and with many of the national publications. This painting, part of series for a U.S. Bank note company, illustrates American food production and supply (i.e., "The Horn of Plenty"). It is executed in oil on masonite, measures 24 x 29 and is signed lower right. There is some staining in the left border (the white area) which does not affect the central image. Not Sold.
2167 Gerald Leake (1885-1975) Original Illustration (c.1940). Gerald Leake was an accomplished artist whose work was published in many areas of the commercial market. He created advertising images for Coca-Cola, and painted numerous magazine covers and story illustrations. This painting is a superb example of his top illustration work, a wonderful depiction, filled with activity, of a group of football fans. Leake skillfully focuses our attention on the two service men who are involved in a completely different sort of game. This was most likely published as an advertisement or story illustration. Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 24 x 33 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,495.00.
2168 Manning DeVilleneuve Lee (1894-1980) Original Calendar Art (1941-1945). This is an extremely famous World War II calendar image by Manning DeVilleneuve Lee. He had a long career as an illustrator, producing work for magazines, along with extensive work in book illustrations for scores of publishers. This painting was published by the Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company in Philadelphia, was titled, "For God and Country," and proved to be a very popular image. Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 36 x 29, and is signed lower right. A calendar print is included. Sold for: $2,070.00.
2169 Ron Lesser - Original Paperback Cover Art (1965-1970). Cover art for a detective/action novel, for Belmont/Tower books; Lesser's name is noted on the back of the board. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 20 x 13. Not Sold.
2170 Ron Lesser - Original Illustration (1965-1970). This depiction of LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson) was most likely published as a magazine illustration. Lesser's name, along with Ed Balcourt's (well-known artist and artist representative), is noted on the back of the board. Rendered in pencil on paper (attached on board), it measures approximately 9.5 x 12.5. Sold for: $207.00.
2171 Ron Lesser - Attributed - Original Illustration (1965-1970). Original illustration depicting Carl Sandburg, which may have been published as a story illustration, or used as paperback cover art. Rendered in mixed media on board, measuring 15 x 18. Sold for: $253.00.
2172 Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) Original Preliminary Painting (1918). J. C. Leyendecker's distinctive and innovative style made him one of the most influential and important illustrators of the 20th century. Beginning with his first cover for the The Saturday Evening Post in 1899, Leyendecker would forge a union with the Post, and the American public, that would make illustration history. Surpassed only by his devoted admirer Norman Rockwell, Leyendecker would produce more Post covers than any other artist, 321 in all. He had the ability to uniquely portray and evoke a myriad of moods in his work, whether romantic, satirical or regal. One of his most memorable creations for the Post began in 1906 when his first New Year's baby appeared. For years the Leyendecker baby marked the coming year, expressing the tone of the times, and has since become an American icon. Much like the Gibson Girl became the image most women of the time hoped to attain, Leyendecker's Arrow Collar Man became the model for the fashionable, sophisticated man at the turn of the century.

As his contribution to the war effort in World War I, Leyendecker created several memorable images. This work, a fully finished study, was published in its final form as a poster in 1918. It portrayed a lone American soldier with the caption "Somewhere in France, Doing His Share." It is rendered in oil on canvas, and framed (19.5 x 18) with a sight size of approximately 15.5 x 13.5. The finished poster was reproduced on page 246 of the book Wake Up America!, World War I and The American Poster by Walton Rawls. A photo of the finished poster is included. Sold for: $4,830.00.
2173 Tom Lovell (1901-1997) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1940). Though Tom Lovell ultimately became best known for his western art, for the three decades prior he consistently created some of the finest commercial illustration ever published. Beginning with work in the pulps, he later contributed his considerable talents to almost every national magazine. Lovell's illustrations always complemented a story; they were skillfully painted, and remain masterful, narrative works of art. This painting was published in the June, 1940 issue of The Ladies' Home Journal, (page 19) to accompany the story, Common Ground, with the caption: "When the cable came about Karl, Anne's tears fell with her own. 'Helena, it's much better than many endings', she said. " Executed in oil on canvas, it measures 33.5 x 26 and is signed and dated upper left. An issue of the magazine is included. Sold for: $2,127.50.
2174 Mike Ludlow - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1960). An extremely prolific artist, Ludlow's unique and appealing style brought him work with many of the national magazines, including Esquire, The Saturday Evening Post, Woman's Home Companion, and Collier's. He also provided many memorable paperback covers in the early to mid-'50s for Dell and Bantam Books, most notably in the mystery/detective genre. This offering, published in The Saturday Evening Post in June, 1960, accompanied a story titled, The Grand Tour. It is painted in gouache on board, framed (27 x 17.5), with a sight size of approximately 19 x 10.5, and signed lower left. Sold for: $506.00.
2175 Mike Ludlow - Original Paperback Cover Art (1971). Original paperback cover art, published as Ace #87135 - Walk Softly Doctor, by Arlene Hale. The artist's name is noted (as M. Ludlow) below the book title on the bottom front edge of the board. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 20 x 13. Sold for: $235.75.
2176 Dennis Magdich - Original Pin-up Art (c.1980). A frequent contributor to Playboy magazine, Dennis Magdich had a distinctive airbrush style which brought him considerable work in many areas of commercial art, especially in the field of advertising. This nude was most likely published in Oui magazine around 1980. It is rendered in airbrush on board and measures 20 x 30. Not Sold.
2177 Robert Maguire - Original Paperback Cover Art (1973). An extremely proficient and prolific illustrator, Robert Maguire is one of the most respected and collected names in paperback art. His work has appeared on the covers of many of the major publishers, including Dell, Berkley, Signet, Monarch, and Pocket Books. This painting was published as Belmont Tower #50611 - The Marksman #6, Death to the Mafia, by Frank Scarpetta. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures approximately 21 x 13, and is signed lower left. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Not Sold.
2178 Lou Marchetti - Attributed - Original Paperback Cover Art (1963). Original cover art, published as Ace G-503 - The Stairway, by Ursula Curtiss. Executed in gouache on board, and measuring 20 x 15 with an image size of approximately 13 x 7.5. Publisher notations on the back of the board verify the title and number. Not Sold.
2179 Lou Marchetti - Attributed - Original Paperback Cover Art (1967). Original gothic/nurse paperback cover art, published as Ace #G-658 - Leap In The Dark, by Rona Randell. Rendered in gouache on board, measuring 18.5 x 11.5. Sold for: $172.50.
2180 Walter Martin - Original Magazine Cover Art (c.1933). Walter Martin's finely detailed illustrations appeared on the covers of such boating magazines as Motor Boating magazine, where this wonderful example of his work was most likely published. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 16.5 x 16.5 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,150.00.
2181 Walter Martin - Original Magazine Cover Art (c.1933). A skillful illustrator, Walter Martin created this detailed boating subject that was most likely published as a cover for Motor Boating magazine, where many of his marine paintings appeared. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 16.5 x 16.5 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2182 Earl Mayan - Original Paperback Cover Art (1968). Earl Mayan is best known for his cover art for Bantam Books in the 1950s. This painting was the cover for another entry in the popular series of nurse/romance paperbacks released by Ace. Published as Ace #G-722 - My Favorite Nurse, by Gail Everett, it is rendered in gouache on board, measuring approximately 20 x 13. The painting is signed and dated (1967) by Mayan lower left. Sold for: $180.00.
2183 Robert McCall - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1961). Robert McCall is known primarily for his work as an aviation and aerospace illustrator. He has produced countless works in the field, and has painted murals for museums in Washington and for Disney's Epcot center in Florida. This lively action scene was created by McCall in 1961 to accompany The Saturday Evening Post story entitled, Dynamite, which carried the caption, "Dynamite. That was his name and no trucker ever dare cross him -- until now". It is painted in oil and mixed media on board, matted and framed (approximately 25 x 31) with a sight size approximately 16.5 x 22.5. Not Sold.
2184 Harold W. McCauley (1913-1983) Original Magazine Cover Art (1942). A student of J. Allen St. John and one of the leading artists of his day, Harold W. McCauley created brilliant covers for Amazing Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Imagination, and other publications of the period. Original paintings by the artist are exceedingly rare, and this is an extraordinary example of McCauley's work for Ziff-Davis during the 1940s. Published as the cover for the September, 1942 Fantastic Adventures, and the story, Goddess of the Fifth Plain, the futuristic landscape, mythical beast, and typically gorgeous McCauley girl, all mesh marvelously to produce a classic pulp image. In addition to his innovative contributions to science fiction and fantasy pulps, McCauley created scores of eye-catching advertising images. They usually included a sinuous and glamorous beauty, dubbed "The Mac Girl," which brought him numerous assignments and considerable fame. Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x21, and is signed lower right. There is an area at the upper middle-right (approximately 1.5 inches in length) where a very thin portion of the blue background has chipped away. It in no way affects the central characters, or the overall effect of this outstanding composition. An issue of the Fantastic Adventures magazine is included. Sold for: $15,525.00.
2185 Norman Theodore Mingo - Original Preliminary Pin-up Ad (1945-1950). Mingo is primarily known for his work with Mad magazine, but during the 1940s and 1950s, he created numerous memorable advertising images for Mennen. These ads featured beautiful pin-up girls, usually in some slinky or diaphanous garment, and were published in major magazines such as Life. This painting is a preliminary work, rendered in mixed media on board, and measures approximately 24 x 20. Most likely one of his works for Mennen -- the model is striking a typical pose often seen in these ads, and she is alluringly clad in the aforementioned see-through attire. Not Sold.
2186 Bruce Minney - Original Illustration (1965-1970). Bruce Minney was a prolific artist whose finely detailed illustrations were primarily published in a number of men's publications of the period. Minney was adept at achieving great realism in his work, and his renderings were a complement to any writer's story. This image most likely appeared as a story illustration, and is executed in acrylics on board. It measures 25 x 17, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2187 Bruce Minney - Original Illustration (1960-1970). This painting was published as a story illustration in one of the national men's publications of the period. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures 26 x 20, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2188 Earl Steffa Moran (1893-1984) Original Pin-up Painting (c.1940). An extremely famous image from one of the foremost and respected pin-up artists, this painting was a popular mutoscope card. It was also reproduced and published by Brown & Bigelow as a calendar. Moran worked exclusively for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company (St. Paul, Minnesota) in the early 1930s where he produced an array of glamorous and sexy pin-up images that sold millions of calendars. Later in his career he contributed his talents to such men's publications as Beauty Parade, Wink, and Flirt. This painting is rendered in pastel on board, measures approximately 24 x18, and is signed middle left. Several published versions of the painting, including a rare mutoscope card, are included. Sold for: $3,450.00.
2189 Earl Steffa Moran (1893-1984) Original Pin-up Painting (c.1953). This is one of the rare "Steffa" images that Earl Moran created for Brown & Bigelow, which he signed with his middle name only. Note the great 1950s TV and telephone props -- the girl on the phone is also pretty cute. Moran worked for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company beginning in the early 1930s, where he produced an array of now legendary pin-up images. After moving to Hollywood in the late 1940s, Moran met Marilyn Monroe (then known as Norma Jean Dougherty). They became friends and she modeled for Moran on several occasions. He also contributed his talents to such men's publications as Beauty Parade, Wink, and Flirt. This painting is rendered in pastel on board, measures approximately 34 x 27 and is signed lower right. A fantastic 1950s period piece by one the leading pin-up artists of his time. Sold for: $2,645.00.
2190 Earl Steffa Moran (1893-1984) Original Fine Art Painting (1960-1970). A gorgeous, gallery-quality nude by one of the foremost pin-up artists. Painted in oil on masonite board, it measures 18 x 36, is signed lower right, and is framed (approximately 24.5 x 43). This was painted by Moran in Hollywood, California, and it is believed to have hung in a famous San Francisco restaurant and nightclub. Not Sold.
2191 K. O. Munson - Original Pin-up Art (1940-1950). A unique pin-up image by K. O. Munson, with the four men appearing as an audience, bottom left. All eyes are on the beautiful showgirl, of course, who is extremely well rendered by Munson. Published by Brown & Bigelow as a calendar image and as an ink blotter. Executed in pastel on board, it is framed (34 x 27) with an approximate sight size of 30 x 22.5. The signature is somewhat faint, but it is signed middle right. A Brown & Bigelow ink blotter is included. Sold for: $2,127.50.
2192 K. O. Munson - Original Pin-up Painting (c.1940). K. O. Munson began working in advertising art before turning his talents to glamour images. His work for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar company, most notably his series of Studio Sketches pin-ups, garnered Munson considerable notoriety. While he worked almost exclusively in pastels, this painting is rendered in oil on board, which makes this current offering quite a rarity. It measures 33 x 26 and is signed lower left. There are a few scratches to the surface but they do not affect the central image. This painting appears in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel) on page 246, fig. 545. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2193 Rudy Nappi - Original Paperback Cover Art (1963). Original paperback art, published as Ace D-563 - Leave It to Nurse Kathy, by Arlene Hale and painted by Rudy Nappi. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 24 x 17. Nappi's name, along with the Ace book number and title, are noted on the back of the board. Sold for: $258.75.
2194 Mayo Olmstead - Original Calendar and Advertising Pin-up (c.1950). Mayo Olmstead was a contemporary of Gil Elvgren, and was assisted by the famous pin-up artist several times in his career. Olmstead began showing serious talent at an early age and was later referred to Elvgren by one of his teachers. This eventually led to Olmstead being hired by the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company in 1953, where he created numerous pin-up and glamour images. Most notable was his work for the double set of playing cards (entitled Sincerely Yours) published by Brown & Bigelow in 1955, and his subjects which featured pin-up girls and automobiles. The latter were often used in advertising in addition to being published as calendars. Such is the case with this offering, a superb early example of the artist's work with Brown & Bigelow, this image was also used as an ad for the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company's "Celebrity Tire." Like all of Olmstead's work for Brown & Bigelow, it is rendered in oil on canvas and signed by him simply as "Mayo." The painting measures 32 x 24 and is signed lower right. A wonderful and wholesome image of lovely girl who seems completely content with the three essentials in her life: her car, her dog, and her gun. Sold for: $2,127.50.
2195 American Illustrator - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1955-1960). This painting was published as a story illustration in one of the men's magazines of the period, such as Man to Man or Man's Life. It is rendered in gouache and mixed media on board, and measures approximately 21 x 29. Not Sold.
2196 Walt Otto (1895-1963) Original Pin-up Painting (c.1950). Before Walt Otto began painting the beautiful country girls for which he became famous, he produced numerous cover paintings for national magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post. He also did advertising work for some of the major U.S. corporations, including Alka Seltzer, Shell Oil, and Kellogg's. His work for these companies was reproduced as billboards, posters, and point-of-sale displays. This painting, one of Otto's classic subjects, a beautiful girl with a cute puppy, was published as a calendar and was also used as a 3-D die cut in-store advertising display. It is rendered in oil on canvas board, measures 30 x 22, and is signed lower right. This image appears in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel) on page 360, fig. 855. Not Sold.
2197 Taylor Oughton - Original Calendar Art (c.1965). A talented and prolific illustrator, Taylor Oughton's work appeared in many of the major national magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, Sports Afield, and Field & Stream. He also produced a number of paintings for the calendar publisher, Joseph C. Hoover and Sons, over a period of several years. This painting is an example of the artist's work in the popular "safety series" of calendars for the company. Rendered in mixed media, it measures 26 x 32 on board. Not Sold.
2198 Taylor Oughton - Attributed - Original Calendar Art (c.1940). This was a popular print for the Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company, depicting Independence Hall Tower in Philadelphia. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures 27 x 20. There is water damage to approximately 5.5 inches of the upper portion of the board, with water staining affecting the top and (left) outer edge. Most of the staining could be concealed simply by matting. Two different calendar prints are included. Not Sold.
2199 William Pachner - Attributed - Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1950). This painting appeared as a story illustration in American Weekly magazine with the possible title of Love, Laughter and Tears. It is rendered in gouache on board, and is matted (27 x 20) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 14. Attributed to William Pachner, a talented illustrator whose work appeared in numerous national publications. Not Sold.
2200 H. L. Parkhurst (1920-1925) Original Pulp Magazine Cover Art (1920-1925). H. L. Parkhurst, along with H. J. Ward, created some of the most haunting and infamous covers ever published in the 1930s with his work for the series of "Spicy" pulp magazines. Parkhurst also produced numerous covers for other types of publications, and was especially prolific in western pulps. This painting is an excellent example of some of his best work in the western genre, depicting a classic stagecoach hold-up. He chooses to show the fear and surprise of the robbery in the expression of the horses. He further conveys this feeling by making the cowboy characters unimportant (with the one in the forefront having his back to the viewer) and by purposely making them secondary in the image. The result is powerful as he easily draws the viewer's eye to the terrified animals. Executed in Parkhurst's usual painterly style, this work is rendered in oil on canvas board and measures approximately 24 x 20. It is signed lower left. Sold for: $3,220.00.
2201 K. Gunnar Petersen - Original Cover Painting (1959). K. Gunnar Petersen was an accomplished illustrator who produced countless cover images for Kings Syndicate Publications. His work appeared on Sunday newspaper supplements and national magazines published by the company. This offering, a great 1950s image, is a superb bowling subject that nicely illustrates the eagerness of male bowlers to pass along their knowledge to a novice - at least one of the curvy blonde variety. Painted in gouache on board, it is framed (21 x 17) with a sight size of approximately 16.5 x 12. It is signed lower right, with a notation on the back of the art which notes, "front cover, March 8, 1959." Sold for: $632.50.
2202 George Petty (1894-1975) Original Pin-up Calendar Art (1956). George Petty's enormously successful career as an illustrator began in the mid-1920s painting magazine covers and images of beautiful girls for calendars. The creation that made him legendary debuted in the first issue of Esquire magazine in 1933. The "Petty Girl," with her dreamy curves and witty banter, quickly became a popular symbol of the American male's feminine ideal. In addition to her eagerly anticipated appearances in Esquire, the Petty Girl also began emerging in major advertising campaigns, such as Janzten (swim suits) and Old Gold Cigarettes. By the time Petty and Esquire parted company over irreconcilable differences in 1940, (and Esquire replaced him with Alberto Vargas), the Petty Girl had become an indelible image in the American culture and commercial market.

With the outbreak of World War II, the Petty Girl did her part for the war effort by boosting morale. During this same period Petty produced several memorable images for The Ziegfeld Follies and covers for the Ice Capades. In 1947 He began working with True magazine, a relationship that would prove advantageous for both artist and publisher. Hollywood, never missing a popular trend, released The Petty Girl in 1950. Esquire produced two other calendars by Petty in 1955 and 1956. This painting appeared as the August Petty Girl in the 1956 Esquire calendar. It was also reproduced on both the 33 and 45 rpm album jackets by Decca Records, and later in a special Petty portfolio and article by Esquire. Rendered in watercolor on board, framed (21 x 24), with a sight size of approximately 11.5 x 15, it is signed lower right*. *Note: On all of their 1955 and 1956 Petty calendar originals, Esquire moved the signatures for publication. A color copy of the August 1956 calendar page and Decca record cover is included. Sold for: $6,670.00.
2203 John Scott Pike (1911-1979) Original Story Illustration (1953). John Pike became famous for his work in his favorite medium, watercolor. He contributed his talents to such magazines as Life, Collier's, and Reader's Digest, and illustrated advertisements for some of the major companies, including Alcoa and Standard Oil. He also worked as an artist for NASA during the Apollo Moonshot program. This illustration appeared in the November 13, 1953 issue of Collier's magazine and accompanied the story entitled, Death Had a Birthday. A wonderful rendering, depicting a nighttime rendezvous filled with danger and foreign intrigue. It is executed in watercolor on heavy paper, framed (24 x 26.5) with a sight size of approximately 17 x 19, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2204 Jerome Podwil - Attributed - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1968). Original gothic paperback cover art most likely published by Ace in the late 60s. Rendered in gouache on board, and measuring 18 x 12, the image size is approximately 15.5 x 9.5. This is believed to have been painted by Jerome Podwil, a prolific artist of the period who worked in many genres. Sold for: $172.50.
2205 Rudy Pott - Original Illustration (1943). Rudy Pott illustrated for many of the national periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post. This endearing World War II image is inscribed by the artist as a "Salute to the Glider Pilots," and is dated 1943. It is rendered in mixed media on board, it measures 8 x 5 and is signed and dated lower left. Not Sold.
2206 Paul Rader - Attributed - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1965). Original gothic paperback cover art, believed to have been painted by Paul Rader, famous among collectors for his scores of paperback covers for Midwood. He did work for other publishing houses, and the woman in this painting has the distinctive Rader look. Painted in gouache on board, it measures 22 x 15. Sold for: $316.25.
2207 Bill Randall - Original Pin-up Painting (1964). An extremely versatile artist, Bill Randall's work graced the covers of numerous magazines including Esquire, Collier's, American Weekly, and Parents Magazine. He is best remembered, however, for his pin-up images created for the "Bill Randall's Date Book" first published in 1953 by the Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company. The calendar showcased the artist's carefree yet sexy style and instantly made Randall a celebrity. This delightful example of a Randall pin-up was published by Brown & Bigelow in 1964. A wonderful "Paris fashion" subject -- the newspaper held by the scantly clad young lady announces "Paris Decrees Lighter Clothing." Painted in gouache on board, it measures approximately 23 x 18 and is signed upper right. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel) page 362, fig. 858. Sold for: $2,817.50.
2208 Sidney H. Riesenberg (1885-1971) Original Pulp Painting (1925-1930). Throughout his career, Sidney Riesenberg painted illustrations for many of the national magazines, including Scribner's, Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post. He often painted western subjects both for pulp magazines and book illustrations. This painting was most likely published as a cover for Western Story magazine, or a similar pulp publication. Riesenberg's ample application of paint and use of traditional pulp colors works nicely in this action piece. It measures 28 x 28 and is signed lower middle-right. Other than some slight discoloration (near the outer edges) and one short indentation to the canvas, the painting is in well-preserved condition. Sold for: $1,955.00.
2209 Nicholas F. Riley (1900-1944) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1940). As a consummate artist and instructor, Nicholas F. Riley's contribution to illustration was significant. His illustrations were published in many of the major publications, among them Woman's Home Companion, Redbook, and The Saturday Evening Post. This marvelous example of his work clearly demonstrates his expertise. Rendered in watercolor and mixed media on board, it measures 20 x 16 and is signed lower left. This painting was published as a story illustration in a national magazine. Not Sold.
2210 Robert Robinson - Original Magazine Cover Art (1946). A Brandywine artist and student of Howard Pyle, Robinson produced many memorable early covers for The Saturday Evening Post. His cover art evoked a narrative style that one can easily compare to his contemporary, J. C. Leyendecker, and to a later Post contributor, Norman Rockwell. This is especially apparent in several of Robinson's whimsical Post covers (beginning around 1910) depicting his now famous rural old man. In later years, Robinson painted numerous covers for Motor Magazine, including this painting, a fine example, appearing April, 1946. Titled, "1896 Garage," a young boy shares his imaginative idea for a flying car with the local blacksmith. Rendered in Robinson's masterful style, it is executed in oil on canvas, measures approximately 28 x 17.5, and is signed lower-middle right. Not Sold.
2212 Alex Ross (1909-1990) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1955-1960). Alex Ross was an innovative illustrator whose tight, descriptive style brought him assignments with many of the national publications. For a dozen years he contributed his talents to Good Housekeeping magazine, primarily creating covers for the publication. Additionally, his story illustrations appeared in several other major magazines of the period, including The Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This sensuous story illustration most likely appeared in one of the latter. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 18 x 13 and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2213 Jerome G. Rozen (1895-1974) - Attributed - Original Pulp Painting (1930-1940). A superb pulp gangster image, this painting is attributed to Jerome Rozen. This painting came in a small group of pulp paintings acquired from a Chicago home -- all of which were signed as "B. W. Rocky." Several of these paintings were positively identified as the work of Jerome Rozen, including one which was a 1930s Nick Carter cover painting. The current owner believes this painting is also the work of Jerome Rozen. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 29 x 20 and is signed "B. W. Rocky" lower right. Not Sold.
2214 Donald H. "Rusty" Rust - Original Pin-up Painting (c.1960). Titled "Watch the Birdie," this D. H. Rust painting was published as a calendar in the early '60s. A highly desirable photography subject, this painting is rendered in oil on (unstretched) canvas, it measures approximately 30 x 24 and is signed lower right. Though contemporary works by Rust are easily obtainable, vintage originals of this quality are exceedingly uncommon. Not Sold.
2215 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1945). Arthur Sarnoff had a long and extraordinary career which encompassed a myriad of artistic achievements. As an illustrator, his work appeared as magazine covers and story illustrations in nearly every national magazine. He created some of the most popular calendar images ever published, including his famous series of "pool-playing dogs." He produced scores of gorgeous pin-up and glamour paintings, and developed innovative marketing images for numerous major ad campaigns. Sarnoff was also a respected portrait artist, painting dignitaries, including President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, and celebrities such as Bob Hope and Loretta Young. His fine art work, especially his western and sports paintings, brought him similar acclaim. As a student of Harvey Dunn, he learned what he termed "the fundamentals of painting," which he applied to every aspect of his craft. He was adept at creating any mood and portraying every genre; from puppies to pin-ups - from rowdy to romantic, Sarnoff could capture the moment. This painting was published in McCall's magazine in December, 1945 to accompany the story, When the Bough Breaks. It is rendered in oil on board, measures 10 x 17.5, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2216 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Pin-up/Glamour Painting (c.1960). This beautiful gardener girl was created by Sarnoff in the early 1960s. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures 28 x 17 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,840.00.
2217 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Magazine Cover (1955-1960). This tender image appeared as a cover for the American Weekly magazine, most likely in the late 1950s. It is executed in gouache on board, measures approximately 27 x 21, and is signed lower left. Sold for: $720.00.
2218 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1950). Published as a story illustration in the early 1950s, this work is a fine example of Sarnoff's ability to work in any medium. It is rendered in pen and ink, measures 15 x 21, and is signed lower right. Pen-and-ink illustrations by Sarnoff are exceptionally uncommon. Not Sold.
2219 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1953). A powerful and dramatic image by Sarnoff that was published as a story illustration in the September, 1953 issue of American Magazine. It is rendered in gouache on board, measures approximately 13 x 11 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $379.50.
2220 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Advertising Art (c.1960). A liquor advertising image that is skillfully rendered by Arthur Sarnoff, which was published in the early 60s . It is rendered in oil on board, measures 17.5 x 15.5, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2221 Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1951). This painting was published in Redbook magazine in October, 1951 to accompany the story, If You Go Now. The caption below the painting reads: "Oh Joe, she thought, if you really loved me you would have seen long ago how unhappy I've been." Rendered in gouache on board, it measures 17 x 24 and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2222 Mauro Scali - Original Pin-up Painting (1961). Mauro Scali had numerous pin-up and glamour images published by Esquire. He also created magazine illustrations and paperback covers for some of the major publishers. This gorgeous example of his pin-up work has the distinction of being one of only two known oils on canvas by the artist -- and one of only eight total pin-ups by Scali known to exist. It was published as a calendar in 1961 with the caption, "I'll be happy to show you my treasures." A stunning image rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 24 and is signed middle right.

We've been fortunate enough to receive updated information from Mauro Scali's daughter, Sharon. Thank you, Sharon, and we're including it here:

"I just wanted to give you a little more background on him as an fyi ... as you mentioned only a couple of oil on canvas pieces known to exist.

"Actually he did many more pieces later in life. I am not certain of the total number of original pinups in existence, I know that several were bought by collectors in the years he and my brother owned and operated their art gallery in New Orleans. But in terms of oils on canvas, there are many held by collectors throughout the U.S. Particularly in his ballet series produced from 1978 until his death 14 years ago.

"One of his pieces, 'Jete' was selected as the International Ballet Competition's poster ... signed, limited edition prints remain available of that piece.

"Another, 'Time Out' was also produced as a limited edition serigraph and our family holds a number of these prints still." Sold for: $1,437.50.
2223 Mauro Scali - Original Pin-up Painting (c.1960). Another Scali girl, this one with a winter theme, a ski girl polishing boots. Mauro Scali had much of his pin-up work published by Esquire. He worked both in oils and watercolor, producing significantly different looks in each medium. This painting is rendered in gouache on board, framed (22 x 19) with an approximate sight size of 14 x 11, and is signed lower right. This image was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel) on page 370, fig. 878. A photo of the calendar page is included.

We've been fortunate enough to receive updated information from Mauro Scali's daughter, Sharon. Thank you, Sharon, and we're including it here:

"I just wanted to give you a little more background on him as an fyi ... as you mentioned only a couple of oil on canvas pieces known to exist.

"Actually he did many more pieces later in life. I am not certain of the total number of original pinups in existence, I know that several were bought by collectors in the years he and my brother owned and operated their art gallery in New Orleans. But in terms of oils on canvas, there are many held by collectors throughout the U.S. Particularly in his ballet series produced from 1978 until his death 14 years ago.

"One of his pieces, 'Jete' was selected as the International Ballet Competition's poster ... signed, limited edition prints remain available of that piece.

"Another, 'Time Out' was also produced as a limited edition serigraph and our family holds a number of these prints still." Not Sold.
2224 Mauro Scali - Original Pin-up Painting (c.1960). This lovely Halloween Girl was rendered in gouache on board, and is framed (22 x 19) with an approximate sight size of 14 x 11. It is signed lower right. This image was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel) on page 370, fig. 882.

We've been fortunate enough to receive updated information from Mauro Scali's daughter, Sharon. Thank you, Sharon, and we're including it here:

"I just wanted to give you a little more background on him as an fyi ... as you mentioned only a couple of oil on canvas pieces known to exist.

"Actually he did many more pieces later in life. I am not certain of the total number of original pinups in existence, I know that several were bought by collectors in the years he and my brother owned and operated their art gallery in New Orleans. But in terms of oils on canvas, there are many held by collectors throughout the U.S. Particularly in his ballet series produced from 1978 until his death 14 years ago.

"One of his pieces, 'Jete' was selected as the International Ballet Competition's poster ... signed, limited edition prints remain available of that piece.

"Another, 'Time Out' was also produced as a limited edition serigraph and our family holds a number of these prints still." Not Sold.
2225 P. Schaeffer - Original Pulp Painting (1915-1920). A rare, early basketball illustration that was probably used as cover painting for a pulp-style sports magazine, such as All Basketball Stories. There are a few notations on the back of the canvas, but none that specifically relate to the publication. Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 30 x 20, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2226 P. Schaeffer - Original Pulp Painting (1915-1920). This is believed to be an early cover painting for a sports pulp magazine. There are a few notations to the back of the canvas, but none that are decipherable relate to the artist or publication. Painted in oil on canvas it measures 30 x 20, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2227 Al Schmidt - Attributed - Original Illustration (1960-1965). This was most likely published as a story illustration. It is executed in gouache on board, measuring 21 x 17. Sold for: $184.00.
2228 Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) Magazine Story Illustration (1935). Frank E. Schoonover is best known for his portrayals of dramatic, outdoor action/adventure scenes and depictions of the west. A student of Howard Pyle, among his fellow classmates at the time were N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, and Harvey Dunn. The Pyle-Brandywine influence is evident in Schoonover's work throughout his productive career. He learned to paint what he knew, and was an ardent outdoorsman and seasoned traveler. He wrote his own stories and illustrated them -- this in addition to his tremendous output of illustrations for such publications as Scribner's, American Boy, Harper's, and The Ladies' Home Journal. Schoonover was also a prolific book illustrator and contributed his talents to a multitude of the classics. This painting, published in the July, 1935 issue of American Boy, accompanied the story, Beaver Woman's Vision by James Willard Schultz, with the following caption: "Sure enough a long column of riders was coming down the canyon trail, Kutenai men! And one of them was Redhorn himself!" The painting is rendered in oil on canvas, framed (32 x 36) with an approximate sight size of 26.5 x 30, and signed (initialed) middle right. An issue of the American Boy magazine is included. Sold for: $10,925.00.
2229 N. Sciurba - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1970). This image was most likely published by Ace books in the early to mid-1970s. Rendered in gouache and mixed media on board, it measures 26 x 18, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2230 Ellen Barbara Segner - Original Calendar Painting (1940-1950). E. B. Segner was a prolific female illustrator, and her wholesome images have been published as magazine covers, in books, advertising art, and especially as calendar prints. Although she did paint pin-up and glamour art, her work most often depicted children and other sentimental and nostalgic subjects. Original paintings by Segner are quite uncommon. It is believed that this painting was reproduced as a calendar print. It is painted in oil on canvas, measures 34 x 30 and is signed lower left. There is a small tear in the palm of the mother's right glove; otherwise the painting is in well-preserved condition. Sold for: $1,380.00.
2231 Amos Sewell (1901-1983) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1949). Amos Sewell was an exceptionally accomplished artist, whose work appeared extensively in The Saturday Evening Post. Painting both covers and story illustrations for the Post, Sewell established himself as a skilled illustrator. Throughout his career, he also developed images for many national advertisers, appeared in most of the major magazines and later painted several paperback covers for Gold Medal. This finely rendered image appeared as a two-page spread in True magazine in May 1949. It is executed in oil on board, measures 27 x 29 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2232 Lou Shabner - Original Pin-up/Glamour Art (1940-1950). Lou Shabner, a British artist, painted exquisitely beautiful pin-up and glamour images. Throughout the 1940s and '50s, his work was published as calendars in England, which were tremendously popular. Though he worked primarily in gouache, Shabner was equally talented in any medium and was always able to achieve the same realistic quality in his work for which he became famous. This stunning redhead is a superb example of the artist's work. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures 18 x 15. Sold for: $603.75.
2233 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Magazine Cover Art (1933). Charles Sheldon had an extraordinary career as an illustrator, and his many accomplishments in commercial art are still admired and collected today. His creation of the "Breck Girl" in the mid-1930s became a beloved image in American advertising and appeared in the company's shampoo ads for a quarter of a century. While Sheldon's unique pastel images graced numerous ads and the covers of many of the major magazines, it was the hundreds of movie stars he painted for Photoplay, Movie Classic, Screenland, and similar movie magazines, that brought him the greatest acclaim. His exquisite pastel portraits of such stars as Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and other stars of the '20s and '30s are perhaps his greatest contribution to the world of glamour illustration. A striking example is this portrait of Joan Crawford for the May, 1933 cover of Screenland magazine. Executed in pastel on board, it measures 25 x 19 with an image size of approximately 15 x 11, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2234 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Illustration (1920-1925). An exquisite art deco image of the famous ballerina Hilda Butsova expertly rendered by Charles Sheldon. This was most likely published as a cover for one of the entertainment magazines of the period. Executed in charcoal on board, and measuring 28 x 22, it is signed lower right. Also included with this lot are 15 photos of the model from Sheldon's personal photo reference library. There are some breaks to the board but, with the exception of one in the upper left area (across the ballerina's name), they are confined to the outer edges. Some water staining is evident in the lower part of the illustration but does not detract from, or affect, the central image. Sold for: $1,840.00.
2235 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Magazine Cover Art (c.1927). An absolutely gorgeous cover for Photoplay magazine by Charles Sheldon. The model or movie star is not identified, but she is a lovely rendering in the capable hands of Sheldon. Executed in pastel on board, measuring 24 x 19 and signed lower right. Also included are eight original model photos from Sheldon's personal photo reference library. Sold for: $2,530.00.
2236 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Magazine Cover Art (1925-1935). A striking depiction of the young Ronald Colman, possibly published as a cover for Photoplay magazine. Rendered in pastel on board, measuring 25 x 19 with an approximate image size of 16 x 12, it is signed lower right. A light cleaning by a professional restorer would be required to return this handsome portrait to its original condition. Not Sold.
2237 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Illustration (1915-1925). This Charles Sheldon image of a schoolgirl ice skater possibly appeared as a cover for the The Ladies' Home Journal, or a similar magazine of the period. It is rendered in watercolor and mixed media on paper (attached to board), and is matted (26 x 17) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 13. It is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2238 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Advertising Illustration (1910-1915). A rare advertising image by Charles Sheldon from the early 1900s, promoting safety in the home -- Pyrene was a brand of fire extinguisher. Executed in charcoal on thin board, it measures approximately 17 x 20 and is signed lower left. Also included with this lot is a photo of the models from Sheldon's personal photo reference library. There are several breaks in the fragile board but, with the exception of one on the woman's left shoulder, they are confined to the outer edges. Careful tape repairs have been made on each break on the back of the board, and the overall appearance is unaffected. Not Sold.
2239 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Advertising Art (1925-1930). An early pin-up ad by Sheldon for Fox Shoes. It is rendered in mixed media on board, measures framed (24 x 19) with an approximate sight size of 22 x 17, and is signed lower left. Also included with this lot is a copy of the model photo, photographed from the original. Sold for: $747.50.
2240 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Magazine Cover Art (1925-1930). This beautiful portrait of a female aviator was probably published as a cover for Parents magazine. It is rendered by Charles Sheldon in pastel on paper, measures 13.5 x 10, and is signed lower right. Also included with this lot are 5 photos of the model from Sheldon's personal photo reference library. Sold for: $805.00.
2241 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Magazine Cover Art (1925-1930). This lovely image of a young woman in winter attire was probably published as a cover for Parents magazine. It is rendered in pastel on paper, measures 13.5 x 10, and is signed lower right. Also included with this lot are 9 photos of the model from Charles Sheldon's personal photo reference library. Not Sold.
2242 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Advertising Illustration (1910-1915). A winter image, most likely published as an advertisement in the early 1900s. Rendered by Charles Sheldon in pencil on board, it measures 26 x 21, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2243 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Magazine Cover Art (1925-1935). A cover for Radio Digest, this is a beautiful portrait of NBC radio star, Betty Council. Rendered in pastel on board, measuring 25 x 19 with an approximate image size of 16 x 12, it is signed lower right. Also included with this lot are three printer's proofs of the magazine cover (one, shown here) and a model photo from Sheldon's personal photo reference library. Not Sold.
2244 Charles Gates Sheldon (1889-1960) Original Advertising Illustration (1920). A lovely image from the early 20s by Charles Sheldon, that was published as a full-page fashion illustration, most likely in Woman's Home Companion. Rendered in charcoal on board, and measuring 21 x 16 with an approximate image size of 12 x 9, it is signed lower left. Also included with this lot is a photo of the model from Sheldon's personal photo reference library. Not Sold.
2245 William H. Sickles - Original Calendar Art (c.1940). This is perhaps the most memorable image created by William Sickles for The Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company. It was an extremely popular calendar during World War II. Rendered in airbrush on board, it measures 18 x 14 and is signed lower right. The tape residue around the edges is the remnant of the crop markings used by the publisher. A small published version of the art, still attached to a portion of the painting's original brown wrapping paper, is included. Sold for: $483.00.
2246 William H. Sickles - Original Calendar Art (1940-1950). William Sickles created several popular patriotic calendar images for The Joseph C. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company. This image of the Lincoln Memorial is a worthy example. It is rendered in airbrush on heavy board, measures 16 x 20 and is signed lower right. Sold for: $293.25.
2247 Alex Smith - Original Paperback Cover Art (1965-1970). Original paperback cover art, published as a Banner book. Rendered in mixed media on board, it measures approximately 19 x 12 and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2248 J. Fredrick Smith - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1954). J. Fredrick Smith had a keen eye for beauty, and the talent to translate it successfully into his mainstream illustration. Whether in advertising or story illustrations, his women were generally striking, glamorous, and independent figures -- always the focus of attention. In the mid-1940s, Smith was part of Esquire magazine's "Gallery of Glamour" series. For several years he created popular pin-ups for Esquire, and had three of his pin-up images appear in the memorable 1953 Ballyhoo calendar published by Brown & Bigelow. Later in his career, he turned to glamour photography, at which he was equally adept and successful. This is a marvelous example of his mainstream illustration, which was published in the September, 1954 issue of The American Magazine, to accompany the story, The Golden Gimmick. The caption reads, "At the sight of Greg, Janet's romantic side pushed and her practical side pulled. 'Stop it', she told them both, 'I'll handle this.'" Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 20 x 18, and is signed lower right. A copy of the published illustration is included. Sold for: $1,552.50.
2249 J. Fredrick Smith - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1954). Published in Cosmopolitan September, 1955, and featuring a gorgeous woman by Smith, this illustration accompanied the story titled, The Thought Behind It. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 20 x 16.5, it is signed faintly lower left and prominently lower middle. A copy of the published illustration is included. Sold for: $805.00.
2250 J. Fredrick Smith - Original Illustration (c.1980). An interesting painting by Smith, illustrating our changing times; a pregnant woman left standing on a New York subway while two men sit engrossed in their newspapers. This was most likely published as a story illustration, or advertisement. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures approximately 15 x 18, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2251 J. Fredrick Smith - Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1953). Published in Cosmopolitan magazine in the early 1950s, this illustration accompanied a story of a young woman in the slums, titled, Kill and Run. The caption reads: "She had one of those haunting faces, fine bones and smooth young skin, dark eyes as innocent as her view of life could ever let her be." This is a superb example of Smith's 1950s magazine work. Executed in gouache on board, it measures approximately 20 x 17, and is signed lower right. A copy of the published version of the art is included. Sold for: $776.25.
2252 William Arthur Smith (1918-1989) Original Calendar Art (1964). One of the paintings in the "Voices of Great Americans" series that was published as a calendar by the Exxon corporation in 1964. This depiction of Thomas Edison in his laboratory by William Arthur Smith, remained a part of the company's private collection of original art for years. A brass plaque on the lower edge of the frame reads (in part): "'The yearning of a man's brain for new knowledge... never can be completely met,' Thomas Alva Edison." Rendered in oil on canvas, it is framed (27 x 34.5) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 28.5, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,955.00.
2253 William Arthur Smith (1918-1989) Original Calendar Art (1964). One of the paintings in the "Voices of Great Americans" series, this was published as a calendar by the Exxon corporation in 1964. This depiction of Ralph Waldo Emerson by William Arthur Smith, remained a part of the company's private collection of original art for years. A brass plaque on the lower edge of the frame reads (in part): "'Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,' Ralph Waldo Emerson." Rendered in oil on canvas, this piece is framed (27 x 34.5) with an approximate sight size of 21 x 28.5 and is signed lower middle-right. Sold for: $977.50.
2254 William Fulton Soare (1896-1940) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1930). A member of the Brandywine School, two of William Soare's teachers were Harvey Dunn and N. C. Wyeth. Soare painted pin-up and glamour subjects for calendars; western, detective and adventure paintings for the pulps; and advertising images for such companies as Coca-Cola. He also did numerous story illustrations that were published in some of the notable national magazines including The Saturday Evening Post, Scribner's, and The Country Gentleman. This image of a handsome formal couple was a story illustration that most likely appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 37 x 17 and is signed lower right. The painting is nicely framed for an overall size of 42 x 21.5. Sold for: $1,955.00.
2255 William Fulton Soare (1896-1940) Original Illustration (1930-1935). This lovely winter lass, expertly rendered by William Soare, was probably a cover for either American Weekly or This Week magazine. It is executed in oil on canvas, measures 25 x 21, and is signed lower left. The painting has developed fine cracks apparent throughout the image. Not Sold.
2256 H. J. Soulen (1888-1965) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1920-1930). H. J. Soulen was a master of combining rich colors and textured images that transported the viewer to foreign lands and distant times. The painting offered here is an excellent example of Soulen's painterly style and work in oriental subjects -- a bustling street scene populated with a lively assortment of local characters. A student of Howard Pyle, Soulen had the distinction of often having his work reproduced in full color in many publications, this at a time when most interior illustrations only appeared in black and white. This could only be credited to Soulen's unique style and his marvelous use of color. This painting was most likely reproduced as a full-color story illustration and was published in one of the national magazines, such as the The Saturday Evening Post and The Ladies' Home Journal. Executed in oil on board, it measures approximately 18.5 x 22 and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2257 C. Clyde Squires (1883-1970) Original Magazine Illustration (1906). Clyde Squires was a consummate illustrator of romantic subjects for several major magazines, including the old Life magazine and Woman's Home Companion. He also created western-themed story illustrations and covers which were published by the western romance pulps. Squires was another illustrator whose artistic experience was enriched and encouraged by working with Howard Pyle. This early romantic subject was probably published in the old Life magazine as a two-page illustration. It features a wonderful art nouveau girl and is dated 1906, the same year Squires' first illustration appeared in Life. Rendered in charcoal and mixed media on board, it measures approximately 21 x 34 and is signed and dated lower left. Not Sold.
2258 Paul Stahr (1883-1953) Original Magazine Cover Art (1934). Paul Stahr was a skilled artist who painted magazine covers throughout his career. They appeared on such publications as American Magazine, Collier's Weekly, and Woman's Home Companion. But it was his work for Argosy magazine for which Stahr is most remembered; providing the publication with primarily western and adventure images, he produced scores of cover paintings that would entice readers to buy their magazine. This painting, an Argosy cover from March 17, 1934, is presented in the traditional dramatic style found in Stahr's Argosy work. An extremely powerful image and superb example of the artist's pulp work. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 24 x 23, and is signed lower left. An issue of the Argosy magazine is included. Sold for: $2,645.00.
2259 Gloria Stoll - Attributed - Original Pulp Magazine Cover Painting (c.1947). This charming romance western pulp painting is most likely the work of Gloria Stoll. Like many of her pulp covers, it portrays an attractive, happy young couple enjoying a special moment -- in this case the birth of newborn calf. Gloria Stoll produced a myriad of wholesome, romantic and appealing covers for several of the pulp titles including Rangeland Romances, Romance Western, and All-Story Love Tales. Painted in oil on canvas, it measures 22 x 22 and is framed (25.5 x 25.5). This is possibly a cover painting for Rangeland Romances. Not Sold.
2260 Herbert Morton Stoops (1888-1948) Magazine Story Illustration (1924). This powerful work by Herbert Morton Stoops was most likely published in Blue Book Magazine. His illustrations additionally appeared in national publications, including Collier's and Cosmopolitan; but it was with Blue Book, contributing historical, western, and adventure covers and interior illustrations that he is most remembered. This painting is a fine, painterly example of his black and white adventure work. Though some of the notations on the back of the stretcher and canvas are indecipherable, a portion of a label remains noting the artist's name (painted by H. W. Stoops) and the publication date of November, 1924. It is rendered in oil on canvas, and measures 28 x 26. Not Sold.
2261 Herbert Morton Stoops (1888-1948) - Attributed - Original Illustration (c.1930). An extremely masterful work of art, this boxing illustration is attributed to Herbert Morton Stoops. It was most likely reproduced as a magazine story illustration or advertising image. Whatever its venue of publication, this remains a superbly rendered and powerful depiction of a highly desirable subject matter. It is executed in oil on canvas and measures 25 x 30. Sold for: $2,070.00.
2262 Ray C. Strang (1893-1957) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1925-1930). Admired and best remembered as a western artist, Ray C. Strang worked as a commercial illustrator for nearly eighteen years. His story illustrations and advertising images were published in many of the national magazines during the 1920s and '30s. This powerful image, an early story illustration, is rendered in gouache on board, measures approximately 22 x 15 and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2263 Paul Strayer (1885-1981) Original Advertising Illustration (1930-1940). An exceedingly rare Zephyer Train advertisement painted by the accomplished illustrator, Paul Strayer. Well known for his accurate and painterly depictions of the rugged outdoors, Strayer was also a prolific book illustrator, and created memorable illustrations for such classics as Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures 25 x 18 and is signed lower left. There is an ink inscription on the painting (on top of the train car in the forefront) that reads: "To my good friend Joe McDowell, from Charles F. Minor," and it is dated 10-4-1949. Not Sold.
2264 Frank Street (1893-1944) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1930). Frank Street was a student of Harvey Dunn, and later considered his contemporary by many. Street's work was masterful and certainly carried on the Pyle-Brandywine tradition; this is evident in many of his story illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post. Throughout his career he did extensive work for The Saturday Evening Post, and also contributed his considerable talents to Cosmopolitan, The Ladies' Home Journal, and Collier's. This skillful example is a convergence of moody colors, shadows, and textures, which neatly frame the characters and greatly add to the emotional atmosphere. This was most likely published as a story illustration in The Saturday Evening Post. It is painted in oil on canvas, measures 34 x 24, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2265 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (1993). One of two published versions of this original romance paperback cover, this one published as Bantam/Loveswept #656 - A Prince for Jenny, by Peggy Webb. This is an exceptional example of the artist's work in this genre. It is executed in oil on masonite and measures 20 x 16. Also included in this lot is a 10 x 8 pencil study of the painting, and a "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Not Sold.
2266 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (1987). Original romance paperback cover art, published as Dell/The Best of Candlelight #15062 - Love Beyond Reason, by Rachel Ryan. It is executed in oil on board, measures 20 x 14, and is signed lower left. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback is included. Not Sold.
2267 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (1990). Original romance paperback cover art, published as Harlequin Romance #66 - Suspicious Heart, by Emma Richmond. It is executed in oil on board, measures 20 x 20 and is signed lower right. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback and two model photos are included. Not Sold.
2268 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (1989). Original young adult paperback cover art, published as Ballantine #39506 - Rookies #5 Play-Off Pressure, by Mark Freeman. It is executed in oil on board, measures 20 x 15 and is signed lower right. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback and two model photos are included. Sold for: $253.00.
2269 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (1991). Original romance paperback cover art, published as Harlequin Romance #93 - Ice Lady, by Emma Goldrick. Tadiello created an exceptionally realistic feel to this painting, and this stands out as one of his better Harlequin covers. It is executed in oil on board, measures 21 x 14 and is signed lower right. A photo of the published cover is included. Not Sold.
2270 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (c.1990). Paperback cover art for a Scholastic children's book series. Rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 30 x 22 and signed lower middle. Sold for: $166.75.
2271 Ed Tadiello - Original Paperback Cover Art (1990). Original romance paperback cover art published as Harlequin Presents #1258 - Elusive as the Unicorn, by Carole Mortimer. It is executed in oil on board, measures 19 x 13 and is signed lower right. A "flat art" cover of the published paperback, a model photo, and a complete paperback are included. Not Sold.
2272 Greg Theakston - Original Magazine Cover Art (1991). This beautiful portrait of Babe Ruth was utilized as the cover to Sports Classics Comics #1, an "unauthorized biography" of the Sultan of Swat in comic book format. Greg Theakston nicely captures the affable qualities of the Bambino's hangdog mug. The bright yellow background beautifully complements the realistic skin tones, giving the painting a startlingly photorealistic quality. This piece certainly has crossover appeal, reaching out to fans of both comic book and illustration art, was well as sports collectors -- last we checked, the Babe still has a few fans milling about the ballpark. Rendered in acrylic on illustration board, it measures 15 x 11.5, and is signed lower middle-left. Sold for: $1,150.00.
2273 Greg Theakston - Original Magazine Cover Art (1984). Lee Majors, star of the popular series, The Fall Guy, strikes a very Bondian pose, flanked by three lovely ladies on this attractive TV Guide cover, which appeared on the February 18, 1984 issue. With the skillful use of black/white/gray tones, Theakston captures the car-chase excitement of the series. Rendered in acrylic on illustration board, and measuring 18 x 15, there is some water damage visible at the left edge, but the condition is excellent overall. Not Sold.
2274 Greg Theakston - Original Paperback Cover Art (1988). The first book in the Exchameleon series by comic historian Ron Goulart was graced with this colorful cover painting by Greg Theakston. Theakston has enjoyed a varied career in comics and illustration, working with the legendary Jack Kirby at the tail-end of his career, promoting obscure nostalgia in The Betty Pages magazine, and painting covers for a variety of books and magazines. This gorgeous piece is rendered in acrylic on illustration board, measures 22 x 14, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
2275 Greg Theakston - Original Paperback Cover Art (1984). This well-rendered battle scene was used as the cover illustration for the sixth entry in the long-running paperback series, The Rat Bastards, by John Mackie. From the look of this cover, if they ever make a movie version, they should cast Tim Allen in the lead. A gorgeous piece with luscious, vibrant colors. Executed in acrylic on illustration board, it measures 22 x 15, and despite a very small amount of paint loss at the lower left corner, it is in excellent condition overall. Not Sold.
2276 Greg Theakston - Original Paperback Cover Art (1978). Evocative image by Greg Theakston, used as the cover illustration for the science fiction novel, All These Earths, by F. M. Busby. Well-known for his illustration and cover work, Theakston was also responsible for The Betty Pages magazine, which tracked down the legendary pin-up queen before she re-emerged. Rendered in acrylic on canvas board, it measures 22 x 15, and is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2277 T. N. Thompson - Original Pin-up Painting (1958). T. N. Thompson took over the famous yearly "Artist's Sketch Pad" calendar from Earl Mac Pherson in 1951, producing it for the next seven years. He was also involved in similar-format calendars for other companies, such as this example of "Studio Sketches" in 1958, where this painting appeared twice. Published as both the cover of the yearly calendar and the month of March, it was titled "A Nice Little Lass." Rendered in oil on linen, it measures 30 x 24. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 276, fig. 644. A March 1958 calendar page and a color copy of the "Studio Sketches" cover are included. Sold for: $2,070.00.
2278 Charles Towne - Original Story Illustration (c.1930). Charles Towne's work appeared on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post and Liberty magazines in the mid-1920s, usually depicting precocious and charming children of the period. This pulp-like story illustration, (possibly published in The Saturday Evening Post), nicely exhibits the artist's painterly style and his flair for capturing a dramatic moment on canvas. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measures approximately 26 x 22.5, and is signed upper right. With the exception of a very small mend to the back of the canvas (at lower right), it is in very good condition. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2279 Albert W. Turton - Original Illustration (c.1915). A wonderful subject and great transitional period piece which bridges the art nouveau and art deco periods. It is believed that this painting was either published as an ad or a magazine cover. The attractive young woman is working in a darkroom in the early part of the 19th century; she is looking longingly at a photo negative of a man. The painting is rendered in gouache on board and measures approximately 25 x 21, and it is boldly signed lower right. Sold for: $2,070.00.
2280 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1925). An extremely prolific illustrator, Raeburn Van Buren began working in the newspaper business, moved to the pulps and eventually on to national magazines. The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Liberty, and Cosmopolitan, were just a few of the publications where his work appeared. In the late 1930s, Van Buren collaborated with Al Capp to create the comic strip "Abbie an' Slats." This illustration was published in The Saturday Evening Post, June 6, 1925, to accompany the story, Hotel and Bank Crooks, by William J. Burns. Executed in charcoal on board, it measures approximately 14 x 23, and is signed and dated lower left. Not Sold.
2281 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Illustration (c.1934). A Van Buren original that was published as a newspaper supplement cover for Valentine's Day. The caption at the bottom of the original reads, "Two heads are better than one." The published version reads, "On St. Valentine's Day, at least, aren't 'two heads better than one?'" Rendered in charcoal on board, it measures 20 x 20 and is signed lower middle. A photocopy of the published cover is included. Not Sold.
2282 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1935). This image by Van Buren appeared as a story illustration, most likely in one of the national magazines. Executed in charcoal on board, it measures approximately 24 x 20, and is signed and dated lower left. The break at the lower right corner could be easily covered when matted. Not Sold.
2283 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Story Illustration (1926). Published in The Saturday Evening Post, this illustration by Van Buren is executed in charcoal on board, measures approximately 18 x 13 and is signed and dated lower left. There is a 2 inch x 3 inch corner break to the board at on the bottom right edge. The corner has been re-attached and 90% of the break could be easily matted out. Not Sold.
2284 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Story Illustration (1925-1930?). This offering is a color work by Van Buren that came to our consignor as part of a group of pieces, all of which were purportedly executed between 1925 and 1930. What is remarkable about this image is its depiction of the beatnik artist and a hippie-type girl, which would have had to have been drawn several decades before their time. Rendered in mixed media on heavy paper, it measures 17 x 13 and is signed lower left. Should the successful bidder be fortunate enough to locate a copy of this image published prior to the 1950s, he or she will have discovered a unique and prescient piece of art history. But regardless of the date of execution, it is clearly a desirable and well-rendered painting by this important illustrator. Provenance: This painting was acquired, along with many of the other works by Van Buren in this auction, directly from the artist's estate. Not Sold.
2285 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Illustration Art (c.1934). This Van Buren image was most likely published as a story illustration. The caption at the bottom reads, "He went away to forget!" This is executed in charcoal on board, measures 22 x 15, and is signed and dated lower right. Not Sold.
2286 Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Illustration (1933). Titled, "Nothing to Wear," this most likely appeared as a newspaper supplement cover. Executed in charcoal on board, it measures 18.5 x 23.5 and is signed and dated lower right. There is some foxing to the board, which primarily affects the outer edges and is only faintly visible throughout the image area. Not Sold.
2287 Fredric Varady - Original Illustration (1950-1960). Fredric Varady's proficient and distinctive style of illustrating brought him many assignments from such national magazines as McCall's, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and The Saturday Evening Post. This striking, sophisticated woman, whose image was most likely published as a story illustration, is a superb example. Rendered in gouache on board, it measures 17.5 x 25 and is signed lower left. Sold for: $776.25.
2288 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Painting (1921). No single artist in the history of pin-up art has attained the universal acclaim of Alberto Vargas. Admired and collected the world over for nearly three-quarters of a century, his name and exquisite images have become synonymous with pin-up and glamour art. Only his contemporary, George Petty, comes close to his level of recognition, but is ultimately surpassed by Vargas' legendary status. The greater portion of Vargas' prominence can only be attributed to the mastery of his craft and life-long devotion to immortalizing the American girl. However, a fraction of his fame was simply fate. After spending years developing his distinctive style, working first in the 1920s for Florenz Ziegfeld, then for several of the major Hollywood movie studios in the 1930s, he became George Petty's replacement at Esquire magazine in 1940. Vargas' elegant paintings for Esquire created an immediate sensation and impact on the American culture, but it would be nearly 20 years before the Vargas Girl would reach her full potential and become the hallmark of glamour and pin-up art. Legal troubles with Esquire in the mid- and late 1940s were followed by many lean years in the 1950s. In 1960, the Vargas Girl resurfaced within the pages of Playboy magazine; it was a relationship that would last for sixteen years. Within a few issues Vargas had revitalized his images for Playboy, bringing the Vargas Girl to a new level of artistic achievement, and her creator an enduring and unparalleled prominence in the world of pin-up art. An important rare and early work, Alberto Vargas painted this exquisite art deco image, titled Moonlight on the Hudson, in 1921. It is rendered in watercolor and mixed media on board, measures approximately 22 x 34, and is signed and dated lower right. Sold for: $18,400.00.
2289 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Preliminary Sketch (1940-1950). In the 1940s, Alberto Vargas began working on a series of nude paintings that were not to be sold in his lifetime. The "Legacy Nudes," as they came to be known, were Vargas' bequest to his wife, Anna Mae. This large nude sketch is a preliminary drawing by Vargas for one of his legacy paintings. It is one of only a few such sketches known to exist. It is rendered in pencil on paper (the model's lips are colored pencil), it measures matted (28 x 40) with an approximate sight size of 22 x 34. Not Sold.
2290 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Movie "Visual" (1938). This offering is for one of the rare "visuals" Alberto Vargas created for the Warner Brothers 1938 film Juarez. As noted by Reid Austin in the book Vargas (Austin/Vargas), "His best work was done for Warner's; his elevations or visuals for Juarez are gems of light, shadow, and composition." Rendered in mixed media on paper, it is matted (7 x 9) with an image area of 3 x 4. The work is titled (in Vargas' hand) "Dining Room, Mexico City" and is signed lower right. This image was reproduced in the book Varga The Esquire Years, A Catalogue Rasionne (Alfred Van Der Marck). Sold for: $540.50.
2291 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Pin-up Sketch (1950). This rare sketch for the "Ace of Clubs" was created by Alberto Vargas as part of his Vargas Girl playing cards series for 1950. An article published in Figure Photography (Vol. Nine) shows Vargas working on similar drawings for his famous card deck. Rendered in pencil on paper, it measures 5 x 3 and is signed (initialed) lower right. Sold for: $630.00.
2292 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Early Sketch (1916-1917). A rare, early, intricately detailed work from Alberto Vargas' first sketchbook, a hat design for the Adleson Hat Company, New York. It is rendered in pencil and watercolor on paper, matted (11 x 14) with an approximate sight size of 8 x 5, and is signed (initialed) by Vargas lower right. Sold for: $1,260.00.
2293 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Early Sketch (1916-1917). This lovely image is from Alberto Vargas' first sketchbook, which he used for his first job in New York for the Adleson Hat Company. This finely detailed partial nude sketch is rendered in pencil and watercolor on paper, matted (11 x 14) with an approximate sight size of 5 x 8, and is signed (initialed) by Vargas lower right. Sold for: $718.75.
2294 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Final Preliminary Magazine Illustration (1965-1969). The final study for a Playboy magazine image by Alberto Vargas that, in its final form, was published on three separate occasions. First, the final rendering was published as a full-page pin-up in Playboy with its caption "I'm a little tired this evening - mind if I don't play hard-to-get?" It then appeared again in a Vargas retrospective titled Vargas Revisited in Playboy for the January, 1970 issue. Lastly it was included in the Playboy publication,Vargas Girls a collection of "fifty years of beauty by Playboy's favorite delineator of the American Girl." A marvelous and unique Vargas original, it is executed in pencil, watercolor and airbrush on paper. Matted (24.5 x 29) with an approximate sight size of 18.5 x 23, it is signed lower right. Written in the upper left hand corner by Alberto Vargas is his working title of the image, "The Last Line of Defense." Sold for: $4,140.00.
2295 Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Final Preliminary Calendar Art (1947). A fabulous calendar image by Alberto Vargas, this is the final study of the famous August 1947 Esquire Calendar Girl. A remarkable rendering, this large final preliminary drawing contains most of the color, shading and the basic body language of the finished image. However, it is lacking the modest covering of flowers used in the final rendering to comply with the censorship of the period, making this an exquisite and historical Vargas original. It is executed in pencil, watercolor and airbrush on paper, it measures matted (25 x 31), and has an approximate sight size of 19 x 25. An August 1947 calendar page showing the final version, is included with this original. Sold for: $2,645.00.
2296 Ed Vebell - Original Story Illustration (1978). An accomplished and respected illustrator, Ed Vebell had his work published in Life, Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, and other national publications. This illustration appeared in Reader's Digest, February, 1978 (page 132) and accompanied the story, A Small Miracle for Peter. It is rendered in mixed media on board, measuring 15 x 14, and is signed lower left. Sold for: $212.75.
2297 E. F. Ward (1892-1990) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1924). This is a marvelous example of one of E. F. Ward's paintings from what many consider to be his prime period (prior to 1930). At this time Ward was painting primarily in oils and his subjects tended to have a solemn tone; the two lumberjacks portrayed here offer an appropriate example. The quality and craftsmanship of this work parallels that of E. F. Ward's contemporary, Dean Cornwell. This is believed to have been published as a magazine story illustration, most likely in The Saturday Evening Post. Rendered in oil on canvas, the painting is rich in texture and moody character. It measures 24 x 30, is signed and dated lower left. Sold for: $1,860.00.
2298 Paul Webb - Original Magazine Art (c.1930). Paul Webb was a prolific cartoonist whose work was published in several national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Life, Esquire, and Collier's. This cartoon was published in Life magazine in the early 1930s with the possible caption, "That was simply divine, Baxter -- and now let's try the 3rd Ave.'L.'" It is rendered in pen-and-ink and wash on board, measures approximately 30 x 22, and is signed lower left. There are some breaks and chips to the fragile board's edges which do not affect the overall image area. Life Magazine's stamp appears on the back of the board. Not Sold.
2299 Albert Beck Wenzell (1864-1917) Original Story Illustration (c.1897). One of the most renowned illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Albert Wenzell is remembered for his striking portrayals of high society. Much of his work is filled with rich colors and the fashions of the period: a glimpse of the lives of the sophisticated and affluent at the turn of the century. Wenzell's paintings were published in the leading magazines of the day, among them Harper's Monthly, The Century, and The Saturday Evening Post. This painting was a story illustration which saw publication in one of the magazines of the period. It is rendered in watercolor on board, framed (32 x 38), with an approximate sight size of 27 x 33, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $2,012.50.
2300 Wexler - Original Illustration (c.1930). A superb shipyard subject with great art deco graphics, this painting was either published as a story illustration or as an advertising image. The artist was extremely talented and had an eye for architectural design. Executed in mixed media on board, it is framed (26 x 26) with a sight size of approximately 18 x 18, and is signed middle left. Not Sold.
2301 Jon Whitcomb (1906-1988) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1946). Jon Whitcomb's paintings of gorgeous woman and romantic couples brought him considerable merit and fame throughout his career. His heartfelt illustrations graced the pages of McCall's, The Ladies' Home Journal, Collier's, Cosmopolitan, and other national publications. His World War II series of "Back Home for Keeps" advertisements, portraying uniformed service men back in the arms of their loved ones, were masterworks of romance and hope. In addition to his fine work in illustration, during the 1960s Whitcomb wrote (and illustrated) a monthly column for Cosmopolitan about movie stars that was extremely popular. This painting was published in Cosmopolitan in June, 1946 as a story illustration with the possible title, Of Human Bondage. It is rendered in gouache on board, is matted (18 x 22) with an approximate sight size of 12.5 x 16, and is signed lower right. Sold for: $661.25.
2302 Edgar Franklin Whitmack - Original Calendar Art (1943). A superb hunting subject, this illustration was published as a popular calendar print by the Osbourne Calendar Company. Rendered in oil on board, it is matted (18 x 23.5) with an approximate sight size of 12 x 17.5, and is signed and dated by the artist lower right. Sold for: $1,610.00.
2303 Lawrence Wilbur - Original Illustration (c.1943). A skillful illustrator, Wilbur's work was published as magazine covers, advertising art, and calendar prints. This patriotic painting may have been published as a magazine cover, or possibly as a calendar image. It is rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 32 x 34 and signed lower left. Not Sold.
2304 W. N. Wilson - Original Boating Illustration (c.1930). This was most likely a cover for Motor Boating magazine, published in the early 1930s. It is rendered in watercolor on board, measuring 22 x 17.5 with an image size of 16 x 14, and is signed lower middle. Sold for: $920.00.
2305 Ted Withers - Original Pin-up Painting (1950-1960). Ted Withers began his pin-up career after spending many years working in the Hollywood movie industry. He started working with the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company producing pin-ups in 1950. Four years later, he was given the assignment of painting the images for the famous "Artist's Sketch Pad" Calendar, which he would create every year until 1960. This beautiful ballerina is one of his original Brown & Bigelow pin-ups. Rendered in oil on canvas board, it measures 30 x 24, and is signed lower right. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 319, fig. 735. Not Sold.
2306 Ben Wohlberg - Attributed - Original Paperback Cover Art (1965). Original paperback art, published as Ballantine #U1050 - Destination Doubtful, by William O. Turner. Finely detailed, it is rendered in gouache and acrylic on board, measuring 25 x 16.5. Sold for: $1,265.00.
2307 George Hand Wright (1873-1951) Magazine Story Illustration (1915-1920). George Hand Wright contributed his illustrative talents to a number of national publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Scribner's, and Collier's. His style of illustration can as easily be viewed as fine art. This offering, for example, neatly bridges the gap between the two. The quality and execution of this Venetian scene, though most certainly a magazine story illustration, would not be out of place in a fine art gallery. Rendered in mixed media on paper, it is tastefully framed (24 x 18.5) with a sight size of approximately 17 x 12. It is signed lower right. Not Sold.
2308 Frederick Coffay Yohn (1875-1933) Original Story Illustration (1915-1920). F. C. Yohn is best known for his illustrations of historical subjects in books and magazines; especially memorable are his images depicting famous Revolutionary battles. He contributed work to some of the major national periodicals, including Harper's, Scribner's, and Century, and was one of the founders of The Society of Illustrators. This story illustration carried the whimsical title, Airmail Again, and the caption: "He boldly clung to his dizzy perch, not daring to look down, as he completed his job." Rendered in gouache and mixed media on board, it is framed (22 x 26.5) with a sight size of approximately 17 x 21, and is signed lower left. Sold for: $632.50.
2309 E. Yorkdale - Original Calendar Art (c.1930). This equestrian image was published as a calendar print. It is rendered in pastel on paper, measures 20 x 16, and is signed lower left. Not Sold.
Session 1
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3001 Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. More than a comic book, more than a superhero, this is a true piece of American pop cultural history. This first appearance and origin of Superman introduced an important American icon that has endured over the decades, becoming one of the most recognizable fictional characters in literary history. Making an impact on American and even world culture that Superman's creators (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) could not possibly have imagined, Superman has conquered not only the comic book and comic strip pages, but has been featured in books, movies, TV shows, toys, games, lunchboxes, cereal boxes...in fact, there are very few places one can look and not find the Man of Steel. No other book in all of comic fandom can elicit the visceral response that an Action Comics #1 can. To hold a copy in your hands is to hold the ultimate gem in the comic collecting crown. Every collector dreams of owning this jewel, making this the most prized possession in the hobby. This particular copy is superb with only minor defects, which include two very small scratch marks in the upper right hand corner of the cover in the logo area and some very minor spine wear. The colors on the front cover are deep, rich, and brilliant. Keys such as this are extremely scarce in mid-grade or higher in unrestored condition. In fact, there are only two unrestored copies that CGC has graded higher to date making this copy truly remarkable and desirable. This is perhaps one of the best values around: it is the pinnacle of the comic collecting world, it is unrestored, and has only the most minimal of defects making it an exceptional opportunity for an collector. As of this writing, this is the third highest unrestored copy of this book to be graded by CGC. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $105,000. Sold for: $120,750.00.
3002 All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. Green Lantern's origin and first appearance come with this issue, rated by Overstreet as the fifth most valuable Golden Age comic book. This jewel is not only one of the most coveted, it's also one of the most difficult to locate in any grade. In high grade? Good luck! First of all, Gerber and Overstreet agree it's "rare." In Gerber's estimation, just 21-50 copies survive 60 years after Martin Nodell's timeless superhero made his debut in this issue, depicted on the cover by Sheldon Moldoff. Incredibly, CGC hasn't awarded a grade higher than Fine Minus to any unrestored copy to date, and just three restored versions have earned a higher "Apparent" grade than this. CGC notes "Restoration includes color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $24,640; VF 8.0 value = $57,500. Sold for: $5,750.00.
3003 All Select Comics #1 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. This quintessential Timely title enjoyed an auspicious birth, with a classic Alex Schomburg cover in the very first issue. Couple that with utilizing Timely's Big Three, Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner, in one issue, and voila! Instant winning formula! This copy is among the nicest that CGC has grade to date of the title's premiere issue. A very clean, bright copy with a strong spine displays very few defects, including small, light corner creases at the top right corner of the front and at the top left corner on the back, slightly rounded corners, very few stresses along the spine, a small bindery cut at the bottom of the spine, and a wee scuff at the top of the spine. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $6,500. Sold for: $8,050.00.
3004 All Select Comics #2 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. The multi-superhero format of this terrific run coupled with the rampant WWII patriotism of the day meant this title was ready-made for Alex Schomburg's bombastic covers. The Golden Age Master created every cover except the last one in the series. This attractive copy has the highest "Apparent" grade that CGC has handed out to an unrestored specimen of issue #2. Consider that the restoration is "Slight" (CGC notes "Restoration includes: small piece re-attached to cover."), and that CGC has certified only one unrestored copy of this book at a higher grade than Very Fine, and this becomes one of the best-looking copies around. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,083. Sold for: $1,322.50.
3005 All Select Comics #3 (Timely, 1944) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Timely's superheroes gave equal annihilation time to each Axis power, bouncing from Europe to the Pacific and back to Europe again in a typical three-issue span. The Nazi foes here were thoughtful enough to emblazon their facility "Torpedo Plant" in English so our heroes wouldn't have to waste too much time searching for their next target. The Whizzer begins in this issue, which proudly displays another sensational Schomburg cover. CGC has seen only one other copy of issue #3 worthy of a higher grade. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $654; VF 8.0 value = $1,364. Not Sold.
3006 All Select Comics #5 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Marvel's Big Three, Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch, gussy up the Schomburg cover, and each has his own feature story inside this classic Golden Age-vintage Timely. Supposedly not an uncommon issue, CGC's census data makes us wonder. Only two unrestored copies of the issue have been graded by CGC to date, and our offering is the best of the two. With all the white background on the front and back covers, a better copy may not exist. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,700. Sold for: $2,530.00.
3007 All Select Comics #6 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Gerber considers this issue and issue #11, the last issue before a title change to Blonde Phantom, as the most scarce in the run. CGC has found no copy worthy of a grade higher than 9.0, and this one is not far behind. In fact, it presents as a higher grade than that assigned. The slam-bang Schomburg covered-issue also features a Destroyer story. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $769. Sold for: $1,150.00.
3008 All Select Comics #10 (Timely, 1946) CGC Qualified VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. The final Alex Schomburg cover and the last Captain America and Human Torch appearances in the run. The "Qualified" grade from CGC is explained by "Centerfold Detached." A copy of this issue in any form of Very Fine, even those with "Qualified" or "Restored" disclaimers is still hard to find. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $769. Sold for: $661.25.
3009 All Select Comics #11 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. The Blonde Phantom took over the cover of this issue, and by the next issue she would have the title. This is her first appearance, giving cover artist Syd Shores his most famous subject. As with other issues of the run, CGC has yet to certify a copy at Near Mint, and just two copies have managed slightly higher grades than this one. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,591. Sold for: $1,322.50.
3010 All Winners Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Pure Golden Age Timely magic at work here with the first appearance of the All-Winners Squad (Captain America and Bucky, Human Torch and Toro, Sub-Mariner, the Angel, and Black Marvel) and art by Alex Schomburg, Simon and Kirby, Carl Burgos, and Bill Everett. A dazzling copy, our offering currently claims the second-highest grade assigned by CGC for this premiere issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $12,000; NM 9.4 value = $24,000. Sold for: $11,500.00.
3011 All Winners Comics #2 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Jack Binder's cover says it all with the promise of features on Captain America (by Simon and Kirby), the Human Torch (by Carl Burgos), Sub-Mariner, Destroyer, and Whizzer. No full book-length story featuring one superhero here! Get your money's worth with five complete stories, each featuring a different superhero! One other copy managed an 8.5 from CGC, or this would be the top-ranked copy in CGC's census. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,900. Sold for: $3,220.00.
3012 All Winners Comics #3 Allentown pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. Two Golden Age pioneer artists, Carl Burgos and Bill Everett, collaborate on this action-packed cover shown impeccably by a sparkling pedigree copy that betters the next highest-graded copy CGC has seen of issue #3 by nearly two full grades. And at 9.2, it appears to have been conservatively graded! See for yourself. Then bid. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,500. Sold for: $6,900.00.
3013 All Winners Comics #4 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. A classic war cover by Al Avison is the highlight of this issue, and this copy of issue #4 may offer the finest reproduction of this Avison creation in existence. CGC supports our contention, with this copy the only high-grade ("8.0" or better) copy reviewed to date. With its lineup of multiple Timely wartime superheroes, this title is a collector favorite. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,800. Sold for: $9,200.00.
3014 All Winners Comics #5 Pennsylvania pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Al Avison offers up a freaky Nazi invasion fleet, with only Cap and the Sub-Mariner to deter their blowing poor Bucky and Toro to smithereens in this mesmerizing cover. The grade of this pedigree copy is nearly a full-grade better than any other issue #5 that CGC has graded to date. Inside: more multi-superhero excitement from Captain America, the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, Destroyer, and Whizzer. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,281; NM 9.4 value = $2,250. Sold for: $2,300.00.
3015 All Winners Comics #6 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. A terrific Hitler/Tojo/Mussolini cover has Timely heroes bursting off the cover to stomp on the noggins of the three no-gooders. The cover artist could be Al Avison; it could be Syd Shores. It could be both, since the two Timely mainstays did collaborate on other covers. The Black Avenger makes his only appearance in this issue. The book is a bit uncommon, a fact borne out by CGC's census, which also shows this copy has received the highest grading value yet awarded to issue #6. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,500. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3016 All Winners Comics #7 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) Off-white pages. It's a wonder this tumultuous Japanese war cover from Alex Schomburg doesn't get "classic" nods from Overstreet and Gerber. Perhaps we're just more easily influenced by one of Sir Alex's more bombastic efforts among so many. This copy, with colors so fresh and deep, has something to do with it. It's the best-looking copy of the issue that CGC has seen to date (the best unrestored copy graded out at 9.2). CGC notes "Restoration includes: spine split sealed, glue on spine of cover, reinforced." A most attractive, major Timely issue for relative chump change. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,900. Sold for: $862.50.
3017 All Winners Comics #8 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Bright and rich colors are contrasted nicely against a blinding yellow background on this pretty copy cover. Alex Schomburg's stylized creation has the Timely heroes chasing Nazis out of Europe and right off the globe. The best unrestored copy has earned a CGC grade of Very Fine, with the second-nicest coming in at Fine/Very Fine. CGC notes: "Restoration includes: cover cleaned and pressed, cover reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $632.50.
3018 All Winners Comics #9 (Timely, 1943) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Heritage is pleased to offer such a fine run of this title, especially considering several of these issues have not been offered before in our Signature Auctions. This is the second finest copy CGC has graded to date of issue #9. The Schomburg cover's colors are high-grade, but overall wear along the edges, mostly on the back, influenced the final grade. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519; VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $1,265.00.
3019 All Winners Comics #10 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Don't be put off by the "Restored Grade" that CGC has assigned. This is one solid copy with only "Slight" restoration, described by CGC as "cleaned and pressed, very small amount of glue on cover." With the highest-graded unrestored copy of this issue coming in at Very Fine/Near Mint, and the next best restored copy earning a mere "Apparent" Very Good Plus, this copy is the most attractive CGC has graded of issue #10. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,900. Sold for: $805.00.
3020 All Winners Comics #11 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. The Atlas globe appears for the first time on this front, incorporated inobtrusively within the turmoil that is a Alex Schomburg's Nazi war cover. This currently ranks as the highest-graded copy of issue #11, not atypical for a representative of the pedigree. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3021 All Winners Comics #12 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg has the Timely stalwarts liberating a Japanese POW camp on this exhilarating cover. Inside, the nefarious Red Skull shows up. No other copy of issue #12 has scored a higher grade from CGC. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $966; NM 9.4 value = $1,700. Sold for: $1,782.50.
3022 All Winners Comics #13 (Timely, 1944) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Like other Timely titles of the day, All Winners used a yellow background in its logo infrequently, and as a result, these covers are all the more striking. Of course the Alex Schomburg Japanese aircraft carrier-under-siege cover doesn't suck. Al Fagaly, Allen Simon, and Al Gabriele help with interior art. Even at the upper mid- to lower high-grade that CGC has assigned here, only a few other copies of issue #13 have been graded higher to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $381; VF 8.0 value = $795. Not Sold.
3023 All Winners Comics #14 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. With its flat, sharp-cornered front it seems CGC might have been a bit hard on this book with the assigned grade; it looks much better. Scrutinizing the back, we see the stress lines that CGC figured into the equation. So, let's occupy our time with the front; that's where all the Schomburg action is anyway! It still bears the highest grade CGC has given to a copy of issue #14. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $1,322.50.
3024 All Winners Comics #15 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Once again Alex Schomburg manages to cram more action into one cover than would seem possible. This time Cap and Bucky get help from the Sub-Mariner in derailing the Tokyo Railroad, sending some enemy soldiers to meet their ancestors or at least to seek a good dentist. All this with B-29s raining destruction upon the countryside in the background. You know, the typical Schomburg senses over-stimulation! There really seems to be a dearth of high-grade copies of this issue. CGC has certified only two other copies nicer than Fine, and none as nice as this, which from the front actually looks nicer than its given grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $1,150.00.
3025 All Winners Comics #16 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Some impact dents at the back upper right, and minor spine stresses visible primarily from the back keep this copy from grading higher. CGC hasn't certified a Near Mint copy to date, and only two others surpass the one available here. Alex Schomburg contributed covers to over half the issues in the run, such as this detailed thug 'n slugfest. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $862.50.
3026 All Winners Comics #17 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. For once the superheroes are about as numerous as the villains in this Schomburg doozy of a cover. Hardly seems fair! This is one tough issue to find in such high-grade because of the white background behind the logo, but the colors here are dazzling, and like-new fresh. This copy currently ranks third among all copies of issue #17 in CGC's census, which shows only one copy to have scored a Near Mint to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3027 All Winners Comics #18 (Timely, 1946) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. After WWII Schomburg turned to domestic crime for his villains, but his signature action scenes, right down to his renowned minute details survived and thrived. CGC has certified just two unrestored copies of this issue that beat the "apparent" grade of this book by a mere quarter-grade, so this is one of the nicest-looking copies of issue #18 that you will find. About the "Slight" restoration CGC notes, "Restoration includes small amount of color touch on cover, cover re-glossed." "Apparent" translates to "Bargain" here. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $471.50.
3028 All Winners Comics #19 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. It's not an Alex Schomburg cover, but Syd Shores offers one of the more distinctive covers in the run with this eye-catcher. This issue has the first story appearance and origin of the All Winners Squad. "Scarce" by both Overstreet and Gerber standards, this issue's nicest CGC-certified copy is a Very Fine Plus, which puts this upper mid-grade copy relatively high in CGC's census. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,250. Sold for: $1,322.50.
3029 All Winners Comics #21 (Timely, 1947) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. This one just doesn't turn up often in any condition. Overstreet calls it "scarce," and Gerber goes as far as "rare." It's one of the nicest copies of issue #21 that CGC has graded to date. The superheroes-heavy, bondage cover is by Syd Shores. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,188. Sold for: $1,667.50.
3030 All Winners Comics v2 #1 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch, take a back seat to the luscious Blonde Phantom on this stylized, surreal cover. CGC hasn't seen a nicer copy than this, according to the latest census data, so stop your searching. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,763. Sold for: $1,495.00.
3031 Amazing Comics #1 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. For one glorious issue, this title became another vehicle for the Young Allies. It's hard to imagine why the title changed to Complete Comics with issue #2, then folded altogether because the formula of an Alex Schomburg cover fronting features such as the Destroyer and the Whizzer, in addition to the Young Allies, was tried and true. Well, it makes it easier to put together the entire run! Not noted as an uncommon book; however, only two other copies have been graded higher by CGC than this high-grade Timely beauty. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,250. Sold for: $948.75.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
3032 Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Here is the ultimate Spider-Man book: his first appearance. What could be better than the origin of Spider-Man, a Jack Kirby Cover and Steve Ditko interior art? The Jack Kirby cover features Spider-Man with the webs under his arms that Steve Ditko made famous. Aunt May and Uncle Ben make their debut in this issue too. This is a solid copy that has great hues and great cover gloss. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $3,600; VF 8.0 $13,200. Not Sold.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3033 Amazing-Man #6 (Centaur, 1939) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. The same year Golden Age innovator Bill Everett created his most famous character, the Sub-Mariner, he also created Amazing Man, whose origin and first appearance came in issue #5 of this title. Here in issue #6, which features an Everett cover, the origin is retold. Gerber calls this issue "uncommon," not unusual for a comic book from Centaur. The nicest copy CGC has reviewed thus far was graded a relatively low Fine/Very Fine, and this book presents nicer colors than you would expect from a low mid-grade copy, two facts that should encourage your bidding. Overstreet GD 2.0 value = $300; FN 6.0 value = $900. Sold for: $390.00.
3034 Amazing-Man #16 (Centaur, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. This issue illustrates how difficult it is to find early Centaur books in high-grade condition. This nice-looking upper mid-grade book currently holds the distinction of being awarded the highest grade by CGC to date for a copy of issue #16. The striking colors backing Amazing Man on this cover could be yours for a song, maybe just a verse or two. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $252. Sold for: $402.50.
3035 Amazing-Man #19 (Centaur, 1941) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. After a couple of covers where Amazing Man experimented with being blonde, he apparently determined he wasn't having more fun and reverted to raven tresses. Cover artist Glanzman has the super-hero in a most Supermanesque pose, holding a car full of crooks above his head with one arm, an unconscious party girl in the other, and dodging bullets from three hoods at the same time. Amazing, Man! Once again, our mid-grade Centaur checks in as one of the nicest CGC has seen; in fact, only one other copy, in Fine Plus, outscores this copy. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $79; FN 6.0 value = $237. Sold for: $218.50.
3036 Amazing Mystery Funnies v2 #7 (Centaur, 1939) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Overstreet calls it "scarce"; Gerber goes even further with a "rare" rating, indicating a mere 11-20 in existence. This one has so much going for it. One: art by the troika of Golden Age masters, Everett, Gustavson (who did the cover), and Burgos. Two: it's the nicest-looking copy, albeit restored, that CGC has seen. The highest grade CGC has handed out for an unrestored copy to date is Very Fine. Three: the Fantom of the Fair makes his first appearance. Four: very early Centaur book. This is a sparkling book at an opportune price. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $4,000. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3037 Amazing Mystery Funnies v2 #8 (Centaur, 1939) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. There may be some other copies yet to be certified by CGC, but we also know how uncommon high-grade copies of this publisher can be. As the only unrestored copy in CGC's census at this writing, we know of no other nicer copy of the issue. The origin and first appearance of Speed Centaur is here, as well as interior art from Carl Burgos. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $381. Sold for: $287.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
3038 Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. This second-greatest Spider-Man book (after Amazing Fantasy #15) features a Fantastic Four cover appearance drawn by Marvel legends Jack Kirby AND Steve Ditko. The Fantastic Four's first crossover, the first appearance of John Jameson, the Chameleon, and a retelling of Spider-Man's origin are also contained in this issue. The interior artwork is also rendered by master artist Steve Ditko. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $2,400. Sold for: $2,357.50.
3039 Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. A stunning red cover features the first appearance of that crusty and nasty evil one: the Vulture. The Terrible Tinkerer also makes his dastardly debut here. The cover shows Spider-Man in all his glory as only the incomparable Steve Ditko can draw him. A nice solid copy such as presented here is perfect for the reader. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $250; FN 6.0 value = $750. Not Sold.
3040 Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. The ultimate tentacled menace, Doctor Octopus, prepares to unleash his mayhem upon Spider-Man and the world in his premiere appearance. Steve Ditko once again does his magic on this great cover. Note the detail in the machinery behind Spider-Man. The Human Torch makes a cameo and this issue also contains a most magnificent Steve Ditko pin-up of Spider-Man. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $188; FN 6.0 value = $564. Not Sold.
3041 Amazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. Steve Ditko introduces the electrifying Electro to the world in this issue. Electro's origin is also contained in this issue. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $88; FN 6.0 value = $264. Not Sold.
3042 Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Steve Ditko draws a fantastic cover of the web-slinger going into action against those nefarious foes, Big Man and the Enforcers, in this issue. Early Spider-Man issues in this grade are few and far between making this copy highly desirable. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $690. Not Sold.
3043 Amazing Spider-Man #13 (Marvel, 1964) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. That most mysterious of super-villains, Mysterio, is brought to life by Steve Ditko. Who or what is Mysterio? The winner of this lot could find out. This copy is solid and has great eye-appeal. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $531. Not Sold.
3044 Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. The Green Goblin, the ultimate Spider-Man villain, makes his debut in this issue. The Goblin has always been a fan favorite super-villain and the recent Spider-Man movie showed why. With his rocket-powered glider and pumpkin grenades, the Green Goblin is indeed a most powerful and sinister foe. The Incredible Hulk makes an appearance too in this issue with art strikingly rendered by non other than the master of the pen and brush, Steve Ditko. This copy is quite solid with great gloss. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $153; FN 6.0 value = $459. Not Sold.
3045 Amazing Spider-Man #16 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Daredevil makes a most dynamic entrance in this, his first crossover. With his trusty cane and old yellow costume, Daredevil prepares to battle a fellow superhero, Spider-Man, as the evil Ringmaster looks on, all drawn by the stylish Steve Ditko. This superb copy is free of the yellowing on the cover that mars most others. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $331. Not Sold.
3046 Amazing Spider-Man #19 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Spider-Man prepares to "Strike Back" in this issue against the Sandman and the Evil Enforcers. The Human Torch also make an appearance. The Steve Ditko cover is classic and a great representation of the Marvel Age of Comicdom. This is a terrific representation of this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $250. Sold for: $287.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3047 Blonde Phantom #12 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. The dazzling superheroine made her first appearance in issue #11 of All Select Comics. She evidently made a good impression, because with issue #12 she took over the title! This is the first time we have offered this issue, and we're offering one with the highest grade CGC has awarded yet for issue #12, an obvious indicator that the key book just doesn't turn up in high-grade. Syd Shores was at his "good girl" best with his eight covers on this run. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465. Sold for: $603.75.
3048 Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. One of the most coveted comic books of all-time displays the classic artistry of a Jack Kirby/Syd Shores cover starring the definitive patriotic superhero decking Hitler, backed by Joe Simon/Jack Kirby interior art. Moving up a notch from number seven to number six (tied with Batman #1) from 2001 to 2002 on Overstreet's Top Golden Age Comics list demonstrates the timeless appeal of the Sentinel of Freedom. This blockbuster issue features the origin and first appearance not only Cap, but those of his sidekick Bucky and arch-nemesis Red Skull as well. This solid mid-grade copy just might be the opportunity you've waited for to own this legendary comic book. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $19,350. Sold for: $15,007.50.
3049 Captain America Comics #2 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Thank Jack Kirby for one of the greatest Hitler covers from comics' Golden Age. And he created it nearly a year before the U.S.A even entered the war! Simon and Kirby render interior art. This clean, glossy, colorful copy looks nicer than the CGC-assigned mid-grade, but CGC explains "Centerfold detached." But no copy of issue #2 has earned Near Mint status, and just three copies have managed higher graded than this solid copy. A recommended Best Buy! Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $3,214. Sold for: $2,472.50.
3050 Captain America Comics #3 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Bondage cover? Red Skull cover? Whichever floats your boat, Alex Schomburg delivers, as he weighs in on the new title with an action-crammed cover that Overstreet ordains "classic." The professional restorative efforts are admirable here, resulting in one of the best-looking copies of issue #3 around. Just three unrestored copies have been graded as high as Very Fine by CGC to date, who notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $6,000. Sold for: $1,035.00.
3051 Captain America Comics #4 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg had no peer when it came to creating Nazi horror covers... except for the peer named Jack Kirby, who just happens to contribute interior art on the featured Captain America, his most famous creation among a plethora over more than 50 years. According to the most recent CGC census, this is the nicest-looking copy yet graded of issue #4, albeit restored. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, glue on cover, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $8,000. Not Sold.
3052 Captain America Comics #5 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby was most adept at portraying scenes of grotesque Nazi characters committing vile acts of torture in dens, dungeons, pits, caves, and the like. Here King Kirby pencils and Syd Shores inks a morbidly enticing cover that's pure WWII Timely. Feast your eyes upon the nicest copy of issue #5 listed in CGC's most recent census, then bid on one of the auction's true prizes. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,500; NM 9.4 value = $7,000. Sold for: $5,290.00.
3053 Captain America Comics #6 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Where did the Nazis get these torturers, mad scientists, and hangmen that Jack Kirby so loved to portray anyway? "Absurdly Monstrous 'R Us?" The King had his agenda, and we comic collectors are still eating it up! Jack gets inking assistance from Syd Shores on the cover and Joe Simon on the interior, and lets Al Avison contribute with his own pencils. The highest grade CGC has given out to a copy of this issue is Very Fine, and this copy is nearly there. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,100. Sold for: $3,680.00.
3054 Captain America Comics #7 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. A classic cover by Simon and Kirby is preserved nicely in this copy that displays colors more indicative of a higher-grade issue. You've got your bondage, your Nazi despicable, and your Captain America deftly dodging or deflecting incredibly poor shooting, and still haven't opened the book! There have been only three copies of issue #7 that CGC has certified in nicer condition. Every inside feature was scripted by either Kirby or a young Stan Lee. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,662; VF 8.0 value = $3,600. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3055 Captain America Comics #8 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. In the tradition of bizarre, Nazi-infested dark places (see the description for issue #5!), Bucky is about to submit to acupuncture overkill in this Jack Kirby cover. If you're waiting for nicer copies to put together your Cap run, you may be waiting a while. These early issues show up rarely enough in Very Fine; this copy is the nicest representative of issue #8 CGC has certified yet. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,604. Sold for: $4,140.00.
3056 Captain America Comics #9 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. A bound Bucky on a Cap cover is practically a given. And it's also common to find that the copy we're offering here is the nicest that CGC has graded to date of the particular issue. Cover and interior art by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,604. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3057 Captain America Comics #10 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Simon and Kirby's last cover for the title that Kirby created holds true to form, just similar enough to the proven formula and just different enough to again catch our eye. Only one other copy of the issue has received a higher grade from CGC than this copy. Deep, rich color pervades on the book's cover, demanding a prominent site on your Wall of Comic Book Fame. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,604. Sold for: $3,220.00.
3058 Captain America Comics #11 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. For a few issues between the famous WWII-themed covers of the title, first Simon and Kirby then Syd Shores and Al Avison tried some "different" themes. But feudin' hillbillies? Shores and Avison do a great job nevertheless. Of the professional restoration, CGC notes that "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, cleaned, reinforced," and also advises "Centerfold Detached." This is a particularly pretty copy for the estimated price. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,050; VF 8.0 value = $2,188. Sold for: $546.25.
3059 Captain America Comics #12 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. The title was blessed with most distinctive artists; Simon and Kirby, Alex Schomburg, Syd Shores, and, here, Al Avison with a bizarre rendering of "The Pygmies of Terror." An overall accumulation of minor defects keeps this from grading into a high-grade range, but then only one copy of issue #12 has managed to coax a higher grade from CGC, at Very Fine/Near Mint. A most attractive copy of one of the Golden Age's most beloved titles. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,000; VF 8.0 value = $2,083. Sold for: $1,150.00.
3060 Captain America Comics #13 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Al Avison takes a cue from fellow Cap artists Jack Kirby and Alex Schomburg, coming up with his own "classic," a super-patriotic cover where Cap and Bucky are depicted as giants defending the Eastern shores of the Pacific from the Japanese tyrants. "All Out For America Issue!" and "Remember Pearl Harbor" further appeal to the sentiments of the day on this issue, this copy of which comes awfully close to the finest copy of issue #13 (a Very Fine Minus) that CGC has seen to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,074. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3061 Captain America Comics #14 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. How can you not love the early Cap covers? This Al Avison gem has Cap again rescuing a bound Bucky, this time from hooded Japanese torturers. This copy displays a rainbow of cover colors crisply and brightly. In fact, it looks as nice as the highest-graded unrestored copy of issue #14 (at Very Fine Minus) that CGC has certified to date. About the restoration CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover cleaned and pressed, staples cleaned." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,083. Sold for: $862.50.
3062 Captain America Comics #15 (Timely, 1942) CGC App. FN+ 6.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Al Avison pulls out all the stops on this enthralling cover; pretty lady in bondage, robots, Nazi torture specialists, the Den of Doom... oh,yeah, and Captain America and Bucky! Is it just us, or wasn't there a Den of Doom on just about every Timely cover in 1942? Among all unrestored copies of this issue that CGC has certified to date, only two copies display higher grades than the "Apparent" grade here. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced." and also advises "Centerfold Detached." That just means you can have a great-looking book for mere alms. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,000. Sold for: $575.00.
3063 Captain America Comics #16 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. The Red Skull and his Terror Chamber give Al Avison plenty to draw upon (groan...) in this cover from 1942. Did Red really think Cap would allow the bound beauty to be dipped into the hot lava vat? Consider that CGC's latest census lists only six copies total (unrestored and restored), and that only two copies earned as much as a Fine. Next, consider that the "Actual" grade is close to the "Apparent" in this case (CGC notes "Restoration includes: tiny piece added to cover, centerfold reinforced."). Now look at the Estimated price. That's what we're talking about! Overstreet GD 2.0 value = $400; FN 6.0 value = $1,200. Sold for: $960.00.
3064 Captain America Comics #17 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Early Caps, though relatively plentiful compared to other titles from the early 1940s, can be difficult to find in high-grade condition. Just ask CGC. The latest CGC census lists just one other copy with a higher grade than this copy. Cap/Monster cover by Al Avison. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $900; VF 8.0 value = $1,.875. Not Sold.
3065 Captain America Comics #18 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Cap and his Japanese adversary threaten to tumble right off the cover in this Al Avison creation that Overstreet acclaims a "classic." The best unrestored copy of this issue that CGC has graded earned a Fine/Very Fine, so this copy is close to the nicest you will find. Of the ever so "Slight" restoration, CGC says "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $900; VF 8.0 value = $1,875 Sold for: $862.50.
3066 Captain America Comics #19 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (A) Off-white to white pages. Every few issues during the war years, Timely would throw in an oddball theme. On this cover Al Avison offers a scene that would have been at home years later when the title changed to Captain America's Weird Tales for all of two issues. But we like it! The best unrestored copy of this issue that CGC has evaluated to date was awarded Very Fine Plus, and this copy is just about as attractive. CGC says "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." Small, indeed! Betcha can't find it! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,506; NM 9.4 value = $2,650. Sold for: $1,035.00.
3067 Captain America Comics #20 Pennsylvania pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Syd Shores' Cap-throttlin'-Nazis cover dazzles on this pedigree copy. CGC lists only one nicer copy of issue #20 in its most recent census, and that one beats this pretty copy by a mere quarter-grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,506. Sold for: $2,357.50.
3068 Captain America Comics #21 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. Syd Shores' cover highlights a copy whose "Apparent" grade ranks with the nicest copy that CGC has yet certified, and only three unrestored copies have been graded by CGC to date. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, tear seals, split sealed, cleaned, reinforced. Centerfold detached." The issue includes a Human Torch story. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $681; VF 8.0 value = $1,420. Sold for: $414.00.
3069 Captain America Comics #22 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent GD/VG 3.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Here is a very attractive copy of an early Cap issue that features a cover by Syd Shores. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, cleaned, centerfold reinforced (cover detached)." Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $227; FN 6.0 value = $681. Sold for: $431.25.
3070 Captain America Comics #23 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Cap interrupts a Nazi torture in progress in this Syd Shores eye-filler. This smart copy is the best-looking representation of issue #23 in CGC's latest census data. The highest grade awarded to an unrestored copy of this issue to date is a mere 9.0. True, the skills of a professional restorer have been at work here, and CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, piece added, cover and centerfold reinforced." But it's still the best looking copy around, doggone it! And the price should be real right. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,500. Sold for: $811.90.
3071 Captain America Comics #25 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. All but two of the six unrestored copies of this issue that CGC has reviewed could garner a grade no better than 6.5, this being the second highest-graded of all. Issue #25 may be a bit less common than Gerber's "average" scarcity estimate. Syd Shores has Cap and Bucky showing their versatility by donning skis to combat soldiers of the Rising Sun. And this is the issue Cap drinks liquid opium. Downer, dude. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,420. Sold for: $1,955.00.
3072 Captain America Comics #26 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg had done a couple of very early covers on the title, but with this issue he would embark on a run covering most of the next three years which would give us some of the most memorable Golden Age covers of all. This copy comes within a quarter-grade of the highest grade CGC has given out to date for the issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,338. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3073 Captain America Comics #27 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Here is a sparkling copy that currently bests the second-nicest copy CGC has reviewed by nearly a full grade. As nice as the exterior is, the interior, with its white pages is even more well-preserved. Featured here are an Alex Schomburg cover, interior artwork from Syd Shores and Al Avison, the last Secret Stamp, and the last 68-page issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,338; NM 9.4 value = $2,350. Sold for: $3,220.00.
3074 Captain America Comics #28 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. Another torture chamber, another maniacal Nazi sadist, another time for Cap to arrive just in the nick of time to rescue Bucky from a gruesome fate, just another great cover from the mind and pen of Alex Schomburg. Three unrestored copies of the issue have scored grades from CGC as high as 7.5, meaning on looks alone this copy really stands out. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, piece added, tear seal, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,338. Sold for: $517.50.
3075 Captain America Comics #30 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Three copies at 9.0 and one lone book with a lofty 9.4 have earned higher grades from CGC, but this copy need apologize to no one. Bucky reconsiders his ambition to become a herpetologist on the terrific Syd Shores cover, which really comes to life on this high-grade beauty. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,338; NM 9.4 value = $2,350. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3076 Captain America Comics #31 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. If you don't know Alex Schomburg or his significance to comic book history (did you just arrive from outer space?), you can still look at this cover and realize someone special drew it. Get out your microscope to fully appreciate the details, then revert to naked eye to revel in the totality, the beloved elements of bondage, carnage, and Uncle Sam's premiere emissary kicking un-American derriere. CGC hasn't awarded a higher grade for this issue yet. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,136. Sold for: $1,610.00.
3077 Captain America Comics #32 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Syd Shores gives Alex Schomburg a month off from cover duties on this title to give us this Japanese/American dogfight scene. But like those before and after him, Shores kept Bucky all tied up. The colors leap off the front of this clean, high-grade book. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,136. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3078 Captain America Comics #33 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (A) Off-white to white pages. Schomburg depicts most of the German and American forces (well, a whole bunch, anyway), some of which required his using a very small pencil, on this amazing cover. This pedigree copy looks nicer than all but three unrestored copies that CGC has certified to date. Of CGC note, "Very minor amount of color touch on cover. Very minor amount of glue on cover." Sounds like almost no restoration at all, doesn't it? Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,136; NM 9.4 value = $2,000. Sold for: $1,035.00.
3079 Captain America Comics #34 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Syd Shores shines on this issue with one of his best covers. The front is breathtakingly fresh, but CGC confides to us "Restoration includes: spine split sealed to cover, glue on spine of cover." You know, that means you can save some shekels and get a mighty fine-looking specimen of a Golden Age favorite, right? Just one other copy has scored a higher Universal grade than VF/NM. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,000. Sold for: $747.50.
3080 Captain America Comics #35 Pennsylvania pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. During the years of WWII, most things Oriental, in this case Buddha, took on sinister depictions. Syd Shores' cover has Cap and Bucky interrupting a most inhumane exercise by Dr. Mendel's Japanese counterpart. This is a beautiful pedigree copy, its few imperfections consigned to the edges, and ranks as the second-nicest copy of issue #35 that CGC has reviewed to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,136. Sold for: $2,875.00.
3081 Captain America Comics #36 Pennsylvania pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Syd Shores' classic cover has Cap lifting Hitler right out of his Cabriolet in a low fly-by kidnapping. This is a sterling copy, the best CGC has evaluated to date of issue #36. CGC is compelled to note the presence of a "Very minor amount of glue on cover." We wouldn't have noticed. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,100. Sold for: $4,370.00.
3082 Captain America Comics #37 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg, Master of Mayhem, has the Nazis in disarray before the might of Cap, Bucky, and U.S. forces. Careful of friendly fire, Cap; Bucky has a flamethrower! One lonely copy of issue #37 has earned a higher CGC grade than this one. Some wear and stress around the sole staple keep this from a higher grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,420. Sold for: $1,782.50.
3083 Captain America Comics #38 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. Bucky, in his usual bondage mode, is joined by a lovely lass, which brings Cap on the rescue run more quickly than normal. It's Schomburg, it's classic Timely, it's... it's... just so cool! This copy, albeit restored, is the nicest-looking copy to pass through CGC, as of this writing. The highest any one unrestored copy could grade is a comparatively low Very Fine Minus. So, we don't mind so much the CGC note that "Restoration includes: small amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,000. Not Sold.
3084 Captain America Comics #39 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. A little-known sports trivia factoid is depicted by cover artist Alex Schomburg; Bucky introducing the Japanese to baseball in a manner similar to the way David introduced the art of slingshotting to the Philistines. This extra sharp copy falls a quarter-grade short of the nicest #39 to have come down the CGC pike to date. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label.Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,136; NM 9.4 value = $2,000. Sold for: $1,610.00.
3085 Captain America Comics #40 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. This was the last cover Syd Shores would contribute for nearly two years, as Alex Schomburg hogged the duties for the most of the following sixteen issues. The "Apparent" grade is nearly a full-grade higher than that awarded the number one unrestored copy CGC has seen to date. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, cover and interior cleaned, cover reinforced." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,000. Sold for: $920.00.
3086 Captain America Comics #42 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. This pretty copy is one of the nicest you will find at the technical grade assigned by CGC. The cover colors and clarity would be right at home on a Near Mint (or better) book; that is, if such a copy exists. CGC hasn't awarded a grade that high to issue #42 as of yet. Alex Schomburg does the cover, and a good time is had by all. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,023. Sold for: $920.00.
3087 Captain America Comics #43 (Timely, 1944) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. Overstreet doesn't mention who the cover artist might be, but The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books and The Grand Comics Database Project give Alex Schomburg credit for this plainclothes-Nazis-as-saboteurs cover. This mid-grade book looks nicer than mid-grade from the front, with the back displaying the accumulation of defects to explain CGC's certification. This will be an economy buy. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $164; FN 6.0 value = $492. Not Sold.
3088 Captain America Comics #44 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg or no? This is even less clear-cut than the immediately preceding copy. Our sources' opinions range from Schomburg to Shores to "no comment." What's not up for debate is whether or not this copy is one of the nicest of issue #44 around. It is. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,023. Sold for: $920.00.
3089 Captain America Comics #45 (Timely, 1945) CGC Qualified NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages . Cap takes a break from beating up on Nazis and Japanese to tussle with bank robbers in this Schomburg cover. This stunning copy is really impressive, but CGC does note that "Centerfold re-attached with 2 small pieces of tape." This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,800. Sold for: $891.25.
3090 Captain America Comics #46 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Special even among the scores of sensational covers Alex Schomburg did during the 1940's, this is the classic Cap holocaust cover. With only one copy of the issue earning a grade higher than Very Fine Plus, this copy ranks among the very best preserved. This issue's popularity continues to rise, making this not only one to treasure, but also one that will appreciate in value, particularly in this high-grade condition. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,250. Sold for: $4,025.00.
3091 Captain America Comics #47 (Timely, 1945) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg's last German war cover for the title has Bucky blowing several Jerries to kingdom come, while Cap takes a more face-to-face approach. A tape tear and an upper corner crease on the front, plus an upper corner crease on the back are the primary reasons this otherwise good-looking book doesn't earn at least a full-grade higher rating from CGC. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $164; FN 6.0 value = $492. Sold for: $460.00.
3092 Captain America Comics #48 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg did over 500 covers during the period of 1939-1949, an average of one a week! Then as quickly as he burst upon the scene after a career in pulps, he retired to illustrating books. Here's one of the 24 covers he did for Cap, shown off by one of the nicer copies of issue #48 that CGC has graded. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $747.50.
3093 Captain America Comics #49 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. You look at this cover, then incredulously at the CGC-assigned grade, wondering, "What am I missing here? This book has been undergraded!" Then you check out the back, see the 3/4 inch tear at the top corner, slap your forehead, and blurt "D'oh!" Just don't look at the back, and this book ranks with the best. Even with this grade, only three copies have earned higher grades from CGC. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $381; VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $632.50.
3094 Captain America Comics #50 (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. Where does a gorilla hang out anyway? Cap doesn't believe the answer is "anywhere he wants to," especially if the beast is bent on making amorous advances on blonde beauties. More hooded villains, a Schomburg specialty, pepper the cover in the usual Schomburg "busy" manner. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Not Sold.
3095 Captain America Comics #51 (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Slight (A) White pages. Don't let the purple (CGC Restored Grade) label fool you; this is a very nice-looking book. CGC notes "Restoration includes: small amount of glue on cover." Someone will have to point out to us just where that glue might be because we can't find it! This book is very nearly the assigned grade without the "Apparent" preceding. Alex Schomburg delivers the goods with another action-packed cover. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $381. Sold for: $414.00.
3096 Captain America Comics #52 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. An exemplary exterior on this the third nicest copy CGC has graded of issue #52, and an even more stellar interior (white pages!) set this book off from the crowd. Alex Schomburg's art propels the cover above most any other artist's. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $977.50.
3097 Captain America Comics #53 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Two copies (graded at 9.2) barely edge this beauty for first place among other issues #53 of the title in CGC's census. Signature Schomburg cover has crooks coming at Cap from every which way, and Cap dispatching same in his orderly fashion. Most issues in this time period represent some of the more affordable in the run. Why not go for one of the nicest? Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3098 Captain America Comics #55 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Between extensive cover duties by Alex Schomburg and Syd Shores, came issues #55 and #56. Mike Sekowsky, to whom Overstreet gives credit for the covers of these two issues, labored in relative obscurity for Timely, then later DC for years before getting his dues, so it may be a surprise that he created the cover here. In fact, The Grand Comics Database Project thinks the drawer was Vince Alascia. At least the condition is indisputable; just one other copy of issue #55 has been graded higher by CGC at this writing. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $834.90.
3099 Captain America Comics #56 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Overstreet seems to be alone in crediting Mike Sekowsky with this cover. Gerber, CGC, and The Grand Comics Database Project opine that Syd Shores began his run with this title's covers here, not in the next issue. So, let's focus on the brightness and colorburst of the cover, and the stunning condition of this copy, which has earned the third highest grade that CGC has awarded yet for issue #56. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $1,265.00.
3100 Captain America Comics #57 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. The cover is pure Syd Shores, who really came into his own from this period and into the early 1950s before abandoning comics for a few years. This is just about as nice a copy as you can expect to find of this issue. CGC has graded only three copies more highly. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $862.50.
3101 Captain America Comics #58 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg comes back for one more cover on the title, typically filling every square millimeter with delightful detail. This high-grade copy actually represents a relative bargain among other Schomburg/Cap issues. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $920.00.
3102 Captain America Comics #59 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. You have to go all the way back to issue #16 or earlier, or to the scarce #74 to find a more valuable Cap than this issue which retells the origin of the patriotic hero. Syd Shores had a tough act to follow (Alex Schomburg), but managed to create some memorable covers himself over the next eight issues. Although not affecting its Universal Grade status, CGC does note that " 'Stan Lee '81' written on first page." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,875. Sold for: $1,955.00.
3103 Captain America Comics #60 (Timely, 1947) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. It may be the dizzying heights; it may be the Syd Shores' trademark blonde in red, but this cover makes our head spin. Wily Syd was warming up to the "good girl" craze to come in 1947. The copy is a mere quarter-grade off the highest grade that CGC has certified to date to issue #60. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $862.50.
3104 Captain America Comics #61 (Timely, 1947) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. A Red Skull cover and appearance mark this issue with distinction. Syd Shores' cover also utilizes a scene Schomburg would have been proud of, with bondage, bullets (deftly deflected by Cap), and bad guys by the dozen. If your budget is limited, but your taste is classic, consider this one, one of the nicest books you could hope for at this grade. The book displays better, but CGC notes "Very minor glue on cover. Centerfold detached. Piece of tape on interior cover." Still worthy of CGC's Universal Grade and your bidding. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $245; FN 6.0 value = $735. Sold for: $603.75.
3105 Captain America Comics #62 (Timely, 1947) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. Syd Shores' distinctively ugly villain and lithe lasses mark the cover of issue #62, this copy of which gives little outward signs of the restoration CGC refers to as "color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." This is the only restored copy of issue #62 that CGC has certified to date, comparing favorably in appearance to the nicest unrestored copy CGC has reviewed at 9.2. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,023. Sold for: $356.50.
3106 Captain America Comics #63 (Timely, 1947) FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. The Parrot takes center stage in this Syd Shores cover, and Cap is none too pleased. The origin and first appearance of the Asbestos Lady are in this issue, some years before the Surgeon General warned us about her. This pretty book strains mightily to be high-grade, and the front cover succeeds. The back cover displays just enough stresses, though no major defects, to keep the overall grade of the book below Very Fine. However, we do note that only three other copies of issue #63 have been graded higher than Very Fine by CGC at this writing. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $505; VF 8.0 value = $1,050. Sold for: $603.75.
3107 Captain America Comics #64 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1947) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. By 1947, Syd Shores was adept at incorporating "Good Girls" into his covers to go along with some pretty nutty villains. Together the two elements reduced Cap and Bucky to compact mirror images on the front of issue #64. This pedigree copy is currently tied with one other for the best that CGC has certified of the issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,050; NM 9.4 value = $1,850. Sold for: $1,437.50.
3108 Captain America Comics #65 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1948) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. The original series of the title was winding down in the late 1940s (it would go into suspended animation after 10 more issues), and Timely was utilizing a variety of themes to rekindle interest in one of its famed characters. Here Syd Shores tries the soap opera approach. Nice babe, though, huh? And super nice copy, the highest-graded yet of issue #65 in CGC's most recent census. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,800. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3109 Captain America Comics #66 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Sid Shores renders a truly stunning cover as a buxom femme fatale, the Golden Girl, shoots Bucky putting Cap in a dire predicament. Should he exact his revenge against the evil vixen or save his sidekick? Golden Girl learns Cap's identity and her origin is detailed. This awesome issue also contains an Human Torch story. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,106. Sold for: $1,265.00.
3110 Captain America Comics #68 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1948) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. With no more Nazis or Japanese Imperialists to fight, Timely called on some new gimmicks to sell comic books. Bring on the girls! Captain America teams up with Golden Girl, and Sub-Mariner combos with Namora in this issue. This pedigree copy comes sooo close to the highest-grade ("7.5") CGC has assigned to date to an issue #68. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519; VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $977.50.
3111 Captain America Comics #69 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Just two unrestored copies of this issue have been certified by CGC to date, and this one is the nicer. The Human Torch teams up with Sun Girl in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value =$1,080; NM 9.4 value = $1,900. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3112 Captain America Comics #70 (Timely, 1949) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Don Rico is the artist of record for this cover. The interior features team-up action with Captain America/Golden Girl and Sub-Mariner/Namora. Just two unrestored copies have been certified to date by CGC. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519; VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $1,092.50.
3113 Captain America Comics #71 (Timely, 1949) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. These latter day '40s issues are more uncommon than nearly all previous issues according to Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books. We believe it! Not one copy of issue #71 has earned a grade higher than "7.5". Don Rico's cover previews the Cap/Golden Girl teamup awaiting inside. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519. Sold for: $661.25.
3114 Captain America Comics #73 (Timely, 1949) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. Gerber credits artist Chic Stone with this innovative cover, the red background of which is rich and fresh on this copy. Cumulative wear around the edges account for the mid-grade assigned by CGC. This issue features an appearance by Golden Girl. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $173; FN 6.0 value = $519. Sold for: $437.00.
3115 Captain America Comics #74 (Timely, 1949) CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Gerber rates it "rare", and Overstreet prefers "scarce", but you get the point. And it's definitely one of the stranger covers in the long-running Golden Age series. The classic Red Skull is noted in Overstreet, but the artist isn't listed. We'll entertain your suggestion, along with your bid. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: spine splits sealed to interior." Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $462; FN 6.0 value = $1,380. Sold for: $1,276.50.
3116 Captain America Comics #75 (Timely, 1950) CGC Apparent GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. The second of two issues titled Captain America's Weird Tales rates as a "scarce" book in The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books. The legendary series would end with this issue until a short revival in 1954. Of this copy CGC notes, "Bottom staple cleaned. (Right and bottom edge trimmed)" Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $173; FN 6.0 value = $519. Sold for: $322.00.
3117 Captain America Comics #76 (Timely, 1954) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Moderate (A) Off-white pages. John Romita's cover brought Cap and Bucky back to comicdom after a four-year layoff, but only for three issues. In appearance, our offering compares favorably with the highest-graded unrestored copies of issue #76, only one of which earned a grade higher than "6.5". CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, tear seal, split sealed, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $300. Sold for: $333.50.
3118 Captain America Comics #78 (Timely, 1954) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. 1954 was not a good time to be introducing new titles, or reviving old ones as Timely/Atlas did with this title. The comics industry took big hits in the mid-1950s from all the censorship hearings and publicity, losing numerous titles and entire publishers along the way. But a good Cap never dies; he just goes away until he is again appreciated, in this case until 1963. Bargain copy with nicer color covers than you would normally expect of the grade. John Romita cover and art. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $100; FN 6.0 value = $300. Sold for: $414.00.
3119 Comedy Comics #9 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Is it just us, or does a title change from Daring Mystery Comics to this title seem an abrupt u-turn? This is the first issue of the new title, and contrary to the apparent content from the cover, the issue would include carryover features from the previous "serious" title, the Fin, Citizen V, and Silver Scorpion, as well as the first appearance of the Comedy Kid and a satire on Hitler and Stalin. "High-grade" and "Scarce" as adjectives for the same book get our attention right away, and we love to pass along the excitement. Its scarceness is verified by CGC's census which shows no other copy of this issue having been certified to date. Wolverton and Everett art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,591. Sold for: $2,185.00.
3120 Complete Comics #2 (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. We can't imagine any Timely series not being immensely popular, but this series only lasted two issues, this issue preceded by Amazing Comics #1. Maybe Alex Schomburg already had too many covers to do each month! His typically detailed actionfest stands out in bright, rich colors on this copy, which, despite the CGC Restored Grade, has had a minimum of restoration. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $938. Sold for: $517.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
3121 Daredevil #1 (Marvel, 1964) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Golden age great Bill Everett brings the Man Without Fear to the world in this, the premiere issue of Daredevil. This Marvel key issue also features a Spider-Man and a Fantastic Four crossover. Matt Murdock's companions Karen Page and Foggy Nelson make their debut too. This solid mid grade copy has great eye appeal and would be a valued addition to anyone's collection. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $477. Sold for: $806.15.
3122 Daredevil #2 (Marvel, 1964) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. That electric evil doer, Electro, battles our costumed hero in the midst of a cabaret on this Jack Kirby and Joe Orlando (of EC fame) cover. The ever lovin' blue eyed Thing from the Fantastic Four even graces this issue with his presence. This copy has brilliant cover gloss and rich colors. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $135; VF 8.0 value = $359. Sold for: $300.00.
3123 Daredevil #3 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. The overlord of crime, The Owl, makes his diabolical debut in this third issue of Daredevil. Jack Kirby and Joe Orlando team-up again to deliver their artistic brilliance on this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $222. Sold for: $230.00.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3124 Daring Comics #9 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg again demonstrates his ability to cram action into every square millimeter on this Japanese war cover. The slightest of color touches resulted in CGC's "Restored" grading, and the comment, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." The pre-restoration grade was in all likelihood exactly the same as the "Apparent" result. This could be a bargain purchase. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $354. Sold for: $414.00.
3125 Daring Comics #11 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. This near high-grade copy has been surpassed in grade by just two other copies of issue #11 by CGC to date, only one of which fared better than "8.5". That makes this offering one of the nicer copies around. Alex Schomburg creates another cover o' tumultuous action, and the Destroyer makes an appearance in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $597. Sold for: $575.00.
3126 Daring Comics #12 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. One of the oldest Timely titles, some of the issues are also some of Timely's most scarce. The Very Fine Plus grade here is the second-highest that CGC has awarded to a copy of issue #12 to date. This is the final issue of the title, the series continuing as Jeanie hereafter. The cover artist could be Mike Sekowsky (Overstreet), or Allen Simon (The Grand Comics Database Project), or even Alex Schomburg (Gerber). This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $597; NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $661.25.
3127 Daring Mystery Comics #1 (Timely, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. This very early Timely title hit the newsstands just three months after Marvel Comics #1. Featuring an Alex Schomburg cover that must have turned heads in 1940, this issue featured the origin and first appearances of the Fiery Mask, shown here trying to impress a bondaged miss, and wondering if his new uniform is color-coordinated. Gerber says it's a "scarce" issue, and CGC has seen only one other copy worthy of a higher grade. The "Very minor amount of glue on cover" noted by CGC was too insignificant to warrant anything but the CGC Universal Grade encasement. Grab a slice of historical Timely gold with this great book. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $5,355. Sold for: $4,255.00.
3128 Daring Mystery Comics #2 Larson pedigree (Timely, 1940) VF/NM 9.0 White pages. The Phantom Bullet makes the most of his only comic book appearance by appearing in another stirring Schomburg cover. Issue #2 is noted as "rare", which makes the CGC-assigned grade all the more startling. Only three unrestored copies have been graded at all by CGC, and this is the only one earning so much as a Very Fine. One of the true prizes of the auction. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $9,500. Sold for: $14,950.00.
3129 Daring Mystery Comics #2 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Alright, our pedigree offering of this issue a tad pricey for you? How about the second-nicest copy of the issue that CGC has seen so far, at a savings of thousands? Same Schomburg cover, same origin and only appearance of the Phantom Bullet, same "rare" book, and barely below the high-grade standard of Very Fine. Take both copies and corner the Phantom Bullet market! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $4,750. Sold for: $2,645.00.
3130 Daring Mystery Comics #3 Larson pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. A multitude of superhero types walked in and out of this title during its eight-issue run. The Schomburg cover Star of the Month for this issue is the Purple Mask, who, despite the chutzpah of taking on a dozen or so Nazis singlehandedly, could survive only one more issue. Enjoy him while you can! Gerber designates the book as "scarce", and CGC has seen only three unrestored copies to date. No other copy is as nice as this pedigree, the fairest in issue #3 land. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,000; NM 9.4 value = $6,000. Sold for: $5,060.00.
3131 Daring Mystery Comics #3 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. As with issue #2 of this title, and even with a Gerber "scarce" rating, we offer for your perusal multiple copies, the two best copies that CGC has graded to date of issue #3. This one comes close to our other offered copy of the issue, but gives you an option of saving some do-re-mi that could represent another buy in our auction! You're welcome! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,000. Sold for: $1,667.50.
3132 Daring Mystery Comics #4 Larson pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. In the only non-superhero-themed cover of the title, Alex Schomburg has Dan Gorman, G-Man Ace interrupting a bank robbery and threatening to dent a thug's sledgehammer with his cranium. No wonder he didn't make any more cover appearances! This copy has the color brightness, the corners, the page quality, even the spine of a high-grade pedigree book... but (and you knew there was a "but", didn't you?) also a book-length crease that relegates it to one of the best-looking mid-grades you will ever see. And it's still the second-highest graded copy of issue #4 that CGC has certified. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $300; FN 6.0 value = $900. Sold for: $1,092.50.
3133 Daring Mystery Comics #5 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. The Falcon makes his first appearance on this bondage cover. One other copy of this issue, at Very Fine, edges the one you see here for the top-ranked spot in CGC's most recent census. The most obvious imperfections include some stress marks along the spine and dust shadowing on the back cover. Joe Simon helps out with interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,875. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3134 Daring Mystery Comics #6 (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. A compelling cover by the classic team of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon features Marvel Boy, who makes his one and only appearance in this issue. Just two unrestored copies of this uncommon issue have passed CGC's way, one graded at Very Fine, the other at merely Very Good Plus. That means this slightly restored copy (CGC's only note: "cover reinforced.") is one of the nicest copies to surface to date for CGC inspection. Go ahead, sly one; grab a bargain! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,500. Not Sold.
3135 Daring Mystery Comics #7 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. The way superheroes were introduced and dropped from the title, the Blue Diamond, Captain Daring by Simon and Kirby, the Fin by Bill Everett, the Challenger, the Silver Scorpion and the Thunderer by Carl Burgos probably made their debuts in this issue with some trepidation. It took Alex Schomburg's considerable skill to manage spotlighting five of the newcomers on the cover. The attractive front cover appears to be high-grade, but the back reveals some handwriting. CGC notes: "Small piece of tape on 26th page." Just two unrestored copies of the issue have exceeded Very Fine in CGC's most recent census data. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $951. Not Sold.
3136 Daring Mystery Comics #8 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Just two unrestored copies of this issue, which would become Daring Comics with issue #9, have been certified by CGC to date. The other copy is far less well-preserved, at Very Good Plus. The front cover is very clean and bright, with minimal defects limited primarily to some scuffing along the spine. The white borders of the back cover are less forgiving, displaying more readily the few defects keeping the book below Near Mint territory. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,705. Sold for: $2,185.00.
3137 Detective Comics #7 (DC, 1937) CGC Apparent VG+ $.5 Extensive (P) Light tan to off-white pages. So, when was the last time you saw this issue? That's what we thought! CGC has graded a grand total of one unrestored and two restored copies. The unmistakable art of Creig Flessel sets many of DC's early titles apart from the crowd, and the colors here are brighter than you might expect of the grade. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $750; FN 6.0 value = $2,250. Sold for: $776.25.
3138 Detective Comics #15 (DC, 1938) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Extensive (P) Light tan to off-white pages. The title that gave DC its name was into its 15th issue before the Golden Age of comics technically began. The interior front cover of this issue is a full page ad for Action Comics #1. To date, CGC has graded one unrestored copy ("4.5" grade) and four restored copies of the issue. One of the restored copies has a higher "Apparent" grade, but our offering displays nicer than the modestly-graded unrestored copy. Creig Flessel's sharp cover is backed by interior art by Superman's creators, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,700. Sold for: $563.50.
3139 Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. Among the most valuable issues in the entire run of the illustrious title, this issue ranks number three, behind only issues #1 and #27. For the first time Batman's origin is told. The classic cover comes from creator Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, re-glossed." The result of the professional restoration is impressive. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $24,990. Sold for: $3,220.00.
3140 Detective Comics #51 (DC, 1941) CGC Apparent VG+ 4.5 Extensive (P) Cream to off-white pages. A Bob Kane cover has Batman doing what Batman does best; save the Boy Wonder! CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, re-glossed." The result is a book with nicer cover colors than you would expect of the grade. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $145; FN 6.0 value = $435. Sold for: $299.00.
3141 Fantastic Comics #14 (Fox, 1941) CGC GD 2.0 Cream to off-white pages. This Samson-dominated title was one of Fox's first comic books, its premiere issue hitting the newsstands a few months after Wonder Comics #1. Cumulative wear keeps this copy at the CGC-assigned grade, but the book is complete and suffers no glaring defects. That makes it uncommon, given CGC has certified only two copies of the issue thus far, the other grading at "6.5". Skip your Happy Meal for a couple of days, and you have enough to bid on this relic. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $77. Sold for: $89.70.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
3142 Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Extensive (A) Off-white pages. This, the premiere issue of the Fantastic Four with cover and art by Jack "King" Kirby, helped usher in the Marvel Age of comics in the early 1960s. There are lots of firsts in this issue including Marvel's first superhero team since the Golden Age, the first appearance of the Mole Man, and, of course, the first appearance of the Invisible Girl (Sue Storm), The Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) and the Thing (Ben Grimm). CGC notes: "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, seals, cleaned. (3 Edge Trimmed)." While this book may be restored, it has tremendous eye appeal and is one of the key Marvel books. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $2,400. Sold for: $1,155.75.
3143 Fantastic Four #2 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. The debut of the Skrulls occurs in this issue. The second issue of this run is notoriously harder to find than the first or later issues making this a sure keeper. Note Jack Kirby's artistic greatness in his rendering of the agony of the Human Torch's face as he is blasted by the death ray from the ne'er do-well's energy gun. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $278; FN 6.0 value = $834. Not Sold.
3144 Fantastic Four #3 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. This highly sought after third issue introduces the Fantasti-car, the Baxter building and the Fantastic Four's costumes to the world. Careful inspection of the cover reveals that the Human Torch was drawn by Jack Kirby with two left hands. A nice solid book such as this is a sure keeper. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $188; FN 6.0 value = $564. Sold for: $420.00.
3145 Fantastic Four #12 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. This issue features the stupendous first meeting and clash between the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four. This is also the Hulk's first crossover and ties with the Amazing Spider-Man #1 as Marvel's first crossover. A great mid grade copy like this is is ideal for the value conscious collector. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $318. Sold for: $345.00.
3146 Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. A startled Watcher heralds the coming of Galactus in this issue. This Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Marvel masterwork features the all important first appearance of the Silver Surfer and Galactus. A partial origin of the Silver Surfer is also contained in the storyline. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $663. Not Sold.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3147 Fighting Yank #12 (Nedor Publications, 1945) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg goes for the jugular in a humorous vein (beating Bill Gaines' Mad by a decade) with this Hirohito bondage cover. It will take more than nine of the Imperial Guard to compete with the Fighting Yank! CGC's census currently list only five copies in any grade having been certified to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $165. Sold for: $120.75.
3148 Funny Pages v2 #10 Mile High pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. Whether Gerber's "rare" or Overstreet's "scarce" is more accurate, you will have a problem locating another copy of this book. It's a pre-1940 Centaur, and, although a mid-grade, is a Mile High copy demonstrating some of the qualities collectors have come to love about the famous pedigree. And, the apparently innocuous funny book also features the first appearance of superhero, The Arrow, by Paul Gustavson. The only other copy of the issue that CGC has certified to date graded at "2.0". Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $900. Sold for: $4,255.00.
3149 Funny Pages v4 #1 Mile High pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Slight (A) White pages. This title had become an adventure/detective/superhero vehicle a few issues previously, with The Arrow being featured in interior stories and some covers. CGC notes of the "Slight" restoration, "small amount of glue on spine of cover." We dare you to find it! Very nice looking copy, one of just two that CGC has reviewed in any grade, of an issue both Overstreet and Gerber rate "rare". Jack Cole and Tarpe Mills contribute interior art. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $654. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3150 Green Giant Comics #1 (Pelican Publications, 1940) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. You're looking at one of the few copies of this book in existence. Speculation, in fact, has it that the one-shot never made it to the newsstands, and if it did, was only distributed in New York City. Overstreet calls it "Rare", but Gerber refers to it being "Very Rare", signifying only six to ten copies are thought to still exist. Only one other copy has been reviewed by CGC to date, and its assigned grade was an unrestored Fair/Good. CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover and interior cleaned, spine splits sealed, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $6,500; NM 9.4 value = $13,000. Sold for: $3,105.00.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
3151 House of Secrets #92 (DC, 1971) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This is the classic Berni Wrightson cover that brought the Swamp Thing onto the scene. Note the incredible detail and lifelike realism that Wrightson wrought in with this washtone style. Jeff Jones and Mike Kaluta apply their considerable artistic talents to some interior artwork. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $700. Sold for: $1,955.00.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3152 The Human Torch #2 (#1) (Timely, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Overstreet ranks this the 24th most valuable Golden Age comic book, and it's moving up the list. Among fellow Timely titles, only the first issues of Marvel Comics and Captain America are higher-valued. Legendary artists Carl Burgos and Bill Everett, having introduced the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner a few months earlier in Marvel Comics #1, bring the boys to this title. The great Alex Schomburg is responsible for the cover. This awe-inspiring copy misses being the highest-graded of the issue by a scant quarter-grade. Golden Age Timely greatness! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $17,500. Sold for: $29,900.00.
3153 The Human Torch #3 (#2) (Timely, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Sensational copy of this early issue; in fact, it's the highest-graded copy of this issue yet to graduate from CGC's certification program. The Alex Schomburg cover colors are bright, clear and amazingly fresh-looking. Carl Burgos and Bill Everett contribute interior art. A text feature has the Torch and Subby fighting over who's the best artist, Burgos or Everett. This is one of the true prizes in our auction. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $6,200. Sold for: $9,775.00.
3154 The Human Torch #4 (#3) (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg's fertile mind never seemed to run out of torture devices, or variations of headwear for meanies. And his work is appropriately displayed by the highest grade CGC has yet assigned to a copy of this issue. Carl Burgos on the Torch and Bill Everett on the Sub-Mariner help with interior art. The origin of the Patriot appears in text. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,500; NM 9.4 value = $4,800. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3155 The Human Torch #5 (#4) (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. From the Schomburg Subby-gets-medieval-on-Nazis cover to interior features, the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner (with an Angel appearance), and the Patriot, this is classic wartime Timely. The cover is the first Nazi war cover for the title. The hidden restoration is described by CGC thusly, "Restoration includes: piece re-attached to 25th page with glue." Some bidders may be put off by the purple label, enabling your reasonable winning bid. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,875. Sold for: $1,155.75.
3156 The Human Torch #5 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner take time out from fighting Nazis and other inferior foes to engage in beating the daylights out of each other in true Marvel fashion. Who else you gonna hone your fighting skills upon but another superhero? It's a 60-page epic battle, and it starts with an Alex Schomburg cover. This copy has earned the highest grade of any issue #5 CGC has reviewed to date. Only three other unrestored copies have managed as high a grading as Fine. Only serious bidders with great taste and sparkling personalities deserve this book! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,000; NM 9.4 value = $6,000. Sold for: $5,750.00.
3157 The Human Torch #6 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg breaks out the hooded baddies, bondage, and the "Doom Dungeon", devices we just never tire of when it comes to great Golden Age Timely covers. The grade here is quite high for a Timely from this time period, and this copy appears conservatively graded. Just two other copies of the issue have fared better in CGC's assessment, both at Very Fine. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $627. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3158 The Human Torch #7 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Toro and Bucky were competing vigorously for the prestigious "Sidekick Most Often In Bondage On An Alex Schomburg Cover" Award in the early 1940s, and here Toro helplessly watches the Human Torch take care of his toothy Oriental tormenters in the first Japanese war cover of the title. Very minor restoration work on this copy is described by CGC as "small amount of color touch on cover." In this case the "Apparent" grade is pretty close to the real thing, which makes this a book a potential Best Buy. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $654 Sold for: $632.50.
3159 The Human Torch #8 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. When not confronted by a common enemy, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner proved to be as close as brothers, pummeling each other in "boys will be boys" play from time to time. This is one of those times with Alex Schomburg chronicling the action. Bright colors and pages strain to earn this copy a higher grade, but (mostly subtle) wear around the edges holds it back. But then CGC has awarded a grade higher than Very Fine to only three copies, so this is a very respectable representative. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $924; VF 8.0 value = $1,927. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3160 The Human Torch #9 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. There seems to be some debate whether or not Master Schomburg was responsible for the brilliant cover; we'll just describe it as Schomburgesque, which is still pretty high praise. The Human Torch and Toro battle the Desert Fox himself, General Rommel, as he attempts capturing the Suez Canal. The bright yellow background of the logo is augmented by the yellow sands of the Sahara to create a blinding effect, particularly on this superbly preserved copy. It's so nice, Near Mint seems a possibility until an up-close review shows enough slight stress marks to determine CGC's assessment of Very Fine Plus. Highly recommended! This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,307; NM 9.4 value = $$2,300. Sold for: $3,680.00.
3161 The Human Torch #10 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The Torch and Subby alternate between pummeling Nazis and knuckling each other in this issue, setting the tone for Timely/Atlas/Marvel superheroes ad infinitum. An epic Schomburg naval battle scene is worth a toll just to view. CGC lists one other unrestored copy of the issue at "8.0", barely beating out our offering as the nicest certified to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,762. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3162 The Human Torch #11 (Timely, 1943) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. The bright colors of this Schomburg cover seem to belong with a higher grade, but CGC notes that the centerfold is detached on this book. Early issues of this classic Timely title have steadily appreciated in value in recent years, and CGC has certified a higher grade for this issue on only three other occasions, two factoids to consider before you bid on this baby. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $504. Sold for: $718.75.
3163 The Human Torch #12 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. The Human Torch burns a meanie bad to the bone; the bound, scarlet-tressed, bountiful and barefoot beauty has a new hero; Toro performs an unorthodox tonsillectomy; the Sub-Mariner knocks a knuckleheaded Jap/Nazi duo. It's a classic Schomburg Timely WWII cover! This amazing copy falls a quarter-grade short of being the finest representative of issue #12 that CGC has seen to date. CGC does note "Very minor amount of glue on cover." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,818; NM 9.4 value = $3,200. Sold for: $3,220.00.
3164 The Human Torch #13 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. See the description for issue #12, and add a snakepit to the Japanese sadists' modus operandi. Yeah, and substitute an ample blond for the supple redhead while keeping the basic Schomburg action gorefest motif intact. Oh, and make the high-grade even higher. This sizzling copy is a full grade better than any other issue #13 that CGC has seen to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,850. Sold for: $2,880.00.
3165 The Human Torch #14 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The twin flaming dervishes that are the Human Torch and Toro interrupt Nazi POW camp festivities on a cover only Alex Schomburg could have drawn. The Atlas globe appears for the first time, the cylinder looking sharp on this copy that is just a half-grade off the highest grade that CGC has awarded so far to issue #14. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,050. Sold for: $1,265.00.
3166 The Human Torch #15 (Timely, 1944) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. Other than a missing corner piece from the lower right of the cover, this copy has the appearance of Fine/Very Fine with relatively few signs of wear and stress. Even at this mid-grade, only three other copies of issue #15 have scored higher in CGC's latest census. And you're not adverse to saving some bucks, are you? Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $168; FN 6.0 value = $504. Sold for: $356.50.
3167 The Human Torch #16 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. If you try really, really hard, you can take in the action of about half of this senses-stimulating cover by Alex Schomburg at a time. Sir Alex's mastery of detail, movement, and fireballs was unsurpassed, but goldarn it! You had to look at his covers in sections! This is a supremely attractive copy that testifies to the talents of the professional restoration specialist, whose work here is noted by CGC thusly: "Restoration includes color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced", primarily it would appear, along the spine, out of view from the front. Only one unrestored copy has earned a higher grade than Very Fine, and this is far and away the nicest-appearing restored copy of issue #16 that CGC has seen. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738. Sold for: $379.50.
3168 The Human Torch #17 (Timely, 1944) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Our firebrand heroes continue demoralizing their orthodontically-challenged foes, bringing the war to Tojo's homeland. This stellar copy is the perfect medium for another Alex Schomburg masterpiece. CGC currently rates this the nicest copy of issue #17 to be certified, and just a corner nick and minimal top border flecks from scoring Near Mint or higher. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3169 The Human Torch #18 (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages. After all these issues, you mean there are still Japanese armor and soldiers not burnt to a crisp by our favorite incendiary duo? Two more issues should finish the trick. Schomburg's cover is displayed by a copy that shows more color brightness and crispness that a mid-grade comic has a right to. CGC notes "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." One has to look closely to find the color touch, which makes this a most attractive book for the money. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $354 Sold for: $402.50.
3170 The Human Torch #19 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. The lovely-lady-in-bondage needn't worry; Timely heroes on Schomburg covers are highly experienced professionals at saving same. But they never tire of the gratitude. This is a solid copy with bright front cover colors, clean white background on the back, and well-preserved interior pages. Some stress marks along the spine keep the book below high-grade. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $354; VF 8.0 value = $738. Sold for: $632.50.
3171 The Human Torch #20 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg's last war issue on the title is rarely seen in a grade better than Very Fine. This is the nicest copy of issue #20 that CGC has reviewed to date, which is no surprise considering the pedigree. Al Gabriele, Mike Sekowsky, and Carmine Infantino help with interior art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3172 The Human Torch #23 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. If this sensational, classic robot cover by Alex Schomburg doesn't tickle your fancy, you need to have your fancy checked! It helps that the vehicle is such an extraordinarily nice copy (CGC has seen only three nicer copies!), but with inventive action like this from the pre-eminent Timely cover artist of the Golden Age, this issue is in demand in any condition. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $769; NM 9.4 value = $1,350. Sold for: $1,207.50.
3173 The Human Torch #24 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Syd Shores steps in after Schomburg's final cover on the title and gives us a particularly loathsome bad guy, who obviously has been hit with the ugly stick a few hundred times too often. Mr. Suave Not is contrasted against a richly-colored, high-grade copy that misses by just a half-grade being the finest copy CGC has graded yet of issue #24. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $718.75.
3174 The Human Torch #25 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Sol Brodsky did the cover for this issue, which features a Sub-Mariner story to complement the three Human Torch stories. CGC has awarded a higher grade to only one other issue #25, and only by a half-grade. An affordable Timely prize. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $776.25.
3175 The Human Torch #27 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. The year 1947 was famous for "good girl" art, and Syd Shores hopped on the bandwagon with this cover of the scorching Asbestos Lady, who had just made her first comic book appearance in Captain America Comics. Gerber doesn't note this to be an uncommon issue, but CGC has certified only four copies to date, none graded higher than 9.0. But for a small piece missing from the bottom of the spine, this book might have equaled the current top-rated copy. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $321; VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $517.50.
3176 The Human Torch #28 (Timely, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Mike Sekowsky, more famous for his work on the Silver Age Justice League of America, created this cover, and Bill Everett helped with interior art on this issue. CGC notes "Very minor amount of color touch on cover." Minor indeed! We can't find it, and CGC didn't consider it significant enough to dissuade a "Universal Grade." From the front cover, this stunning copy appears a higher grade, but the back cover explains the grading with a few impact dents at the top of the spine, and a few stresses along the length of the spine. Still, it bears the highest grade yet awarded a copy of issue #28 by CGC. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,175. Sold for: $1,955.00.
3177 The Human Torch #29 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Gerber's "Less than average" estimation can be misleading, because while there may be numbers of this issue still in existence, there are very few in high-grade or near high-grade, and this copy happens to be. The highest grade CGC has given to an issue #29 is Very Fine Plus, meaning this conservatively-graded, attractive copy is in the ballpark. A Syd Shores cover and a Sub-Mariner story are featured. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $321; VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $540.00.
3178 The Human Torch #33 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Sol Brodsky's cover looks quite fetching on the best copy of issue #33 that CGC has graded to date. The next best copy lags behind at a mere Fine Plus. Captain America, Sun Girl, and the Sub-Mariner keep things lively on the interior. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3179 The Human Torch #34 (Timely, 1949) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet gives Mike Sekowsky credit for this DC-like cover featuring a two-dimensional Torch. Fortunately, Sun Girl's three-dimensions are curvaceously intact, and it's up to her to fix the weirdness. The penultimate issue of the Timely Human Torch Comics is not often found in even solid mid-grade condition. CGC has to date certified only two copies with grades as high as Fine. This one is a quarter-grade shy of being the nicest copy CGC has seen. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $525. Sold for: $718.75.
3180 The Human Torch #35 (Timely, 1949) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. The mostly white background of this final issue of the Timely run (the title would re-emerge in 1954 for three issues) would make even a common issue from fifty-plus years ago very difficult to find, but as we have indicated in previous descriptions, virtually no Near Mint copies of these late 1940s Timelys can be found. CGC has graded just three of this issue, and this one has earned the highest grade so far. Captain America makes an appearance in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $568 Sold for: $805.00.
3181 The Human Torch #36 (Timely, 1954) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. This Gerber "uncommon" issue marked the Human Torch's return to his own mag after a hiatus of some five years. Timely Golden Age mainstay Carl Burgos who introduced the character in Marvel Comics #1, but had never drawn a cover assignment for this title and had pretty much abandoned comic books since 1942, finally gets cover duties with this issue. A good-looking book for this grade, it just has evenly distributed signs of wear, but well-preserved cover colors. And only one other copy of issue #36, at Fine Plus, has scored a higher grade from CGC. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $84; FN 6.0 value = $252. Sold for: $264.50.
3182 The Human Torch #37 (Timely, 1954) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. These Atlas issues from the mid-fifties can be at least as difficult to find as their earlier Timely counterparts. Only one other copy of issue #37 has graded out higher than this book, and by only a half-grade. Sol Brodsky provides the Commie-fighting cover, and Bill Everett provides interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $525. Sold for: $529.00.
3183 The Human Torch #38 (Timely, 1954) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. The three-issue revival of the Timely Golden Age superhero ended with this issue. The next Human Torch would be a vastly different character, and would not arrive on the scene for several years in the guise of Johnny Storm, one of the Fantastic Four. Sol Brodsky and Bill Everett give us cover and interior art respectively. This is a solid copy of a hard-to-find issue. Even at mid-grade, CGC has seen only three better copies. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $84; FN 6.0 value = $252. Sold for: $471.50.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
3184 The Incredible Hulk #180 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel are the first to draw fan favorite Mutant in his first appearance ever in this undervalued issue. While Wolverine may only appear in the last panel of this issue, his appearance brought a new dimension to the marvelous world of Marvel comics. This is a truly killer copy of a notoriously tough to find book. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $120. Sold for: $1,955.00.
3185 The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Wolverine marks his full explosive debut on this Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel cover. The grit and ferocity that Wolverine is renowned for has made him the fan favorite that we all continue to love nearly 20 years later. This is a truly stunning copy of a key book. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,100. Sold for: $1,322.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3186 Joker Comics #1 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (P) White pages. Overstreet "rare" and Gerber "scarce", this book is extremely scarce in high-grade. In fact CGC's census lists the number unrestored copy as being in Fine/Very Fine condition, which means this copy actually looks better at first glance. CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover and interior cleaned and pressed, cover reinforced." Basil Wolverton's Powerhouse Pepper makes his first appearance in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 = $1,591. Sold for: $977.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
3187 Journey into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby bring their version of the Norse Thunder God, Thor, to life, changing the direction of this title forever. The issue also presents a new Thor-igin in the Marvel style. This copy is solid and attractive. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $331; FN 6.0 value = $993. Sold for: $833.75.
3188 Journey into Mystery #84 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck deliver another rip-roaring tale of wonderment. This second appearance of Thor shows a firing squad about to execute his alter ego Donald Blake. This issue is significantly harder to find than any of the other Thor issues. Finding a copy in this shape is a tremendous achievement. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $264. Not Sold.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3189 Keen Komics #3 (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. It's Centaur; it's old, it's rare. It's Jack Cole, Carl Burgos, and Ken Ernst behind an unlikely cover. This is the nicer of just two copies of issue #3 that CGC has certified to date. All things considered, this artifact seems Overstreet undervalued. Bid a little; get a lot. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $381; NM 9.4 value = $675. Sold for: $345.00.
3190 Kid Komics #1 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Syd Shores introduces Captain Wonder to comic book fandom in this Japanese wartime cover on the premiere issue of a title that ran for over three years, but for only 10 issues. Basil Wolverton art in featured on the interior. This copy misses by a half-grade being CGC's highest-graded of the premiere issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,500. Not Sold.
3191 Kid Komics #2 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent VG+ 4.5 Slight (P) White pages. Why let a little thing like restoration come between you and a book that looks this good? The Schomburg cover alone is worth the paltry sum of your winning bid. There's nothing wrong with the interior pages; they're white! Of the slight professional restoration CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover cleaned and pressed, cover reinforced." Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $173; FN 6.0 value = $519. Sold for: $293.25.
3192 Kid Komics #3 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. After the first issue of the title, the Young Allies became the main feature of this Timely wartime title. Alex Schomburg's cover handiwork shows smartly on this extremely bright copy, currently residing in third place among the highest graded so far by CGC of issue #3. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $852. Sold for: $747.50.
3193 Kid Komics #9 (Timely, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg utilizes all six of the Young Allies, five bad-guy torture specialists of dubious lineage, and a misguided octopus duped into working for the dark side, in a maelstrom of action on this cover. This sterling copy misses by a quarter-grade tying for the nicest representative of issue #9 to be certified by CGC to date. The book actually looks nicer than the assigned grade. Check it out yourself. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $875. Sold for: $1,207.50.
3194 Marvel Comics #1 (Timely, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Publisher Martin Goodman rolled the dice on the new medium of comic books and came up a winner when he published Marvel Comics #1. This super-key features the first appearances of the Human Torch (by Carl Burgos), the Angel (by Paul Gustavson), and Kazar, as well as the origin and first newsstand appearance of the Sub-Mariner (by Bill Everett) and is graced with an unforgettable cover by the inimitable pulp artist Frank R. Paul. One of the most expensive comic books in the world, and the genesis of the entire Marvel Universe; this fact is not lost on many collectors as the few available copies that do surface tend to disappear fast from the market. This one is solid and tight, and definitely qualifies as high grade. As one of the scarcer key issues, finding an unrestored copy is quite a challenge. Some minor feathering at the spine seems to be the only thing keeping this spectacular book out of the near mint range. Flat and clean with vibrant colors and great pages, this is a truly outstanding example of this seminal book, and it compares quite favorably to the famed Pay Copy. It may be a very long time before another copy this nice comes up for sale. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $116,000; NM 9.4 value = $250,000. Sold for: $126,500.00.
3195 Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (Timely, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The second Timely comic added "Mystery" to Marvel Comics #1, enjoyed an historic run through 1949, then switched titles again to Marvel Tales, continuing until 1957. The Human Torch, with an origin recap, and the Sub-Mariner continue from the previous issue with art by groundbreaking Golden Age artists Carl Burgos and Bill Everett respectively. Relatively obscure artist Claire Moe, who sometimes signed her work as "Vic Todd", assured her place in comic history with this dynamic cover featuring the Angel. Only four copies of this Overstreet-designated "Rare" issue have been graded by CGC to date, and we proudly offer the highest-graded of all. This is a stunning copy of one of the most historically significant comic books of all time, ranked 27th among Overstreet's "Top 100 Golden Age Comics" and moving up. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $14,750; NM 9.4 value = $29,500. Sold for: $18,400.00.
3196 Marvel Mystery Comics #3 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Before he developed his more signature style, Golden Age great Alex Schomburg did the first of his more than 50 covers for Timely's flagship title, here demonstrating his pulp background and the promise of great covers to come. Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, and Paul Gustavson keep the action coming on the interior with early appearances of the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, the Angel, and Ka-zar. If you've searched for early issues of this title, you know this grade to be extremely rare. It is the highest grade CGC has yet assigned to a copy of issue #3, making this one of the true treasures of our auction. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $7,500; NM 9.4 value = $15,000. Sold for: $14,950.00.
3197 Marvel Mystery Comics #4 (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages. This issue is significant for several reasons. The Sub-Mariner is featured on the cover for the first time, as is a Nazi flag. Schomburg moves closer to the frenetic style that collectors love him for, and incorporates a bondaged lass for the first time on this title. The yellow background on the logo was only used four times during the 92 issues of the title, and only once after issue #8. This is a bright, clean copy that has a nicer appearance than the "Apparent" grade CGC has assigned. At this writing, CGC has assigned a grade higher than Fine to only one unrestored book, and grades higher than "Apparent Fine" to only three copies, so this book is in very rare company. CGC notes "Slight" restoration, and notes "Restoration includes: very small color touch, tear seal, glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $3,000; VF 8.0 value = $6,500. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3198 Marvel Mystery Comics #5 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Alex Schomburg gives us the second Human Torch cover with this issue, earning Overstreet "classic" kudos, the earliest issue his work is so designated. Gerber and Overstreet both rate this issue as "scarce", and CGC's census bears this out with only six copies of the issue having been graded to date, and only one other copy having graded higher at Very Fine. Scarcer still are the copies of this issue with white pages, as this copy has. The cover is impressively clean with a light upper corner crease, rounded bottom corner, and minor wear at the bottom of the spine the only apparent defects at first review. The back cover exhibits dust narrow dust shadows and a 5/8 inch tear near the bottom spine. CGC notes that there is "Very minor amount of color touch on cover", but not enough to rate a "Restored" grading. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $11,900. Sold for: $9,775.00.
3199 Marvel Mystery Comics #6 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Like several other of our offerings of early issues of this title, this brilliant copy ranks as the nicest that CGC has certified of issue #6. Alex Schomburg's cover is displayed in amazingly crisp colors inspiring even more awe of his work than usual, if that's possible! Bill Everett, Paul Gustavson, Carl Burgos, and Irwin Hasen help with interior art. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,750. Sold for: $6,325.00.
3200 Marvel Mystery Comics #7 (Timely, 1940) FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. With each issue, Schomburg seemed to be getting more and more into his cover artist spotlight role. He adds the dreaded "hypo" element to this Human Torch /bondage cover to a captivating effect. This copy has the appearance of a technically higher grade, especially from the striking front, but looking ever so closely, you can discern the accumulation of minor defects keeping this from the Very Fine range, including impact dents and some scuffing along the spine. You won't find a nicer-looking early Marvel at this grade. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,731. Sold for: $2,530.00.
3201 Marvel Mystery Comics #8 (Timely, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg had pretty much taken over as the official cover artist of the title, but Bill Everett managed to squeeze in a tasty treat of superhero/monster/shackled babe fare of his own on this uncommonly yellow-background cover. The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner battle for the first time in a tussle that would require three issues to conclude. Paul Gustavson and Carl Burgos help out Everett with interior art. This eye-catching copy currently holds third place among CGC's highest-graded copies of issue #8. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $2,655; VF 8.0 value = $5,750. Sold for: $4,140.00.
3202 Marvel Mystery Comics #9 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Undeniably a holy grail issue for many Timely collectors, this book is downright impossible to find in nice shape. Trying to obtain a copy of this book that does not have a completely split spine or restoration is a daunting task. As the highest graded copy certified by CGC, this book has caused quite a buzz in the collecting community; we have received more inquiries about this particular copy than any other book in the auction. The colors on this book are extremely bright and vivid, and you could literally lose track of time and spend hours gazing upon it - transfixed by its sheer beauty. This Sub-Mariner versus the Human Torch battle issue has always ranked as a favorite among fans and there is no better copy available. Art by Bill Everett, Carl Burgos and Paul Gustavson. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $11,000; NM 9.4 value = $28,000. Sold for: $40,250.00.
3203 Marvel Mystery Comics #10 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg resumes cover duties and has the Sub-Mariner fighting Nazis in a pre-Pearl Harbor issue cover. The issue features Part Three of the first Human Torch/Sub-Mariner battle and the initial installment of "Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth." This super-sharp copy is a quarter-grade short of the highest-graded of issue #10 by CGC to date, and is devoid of any but very slight defects, displaying bright colors, sharp corners, and a most sturdy spine. In fact, we're at a loss that the grade is only Very Fine Minus! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $4,200. Sold for: $6,037.50.
3204 Marvel Mystery Comics #11 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. A Schomburg cover has the Torch at a familiar activity, battling Nazis. Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, and Paul Gustavson are among the interior contributing artists, working on features of the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, and the Angel. This super-bright copy ranks behind just one other issue #11 in grade in CGC's most current census. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,979. Sold for: $2,817.50.
3205 Marvel Mystery Comics #12 (Timely, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Jack Kirby's style is unmistakable, even as a young twenty-three year old, on this cover featuring the Angel coming to the aid of a green-pygmy harassed beauty. Overstreet rates it "classic." This is a high-grade appearing copy, especially from the front which displays rich reds and realistic alien green galore. It's not far behind CGC's top-rated copy to date which comes in at Very Fine Plus. Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, and Paul Gustavson add interior art. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,125; VF 8.0 value = $2,344. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3206 Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. This issue is loaded with good stuff, from Alex Schomburg's cover to the first appearance of the Vision by Jack Kirby to regular features, the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, and the Angel by Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, and Paul Gustavson. CGC has graded only one other copy of this issue higher, but it would be hard to find nicer cover colors than right here. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,900. Sold for: $5,060.00.
3207 Marvel Mystery Comics #14 (Timely, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg's cover gives a first impression of a higher grade than that assigned by CGC. CGC notes "Very minor amount of color touch on cover. Very minor amount of glue on cover." But the grade assigned is a "Universal Grade", not "Qualified" or "Restored". CGC has seen two other copies deserving of higher grades, but only one of those graded out above Very Fine. Kirby, Everett, and Burgos work on the interior. The cover promos the first issue of The Human Torch. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $708; VF 8.0 value = $1,477. Sold for: $1,080.00.
3208 Marvel Mystery Comics #15 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The Nazi hordes have the Sub-Mariner, but not the Torch. Wanna bet who wins this tussle? Schomburg's cover is backed by story art from Simon and Kirby. At this writing CGC has not handed out a higher grade to a copy of issue #15, par for the course for Timelys from this period. The front and back covers present every bit as well as the assigned grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,477; NM 9.4 value = $2,600. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3209 Marvel Mystery Comics #16 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. The "Apparent" grade here doesn't grossly exaggerate the pre-restoration grade because the "Slight" work consists only of "small amount of color touch on cover." The Schomburg cover colors are quite nice, and if not for a light crease at the front top corner, the grade would be higher. Bill Everett draws inside. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $708; VF 8.0 value = $1,477. Not Sold.
3210 Marvel Mystery Comics #17 San Francisco pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The front cover, with it's sparkling rich colors, is typical of this prize pedigree, and only an accumulation of minor defects, mostly of the impact dent variety, prevent a high-grade assignment by CGC. But then again, just one copy of issue #17 has scored higher than Very Fine so far. The Schomburg Torch/Sub-Mariner team-up cover is supplemented by a back cover Human Torch pinup, which the The Grand Comics Database Project also credits to Master Alex. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $810; VF 8.0 value = $1,705. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3211 Marvel Mystery Comics #18 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg's cover promises "Only the Torch could save Toro from his certain doom!" which, of course, could describe any number of issues of this and other Golden Age Timely titles. This is a solid upper mid- to lower high-grade copy, which to date has been bested by only three other copies of #18 in CGC's census. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $654; VF 8.0 value = $1,364. Sold for: $920.00.
3212 Marvel Mystery Comics #19 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg's cover included a promo for and mini-drawing of the first issue of The Sub-Mariner, and the back cover was a full-page ad for The Human Torch #3, both of which hit the stands the same time as this issue. Toro's origin is detailed in text inside, where the reader will also find art by Golden Age pioneers Jack Kirby, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and Paul Gustavson. CGC hasn't found a copy of this issue in Near Mint yet, making this one of the better copies certified to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,420. Sold for: $1,560.00.
3213 Marvel Mystery Comics #20 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg and Timely were a match made in comic heaven. The publisher utilized a large logo on the title, and loved to promote the issue (and others currently on sale, as here promoting The Human Torch #3) with brash headlines. Schomburg could fill any space left with so much detail the reader still felt he was getting his money's worth in exciting cover art. The Angel's origin is included in text inside, and the art by Everett, Burgos, Kirby, and Gustavson was pure Golden Age. Next to a single copy graded 8.5, this book has secured the highest grade CGC has given an issue #20. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,420. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3214 Marvel Mystery Comics #21 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. On looks alone, this bright beauty ranks number one among all copies of the issue yet graded by CGC, but it has been "helped" by professional restoration that included "cover cleaned and pressed" according to CGC. But still...a book that appears 9.2 for a mid-grade price? We smelleth a dealeth! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,400. Sold for: $1,006.25.
3215 Marvel Mystery Comics #21 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. The Patriot begins in this issue, carrying over from The Human Torch #4 (#3). Alex Schomburg gives us a great Nazi war cover, then turns (the book) around and draws a full-page Sub-Mariner pin-up on the back cover. The minimalist restoration is described as CGC as "very small amount of color touch on cover." Considering only two unrestored copies of issue #21 have received grades higher than Very Good, this book is technically at least the third-nicest that CGC has reviewed to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,364. Sold for: $891.25.
3216 Marvel Mystery Comics #22 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This sizzling copy is the nicest representative of issue #22 that CGC has graded to date, the condition actually rivaling the automatic attraction of another Schomburg war cover. Simon and Kirby, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and Al Gabriele (with Al Avison inking) compete for interior story art kudos, and the reader is the winner! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,100. Sold for: $4,140.00.
3217 Marvel Mystery Comics #23 (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. A brilliant book inside and out. Structurally, the outlandish 9.4 from CGC speaks for itself, and CGC allows it to sit at the head of the issue #23 table. Inside, Jack Kirby, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and Paul Gustavson compete to see who can draw the prettiest pictures, and the Vision's origin is told in text. Alex Schomburg thrills our red, white, and blue hearts with his cover of Nazi-bashing courtesy of the Human Torch. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,100. Sold for: $7,187.50.
3218 Marvel Mystery Comics #24 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Is your head spinning with all these "best copy of the issue" books? This one will keep the swiveling going. It's the best copy of issue #24 that CGC has graded to date, one of only three unrestored copies grading as high as Very Fine. Schomburg's cover of little green men tapping into barrels of acid is cool enough, but the interior features the ever-delightful "injury-to-eye story" (You're sick; you know that.) amidst story art by the likes of Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, Jack Kirby, Al Avison, and Sid Greene. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,100. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3219 Marvel Mystery Comics #25 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The Sub-Mariner looks a little too pleased for his predicament; he's chained and shackled to a wall. But perhaps he's having a vision of how hip he will look in the 70s at Studio 54, or, more likely, he's just happy to see the Human Torch come to the rescue. This is a gorgeous pedigree copy, easily the finest copy CGC has graded of the issue to date, complementing the peerless cover by Alex Schomburg so appropriately. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,100. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3220 Marvel Mystery Comics #27 Rockford pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Light tan to off-white pages. CGC has certified just two unrestored copies of the issue with grades higher than Very Fine Plus, making this mid-grade one of the nicest copies around, not to mention a great value. Schomburg cover with Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, and Jack Kirby story art. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519; VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $920.00.
3221 Marvel Mystery Comics #28 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg couldn't go many issues without revealing his twisted side. Here, the bare bones protruding from the vat of "Acid" (as Alex so helpfully inscribes) foretell a bound lovely's fate were it not for the Timely grand entrance of the Human Torch. This upper mid-grade copy compares favorably with the few copies of issue #28 that have been graded higher (the highest at 8.5) by CGC. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519; VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $948.75.
3222 Marvel Mystery Comics #29 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. This copy offers a stunning visual impression with its fresh colors and overall structural integrity...but, and the "but" is so slight! CGC explains "Restoration includes: very small amount of color touch on cover." Schomburg pulls out his "A" game of ploys; hooded administrative Nazis, little green worker-Nazis, babe in bondage, and the buzz-saw! Yummy! The first and second-highest grades that CGC has awarded to unrestored copies of the issue are Very Fine/Near Mint 9.0 and Fine Plus 6.5. Technically our offering would grade out a bit ahead of or behind the latter. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,080. Sold for: $833.75.
3223 Marvel Mystery Comics #30 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN+ 6.5 Light tan to off-white pages. This issue is significant for its Al Gabriele cover, the first Japanese war cover in all of Timely. At 6.5, this copy is actually not too far behind the highest grade (an 8.0) that CGC has handed out for issue #30. Interior artists include Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, Syd Shores, and Al Fagaly. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465. Sold for: $690.00.
3224 Marvel Mystery Comics #31 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. This issue features the second of three "Remember Pearl Harbor" covers by Al Gabriele, each progressively depicting the Japanese in a more unsavory manner. Of the three issues, #31 is the more uncommon, CGC having graded only four unrestored copies to date. Of those, none has garnered a higher grade than this one. Light wear and light creasing near the top front corner, and dust shadows along the front bottom edge and the back top, spine, and bottom edges prevent a higher grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $966. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3225 Marvel Mystery Comics #32 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Your budget constraints won't be the reason you don't bid on this super-attractive copy. The book's appearance won't be the deterrent; with the finest unrestored copy in CGC's census registering an 8.5, this is the prettiest in CGC census-land. CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover cleaned and pressed, cover and centerfold reinforced." If that's a problem for you, there will be plenty of bidders applauding your dropping out of contention! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,700. Sold for: $483.00.
3226 Marvel Mystery Comics #33 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. The grade represented here would qualify as the highest CGC award to many of this title's issues. Here, it ranks just behind a 9.2 in CGC's census for issue #33. Schomburg creates an amazing cover of the Japanese invading New York City by air. Inside, artists Carl Burgos, Syd Shores, Al Fagaly, and Bob Oksner do their thing. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $966; NM 9.4 value = $1,700. Sold for: $1,955.00.
3227 Marvel Mystery Comics #34 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. "Restoration" doesn't automatically mean the pre-restored version was no better than a lower-grade 2.0 or worse. Take this one, for instance. And you will be pleased! You get a good-looking copy with a terrific Alex Schomburg cover and not shabby interior contributions from the like of Carl Burgos, Al Fagaly, and Syd Shores. And CGC tells us the only restoration consists of "centerfold reinforced with glue." You might just be able to pick this Timely piece for a song. You do sing, don't you? Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $519. Sold for: $414.00.
3228 Marvel Mystery Comics #35 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Gerber estimated there are an "average" number of copies of this issue in existence, but we wonder how many are in high-grade, or even just nicer than this copy. CGC's census lists one copy of the issue with a grade as high as Very Fine and just one other that snared a half-grade better assessment than this solid mid-grade, which appears to be very conservatively graded. A dynamic Schomburg cover means a collector's delight. CGC notes "Very minor amount of glue on cover" not affecting the Universal Grade. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465. Sold for: $1,035.00.
3229 Marvel Mystery Comics #36 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Schomburg projects a German invasion of New York City, including how the Torch would thwart the attempt on this great cover from 1942. This copy, looking more Very Fine than Fine, ranks as the second-highest graded of the issue that CGC has certified to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465; VF 8.0 value = $966. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3230 Marvel Mystery Comics #37 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Syd Shores makes the most of a rare cover assignment during Schomburg's heyday on the title with a classic Hitler cover. This is the only restored copy of #37 currently listed in CGC's census, and with the highest-graded unrestored copy coming in at Very Fine Plus, currently holds the distinction of being the nicest-looking #37 that CGC has certified. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,900. Sold for: $494.50.
3231 Marvel Mystery Comics #38 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Syd Shores' inspired effort on this cover had to have helped Timely choose Alex Schomburg's successor three years later, when Syd would begin a run of 11 of 13 covers between issues #75 and #87. If you want a high-grade copy of the issue, or one in at least Fine grade, you had best make a bid for this beauty. It's the only copy of #38 that CGC has graded better than Very Good Plus to date! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $966; NM 9.4 value = $1,700. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3232 Marvel Mystery Comics #39 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Schomburg gives us a real battlefest cover, brought to life by the second-nicest copy CGC has graded to date, only a half-grade shy of the top-graded copy. At this writing, CGC's census lists only three unrestored copies of #39. Not that we would suggest you may not ever find a nicer specimen.... Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $966. Sold for: $1,265.00.
3233 Marvel Mystery Comics #43 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. American forces enlist the aid of the Human Torch and Toro to annihilate a bridge, a couple dozen tanks, an equal number of cargo trucks, twice as many motorcycles, and enough troops to overrun Luxembourg. And Alex Schomburg lovingly drew each, plus a few planes, battle boats, a pretty (well, except for all the carnage) river, some cliffs... gee, it will take us all day to describe what the master Golden Age cover artist did in a few hours! This unbelievable pedigree copy is the nicest #43 that CGC has graded to date, but you knew that! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3234 Marvel Mystery Comics #45 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) Off-white pages. This is an exceptionally pretty copy, as the "Apparent" grade would suggest, boasting sharp corners, a strong spine, and absolutely thrilling colors befitting another Schomburg cover. CGC notes "Restoration includes: tear seal to cover, cover cleaned and pressed." This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $747.50.
3235 Marvel Mystery Comics #46 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. If you wondered what Schomburg really thought of Nazis in general and Hitler in particular, feast your eyes on this grotesque visage. Sir Alex's muse whipped him into a frenzy for this cover, deemed "classic" by Overstreet and "my new favorite Schomburg cover" by this cataloger. The "D" Copy pedigree comes through again with the finest representation of issue #46 that CGC has graded to date. Since Gerber rates this an "uncommon" issue, you might not find a finer copy. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $881; NM 9.4 value = $1,550. Sold for: $5,060.00.
3236 Marvel Mystery Comics #47 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Another "uncommon" issue, according to Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books, means this high-grade has virtually no peer. Okay, the 9.0 grade is a quarter-grade short of the highest grade that CGC has awarded to an issue #47. Schomburg excites with a cover of the Torch and Toro unleashing watery havoc by destroying the "Ruhr Valley Dam", curiously requiring no English translation. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $2,070.00.
3237 Marvel Mystery Comics #48 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Dozens of American, British, and Nazi soldiers are meticulously drawn by Alex Schomburg for this flag cover, against a backdrop of American air support and a flaming foreground of the Human Torch and Toro. The Vision makes his last appearance in the title. What a nice copy! So nice that it currently holds CGC's esteemed number one spot among all issues #48 certified to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $1,322.50.
3238 Marvel Mystery Comics #49 (Timely, 1949) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. The Human Torch short-circuits a no-good Japanese plan to make a lovely lass a human cannonball in this non-Schomburg cover, attributed to either Syd Shores (two sources) or Sol Brodsky (two other sources). The origin of Miss America is featured here. This copy is brighter than you would expect from the grade. As with nearly all of the issues of this title, CGC has not certified a copy as nice as Near Mint. This is a very nice-looking book for the expected modest winning bid. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $505. Sold for: $603.75.
3239 Marvel Mystery Comics #51 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The Human Torch isn't a moment too soon to rescue a flameless Toro from an unsightly, not to mention exquisitely painful, Nazi branding in this Alex Schomburg cover. This is a beautiful pedigree copy, the nicest issue #51 that CGC has reviewed as of this writing. An impact dent at the upper back spine is just about all that keeps this from Near Mintdom. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3240 Marvel Mystery Comics #54 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Only one unrestored copy of this issue has emerged for CGC's scrutiny, indicating this issue may be more uncommon than the Gerber rating ("uncommon"). This pedigree copy will be hard to beat in any event, since many of the top-rated copies of other Timely issues of the same time period fail to score above 8.5. Schomburg scores a bull's-eye with this Japanese torture chamber/bondage cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $2,530.00.
3241 Marvel Mystery Comics #55 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. To illustrate the point from the previous description, here is a 7.5 which ranks behind only a single 8.5 among all issues #55 that CGC has reviewed to date. The Schomburg cover's colors could pass for an even higher grade. The back cover demonstrates just enough spine and top edge stresses to keep the grade at Very Fine Minus. Mike Sekowsky, Allen Simon, Charles Nicholas, and Jim Mooney help with interior art. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738. Sold for: $1,035.00.
3242 Marvel Mystery Comics #56 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Toro and an unidentified fire-haired looker are all tied up on the Schomburg cover, and you just know hooded guys in swastika-emblazoned outfits are up to no good. But previous issue outcomes suggest we shouldn't become too overwrought, especially since the Torch has arrived. This copy could easily be mistaken for a higher grade, currently ranking behind the number one specimen of issue #56 in CGC's census by just a quarter-grade. CGC notes "Very minor amount of glue on cover" not affecting the grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738. Sold for: $920.00.
3243 Marvel Mystery Comics #57 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Issue after issue, the Torch is given precious little time to save endangered victims from dastardly experiments or just plain mean-spirited aggression, but our hero just has to understand it makes for such cool Schomburg scenarios, as the bondage cover here attests. This is the finest copy of issue #57 that CGC has reviewed to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738; NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $1,150.00.
3244 Marvel Mystery Comics #59 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. A light crease at the back upper spine, and a tiny crease at the back bottom corner, keep this otherwise stunning copy from pushing the Near Mint envelope. The bondage cover is by Alex Schomburg. CGC notes "Very minor amount of color touch on cover. Very minor amount of glue on cover" not affecting the Universal Grade status. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738. Sold for: $977.50.
3245 Marvel Mystery Comics #62 (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. This would be a solid mid-grade copy even without the restoration efforts CGC describes as: "small amount of color touch on cover, tear seals to cover." The Schomburg cover mixes elements of monstrous captors, defenseless damsel and youth captives, and an abhorrent executioner warranting a flashy Human Torch entrance. Guess that sounds like a few other Timely covers, but it just works Timely after Timely. Good-looking bargain book. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $355. Sold for: $287.50.
3246 Marvel Mystery Comics #63 (Timely, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. The penultimate German war cover for the title earns Alex Schomburg yet another "classic" nod. The tide of the war on the European front had turned by April 1945, and the cover conveyed an almost giddy feeling of impending victory with the portrayal of Hitler, Goring, and Goebbels attempting to high-tail it from Berlin. This issue simply doesn't turn up without digging, and you'll have a deep dig before you find another high-grade copy at all, much less one in this grade. A slight miscut cover is probably all that keeps this rarity from scoring 9.4 or better. CGC has graded only two other copies of the issue, the best faring a Fine Minus, way behind our offering here. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $4,600.00.
3247 Marvel Mystery Comics #64 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. The final German war cover is Schomburg at his best mixing the fiery fury of the Human Torch and Toro saving defenseless G.I.s from a sadistic Nazi human steamroller. The copy doesn't miss earning high-grade accolades from CGC by much, just enough to save you some of your allowance. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $342; VF 8.0 value = $713. Sold for: $747.50.
3248 Marvel Mystery Comics #65 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. This is really a striking copy, showing unusually bright cover colors, corners, spine integrity, and page quality for the grade. The back cover shows some wear along the spine, and the front top some light creases. CGC notes "2 very tiny pieces of tape on interior cover." A Schomburg bondage cover makes up for most of the minor defects. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $342. Sold for: $373.75.
3249 Marvel Mystery Comics #67 (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) Off-white pages. From the protective CGC encasement, this copy displays impressively as the "Apparent" grading would indicate. The practically imperceptible defects are described by CGC as "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch, tear seals, cover reinforced." Just three unrestored copies have earned grading as high as "Very Fine" to date from CGC. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735; NM 9.4 value = $1,150. Sold for: $402.50.
3250 Marvel Mystery Comics #68 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. If you weren't familiar with the Human Torch, or Timely, or Alex Schomburg, the masterful cover artist, you might just think a dozen or so bad guys would tax the powers of one superhero, but collectors know better. We also know the pretty young thing won't be in bondage long. This is an attractive copy that edges close to grading out high-grade by CGC. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735. Sold for: $603.75.
3251 Marvel Mystery Comics #69 (Timely, 1946) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. To illustrate how well this copy compares with other issue #69, the highest grade CGC has given to an unrestored copy is Very Fine. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,150. Sold for: $460.00.
3252 Marvel Mystery Comics #70 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. You may be able to find a nicer copy, but why bother? This high-grade specimen strikes a nice balance between solid appearance and physical attributes, and value-pricing. And just three copies of the issue have managed as high a grade as 9.2 in CGC's most recent census. CGC notes "Very minor amount of glue on cover", but the Universal Grade designation stands. According to The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books Vince Alascia provided the cover, and a 21-year old Carmine Infantino worked on two interior stories. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735. Sold for: $718.75.
3253 Marvel Mystery Comics #71 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Another example of the difficulty in finding this title in better condition than this: of the nine copies CGC has graded to date of issue #71, two copies earned Fine or less, and a mere three copies managed 9.2 or better. On color presentation alone, the Schomburg hypo cover would grade higher, but the spine demonstrates just enough wear, more noticeable from the back cover view, to explain CGC's assessment. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735. Sold for: $603.75.
3254 Marvel Mystery Comics #72 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Our sources are split on the identity of the cover artist here; is it Sol Brodsky or Vince Alascia? We do know you will find Sub-Mariner and Angel stories inside, and that you won't find many nicer copies of this book from 1946. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735. Not Sold.
3255 Marvel Mystery Comics #73 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. Overstreet gives Mike Sekowsky credit for this eye-catching cover, and the lead Human Torch feature is backed by Sub-Mariner, Angel, Miss America, and Patriot stories. The mid-grade assessment by CGC means a bargain book for you. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $315. Sold for: $333.50.
3256 Marvel Mystery Comics #74 Cosmic Aeroplane pedigree (Timely, 1946) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. The Patriot makes his last appearance in this issue after a five-year run. This pedigree book misses by a quarter-grade in its quest for the highest grade an issue #74 has been awarded by CGC. Alex Schomburg does one of his last covers for the title. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,150. Not Sold.
3257 Marvel Mystery Comics #75 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. The Young Allies begin a nine-issue run alongside the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, Miss America, and the Angel stories. Syd Shores' cover is shown off by an exceptionally nice copy ranking high among all issues #75 that CGC has seen to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735; NM 9.4 value = $1,150. Sold for: $747.50.
3258 Marvel Mystery Comics #76 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. A ten-chapter Miss America serial begins here, but the most significant happening here, as we have the benefit of hindsight, is that this issue features the last Marvel Mystery Comics cover by the great Alex Schomburg. CGC's highest-grade to a copy of the issue is only a half-grade higher than the 8.0 seen here. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735. Not Sold.
3259 Marvel Mystery Comics #77 (Timely, 1946) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Syd Shores follows the tough act of Alex Schomburg, in taking over the cover artist assignment for all but one of the next eleven issues. Just two copies of issue #77 reviewed by CGC look nicer than this copy, but CGC notes "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover and 1st 2 pages." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $735; NM 9.4 value = $1,150. Not Sold.
3260 Marvel Mystery Comics #78 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. The book looks deceptively high-grade from the front, and structurally it's more than sound, but the back cover defines the CGC grading with its areas of discoloration along the spine, at the top edge, and at the bottom corner. The cover is by Syd Shores. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $315. Sold for: $373.75.
3262 Marvel Mystery Comics #80 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Timely seems to take a page from a certain Batman nemesis with a Syd Shores cover touting "The Mad Hatter Murders." Captain America makes his first appearance in the title, complemented by Sub-Mariner, Human Torch, Miss America, and Young Allies tales. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $387; VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $529.00.
3263 Marvel Mystery Comics #81 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Captain America makes another appearance in this issue fronted by a Syd Shores-pencilled cover which features a Kingpin prototype. Regular features Miss America, the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and the Young Allies keep the interior real. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $300. Sold for: $450.00.
3264 Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (Timely, 1947) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The lovely Namora makes a grand entrance to the Timely/Marvel Universe on this Syd Shores cover. Captain America also continues to spice up the title with a third straight appearance. CGC has pronounced only one copy of this issue nicer than Very Fine Plus, making this copy one of the nicest in CGC's current census. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,591. Sold for: $1,155.75.
3265 Marvel Mystery Comics #83 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1947) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. The deep, rich colors of the cover give no hint of a grade lower than 9.0, but a dust shadow along the back edge, together with an upper corner dent hold this CGC highest-graded of the issue to Very Fine. Cover artist Syd Shores utilizes the "good girl" element more and more in 1947. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $568. Sold for: $805.00.
3266 Marvel Mystery Comics #84 (Timely, 1947) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. If all CGC-graded 5.0 books looked this nice, our private collections would be flush with mid-grade copies, and our savings account would be much more impressive. Creasing is the explanation here; a long, light crease on the front cover, another light, two-inch crease at the back bottom corner the major culprits. A narrow dust shadow runs the length of the back left border. Excepting these three imperfections, this book could grade 8.0 or better. The dazzling Blonde Phantom begins appearing with this issue, and Syd Shores was quite adept presenting the lady in the best possible light. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $127; FN 6.0 value = $381. Sold for: $480.00.
3267 Marvel Mystery Comics #85 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1948) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The sensational pedigree copy is the nicest of issue #85 that CGC has certified to date. The Blonde Phantom makes another welcomed appearance in this issue, but Miss America makes her final. Syd Shores did the cover and the Blonde feature, while Bill Everett pencilled the feature on this most famous creation, the Sub-Mariner. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,000. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3268 Marvel Mystery Comics #87 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Timely's first comic book series changed its format over the years, adapting to the whims of the market. It shows on this Syd Shores cover which reflects the popularity of the crime genre and "good girl" art in comics during the late 1940s. The issue also offered the first team-up between Captain America and Golden Girl. Only one other copy of issue #87 at 9.0, and one graded 8.5 rank ahead in grade of this good-looking copy in CGC's latest census. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $603.75.
3269 Marvel Mystery Comics #88 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Timely spotlights its "good girls", the Blonde Phantom, Sun Girl (for the first time in this title), Golden Girl, and Namora in this tasty issue. Captain America pouted, so Stan agreed he could appear, too. Sol Brodsky gets credit for the carefree cover. Syd Shores and Al Gabriele help out with the interior. Just one copy of the issue has managed a grade as high as 9.2 from CGC. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $720.00.
3270 Marvel Mystery Comics #89 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Sol Brodsky's cover treatment of the Torch catches the eye, as does his Paste-Pot Pete prototype (can you say that really, really fast?). This issue offers the first Human Torch/Sun Girl team-up, after which Torchy asked Editor Stan, "Please, sir, may I have another?" More reasons to nab this prize offering include the first Captain America solo story and a Blonde Phantom appearance. Not much separates this sterling copy from the top-rated specimen (at 8.5) of issue #89 to be certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $718.75.
3271 Marvel Mystery Comics #90 (Timely, 1949) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. In this issue the Blonde Phantom is unmasked and becomes simply the Blonde. Another blonde, Sun Girl, spruces up Sol Brodsky's cover, and Captain America makes another appearance in the title. This is a solid, good-looking copy for the grade, especially from the front cover view. It's also the third highest-graded copy of the issue that CGC has seen, perhaps indicating there are fewer nice copies out there than you might think. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $354. Sold for: $494.50.
3272 Marvel Mystery Comics #91 (Timely, 1949) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. For you bargain hunters of mid-grade copies of Timely Gold, try this on for size. Captain America, Blonde Phantom, and the Sub-Mariner make appearances, the latter two with their final features in the title; and Venus makes an early guest showing. Overstreet indicates issue #91 is "scarce", and CGC's census seems to back that up. No high-grade copies have shown up yet for certification, and just two other copies have been graded higher (one at 7.5, the other at 6.5) by CGC. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $118; FN 6.0 value = $354. Sold for: $345.00.
3273 Marvel Mystery Comics #92 (Timely, 1949) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This was the final issue of the illustrious title, but Timely/Atlas managed to keep the series going another ten years, beginning with Marvel Tales #93. Spotlights of the issue were the first appearance of the Witness in this title, a feature story retelling the origin of the Human Torch and the death of his creator Professor Horton, and a Captain America appearance. This is the second-highest grade CGC has given to a copy of the issue, behind one lone 9.2 entry. Like many "final" title issues, this book is harder to find than some issues immediately preceding, rating an "uncommon" designation from Gerber. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,763; NM 9.4 value = $3,100. Sold for: $1,782.50.
3274 Men's Adventures #27 (Atlas, 1954) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. Marvel/Atlas had a problem deciding on the title, and even genre, of this series. Starting as True Western, it became True Adventures after the first two issues, then settled on Men's Adventures after the fourth issue. Not that easy to find, especially in this condition, the title featured some of the last appearances of the Timely Golden Age greats such as Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner before the publisher put superheroes on ice in the mid-fifties, not to re-emerge until the sixties. The nicest unrestored copy of issue #27 graded out at Fine/Very Fine by CGC, who notes of this copy "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $613. Sold for: $235.75.
3275 More Fun Comics #52 (DC, 1940) Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Currently holding down tenth place on Overstreet's "Top 100 Golden Age Comics", this issue places so high primarily because featured herein is the origin and first appearance of the Spectre. But it's also a "scarce to rare" issue, according to Overstreet. Gerber agrees, calling it "rare" which in his scarcity indexing system means there's only 11 to 20 copies in existence. CGC has certified four unrestored copies of issue #52, only one of which could score higher than Good/Very Good grading. In its pre-professional restoration days, this copy would probably have ranked as the third-nicest unrestored copy to be seen by CGC. Now, it looks much nicer than all but one unrestored copy, and most likely will be available at a relatively economical price. Of the restoration, CGC notes "Restoration includes color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Bernard Baily, responsible for this cover, co-created his most famous subject with Jerry Siegel, who also co-created Superman. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $36,000. Not Sold.
3276 More Fun Comics #53 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Bernard Baily's second cover of the Spectre is also a "bondage" cover. Interior contributors include legendary comic pioneers, writer Jerry Siegel and writer/artist Bob Kane. Like the preceding issue, Overstreet and Gerber rate this issue "scarce" to "rare," and CGC has certified just four unrestored copies. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, spine split sealed, cover cleaned, reinforced." And it displays beautifully! Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $7,200; VF 8.0 value = $16,800. Not Sold.
3277 Mystic Comics #1 (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. This copy sports a great bondage cover by Alex Schomburg, and has an overall exceptional appearance. Professional restoration includes: "small amount of color touch, tear seal, cover reinforced." Features the first appearance of Blue Blaze, Dynamic Man, Flexo and Daktor. Here is a prime opportunity to acquire one of the major Timely keys and finally fill that long-standing hole in your collection. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $3,750; VF 8.0 value = $8,750. Not Sold.
3278 Mystic Comics #2 (Timely, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. All but two issues of this title's ten-issue run are "uncommon" or "scarce" according to Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books. What's this? Obscure Timely superheroes? So Dynamic Man, Flexo the Rubberman, Dakor the Magician, Invisible Man, the Blue Blaze, and the Mastermind didn't have the long-running success of Captain America, the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, the Angel, and others. But these lesser-knowns came first and paved the way, darn it! And the Alex Schomburg bondage cover cannot be criticized! This is the second-nicest copy (only a 7.5 is better) CGC has reviewed of issue #2 to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,250; VF 8.0 value = $2,604. Sold for: $1,560.00.
3279 Mystic Comics #3 San Francisco pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Some of Alex Schomburg's earliest comic book covers were on this title, Timely's second-oldest. His style would change over the decade of the forties, but this early offering is pure, signature Schomburg. The esteemed San Francisco pedigree earns the highest grade CGC has given to a copy of issue #3. The origin and first appearance of Hercules is here; his final appearance is in the next issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,875. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3280 Mystic Comics #4 (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Hercules makes his final appearance in this issue, right after saving FDR on the Alex Schomburg cover. Golly, you would think they'd keep the big guy around! Issue #4 also gives us the origins of the Thin Man and the Black Widow. The issue is "scarce" according to Gerber, and to make matters even more interesting, there are at least two variants. This one has the original "July" date overprinted in silver and a silver "August" added. CGC notes "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, tear seals to cover." But it's the nicest copy of issue #4 that CGC has graded to date! No unrestored copies have been certified as of the latest CGC census. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $317; FN 6.0 value = $951. Sold for: $632.50.
3281 Mystic Comics #5 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Timely was still feverishly auditioning superheroes in this issue wherein we find the origins of the Black Marvel, the Blazing Skull, the Sub-Earth Man, Super Slave, and the Terror. German war covers begin with this issue, and the most famous portrayer thereof, Alex Schomburg, does the honors here. CGC notes "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." That's not much embellishment, and technically this is the fourth-nicest copy of the issue that CGC has reviewed to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $900; VF 8.0 value = $1,875. Not Sold.
3282 Mystic Comics #6 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. Two of the most influential of all Golden Age comic book artists, Jack Kirby and Alex Schomburg, collaborate on this great Nazi torture/bondage cover, which also occasions the first appearance of the Destroyer. The origins of the Destroyer and the Challenger await inside. Another of the "scarce" issues in the run, CGC's highest-graded copy earned 8.5 marks. This mid-grade is one of the nicest copies to surface for CGC review, displaying impressive colors and hinting at a higher grade, especially from the front cover. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,050. Sold for: $1,121.25.
3283 Mystic Comics #7 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Simon and Kirby were at their classic cover best with this gruesome depiction of the inhuman that was Hitler. Featured inside are the origin and first appearance of the Witness, the origin of Davey and the Demon, and the last Black Widow. The grade here is the highest CGC has given to a copy of issue #7 to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,292. Sold for: $2,300.00.
3284 Mystic Comics #8 (Timely, 1942) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Al Gabriele took over cover artist duties on the last three issues of the run, but stuck to the Schomburg/Kirby precedent of picturing Nazis as vile monsters. That, of course, made for a morbidly pleasing scene to all red, white, and blue-blooded comic book readers. This unreal copy exceeds expectations for any of the series' issues. Only one similarly graded 9.2 copy of issue #1 equals the grade among all copies graded of all ten issues of the title. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,250. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3285 Mystic Comics #9 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Al Gabriele bids for a classic cover of his own with this Hitler/bondage visual delight. And you're not likely to find a nicer presentation than from this CGC highest-graded copy to date of the "uncommon" issue. Don Rico and Mike Sekowsky lend a hand with interior art. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,364; NM 9.4 value = $2,400. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3286 Mystic Comics #10 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This super-bright copy of the final issue in the run added weight to cover artist Al Gabriele's resume. In this issue Father Time, World of Wonder, and Red Skeleton appear. The grade here is the highest CGC has given to a copy of #10. Only two copies have received CGC grading higher than Fine to date. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,281; NM 9.4 value = $2,250. Sold for: $5,060.00.
3287 Mystic Comics #1 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The Angel interrupts the Nazi interrogation of a bound, but perfectly made-up and nattily dressed beauty, in this first issue of the second series bearing this title. Like the first series, these issues seem to be more difficult to find than other Timelys from the same time period. The "D" Copy pedigree continues to impress with one of only three books in either the first or second series of Mystic Comics to earn a Near Mint designation. The other Near Mints are also courtesy of the pedigree and come in the form of the next two issues, also offered in our auction. Collect all three! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,500. Sold for: $5,290.00.
3288 Mystic Comics #2 "D" Copy pedigree Double Cover (Timely, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The Nazi Anti-Defamation League has a real problem with this Alex Schomburg cover; it suggests the whole movement is so... well, gruesome! Exactly! Schomburg fought the war in his own way with such scathing, brutal depictions of Hitler's minions. The sensational bondage/hypo cover is represented here by the finest copy (by a full grade!) of the issue that CGC has yet graded. And it's a double cover! CGC says, "1st cover 7.5, interior cover 9.4." S-weet! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3289 Mystic Comics #3 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Collectors of primo Timely copies, are you lucky! Here's another near-perfect copy of this difficult-to-find in high-grade title, a pedigree book that beats CGC's second-nicest copy of the issue by a full grade. The Angel is featured on the Al Bellman bondage cover and in two interior stories, and other stories star Tommy Tyme and the Destroyer. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,225. Sold for: $2,530.00.
3290 Mystic Comics #4 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1945) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg mixes elements of humor with frank brutality in this wartime cover from the last issue of the brief series. CGC lists only two copies of the issue having better than Very Good Plus grades. So, you might be sly to pluck this eye-popping copy, the "apparent" grade of which is greater than all but one unrestored copy. CGC characterized the restoration as "slight" and "professional", and explains "Very minor amount of glue on cover." This could be a sleeper! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $656. Sold for: $575.00.
3291 New Adventure Comics #16 (DC, 1937) CGC Apparent VG+ 4.5 Moderate (P) Light tan to off-white pages. DC's second-oldest comic series had started as New Comics in 1935, and eventually became Adventure Comics in 1938. This is the first non-funny cover, and the interior featured art by Siegel and Shuster. Three copies of the rare issue have been certified by CGC to date, with the highest grade an unrestored "6.0". CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $359; FN 6.0 value = $1,077. Sold for: $494.50.
3292 Red Raven #1 (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) Off-white pages. This scarce issue is hugely historical on two accounts. One, it precedes the The Human Torch title, which took over the series after this one-shot issue. Two, the cover features Jack Kirby's first signed work in comics. Just five years after he began his career at Max Fleischer's animation studios, the twenty-three year old Kirby was embarking on a 50-year journey that would impact the fledgling comic book industry as no other individual. As the "Apparent" grade would indicate, this is an uncommonly attractive copy. Consider that the highest grade CGC has assigned to date to an unrestored copy of this issue is just a Fine Plus. Then consider CGC's notes; "Restoration includes small amount of color touch, cover cleaned, reinforced." Before it was restored, this book would have ranked among the nicest unrestored copies. With the professional restoration, it became the nicest-looking copy among restored and unrestored alike. This should be a real bargain nugget. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $6,747; NM 9.4 value = $13,500. Sold for: $4,140.00.
3293 Speed Comics #3 (Harvey, 1939) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. Shock Gibson hoists a Howitzer at some utterly generic-looking military enemies (after all, the U.S. would not officially enter the war until 1941) in this early Harvey book. A reasonably tough title to track down, early Speeds always piques the interest of the collector at large. The condition problems with this copy seem mostly related to the spine, which has heavy wear and some splitting, but the book actually presents very nicely for such a low grade, and has bright, sharp colors. A wonderful item for the Speed freak on a budget. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $64; FN 6.0 value = $92. Sold for: $108.00.
3294 Sub-Mariner Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Currently the 25th most valuable Golden Age comic book, according to the 2002 edition of the Overstreet Price Guide, this super-key Timely is moving up the list and could rank as high as number 20 before long. Alex Schomburg created one of his special Nazis-getting-their-butts-whipped-by-a-grossly-outnumbered-good-guy covers for the occasion; Bill Everett draws his famous creation on the interior; and Paul Gustavson does the Angel feature. Three other copies of the issue sport higher CGC grades, but none higher than 9.0, not that much nicer than this prize. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $16,500. Sold for: $10,350.00.
3295 Sub-Mariner Comics #2 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Timely at its finest, with one of comics' most distinctive characters battling Nazis in a great Alex Schomburg cover, and the Sub-Mariner's creator, Bill Everett, offering 40 pages of stellar interior work. Paul Gustavson adds 20 pages on the Angel feature. At this writing, this ranks as the nicest copy CGC has certified of issue #2. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $3,200. Sold for: $2,760.00.
3296 Sub-Mariner Comics #3 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg gives us an amazing Winston Churchill assassination-attempt cover. Check out the master Golden Age artist's meticulously drawing dozens of onlookers at the Prime Minister's ship-launching event. This glorious copy outgrades the next best copy of issue #3 in CGC's census by an astounding 1 1/2 grades. Color, corners, spine, edges, and, of course, content; this book displays it all soooo nicely. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $4,700. Sold for: $8,912.50.
3297 Sub-Mariner Comics #4 (Timely, 1941) VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. No one is suggesting this issue is scarce, or even uncommon, but CGC lists only two copies of issue #4 in the most recent census we consulted. And this sensational copy is far and away the better of the two. Subs goes Nazi-bashing on the Schomburg cover, Bill Everett draws inside, and the issue also features a 20-page Angel story. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,800. Sold for: $4,370.00.
3298 Sub-Mariner Comics #5 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Al Gabrielle is the cover artist on this one, and the frenzied wartime scene ranks right with the efforts of his peers-in-Sub-Mariner-depiction, Alex Schomburg and Bill Everett, for sheer energy and impact. This superior copy missed being ranked the best issue #5 seen yet by CGC by only this much (holding thumb and index finger a quarter-inch apart to signify a paltry quarter-grade). Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,591. Sold for: $1,495.00.
3299 Sub-Mariner Comics #6 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg portrays the Japanese invading the Panama Canal, and the Sub-Mariner is not pleased. And that makes for a most pleasing cover of battle mayhem in the inimitable Schomburg style. This copy is the nicest issue #6 CGC has certified to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,364; NM 9.4 value = $2,400. Sold for: $5,290.00.
3300 Sub-Mariner Comics #7 Pennsylvania pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. The brilliant colors of this pedigree copy petition for a higher grade; but the back cover demonstrates a few stresses near the spine, and CGC notes "Very minor amount of glue on cover." So minor, CGC doesn't feel compelled to issue other than the Universal Grade. The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books gives Allen Simon credit for a moving Japanese battle scene set in the Aleutian Islands. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $654; VF 8.0 value = $1,364. Sold for: $1,265.00.
3301 Sub-Mariner Comics #8 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. By now you should be impressed by the number of quality early issues we're offering of one of Timely's greatest Golden Age titles. Well, we're just getting started! In his ongoing trip-hopping the Pacific, our hero moves a few thousand miles South of last month's battle in the Aleutians to the Solomon Islands, scene of some of WWII's most horrific battles. Alex Schomburg brings the action to life with a colorful front, that appears nicer than the CGC-assigned grade. CGC does note "Very minor amount of glue on cover." This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,364. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3302 Sub-Mariner Comics #9 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. This beautiful copy has a pending appeal to CGC for a higher grade. Not really, but this is a gorgeous book, with very few defects keeping it from Near Mint status; a tiny tear at the top of the spine, a bindery cut at the bottom, and just a few minor stresses along the length of the spine. The 8.0 grading is second to only one other copy of issue #9. The flag cover is by Alex Schomburg, while the quirky Basil Wolverton offers interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,364 Sold for: $1,840.00.
3303 Sub-Mariner Comics #10 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. The Sub-Mariner is a one-man wrecking crew battling a Japanese sub and Zero in this tumultuous cover by Alex Schomburg. As with others from this collection, the cover colors on this book seem to belong to a higher grade. The wear is subtle here, with an accumulation of minor defects more noticeable on the back cover. The highest grade CGC has awarded for a copy of this issue is just a half-grade higher than this gem. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,364. Sold for: $1,495.00.
3304 Sub-Mariner Comics #11 Pennsylvania pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. In a departure from his usual, Schomburg draws only three individuals on this classic cover, giving, for him, an abnormally large space allotment to one creature, a toothy dragon/reptile sort that, despite his hellacious demeanor, displays good taste (less filling!) by attempting to ingest only the finest damsels. Not if Subby can help it! At this writing CGC hasn't awarded a higher grade to issue #11. But the Truth in Comics Description statute requires CGC and us to advise "Very minor amount of glue on cover." Not enough to warrant a CGC "Restored" designation, though! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,307. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3305 Sub-Mariner Comics #12 (Timely, 1943) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. This almost high-grade book has the crisp, bright cover colors and fresh pages of a pedigree book, but just a bit of a spine roll, too, to account for its CGC grade. Schomburg just loved using the Sub-Mariner as a weapon of mass Nazi destruction. Here we count 24 Jerries sucking or about to suck salt water as a result of a typical Sub tirade, and we're sure there are a couple dozen others outside our view. This one will display much nicer than you would expect for the grade. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465; VF 8.0 value = $966. Sold for: $1,092.50.
3306 Sub-Mariner Comics #14 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Only Schomburg could incorporate such detailed battles at sea, on land, and in the air on the same cover. At this writing CGC has not passed out a higher grade for this issue than the one shown above. Is this collection cool, or what? Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $966. Sold for: $920.00.
3307 Sub-Mariner Comics #15 (Timely, 1944) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. The Sub-Mariner and American troops stumble upon a platoon of Japanese clones! They all have the same teeth! Well, some will have no teeth after this skirmish. It's undeniably Schomburg, and just an undeniable crease at the back bottom corner is all that keeps this sharp-looking copy from pushing for a high-grade status from CGC. We do note that the highest grade CGC has awarded to a copy of issue #15 is a Very Fine Minus, and this one might look just as nice from the front. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465. Sold for: $575.00.
3308 Sub-Mariner Comics #16 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Another pretty copy of another exciting Alex Schomburg cover. Another book from the White Rose Collection that ranks as the nicest CGC-certified copy of an issue to date. And that means another comic book you will want for your own stack. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3309 Sub-Mariner Comics #17 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Boy, does this look like a higher grade! Close scrutiny will show, however, a sufficient number of stresses, albeit minor ones, mostly along the spine to warrant CGC's assessment. CGC also notes "Very minor amount of glue on cover." If you find an early issue of this title in Near Mint, take it to the bank. As with others in the run, issue #17 doesn't place a representative in the CGC census nicer than a Very Fine Plus. Cover by Schomburg. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $381; VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $575.00.
3310 Sub-Mariner Comics #19 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The war was over, except for the War on Crime, that is, and the Sub-Mariner somehow found a sufficiently large number of thugs in one place to pique his interest on this cover from early 1946. Only one of the other copies certified by CGC of this issue has fared as high as Near Mint Minus, so Very Fine Minus rates in the upper echelon among all specimens of issue #19. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Sold for: $690.00.
3311 Sub-Mariner Comics #20 (Timely, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. At this writing only three copies of any of the first twenty issues of the title have earned a Near Mint grade from CGC. This is one of them. Alex Schomburg's last cover issue also features the Angel inside. Gerber advises a "Less than average" number of copies of this issue exist, and there may not be another nicer. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Sold for: $2,875.00.
3312 Sub-Mariner Comics #21 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Collector interest in this quintessential Timely title remains extremely strong. And the Syd Shores cover, creator Bill Everett's interior artwork, and the condition of this copy ensures competition to nab this one. The highest grade CGC has awarded to an issue #21 at this writing is a Very Fine Plus, just a few notches above our offering here. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $300; VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $431.25.
3313 Sub-Mariner Comics #22 (Timely, 1947) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. This bizarre, bondage, underwater cover ranks as one of Syd Shores' most captivating. The "slight professional" restoration consists of "tear seal to cover, staple reinforced" according to CGC. Penny-pincher special! Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $300. Sold for: $230.00.
3314 Sub-Mariner Comics #23 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Syd Shores created the cover long before Ray Charles talked about "the woman with the red dress on," but maybe Ray's classic "What'd I say?" was inspired by a comic book he read as a teenager..."Good Girl" art was the thing in the late forties, and Shores unabashedly used the effect to spice up the title's cover. Namora makes her second comic appearance here. This copy is close to the highest grade CGC has allowed to date for this issue, a Very Fine. But for light corner creases at the upper front and lower back, plus an impact dent at the upper back spine, this copy would likely have surpassed even Very Fine. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $342; VF 8.0 value = $713. Sold for: $661.25.
3315 Sub-Mariner Comics #25 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. This issue is chock-full of goodies; the Blonde Phantom feature begins, Namora appears, and Harvey Kurtzman contributes interior art. All this and a Mike Sekowsky cover, too! The cover colors are bright, and overall the copy compares favorably with the nicest copy that CGC as seen to date (graded at Very Fine Plus). Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $769. Sold for: $632.50.
3316 Sub-Mariner Comics #26 (Timely, 1948) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 White pages. The cover is by Mike Sekowsky (Overstreet) or by Syd Shores (The Grand Comics Database Project) with interior art by Sekowsky, Bill Everett, and Bob Powell. Editor Stan Lee wisely keeps both the Blonde Phantom and Namora appearing in the issue. This book presents nicer than the "apparent" grade, which CGC explains as "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." White pages don't suck! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $404.80.
3317 Sub-Mariner Comics #28 (Timely, 1948) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. Namora dominates the Don Rico cover, requiring a one-time logo modification to accommodate her attributes. Not that we're complaining! The Blonde Phantom makes her final appearance in this title. For that, we will complain! CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." But you know what? All that means is you can pick up a Namora pin-up for chump change. It really is a nice-looking copy. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $414.00.
3318 Sub-Mariner Comics #29 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Namora again takes center stage on the cover, even getting her name into the title for this issue. Don Rico offers a brilliant Dali-like, surreal effect, accentuated by the nicest copy of issue #29 that CGC has graded to date. Wear along the top 1/3 of the spine keeps this from earning a Very Fine Plus or higher. Bill Everett and Syd Shores help with interior art. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $701.50.
3319 Sub-Mariner Comics #32 (Timely, 1949) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Sub-Mariner creator Bill Everett had to wait until this issue, the last of the Timely run, before getting an assignment to do a cover. As you can see, it was worth the wait, and Everett would go on to render the character during parts of the next three decades. Sub-Mariner's origin is featured inside. This is the least common issue in the entire Timely/Atlas run, both Overstreet and Gerber alluding to it as "scarce." Two copies have earned higher grades from CGC at this writing, but none higher than a Very Fine Minus. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $465. Sold for: $960.00.
3320 Sub-Mariner Comics #33 (Timely, 1954) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. After a layoff of some five years, Subby was back with a new adversary, commies! The ten-issue run in the mid-fifties is in general more uncommon than its Golden Age predecessor, and this issue is one of the more uncommon. Bill Everett is back for a second stint at the character he created in 1939, doing both the cover and interior art here. This is by far the nicest copy of issue #33 that CGC lists in the most up-to-date census at this writing. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $597; NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $920.00.
3321 Sub-Mariner Comics #34 (Timely, 1954) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Sol Brodsky takes over the cover duties on this issue, but the theme is still commie-busting. Bill Everett contributes art inside, where you will find Namora and the Human Torch. This is a quarter-grade shy of the highest grade yet assigned by CGC to a copy of issue #34. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $469. Sold for: $488.75.
3322 Sub-Mariner Comics #35 (Timely, 1954) CGC G/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. This pre-Silver Age issue must be really difficult to find in high grade, considering the highest grade CGC has given to a copy of issue #35 to date is just Very Good/Fine. Sub-Mariner fights the Russkies again on the Brodsky cover. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $75; FN 6.0 value = $225. Sold for: $85.10.
3323 Sub-Mariner Comics #37 (Timely, 1954) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Maneely, one of Atlas' top cover artists of the day takes his turn on an issue that features an appearance of the lovely Namora. This copy falls a half-grade short of being the nicest issue #37 that CGC has evaluated to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $219; VF 8.0 value = $455. Sold for: $322.00.
3324 Sub-Mariner Comics #38 (Timely, 1955) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Syd Shores becomes the fourth cover artist in four issues, contributing a typically masterful piece in his only cover during the fifties run of the character. This last pre-code issue offers an origin of Subby's wings and an appearance by Namora. The copy is the nicest of issue #38 that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $900. Sold for: $977.50.
3325 Sub-Mariner Comics #39 (Timely, 1955) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. This issue featured a cover by Joe Maneely and interior art by creator Bill Everett, now 38 years old, having first worked on Sub-Mariner way back in 1939. This is the second-nicest copy of issue #39 that CGC has graded at this writing. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $455. Sold for: $356.50.
3326 Sub-Mariner Comics #40 Double Cover (Timely, 1955) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Two rarities here: 1) finding a Near Mint copy of any issue in the pre-silver age run; and 2) finding a double cover issue. CGC notes "1st cover 9.0, interior cover 9.4." It's Bill Everett art inside and out. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $800. Sold for: $2,185.00.
3327 Sub-Mariner Comics #41 (Timely, 1955) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Joe Maneely was probably the most prolific of the Atlas cover artists during the early 1950s, working on a variety of titles and genres. He did the cover; Bill Everett penciled the interior Sub-Mariner stories, which feature a Namora appearance. This is the nicest copy of issue #41 that CGC has graded to date. CGC notes "Very minor amount of glue on centerfold," so minor that CGC still gave this a "Universal Grade." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $455. Sold for: $414.00.
3328 Sub-Mariner Comics #42 (Timely, 1955) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. On color quality alone this book would rate a much higher grade. Sol Brodsky's cover is a breath of fresh colors, and the copy only misses ranking as the best copy of issue #42 that CGC has evaluated by a scant half-grade. Namora's appearance doesn't save the title from cancellation after this issue, and Subby wouldn't have his own titled comic book again for 13 years. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $253; VF 8.0 value = $525. Sold for: $345.00.
3329 Tom Mix Comics #1 (Ralston-Purina Co., 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. The giveaway series from Ralston-Purina preceded a longer run from Fawcett by nine years. The popular cowboy's life story is presented here. The "Apparent" grade is the highest CGC has given a copy of the premiere issue, beating out one other restored copy, and technically even beating out the lone unrestored copy, graded Good by CGC. About the restoration, CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover cleaned and pressed, spine split sealed to cover." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $1,750; VF 8.0 value = $2,500. Sold for: $460.00.
3330 Tough Kid Squad Comics #1 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. This offbeat one-shot featured a great Timely period cover by Syd Shores, and an unusually large contingent of premier Golden Age artists contributing to the interior pictures; Shores, Bob Powell, Al Avison, Mike Sekowsky, Charles Nicholas, and Al Gabriele. CGC notes that "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch, glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $6,000. Sold for: $2,357.50.
3331 U.S.A. Comics #1 Larson pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. If we had to pick an early Timely #1 issue that seems undervalued, this might be the one. The wartime run, from 1941-1945, featured some great patriotic superheroes, including Captain America himself after issue #5. Classic Simon and Kirby art adorns the cover, as Nazis are depicted in the vilest way. Origins abound in the issue; for instance, Major Liberty, Rockman by Wolverton, and the Whizzer by Avison. The Defender with sidekick Rusty, Jack Frost, and the Young Avenger also weigh in. To date, this pedigree copy ties for the honor of having the highest CGC-assigned grade for issue #1. Breathtaking cover colors make this as pretty a book as it is historically significant. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $15,000. Sold for: $8,050.00.
3332 U.S.A. Comics #2 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby is responsible for this sizzling Captain Terror versus Hitler (and his minions) cover. Basil Wolverton gets into the act with a Rockman interior feature on this Gerber "uncommon" issue. The cover colors are crisp, and only some corner rounding, very minor back lower corner impact denting, some spine stresses, and a back lower edge dust shadow keep this grade at the lower end of high-grade, but still the third best copy CGC has graded to date of issue #2. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,188. Not Sold.
3333 U.S.A. Comics #3 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books gives Jack Kirby credit for this Captain Terror cover, which does display absurd elements of lunatic villainy and torture that King Kirby was fond of employing (as artistic depiction, that is). The supremely bright front cover appears to deserve a higher grade, but the accumulation of minor defects is more visible on the back cover. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,818. Sold for: $2,070.00.
3334 U.S.A. Comics #4 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Major Liberty gets his only cover spotlight; in fact, this issue would mark his final appearance after only four comic issues, but Al Gabriele makes certain the patriotic character doesn't go quietly with this wartime action cover. Syd Shores contributes interior artwork. Gerber rates this as a "scarce" issue, and just three other copies manage to eke past the one you see here with slightly higher grades from CGC. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,477. Sold for: $1,380.00.
3335 U.S.A. Comics #5 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. A great Hitler/Tojo/Mussolini cover distinguishes this issue which features the only appearance of the Victory Boys. Two copies of the issue have graded out higher by CGC, but only one of those managed as much as a Very Fine. This is another copy where the front looks to be a higher grade, but is compromised by more visible defects on the back cover. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $681. Sold for: $891.25.
3336 U.S.A. Comics #6 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. This title is less common than most of its Timely contemporaries, as evidenced by CGC's having only certified two copies of this issue to date, our offering being the nicer of the two. Captain America begins a twelve-issue run with this issue, which to Bucky should mean double-time pay for extra bondage and torture. The Destroyer, Jap Buster Johnson, and Jeep Jones also begin in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1, 818. Sold for: $2,185.00.
3337 U.S.A. Comics #8 (Timely, 1943) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. With a cover so crisp and clean, this book impresses as a higher grade, and would be without the light creases at the front corners and the lower back corner. Still, just two copies of issue #8, at 8.5 and 8.0, have earned higher grades from CGC. CGC does note "Very minor amount of glue on cover" that doesn't affect the Universal Grade. It's a Schomburg cover, much to the oft-maligned Bucky's distress. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $573. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3338 U.S.A. Comics #10 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Everything about the dazzling front cover (an Alex Schomburg masterpiece) of this pedigree gem demands Near Mint consideration, except for that pesky, long, albeit light, crease that comes into view when you hold the CGC case just so. And the back cover shows some wear along the top edge and spine. Just think of the book as the prettiest darn 7.5 in captivity! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,194. Sold for: $2,990.00.
3339 U.S.A. Comics #12 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. You might want to add this pedigree to the more famous ones on your "cool" list, if you haven't already. The unbelievable CGC-assigned grade here backs us up. This is easily the highest-graded copy of issue #12 among the three unrestored copies that CGC has graded to date. Alex Schomburg goes nuts filling in every space with action, action, action, and one well-placed lovely to smooth out the rough edges. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,650. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3340 U.S.A. Comics #13 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) White pages. Another gorgeous copy of this title just reinforces our admiration for Schomburg's ability to create more action, detail, and excitement into a cover than others could muster into several panels. CGC notes "Restoration includes: cover and interior cleaned and pressed, cover reinforced." The highest-graded unrestored copy, at a paltry 7.0, doesn't look nearly as good (and will cost you more!). Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $682. Sold for: $546.25.
3341 U.S.A Comics #15 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Here's that pedigree again, and another remarkable copy. A few stresses along the spine, barely visible from the front, and a light crease at the upper right corner of the front keep this from grading 9.4 or higher. As if 9.0 weren't nice enough! Alex Schomburg offers his usual senses-filling artistry to the cover, in this case a postwar tableaux of jewel robbery. If you look closely you'll see Bucky wielding a spiked ball and chain. Hmmm, ok - whatever! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,200. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3342 U.S.A. Comics #16 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Compared to other issues of the title, CGC has graded more copies of issue #16. This brilliant pedigree book has earned the highest grade yet from CGC for the issue. The Schomburg cover gives way to interior features of Captain America, Whizzer, and Destroyer. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,200. Sold for: $2,530.00.
3343 U.S.A. Comics #17 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The good Captain gets a little rambunctious with a spear on the cover this final issue in the run, again rendered by the great Alex Schomburg. This pedigree copy is the finest of the issues we are offering of this title, a near-perfect prize that ranks number one among all issues #17 yet certified by CGC. The worst we can say about this book is that the cover is slightly miscut, and that there is a small, pencilled "a" written on the "U" of the logo on the front cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,200. Sold for: $3,910.00.
3344 Witness #1 (Marvel, 1948) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. The crisp cover colors exude an aura of a much higher grade, and the whiteness of the interior pages further attests to the fresh appearance. Overstreet thinks Don Rico possibly should be credited with the cover art, while The Grand Comic Book Database Project opines the artist to be Charles Nicholas. Gerber and Overstreet agree that the book is "scarce," making the mid-grade assigned here look even better. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $168; FN 6.0 value = $505. Sold for: $891.25.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
3345 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. The Marvel Mutant madness begins with this issue, the first appearance and the origin of the X-Men. This issue also includes the first appearance of the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto. With the new X-Men movie set to arrive in theatres shortly, this is your chance to pick up a nice solid copy at a reasonable price. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $560; FN 6.0 value = $1,680. Sold for: $1,782.50.
3346 X-Men #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. This second issue here brings us the first appearance of the Vanisher. Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman draw the masterful confrontation between our heroes and the evil one in the White House lawn.This copy has great gloss and eye appeal. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $432. Not Sold.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
3347 Young Allies Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. The premiere issue of a title that would run for over five years occasioned the first appearance and origin of the Young Allies, and the first meeting between Captain America and the Human Torch. Simon and Kirby's cover is a Golden Age great with Hitler and the Red Skull on hand to provide a rally 'round the flag focus. Cover colors are very impressive, including those on the back cover previewing the latest issue of The Human Torch #4. Gerber rates this an "uncommon" issue in scarcity, meaning you will have a difficult time finding a nicer copy. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $7,500. Sold for: $4,715.00.
3348 Young Allies Comics #2 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. A patented Simon and Kirby cover keeps the momentum going from the inaugural issue, which also features appearances by Captain America and the Human Torch. The image areas of both the front and back covers are near-perfect, but the book has just enough light wear around the edges to keep the grade below 9.0. Still, the book appears conservatively graded, and only one copy of the issue has scored as high as a 9.0 in the most recent CGC data available at this writing. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,083. Sold for: $2,300.00.
3349 Young Allies Comics #3 (Timely, Spring 1942) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. Perhaps the most notorious and desirable of the Young Allies covers, this classic Remember Pearl Harbor issue is on everybody's want list. While the Japanese soldiers were made to look more like buffoons later in the war, in these early days they were portrayed as much more menacing and dangerous. Father Time, Captain America, and Human Torch appear in this book-length epic. This copy appears much nicer than the assigned grade, and is sure to satisfy the winning bidder. Story by Stan Lee. Illustrated by Al Gabriele. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $255; FN 6.0 value = $765. Sold for: $632.50.
3350 Young Allies Comics #4 (Timely, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Al Gabriele nudges Schomburg and Kirby aside to strut his own captivating cover stuff with this classic Red Skull cover. Captain America and the Human Torch make appearances. The grade here is just a quarter-grade off the highest that CGC has awarded to date for issue #4. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,188. Sold for: $1,782.50.
3351 Young Allies Comics #6 (Timely, 1943) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. Toro, Bucky, and the boys fight both Japanese and Nazis on this Schomburg cover. Very nice-looking copy for the mid-grade that CGC has assigned, and CGC has certified only a few unrestored copies of issue #6 in any grade. CGC does note here that "small piece of tape on interior back cover." This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $118; FN 6.0 value = $354. Sold for: $300.00.
3352 Young Allies Comics #7 (Timely, 1943) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Bucky humanely uses the butt of a rifle instead of a bullet to inflict his will upon a Japanese soldier in this bondage cover by Alex Schomburg. This is one of the very prettiest copies of #7 available. CGC has found only two unrestored copies deserving grades higher than 8.5. Of the slight restoration CGC notes "cover cleaned and pressed, cover reinforced." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738; NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $414.00.
3353 Young Allies Comics #8 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. The gorgeous, brightly-covered copy garners the highest grade yet assigned by CGC to this issue. First glance confirms the artist to be Alex Schomburg, but several glances will ensue before you can take in all the action. Al Gabriele, Don Rico, and Mike Sekowsky work inside. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $1,150.00.
3354 Young Allies Comics #9 "D" Copy pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini make guest appearances on the Alex Schomburg cover, but the boys show no respect. The pedigree copy misses by a quarter-grade being the highest-graded issue #9 that CGC has certified to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $852; NM 9.4 value = $1,500. Sold for: $1,150.00.
3355 Young Allies Comics #10 Chicago pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. A stunning copy that begs for an even higher grade, Schomburg's signature, hooded goons sparkle here as in no other issue #10 that CGC has reviewed to date. The origin of Tommy Tyme and the Clock of Ages is found inside, along with story art by Al Gabriele, Mike Sekowsky, Vince Alascia, and Don Rico. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $3,450.00.
3356 Young Allies Comics #12 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Overstreet notes the "classic decapitation story" inside this issue, and Schomburg does his terrific cover thing. What's striking here, though, is the sparkling appearance. CGC has certified only two copies of issue #12, and this copy blows away the other, an unrestored copy graded at 6.0. CGC says the restoration on this copy consists of "cover and interior cleaned and pressed." It worked! The cover colors are supremely crisp, the pages like-new fresh. A recommended buy! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $805.00.
3357 Young Allies Comics #13 (Timely, 1944) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Schomburg and his devices! His skeletal meanies have two of the Allies in bondage, prompting Bucky and Toro to go into their Tasmanian Devil impressions. And if you look closely, you will find the hooded hosts of this Torturers 'R Us branch lurking in the background. Another elusive issue to find in high grade, issue #11 has just one representative in CGC's census that managed a grade higher than 7.5. Now there may be nicer copies out there somewhere, but do you really want to pass up this chance? Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $1,725.00.
3358 Young Allies Comics #14 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Bright and beautiful, owing in large part to the professional restorer's impressive skills, this copy's appearance outshines that of the highest-graded unrestored copy to date, which could only muster a 5.5 from CGC. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, tear seals, cover/interior cleaned, reinforced." Schomburg on the cover, with Avison, Sekowsky, and Alascia working on the interior. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Not Sold.
3359 Young Allies Comics #15 (Timely, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. Sol Brodsky does his best Alex Schomburg impression on this cover, the only one he would do in the 20-issue run. A full spectrum of colors on this front is just what you expect from the highest-graded copy of issue #15 that CGC has certified to date. Interior artists include Bob Powell, Vince Alascia, Al Avison, and Mike Sekowsky. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $1,840.00.
3360 Young Allies Comics #16 (Timely, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Flame-throwers, buck-toothed Japanese caricatures, and a tattered Rising Sun flag -- who could ask for anything more? The Young Allies put the heat on the enemy, while American reinforcements are shown charging up Hill 630. This clean and centered copy has very vivid yellow and red cover colors, as well as sharp corners and nice pages. Published towards the end of World War II, there was little doubt at this time that the Stars and Stripes would prevail. Alex Schomburg cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $3,105.00.
3361 Young Allies Comics #17 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Another super-bright, high-grade gem from our White Rose Collection offering, this copy looks even better than the 8.5 CGC has assigned. White pages, even! CGC does note "Very minor amount of glue on cover." Syd Shores, Bob Powell, Vince Alascia, and Mike Sekowsky help with interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $597; NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $718.75.
3362 Young Allies Comics #18 (Timely, 1945) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Only one copy of issue #18 has been graded higher than an 8.5 by CGC to date, so again we have one of the nicest copies you could hope to find for your Timely collection. All but four issues of the title are given "less than average" or "uncommon" designation by Gerber in his The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books, so why not stock up now? Alex Schomburg cover. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $597. Sold for: $529.00.
3363 Young Allies Comics #19 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. For once no Young Ally is bound, bondaged, shackled, or tied up. Are we sure this is a Schomburg cover? Two copies of the issue have received as high a grade as 8.0 from CGC to date, but none higher than this copy. We know; it's redundant. We just seem to attract the nicest copies! With the war over, the title was losing its steam and would last just one more issue. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050. Sold for: $977.50.
3364 Young Allies Comics #20 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Syd Shores' stamp is all over the cover of this final issue of the title, typically more uncommon than other issues in the run. Shores, one of the pioneering artists during the Golden Age would be out of comics during the latter 1950s, only to make a comeback when Marvel reinvented itself in the early 1960s. Just two copies of this issue have managed to be graded higher than Very Fine by CGC to date. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $285; VF 8.0 value = $597. Sold for: $373.75.
3365 Young Men #24 (Atlas, 1953) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Moderate (A) Cream to off-white pages. Timely was now Atlas and desperate for a spark to sell comic books in 1953, so the famed publisher looked to its superheroes of yesteryear, the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, and Captain America (and one Golden Age villain, Red Skull), changing this title from a war to superhero vehicle. Sol Brodsky got the call for the three-paneled cover, while Bill Everett and Russ Heath contributed story art. It's not that hard to find copies of these Atlas issues, but finding them in high-grade is another matter. CGC notes "Restoration includes: color touch, splits sealed, cleaned, re-glossed, reinforced." Very good-looking copy for the probable winning bid price. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,100. Sold for: $660.00.
3366 Young Men #24 (Atlas, 1953) Condition = Apparent VG+. As the book that started the Atlas hero revival of old Timely characters, this book will always hold a special place in the Marvel pantheon. After their hiatus at the end of World War II the Human Torch, Captain America, and the Sub-Mariner were revived to fight the Communist menace, and these stories are rife with Cold War paranoia. Restoration on this copy includes a cover cleaning and color touches. Some of the color has flaked from the front cover, apparently a reaction over time to the cleaning. If you don't mind restored books, this one is a good candidate for further touch-ups. Or, simply leave it as it is and enjoy these stories which represent an anomalous time in the history of our heroes -- the page quality on this one is excellent. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $286; FN 6.0 value = $846. Sold for: $414.00.
3367 Young Men #25 (Atlas, 1954) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Sol Brodsky on the cover art, plus Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and John Romita on the interior represented Atlas' best artistry of the day, but this title went the way of the publisher's other superhero revival titles of the mid-fifties, lasting only three more issues. Overall wear around the edges (but nothing major) keeps this copy from challenging the 8.0 grade that currently rates as the highest grade CGC has given out to an issue #25. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $321. Sold for: $360.00.
3368 Young Men #26 (Atlas, 1954) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Cover artist Carl Burgos, who created the Human Torch in 1939 for Marvel Comics #1, was coaxed back (he had been spending most of his time since 1942 in advertising art) for work during Atlas' short-lived attempts to revive its superheroes in 1953-54. CGC has certified just two unrestored copies of this issue, one at 7.5 and the other at 4.0. Our offering rivals the unrestored 7.5 on outward appearance, but CGC notes "Restoration includes: moderate amount of color touch on cover." Overstreet VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $330.00.
3369 Young Men #27 (Atlas, 1954) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Carl Burgos comes up with an imaginative cover for this issue, this copy of which CGC finds better-looking than the best unrestored copy certified to date, a 7.0, proving again these mid-fifties Atlas books are about as difficult to find in high grade as Timelys from 10 years before. CGC notes "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $669. Sold for: $420.00.
3370 Young Men #28 (Atlas, 1954) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Carl Burgos delivers perhaps the best of his covers on the title with this rendering for the final issue. Bill Everett and John Romita help out on the book's interior. Just two copies of issue #28 have received higher grades from CGC, none higher than 7.5. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $321. Sold for: $330.00.
Session 2
Movie Posters
4001 Barbara Stanwyck Half Sheet Lot Banjo on My Knee (20th Century Fox, 1936), This is My Affair (20th Century Fox, 1937), Always Goodbye (20th Century Fox, 1938). All Half Sheets (22" X 28").Born Ruby Stevens in Brooklyn, Barbara Stanwyck worked as a telephone operator until she saved enough money to go to Hollywood in the late 1920s and quickly made a name for herself as a versatile young actress and began to work with some of the top directors from Frank Capra to John Ford. Offered here are three early, rolled half sheets to some of her starring roles. All Very Fine. Not Sold.
4002 Her Wedding Night (Paramount, 1930). (3) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Clara Bow became the symbol of the "Flapper Age" as a vibrant, young woman with tremendous charisma. She was known throughout the world as the "It" girl, with her cupid bow lips and bobbed hair. But her life story is dramatically different as she was raised in poverty and died in and out of various sanatoriums. This mysterious dichotomy is perhaps part of the reason she is still loved by a cult following who enjoy seeing her as the innocent, "devil may care" comedienne. Very Fine+ all. Sold for: $460.00.
4003 Unmarried (Paramount, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Helen Twelvetrees stars in this romantic drama. The male leads were some of Hollywood's toughest including western legend Buck Jones, daredevil Larry "Buster" Crabbe and King Kong's captor, Robert Armstrong! A beautiful one sheet. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $115.00.
4004 Little Man, What Now? (Universal, 1934). Window Card (14" X 22"). Frank Borzage directed this tear jerker about a poor young married couple in a Nazi-occupied town in the 1920s. This film predates Borzage's later condemnation of the Nazi regime in "Mortal Storm" and "Till We Meet Again." Very Fine. Sold for: $299.00.
4005 Of Human Bondage (RKO, 1934). Window Card (14" X 22"). Taken from the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, Bette Davis was elevated to stardom in this role of a lower class waitress who leads Leslie Howard's sympathetic character on in an abusive and manipulative way. Posters from this first adaptation of this film are very hard to come by. This gorgeous window card is in Very Fine+ shape. Sold for: $1,150.00.
4006 Ghost and Mrs. Muir (20th Century Fox, 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41").Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison formed an unlikely alliance as a woman comes to occupy a cottage that she finds is haunted and she begins to trust and care for the ghost. This very popular film spawned a television series in the 1960s. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $460.00.
4007 Song of Bernadette, The (20th Century Fox, 1943). Insert (14" X 36"). Based on a true story of a young French girl's vision of the Virgin Mary, this film won a relatively unknown Jennifer Jones the Best Actress Academy Award in 1943. Offered here is the original release poster with the signed artwork of Norman Rockwell. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $661.25.
4008 Daisy Kenyon (20th Century Fox, 1947). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Near Mint/ Mint Sold for: $316.25.
4009 When a Woman Strikes (Film Clearing House, 1919). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This gorgeous Stone Litho one sheet is from a small western film starring Rosemary Theby. Theby would appear in over 90 films in her career. After a very active career in silents she went on to become one of the most popular character actors throughout the thirties and forties appearing in such films as "San Francisco", "Our Relations" and "You Can't Take It With You". Very Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4010 Pierre of the Plains (All Star Feature Films, 1914). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This early film based on a famous stage play, was a tale of murder and betrayal in the Canadian Northwest. The film was remade from the same source material by MGM in 1942. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $322.00.
4011 Man From Nowhere, The (Mutual, 1915). One Sheet (27" X 41"). William S. Hart was the screen's first major western star. He prided himself on making every one of his pictures as authentic as possible and true to the "wild west" he grew up in. His posters are extremely scarce with only a few copies known to exist. This is the earliest known example and dates to 1915. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4012 Covered Wagon, The (Paramount, 1923). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. This was one of the first of the great epic westerns produced during the silent era. It reportedly had a cast of 3,000 which included 1,000 Indians brought from reservations by a young Col. Tim McCoy. Paramount went all out in the promotion of this film. Offered here is the "A" Style sheet which pictures the love triangle in the film, the heroine, Molly Wingate (Lois Wilson), the wagon master she falls in love with, Banion (J. Warren Kerrigan), and her sadistic fiance, Woodhull (Alan Hale). This gorgeous stone lithograph is in Very Fine/Near Mint condition! Sold for: $2,530.00.
4013 It Happened Out West (W.M. Smith Productions, 1923). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Fine on Linen. Sold for: $431.25.
4014 Best Bad Man, The (Fox, 1925). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This early Fox western-romance unites cowboy star Tom Mix, with the "It" girl, Clara Bow, in one of her early roles. This five-reeler, which dealt with the building and destruction of a great dam, was shot on Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles. This pretty stone lithograph pictures Mix and his horse, Tony, rescuing Bow from the trecherous waters from the dam. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $718.75.
4015 King Cowboy (FBO, 1928). Insert (14" X 36"). When Tom Mix left William Fox Studios, a company that had made him the highest paid cowboy star at that time, he moved over to an outfit called FBO run by Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the future famous political family. This beautiful, rolled and unrestored poster is probably the only surviving copy, from a title that very well described Mix at this time of his career. Very Fine+. Sold for: $2,280.00.
4016 Texas Bad Man (Universal, 1932). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Tom Mix, one of the greatest western stars of cinema history made nine movies for Universal Studios in 1932-1933. In these sound pictures, the audience was finally able to hear the star's voice. The posters for these nine films are exceedingly rare and we are proud to offer the Title cards, in tremendous shape, from three of these films. Universal produced some the prettiest graphics for their posters during this period. Very Fine+. Sold for: $460.00.
4017 The Fourth Horseman (Universal, 1932). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Tom Mix. Very Fine+. Sold for: $460.00.
4018 Terror Trail (Universal, 1933). Title Card (11" X 14"). Tom Mix. Very Fine+. Sold for: $471.50.
4019 Out of the West (FBO, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Tom Tyler was the star of his own westerns during the late 1920s. Before he went on star as Captain Marvel and the Phantom, he made FBO one of the top money making western studios of their day. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $575.00.
4020 King of the Saddle (Associated Exhibitors, 1926). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Bill Cody, father of child star Bill Cody, Jr., began his career as a stuntman with wild west shows in Canada. He starred in a number of westerns from the early 1920s through the late 30s. Offered here is a spectacular Stone Litho three sheet in three separate panels, as they were printed at this time. Very Fine. Unrestored. Sold for: $960.00.
4021 Wanderer of the Wasteland (Paramount, 1924). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Jack Holt was one of Paramount studios biggest western stars at the time this film was made. Adapted from a Zane Grey novel, this film was shot in the early Technicolor process as advertised on the cards. This is a lovely set of hand tinted cards from this silent western. Very Fine/Near Mint. Two cards have minor damage, the other six are near mint. Sold for: $92.00.
4022 Thundering Herd, The (Paramount, 1925). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14") .Jack Holt stars again in this adaptation of a Zane Grey story. Also featured in this film is Tim McCoy listed as Col.T.J. McCoy in a small part. "The Covered Wagon" was released just the year before this and is the film on which McCoy was brought to Hollywood to advise for. This set is is amazingly pristine condition for cards over 78 years old. Near Mint+. Sold for: $488.75.
4023 Desert Gold (Paramount, 1926). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Based on the Zane Grey story, this western featured a young Neil Hamilton, best remembered as Commissioner Gordon from televisions "Batman" series. Also featured as the villain was a young William Powell in one of his first featured roles.This lovely set of hand tinted cards is in amazing condition for its age. Near Mint/Mint Sold for: $517.50.
4024 Riders of the Purple Sage (Fox, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). George O'Brien made a smooth transition from silent matinee idol to sound western star. He stars in this adaptation of the Zane Grey novel opposite Marguerite Churchill, who the year earlier had starred in the epic western "The Big Trail". Two years later O'Brien and Churchill would be married and would later have two sons together. This vibrant Stone Litho poster has never been seen before and may be the only copy in existance. Very Fine. Sold for: $960.00.
4025 Fighting Fool, The (Columbia, 1932). Title Card and Five Lobby Cards. Col. Tim McCoy was one of Columbia's biggest western stars by the early thirties and some of the prettiest posters and lobbies were produced for his films from this period. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $218.50.
4026 Rainbow Trail, The (Fox, 1932). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). This film was a sequel to "Riders of the Purple Sage", from which a one sheet is offered in this auction. Adapted from a Zane Grey story it was shot partially at the Grand Canyon of which these beautiful cards show various views. This is an astoundingly beautiful set of cards. Very Fine+. Sold for: $184.00.
4027 Golden West, The (Fox, 1932). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This beautiful card is from the George O'Brien film adapted from the Zane Grey novel. Very Fine+. Sold for: $207.00.
4028 Hell-Fire Austin (Tiffany, 1932). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Ken Maynard was a trick rider in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and a rodeo star before trying his hand at films. He became throughout the twenties and early thirties, one of Hollywood's biggest western stars. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $224.25.
4029 Rocky Mountain Mystery (Paramount, 1935). Five Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Offered here are five cards to a film adapted from a Zane Grey story called "The Vanishing Pioneer". Randolph Scott stars with a young Ann Sheridan, who is seen on four of the five cards. Fine to Very Fine. Sold for: $69.00.
4030 Born To the West (Paramount, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne was lent to Paramount to star in this adaptation of the Zane Grey story. Johnny Mack Brown and Marsha Hunt co-starred in this film which reportedly boosted both male stars lagging careers. Very Fine. Sold for: $471.50.
4031 Oklahoma Kid, The (Warner Brothers, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). James Cagney portrays a western desperado who comes to the aid of a family during the land rush for Oklahoma territory. Humphrey Bogart provides the land-grabbing villainy. This one sheet features one of the best images of Cagney ever made. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4032 Git Along Little Doggies (Republic, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Gene Autry yodeled his way to fame and fortune as a singing cowboy for Republic Pictures. This one sheet is extremely rare, probably because most collectors that have them refuse to part with them. A classic image! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4033 Last Stand, The (Universal, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Universal starred Bob Baker in a handful of western features in the late thirties. Unfortunately, his fortunes didn't rise with these breaks as he was gone from the picture by the early forties. Yet, during his tenure, his studio was producing some of their prettiest posters they had ever offered under the "New Universal" banner. Presented here is a beautiful Morgan Litho portrait of Cowboy Baker with his smokin' six-gun. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $230.00.
4034 Home on the Prairie(Republic, 1939). One Sheet (27"X41") This one sheet is considered one of Gene Autry's best as it features the singing cowboy in a classic pose a top his trusted horse, Champion! Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $1,035.00.
4035 Headin' For the Rio Grande (Grand National, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was Tex Ritter's, father of TV star John Ritter, second starring role and Grand National produced one of their beautiful Stone Litho style posters for the event. Ritter went on to become one of the biggest singing cowboy stars of the next ten years. Also featured in the film were William Desmond, a very popular silent western star and Snub Pollard, the great silent screen comedian. Fine-. Not Sold.
4036 Hell's Angels (United Artists, 1930). Window Card (14" X 22").Howard Hughes' WWI epic production cost close to three million dollars to produce and was the most costly film up until "Gone With the Wind" beat that record. At eighteen years old, Jean Harlow starred in her first big role in this story of two brothers who join the British Royal Flying Corps at the beginning of WWI. This Stone Litho window card is unrestored and in amazingly fine condition for its age. Very Fine+. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4037 All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal, 1930). Window Card (14" X 22"). Offered here is an original release window card from the great Academy Award winning war drama. Any original material on this title is very hard to obtain. Very Fine. Sold for: $747.50.
4038 All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal, R-1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This grand Academy Award winning film from the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, was re-released by Universal after a few years due to its great popularity. It seems the rise of the Nazi/Fascist regime was gathering this country's attention as these half sheets both attest to. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $603.75.
4039 All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal, R-1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Lew Ayres. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $299.00.
4040 Guadalcanal Diary (20th Century Fox, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is one of Fox's great WWII Stone Litho posters.. Based on a best selling novel, it tells the tale of a handful of soldiers involved in the takeover of a Japanese stronghold in the Pacific Theater. Fine. Sold for: $603.75.
4041 We Are The Marines (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41") This great Stone Litho poster is from one of the very best of the World War II era film posters and was from a 70 minute feature which was part of a series called "The March of Time". Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $299.00.
4042 Sands of Iwo Jima (Republic, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne bleeds red, white and blue in this patriotic war picture about the Marine Corps storming the island Iwo Jima. The sequence involving the raising of the US flag on Mount Suribachi is a legendary image of the American soldier. It doesn't get any better than this for sheer US patriotism! Semper Fi! Very Fine. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4043 To Hell and Back (Universal, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41"). By the time Audie Murphy made this "biopic", he was already an established star of the big screen. He came to Hollywood a war hero, as the most decorated soldier of World War II. The public was clamoring for the real story behind this soft spoken hero and Universal was glad to give it to them. This is the most sought after poster from all of Murphy's films. Fine. Sold for: $235.75.
4044 Great Escape, The (United Artists, 1963). One Sheet (27" x 41"). Steve McQueen as the "Cooler King" leads an international all-star cast in this retelling of the actual events surrounding the escape of over 50 allied officers from a Nazi POW camp. Richard Attenborough (Big X), Charles Bronson (Tunnel King), James Garner (The Scrounger), James Coburn (Manufacturer) and Donald Pleasence (The Forger) highlight the cast. The score by Elmer Bernstein assists in making this one of the greatest films of all-time. Near Mint. Sold for: $299.00.
4045 Great Escape, The (United Artists, 1963). French (46" X 63"). This poster is given a full page in Bruce Hershenson's book "War Movie Posters" image 158. Fine+. Sold for: $120.75.
4046 Deer Hunter, The (Universal, 1978). Italian 2-Fogli (39" X 55"). Overseas, the Academy Award winning film starring Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro had a much more graphic ad campaign. Offered here is the original release Italian poster which was similar to the withdrawn British campaign poster, depicting DeNiro with the "russian roulette" pistol to his head.Very Fine+. Sold for: $149.50.
4047 Tarzan and His Mate (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Johnny Weismuller, whose name is synonymous with Tarzan, returns after his first success with the Ape Man. Hailed by many to be the best of the Tarzan films, this first sequel to M-G-M's smash success, continued the story of the Ape Man and Jane's love for each other. By 1930s standards, this story was progressive in its presentation of Jane as an intelligent, strong, and willful woman who struggles with her countrymen's attempts to lure her back to civilization and away from Tarzan. This film was also the only one in which Jane wore a two-piece outfit and the women's groups were vocal in their dislike for this skimpy outfit. Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $7,475.00.
4048 Tarzan and His Mate (MGM, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Offered here is a very rare half sheet to what is considered the best of the Tarzan series. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $2,530.00.
4049 Tarzan Finds a Son (MGM, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The fourth in the M-G-M Tarzan series, this popular entry has Tarzan and Jane finding an infant survivor of a plane crash, whom they adopt. Cut to five years later as a search expedition comes to find the child. Weissmuller personally chose Johnny Sheffield for the role as "Boy," and reportedly tutored him in swimming and looked after him during the shooting of the film. Maureen O'Sullivan had become tired of the role of Jane and wanted out of the series, so her death scene was written into the script and shot. But fan protest was so loud that the film was recut with additional scenes showing Jane recovering from her near-fatal wounds. Fine with old restoration and backing. Would clean up beautifully if rebacked. Not Sold.
4050 Tarzan Finds a Son (MGM, 1939). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This is one of the better formats for this outstanding entry in the MGM-Tarzan series. Very Good/Fine. Folded. Not Sold.
4051 Tarzan's Secret Treasure (MGM, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Released in 1941, this was the next-to-last entry in the series for the original Tarzan family, as O'Sullivan left the series after the next film, "Tarzan's New York Adventure." This one sheet is the better of the two styles made for this film. Very Fine/Near Mint on Linen. Sold for: $529.00.
4052 Tarzan's Secret Treasure (MGM, 1941). Insert (14" X 36"). This surely must be considered to be one of the better format posters on this film! Very Good/Fine. Minor tape staining in border. Sold for: $575.00.
4053 Tarzan's Secret Treasure (MGM, 1941). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Fine. Sold for: $299.00.
4054 Tarzan's New York Adventure (MGM, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Offered here is the poster released for the last of the MGM Tarzan films before RKO took over the series. This was a wonderful entry in the series as Tarzan goes to the "stone jungle" to rescue "Boy" from the circus. Good/Very Good. Sold for: $805.00.
4055 Tarzan's New York Adventure (MGM, R-1948). Insert (14" X 36"). Sold for: $425.50.
4056 Tarzan Triumphs (RKO, 1943). Insert (14"X36") This was the first of the RKO Tarzan series and had Tarzan fighting the Nazi's throughout. Fun WWII propaganda. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $184.00.
4057 Tarzan and the Amazons (RKO, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $718.75.
4058 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (RKO, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The legendary Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan, swings into action against the Leopard Woman in this entry in the series. Although many stars were cast over the years as Edgar Rice Burrough's legendary character, Johnny Weissmuller will forever be remembered as the screen's greatest Tarzan. This poster is generally considered to have the best graphics of any one sheets in the series and is highly sought after by collectors. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $948.75.
4059 Island of Lost Men (Paramount, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Offered here is an "other company" one sheet for the Paramount mystery/thriller starring Anna May Wong. Fine+. Sold for: $75.90.
4060 Beloved (Universal, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). John Boles and Gloria Stuart of "The Invisible Man" and "Titanic" star in this epic tale of four generations of musicians in a family. Very Fine+. Rolled. Sold for: $224.25.
4061 Dodsworth (United Artists, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Based on a Sinclair Lewis novel, this is an insightful, surprisingly unsentimental look at the disintegrating marriage of a middle-aged couple. Walter Huston goes on a second honeymoon after selling his business at the behest of his wife. While in Europe, the wife begins to cavort with other male paramours and Huston begins to see her as the shallow individual she has become. Soon he meets Mary Astor, a strong, self confident widow and an attraction begins. This film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and remains one of the most emotionally compelling dramas of director William Wyler's long career. Very Fine. Sold for: $977.50.
4062 How Green Was My Valley (20th Century Fox, 1941). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). John Ford's sentimental story of a turn-of-the-century Welsh mining family won the Best Picture Academy Award in 1941. This film remains one of the best remembered of John Ford's long career and of its stellar cast. Posters for the original release of this film have been somewhat difficult to find. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4063 Kidnapped (20th Century Fox, 1938). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of late eighteen century English Isles and the Scots rebellion against their British neighbors is cast with the Fox stable of stars and character actors of the day. Young Freddie Bartholomew and Warner Baxter star in this rousing "golden age" version. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $235.75.
4064 Warner Baxter Half Sheet Lot . All Half Sheets (22" X 28").White Hunter (20th Century Fox, 1936).Slave Ship (20th Century Fox, 1937), I'll Give a Million (20th Century Fox, 1938). Warner Baxter began acting in silents and quickly rose to leading man roles. With his Academy Award winning role as the Cisco Kid in "In Old Arizona" in 1929 his stock rose in Hollywood and he began to work with some of the top directors on "A" list projects. He is remembered for his role in "42nd Street", "Broadway Bill" and "Penthouse". Offered here are three rolled half sheets to some of his starring roles with Fox. Very Fine. Sold for: $272.55.
4065 East Meets West (Gaumont, 1936), Nine Days a Queen (Gaumont, 1936). (2) Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Winding up his Hollywood film career in 1935, British stage star George Arliss returned to his homeland for his last movie assignments. In "East Meets West" the 68-year-old Arliss dons turban and monocle to portray an Eastern sultan who is inordinately proud of his son. The young man bids fair to break his father's heart by conducting an affair with the wife of a notorious criminal. "Nine Days a Queen" is a lush historical drama chronicling the brief reign of the late Henry VIII's successor, Lady Jane Grey. After only nine days on the throne, she was beheaded at the behest of the treacherous Mary Tudor. Very Fine. Sold for: $149.50.
4066 Boom Town (Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1940).(5) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). This is the sort of MGM film that made the studio so famous in its heyday. With the grand casting of stars, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, this tale of oil wildcatters and their women is a tremendous roller coaster ride. Offered here are five beautiful MGM lobbies with gorgeous colors and in great condition. Very Fine/Near Mint. Not Sold.
4067 General Died at Dawn, The (Paramount, 1936). Window Card (14" X 22"). Clifford Odets script about an American attempting to facilitate a democracy in civil war-torn China, predates Hitchcock's American films by several years, but certainly feels influenced by such. Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll of "Thirty-Nine Steps" fame, star in this lavish Paramount story of intrigue. This window card features lovely portraits of both the stars. Very Fine. Not Sold.
4068 Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Marlene Dietrich stars in this tale of a woman who will do anything to support her child - and we mean anything! Cary Grant co-stars as a man who is willing to support her as long as she consorts with him. This is considered the greatest film of Dietrich's career and was directed by her mentor Josef von Sternberg. This is the only set of "blue" lobby cards known to exist. Blue lobby sets were made for some of Paramount's major productions in c. 1931-1932 and only a few of these cards have shown up over the years. For fans of this classic film or for Dietrich, this represents a rare opportunity to acquire this unique set! Fine. Not Sold.
4069 Pittsburgh (Universal, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne was loaned out to Universal Studios several times during his long career, primarily with Republic. The posters to these Universal films are often much harder to find than the Republic posters of the same period. Offered here is a Universal poster from the second teaming of Wayne, Randolph Scott and the unforgettable Marlene Dietrich. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $322.00.
4070 Mata Hari (MGM, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Greta Garbo is in her element in this classic tale of the German spy who used her seductive power to rid powerful opponents of their inhibitions and at the same time their secrets. Roman Navarro stars as the one man whose love might change her mind. This gorgeous portrait card of the two is very rare as is most material from this film. Fine. Sold for: $690.00.
4071 Camille(MGM, R-1940's). French (47"X 63").The Swedish Sphinx, Greta Garbo, gave her greatest performance in this classic from MGM. The graphics for this French poster are far superior to the US images. This poster has art by noted designer Roger Soubie! Sold for: $488.75.
4072 Two-Faced Woman (MGM, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Greta Garbo made this film her swan song, and after its release, was never to return to the screen. She would die in seclusion almost 50 years later. This was a romantic screwball story of mistaken identities which tried to present Garbo as a light comedienne. Perhaps this is why she retired. Fine. Not Sold.
4073 Footlight Serenade (20th Century Fox, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Betty Grable was the pin-up girl for all the boys overseas during WWII and this tremendous poster makes use of that appeal in every way. She was a big musical star at Fox Studios, which spent lots of money on her projects and on her promotion. This one sheet is rarely seen by Grable collectors. Fine+. Sold for: $431.25.
4074 Sweet Rosie O'Grady (20th Century Fox, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This lovely stone-litho style poster portrays WWII's most popular and voluptuous pin-up girl, displaying those "million dollar" legs! Fox had a sure fire star with Betty Grable during this period and used her in many of their top musicals. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $230.00.
4075 Cover Girl (Columbia, 1944). Insert (14" X 36"). Rita Hayworth dazzles as she dances her way to fame alongside Gene Kelly! Hayworth was one of the most popular cover girls during World War II, so it was no wonder that Columbia would capitalize on her image! An absolutely stunning poster for one of the most glamorous actresses in Hollywood. Very Good. Sold for: $600.00.
4076 Sabrina (Paramount, 1954). Insert (14" X 36"). This was Audrey Hepburn's first role after winning the Academy Award for "Roman Holiday." She plays the daughter of a wealthy family's chauffeur and is attracted to both of the sons from the family and they to her. This is one movie that it is possible to see again and again and not grow tired of. A true Billy Wilder classic. Fine on Paper. Not Sold.
4077 Breakfast At Tiffany's (Paramount, 1961). 30" X 40". Offered here is the very rare hard stock poster for this classic Audrey Hepburn title which has never been folded. Very Fine/Near Mint on linen. Sold for: $3,565.00.
4078 Breakfast in Hollywood (United Artists, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fine/Very Fine. Not Sold.
4079 Love Happy (United Artists, 1950). Lobby Card #8 (11" X 14"). Marilyn Monroe received her big break into the movies when Groucho Marx insisted she be the girl with the walk-on role. And although she only appeared on-screen for a few seconds, this brief appearance made her a star! This is the only lobby card from the set to show Monroe and is one of the most desirable and sought after cards for Monroe collectors. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,035.00.
4080 All About Eve (20th Century Fox, 1950). Lobby Card #3 (11" X 14"). One of the cinema's greatest dramas featured Bette Davis as an aging star and her understudy who plots to take over her mentors world. Marilyn Monroe made a brief appearance in the film and fortunately, Fox decided to feature their ingénue on a lobby card. This card is rarely available, and when it does show up, it's never in this condition! Near Mint. Sold for: $920.00.
4081 All About Eve (20th Century Fox, 1950). (3) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Fine. Sold for: $253.00.
4082 Asphalt Jungle (MGM, 1950). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). John Huston directs this, one of his finest, and a groundbreaker in the "film noir" genre. Populated with a tremendous ensemble cast, this was one of the first documentary-like crime dramas, that showed each of the characters in a very realistic, idiosyncratic, mundane way. Perhaps known as well for the casting of the young Marilyn Monroe as a mistress of a corrupt lawyer, Huston would later meet up with her on the troubled set of the "Misfits." Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4083 Asphalt Jungle (MGM, 1950). Lobby Card #6 (11" X 14"). "The Asphalt Jungle" has been hailed as one of the greatest film noirs ever made and concerns a heist that goes bad. The film was directed by the legendary John Huston who knew that Marilyn Monroe would be perfect as the girlfriend of the man behind the caper! Other than the title card, this is the only scene from the set to depict Monroe. Rare and highly desirable! Near Mint. Sold for: $356.50.
4084 Marilyn Monroe Title Cards (20th Century Fox, 1951-56). (6) Title Cards (11" X 14"). This lot includes the following title cards for Marilyn Monroe's features: Love Nest (1951), O'Henry's Full House (1952), Monkey Business (1952), There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), River of No Return (1954), and Bus Stop (1956). Very Fine to Near Mint. Not Sold.
4085 Don't Bother to Knock (20th Century Fox, 1952). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Marilyn Monroe proved to be an acting talent to contend with in this thriller set in a New York hotel room. She plays Nell Forbes, a baby-sitter who seems more than a few cards shy of a full deck. This poster and all from this title are some of the most sought from Marilyn's early career. Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Not Sold.
4086 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century Fox, 1953). (40" X 60" ). This very rare and unique poster is the far superior image from this Marilyn Monroe musical. These 40" X 60"s were printed on a heavy stock and far fewer copies were printed at the time of the film's release. Since they were somewhat fragile to handle, this format has survived less frequently. Fine. Sold for: $2,760.00.
4087 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century Fox, 1953). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Very Fine. Sold for: $218.50.
4088 Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959). Insert (14" X 36"). Voted the top comedy film of all time by the American Film Institute, director Billy Wilder's screwball comedy about two down-on-their-luck musicians on the run from the mob is a delight in every way. And of course, Marilyn Monroe warms up the screen like no one before or since with her rendition of "I Wanna Be Loved By You." The poster offered here shows all three of the stars in full-length. It surely must be the poster to have from this film. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,437.50.
4089 Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959). Title Card (11" X 14"). Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star in Billy Wilder's movie that the American Film Institute has called the greatest comedy ever made! Posters and lobby cards from this film are among some of Monroe's most desirable! Near Mint. Sold for: $603.75.
4090 Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Marilyn Monroe turned in a classic performance in this light hearted romantic comedy about a girl who longs to find a real man and escape her small town life. What she gets is a country bumpkin who loves her a lot but has no future in sight. Positively one of Monroe's best films and a tremendous poster image of her. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $356.50.
4091 Misfits, The (United Artists, 1961). (8) Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). This sad and moving film based on an Arthur Miller screenplay written for Marilyn Monroe, is all the more tragic when viewed knowing that it was the last screen appearance of both Clark Gable and Monroe. This wonderful lobby set has nice cards of many of the film's highlights. Very Fine. Sold for: $287.50.
4092 Love Letters (Paramount, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was the third of five films Joseph Cotton and Jennifer Jones made together. This melodramatic story was scripted by Ayn Rand, better known as the author of "The Fountainhead." Jones was nominated by the Academy for her role as an amnesiac whose husband is mysteriously murdered, and Cotton portrays the husband's former army buddy who becomes involved with her. This lovely Paramount poster pictures the doomed couple and the burning letters. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4093 An Affair to Remember (20th Century Fox, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr star in this romantic tear-jerker which has received a renewed popularity with its mention in "Sleepless in Seattle". This one sheet always seems to be in demand. Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $299.00.
4094 Gone With the Wind (MGM, R-1967). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). When MGM decided to re-release their cash cow again to the world, they had increased the print size to 70mm and released it as a wide screen experience. In doing so they lost 30% of the image top and bottom. This campaign was the first to use the now classic orange artwork. Very Fine+. Sold for: $172.50.
4095 Gone With the Wind (MGM, R-1954). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Very Good. Sold for: $195.50.
4096 On the Waterfront (Columbia, 1950). Italian 4Fogli (55" X 78"). One of the most important films of the 1950s had Brando in the heavyweight bout of his career; taking on a corrupt union! This film took home eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor, Marlon Brando. This poster is considered to be the most dramatic and striking for this film. the master of Italian poster art, Anselmo Balaster, is the artist. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,725.00.
4097 Wild One, The (Columbia, 1953). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Marlon Brando was the natural choice to play the renegade leader of a motorcycle gang in "The Wild One." He brought an aloof toughness to the role and set the standard for all other on-screen juvenile delinquents. The rival gang, led by Lee Marvin, was the Silver Beetles - the name John Lennon would use for his band a few years after "The Wild One" was released. This classic poster is rolled. Near Mint. Sold for: $402.50.
4098 Streetcar Named Desire, A (Warner Brothers, 1951). Insert (14" X 36"). Marlon Brando became the movies' first rebel when he burst on the screen in 1950. Warner took note of his raw energy and cast him as a hungry, unsophisticated and misunderstood youth, ready to use his fists and to think for himself. The picture was Tennessee William's "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the echoes of his cries for "Stella" can still be heard across America. Brando was nominated for his performance in this classic. Very Fine. Folded. Sold for: $517.50.
4099 Streetcar Named Desire, A (Warner Brothers, 1951). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Marlon Brando reprised his Broadway role and gave audiences an Oscar nominated performance as Stanley Kowalski from Tennessee Williams' dramatic play. Although this wasn't Brando's first film, it was certainly the one that made him an overnight star! Posters for this title are highly sought after by collectors. Fine on Paper. Sold for: $603.75.
4100 Godfather, The (Paramount, 1972). Australian One Sheet (27" X 41"). This Australian poster is different from most of the other campaigns for this classic Mafia story. From the great portrait of Brando as Don Corleone, to the vignettes around the poster, this has to be one of the more rare and visually attractive posters offered for this film. Fine. Sold for: $517.50.
4101 Godfather, The (Paramount, 1972). British One Sheet (27" X 41"). Offered here is one of the best poster images to this classic of the modern cinema. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $345.00.
4102 The Godfather (Paramount, 1972). British Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Marlon Brando stars as Don Vito Corleone in the gangster epic that won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1972.This is one of the better posters ever made for Francis Ford Coppola's classic film of the mafia as it features Brando in profile! Near Mint. Not Sold.
4103 The Godfather (Paramount, 1972-74). (2) One Sheets (27" X 41"). This lot consists of one sheets from The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part 2 (1974). Both films have become legends in the history of the cinema and went on to win Oscars for Best Picture! Very Fine. Sold for: $178.25.
4104 Penthouse (MGM, 1933). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Myrna Loy stars in this crime-mystery which would set the stage for "The Thin Man" to be filmed a year later with the same studio and director. Warner Baxter co-stars as a thrill seeking criminal defense lawyer who must step out on a limb to defend a young man unjustly accused of murder. The film was a hit upon release and Capra liked the chemistry and grabbed the two stars to be in his new project "Broadway Bill". Very Fine+. Rolled. Sold for: $575.00.
4105 Gambling Lady (Warner Brothers - Vitaphone, 1934). Window Card (14" X 22"). Barbara Stanwyck was quite the looker long before her role as Victoria Barkley, matron of the Barkley Ranch, of "Big Valley" fame. She was born in Brooklyn and moved to Hollywood in 1928 at the age of 21 and proved she was as versatile an actress as ever graced the screen. In this Warner programmer she played a girl raised in a gambling hall whom falls out with the syndicate and falls in love with a boy from a society family. She seems to be warming up here for her memorable role in Preston Sturges "The Lady Eve." Fine. Sold for: $322.00.
4106 Sporting Blood (MGM, 1931). Window Card (14" X 22"). Clark Gable stars in this very early vehicle for him. He plays a gambler who wins a horse and is chased by the mob for not throwing a race. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $216.00.
4107 Scarface (United Artists, 1932). (2) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Howard Hawks directed this groundbreaking, unusually violent gangster film based on the life of Al Capone. Hawks met with Capone, as legend has it, to discuss the film with him, as the gangster was very interested in the film. Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht wrote the script and due to the gathering storm of censorship beginning to prevail in Hollywood, faced tremendous obstacles in getting the film released. Original release posters from this historic film are extremely scarce as most of the posters in existance are from the 1935 and 1937 re-releases. These two lobbies are from the 1932 release. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $517.50.
4108 Great Guy (Grand National, 1936).Half Sheet (22" X 28"). James Cagney broke off his contract with Warner Brothers when he became unhappy with the pictures they were assigning him to. After a years absence from the screen, he went over to Grand National in 1936 and did several pictures including "The Great Guy" before Jack Warner lured him back. This is a rare non-Warner Brothers half sheet from the peak of Cagney's career. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $316.25.
4109 Other Men's Women (Warner Brothers, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). William Wellman would direct "Public Enemy" as his next picture, but it was on this film that Wellman would meet and become impressed with a young James Cagney in his second screen appearance. This card is the only one in the set to show Cagney, so if you're a completest on Cagney, this would be your chance to capture this early and rare title. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $235.75.
4110 The Frisco Kid (Warner Brothers, 1935). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This is an early James Cagney vehicle in which he plays a scrappy nineteenth century sailor on the Barbary Coast! Most of the paper known on this title is from an early '40's reissue! This is a very rare original release poster! A tough title for Cagney collectors! Very Fine. Sold for: $425.50.
4111 Picture Snatcher (Warner Brothers, 1933). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Jimmy Cagney became of Warner Brothers' biggest stars with his success in "Public Enemy," and they cast him as an ex-con who gets a job as a tabloid photographer. He's in and out of trouble as he sneaks a photo of an execution and loses his girlfriend as a result. The posters for the early Cagney titles have been scarce and this card has always been tough for the Cagney collector. Very Fine+. Sold for: $862.50.
4112 Hard To Handle (Warner Brothers, 1933). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). A James Cagney showcase film made after his success in "Public Enemy" cast him as a promoter/con-artist trying to woo a young lady into marrying him. In the story, Cagney's character is hired to promote "Grapefruit Acres," a development in Florida. Sources say that the name of the development was an inside joke referring to the famous Mae Clarke breakfast room scene in "Public Enemy." Lobby cards, as well as any paper from these early Cagney films is hard to find. Fine+ with three very minor tears along top, left side and bottom borders. Sold for: $718.75.
4113 Invisible Stripes (Warner Brothers, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Humphrey Bogart and George Raft team up for this bullet-riddled crimer! Warner's no-nonsense posters, loaded with scenes from the film, provided audiences with a guarantee of mayhem on the screen! Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4114 Brother Orchid (Warner Brothers, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Offered here is a poster from one of the films Warner's did so well, the gangster comedy-drama. This classic teamed two of their biggest from that genre, Edward G. Robinson, as a gang boss searching for the elusive "class" for his life, and Humphrey Bogart as his arch rival. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $224.25.
4115 Crime School (Warner Brothers, 1938). Window Card (14" X 22"). Humphrey Bogart is the good guy in this classic Warner's gangster drama for which the studio became so famous. Co-starring were the "Dead End Kids" who had made such a splash in their debut film "Dead End" the year before. This card has markedly different art from the one sheet, and is similar to the three sheet. Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4116 Conflict (Warner Brothers). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet are teamed again in this noir murder thriller. Fine+. Sold for: $189.75.
4117 Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Michael Curtiz's legendary film has been hailed as one of the greatest motion pictures ever made and went on to receive the Oscar for Best Picture of 1942. Humphrey Bogart watches as the police arrest Peter Lorre on suspicion of stealing the coveted letters of transit! Very Fine. Not Sold.
4118 Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). (2) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). This lot consists of two lobby cards from one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. In one scene, Claude Rains and Humphrey Bogart begin their beautiful friendship at the film's dramatic conclusion while in the other, Sasha comes to the aide of French resistance leader, Victor Lazlo! Both cards are in very fine condition, with the Airport scene having slight restoration to the upper center border and sky. Not Sold.
4119 Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Warner Brothers, 1948). French Affiche (47" X 63"). Humphrey Bogart received an Oscar nomination for his role as Fred C. Dobbs, the prospector who succumbs to the ravages of greed, in this classic western. Although this poster is from the 1952 reissue of the film, it is still considered one of the best Bogart graphics ever created. Very Fine. Sold for: $948.75.
4120 African Queen (United Artists, 1952). Three Sheet (41" X 81") Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn made only one film together and it was tremendous! Charlie Allnutt and Rose were the original odd couple and their grand excursion on the African Queen was a film to remember. Posters from this film have always been on collector's want lists. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,150.00.
4121 Bonnie and Clyde (Warner Brothers, 1967). One Sheet (27" X 41"). One of the most important pictures of the 1960's, Arthur Penn's semi-historical film about gangsters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker is certainly more glamorous than the real story. This Oscar-winner stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the ill-fated duo. Very Fine-. Sold for: $126.50.
4122 Once Upon a Time in America (Warner Brothers, 1984). Insert (14" X 36")Robert DeNiro and James Woods starred in this, the last major film of Sergio Leone, about Jewish kids growing up in turn of the century New York and becoming gangsters. This rolled insert is one of the better formats for this film. Very Fine/Near Mint. Rolled. Sold for: $57.50.
4123 Scarface (Universal, 1983). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Brian DePalma directed this updating of the Paul Muni gangster classic and sets it in contemporary Miami. Al Pacino gives a great performance as Tony Montana, a small time hood who rises to the top of the drug empire in this over the top classic. This poster has gained a tremendous collector following of late. Very Fine/Near Mint. Rolled. Sold for: $86.25.
4124 Canary Murder Case (Paramount, 1929). Window Card (14"X22"). This was the first in the Philo Vance series starring William Powell as the master sleuth. The film also starred the legendary Louise Brooks in her last American film before she would go on to make a stunning film for German director G.W. Pabst! One of the most sought after titles of the early talkie era! Very Fine with a crease. Sold for: $1,150.00.
4125 Gorilla, The (First National, 1930). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This gorgeous, eerie poster is from a 1930 who-dun-it about a mysterious slaying in a home and the belief by those present that it was perpetrated by an ape. The film starred famous silent comedienne Charlie Murray and a young Walter Pigeon. This film was a remake of a 1927 film which also starred Wlater Pigeon. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,840.00.
4126 Scarlet Claw (Universal, 1944). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). The posters from this entry in the Sherlock Holmes series is sought by the series fans and, due to the crossover elements, also to horror genre films. Holmes and Watson investigate a series of deaths in a small Canadian village in one of the better titles from this famous Rathbone/Bruce series. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $494.50.
4127 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (Universal, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Holmes's companion, Dr. Watson will forever be remembered as the screens best incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary characters. The posters for this series of films are extremely collectible with those that feature "Sherlock Holmes" in the title as the most desirable! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $2,300.00.
4128 Pursuit to Algiers (Universal, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Rathbone and Bruce are back as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in this mystery thriller aboard a transatlantic ocean liner. This series is perhaps one of the most loved of all film series as Rathbone and Bruce became so closely identified with the roles that typecast them throughout the rest of their careers. Fine. Sold for: $805.00.
4129 I Love a Mystery (Columbia, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fine. Sold for: $310.50.
4130 Murder Over New York (20th Century Fox, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was Sidney Toler's eighth Charlie Chan film in two years since the death of Warner Oland. This film deals with Chan's visit to the Big Apple and his investigation of aircraft plant assembly line sabotage. This film includes the famous line, "Coincidence like ancient egg--leave unpleasant odor." Also making an appearance is Shemp Howard of Three Stooges' fame. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $460.00.
4131 Charlie Chan at the Olympics (20th Century Fox, 1937). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Swedish-born Warner Oland is perhaps the best-remembered Charlie Chan. This entry in the series involved the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, and the kidnapping of Number One Son. Posters from all of the Oland-Chan films have become very hard to acquire. Very Fine-. Sold for: $218.50.
4132 T-Men (Reliance Pictures, 1947). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Anthony Mann directed this film noir thriller that has gained a cult status. The script centers around a couple of Treasury agents who are trying to infiltrate a counterfeiting ring. Wonderful graphics on this vibrant poster. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $360.00.
4133 Double Indemnity (Paramount, 1944). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Billy Wilder directs from a script co-written by Raymond Chandler and Wilder from a novel by James M. Cain. Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray were never better than in this chilling noir of the almost perfect murder. Posters from this title have always been sought after. Very Fine. Rolled on Paper. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4134 This Gun For Hire (Paramount, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This movie, the first teaming of perhaps the most famous and enduring pair of "film noir" stars, was fortunate enough to have one of the most beautiful poster images produced for it. Offered here is an excellent copy of one of the most recognizable poster images today and one of the most sought by collectors. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $14,950.00.
4135 Criss Cross (Universal, 1949). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Burt Lancaster stars in this classic film noir as the ex-husband of a gangster's moll, and Dan Duryea plays the gangster with his usual sharp delivery. As an interesting note, Tony Curtis made his debut as a bit player in the film. This one sheet, in a classic noir style, is almost as dark as the film. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $264.50.
4136 Detour (PRC, 1945). (3) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Edgar Ulmer directed this classic in the low budget film-noir genre. Tom Neal is hitchhiking to the west coast to meet up with his girlfriend, when the driver he's traveling with ends up dead. To avoid being accused he takes the man's identity and his every move leads him deeper into trouble, as well as being blackmailed by the vicious Ann Savage. All three cards from this classic twisted noir film picture the two lead characters, Neal and Savage. Very Fine. Sold for: $632.50.
4137 Postman Always Rings Twice, The (MGM, 1946). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Considered by many to be one of the best in the "Film Noir" genre, this small picture really put a young Lana Turner on the map. The chemistry between Turner and John Garfield steams up the screen, though not like the lesser remake some years later, as a couple who set out to commit the perfect murder. This portrait card is without a doubt the best scene card in the set! Very Fine+ with minor corner rounding and a tiny hole below Garfield's chin. Sold for: $253.00.
4138 Lady From Shanghai (Columbia, 1948). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This Noir tale has all the twists that one expects in a classic murder thriller. Orson Welles is set up to take the wrap for a murder and his attraction to a beautiful, blonde, Rita Hayworth, is his most likely stumbling block. This lovely and rare "A" style half sheet features Hayworth in her most bewitching pose. Very Fine, Folded. Sold for: $575.00.
4139 Fallen Sparrow, The (RKO, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Garfield, one of the early "method" actors of his time, gives a moving performance as a Spanish Civil War prisoner who returns to New York to find himself hunted by Nazi agents. This pretty "noir" poster is reminiscent of RKO's golden age of poster design. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $345.00.
4140 Hitch-Hiker, The (RKO, 1953). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Ida Lupino was a star in Hollywood from the late thirties through the forties with such hits as "High Sierra" and "They Drive by Night." She left the studio system in the late forties to begin her own production company called The Filmmakers, in which she directed small independent films. The Hitch-Hiker, arguable Lupino's best film and the only true noir directed by a woman, was about two utterly average middle-class American men who are held at gunpoint and slowly, psychologically broken by a serial killer. This rare three sheet pictures the killer, William Talman, who later became the opposing attorney on "Perry Mason." Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4141 Blonde Ice (Film Classics, Inc., 1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This poster is what has made the more obscure "film noir" posters so desired by collectors. The tag line and image are one of the best from the genre. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $345.00.
4142 Chicago Deadline (Paramount, 1949). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This tremendous portrait poster of Alan Ladd is certainly one of the finer "noir" images from his later career. The film tells the tale in flashback of the tragic life of a woman Ladd finds dead, his search for justice for her murder, and the finale shootout. Many of these "film noir" programmers were not great films, but dark precursors to what is now called "reality TV." Fine on Linen. Sold for: $143.75.
4143 Man With A Cloak, The (MGM, 1951). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This period mystery film has been very much underrated and overlooked over the years. Offered here is a three sheet to this stylish noir influenced mystery starring Barbara Stanwyk, Joseph Cotton, and a young Leslie Caron. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $36.00.
4144 Call Northside 777 (20th Century Fox, 1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is a gripping drama about a reporter (James Stewart) who believes in the innocence of a convicted man, has made this one of the most stirring film-noir dramas ever produced! A dark background with the dramatic pose of Stewart and wonderful stone litho graphics highlight this poster.Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $661.25.
4145 Killing, The (United Artists, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Stanley Kubrick directed this film at the age of twenty-eight, which catapulted him into "Paths of Glory," and the rest is history. This well made, tight-knit tale of a racetrack heist was also co-scripted by the young director. The unusual design of this poster with its garish colors and deep contrast makes it a favorite among "noir" and Kubrick collectors. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $322.00.
4146 Cape Fear (Universal, 1962). One Sheet (27" X 41"). If you think Robert Mitchum couldn't get more villainous than he was in "The Night of the Hunter," then you haven't seen "Cape Fear." As the ex-con Max Cady, Mitchum terrorizes the attorney (Gregory Peck) who sent him to prison. Absolutely riveting, this is one of the most intense and suspenseful movies ever made. Very Fine. Sold for: $161.00.
4147 Point Blank (MGM, 1967). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Lee Marvin starred in John Boorman's classic picture that pitted a bent-on-revenge gangster against the might of the mob. The film laid the groundwork for other action films that followed it with innovations such as slow-motion gunfire, surreal images, and creative editing that kept you guessing how the story would play out. This pop-art style sixties posters has been in demand among collectors for the past several years, as the film's historical perspective continues to be recognized. Fine+. Sold for: $216.00.
4148 Bullitt (Warner Brothers, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Three years before Dirty Harry exploded on the screen in a blaze of bullet-riddled glory, Steve McQueen portrayed Bullitt, another San Francisco Detective with a penchant for extreme violence. The car chase between Bullitt in his Mustang Mach 1 and a would-be assassin over the steep terrain of San Francisco has become legend! This stunning one sheet is in near mint condition! Near Mint! Sold for: $402.50.
4149 Bullitt (Warner Brothers, 1968). Standee. This lot is an original release standee for the classic McQueen cop film. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $172.50.
4150 Bullitt (Warner Brothers, 1968). Belgian (14" X 22"). This poster is entirely different and very attractive for this McQueen classic. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $115.00.
4151 Thomas Crown Affair, The (MGM, 1968). Standee. Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway were teamed for this classic crime caper as McQueen steals for the thrill of it! The posters for this title have become increasingly desirable and this amazing standee is extremely scarce. Good. Sold for: $63.25.
4152 Steve McQueen Movie Poster Lot (United Artists, 1963-74). (7) One Sheets (27" X 41"). This lot features the following seven Steve McQueen one sheets: Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), The Sand Pebbles (1966), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), The Getaway (1971), Le Mans (1971), Papillion (1973), and The Towering Inferno (1974). The posters range from fine to near mint condition. Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $1,265.00.
4153 Michael Caine Lot (United Artists, 1965-69). (4) One Sheets (27" X 41"). This lot consists of the following four one sheets: The Ipcress File (1965), Funeral in Berlin (1967), Billion Dollar Brain (1967), and The Italian Job (1969). Very Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $948.75.
4154 Shaft and Foxy Brown Lot (MGM, 1971-1974). (2) One Sheets (27" X 41"), (2) Set of Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). This lot includes the following items: Shaft (MGM 1971) an original one sheet and set of lobby cards and Foxy Brown (AIP 1974) an original one sheet and set of lobby cards. These were the two greatest titles to emerge from the Blaxploitation films of the early 1970's! Very Fine/Near Mint/Mint. Not Sold.
4155 Taxi Driver (Columbia, 1976). One Sheet (27" X 41"), Half Sheet (22" X 28") and Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Robert DeNiro turned out an incredible performance as Travis Bickel, a taxi driver with an obsession to save a young prostitute and an affinity for hard-core violence to achieve his ambitions. Director Martin Scorsese's landmark motion picture has attained cult status and the posters for this title are among the most collectible of the 1970's. Very Fine to Near Mint. Not Sold.
4156 Chinatown (Paramount, 1974). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Jack Nicholson as Jake Gittes, private detective, gets involved in a seedy case dealing with affairs, political corruption and incest! Faye Dunaway, as Gittes employer, portrays the ultimate femme fatale! Roman Polanski's film noir is one of the best mysteries ever made by Hollywood! This beautiful one sheet has only been tri-folded. Near Mint. Sold for: $258.75.
4157 Dirty Harry (Warner Brothers, 1971). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Clint Eastwood, as Detective Harry Callahan of the SFPD, takes on a psychotic killer since no one else on the force wants to handle the "dirty" jobs. This one had enough mayhem to inspire an entire series of sequels and made the quote, "Do you feel lucky, punk?" a household phrase. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $264.50.
4158 Magnum Force (Warner Brothers, 1973). Special Promotional Poster (20" X 28"). "Dirty Harry" was such a hit for Warner Brothers that upon the release of their sequel to the film, the studio put out special promotional pieces such as this very rare portrait poster of Detective Callahan (Eastwood).Very Fine+. Sold for: $300.00.
4159 Clint Eastwood Collection, The (Warner Brothers, 1967-86). (15) One Sheet (27" X 41"), (3) Advance One Sheet (27" X 41"), (1) Insert (14" X 36"). This lot consists of the following 19 posters. The Witches (1967) insert, Hang 'Em High (1968) one sheet, Paint Your Wagon (1969) one sheet, Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970) one sheet, The Beguiled (1971) one sheet, Play Misty For Me (1971) one sheet, Joe Kidd (1972) one sheet, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) one sheet style C, The Eiger Sanction (1975) one sheet, The Gauntlet (1977) one sheet, Every Which Way But Loose (1978) Advance one sheet and regular one sheet, Escape From Alcatraz (1979) one sheet, Bronco Billy (1980) Advance one sheet and regular one sheet, Any Which Way You Can (1980) one sheet, Firefox (1982) Advance one sheet, City Heat (1984) one sheet and Heartbreak Ridge (1986) one sheet. This attractive assortment would be ideal to begin or complete an Eastwood collection. All posters in this lot range from very good to near mint condition.Very Good/Near Mint. Sold for: $517.50.
4160 Fistful of Dollars (United Artists, 1964). Advance One Sheet, Style A (27" X 41"). Clint Eastwood became an international star when he appeared in Sergio Leone's western as "The Man With No Name." Leone's film was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo." This was the first of two advance posters that were released with the film. Both are extremely rare and are almost never seen in this very fine condition. Very Fine. Sold for: $1,035.00.
4161 A Fistful of Dollars (United Artists, 1964). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Very Fine+, Rolled on Paper. Sold for: $288.00.
4162 For a Few Dollars More (United Artists, 1967). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Ennio Morricone's haunting score accompanies Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef as they trail a murderous bandit known as Indio. This was the second of Sergio Leone's "spaghetti" trilogy of westerns. Of the three films, this one has the best poster! Very Fine. Sold for: $603.75.
4163 Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The (United Artists, 1968). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4164 High Plains Drifter (Universal, 1974). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Clint Eastwood is a nameless visitor to a small western town and hell travels with him. This one sheet is considered by most collectors to be the best poster ever created for an Eastwood film! Very Fine. Sold for: $345.00.
4165 Outlaw Josey Wales, The (Warner Brothers, 1976). One Sheet (27" X 41"), Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Clint Eastwood directed himself in this classic western about a civil war vet who refuses to surrender to the North, and whose only ambition is to kill the man that destroyed his family. Near Mint. Not Sold.
4166 Outlaw Josey Wales, The (Warner Brothers, 1976). Oversized One Sheet (29" X 44"). Offered here is a special promotional one sheet which was used by theater chains to advertise their features at some of their more prestigious theaters. Very Fine. Sold for: $92.00.
4167 Unforgiven (Warner Brothers, 1992). Advance One Sheet (27" X 40") Double Sided. Clint Eastwood won the Academy Award for the direction of this film in which he plays an aging gunfighter who takes on one last job out of desperation. This film also won the Oscar for Best Picture. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $63.25.
4168 Wild Bunch, The (Warner Brothers, 1969). One Sheet (27" X 41"). William Holden leads a band of outlaws, including Ernest Borgnine and Warren Oates in one final blaze of glory in Mexico. Sam Peckinpah directed this western with more slow-motion violence and blazing bullet-riddled action than any film up until that time. The posters on this title are considered essential for any serious western collection! Very Fine. Sold for: $218.50.
4169 Once Upon A Time in the West (Paramount, 1969). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Sergio Leone cast Henry Fonda against type, as a cold-blooded killer and ruthless rancher in this seminal western. Charles Bronson stars as a man bent on revenge and Claudia Cardinale is the woman who comes between them. During the course of Leone's career, he's made many classics, but many feel that this is his lasting masterpiece of the cinema. Very Fine. Sold for: $258.75.
4170 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (20th Century Fox, 1969). One Sheet (27" X 41"), Style B. Paul Newman and Robert Redford were paired for the first time in this classic western about the real life leaders of the Hole in the Wall Gang. This was one of the great pictures of the 1960s and has remained a fan favorite since its first release. This style B one sheet is the more popular of the two posters as it depicts Butch and Sundance's final blaze of glory as they shoot it out with the Argentinian army! Very Fine. Sold for: $603.75.
4171 Dances With Wolves (Orion, 1990). German (23" X 33"). This poster for the Academy Award winning western is one of the prettiest done for this film. Very Fine. Folded. Sold for: $58.65.
4172 Oregon Trail, The (Republic, 1936). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Before John Wayne was the mega-star of "Stagecoach," he was the star of many B-Western cheapies. Though these films were shot in four to five days on miniscule budgets, they reaped big rewards for many of studios that produced them, Republic being one of the most successful. This early Wayne film is the only "lost" film of Wayne's early starring career. Any pre-1940 John Wayne posters have grown in value of late and are sure to continue to climb considering the icon that Wayne has become. Very Fine with minor pinholes in corners. Sold for: $201.25.
4173 Overland Stage Raiders (Republic, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne, as part of the ever helpful Three Mesquiteers, foils a payroll heist by bringing a plane to the old west. The film starred the Duke with Louise Brooks. Fine. Not Sold.
4174 Red River (United Artists, 1948). Insert (14"X36"). Director Howard Hawks made the unprecedented move of casting John Wayne as the bad guy, and Tom Dunson in this tale of the first cattle drive over the famous Chisholm Trail. Montgomery Clift is riveting in his debut film role and Wayne is grand in what is considered by many to be the one of the best westerns ever made! Fine, Folded with two additional folds. Sold for: $414.00.
4175 Rio Grande (Republic, 1950). Half Sheet (27" X 41"). This was the last of John Ford's classic "cavalry" trilogy! John Wayne, as Trooper York, must train his son for warfare against the Apache uprising over the protests of his estranged wife! John Ford reunited some of his favorite actors for this western, including, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Harry Carey Jr. and Ben Johnson. They don't make 'em this good anymore! Very Fine. Sold for: $258.75.
4176 Hondo (Warner Brothers, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne is Hondo Lane, an Army dispatch rider, who discovers a woman and her son living in an area rife with warring Apaches. This film was originally released in 3-D as this poster advertises. This is a particularly difficult title of Wayne's to find poster material on. This one sheet is in amazingly fine condition for fifty years old. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $920.00.
4177 Alamo, The (United Artists, 1960). One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne leads an all-star cast in this re-enactment of the thirteen-day siege of the Alamo during the Texas war for independence. It was an epic project for Wayne, who not only starred as Davy Crockett, but also directed the picture. This stunning one sheet design was painted by Reynold Brown. Very Fine. Sold for: $373.75.
4178 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (Paramount, 1962). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This half sheet features the best graphics designed for John Ford's bullet-strewn western! James Stewart and John Wayne come through the bar-room doors looking for a showdown with Lee Marvin (Liberty Valance). Very Fine. Sold for: $345.00.
4179 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (Paramount, 1962). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Two of the screens greatest stars, John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, had never appeared together before John Ford cast them in this classic western. This is one of the best westerns Ford ever made, and the poster is a favorite among collectors. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $373.75.
4180 Shootist, The (Paramount, 1976). One-Sheet (27" X 41"). John Wayne's last film role found him in a prophetic role as an aging gunfighter dying of cancer! With an all-star cast, including James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Henry Morgan and Ron Howard, Wayne gives one of the finest performances of his illustrious career. This beautiful poster features artwork by Richard Amsel. Near Mint. Sold for: $92.00.
4181 John Wayne Lot (Paramount, 1965). (13) One Sheets (27" X 41"). This lot consists of the following thirteen one sheets: True Grit (1969), El Dorado (1967), The War Wagon (1967), How the West Was Won (1962), Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Green Berets (1968), The Undefeated (1969), Chisum (1970), Rio Lobo (1970), Big Jake (1971), The Train Robbers (1973) and Rooster Cogburn (1975). Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $948.75.
4182 Northwest Mounted Police (Paramount, 1940). Ten Color Still Lobby Set (8" X 10"). DeMille directs this mid-eighteenth century adventure starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. This unusual small lobby set comes in a glossy Paramount folder. Fine/Very Fine Sold for: $144.00.
4183 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (Universal, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Johnny Mack Brown, a star from the silent era, was one of the top cowboy draws at the box office during the thirties and throughout the WWII years. The poster offered here is one of better images from this period of his career. Fine. Not Sold.
4184 Under Fiesta Stars (Republic, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Gene Autry became Republic Studios top money making draw during the war years and his popularity would continue into the fifties. By that time he had invested his money well enough to retire and enjoy his wealth. He will always be remembered as "The " Singing Cowboy. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $201.25.
4185 Along Came Jones (RKO, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Gary Cooper is cast as Melody Jones, a singing cowboy, in this western comedy which co-starred the lovely Loretta Young. This poster features a wonderful portrait of two of the brightest stars in Hollywood history. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $155.25.
4186 South of Santa Fe (Republic, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Before Roy Rogers teamed up with his wife, Dale Evans, he appeared with several leading ladies, including Linda Hayes. The artwork from the Republic posters of this period really captures the stars as well as the appeal of the "B" Western classics. You won't find a copy in much better shape than this one. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $230.00.
4187 Texas Masquerade (United Artists, 1944). One Sheet (27" X 41"). William Boyd was "Hopalong Cassidy" for 66 pictures from 1935 to 1948, when he sold his ranch and bought the rights to all of the "Hopalong" films and proceeded to sell the rights to the young television industry which was hungry for product to air. With these films he revolutionized the industry of product licensing by producing "Hopalong Cassidy" hats, clothes, cereal, notebooks, etc. This colorful one sheet is wonderful in its depiction of "Hopalong" and the Lone Star state. Fine. Sold for: $96.60.
4188 Come On, Cowboy! (Toddy Pictures, 1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Mantan Moreland plays himself as always, in this one of a string of Afro American comedies produced by Toddy Pictures. Very Fine+. Sold for: $80.50.
4189 Blood on the Moon (RKO, 1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Robert Mitchum was hot from his success in "Out of the Past" and "Crossfire", and was cast under Robert Wise's direction in this "Noir" western. He plays a stranger who rides into town to join his old friend and it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as Mitchum comes to realize the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men draw apart to become sworn enemies. This poster carries one of the greatest taglines on a poster "A Woman's Bullet Kills as Quick as a Man's". Very Fine+. Sold for: $207.00.
4190 Eyes of Texas (Republic, 1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In this Roy Rogers film, Roy's out to investigate the strange murder of his friend. This pretty poster shows the entire layout of the great state of Texas. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $178.25.
4191 Eyes of Texas (Republic, 1948). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4192 Streets of Laredo, The (Paramount, 1949). One Sheet (27" X 41"). It's 1878 in Texas, and three old outlaw buddies cross trails again, but this time two have become Texas Rangers. This film was unusual in that William Holden, Paramount's "Golden Boy," was cast as the bad man. This rare poster has some exceptional graphics depicting a very menacing Holden, in the aftermath of a street shoot-out. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $97.75.
4193 Gunfighter, The (20th Century Fox, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Gregory Peck gives one of his finer performances as Johnny Ringo, a middle aged gunfighter desperately trying to escape his legend and his past. This film is one of the best adult westerns made during this period rating well along side of the Stewart/Mann collaborations. This poster has the provenance of the Gunnard Nelson collection. Near Mint/ Mint. Not Sold.
4194 Broken Arrow (20th Century Fox, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was a very unconventional western at the time of its release, as it showed the Native American in a sympathetic light instead of the savage beast Hollywood had spent years depicting them. James Stewart starred in this Delmer Daves western, with Jeff Chandler cast as the Indian Chief. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $299.00.
4195 Spoilers of the Plains (Republic, 1951). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Roy Rogers. Sold for: $104.65.
4196 Viva Zapata (Twentieth Century Fox, 1952). 40" X 60". Marlon Brando brings to life the role of Emilio Zapata, Mexican Revolutionary and Presidente with the words, "I would rather die on my feet, than continue to live on my knees!" Anthony Quinn won the Oscar for his role of Zapata's brother in this film directed by Elia Kazan. This 40" X 60" is far more rare than perhaps any other format from this film. Very Fine on Paper. Not Sold.
4197 Johnny Guitar (Republic, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Nicholas Ray, one of Hollywood's most admired non-conformist directors, made this very different western the year before "Rebel Without a Cause." This twisted role reversal western has two powerful women, Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge, as the central characters bent on revenge. This poster has always been a favorite of the Crawford, Nick Ray and western fans alike. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $120.75.
4198 Lone Ranger, The (Warner Brothers, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels had already become television stars as The Lone Ranger and his faithful friend Tonto when Warner's placed them into this feature version of the TV show. For years, the movie industry had worked to distance themselves from television and the fear that TV would spell the demise of the motion picture. With this film, it proved that TV shows and stars could also become big business for the movie industry. Very Fine. Sold for: $862.50.
4199 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Paramount, 1957). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). The story of this famous gunfight has been filmed many times, but until 1993, this was the definitive version of the story with Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday. A true Hollywood classic, this set captures many of the films highlights including the infamous shootout. Fine. Sold for: $143.75.
4200 Magnificent Seven, The (United Artists, 1960). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai" was the basis for this western, changing the Japanese ronin to gunslingers for hire. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and James Coburn star in this classic action epic. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $253.00.
4201 One-Eyed Jacks (MGM, 1961). Three Sheet (41" X 81"), (10) Set Color Stills. Marlon Brando directed and starred in this classic western as a bankrobber who tracks down his ex-partner who left him to be captured by the law. This was Brando's only foray into directing. Very Fine. Sold for: $149.50.
4202 Great Bank Robbery, The (Warner Brothers, 1969). Set (4) Door Panels (20" X 60"). From the author of "The Exorcist," this western spoof starring Clint Walker, Kim Novak and Zero Mostel delivered laughs in the same vein as "Blazing Saddles" and "Cat Ballou." Door panels are among the rarest formats produced for movie posters and when they do surface, it's rare to find them in complete sets. Near Mint. Sold for: $86.25.
4203 Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Based on a best-selling novel, David Niven plays a wealthy French playboy who cavorts with his mistress in front of his young daughter played by a young Jean Seberg, who actively tries to destroy their relationship to save her way of life. This poster was designed by world famous graphic artist, Saul Bass. Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4204 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (United Artists, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41"). An amazing cast is assembled to make for one of the funniest chase movies ever made. Stanley Kramer's epic cross-country chase to find the fortune buried under the big "W" is one hilarious catastrophe after another. Offered here is the original one sheet designed by Saul Bass, the internationally famous graphic designer. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $264.50.
4205 It's a Mad , Mad, Mad, Mad World (United Artists, 1963).One Sheet (27" X 41"). Offered here is the Jack Davis style poster for the Stanley Kramer classic. Very Fine+ . Sold for: $207.00.
4206 La Dolce Vita (Astor, 1961). 30" X 40". Fellini's masterpiece chronicling a decadent society was released with subtitles by the small distribution company Astor in the early sixties. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $805.00.
4208 Blowup (MGM, 1967). 4-Fogli (55" X 78"). Michelangelo Antonioni directs a young Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings in this well known sixties thriller. This striking large Italian poster with its outstanding pop-art design was done by the famous Ercoli Brini. Very Fine. Sold for: $517.50.
4209 Bride Wore Black, The (MGM, 1968). French (23" X 31"). This was Francois Truffaut's homage to Alfred Hitchcock. The beautiful Jeanne Moreau is a vengeful woman intent on killing five men. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $350.75.
4210 Rebecca (United Artists, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Alfred Hitchcock's first American film won the Best Picture Academy Award of 1940, and solidified his place in film history. This film perhaps better than any other he directed before or shortly thereafter foreshadowed his becoming the master of suspense. The original poster, when available will sell in the $6000-$8000 range. This beautiful re-issue is in some ways as beautiful if not more so than the original. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4211 Shadow of a Doubt (Universal, 1943). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Alfred Hitchcock directs this thrilling mystery about a quite California town and a family whose uncle comes to visit. Is he the serial murderer being pursued? Very much one of the master's best. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $690.00.
4212 Shadow of a Doubt (Universal, 1943). (2) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). This lot features the best card in the set, as Teresa Wright is about to confront her uncle (Joseph Cotten) with the fact she knows he is a murderer! Cotten's character was a forerunner to "Psycho's" Norman Bates as a murderous psychopath. In later years, Hitchcock would acknowledge that of all of his feature films, this was his personal favorite! Minor restoration to the borders. Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4213 Shadow of a Doubt (Universal, 1943). Belgian (14" X 22"). Sold for: $45.00.
4214 Sabotuer (Universal, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This is one of Alfred Hitchcock's lesser known films made during WWII, when the hysteria of sabotage was rampant. Robert Cummings plays a man falsely accused of an act of sabotage and must prove his innocence. The posters from this film are sought by the Hitch completest and this half sheet is one of the better format posters from the film. Very Fine+. Rolled Sold for: $529.00.
4215 Sabotuer (Universal, 1942). Insert (14" X 36"). Sold for: $322.00.
4216 Paradine Case, The (Selznick Releasing Organization, Inc., 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Alfred Hitchcock's directs this tale of a lawyer, Gregory Peck, who is called in to defend a beautiful woman accused of murdering her blind husband. The woman's charms distract Peck, who begins to fall in love with her. Fine. Sold for: $103.50.
4217 Stage Fright (Warner Brothers, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Marlene Dietrich heads the cast in this Alfred Hitchcock film of murder and suspicion behind the curtains of the British theater. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $356.50.
4218 Strangers on a Train (Warner Brothers, 1951). Belgium (14" X 22"). Positively one of the best films Hitchcock ever made, this thriller had Robert Walker asking Farley Granger if he'd like to have his wife killed. Granger could do the same for him, and since they are strangers, no one would ever suspect them. This Belgian poster is very similar to its U.S. counterpart, yet much more colorful. Very Fine. Sold for: $144.00.
4219 Dial M For Murder (Warner Brothers, 1954). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Grace Kelly made her first film for Alfred Hitchcock in this thriller about a man who plots the murder of his wife. The film was shot in 3D, capitalizing on the craze that was sweeping the nation; however, none of the posters created for the film exploit the 3D tags. One of the best posters ever designed for a Hitchcock film. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,782.50.
4220 To Catch a Thief (Paramount, 1955). Lobby Card #5 (11" X 14"). Offered here is the best card from the lobby set from the stylish Hitchcock caper about a retired jewel thief. Cary Grant stars trying to catch a copy-cat thief, with Grace Kelly as the beautiful woman he encounters on the way. Fine+. Sold for: $276.00.
4221 Man Who Knew Too Much, The (Paramount, 1956). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart star in this remake of Alfred Hitchcock's original 1934 classic. The climactic scene with the orchestra crescendo is still one of the finest moments of Hitchcock suspense. This half sheet is autographed by Jimmy Stewart. Fine+, Folded. Sold for: $132.25.
4222 Man Who Knew Too Much, The (Paramount, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fine+. Sold for: $195.50.
4223 Wrong Man (Warner Brothers, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hitchcock directs this film about a family man who is picked up and wrongly accused of a series of robberies. Based on a true story, Henry Fonda stars as the unjustly accused Manny Balestrero. Very Fine. Sold for: $216.00.
4224 Psycho (Paramount, 1960). Insert (14" X 36").Hitchcock's foray into psychological obsession had been a core theme throughout his career; however, with "Psycho," Hitch delved into a pure madness that shocked audiences around the world. Hitchcock made dozens of pictures, but many feel that this is his most recognized and renowned film! Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $373.75.
4225 Psycho (Paramount, 1960). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Very Fine on Linen. With Scandinavian censor stamp. Not Sold.
4226 Psycho (Paramount, 1960). Lobby Card #3 (11" X 14"). Anthony Perkins stands in front of The House! This image is one of the greatest in the annals of horror as the house not only holds a dark secret, but also is the object of horror for Perkins character and every person who ever saw the movie. Of all of the posters created for this legendary Hitchcock classic, this is the most sought after item from the film. Very Fine. Sold for: $580.75.
4227 Rear Window (Paramount, R-1962). One Sheet (27" X 41"). After the phenomenal success of "Psycho", Paramount decided to re-release this classic film with Hitchcock on the posters. Very Fine+ with Canadian Censor Stamp. Sold for: $120.75.
4228 Birds, The (Universal, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's novel has become a classic of horror as the attack of the birds on a small coastal town goes totally unexplained. Fantastic one sheet. Near Mint. Sold for: $833.75.
4229 Casino Royale (Columbia, 1967). Italian 2 Fogli (39" X 55"). This was the only James Bond film produced for almost twenty years that was not done by the Broccoli-Saltzman team. David Niven played an aging Bond in this highly stylized sixties spoof of the Connery films. That it shows scenes from the film, this Italian poster is a vast improvement over the very dull American posters. Fine. Sold for: $103.50.
4230 Casino Royale (Columbia, 1967). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Very Fine. Sold for: $115.00.
4231 Dr. No (United Artists, 1962). One Sheet (27" X 41). Ian Fleming's master spy James Bond was brought to the silver screen with "Dr. No" and making Sean Connery an instant international star. The James Bond series would go on to become the most successful motion picture series in the history of the cinema, producing a total of (to date) 20 features! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,200.00.
4232 From Russia With Love (United Artists, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. "The name's Bond, James Bond." And with those famous lines, Sean Connery returned to screen as the world's most famous gentleman spy! The action was better, the locations more exotic, the gadgets more fantastic, and of course, the villains more ruthless than ever as Bond took on the forces of SPECTRE for the first time. Very Fine. Sold for: $575.00.
4233 From Russia With Love (United Artists, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. Sean Connery appears four times on this single poster amidst the women that helped make the series famous! Near Mint. Sold for: $720.00.
4234 Goldfinger (United Artists, 1964). One Sheet (27" X 41"). James Bond was back in action with Pussy Galore in this, the fourth entry in the series. Most Bond aficionados consider "Goldfinger" to be the best film in the entire series and this leading to the increasing demand for this popular one sheet. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4235 You Only Live Twice (United Artists, 1967). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. Sean Connery, as James Bond, turns Japanese and takes on the forces of SPECTRE in this entry in the Bond series! This style one sheet is almost never seen in this near mint to mint condition! Near Mint to Mint. Sold for: $840.00.
4236 You Only Live Twice (United Artists, 1967). Subway (45" X 59"). Near Mint, Rolled. Sold for: $402.50.
4237 You Only Live Twice (United Artists, 1967). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This fantastic poster utilizes two of the campaigns originally created for this entry in the series including the "Volcano" and "The Sauna" art! Action, gadgets and girls! What more could you want? Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,920.00.
4238 Sean Connery as James Bond Lot (United Artists, 1971-84). (2) One Sheets (27" X 41"). This lot consists of the two one sheets for Sean Connery's final appearances as Ian Fleming's master spy, "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Never Say Never Again" - a sly reference to Connery's refusal to never reprise the role of Bond again! Both Very Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $241.50.
4239 Diamonds Are Forever (United Artists, 1971). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Sean Connery is surrounded by a bevy of beauties on this poster proving that not only are diamonds a girls best friend, but also Ian Fleming's master spy, 007! Classic art, classic movie. This one will leave you shaken and stirred! Fine. Sold for: $230.00.
4240 James Bond Combo Posters . Four One Sheet (27" X 41"). Once it was determined that the Bond series was a certified hit, UA began re-releasing the titles on combination bills throughout the country as early as 1965. Offered here are four posters for the combo showings done for the series. Fine-Very Fine. Sold for: $235.75.
4241 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (United Artists, 1969). One Sheet (27" X 41") Styles A and B. Australian model George Lazenby made his one and only appearance as James Bond in this thriller! Both one sheets are offered here in spectacular very fine to near mint condition. The style A is tri-folded and is the best example we've ever seen! This poster is particularly difficult to find in high grade due to its black background! Very Fine/Near Mint. Not Sold.
4242 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (United Artists, 1969). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Although Lazenby made only one appearance as Bond, many fans of the series believe that he was the best Bond other than Sean Connery. If Connery hadn't agreed to return to the series with "Diamonds Are Forever," Lazenby might have had a longer career as 007! Near Mint. Sold for: $322.00.
4243 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (United Artists, 1969). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Large format posters for the Bond series are rarely offered, and this example packs more action than most! This was also the only time Bond fell for his leading lady and actually married her! Too bad for Bond that the forces of SPECTRE caught up with her. Stunning art by Frank McCarthy and Robert McGinnis! Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $402.50.
4244 Live and Let Die (United Artists, 1973). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Roger Moore had been the original choice by Ian Fleming to play the role of his master spy James Bond on the big screen! Moore finally got his chance in this thriller set in New Orleans! This poster displays all of the excitement that the series was known for! Very Fine. Sold for: $115.00.
4245 Man With the Golden Gun (United Artists, 1974). (2) One Sheets (27" X 41"). Advance one sheet and regular one sheet. This lot consists of two of the three one sheet posters created for the film's campaign. Roger Moore, as Agent 007, takes on the assassin Scaramanga played with cold cruelty by the legendary Christopher Lee! Advance one sheet in very good condition and regular one sheet in near mint condition. Very Good/Near Mint. Sold for: $195.50.
4246 Spy Who Loved Me, The (United Artists, 1976). One Sheet (27" X 41") and Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Bob Peak created the poster campaign for this entry in the Bond series. The lobby cards for this film are fairly scarce. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $138.00.
4247 Moonraker (United Artists, 1979). Subway, 1 Stop and Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). James Bond blasts off into outer space for this action epic that pits the forces of England against a maniac who plans the extinction of man! This lot features three items from this Bond film that are very scarce. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $120.75.
4248 James Bond Half Sheet Lot (United Artists, 1975-85). (4) Half Sheets (22" X 28"). This lot consists of the following four half sheets: The Spy Who Loved Me (1975), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View To a Kill (1985). All are rolled. Near Mint. Sold for: $138.00.
4249 Roger Moore James Bond Lot (United Artists, 1981). (3) One Sheets (27" X 41"), (3) Lobby Card Sets (11" X 14"). This lot consists of one one sheet and a set of lobby cards for each of the following films: For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View To A Kill (1985). All Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $161.00.
4250 East of Eden (Warner Brothers, 1955). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14") and Pressbook. James Dean was introduced to audiences in this brooding tale of a young man trying to please his father and be the equal of his brother! During his brief life, Dean would star in three feature films and leave his permanent stamp on the history of the cinema and live forever in the hearts and minds of a generation! Lobbies for his films are among the most desirable of the 1950s. This lot also includes an uncut pressbook. Near Mint. Not Sold.
4251 East of Eden (Warner Brothers, 1955). Insert (14" X 36"). Sold for: $241.50.
4252 Rebel Without a Cause (Warner Brothers, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The title alone summed up a generation of youth without direction, and their patron saint was James Dean! Dean had risen to stardom the previous year in "East of Eden," depicting a young man searching for direction and acceptance. With "Rebel" Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo solidified the persona of misunderstood youth and became the idols and symbols of teens across America. Unfortunately, Dean was killed in an auto accident a week before the film was released and never knew the impact his life would have. This poster is undoubtedly the most sought after of all the Dean posters with its iconographic image of Dean in the red jacket leaning against the wall with a "smoke" in hand, personifying "cool." Fine /Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,437.50.
4253 Rebel Without a Cause (Warner Brothers, 1955). Lobby Card (11" X 14") and Press Book. Offered in this lot is the best card from the eight card set which is card #5. Also included is an uncut original release press book with an original herald. Fine+. Sold for: $241.50.
4254 Giant (Warner Brothers, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This sprawling tale of a Texas family was a blockbuster in its time with an all-star cast, including the legendary James Dean in his last role. The story is told that Dean was killed while the film was still in production and had to be doubled in long shots. George Stevens directed with Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor giving tremendous performances. Dean's legend seems to grow each passing year and as it does, these posters become harder to find. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $299.00.
4255 James Dean Story, The (Warner Brothers, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This documentary about the life of James Dean features the star several times on the poster. This is a "must" for any serious James Dean collection. Very Fine. Sold for: $253.00.
4256 Motorcycle Gang (AIP, 1957). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Although this film was made four years after "The Wild One," it's still one of the earliest biker films ever made, predating the genre that saw an on-screen explosion in 1967! AIP frequently used juvenile delinquents and trends, like motorcycle gangs, to exploit their motion pictures. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $747.50.
4257 Easy Rider (Columbia, 1969). (6) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). So you want something original on "Easy Rider" and you insist on seeing Peter Fonda's patriotic chopper! Then this is the lot for you. These six lobbies capture some of the best moments from the cult classic including Hopper, Fonda and Jack Nicholson looking for America! Lobbies on this title seldom turn up in any condition and these are in fine to very fine condition. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $276.00.
4258 Easy Rider (Columbia, 1969). (2) One Sheets (27" X 41"), Styles B and C. Dennis Hopper directed this independent production on a shoestring budget and created the most important biker film ever made. This is without a doubt, THE quintessential '60s movie, and the posters for this title are sought after more than any other biker title. The style B one sheet is the scarce review sheet, while the style C uses the image most identified with the film. Fine to Very Fine. Sold for: $356.50.
4259 Easy Rider (Columbia, R-1974). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is the poster to get on this landmark motion picture. Although reissues are generally considered to be inferior to original release posters, this one sheet is clearly the exception to the rule as none of the originals depicted Hopper and Fonda riding their Choppers! Did we also mention that this reissue one sheet is one of the scarcest posters of the 1970s? Get it while you can before it rides off into the sunset! Very Fine. Sold for: $603.75.
4260 Two-Lane Blacktop (Universal, 1971). International One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is THE "muscle car" fanatic's movie! Singer James Taylor made his only acting appearance in this tale of two guys and a girl traveling across country racing their car. This very rare International poster is far different from the American version in that it is in color, and features the young singing star prominently. Very Fine. Sold for: $103.50.
4261 Two-Lane Blacktop (Universal, 1971). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Rock icons James Taylor and Dennis Wilson let their '55 Chevy Belair do their talking for them in this classic "road picture." Warren Oates and his GTO provide the motive for a cross-country race that includes dialog only a mechanic could love! Classic cars and classic races put this poster on the "fast track" for success! Very Fine. Sold for: $88.55.
4262 Vanishing Point (20th Century Fox, 1971). One sheet. Way too cool super soul DJ (Cleavon Little) guides an ex-race car driver across country as he is pursued by the police. Barry Newman stars as the driver of a 1970 super-charged Dodge Challenger in this automotive version of "Easy Rider." Drugs, bikers, naked chicks on motorcycles and plenty o' car chases make this a cult classic of the early 1970's! In tripin' near mint condition, baby! Near Mint. Sold for: $96.00.
4263 American Graffiti (Universal, 1973). One Sheet (27" X 41"). George Lucas directed, Francis Ford Coppola produced, and the cast included such future talents as Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark and Suzanne Somers! George Lucas' homage to his high school days from 1962 became an instant classic that has never been surpassed. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $258.75.
4264 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (MGM, 1944).One Sheet (27" X 41"). Mickey Rooney was the #1 box-office star for MGM for several years while he played the winsome kid next door Andy Hardy. In this entry in the series Bonita Granville and Jean Porter play the trouble stated in the title. Fine+. Sold for: $149.50.
4265 Business and Pleasure (Fox, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This Will Rogers comedy is probably best remembered by film historians as having Boris Karloff in a small Frankenstein-era role as an Arab tribal chief. For the small role, he was given credit on the poster. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4266 David Harum (Fox, 1934). Two Jumbo Lobby Cards (14" X 17"). One of the two jumbo lobby cards offered here depicts legendary black actor Stepin' Fetchit. Jumbo lobby cards are one of the rarest formats of movie posters as they were only produced for major motion pictures and then, only until the mid-1940's when they were discontinued. Considering how few of these cards were produced, its amazing that any of them ever featured this legendary black actor! Fine. Sold for: $63.25.
4267 Will Rogers Lot (20th Century Fox, 1937). Offered here are two Half Sheet (22" X 28") to early re-issues of the great Will Rogers films. Doctor Bull (20th Century Fox, 1937)Very Fine, Handy Andy (20th Century Fox, 1937) Good. These half sheets were re-released soon after Will Rogers' tragic death in 1935.These half sheets are rolled. Sold for: $115.00.
4268 Mr. Skitch (Fox, 1933). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Will Rogers is the head of a large family that fall victim to the Great Depression and drive to California to seek work. This little comedy featured many of Fox Studios's stable of character actors as the assortment of people they meet along the way. Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $184.00.
4269 Doubting Thomas (Fox, 1935). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). When Will Rogers was killed in an airplane crash in 1935, the whole nation mourned the loss of one of the most endearing personalities in show business. Offered here is a large poster to one of the last films of the American humorist and legend. Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $299.00.
4270 Joel McCrea Half Sheet Lot Three Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Adventure in Manhattan (Columbia, 1936) Very Fine, Two in a Crowd (Universal, 1936) Fine, Come and Get It (United Artists, 1938) Very Good. Joel McCrea was one of the top leading men of the early thirties through the early fifties, starring in many films of classic status today. Offered here are three early half sheets from early in McCrea's career. Sold for: $161.00.
4271 Ida Lupino Half Sheet Lot . Two Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Gay Desperado (United Artists, 1936) Fine/Very Fine, Fight For Your Lady (RKO, 1937) Fine. Ida Lupino rose from small roles to co-starring roles in light comedy such as the films these posters promote. She soon was starring in tough dramas such as "High Sierra" where she received billing over Humphrey Bogart. Lupino later went on to direct many films as she realized that the better female roles were hard to find. Sold for: $184.00.
4272 Loretta Young Half Sheet Lot . Two Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Ramona (20th Century Fox, 1936), Café Metropole (20th Century Fox, 1937).. Loretta Young began acting as a child and never really left the screen for the next 50 years. Known for her exquisite beauty, and fine acting she remained a leading lady well beyond the years of her contemporaries. She won the Academy Award in 1947 for "The Farmer's Daughter" as well as three Emmy's for her television show. Offered here are two lovely, rolled half sheets from a couple of her roles from the mid thirties. Very Good/Very Fine. Sold for: $57.50.
4273 Jane Withers Lot Offered here is a lot of four Half Sheets (22" X 28") to 20th Century Fox's child star, Jane Withers comedies. Can This Be Dixie (20th Century Fox, 1936), 45 Fathers (20th Century Fox, 1937), Checkers (20th Century Fox, 1937), Rascals (20th Century Fox, 1938). Jane was the antithesis of the sweet Shirley Temple as she played the outspoken,precocious and often bratty child. Her popularity was tremendous for Fox in the mid to late thirties. Many remember Jane as Josephine, the Plumber from the Comet commercials of the sixties. Fine/Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $69.00.
4274 Dimples (20th Century Fox, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). During the early 1930s Fox Studio was on the verge of bankruptcy and little Shirley Temple was the reason the studio could avoid that fate. Her films were some of the top money makers for the studio throughout the decade. Offered here is a rolled half sheet to one of her classics. Very Fine. Sold for: $546.25.
4275 Poor Little Rich Girl (20th Century Fox, 1936). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Shirley Temple delighted depression era audiences when they needed their spirits lifted the most. Offered here is a beautiful Stone Litho poster to one of her most charming films in which she co-starred with Alice Faye and Jack Haley. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4276 Captain January (Twentieth Century Fox, 1936). (40" X 60"). Shirley Temple was perhaps the greatest child star of the twentieth century. Offered here is an original 40" X 60" long ago mounted on an upson board material. These early 40" X 60" posters were made from a special photo-gelatin photographic process which made them very fragile over time. Very Fine. Sold for: $632.50.
4277 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (20th Century Fox, 1938). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Shirley Temple starred in this Fox vehicle with some of the studios brightest stars at the time. One of the highlights is her routine with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, doing "Old Straw Hat". Robinson is pictured on this rolled half sheet. Very Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4278 Fools For Scandal (Warner Brothers, 1938). Jumbo Window Card (28" X 22"). Warner Brothers borrowed Carole Lombard to star in this light screwball comedy also featuring Fernand Gravet, one of France's top stars. Very Fine. Sold for: $115.00.
4279 Rumba (Paramount, 1935). (7) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Paramount teamed two of their biggest money makers in this drama of love and betrayal with a Cuban flavor. George Raft plays a professional dancer, which he apparently was at some point in his young career. Carole Lombard plays the wealthy socialite who falls for him in the midst of a new Latin dance craze called the Rumba. These cards are in Fine+ shape but have a British Film Censor's sticker attached on several of the cards. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4280 Awful Truth (Columbia, 1937). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Legend has it that director Leo McCarey asked Irene Dunne and Cary Grant to improvise much of the dialogue since there was no firm script. Grant was so intimidated by this prospect that he asked to be replaced on the film. McCarey wouldn't let him out of the contract and the rest is history. This film was nominated for six Academy Awards and to this day is seen as the film in which Grant solidified the persona that would become Cary Grant. Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $977.50.
4281 Holiday (Columbia, 1938). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This successful screwball comedy was directed by George Cukor who would later team Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in "The Philadelphia Story". This is a romantic classic about finding true love and staying true to yourself. The posters to this title have always been elusive. Very Fine. Sold for: $1,265.00.
4282 Big Brown Eyes (Paramount, 1936). (2) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Cary Grant was on the verge of becoming a star when he made this film for director Raoul Walsh at Paramount. Grant plays a cop and Joan Bennett is his girlfriend, a manicurist,who are out to crack a jewel thief ring. Paper from this early Grant title is very rare. Very Fine both. Sold for: $287.50.
4283 Wife vs. Secretary (MGM, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). The historic team of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, along with Myrna Loy and Jimmy Stewart, made this comedy one of the best of the Silver Screen! Posters for this title are seldom available and, as usual, this half sheet is far superior to either style of the one sheet. There has been some restoration to the left side of the upper border and in Clark Gable's credit. Very Good/Fine on paper. Sold for: $431.25.
4284 Joe E. Brown Half Sheet Lot Four Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Fit For a King (RKO, 1937) Style A and Style B. Wide Open Faces (Columbia, 1938), When's Your Birthday? (RKO, 1937). Joe E. Brown claimed he was the only youngster in show business whose parents encouraged him to join the circus, which he did at the age of ten. Throughout the late twenties and through the thirties, the comedienne with the infectious grin and a cavernous mouth was one of Hollywood's top money makers. He is best remembered for the role he did in the twilight of his career, as Osgood Fielding III in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot". Very Good/ Very Fine. Sold for: $201.25.
4285 Sock-A-Bye-Baby (Columbia, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In the sound era, no one topped the Three Stooges for longevity in the two-reel short field. From 1934 to 1958 they starred in 190 short comedies for Columbia Studios and their shorts continue to be shown to television audiences around the world. Offered here is an original release poster from one of the "Curly" shorts, which are the most prized by collectors. Curly suffered a stroke in 1947 and never fully recovered. He died at the age of 48 in 1952. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $11,212.50.
4286 Three Hams on Rye (Columbia, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The Three Stooges are stage-hands who finagle small parts in a play. Before long, the mayhem they provoke will surely bring the curtain down. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $603.75.
4287 Playin' Hookey (Pathe', 1928). (2) Lobby Cards. Beginning in 1922, throughout the thirties and into the forties, the "Our Gang" comedies were some of the most popular short subjects in cinema history. Hal Roach, the studio owner who developed the idea, called them "His Rascals" and they were known as "Our Gang" comedy shorts. In the early fifties, the films were syndicated for TV, and from then on, were called "The Little Rascals." In this short, the gang plays hooky and are inducted into service at a movie studio. These two are very Near Mint! Sold for: $862.50.
4288 Bonnie Scotland (MGM, R-1940s). Belgian (14" X 22"). Offered here is a nice re-issue Belgian poster to the Laurel and Hardy classic "Bonnie Scotland". Very Fine. Sold for: $47.15.
4289 Block-Heads (MGM, 1938). (8) Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Laurel and Hardy are considered one of the great comedy teams of the twentieth century, and rightfully so. They were the perfect mismatch in every way from the physical body types to their temperaments. Oliver Hardy had made 300 films over a fourteen-year period before he was teamed with Stan Laurel. Though the teaming was apparently accidental, they seemed to have a magical chemistry and truly enjoyed each other's company. The set of cards offered here is from one of their great features with the Hal Roach Studio. Very Fine. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4290 Our Relations (Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1936). Window Card (14" X 17"). This delightful Roach feature has Laurel and Hardy unknowingly crossing paths with their long lost twin brothers. Offered here is a very nice Laurel and Hardy window card with the imprint area trimmed. Fine. Sold for: $391.00.
4291 Show Off, The (MGM, 1946). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Red Skelton, in one of his early roles, plays a seemingly harmless exaggerator whose stories really start trouble. Adapted from a Broadway production of the same name, Al Hirschfeld was recruited to draw Skelton and participate in the ad campaign. Offered here is a Hirschfeld drawn title card. Fine. Sold for: $184.00.
4292 Nothing But Trouble (MGM, 1944). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Al Hirschfeld was the resident character sketch artist at MGM for almost forty years! Offered here is the last times he was asked to draw Laurel and Hardy for one of their films though he had done several in the thirties. The great comedy team left Hal Roach Studios and consequently MGM in the late 1930s, but they came back to MGM for this one feature. Fortunately, Hirschfeld was asked to help the ad campaign. Fine. Sold for: $276.00.
4293 Cabin in the Sky (MGM, 1943). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Vincente Minnelli directed this all-black musical revue starring the tremendous talents of Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, and on and on. Offered here is another title card which features the outstanding artwork of the late Al Hirschfeld. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $345.00.
4294 Wizard of Oz, The (MGM, 1939). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). What more can said about this musical extravaganza, that hasn't already been said to describe this masterpiece. Offered here is a near mint title card to the film that put Judy Garland on the map. Originally released to less than favorable box-office, since its sale to television in the late fifties it has been recognized as one of the classics of the musical genre. Al Hirschfeld is credited with doing the artwork inside of the lettering on this card. Near Mint/Mint. Unrestored. Sold for: $14,950.00.
4295 Go West (MGM, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This dynamic poster with art by the legendary Al Hirschfeld is also signed by Walter Woolf King, the railroad villain in the film. King was also featured in "A Night at the Opera" as well as "Swiss Miss". Good/Very Good on Linen. Not Sold.
4296 Go West (MGM, 1940). Window Card (14" X 22"). Groucho and the boys are up against some of the old west's worst villians in this, one of their last films with MGM. The brothers' last films paled in comparison to their earlier efforts, but material from any of their films is now in great demand. This lovely condition window card features the ever great Al Hirschfeld art. Very Fine. Sold for: $690.00.
4297 Big Store, The (MGM, 1941). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). The Marx Brothers are up to their old tricks again as Groucho is employed as a private eye to protect a department store owner. Al Hirschfeld did the artwork for this great title card. Very Fine+. Sold for: $488.75.
4298 At The Circus (MGM, 1939). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Al Hirschfeld was at the drawing board again with the boys at the circus. Offered here is a very nice copy of the title card to the Marx Brother's fourth MGM vehicle. Very Fine+. Sold for: $891.25.
4299 Day At The Races, A (MGM, 1937). Window Card (14" X 22"). The Marx Brothers are back in this equestrian comedy dealing with a young Maureen O'Sullivan trying to save her medical facility with the help of a Vet (Groucho) posing as a Doctor and his accomplices. The Marx Brothers were MGM's star comedy team at this time and Al Hirschfeld was the established Marx Brothers artist. His work appeared on almost everything printed with the comedy team in these years. Very Fine on Paper with slight restoration. Sold for: $977.50.
4300 Day At The Races, A (MGM, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Near Mint. Tri-Folded. Sold for: $126.50.
4301 Duck Soup (Paramount, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This was the last of five films made for Paramount studios and is considered one of the teams greatest. Groucho is the president of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly, and the neighboring country's ruler is trying to topple Firefly's regime. The aggressor's two spies are Harpo and Chico. All of the posters for the brother's Paramount films are difficult to find. Offered in this auction are three cards from this film. This card features Harpo on the phones as Chico quiets Calhern. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $833.75.
4302 Duck Soup (Paramount, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This card pictures Harpo and Chico with the ruler of Sylvania, Louis Calhern. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $833.75.
4303 Duck Soup (Paramount, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This card features Harpo, Chico, Louis Calhern and the famous Groucho foil, Margaret Dumont. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $833.75.
4304 A Night at the Opera (MGM, 1935). Window Card (14" X 22"). With this film the great character sketch artist Al Hirschfeld first drew the Marx Brothers for a poster. This classic Marx Brothers is a screwball comedy that has the brothers invading the world of the opera with devastating yet hilarious results. Very Fine+. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4305 Pathe'/DeMille Exhibitor's Booklet (Pathe'/DeMille Studio, 1927-28). Booklet (9" X 12"). This is a booklet that was given to potential exhibitors of the Pathe'/DeMille Studio. Inside is a very early Al Hirschfeld drawing for the re-issue of Chaplin's "Sunnyside" . Also ads inside offer Will Rogers films, Hal Roach and Mack Sennett product as well as the first 1927 version of "Chicago" with Phyllis Haver as Roxie Hart and many more. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $575.00.
4306 Sunnyside (First National, 1919). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Chaplin made his third million dollar comedy with First National in 1919. It was a short film of over 40 minutes which has the little tramp working as a farm hand and falling in love with the owner's daughter. Offered here is a lobby from a 1927 re-issue of the classic. Fine. Sold for: $80.50.
4307 Sunnyside (First National, R-1927). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This gorgeous Stone Litho poster is perhaps the most charming image of Charlie Chaplin as the "Little Tramp" ever produced. Absolutely stunning colors and image. Very Fine. Sold for: $2,415.00.
4308 One A.M. (Mutual, 1916). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Chaplin began his film career with Mack Sennet's Keystone Films, and moved from there to Essanay. By 1916 when he made his move to Mutual and began his series of films that many feel showed his true comedic genius, he was at the peak of his craft. This short 1916 film, is a twenty-minute comic masterpiece as Chaplin arrives home in an inebriated state and staggers into, out of and through the house in one confrontation after another with his house. This is one of two known copies of the one sheet for this short film and this one in reportedly the better condition. The other copy sold in 2001 for well over $15,000. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $9,775.00.
4309 Count, The (Mutual, 1916). Window Card (13" X 20"). This early Chaplin / Mutual short which was written and directed by Chaplin, is a merry mix-up if identities. Offered here is an early unrestored Charlie Chaplin window card. Anything from Chaplin's career from this period is rare. Very Fine. Sold for: $747.50.
4310 Pay Day (First National, 1922). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). One of Charlie Chaplin's great short films in which he plays an under-payed bricklayer who must contend with his brute of a wife if he wants to keep any of his hard earned money. This is a full set of eight lobby cards. Fine/Very Fine. Not Sold.
4311 Kid, The (First National, 1922). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Considered to be one of Charlie Chaplin's great feature films, this film ran 68 minutes and paved the way for longer films for the pioneering comedian. Offered here is a complete set of eight cards to this early classic. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4312 Kid, The (First National, 1922). French (45" X 61"). Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $166.75.
4313 Gold Rush, The (United Artists, 1925). Deluxe Press Book (13" X 10"). Offered here is an amazing original release press book, which includes the original musical cue sheet. These sheets are rarely if ever found in the books as they were used by the musicians and destroyed. Also shown is the entire selection of original posters offered as well as tremendous details on the making of this great silent classic. The book is uncut and aside from separating at the seams is in fine shape for its age. This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this book. Fine. Sold for: $920.00.
4314 Great Dictator, The (United Artists, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and scored this comedy, his first talkie, in which he plays a dual role of a Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel. His parody was written before the invasion of Poland, and when Hitler's real agenda became apparent, Chaplin was reportedly horrified. Offered here is an original release one sheet to this classic comedy and social commentary, that unfortunately came too close to the truth. Fine. Not Sold.
4315 Great Dictator, The (United Artists, 1940). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Fine/Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $460.00.
4316 Great Dictator, The (United Artists, 1940). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $1,322.50.
4317 Charlie Chaplin Fan Letter (United Artists, 1915). Charlie Chaplin Hand-Written Fan Letter from 1915 and a Signed Photo. Offered in this lot is a very rare and early letter addressed to a fan who had written him asking for a photo. The stationary (8.5" X 11") has a letterhead of Charles Chaplin/ Los Angeles, California.Written in black ink "Oct 7, 1915 My dear little Admirer- I am always glad to hear from admirers whether rich or poor. I thank you for your very sweet letter and am sending one of my photos. Sincerely Chas Chaplin." The photo (3.5" X 5.5") has a printed signature as well as a black ink signature. Very Fine. Not Sold.
4318 Limelight (United Artists, 1952). Group Lot Includes: Insert (14" X 36"), Window Card (14" X 22"),Press-Book. This was Charlie Chaplin's last American film in which he plays a fading music hall comedian whose tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton. The insert is folded and all of the items are Very Fine or better. Sold for: $92.00.
4319 Out All Night (Universal, 1933). Window Card (14" X 22"). This small romantic comedy starring two of Universal's well known character actors has the distinction of featuring a very young Shirley Jane Temple with Billy Barty as two of Zazu Pitt's charges. Very Fine. Sold for: $41.00.
4320 Baroness and the Butler (20th Century Fox, 1938). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). William Powell and Annabella star in this "domestic" comedy. Very Fine. Sold for: $120.75.
4321 Telephone Girl (FBO, 1924). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Chapter 10 "Love and Learn." This one sheet was for an early FBO serial starring two of Mack Sennett's players, Alberta Vaughn and Al Cooke. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $258.75.
4322 Tracked By the Police (Warner Brothers, 1927). ). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In September 1918 US Air Corps Corporal Lee Duncan discovered a half-starved dog and her five puppies in a blasted dug-out on the battle fields of France. Duncan took two of the puppies back to the USA, which he named Nannette and Rin Tin Tin. Rin-Tin-Tin became of the most famous animal actors in the history of Hollywood. Though he only made a dozen or more films in his short life, he is still remembered to this day as the predecessor of Lassie. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $920.00.
4323 King of the Wild (Mascot, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") This serial presented in 12 episodes tells the story of American Robert Grant recently released from prison in India,who becomes involved in the search for a diamond mine. Boris Karloff has a early role as an African sheik. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $529.00.
4324 Mystery Squadron (Mascot, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 5 "Death Swoop." Mascot, the predecessor to Republic, made some of the best serials of the day. In this entry Bob Steele and "Big Boy" Williams are flyers enlisted to thwart the evil "Black Ace" and his mystery squadron who are trying to destroy a dam being constructed. The posters from the Mascot serials were always colorful and have been harder to find for many titles such as this one. Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $690.00.
4325 Spell of the Circus (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 1 "The Menacing Monster." The chapter one poster for all of the serial one sheets is usually the one most sought by collectors. Offered here is the rarest of the rare. The posters for this circus cliffhanger starring Francis X. Bushman, Jr., son of the great silent star, are very rare in the poster collecting hobby, and the chapter one is the most difficult. This collector, having collected serial posters for many years, has never seen another copy. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $840.00.
4326 Phantom Empire, The (Mascot, 1935). Lobby Card (11" X 14") Chapter 4 "Phantom Broadcast." If you ask anyone born before 1926 what was the most prevalent memory of movies from their childhood, inevitably most would mention serials, and at least half would mention this famous serial by title. Gene Autry, a new personality from radio, stars in this chapter-play which deals with an underground civilization of Muranians whose culture is far more advanced than that on Earth. Gene stumbles into the secret caverns beneath his "Radio Ranch" and must try to avoid a war brewing between the inhabitants of Mu and Earth. Part science fiction, part western - this serial had it all. The posters for this title have always been very rare. Very Good/Fine, Unrestored. Sold for: $63.25.
4327 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (Universal, 1938). Indian One Sheet. This foreign poster is more exciting in many ways than the American sheet as it is in full color and features great science fiction images. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $287.50.
4328 Holt of the Secret Service (Columbia, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 10 "Named to Die." Columbia's aging star Jack Holt, father of future western star Tim Holt, stars in this fifteen-chapter serial as a Secret Service agent pursuing currency counterfeiters. This poster, like so many of the Columbia Chapter plays, is colorful and action-packed. Notice the printing press and bills in the lower part of the poster. A bit of trivia, cartoonist Chester Gould was said to have patterned his most famous character, Dick Tracy, after the square-jawed looks of Jack Holt. Fine. Sold for: $172.50.
4329 Vigilantes Are Coming, The (Republic, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 3 "Condemned By Cossacks." This was one of the newly formed Republic Studios' first serials, concerning Imperial Russia plotting to colonize early 19th century California. Robert Livingston, hero of many Republic films, is the leader known as "the Eagle," of the "Vigilantes." He leads the group of young colonists to fight. A posters from this early serial is one of the more rare "cliffhanger" gems to be found. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $299.00.
4330 Miracle Rider, The (Mascot, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Chapter 4 "The Race With Death". Tom Mix was the top cowboy movie star from the mid-teens through the twenties and into the early years of the thirties. In 1935 after his contract with Universal had ended, he was approached by Nat Levine of Mascot Studios, to star in a western serial. The posters for this serial are some of the most charming of the genre with the tag line "Tom Mix, Idol of Every Boy in the World," and showing the "King Cowboy" in action. This chapter sheet is probably the best of the first five that have photo insets. This poster is in outstanding condition with vibrant colors. Very Fine+. Sold for: $805.00.
4331 King of the Texas Rangers (Republic, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 4 "Trapped." This was the great football hero "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh's only starring role, and was one of Republic Studio's more action-packed serials. Baugh was the quarterback/halfback and punter for the Washington Redskins from 1937-1952 and was and is considered one of the greatest to ever play the game. Republic knew of his tremendous popularity and saw a chance to profit from it. Baugh was born and raised in Texas so it wasn't much of a stretch to cast him as a Texas Ranger. The posters from this serial remain popular with serial fans and sports fans alike. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $345.00.
4332 Green Hornet Strikes Again (Universal, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Before there was Van Williams and Bruce Lee, there was radio's early crime fighter whose appearance was foreshadowed by the classical tune "Flight of the Bumblebee." Due to its great airwave success, Universal produced its first "Green Hornet" serial in 1939 with Gordon Jones in the title role. This, the second and last screen appearance of the masked crime fighter until 25 years later, has Warren Hull as the Hornet and Keye Luke reprising his role as Kato. The early comic book hero serial sheets have always been popular and are becoming more difficult to find. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $920.00.
4333 Batman, The (Columbia, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 6 "Poison Peril". Batman made his motion picture debut in Columbia's chapter play during the height of World War II, taking on spies working for the Japanese agent, Dr. Daka! Although the serials were made as a gimmick to keep patrons returning to the movies, they were dropped from production when television essentially replaced them. Batman became a television hit in 1966 and a series of successful features in the 1980s! Posters from this early Batman serial are very rare and seldom come up for sale, especially with both of our crime fighting friends in the inset photo! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $2,185.00.
4334 New Adventures of Batman and Robin, The (Columbia, 1949). One Sheet (27" X 41"), Chapter 14 "Batman vs. Wizard!" This was the second serial and second screen appearance of Batman and his trusted assistant, Robin. This serial poster's graphics are some of the best, and this one features both of our heroes in the inset photo! Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,725.00.
4335 Batman Lot (20th Century Fox, 1966). (2) One Sheet (27" X 41") "Holy Heritage! Talk about your dynamic duo!" This lot consists of the following posters: Batman (20th Century Fox 1966) One Sheet signed by Adam West, and Batman and Robin (Independent 1966) One Sheet. Very Fine. Sold for: $207.00.
4336 Superman (Columbia, 1948). Three Sheet (41" X 81").After almost ten years Columbia studios was able to negotiate a deal with DC Comics to bring the "Man of Steel" to the screen. Though Paramount/Fleischer had produced some wonderful cartoon episodes with the character, this would be the first screen appearance of a live-action Superman. The 15 episode serial begins with the origin of the character on the planet Krypton, and evolves into a story of an evil Spider Lady out to destroy the city of Metropolis. Many consider this three sheet to be the best poster from the serial. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $10,350.00.
4337 Superman and the Mole Men (Lippert, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41") George Reeves played the Man of Steel from 1953 to 1957 on television. Before he started the popular series, Reeves made "Superman and the Mole Men". While the subsequent features that were released were compilations of television episodes, this was the only feature made directly for the screen. Very rare! Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $2,070.00.
4338 Captain America (Republic, 1944). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). With the success of Captain Marvel and the Phantom, Republic serials continued to try and bring the newly formed comic book industry to life with their serials, with Dick Purcell playing Cap. Six sheets for serials are very rare. In October we sold the six sheet to Columbia's "Superman" serial. Very Fine+. Not Sold.
4339 Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc.(Republic, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter One "The Fatal Hour". Ralph Byrd starred as Dick Tracy throughout every Republic serial of which this is one and into the features of the forties. He is the screen Dick Tracy most remember . This serial poster is rolled and this condition is almost unheard of for one sheet posters of this period. Sold for: $471.50.
4340 Prince Valiant (20th Century Fox, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This film is the stuff of childhood dreams. Given a strong cast of talented actors, a ton of action and great Albert Whitlock matte paintings and bingo, you have Hal Foster's beautiful strips come to life. This film was one of Fox's Cinemascope extravaganzas and is well worth seeing in wide screen. This poster depicts the exciting climax and the battle between Valiant and Sir Brack. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $51.75.
4341 Batman Returns (Warner Brothers, 1992). Rare Screen Used Prop Poster(30" X 62"). In Warner Brothers first sequel to Tim Burton's "Batman" Danny DeVito appeared as the deformed Oswald Cobblepot AKA the Penguin. His goal is to become mayor and take control of Gotham City. Offered here is an original screen used cardboard standee promoting the Penguin as a mayoral candidate. Very Fine mounted on Foamcore. Bend in foamcore. Sold for: $149.50.
4342 Casper the Friendly Ghost (Paramount, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). There were only a handful of posters ever made that featured the lovable ghost, with "Boo Moon" and this stock sheet is the best. Exceptionally scarce, only a handful of copies are known to exist. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,725.00.
4343 Boo Moon (Paramount, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Not only was this Casper, the Friendly Ghost's only 3-D cartoon but is considered by many to be one of the best animated shorts in the Paramount animation library. This short had a far superior storyline and bigger budget for much better animation. The 3-D cartoon posters have always been rare and this copy is in wonderful condition. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $2,357.50.
4344 Ace of Space (Paramount, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Popeye is abducted by Martians who try to conduct all kinds of experiments on him, but thanks to his spinach supply, he defeats them in the end. In the 1950s, everyone in the film industry was hoping to cash in on the great 3-D craze, even in animation. This film is of note, as it was the only 3-D that Popeye ever made.The condition on this poster does not get much better. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $1,725.00.
4345 Lumber Jack-Rabbit (Warner Brothers, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was Warner Brothers' only 3-D animated film and was directed by Chuck Jones. The story has Bugs Bunny matching wits with the giant Paul Bunyan and his dog, Smidgen. Of the three animated shorts made in the 3-D process, all of which are offered here, this poster has always been the most elusive and rarely seen. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4346 Mickey's Nightmare (United Artists, 1932). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is one of two known copies of this early Mickey Mouse poster. This copy is reportedly in the best condition of the two. This image was featured on the "Disney Poster Book" and is probably one of the finest early Mickey images in existence. In this cartoon Mickey dreams of marrying Minnie and having twenty children. That is where the dream turns to a nightmare. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4347 Mickey Mouse Stock Poster (United Artists, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In 1935 when United Artists began to produce Mickey Mouse cartoons in color, they released this stock poster using the artwork from the 1932 poster but with the "Technicolor" banner. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $34,500.00.
4348 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (RKO, 1937). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). In its planning and production phases it was known as "Disney's Folly" but Disney's first foray into feature length animation was a major success for the company and kept the animator from filing bankruptcy! The film is still considered to be one of Disney's top works and is a favorite among fans everywhere. Offered here is the very rare style half sheet. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $8,050.00.
4349 Peter Pan (RKO, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Walt Disney's classic cartoon based on the James Barrie children's story was planned for production as far back as the late thirties, but WWII got in the way. After the war, Disney prepared again to produce what would become one of his most beloved feature-length cartoons. This poster is in exceptionally fine shape. Very Fine+. Sold for: $747.50.
4350 Gulliver's Travels (Paramount, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). The incredible success of Walt Disney's animated feature "Snow White" led Paramount into the animated feature market as well. Their first foray was "Gulliver's Travels" created by Max and Dave Fleischer, the same team that created Betty Boop, and brought Popeye to the screen. This incredible half sheet features the best art of any of the posters, with a classic image of Gulliver being captured by the Lilliputians. Very Fine on Paper. Not Sold.
4351 How To Play Baseball (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The lovable Goofy made a major splash with the "How To" series and, in particular, those cartoons that "explained" the various sporting events. America's pastime is baseball, so it's no wonder that "How To Play Baseball" has remained one of the most popular cartoons ever released by the studio! Posters for this title are extremely scarce, in high demand, and have been tucked away into private collections for years. Don't let this rare opportunity to acquire this gamer pass you by! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $17,250.00.
4352 Chef Donald (RKO, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Early Donald Duck posters such as this example are rare. This cartoon short was written by Carl Barks, whose name would later become synonymous with Donald Duck. He drew and developed the Donald Duck universe in comic books for twenty five years after this short was made. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4353 Trial of Donald Duck, The (RKO, 1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Donald "ducks" into a swanky restaurant to get out of the rain and gets stuck with a tab he can't pay. So off to jail and trial he goes. Very Fine+ on Linen. Not Sold.
4354 Donald's Lucky Day (RKO, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Pre-1940 Donald Duck posters are difficult to find and this one is a tremendous image. Donald is a messenger asked to deliver a package on Friday the 13th. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $7,475.00.
4355 New Spirit (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27"X41"). Donald Duck stars in this World War II era cartoon obviously backing the country's newfound war effort! A simple, clean and very rare design for a duck poster! Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4356 Pluto and the Gopher (RKO, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Pluto battles a pesky gopher and as always the gopher gets the better of him. This poster features a nice portrait of Pluto and pictures Minnie Mouse as well. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,955.00.
4357 Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (Paramount, 1937). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). During the late thirties as Disney was preparing to release "Snow White", the Fleischer Brothers in association with Paramount decided to take their most valuable property, Popeye, the Sailor, and produce three two-reel animated color shorts. These were quite a step above the standard one reel, black and white monthly shorts Popeye usually appeared in. This poster is from the second of the 17-minute shorts and was billed in many theaters as the main attraction. Paramount went all out on the publicity and produced half sheets as well as one sheets for these films. Offered here is the only known half sheet to this film. Very Good/ Fine. Sold for: $3,910.00.
4358 One Hundred and One Dalmations (Buena Vista, 1961). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Now regarded as a true Disney classic, "101 Dalmations" still provides excitement and laughter whenever it is shown. This wonderful six sheet captures the Dalmations in all their spotted wonder! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $414.00.
4359 Nightmare Before Christmas (Touchstone, 1993). Lenticular One Sheet (27" X 41"). Tim Burton's highly creative animated film was heralded into theatres with this advance poster, made out of lenticular material that created a 3D effect! These lenticular one sheets are extremely scarce and are rarely offered for sale. Mint. Not Sold.
4360 Behave Yourself (RKO, 1951). One Sheet (27" x 41"). There is little to note about this small comedy with a young Shelley Winters other than its poster with art by the great pinup artist, Alberto Vargas. Vargas did few movie posters, and those that he did are sought after by poster and Vargas fans alike. This poster features a signed pinup image of the young Shelley Winters. Fine. Not Sold.
4361 Louisiana Hussy (Howco, 1959). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This low budget sexploitation romp dealing with a devious seductress is the type of fare that made the drive-in experience so much fun through the fifties. Watch for innocent Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou of "Mayberry" fame, as the jilted fiancee. This poster is near mint but for a Canadian censor stamp. Near Mint. Sold for: $178.25.
4362 Machine Gun Kelly (American International, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41") Charles Bronson is Machine Gun Kelly in this Roger Corman extravaganza. As with so many of these AIP posters this one has tremendous graphics and a tagline that offers a twist. Fine. Sold for: $120.75.
4363 Beach Party Lot (American International, 1963). (4) One sheets (27" X 41"). This lot consists of one sheets for all four of the Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello "Beach Pictures." Beach Party (1963) one sheet, Muscle Beach Party (1964) one sheet, Bikini Beach (1964) one sheet and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) one sheet. All four of these classic posters have been signed by Frankie Avalon. Very Fine. Not Sold.
4364 Love Slaves of the Amazon (Universal International, 1957). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). A group of explorers, lost in the jungles along the Amazon, are captured by a group of exotic women who desire them as love-slaves! Was this a great drive-in plot, or what? Reynold Brown designed the poster that couldn't help but lure teen-age boys into the theatres! Very Fine+ Not Sold.
4365 Suddenly Last Summer (Columbia, 1960). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). By the end of the 1950s, many of Tennessee Williams' plays had been adapted to the screen with varying degrees of success. This film was perhaps one of the most shocking of the attempts, dealing with homosexual pedophilia and lobotomy, in the conservative Eisenhower era. From a talky stage play to a moving screen adaptation by Gore Vidal and Williams, this film still intrigues a viewer with stellar performances by Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Katharine Hepburn. This format poster with its deep yellow background is generally felt to be preferable to the less attractive one sheet. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $230.00.
4366 Lolita (MGM, 1962). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Nabokov's novel caused quite a sensation when it was released in 1962. James Mason plays Humbert Humbert, a man so infatuated with a young girl, Lolita, that he marries her mother just to get close to her. The film and the poster are both considered classics of the cinema! Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4367 Lolita (MGM, 1962). Window Card (14" X 22"). This format for the classic Kubrick film is perhaps one of the prettiest due to the greater contrast and color saturation. Very Fine. Sold for: $431.25.
4368 Lolita (MGM, 1962). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). The set of cards for Stanley Kubrick's classic dark comedy is known for two amazing scenes. The first has Lolita lying in a bikini - just as Humbert Humbert first saw her, and the second is the seduction scene as Lolita strokes her coke bottle! Very Fine/Near Mint. Not Sold.
4369 Pillow Talk (Universal, 1959). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This was the first teaming of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, and perhaps their best. The story of a career woman whose party telephone line is dominated by a playboy songwriter was a delightful premise for a story rife with pre-sexual revolution innuendo and double entendre. This lovely three sheet is completely different from the one sheet, and preferred by many. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $322.00.
4370 Annie Hall (United Artists, 1977). One Sheet (27" X 41") and Set Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Woody Allen's comedy with Diane Keaton won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1977. The lobby set doesn't turn up very often. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $65.55.
4371 Manhattan (United Artists, 1979). One Stop. This poster features the artwork of both one sheets and the original set of cards for Woody Allen's classic comedy. A very desirable and scarce item. Near Mint. Sold for: $126.50.
4372 Blues Brothers, The (Universal, 1980). One Sheet (27" X 41") and Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). John Landis's comedic genius brought Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's "Saturday Night Live" Blues Brothers skit to the big screen and created a modern classic! Jake and Elwood Blues are on a mission from God to save a school, and they reunite their band along the way. Cameos include blues and rock and soul legends Ray Charles, James Brown and Aretha Franklin. The one sheet is in very fine condition, and the lobbies are in fine condition. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $218.50.
4373 Animal House (Universal, 1978). Advance One Sheet (27" X 41"). John Landis' film about early '60s frat house life was a huge success and and made the term "toga party" famous throughout the world. John Belushi was assured a place in film history with his portrayal of the frat house animal! Offered here is the very rare advance one sheet. Fine+. Sold for: $120.75.
4374 Animal House (Universal, 1978). One Sheet (27" X 41") and Lobby Cards (11" X 14", Set 4). Director John Landis led John Belushi and the boys of Delta House to take on Dean Wormer and the rest of the establishment. Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Tom Hulce and Belushi took comedy to a new low and inspired toga parties along the way! Simply stated, it's one of the greatest comedies of all time and has tons of quotable lines! There were only four lobbies issued for this film as a set, typical of Universal in the late 1970's. All Near Mint. Sold for: $132.25.
4375 Blue Velvet (DeLaurentis, 1986). One Sheet (27" X 41"). David Lynch, already a master of the unusual with films like "Eraserhead" to his credit, created his masterpiece with "Blue Velvet." Dark, strange and outright creepy, the film took a look at the underside of America. Dennis Hopper turned in a spectacular performance as a drugged-out psycho with a masochistic streak, and the portrayal put his career back on the Hollywood fast-track! The film was a sensation when it was released but was considered too strange for most theatres. Since the film was distributed in "art houses," original One Sheets have always been scarce. Near Mint. Sold for: $138.00.
4376 Blue Velvet (DeLaurentis, 1986). German One Sheet (23" X 33"). This foreign release poster features the Dennis Hopper character, which makes it highly collectible for fans of the film.Very Fine. Sold for: $172.50.
4377 Midnight Cowboy (United Artists, 1969). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman turned in stunning performances as a hayseed and his sleazy companion living in the seedy side of New York City. The film, despite its controversial subject matter and X rating, won the Oscar for Best Picture. Fine+. Rolled. Sold for: $138.00.
4378 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (United Artists, 1975). One Sheet (27" X 41"), Half Sheet (22" X 28") and Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Jack Nicholson won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrait of a man confined to a mental institution and his rebellion against the system. The film was the first since 1934's "It Happened One Night" to sweep the major Oscars. Posters without the Academy Award denotation on them are extremely hard to find. Very Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $603.75.
4379 Sweet Smell of Success (United Artists, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets dark story about greed, obsession and fear was a box-office failure upon its release, but has since gained a cult status as one of the most highly regarded films of the fifties. Burt Lancaster co-produced the film which cast him in the role of J. J. Hunsecker, a powerful New York columnist who is willing to use and abuse to get what he wants. Tony Curtis is Sydney Falco, a press agent willing to do anything to get Hunsecker's blessing. Between the two of them they make Hannibal Lecture look like a boy scout. This is one of those posters which will only grow in importance in the coming years. Fine+. Sold for: $690.00.
4380 Sweet Smell of Success (United Artists, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). Very Fine, Folded. Sold for: $172.50.
4381 Judgement at Nuremberg (United Artists, 1960). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Without a doubt, this is one of the best designs ever created for a movie poster as it captures the film's amazing cast in profile. Near Mint/Mint. Tri-folded. Sold for: $356.50.
4382 Written on the Wind (Universal, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Douglas Sirk directs this Texas tale about a woman's infidelity and its consequences. Dorothy Malone won an Oscar for her role as the nympho-maniac sister, Marylee. Sirk's influence was and is so pervasive on the "melodrama" as we know it today, as evidenced by the prime-time "soaps" of "Dallas" and "Dynasty." Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $218.50.
4383 To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal, 1963). One-Sheet (27" X 41"). This film, taken from Harper Lee's depression era story of two children and their attorney father who chooses to defend a black man in the Deep South, has become a classic of the modern cinema. Gregory Peck won the Oscar for Best Actor, and Robert Duvall made his film debut as Boo Radley. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $460.00.
4384 Some Came Running (MGM, 1959). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Vincente Minnelli directed this searing post-WWII drama based on the James Jones novel. Frank Sinatra gives a moving performance as a returning vet who must decide where he belongs in a society he no longer recognizes. Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine and Arthur Kennedy give great supporting performances. This poster is pictured in Tony Nourmand's "Posters of the Fifties." Sold for: $111.55.
4385 12 Angry Men (United Artists, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Directed by Sidney Lumet, this ground breaking drama gave Henry Fonda one of the best roles in his career. Based on a stage play of the same name the action all takes place in a jury room as group tries to decide the fate of a young Latino. One dissenting vote questions the motive of all and their beliefs and prejudices. Very Fine+. Sold for: $264.50.
4386 Man With the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). (8) Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Otto Preminger directs this intense character study of Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra), a heroin junkie out of jail/detox, who is trying to stay clean. The film was barred from receiving a seal of approval by the MPAA, due to its subject matter, but garnered three Academy Award nominations. These included one for Sinatra's outstanding performance. As with so many of Preminger's productions, Saul Bass did the poster's designs, as well as with the title card from this early cinema tale of drugs and degradation. Very Good/Fine. Sold for: $253.00.
4387 Pride and Prejudice (MGM, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson star in this tale of the Bennett family trying to "place" their five daughters into classic marriages. However, pride and prejudice intervene and create problems in their daughters' lives. This one sheet is one of Olivier's best and is rarely offered for sale. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $575.00.
4388 Ceasar and Cleopatra (United Artists, 1945). Insert (14" X 36"). Vivien Leigh's star was still shining brightly from her role as Scarlet O'Hara at the time she made this adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play. This romance was built as a showcase for Mrs. Olivier's talent's and succeeded on many levels. Offered here is a beutiful portrait insert from this film. Very Fine+. Not Sold.
4389 Ceasar and Cleopatra (United Artists, 1945). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains. Very Fine Not Sold.
4390 Cleopatra (20th Century Fox, 1962). Italian One Sheet (26" X 37"). Elizabeth Taylor was cast as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, in this epic that almost bankrupted a studio! Offered here is one of two of the beautiful Italian glossy posters done for this film's original release. Fine+ on Linen. Not Sold.
4391 Cleopatra (20th Century Fox, 1962). Italian One Sheet (26" X 37"). In this lot we offer the companion piece to the previous lot which pictures the romantic couple Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. After the beginning of production, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton will always been remembered as the other famous romantically involved couple. Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4392 Cleopatra (20th Century Fox, 1962). 2-Fogli (55" X 39") Set of Two. Offered here is a lot containing two original Roadshow Release Italian portrait posters. Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4393 Ben-Hur (MGM, 1959). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Charlton Heston's greatest role was Judah Ben-Hur in this biblical tale. The film is one of the true classic epics produced by Hollywood and was a remake of the 1925 original. Like the first film, this version featured the memorable chariot race. The film went on to take eleven Oscars, including Picture, Director and Actor. This particular copy of the three sheet has been signed by Heston! Near Mint. Sold for: $345.00.
4394 Samson and Delilah (Paramount, 1949). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Victor Mature as the strongman Samson, loses his locks of hair and his strength at the same time to the seductress Delilah, played by Hedy Lamarr. Cecil B. DeMille made a name for himself bringing biblical epics to the screen. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $471.50.
4395 Jungle, The (All Star Feature Films, 1914). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This historic one sheet may be the only copy extant from this adaptation of Upton Sinclair's expose' novel about the beef packing industry. Sinclair's ground breaking novel, published in 1906, would eventually lead to the Government's intervention and regulation of that industry. The film begins with Sinclair, himself, describing his methods of researching the book.This beautiful Stone Lithograph one sheet is in exceptionally fine shape for its age and is sure to be valued by the film and book collector. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $1,380.00.
4396 Good Little Devil (Famous Players Lasky, 1914). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The poster offered here is from the first feature length film made by "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford. Also of historical significance is that it was directed by Edwin S. Porter, the man who directed "The Great Train Robbery" in 1903, considered by historians to be the first film narrative at a running time of 12 minutes. The "Good Little Devil" was made in arrangement with David Belasco, the famous Broadway producer, and actually featured the him in a very rare screen role. Belasco, known as "the Bishop of Broadway" was the man said to have given Pickford her screen name from Gladys Marie Smith. This historically significant poster is in remarkably fine condition. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $6,900.00.
4397 Speedy (Paramount, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Harold Lloyd, one of silent cinema's greatest comedic talents, is a delight to watch in this his last silent film. He plays a young man out of work who gets a job as a cabby in New York City. The film features Babe Ruth in a small role as himself on the way to the game at Yankee Stadium. This one sheet showcases Lloyd and leading lady Ann Christy in the funhouse on Coney Island. These early Lloyd one sheets are very rare and difficult to find. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $3,680.00.
4398 Iron Mask, The (United Artists, 1929). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Douglas Fairbanks, one of the brightest stars in Hollywood and husband to Mary Pickford, practically invented the genre of the swashbuckler. His athletic ability enabled him to perform the most daring stunts of his day on screen. This film was a sequel to his hit "The Three Musketeers" and at the helm was his favorite director, Alan Dwan. The historical importance of these great silents is yet to be realized in the history of cinema. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $3,450.00.
4399 Merry Widow (MGM, 1925). One Sheet (27" x 41"). Erich Von Stroheim is a name usually associated with "Sunset Boulevard" as well as character parts mostly of a Prussian villain, but he was perhaps Hollywood's first "Auteur" and produced some of the great classics of the silent screen with his attention to detail and lavish taste for spectacle. When Von Stroheim turned in a seven-hour cut of his masterpiece "Greed," which ran extravagantly over budget due to his desire to shoot mountains of film, one studio exec remarked that Von Stroheim had an uncontrollable "footage fetish." A year after he was fired from MGM for his overages and blatant disrespect for authority, he was hired back by MGM to direct his take on Franz Lehar's operetta "The Merry Widow." And surprisingly enough the notoriously long-winded auteur delivered the film at under two hours running time and on budget, albeit with a few characteristic quirks. Other than tacking on a happy finale to the director's original bleak ending, the studio left most of the finished product alone and the film became a huge success. Offered here is one of the very rare "Rotogravure" posters produced for the MGM spectacle directed by Erich Von Stroheim. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,092.50.
4400 Dove, The (United Artists, 1927). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This romance is set in turn of the century Mexico and stars a young Norma Talmadge and Gilbert Roland. This film is noteworthy historically due to the fact that it won the first Academy Award for Art Direction for William Cameron Menzies. These early full color half sheets, with their Deco design, were works of art unto themselves. Fine+. Sold for: $57.50.
4401 Sally, Irene, and Mary (MGM, 1925). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This lovely Stone Litho is from the MGM comedy-drama adapted from the Eddie Dowling play. A very young Joan Crawford appears in her first starring role as Irene, opposite Constance Bennett, and William Haines.Crawford and Bennett both went on to huge careers on the screen, and Haines went on to become one of the premier interior decorators in Hollywood society. This film was remade in 1938. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $690.00.
4402 Sally, Irene, and Mary (20th Century Fox, 1938).One Sheet (27" X 41"). This one sheet is a wonderful example of 20th Century Fox's posters from this period. Colorful and dynamic with great images of the stars. This film was a musical comedy starring some of Fox's stable of stars. It was a vague remake of the Eddie Dowling play which was first produced by MGM in 1925. The poster for that film is offered in this sale as well. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $161.00.
4403 You Can't Take It With You (Columbia, 1938). Autographed Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Frank Capra has signed this great lobby from his Academy Award winning film. This fine card pictures the cast in the finale of the film and is considered to be one of the best cards from the set. Very Fine. Sold for: $862.50.
4404 Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (Columbia, 1939). (3) Lobby Cards (11" x 14"). This film, which is considered to be one of Frank Capra's greatest cinematic achievements, was originally planned as "Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington" with Gary Cooper considered to reprise his role as Longfellow Deeds. For whatever reason, the project took a turn and the result is history. This film garnered 11 Academy Award nominations and Jefferson Smith is perhaps the role, next to George Bailey,that James Stewart is most identified with. Of the three cards offered here, the portrait card is considered the best from the set. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,726.15.
4405 Meet John Doe (Warner Brothers, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Frank Capra's social commentary starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper is as relevant today as it was sixty years ago. This lovely poster features a portrait of Hollywood's biggest stars of 1941. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $690.00.
4406 Arsenic and Old Lace (Warner Brothers, 1944). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Cary Grant is held hostage by Peter Lorre and Raymond Massey (in the Boris Karloff role) in this classic comedy from Frank Capra! This is the most sought after card from the set that rarely becomes available. Near Mint. Sold for: $603.75.
4407 It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Lobby Card #2 (11" X 14"). Upon release of Frank Capra's small film in 1946, it was passed over by the public and quickly forgotten for almost 25 years. In the early '70s the film had fallen into public domain and any television station that could get its hands on a print began to run it to avoid the high cost of holiday programming. Within several years it had become a ritual for families to watch the film together over the Christmas season and remains so today. James Stewart and Frank Capra both claimed it was one of their favorite films of both of their great careers. Offered here is one of six cards from the set in which George Bailey (Stewart) and his new bride Mary (Donna Reed) are kept from going on their honeymoon and he explains how he will make it up to her. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4408 It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Lobby Card #3 (11" X 14"). Offered here is the card that features the famous "Our Gang" alumnae Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, trying to cut in on George (Stewart) in the dance scene in the gym. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4409 It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Lobby Card #4 (11" X 14"). This is the famous scene in which George Stewart tells the evil Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) what he thinks of him. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4410 It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Lobby Card #5 (11" X 14"). This card pictures George Bailey (Stewart) and his new bride Mary (Donna Reed) on their wedding day. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4411 It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Lobby Card #7 (11" x 14"). Offered here is the board room scene in the Bailey Building and Loan as Potter (Barrymore) tries his hardest to wrestle control of the business from George (Stewart) as Uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell) looks on. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4412 It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Lobby Card #8 (11" X 14"). This lot includes the scene after George (Stewart) and Mary (Reed) have jitter-bugged into the swimming pool at the school hop and are standing outside Mary's home as he tells her of his big plans to become an explorer. Near Mint. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4413 State of the Union (MGM, 1948). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Frank Carpra chose this film as his next project after "It's a Wonderful Life". Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn are teamed again in this insightful look at the underhanded dealings and compromises needed to succeed on the road to the White House. This three sheet has far superior graphics than the awkward one sheet. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $356.50.
4414 Without Love (MGM, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are teamed again as a couple who marry out of convenience and a commitment to a war effort. As time goes on, of course, they begin to fall in love. This overlooked gem of a film written by Phillip Barry, the same man that wrote "The Philadelphia Story," has small supporting roles by Lucille Ball and Kenaan Wynn. This is one of Tracy and Hepburn's better looking one sheets. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $235.75.
4415 Vivacious Lady (RKO, 1938). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). George Stevens directed this romantic comedy starring Ginger Rogers and a young Jimmy Stewart. This beautiful "A" style half sheet is rolled and in tremendous shape for 65 years old!. Very Fine. Sold for: $1,063.75.
4416 Ginger Rogers Lot Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Having a Wonderful Time (RKO, 1938) Very Fine, Ginger Rogers, Linen Finish, Personality Poster (28" X 22") Fine,Circa 1937. Sold for: $184.00.
4417 Swing Time (RKO, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This was Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers next film after "Top Hat" and may very well have been their peak. Directed by the great George Stevens at a time when he was hitting his stride, all of the elements in this film were in sync. Roger Ebert has written "The best of the Astaire-Rogers films is their fifth, "Swing Time" (1936) and surely this half sheet, with the two in motion on one of the classic white deco sets may be the best piece from their best film! Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $1,955.00.
4418 Barkleys of Broadway #0 (MGM, 1949). One Sheet (27" X 41").Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers re-teamed after a ten years absence to make this musical about a feuding show-business couple. There are moments in this film that seem to play on an inside joke that they were none too fond of each other off screen! Very Fine. Sold for: $390.00.
4419 Pennies From Heaven (Columbia, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Bing Crosby, on loan from Paramount, croons his way into the life of a family down on their luck. A young Louis Armstrong is cast as a Henry, the hired hand, trumpeter and vocalist of a roadside café. Together these elements were blended for an uplifting depression era musical comedy. Offered here is a beautiful one sheet to this early Crosby film. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $431.25.
4420 Here Is My Heart (Paramount, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Paramount's crooning star Bing Crosby was featured in a number of vehicles written for him during the mid thirties. This was a reworking of a vehicle filmed in 1926 starring Adolphe Menjou. Original new songs were written for Bing ,who plays a wealthy playboy radio crooner. Very Fine+. Rolled. Sold for: $287.50.
4421 Big Benefit, The (Universal, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This Universal musical short subject starred some of the studios up and coming talent in various numbers. One of those was a young Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. This is the only copy of this one sheet we have ever seen. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,610.00.
4422 Big Benefit, The (Universal, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Offered here is a lobby card from this short which features the young Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Very rare and in Very Fine condition. Sold for: $345.00.
4423 Hollywood Musicals Lot #1 Offered in this lot are Three Half Sheets (22" X 28") to wonderful films in Hollywood's musical history. 52nd Street (United Artists, 1937) Very Fine, Forty Naughty Girls (RKO, 1937) Very Fine,On the Avenue (20th Century Fox, 1937) Good. Sold for: $230.00.
4424 Hollywood Musicals Lot #2 Three Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Top of the Town (Universal, 1937) Very Fine, Merry Go Round of 1938 (Universal, 1937) Very Fine, New Faces of 1937 (RKO, 1937) Very Fine. Rolled All. Sold for: $230.00.
4425 Hollywood Musicals Lot #3 . Three Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Life of the Party (RKO, 1937) Fine, Love and Hisses (20th Century Fox, 1937) Very Good, The King Steps Out (Columbia, 1936) Fine. Rolled All. Sold for: $300.00.
4426 Sonja Henie Lot Offered here are Two Half Sheets (22" X 28") to star the Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist. One in a Million (20th Century Fox, 1936) Very Fine, Happy Landing (20th Century Fox, 1938) Very Fine. "One in a Million" was Henie's debut film and this is a lovely style poster featuring Fox's new star. Also offered is a poster to "Happy Landing", her third film co-starring Don Ameche. Very Fine. Sold for: $862.50.
4427 An American In Paris (MGM, 1951). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Vincent Minnelli's musical extravaganza swept the Oscars in 1951 with this Gershwin masterpiece depicting a starving American artist in sparkling Paris. The film also earned Gene Kelly a special citation. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,150.00.
4428 West Side Story (United Artists, 1961). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Robert Wise's classic musical was an updated version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" where the families of Montague and Capulet were changed to the street gangs The Jets and Sharks! The legendary Saul Bass designed this one sheet for the Best Picture of 1960. Very Fine. Sold for: $603.75.
4429 Sound Of Music (20th Century Fox, 1965). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical was the top-grossing film of all time until "Star Wars" took its place. The Oscar winning film won the hearts of moviegoers throughout the world in the midst of the turbulent sixties. The three sheet offered here, with art by Howard Terperning, is the more scarce roadshow style. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $920.00.
4430 Grease Lot (Paramount, 1978). Advance One Sheet (27" X 41"), Regular One Sheet (27" X 41") and Set of Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this absolutely wonderful musical based on the Broadway play! Twenty-four years later, and the film is still as popular as when it was released. The advance one sheet is very scarce. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $402.50.
4431 John Travolta Lot (Paramount, 1977). (3) One Sheet (27" X 41"), (3) Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This lot consists of the following posters: Saturday Night Fever (1977) one sheet, Grease (1978) half sheet, Blow Out (1981) one sheet, Two of a Kind (1984) half sheet, Staying Alive (1983) half sheet and we've saved the best for last - an Urban Cowboy (1980) one sheet in near mint condition, signed by John Travolta in silver point pen! Very Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $231.15.
4432 Hard Day's Night, A (United Artists, 1964). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fabulous first outing for the Beatles has director Richard Lester filming what would be a typical day in the life of the greatest band of all time. This film was the definite forerunner to MTV later. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $575.00.
4433 Help! (United Artists, 1965). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A clever bit of design went into this one sheet as each Beatle spells out one letter of "Help." John, Paul, George and Ringo are all featured on this spectacular rock "n" roll poster! Upper right corner replaced. Fine. Sold for: $379.50.
4434 Help! (United Artists, 1965). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). The Beatles return to the big screen in this tale about a cult that's after one of Ringo's rings! A rare poster in this six sheet format. Near Mint/ Mint. Sold for: $690.00.
4435 Let It Be (United Artists, 1970). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The Beatles' final concert appearance was documented in this motion picture shot in London. This poster is a "must" for any Beatles enthusiast. Fine. Sold for: $368.00.
4436 Gimme Shelter (Twentieth Century Fox, 1970). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is an outstanding documentary by the Maysles Brothers of the infamous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway. It is a fascinating chronicle of the daily life of a rock band, the ill-fated concert and the chilling aftermath. This poster has always somewhat difficult to find due to the limited distribution of its original release. Near Mint. Sold for: $253.00.
4437 Woodstock (Warner Brothers, 1970). Advance One Sheet (27" X 41"). Billed as "3 Days of Peace and Love" the organizers of the rock 'n' roll event had the foresight to record it on film for posterity. The movie includes some riveting performances by such bands as The Who, Crosby Still, Nash and Young, Carlos Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, and the legendary Jimi Hendrix! One of the best documentaries ever made, "Woodstock" would go on to receive the Oscar. The film is also notable as using cameraman and editor Martin Scorsese! This is an incredibly rare advance poster! Rolled-Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $253.00.
4438 Tommy (Columbia, 1975). British Quad (30" X 40"). Ken Russell directs this seventies rendition of the rock opera by Pete Townsend and the "Who". Offered here is the one of the best poster images done for this film. Fine+. Sold for: $138.00.
4439 Jamboree (Warner Brothers, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This great poster is from one of the early Rock 'N' Roll films featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon, and, of course, the famous Slim Whitman. Fine with faint Canadian censor stamp. Sold for: $92.00.
4440 Love Me Tender (Twentieth Century Fox, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Elvis Presley's film debut was in this western, that was renamed at the last minute to capitalize on one of Presley's hit tunes! This is a "must have" for every serious Elvis collection and they don't get any better than this. Near Mint. Tri-Folded. Sold for: $718.75.
4441 Loving You (Paramount, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). Elvis Presley rocked the screen in his second film and the first one that let him be a rock 'n' roll sensation. If Presley wasn't a big enough star when he made this film, he certainly was after it was released. Presley's mother actually appears in one of the film's scenes. After she passed away, Elvis couldn't bear to watch the film again! This is one of the best posters from Elvis Presley's classic years! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $310.50.
4442 Loving You (Paramount, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Elvis' character climbs his way to the top in this story - very muck like his Elvis' own climb to the top! This spectacular one sheet features the King playing his guitar! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $690.00.
4443 King Creole (Paramount, 1958). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Considered to be one of the better Elvis movies, this film was directed by Michael Curtiz who directed such films as "Casablanca." Elvis gives one of his stronger performances as Danny Fisher, a high school dropout, who gets a chance to become a nightclub singer while trying to stay out of trouble with the underworld. Based on a Harold Robbins book. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $546.25.
4444 Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). The quintessential Elvis poster from the quintessential Elvis film. This musical features numbers choreographed by Presley in all his gyrating glory, about a young parolee trying to make it in the music business. Posters from this title are continually becoming harder to locate. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,725.00.
4445 Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). This poster is considered by many to be one of the better formats from this film. Very Fine+ on Paper. Sold for: $1,121.25.
4446 G.I. Blues (Paramount, 1960). Three Sheet (41" X 81").Though rumored to be something of a fictional account of Elvis' experience serving Uncle Sam, the only similarity may be that the story takes place on a U.S. base in Germany. This film was early enough in his career that the movie still had a fresh feel to it. This three sheet is in very fine shape but for some pinholes and a little dirt on the bottom panel. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $253.00.
4447 Blue Hawaii (Paramount, 1961). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was the picture that set the stage for all of Elvis's films to follow; hit tunes worked into a simple story where Elvis always gets the girl! Some consider this a turning point in Elvis acting career where he became more of a cultural icon and less of a serious actor. All the same, this is one of the most collectible Elvis posters to get. Very fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4448 Kid Galahad (United Artists, 1962). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Elvis Presley as Walter Gulick, a young fighter out to prove his worth, is more of a serious drama than the poster depicts, as well as one of his better early efforts. There are only a few songs thrown in to please the Presley fans such as the opener "King of the Whole Wide World." Very prophetic. This poster is tremendous in graphics as it shows the young "King" doing what he did best. Very Fine+. Not Sold.
4449 Viva Las Vegas (MGM, 1964). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Elvis Presley met his match when he was cast opposite the singing and dancing sensation Ann-Margret! This has remained one of Elvis most popular films over the years and the posters have always been in high demand! Roll the dice on this one, baby! Fine. Sold for: $345.00.
4450 Viva Las Vegas (MGM, 1964). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Elvis and Ann-Margaret - what a combination for one of the better films of Elvis' career. This rare half sheet features similar graphics to the more desirable of the two style one sheets. Fine+ on Paper. Sold for: $356.50.
4451 Love in Las Vegas (MGM, 1964). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Much rarer than "Viva Las Vegas", this alternate title was used in the international market. Multiple images of the King and Ann-Margret make this a sought after one sheet. Fine+. Sold for: $322.00.
4452 Elvis Presley Lot #1 Three One Sheets (27" X 41"). WILD IN THE COUNTRY (20th Century Fox, 1961) Fine-, FOLLOW THAT DREAM (United Artists, 1962) Fine+, KID GALAHAD (United Artists, 1962) Very Fine. Sold for: $552.00.
4453 Elvis Presley Lot #2 Five One Sheets (27" X 41"). IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR (MGM, 1963) Very Fine, FUN IN ACAPULCO (Paramount, 1963) Fine/Very Fine, HARUM SCARUM (MGM, 1965) Fine+, PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE (Paramount, 1966) Very Fine, FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE (United Artists, 1966) Very Fine+. Sold for: $575.00.
4454 Elvis Presley Lot #3 Four One Sheets (27" X 41"). GIRLS,GIRLS,GIRLS (Paramount, 1962) Fine+, ROUSTABOUT (Paramount, 1964) Very Fine, GIRL HAPPY (MGM, 1965) Very Fine, TICKLE ME (Allied Artists, 1965) Very Fine. Not Sold.
4455 Elvis Presley Lot #4 Nine One Sheets (27" X 41"). SPINOUT (MGM, 1966) Fine, EASY COME,EASY GO (Paramount, 1966) Very Fine, DOUBLE TROUBLE (MGM, 1967) Very Fine, CLAMBAKE (United Artists, 1967) Fine+, STAY AWAY, JOE (MGM, 1968) Very Fine, SPEEDWAY (MGM, 1968) Fine+, LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE (MGM, 1968) Very Fine, CHARRO (National General, 1969) Very Fine, CHANGE OF HABIT (Universal, 1969) Very Fine. Not Sold.
4456 Elvis Presley Lot #5 Three One Sheet (27" X 41"). THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS (MGM, 1969) Fine, THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (MGM, 1971)Near Mint, ELVIS ON TOUR (MGM, 1972) Near Mint. Not Sold.
4457 Elvis Presley Six Sheets (MGM, UA, 1966,1967). (2)Six Sheets (81" X 81"). Elvis Presley's stardom was bigger than life, even in death and the "King's" legend just keeps getting bigger. Offered here are two very big posters for that game room or the "hardcore" Elvis fan. Very Fine. Sold for: $115.00.
4458 Babe Comes Home, The (First National, 1927). Title Card (11" X 14"). The young Babe Ruth starred in only a few short films and appeared in cameos in few features during this period of his huge popularity. Offered here is the only known copy of the title card for this short film which starred the "Bambino". Very Fine+. Sold for: $13,800.00.
4459 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (Republic, 1937). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Republic Studios pulls out all the stops in this comedy about gangsters taking over a record company. This great half sheet pictures them all, from Cab Calloway, Gene Autry, Ted Lewis and most amazingly, a very young Joe DiMaggio in one of his only screen roles! Very Fine. Sold for: $356.50.
4460 Big Game (RKO, 1936), Life Begins in College (20th Century Fox, 1937). (2) Half Sheets (22" X 28"). Offered here are two wonderful vintage half sheets dealing with the game of football. Future best-selling novelist Irwin Shaw made his screenwriting bow with the modest RKO Radio sports drama "The Big Game." The story revolves around the efforts by a group of crooked gamblers to fix the outcomes of college football games. Adding to the enjoyment of this film is the presence of several members of the 1936 All-American football squad: The University of Chicago's Jay Berwanger the first Heisman Trophy winner, Notre Dame's William Shakespeare, Southern Methodist's Bobby Wilson, NYU's Irwin "King Kong" Klein, Ohio State's Gomer Jones, and Stanford's Robert "Bones" Hamilton. In "Life Begins in College" the school football team faces its most crucial game and the Ritz Brothers create havoc while trying to save the day. Fine. Sold for: $258.75.
4461 Safe at Home (Columbia, 1962). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Step up to the plate and take a shot at this legendary poster. New York Yankees Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris are featured on this one sheet standing back to back. This poster would be a prize addition to any Baseball or Yankee fan! Near Mint. Sold for: $603.75.
4462 Safe at Home (Columbia, 1962). (7) Lobby Cards (11" X 14"). Baseball legends Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were cast in this story about a boy who wants to meet his idols. The kid was living the dream of every other boy in the country! Maris had just surpassed the Sultan of Swat Babe Ruth's single season record of 61 homers! Mantle and Maris appear on four of these lobbies. Very Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $345.00.
4463 Hustler, The (20th Century Fox, 1961). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Paul Newman makes his first appearance as Fast Eddie Felsen in this classic motion picture about a talented pool hustler who doesn't have the brains to run the game. Posters for this title have been highly sought after by collectors for years. Very Fine. Sold for: $287.50.
4464 Downhill Racer (Paramount, 1969). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Rated by Premier Magazine as one of the top film posters ever produced, this poster does have a striking "M. C. Escheresque" design, not to mention terrible grammar in the tag line. Michael Ritchie directed this skier's cult film about a young man (Robert Redford) making it to the U.S. Olympic Ski Team and his drive to win. Collectors have been hoarding this title. Fine+. Sold for: $115.00.
4465 Rocky (United Artists, 1977). One Sheet (27" X 41"), Half Sheet (22" X 28") and Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Sylvester Stallone launched his own career when he insisted he star in his own script about a boxer who's given a second chance in life. To this date, it remains one of the truly classic and inspirational motion pictures. Original posters without the Academy Awards are extremely scarce. Near Mint/Mint. One Sheet Tri-folded. Sold for: $356.50.
4466 Raging Bull (United Artists, 1980). (3) One Sheets (27" X 41"). Martin Scorsese's masterpiece, based on the life of pugilist Jake LaMotta, is amply represented here with all three versions of the one sheet; the regular, the advance and the incredibly scarce style B! Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $287.50.
4467 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Pioneer Film Corp. 1920). Window Card (14" X 22"). The same year that Paramount released its version of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson story starring John Barrymore, Pioneer Film released a smaller budget adaptation starring Sheldon Lewis. In his long career, Lewis appeared in many silent films including "Orphans of the Storm" and "Taming of the Shrew" (1925). Director Charles Hayden based his film on the stage play, as it was performed by Richard Mansfield in London in 1887. Before the appearance of a few window cards, no known posters were believed to exist from this film, other than a few lobby cards. This wonderful card is very reminiscent of Victorian-era woodcut prints. Within the smoke behind the Doctor's back lurks Hyde! Very Fine/Paper Backed. Sold for: $805.00.
4468 Black Cat, The (Universal, 1934). Window Card (14" X 22"). Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi are teamed for the first time in this classic Universal horror film. Offered here is a very rare original release window card for one of the toughest Universal titles to find posters from. Two of the Half Sheets for this title sold in a Heritage auction in the summer of 2002 for a total of approximately $76,000. Fine+ with a slight bend just above Karloff and Lugosi's names. Very minor soiling. Sold for: $8,625.00.
4469 Mad Love (MGM, 1935). Window Card (14" X 22"). This strange MGM horror film is the story of a doctor's infatuation with woman whose husband is a concert pianist. When the musician's hands are damaged in an accident, the doctor is asked to perform surgery to save the pianist's hands. He decides to transplant the hands of a knife throwing murderer [with those of] the husband. The results are as expected. The paper for this film has always been exceedingly rare. A few window cards are about the only thing to have ever appeared for the title. This card is one of the few that was not extensively restored. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $2,070.00.
4470 Dracula's Daughter (Universal, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Although Bela Lugosi was originally cast as the Count, he was dropped from the film at the last moment. This copy is from the New Zealand collection, a group of posters noted for their outstanding condition. Near Mint. Sold for: $4,600.00.
4471 Devil Bat (PRC, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Bela Lugosi is a scientist who has been cheated out of profits for his invention by some cunning employers. To get his revenge, he develops giant killer bats that are attracted to an after-shave lotion, a lotion that Lugosi contrives to have members of the employer's family wear. This film was cheaply made and was the first of PRC's horror films. For this reason it received a limited distribution, making the posters relatively difficult to aquire. Fine. Sold for: $1,207.50.
4472 Before I Hang (Columbia, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Boris Karloff plays a doctor convicted of a mercy killing and sentenced to death. On the eve of his execution, he is given an experimental serum made from a murderer's blood. Unexpectedly, he is granted a stay of execution and the serum turns him homicidal. Karloff's performance is truly the spark of genius behind all of these Columbia mad doctor films, and very watchable today. This great one sheet with the green Karloff behind bars is a poster artist's idea of the horrific. Very Fine. Sold for: $1,150.00.
4473 Wolf Man, The (Universal, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms, and the autumn moon is bright." This was the last of the great Universal horror monsters to be introduced in the decade of the forties, and it is still one of the most atmospheric of that studio's output. Offered here is the original one sheet to this great film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot who is bitten by a wolf and overcome with lycanthropy. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $24,150.00.
4474 Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal, 1942). Lobby Card (11" X 14").The last of Universal's solo Frankenstein films features Lugosi, who returns to thwart a plan to replace the monster's brain. Lon Chaney, Jr. stars as the monster, and this was one of Dwight Frye's very last roles. Offered here is one of the better scenes with the Monster. Good on Paper. Sold for: $632.50.
4475 House of Horrors (Universal, 1946). Half Sheet (22" X 28").Rondo Hatton as The Creeper, claims another victim! Hatton portrayed The Creeper in a number of films, capitalizing on his extreme disfigurement due to acromegaly. This beautiful half sheet is in Very Fine Condition. Rolled. Sold for: $690.00.
4476 Screaming Skull (AIP, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). AIP was the undisputed king of the drive-in circuit when they released "The Screaming Skull." The art for all of their posters was designed to entice the teenage audience using gory graphics and lurid scenes. This poster is one of the best, utilizing a huge skull that you can't miss! Posters for this title seldom turn up. Very Fine. Sold for: $603.75.
4477 Undead, The (AIP, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Very Fine. Sold for: $448.50.
4478 Mummy, The (Universal, 1959). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hammer's obsession with remaking Universal's classic horror pictures led them to follow the Universal formula of featuring two "kings of horror." The team of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing became the ultimate replacements for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi! Very Fine. Sold for: $410.55.
4479 Curse of the Demon (Columbia, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Jacques Tourneur directed this classic horror film which stars Dana Andrews as a clinical psychologist who doubts that a series of murders have been caused by an ancient curse until he comes under the curse himself. This film is, without a doubt, one of the greats in horror cinema. This poster pictures the horrid demon that makes its fleeting appearance at the film's end. Fine. Sold for: $529.00.
4480 Curse of Frankenstein (Warner Brothers, 1957). ). Belgian (14" X 22"). This was the first of Hammer studios "Gothic" horror films and is a very good retelling of the Mary Shelley classic. Offered here is one of the best posters ever produced for one of the Hammer films. This poster was given a full page in Ron Borst's "Graven Images." This poster is also signed by Hazel Court, who played Elizabeth in the film. Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $120.75.
4481 Horror of Dracula (Warner Brothers, 1958). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Christopher Lee stars as Dracula in this horror tale about the infamous vampire. This early Hammer Studios release is considered by many to be one of the best of that studio's output! It spawned many sequels. This half sheet format is considered to be the best of the American release paper, and has sold for record sums in auction. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $299.00.
4482 Horror of Dracula (Warner Brothers, 1958). Spanish One Sheet (39" X 27"). This film is considered to be the finest of the Hammer films and this one sheet, similar but simpler than the elusive British Quad, is surely one of the rarest posters to find from this film. These beautiful graphics are as frightening as the film! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $471.50.
4483 Horror of Dracula (Warner Brothers, 1958). Belgian (14" X 21"). This film, perhaps the finest of all the Hammer Studio films, features Christopher Lee's definitive performance as the "the Count." This poster is featured in Ron Borst's "Graven Images," pg. 194, and is truly one of the better posters for this film. Fine. Not Sold.
4484 Horror of Dracula (Warner Brothers, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41"). When this film was released there were two printings of the one sheet and lobby card sets. Offered here is the "blue" style from this film which is a good bit more rare than the frequently seen "green" style. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $603.75.
4485 Brides of Dracula (Universal International, 1960). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Peter Cushing stars as Dr. Van Helsing who, in this particular vampire outing, is traveling to Transylvania with an agenda to destroy the handsome, bloodsucking Dracula (David Peel), who has designs on an innocent, young schoolteacher (Yvonne Monlaur). Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $189.75.
4486 Macumba Love (Allied Artists, 1960). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This cheaply made independent feature about the voodoo cults of Haiti banked on the drawing power of June Wilkerson, a famous British sex symbol. The alluring graphics suggest much more than is delivered. Fine on Linen. Sold for: $178.25.
4487 Curse of the Werewolf (Universal, 1961). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In their effort to remake every horror film from the original Universal Pictures series, Hammer Films created an original story to showcasing a werewolf. This is one of the best films in the Hammer series and features one of the best posters to accompany their horror films. Near Mint. Sold for: $402.50.
4488 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Warner Brothers, 1962). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Robert Aldrich's macabre tale of two washed up actress sisters is a true camp classic. The tremendous performances by Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were, by all accounts, fueled by their true dislike of each other. This may be the first film to use in its advertising copy the line "Remember, it's just a movie." Fine+. Not Sold.
4489 Crawling Hand (Hansen Enterprise, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Peter Breck of "Big Valley" fame, stars as a young man who happens upon the severed arm of an astronaut which comes to life to poses him. This film also introduced the "Sex Iceberg" Sirriy Steffen. Who? For any completest in the horror genre, this is a must. Near Mint. Sold for: $120.75.
4490 The Raven (Universal, 1963). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Roger Corman directed this satirical take on the horror of Edgar Allan Poe's original work. Vincent Price and Peter Lorre are magicians who go to challenge their power-hungry colleague played by Boris Karloff. Offered here is a rare large format poster with wonderful poster art by Reynold Brown. Fine+. Sold for: $258.75.
4491 Kiss of the Vampire (Universal International, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hammer films released this film after "Brides of Dracula" and this time also without the Vampire King, Christopher Lee. Noel Willman is the blood thirsty Dr. Ravna in this early Hammer entry. This one sheet was one of the highlights of the sixties Hammer horror posters. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $414.00.
4492 Night of the Living Dead (Continental, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41") Considered at the time of its release to be the most horrific film ever made, this shoe-string budget movie still 35 years later has the ability to make you squirm. The 24-hour story of seven people trapped in a desolate farmhouse trying to escape an army of flesh eating zombies remains a classic of the horror genre. Very Fine. Sold for: $345.00.
4493 Rosemary's Baby (Paramount, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Roman Polanski tackled the horror genre with this shocker about a woman who is being protected by a coven of witches because she is unwittingly carrying the child of the devil. Mia Farrow stars opposite John Casavettes in one of the most suspenseful films ever made. Near Mint. Sold for: $178.25.
4494 Exorcist, The (Warner Brothers, 1974). One Sheet (27" X 41"). William Peter Blatty's riveting novel about demonic possession was brought to the screen by director William Friedkin. The result was one of the most terrifying films ever made that continues to haunt audiences whenever it appears. Linda Blair starred as the victim of the demon and has signed this one sheet! Near Mint. Sold for: $149.50.
4495 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (Bryanston, 1974). One Sheet (27" X 41"). If there was ever a horror film that deserved cult status, this is it! When the picture was first released in 1974 it caused such a sensation that it soon became the highest grossing independent film (literally) at the box office - a record that has yet to be surpassed! The film is such a classic that a copy is kept at New York's Modern Museum of Art! The original Bryanston one sheets are extremely difficult to find as the film was re-released later by New Line. Near Mint. Sold for: $235.75.
4496 Frakenstein "Hammer" Collection (Universal, 1957-72). This lot consists of (5) 1 Sheets (27" X 41"), (1) Three Sheet of the following six posters; Curse of Frankenstein (1957) three sheet, Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) one sheet, The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) one sheet, Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) one sheet, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) one sheet, Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1972) one sheet. Very Good to Near Mint. Sold for: $720.00.
4497 Vincent Price Collection (AIP, 1959-73). (13) One Sheet (27" X 41"), (4) Three Sheet (41" X 81"), (1) Six Sheet (81" X 81"). This lot consists of 18 posters from some of Vincent Price's best horror films. Included are: The Bat (1959) three sheet, Return of the Fly (1959) one sheet, House of Usher (1960) three sheet, Pit and the Pendulum (1961) one sheet, Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) one sheet, Tower of London (1962) three sheet, The Comedy of Terrors (1963) one sheet, Twice Told Tales (1963) six sheet, Diary of a Madman (1963) three sheet, The Haunted Palace (1964) one sheet, Masque of Red Death (1964) one sheet, War Gods of the Deep (1965) one sheet, Conqueror Worm (1968) one sheet, The Oblong Box (1969) one sheet, Scream and Scream Again (1970) one sheet, Cry of the Banshee (1970) one sheet, The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) one sheet, and Theatre of Blood (1973) one sheet. The retail value on this lot is a conservative $2,400.00 but the reserve is much lower than that! Fine to Near Mint. Sold for: $1,955.00.
4498 Jaws (Universal, 1975). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Steven Spielberg's breakthrough movie about a New England town terrorized by shark attacks is as frightening today as it was the day it was released. This Oscar-winning thriller starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss took such a big bite out of the box office that it was followed by three sequels.Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $529.00.
4499 King Kong (RKO, 1933). Jigsaw Puzzle. Offered as a premium give away this jigsaw puzzle was distributed with the original release of RKO's classic giant ape. All the pieces intact and in very nice condition with original mailing envelope. Very Fine. Sold for: $2,640.00.
4500 King Kong (RKO, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Kong! The Eighth Wonder of the World stands atop the Empire State Building, protecting his lady love (Fay Wray) from the attack of Army Air Corp biplanes! This is one of the most important scenes in the history of the cinema and this lobby card is the most important card from the set. Very Fine. Sold for: $3,450.00.
4501 King Kong (Paramount, 1976). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This film holds much more interest in light of the events of the last year and a half. Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges are at their most young and vital in this reworking of the classic Meriam Cooper and Willis O'Brien "Giant Ape" film. Offered here is a very rare advance New York screening poster that pictures "Kong" standing atop the twin towers in this tremendous rendition by artist John Berkey. Near Mint on Linen. Rolled. Sold for: $120.75.
4502 Mighty Joe Young (RKO, 1949). Twenty-Four Sheet (approx 9' X 20'). This is one Big Gorilla poster! The creators of "King Kong" were reunited in this effort to duplicate the success of the former. Merian Cooper and Ernest Shoedsack wrote and directed and Willis O'Brien was back as the magician of stop motion animation with his young assistant Ray Harryhausen. This poster is very impressive in this scale. Fine- on Linen. Sold for: $5,040.00.
4503 Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Toho, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Imported from Japan and edited with domestic-made footage starring Raymond Burr, made this one of the biggest hits of the science fiction genre. The posters are very much sought by the collectors of the "Gigantic Mutated Monster" series. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4504 War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This H.G. Welles story was bought by Cecil B. DeMille in the twenties and was never made until sci-fi Producer George Pal undertook it in the early fifties. What was produced remains today one of the finest science fiction films in history. The poster offered here is always sought after by the genre's fans. Very Fine/ Near Mint. Sold for: $3,795.00.
4505 Robot Monster (Astor Pictures, 1953). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). What can be said about a movie that cost $16,000 to make and its main villain is a man dressed in a gorilla costume and a diving helmet? By combining bad sets, cheap special effects, awful acting, a terrible script and more bloopers than imaginable, this film has become a cult classic and the posters are in demand. Originally filmed in a 3-D process, the film received such a limited theatrical showing that the posters are quite rare. Fine on Paper. Sold for: $529.00.
4506 Rocketship X-M (Lippert, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41").This was one of the early pioneering science fiction thrillers. Lloyd Bridges and Osa Massen star as the astronauts who end up on Mars to find a destroyed civilization. Fine. Sold for: $299.00.
4507 The Thing From Another World (RKO, 1951). One Sheet (27"X41") Always on the top ten list and considered by many to be one of the best sci-fi thrillers ever made, Howard Hawks fine film was the standard for so many to follow including "Alien". The paper on this title has always been sought by the science fiction genre collector! Sold for: $948.75.
4508 It Came From Outer Space (Universal, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hollywood jumped on the 3-D bandwagon in 1953 in an effort to give audiences something they couldn't see on TV. Universal's entry was a science-fiction thriller that had a one-eyed, wormlike alien crash-landing on Earth! A true classic of the sci-fi genre with a classic one sheet to go with it! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,063.75.
4509 Creature From the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Considered by many to be the last of the great Universal Monsters and perhaps the best, the Creature was a tremendous success in its day, and spawned two sequels. This poster from the tale of a prehistoric gill-man discovered by a scientific expedition in the Amazon River is one of the rarest posters from the fifties. Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $10,637.50.
4510 This Island Earth (Universal, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Several scientists are chosen by aliens to help them save their dying planet. Many consider this poster to be one of the top ten from the genre. Certainly Reynold Brown's amazing artistic talents make this one of the prettiest posters of the genre. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,063.75.
4511 This Island Earth (Universal, 1955). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Many of the lobby cards issued for science-fiction films during the 1950's wouldn't show the monster or give too much away of what you would see inside the theatre. The set for "This Island Earth" is an exception to that rule as every card in the set is great; from depicting the Metaluna Mutant to spaceships wreaking havoc on a planet! Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $1,725.00.
4512 It Conquered the World (American International, 1956). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Roger Corman directed this thriller about an alien from Venus who comes to Earth to practice mind-control on the population. Lee Van Cleef stars as the evil scientist. The half sheet is generally considered the best poster on the film as it shows the entire monster! Very Fine. Rolled. Sold for: $471.50.
4513 Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (Universal International, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This film is the stuff that summer nights at the drive-in were made of forty-five years ago. John Bromfield and Beverly Garland play a couple of scientists traveling in the Amazon valley trying to discover what is making the natives panic. Guess who? Fine. Sold for: $241.50.
4514 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Allied Artists, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). As the "red scare" swept the nation during the 1950s, feelings of paranoia overwhelmed the populace that they would be "taken over" by communists! The film-makers of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" played upon this fear by using space pods as a metaphor for communists. This poster also plays on these psychological fears using a "red" background and a huge hand (fivers - a reference to fifth columnists, communist spies) reaching for the fleeing citizens! A classic poster for a classic film. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,380.00.
4515 Tobor the Great (Republic, 1954). Insert (14" X 36").This was Republic Studio's early attempt at science-fiction in a story about scientists trying to develop a robot to use in space travel. Trouble begins when the grandson of one of the scientists becomes pals with the machine. This film has some of the prettiest posters of the fifties and have always been somewhat rare. Very Fine +. Rolled. Sold for: $603.75.
4516 Forbidden Planet (Loews - MGM, 1956). Insert (14" X 36"). This is one of the top ten collectible science fiction posters of the fifties with its famous image of "Robbie the Robot" carrying the scantily clad woman. Many consider this to be one of the finest space operas of the 1950s. This poster needs no introduction for the collector. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $2,990.00.
4517 Forbidden Planet (Loews - MGM, 1956). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. Offered here is a very clean, rolled poster to one of the best of the genre. Very Fine+. Sold for: $2,300.00.
4518 Invisible Boy, The (MGM, 1957). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Robby the Robot made his first appearance in "Forbidden Planet" and was quickly recognized as the big hit of the film. MGM knew a good thing when they had it so they immediately put him into his next picture, "The Invisible Boy." Posters featuring robots are extremely popular and this spectacular six sheet depicts a large image of the classic robot! Fine. Sold for: $690.00.
4519 Attack of the Crab Monsters (Allied Artists, 1957). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Roger Corman directed this all-time classic low budget horror film about mutated giant crabs that take over the minds of the scientists that they've killed and beckon to their companions. This poster is one of the most sought after by sci-fi fans and schlock cinema fans alike! Would you believe that Jack Nicholson was one of the guys in the crab suit? Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4520 The Blob (Paramount, 1958). Insert (14" X 36"). Steve McQueen made his motion picture debut in this classic science fiction thriller! This is the film that evokes all the memories of the camp Sci-Fi classics of the fifties! McQueen leads a group of teenagers into battle to save their town from being devoured by a giant glob of outer space Jell-O! Very Fine+ Folded Sold for: $1,265.00.
4521 I Was a Teenage Werewolf (AIP, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). Michael Landon of "Bonanza" and "Little House on the Prairie" fame made his screen debut as a teenage boy who turns into a werewolf. This AIP classic has attained a cult following over the years. Very Fine. Sold for: $460.00.
4522 Astounding She Monster (American International, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Typical fifties sci-fi venture about a mysterious, beautiful alien from a downed meteor who can kill by touching. The outstanding graphics of this wonderful poster have made this one of the hottest titles from the sci-fi or bad girl genre.Very Fine. Sold for: $833.75.
4523 Terror from the Year 5000 (American International, 1958). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Suspenseful 1950s sci-fi yarn about a time machine constructed for the purposes of exchanging items from the future with inhabitants of the present era. Excellent poster art by the dean of movie poster artists, Reynold Brown. Very Fine on Linen. Not Sold.
4524 Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes! (American Releasing Corp., 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fun and campy sci-fi feature about an evil beast who takes over the minds of humans and animals in a small desert community, and can, of course, see right through them! Fine on Linen. Sold for: $460.00.
4525 Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes! (American Releasing Corp., 1955). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Fine+ on Paper. Sold for: $494.50.
4526 Invasion of the Saucermen (American International, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). AIP's graphic artist, Albert Kallis, was behind the design of the posters for this film and the wonderful big-headed green Martians have become very much the favorite among collectors. The film itself was a very low-budget, silly drive-in flick starring Frank Gorshin before his big splash as TV's Riddler, but the poster is a science fiction aficionado's dream come true. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $2,040.00.
4527 I Married a Monster From Outer Space (Paramount, 1958). Insert (14" X 36"). This is a highly underrated alien abduction film in the same vein as "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers." The sensational title is perhaps what leads some to believe it is a spoof when indeed it is a frightening, morbid alien invasion classic. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $776.25.
4528 From Hell It Came (Allied Artists, 1957). One Sheet (27" x 41"). Prior to "Little Shop of Horrors" potted creatures, Tabanga, the horrific revenge-bent walking tree wreaks havoc on a South Seas island and its inhabitants in this low budget classic. Paul Blaisdell, designer of the Martians from "Invasion of the Saucerman" and the giant cucumber monster from "It Conquered the World," put together this moss-laden menace, and it's not too bad! This wonderful poster is so reminiscent of this drive-in era of movie-going. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $247.25.
4529 From Hell It Came (Allied Artists, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). Very Fine. Folded. Sold for: $195.50.
4530 Deadly Mantis, The (Universal International, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). The opening of an Artic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis from prehistoric times, which devours humans and destroys national monuments. The great Reynold Brown produced the artwork for this insert. Fine on Paper. Sold for: $235.75.
4531 Attack of the 50ft Woman (Allied Artists, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This $65,000. quickie shot in eight days has become a cult classic of the fifties sci-fi genre. The poster is one of the hottest on the market today. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $5,290.00.
4532 Monster That Challenged the World, The (United Artists, 1957). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). An earthquake in the Salton Sea unleashes a horde of prehistoric mollusk monsters. This stunning poster actually pictures the giant mollusks (big caterpillars in snail shells) that menace mankind.Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $155.25.
4533 Them (Warner Brothers, 1954). Six Sheet (81" X81") This is certainly one of the seminal films of the fifties science fiction genre and this poster has everything a great representation of that genre should have. The story of atomic mutated ants terrorizing a Southwestern population was the chiller television highlight of every child that grew up in the late fifties and sixties. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,035.00.
4534 Target Earth (Allied Artists, 1954). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley are stranded in a deserted Chicago as giant robots from Venus invade the city. The posters for this film are more difficult to find than many of those of a comparable time period, especially the six sheet. It is believed that a limited distribution of the movie may be the reason. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,265.00.
4535 Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal International, 1957). Half Sheet (22" x 28"). Directed by the sci-fi king himself, Jack Arnold, this film is a gem in its tight script by Richard Matheson and its great special effects for the time. Offered here is the wonderful half sheet, which depicts our hero doing battle with the house cat. Very Fine+ on Paper. Unfolded. Sold for: $420.00.
4536 Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal International, 1957). Insert (14" X 36"). Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $840.00.
4537 On the Mesa of Lost Women (Howco, 1952). Insert (14" X 36"). This low budget science fiction tale is often mistaken for an Ed Wood film, and rightfully so. They share many of the same qualities and could, perhaps, share many of the same dubious honors. Jackie Coogan, of "The Kid" fame and later "Uncle Festus," has the starring role as the evil Dr. Aranya. Fine-. Sold for: $102.35.
4538 Mole People, The (Universal International, 1956). Insert (14" X 36"). Campy science fiction film about a race of albinos living underground who are afraid of light, and keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slaves. John Agar has signed this great rolled copy. Wonderful poster art by the great Joseph Smith. Very Fine Rolled. Sold for: $437.00.
4539 World Without End (Allied Artists, 1956). Six Sheet (81"X81") Style B. This reworking of H.G. Wells' novel "The Time Machine" featured women wearing tunics designed by Esquire and Playboy illustrator, Alberto Vargas. Allied Artists took advantage of Vargas' designs and created a special, additional six sheet for the films advertising campaign using his world famous "pin-up" art. The poster illustrated in the pressbook had never been seen and for years collectors had begun to wonder if it had even been produced. Last year we offered, what up until that time was the only known copy of this poster. Offered here is the second copy of this poster to appear! This fabulous piece is exceedingly rare and represents one of the most important illustrators of the 20th century! Here is truly a unique chance to acquire this legendary poster, and in fabulous condition. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $7,187.50.
4540 Brain From the Planet Arous (Howco, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A scientist is possessed by a glowing alien brain that has lustful designs on his fiancee. A good alien brain possesses the fiancee's dog to hunt down the evil brain. The hero scientist chops the evil brain up with an axe in a gory climax. I know it sounds silly, but it is one of the z-budget films brought to you by the same guys that brought you "Attack of the 50 ft. Woman". Fine on Linen. Sold for: $230.00.
4541 Wasp Woman,The (Film Group, Inc., 1959). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Roger Corman directed this low budget thriller about a woman cosmetics exec that develops a youth formula by injecting herself with the jelly from queen wasps. I guess you know what happens next. The tremendous graphics on this piece have made it highly collectible. Very Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $1,495.00.
4542 Time Machine, The (MGM, 1960). Three Sheet (41" X 81").Superb science-fiction classic based on the book by H. G. Wells about an inventor, played by Rod Taylor, who dreams up a machine which takes him to a different time where their are two races: a gentle race, and a cannibalistic one which resides underground. Great Reynold Brown artwork. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $948.75.
4543 Reptilicus (American International, 1961). One Sheet(27" X 41"). No one created posters like American International did to promote their lower budget drive-in movie fare. They employed some of the best illustrators of the time and created posters such as this one, which makes them some of the most collectible in the hobby. Fine. Sold for: $143.75.
4544 Day of the Triffids (Allied Artists, 1963). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Based on John Wyndham's novel, this thriller found a population, gone blind from watching a meteor shower, being attacked by giant broccoli! We're not kidding! The poster is a classic in high demand. Very Fine. Sold for: $368.00.
4545 Robinson Crusoe On Mars (Paramount, 1964). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This film has developed a cult following over the years since its release. Directed by Byron Haskins who in the previous decade directed "War of the Worlds","Conquest of Space" and "From the Earth to the Moon". Look for a brief appearance of Adam West as the astronauts partner who doesn't make it. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $540.50.
4546 X-The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (AIP, 1963). Lobby Card Set (8) (11" X 14"). Roger Corman and American International Pictures gave us some of the most memorable films of the fifties and early sixties, with low-budget classics such as this film, using stars of yesteryear long after Hollywood had traded them in. Ray Milland, Academy Award winner of 1941, gives a terrific performance as a doctor experimenting with an eye drop that would allow one to see into the fourth dimension. Offered here is a mint set of cards from one of the best films of Corman's career. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $120.75.
4547 Journey to the Seventh Planet (American International, 1962). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). A U.N. space expedition to the planet Uranus, find the crew under the control of a vast one-eyed brain, that has created a world of illusion from their childhood memories. The posters for some of these AIP films are some of the most spectacular of the sci-fi era, such as this one. Very Fine on Paper. Sold for: $161.00.
4548 Barbarella (Paramount, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Jane Fonda stars in this sexy sci-fi mystery as a space traveler on a mission to find the scientist Duran Duran. The film has become a cult classic as it uses many images which typify the 1960's, including a lava-lamp inspired matmos! Classic and campy. Near Mint. Sold for: $138.00.
4549 One Million Years B.C. (20th Century Fox, 1966). One Sheet (21" X 41"). Raquel Welch became an overnight sensation when this poster was displayed in front of theatres for the first time. It became so popular, that a black and white version of this image was released without the films title and credits and went on to become one of the highest selling posters of the 1960s! This is an opportunity to acquire the original as it was first presented. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $330.00.
4550 One Million Years B.C. (20th Century Fox, 1966). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"). Raquel Welch sizzles in her fur bikini in the star-making role that made her a household name. Lobby sets from this title are difficult to come by. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $391.00.
4551 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). Half Sheet ( 22" X 28"). This poster is considered by many to be one of the better formats from this film. Very Fine+ on Paper. Sold for: $1,080.00.
4552 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). One Sheet Style A (27" X 41"). Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of the future was based on Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel." The film was ahead of its time in its realistic look at the realities of space and for its innovative use of special effects. Very Fine. Not Sold.
4553 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). One Sheet Style B (27" X 41"). This version of the one sheet is far more scarce than the A style and depicts one of the highlights of the film as the scientists arrive at the moonbase! Fine. Sold for: $862.50.
4554 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). (40" X 60"). Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $1,265.00.
4555 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1972 reissue). One sheet (27" X 41"). The version of the one sheet, known as the "starchild" was used for the first reissue of the film and all subsequent reissues. Fine. Sold for: $58.65.
4556 Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Based on Pierre Boulle's classic novel, "Planet of the Apes" became one of the most shocking and technologically innovative science-fiction films ever made. It also became an incredible franchise spawning four sequels and a TV series. Posters from the series are highly collectible. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $373.75.
4557 Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox, 1968). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). This format is considered by many to be the most attractive of the American paper. Fine. Sold for: $660.00.
4558 Go Ape! (20th Century Fox, 1974). 30" X 40".This poster was designed to promote the 1974 re-issue of all of the "Planet of the Apes" films. Advertised on the poster are: "Planet of the Apes", "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", "Escape from the Planet of the Apes", "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes", and "Battle for the Planet of the Apes". This poster has had a collector following and is somewhat difficult to find. Very Fine/ Near Mint. Sold for: $172.50.
4559 E.T. The Extraterrestrial (Universal, 1982). Special One Sheet (27" X 41"). This amazing poster uses the image that Spielberg would adopt for use as Amblin Productions corporate logo. Lots of rumors exist concerning this legendary one sheet. Did Spielberg produce this poster strictly for the cast and crew? Were there only 200 copies printed? Who knows? What we do know is that original copies of the poster are extremely rare and that reproductions exist in a smaller format. This is a guaranteed original in rolled near mint condition. Near Mint. Sold for: $948.75.
4560 E.T. The Extraterrestrial (Universal, 1982). Advance One Sheet (27" X 41"). Audiences' first look at Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi was via this teaser poster, hinting that aliens would finally come into contact with man. These one sheets are extremely difficult to find as only a few were distributed to theatres. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $603.75.
4561 Blade Runner (Warner Brothers, 1982). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Ridley Scott's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," has become one of the most respected and beloved of all science fiction films! Harrison Ford sets the stage of this futuristic noir thriller as Deckard, a Blade Runner, who hunts down renegade replicants! The posters are in high demand and, like renegade replicants, this has caused them to be reproduced. This is one of the scarce true originals. This amazingly bleak vision of the future is captured so well on this poster with John Alvin's art which harkens back to the film noir posters of the forties. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $235.75.
4562 Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1976). Style A One Sheet (27" X 41"). No one expected George Lucas's low budget space opera to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time. Lucas had been a great admirer of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and had adapted his film, "The Hidden Fortress," into a science fiction thriller. The only studio that would take a chance on the risky venture was 20th Century Fox. The rest is history, as the film went on to inspire two sequels, a series of prequels and became a legend in merchandising! Very Fine/ Near Mint. Sold for: $231.15.
4563 Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977). Style D One Sheet (27" X 41"). Dir. George Lucas. Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. Very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $276.00.
4564 Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1976). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. This very rare Style C poster was originally intended for overseas distribution. This copy is a printer's proof which included the color bars, and has not been trimmed. Very rare with this additional printing. Near Mint. Sold for: $471.50.
4565 Empire Strikes Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1980). Advance One Sheet (27" X 41"). The second in George Lucas' "Star Wars" trilogy, "Empire" is considered the best film in the series by film critics and fans alike. This poster was the "Darth Vader" advance poster of which this is an exceptionally clean copy! Very Fine/ Near Mint. Sold for: $87.40.
4566 Empire Strikes Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1980). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. This particular style One Sheet is very hard to come by, since it was pulled from theatrical release. Apparently, Billy Dee Williams was left out of the one sheet artwork and the posters had to be reclaimed so another poster featuring the star could be issued. Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $192.00.
4567 Empire Strikes Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1980), Return of the Jedi (Twentieth Century Fox, 1983) (2) Lobby Card Sets (11" X 14"). very Fine/Near Mint. Sold for: $390.00.
4568 Return of the Jedi (20th Century Fox, 1983). (2) One Sheets (27" X 41"). Offered here are the two style one sheets released for the final episode of George Lucas' original "Star Wars" trilogy. Very Fine+. Sold for: $120.75.
4569 Return of the Jedi (20th Century Fox, 1983). Art Still Set. (2) (20" X 30"),(11) (16" X 20"). Offered here is a very rare oversized still set released on a limited basis during the first run of the final episode of Lucas' "Star Wars" trilogy. Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $195.50.
4570 Alien (20th Century Fox, 1979). Lobby Card Set (11" X 14"), Insert (14" X 36"), Half Sheet (22" X 28"), Poster. This lot consists of the following items from one of the most frightening motion pictures ever made! Lobby card set, insert, half sheet and original Italian poster. Near Mint/Mint. Sold for: $276.00.
4571 Terminator, The (Orion, 1984). British Quad (30" X 40"). It is the year 2029, and a cyborg is sent back in time to kill an innocent woman who holds the key to the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron were both put on the map by this big hit, and many feel this Quad is the best poster from the film. Fine+ on Linen. Not Sold.
4572 Dune (Universal, 1984). One Sheet (27" X 41"). David Lynch directs this adaptation of the cult novel by Frank Herbert. Kyle MacLachlan, prior to his turn in Lynche's "Blue Velvet," stars as the young hero of this science fiction epic about the planet Dune. Offered here is the rare advance one sheet depicting the two moons of the planet. This is one of the more difficult posters to find of the last twenty years. Very Fine+. Rolled. Sold for: $103.50.
Session 3
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5001 Adventures Into Terror 43 (#1) (Atlas, 1950) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Keeping up with all the Timely/Atlas titles in the early 1950s could be a challenge, especially when the format would suddenly change, as when Joker Comics became this title. Whatever the title, it had the "look" that identified it as Timely/Atlas/Marvel; cover artist Russ Heath was one reason. Mike Sekowsky joined Heath in contributing interior art on this issue. This is the only copy of the issue to earn a Universal Grade from CGC to date, and represents an unusually high grade for the genre at the time. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $398; NM 9.4 value = $700. From the collection of Bobby Harmon. Sold for: $776.25.
5002 Adventures Into Weird Worlds #1 (Atlas, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Maneely and Russ Heath practically defined cover art for Atlas during the early to mid-fifties. Here Maneely does the cover, and Heath contributes interior art. As is the case with many of the pre-code horror comic books, this issue doesn't turn up in high grades very often. Only one CGC-graded copy of this issue has earned better than an 8.0. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $171; VF 8.0 value = $356. From the collection of Bobby Harmon. Sold for: $161.00.
5003 Adventures Into Weird Worlds Group Of Four (Atlas, 1950's). This lot features four great Atlas Horror comics: issues #1 (CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages), #19 (CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages), #25 (CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages), and #27 (CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages). These four issues are an excellent representation of the horror genre from the Atlas line, and feature work by such notable artists as Bill Everett, Russ Heath, Joe Maneely, and Matt Fox. Approximate Overstreet 2002 value for the lot = $350. Sold for: $287.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5004 Adventures of the Big Boy #15 File Copy (Timely, 1957) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. This long-running title (over 500 issues) is, perhaps, one of THE most challenging titles to collect. Because this was a giveaway distributed through a restaurant chain few issues were saved at all, let alone preserved in high grade. Early issues are especially hard to find making this file copy a true treasure. The cover of this issue shows the Big Boy in front of a weird cactus that has spots and a halo. The charm of the Big Boy is well remembered. This copy is the highest graded CGC copy to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $60. Sold for: $178.25.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5005 All Select Comics #2 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. The Timely superheroes give in to their "boys will be boys" bent, destroying a considerable contingency of the Japanese armed forces in this Alex Schomburg action scene. The Red Skull makes an appearance in this issue, which features interior art from Vince Alascia and Bob Powell. CGC has graded only one other copy higher than this one. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,083. From the Collection of Nicolas Cage. Sold for: $3,680.00.
5006 All Winners Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. The incomparable Alex Schomburg draws everyone's favorite Timely characters as they race to action on this stellar cover, which features the Black Marvel, the Angel, Sub-Mariner, Captain America and Bucky, and the Human Torch and Toro. These heroes must have been racing to some incredibly dire emergency as Schomburg apparently forgot to draw the wings on the Sub-Mariner's left ankle. Fortunately, the other heroes appear to have most of their anatomy (although with Toro and the Torch, it was tough to tell!). This issue also features the first appearance of the All-Winners squad in a text story by Stan "The Man" Lee. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby help out with some of the art chores inside. While this title didn't last as long as either Captain America or Marvel Mystery, it had a good run of some 20 odd issues to showcase Schomburg's prowess in drawing these Timely heroes. This Key Timely book has an incredibly eye-appealing cover, some minor spine wear and a few creases on the back cover, but all-in-all an attractive copy that is sure to please. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $1,714; FN 6.0 value = $5,142. Sold for: $2,990.00.
5007 Amazing Detective #11 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Interest in pre-code horror continues to pick up, particularly copies grading 6.0 and higher. This is the only copy of the title CGC has graded to date. The format of this title changed to horror beginning with this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $139. Sold for: $97.75.
5008 Amazing Detective #13 River City pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Joe Maneely covers, like this electrocution scene, defined the Atlas "look" of the early '50s but rare is the opportunity to find a Maneely cover in such nice condition. Overstreet lists this as a "scarce" issue and our offering is by far the best of only two copies of the issue that CGC has certified to date. Interior artists include Bill Everett, Fred Kida, and Joe Sinnott. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $162. Sold for: $120.75.
5009 Astonishing #38 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. What really happened to the man who didn't belong? Win this beautiful White Mountain copy and find out for yourself. This book has a wonderfully dramatic cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $120. Sold for: $109.25.
5010 Astonishing #8 (Atlas, 1952) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to Off-white pages. Russ Heath provides a cover that shows a hand holding a man underwater about to be attacked by lobsters with a group of skeletons watching from above. Also included in this issue are "The Hanging Terror", "The Finger" and "The Man-eater." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $99. Sold for: $96.00.
5011 Astonishing #18 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Classic Golden Age artist Bill Everett is the cover artist here; John Romita helps with interior art. This uncommonly nice example of pre-code Atlas horror barely misses being the finest copy of issue #18 that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $153. Sold for: $149.50.
5012 Astonishing #19 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. We keep telling you these pre-Code horror books are hard to find in high-grade and CGC bears us out with data on this issue. Our offering is one of only two copies of issue #19 that CGC has anointed at this grade and no other copy has graded higher than FN/VF 7.0. Russ Heath, whose comic book and magazine contributions began in 1946 and continued into the 1990s does the cover. Bernie Krigstein helps with interior art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $270. Sold for: $529.00.
5013 Astonishing #39 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This White Mountain copy is the only representative of issue #39 that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $120. Sold for: $258.75.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5014 Astonishing #60 White Mountain pedigree(Atlas, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Bill Everett draws a beautiful cover with a mad scientist turning dials and making a man in the foreground disappear. Interior artists include Forte, Shores and Al Williamson.This is a beautiful book with crisp, clear cover colors and off-white interior pages. Truly a great book for any Williamson or Everett collector. A great chance to own a White Mountain pedigree book at a reasonable price. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $77 and Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $135. Sold for: $126.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5015 Atlas Horror Lot (Atlas, 1950s). This is another excellent Atlas horror lot consisting of Spellbound #4 (CGC FN+ 6.5); Journey Into Unknown Worlds #16 (CGC FN+ 6.5), #30 (CGC FN/VF 7.0) and #57 (CGC VF- 7.5); and Uncanny Tales #18 (CGC VF- 7.5) . The Spellbound #4 is a classic Atlas horror cover depicting a woman with her severed head in her lap as she welcomes her husband home (this copy is also the from the Northford pedigree). The Journey into Unknown Worlds #30 is the Circle 8 pedigree copy. Approximate Overstreet 2002 value = $550. Sold for: $373.75.
5016 Blonde Phantom #16 (Timely, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Blonde Phantom comics helped define the term "headlights," but, that isn't the only reason to love this high-grade Timely. Inside is a Captain America story by Don Rico, making this issue the most in-demand of all Blonde Phantom issues. Harvey Kurtzman's "Hey Look" also appears in this classic Timely. Only two copies grade higher than this beauty according to CGC's census report. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1300. Not Sold.
5017 Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. If you could have only one comic book this classic would probably receive your consideration. The origin and first appearance of Captain America, Simon and Kirby's most famous creation is here, spearheaded by a terrific Hitler cover. Sidekick Bucky and arch-nemesis the Red Skull also make their respective comics debut in the issue which currently ranks number six among Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics. This is a solid copy but at a grade you might be able to procure at a bargain price. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $19,350. Sold for: $16,100.00.
5018 Captain America Comics #4 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG+ 4.5 Light tan to off-white pages. While the hypodermic needle edges ominously closer to piercing the hapless Bucky's skin, Cap bursts onto the scene none too soon for the impatient youth. Master Golden Age cover artist Alex Schomburg came up with this emotion-packed scene. In a twist, knowing that we might be tiring of his beautiful damsels in bondage, he gives us a monster in specially reinforced bondage. Bring back the babe! Simon and Kirby interior art. If you're searching for a high-grade copy of this early issue and think you'll pass on this solid mid-grade, be forewarned; CGC has certified just two copies of this issue with grades as high as VF 8.0. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $615; FN 6.0 value = $1,845. Sold for: $1,380.00.
5019 Captain America Comics #36 (Timely, 1944) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Overstreet denotes this Hitler cover by Syd Shores as "classic," and CGC would tell you it's not easy finding this issue in any grade. The professional preservation and grading service lists only four copies in its most up-to-date census with no copy grading out higher than VF/NM 9.0. Some stress at the single staple and one other spot along the spine seem to be all that preclude this copy from earning an VF 8.0 or even higher. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,763. Sold for: $2,702.50.
5020 Captain America Comics #52 Crowley pedigree (Timely, 1946) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Cap and Bucky are happy to be home after the rigors of the previous years, battling Axis powers all over the globe. Alex Schomburg's handiwork is shown off by a pedigree high-grade copy that's not too far off from being the nicest copy yet seen by CGC. Just one copy has earned a higher grade as of this writing. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795. Not Sold.
5021 Captain America Comics #78 (Atlas, 1954) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. After the original Golden Age run stalled in 1950, the title took a four-year hiatus, then came back for a very brief curtain call of three issues in 1954. This is the final issue and John Romita's cover has Cap and Bucky in step with the times, fighting Commies. The 1954 issues are surprisingly difficult to find in high grade, and at Very Fine minus our offering has earned the highest grade CGC has given to a copy of issue #78 to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $625. Sold for: $869.40.
5022 Daring Mystery Comics #5 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. Girls! Guns! Ghouls! Can the Falcon save a girl in bondage? This Timely cover begs that all-important question. Needless to say, this issue is difficult to find in any condition. Joe Simon art. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $300; FN 6.0 value = $900. Not Sold.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5023 Journey into Mystery #43 White Mountain pedigree (Marvel, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to White pages. Al Williamson and Mayo provide the interior art for this issue. The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books gives this comic a five rating, with between 200 and 1000 copies estimated to exist. As of this writing this is the second highest grade that CGC has awarded. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $140 and Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $192.00.
5024 Journey into Mystery #45 White Mountain pedigree (Marvel, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to White pages. Bill Everett provides the cover to this issue and Joe Orlando provides interior art. The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books gives this issue a five, which means that between 200 and 1,000 copies are estimated to exist. As of this writing, this is the second highest grade the CGC has awarded this book. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $123 and Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $220. Sold for: $155.25.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5025 Journey into Unknown Worlds #9 Spokane pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. One of the more bizarre covers we've reviewed goes uncredited in the Overstreet Price Guide and other consulted sources. Joe Sinnott and Mike Sekowsky contribute story art to this issue. This mid-grade copy is just a few stresses from earning a solid VF 8.0, but still manages to score the highest grade CGC has awarded to a copy of issue #9 to date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $192; VF 8.0 value = $398. Sold for: $230.00.
5026 Journey into Unknown Worlds #16 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1953) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Another example of how difficult it is to find pre-code horror in general, and Atlas pre-code horror, in particular; CGC has graded three copies of issue #16 and our offering bears the highest grade among the three. Joe Maneely contributes to the interior art in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $185. Sold for: $138.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5027 Journey into Unknown Worlds #57 (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Joe Orlando and Doxsee art are the highlights of this issue. There is a small tear in the upper right-hand corner. Mickey Mantle appears on the back cover in an ad for the Junior Sales Club of America. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $83. Sold for: $52.90.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5028 Junior Miss #26 Mile High pedigree (Timely, 1947) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. This issue of Junior Miss is a real gem. It's got a tough white cover that looks new but that's no surprise since this is a comic from the Mile High pedigree. It also features a really cute water-skiing cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $60. Sold for: $264.50.
5029 Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (Timely, 1939) CGC G+ 2.5 White pages. This second issue is the first one of this title as number one was titled, more simply, Marvel Comics. Regardless, Carl Burgos and Bill Everett render some incredible golden age Timely art inside. C.S. More draws an incredible cover of the Angel grabbing the landing gear of an enemy airplane as a horde of bombers rain destruction upon New York City (Note the Empire State Building getting toppled). This key issue also contains a 2-page retelling of the origin of the HUman Torch. This fabulous title would continue for some 90 more issues before undergoing another name change and lasting nearly 70 more issues making this one of Timely's/Atlas'/Marvel's longest lasting runs. While this title may not be the longest lasting, it is the most important as Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner would rage against Jap and Nazi hordes as they fleshed out their characters and careers. Furthermore, the incomparable Alex Schomburg rendered many of the covers with his incredible detail and undying devotion to action and bondage. This issue is the perfect one to add to your collection to help you on your way to finishing this marvelous run of Timely mayhem. While a CGC note states: "Cover detached," this issue is so rare that any copy is coveted. Even though this copy also has an Australian price sticker on the front cover, it has an otherwise pretty cover and great eye appeal. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $2,107. Sold for: $2,530.00.
5030 Marvel Mystery Comics #29 CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. (Timely, 1942). A great Schomburg bondage cover, complete with hooded fascists, little green monsters, a beautiful damsel in distress and (of course) the Human Torch arriving just in the nick of time. All the elements that made Timely golden age comics great are here! This example looks good for the grade; visible defects include 2 non-breaking cover creases at the upper right corner, a chip on the spine and sun shadows on the back cover. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $173; FN 6.0 value = $519. Sold for: $450.00.
5031 Marvel Mystery Comics #87 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Syd Shores does a convincing crime themed cover, shown off in brilliant, crisp colors by this copy; the second-nicest of the issue to be graded by CGC as of this writing. The issue featured the first Captain America and Golden Girl team-up. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $669; NM 9.4 value = $1,175. Sold for: $977.50.
5032 Marvel Mystery Comics #90 (Timely, 1949) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. This wild Timely cover has the Torch and Blonde Phantom battling the Giant of the Mountains. Inside highlights include Bill Everett art and the unmasking of the Blonde Phantom. This is one of the last superhero issues before the format changed to horror with issue #93. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $738. Sold for: $840.00.
5033 Marvel Tales #96 Diamond pedigree (Marvel, 1950) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. This spectacular Sid Shores cover features a buxom and leggy brunette reeling away from a monster in horror as he thaws out of a block of ice. Note that the foxy babe is shackled so she can not escape on this bondage cover. Atlas horror comics are often collected simply for the very cool covers, like this one. This Diamond pedigree copy is also the highest CGC graded copy to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $690. Not Sold.
5034 Marvel Tales #98 River City pedigree (Marvel, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0. This early pedigree issue of Marvel Tales is nothing short of gorgeous! The yellows are bright and the blacks are deep. It also contains artwork by both Everett and Krigstein. To round things out there is even an appearance of the Prince of Darkness, Satan himself. This is a very fresh looking copy of a beautiful book. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $720. Sold for: $575.00.
5035 Marvel Tales #99 River City pedigree (Marvel, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. This Near Mint copy has blazing colors like you wouldn't believe. This book literally looks like it just rolled off the stands. If you are into Marvel horror then you need at least one high grade beauty in your collection. How about this one? Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $690. Not Sold.
5036 Marvel Tales #100 River City pedigree (Marvel, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. This is one book that you just cannot pass up a chance at. Look at all it has going for it: it is a pedigree, it is a #100 (numbering continued from Marvel Mystery, no less) and it is just a downright beautiful book! What more can you ask for? Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $720. Sold for: $862.50.
5037 Marvel Tales #101 Spokane pedigree (Marvel, 1951) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. This Spokane copy is absolutely breathtaking! The yellows and reds on this cover are amazingly vivid with bright page quality. If you want just one representative pedigree book for your collection then this is the book for you. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $394. Sold for: $373.75.
5038 Marvel Tales #104 Spokane pedigree (Marvel) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. This copy has that fresh-from-the-stand look with luminous colors. Russ Heath did an incredible job on the cover. The best thing about this book is that it contains the story "Gateway to Horror" by the inimitable Basil Wolverton. If not for the slight transparency on the cover whites this book would have graded higher Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $556. Sold for: $690.00.
5039 Marvel Tales #107 Spokane pedigree (Marvel) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. "The Strangest Stories Ever Told." Well maybe not the strangest, but stories like "The Glass Eye!" and "The Thing in the Sewer!" were certainly strange enough. This issue, with Krigstein artwork, is a beautiful representative of the Spokane collection. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $560. Sold for: $805.00.
5040 Marvel Tales #111 Spokane pedigree (Marvel, 1953) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Fan favorite Bill Everett renders a stunning cover of a monster, a miner, and a boxcar full of skulls. One of the back up story insets on the cover features a bug- eyed martian in a kitchen complete with frying pan and rolling pin! Feel the horror and wrath from this image. This incredible copy has vibrant colors. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $232. Sold for: $517.50.
5041 Mystery Tales #1 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. This Atlas title lasted 54 issues over more than five years. Our pedigree copy compares very favorably with the highest grade yet assigned (VF/NM 9.0) by CGC to this premiere issue. Gene Colan, Joe Maneely, and Paul Reinman provide story art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $525. Sold for: $575.00.
5042 Mystery Tales #7 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1953) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Jerry Robinson provides art in this issue. Cover colors are bright and crisp. Another classic example of pre-Code horror, this is a great chance to own a White Mountain pedigree issue. CGC has only graded one copy higher than this one. The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books has this issue listed as a six, which makes it uncommon; meaning that only 50 to 200 copies are estimated to exist. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $214. Sold for: $161.00.
5043 Mystery Tales #28 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. An unreal copy of an issue that CGC has graded only once. Lots of black and other dark shades on the cover make this a stunning book to behold in high grade. Still quite affordable by Overstreet values. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $175. Sold for: $575.00.
5044 Mystery Tales #26 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. This fabulous Russ Heath cover features a bunch of unfortunates plunging seemingly forever to their doom as they fall into "The Tunnel to No-Where." This is the last pre-Code issue of this title. Atlas comics are well-known for their inventiveness and awesome coloring on their covers, as this cover shows. This stunning White Mountain pedigree copy features great gloss and rich colors. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $215. Sold for: $322.00.
5045 Mystery Tales #29 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. One of several high-grade pedigree copies of the title offered in our auction. No other copy of issue #29 has been submitted to CGC for certification to date. Bill Everett and Bob Powell provide interior art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $165. Not Sold.
5046 Mystery Tales #32 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Gerber indicates there are plenty of copies in existence of every issue of the title, but just try to find another in this high a grade. Here we present the only copy of this issue that CGC has graded to date. A beautiful book from a renowned pedigree. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $165. Sold for: $603.75.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5047 Mystery Tales #47 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1956) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Deep colors and an abundance of glossy finish make this copy stand out despite minor cumulative stresses, mostly along the spine. Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, and Bob Powell keep the story art at high-quality level. CGC has yet to grade a nicer copy of issue #47. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $110. Sold for: $103.50.
5048 Mystery Tales #49 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Long-time Timely/Atlas artist Bill Everett does the supernatural cover for this issue which also includes art by Ayers, Morisi, and Sale. Once again we have a high-grade pedigree copy of an issue that is CGC's only entry in its current census. This one might be yours at a very reasonable price as it seems undervalued in The Overstreet Price Guide. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $165. Sold for: $195.50.
5049 Mystery Tales #51 Circle 8 pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This issue features a number of "name" artists including Bill Everett on the cover and Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, and Joe Orlando working on interior stories. This is by far the nicest copy of issue #51 that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $110; NM 9.4 value = $185. Sold for: $115.00.
5050 Mystery Tales #52 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. John Severin sets the perfect dark, brooding mood on this cover with interior art by Ayers and Morisi. This is one of just four copies of issue #52 graded by CGC to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $99. Sold for: $126.50.
5051 Mystery Tales #53 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Cover artist Bill Everett was in his artistic prime when this issue appeared on the stands in 1957. His illustrious creations ran from 1939-1973. This is a really pretty copy that looks better than the assigned grade but is a quarter-grade shy of the highest grade CGC has given to a copy of issue #53. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $99; NM 9.4 value = $165. Sold for: $126.50.
5052 Mystery Tales #54 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. A wonderfully dark, moody cover by the esteemed Unknown Artist (at least uncredited in our usually reliable sources) matches the logo perfectly. Reed Crandall and Sid Check provide story art. At this writing the White Mountain pedigree is the only copy of issue #54 to have been graded by CGC. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $105. Sold for: $126.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5053 Mystic #11 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Timely/Atlas loved the logo so much that the title enjoyed three different runs, the last ran the longest at 61 issues over six years. This issue featured art from Myron Fass and John Romita. CGC hasn't reviewed another copy of issue #11 as of this date. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $87; VF 8.0 value = $153. Sold for: $126.50.
5054 Mystic #37 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1955) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. "I'm telling you, man, the footprint was bigger 'n two Fords!" The obliging officer drove his '55 Ford cruiser to verify the story and sure enough... well, check it out on our website to see for yourself! Gene Colan and Mort Lawrence contributed art in this issue. The best copy of issue #37 to be graded by CGC to date comes courtesy of the respected White Mountain pedigree. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $105. Sold for: $149.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5055 Mystic #50 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1956) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The third incarnation of the title survived the advent of the Comics Code Authority, running 24 more issues before going the way of most Atlas titles that started before Dr. Wertham had his way with censorship. This is the only copy of issue #50 that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $105. Sold for: $126.50.
5056 Mystic #55 Circle 8 pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Bill Everett's cover gives previews of all four stories in this issue. Bob Powell contributes story art. This high-grade prize is a quarter-grade shy of the nicest copy of issue #55 that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $175. Sold for: $138.00.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5057 Mystical Tales #2 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1956) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. A typically eye-catching cover by Bill Everett headlines this issue, which also features story art from heavyweights Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, and Dave Berg; the latter better know for his later association with Mad. So far CGC hasn't certified another copy of issue #2. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $142. Sold for: $138.00.
5058 Mystical Tales #5 Circle 8 pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This striking cover is typical of the Atlas horror line during this time period; a simple and yet intriguing cover calling to the viewer to buy it. This fantastic issue also contains a four page story with Al Williamson art. This Circle 8 pedigree copy is the highest CGC graded copy to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $153. Sold for: $161.00.
5059 Mystic Comics #3 (Timely, 1940) CGC G+ 2.5 Off-white pages. This great cover by Timely's master cover artist Alex Schomburg explores one of the many ways in which a beautiful blonde could be tortured, and must have turned many heads when it appeared on the newsstand in 1940. CGC notes "Small piece of tape on 1st page." This book also contains the origin of Hercules. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $300. Sold for: $360.00.
5060 Mystic Comics #1 (Timely, 1944) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. Syd Shores brews a tasty concoction of the Angel, beauty-in-bondage, and Nazi torture on the cover of the first issue of the title; that is, the first issue of the second volume of the title. There would be a third version in the fifties but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Gerber rates this an "uncommon" issue and it's quite difficult to find in a much nicer grade than our offering. CGC has given out a grade better of than FN 7.0 to only one other copy as of this writing. Golden Age Timely cool. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $227; FN 6.0 value = $681. Sold for: $402.50.
5061 Spellbound #1 (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Our first impression of this book was, "Hey, it looks like a VF/NM 9.0! Huh?" Well... yeah, but closer inspection finds the tiniest of a corner piece out of the lower right front, two folds on the back cover and one more on the front, and an impact dent at the upper right back cover; hence CGC's determination that VF- 7.5 is the correct grade to assign. That's still darn good for most pre-Code horror titles, and makes our offering the highest graded copy of five issues that CGC has certified to date of issue #1. Sol Brodsky cover with Jerry Robinson art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $398. From the collection of Bobby Harmon. Sold for: $414.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5062 Strange Stories of Suspense #14 Circle 8 pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Another Bill Everett horror cover with a man cowering in a corner as a trunk is opened from the inside and a body begins to emerge. Al Williamson provides art for the interior. As of this writing, this is the second highest grade CGC has awarded. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $121. Sold for: $103.50.
5063 Strange Stories of Suspense #14 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Bill Everett uses liberal doses of many shades of red for this striking cover and the colors look fresh beyond the assigned grade. Interior art from Al Williamson is a bonus. This is one of just two copies of the issue that CGC has graded to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $121. Sold for: $97.75.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5064 Sub-Mariner Comics #11 (Timely, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg gives his own version of "yanking victory from the jaws of defeat" in one delectable cover smorgasbord of indefatigable superhero, monster, pretty lady-in-need, and hooded villain-in-need-of-thrashing. It's not just us; Overstreet calls it a classic! Wonderful colors abound on the cover of this highest graded copy of issue #11 certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,307. Sold for: $1,897.50.
5065 Sub-Mariner Comics #18 (Timely, 1945). CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white to pages. No one can execute these Timely covers like Alex Schomburg and no one can stop underwater crime like the Sub-Mariner. Here is a great green bannered cover with plenty of action as even the sharks get in on the fight. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $795; NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Not Sold.
5066 Uncanny Tales #3 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1952) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This is one of the few Atlas titles that managed to bridge the pre-Code/post-Code chasm that devoured so many titles even publishers, of the horror/supernatural genre. Sol Brodsky created this cover and most of the other early issue covers. Jerry Robinson, the long-time DC artist, contributed interior art. At this writing only one other copy of issue #3 appears in CGC's census and it isn't as nice as our pedigree offering. With a few exceptions (notably the Gaines File copies of E.C. titles), it's hard to find pre-Code horror in as nice a condition as this. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $240; NM 9.4 value = $420. Sold for: $345.00.
5067 Uncanny Tales #27 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1954) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Sensational haunted house cover by... ? Wish we could tell you! Overstreet does clue us in that interior art includes work by Ross Andru and Mort Lawrence. The grade here is close to the highest (VF+ 8.5) CGC has awarded to a copy of the issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $130. Sold for: $126.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5068 Uncanny Tales #54 Circle 8 pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Bernie Krigstein provides art in this issue. The cover depicts a man who is about to be crushed as the floor above comes crashing down. Beautiful cover colors and white interior pages highlight this copy. This is the second best copy that CGC has graded. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $94; NM 9.4 value = $160. Sold for: $115.00.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5069 U.S.A. Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Jack Kirby had created his most famous red, white, and blue clad superhero, Captain America, earlier in the year and Cap would appear in this title beginning with issue #6. In this premiere issue the star of the Simon and Kirby cover is another super-patriot, the Defender, who rushes to save a bound Allied officer from scalding with a lava-like substance by monstrous Nazis. Kirby's depiction of Nazis was particularly opinionated given that America was still months from entering the war when this comic was published. This is one of the major Timely issues from the early years of the Golden Age of comics. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $3,214; VF 8.0 value = $7,500. Sold for: $2,760.00.
5070 U.S.A Comics #3 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG 4.0 Tan to off-white pages. This cover represents no circus like any I've ever been to. Not only is there the torture spike wheel and buzzsaw slicing device about to be used on a helpless victim, the prolific carnival gypsy also has a crystal ball that allows him to view the Allies' wartime plans. Lucky that Captain Terror shows up to save the day on this busy Simon and Kirby cover. Stan Lee authored the story. Overstreet GD 2.0 value = $291; FN 6.0 value $873. Sold for: $460.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5071 World of Mystery #5 Circle 8 pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Orlando and Dick Ayers highlight the artists for this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $105. Sold for: $97.75.
5072 World of Mystery #5 White Mountain pedigree (Atlas, 1957) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The colors and gloss of both the front and back covers look typically pedigree-copy quality and only a few defects at the outer edges hold this below high-grade. Interior art includes contributions from Joe Orlando and Dick Ayers. This should be a bargain for the right bidder. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $105. Sold for: $92.00.
5073 Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. "And so a legend is born, and a new name is added to the roster of those who make the world of fantasy the most exciting realm of all!" -- Stan Lee Stan's hyperbole strays little from the truth as Spider-Man debuts and reveals his origin in this Jack Kirby/Steve Ditko/Stan Lee classic. Because of the continued popularity of Spider-Man, and the difficulty of finding this comic in the highest grades, Amazing Fantasy #15 has become the preeminent Silver Age comic. This is an outstanding copy, which has the sharp corners and the "look" you would expect of a 9.4. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there are five copies grading 9.4 and one grading 9.6. It sounds like there's not nearly enough high-grade copies to go around, so don't be a timid teen like Parker. But toss a web around it like Spidey. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $42,000. Sold for: $86,250.00.
5074 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. This is simply a superb copy of the very first edition of Spider-Man in his own title. Next to Amazing Fantasy #15, this is the second-most-demanded Silver Age comic. This is the first Fantastic Four crossover into another title, as Spider-Man tries to join their group. The cover is by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, but interior art is all by Spider-Man's co-creator, Steve Ditko. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is one copy in 9.8, and this copy is tied with one other for the second-highest grade. You've seen the movie; here's your chance to own one of the finest comics on the planet! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $28,000. Sold for: $92,000.00.
5075 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages.The Fantastic Four look on in amazement as Spider-Man makes his second appearance in the premiere issue of his own title. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko worked on this cover together, and Ditko handled all of the interior artwork. Two of Spidey's long time foils -- the Chameleon and J. Jonah Jameson -- make their first appearances here. With the enormous popularity of the movie, and another one in the works, this book has nowhere to go but up. This is a solid mid-grade copy with no "Marvel chipping." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $2400. Sold for: $2,880.00.
5076 The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This is undoubtedly one of the most difficult of the early Amazing Spider-Man issues to find in grade, and this copy is a nice one that ranks among the top 10% of the copies CGC has seen to date. Seems like each early issue of this title introduced a new villain who immediately attained classic status. Here, in the second issue, the Vulture makes his auspicious debut, and Spidey was in for years of recurring battles with the strange foe. The Terrible Tinkerer also makes his first appearance. Steve Ditko raised the bar for cover excellence with this classic. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2250; NM 9.4 value = $4500. Sold for: $2,300.00.
5077 The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. There are even fewer high-grade copies of issue #3 than issue #1 of The Amazing Spider-Man, and this is certainly one of the finest copies, with its great colors and condition. This issue contains the first appearance of Doc Octopus, and was drawn by sturdy Steve Ditko. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is only one higher-graded copy in 9.6. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,200. Sold for: $17,250.00.
5078 The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Yet another classic Spidey villain is introduced in this great early issue -- good ole Doc Ock. With nearly 230 copies graded by CGC, only 13 grade higher than this one and most of those are locked up in personal collections. Features an early Human Torch appearance, and the first full-length Spidey story. Spider-Man pin-up by Ditko. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3200. Sold for: $4,945.00.
5079 The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. This issue has the only multi-panelled cover in the run, and features the origin and first appearance of Sandman by Ditko. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is no higher-graded copy than this tight, attractive 9.4. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,650. Not Sold.
5080 The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. This classic from the "House of Ideas" features the first appearance of Sandman, and also introduces us to everyone's favorite heart-throb Betty Brant. Here is a nice, solid, conservatively graded copy. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $468. Sold for: $517.50.
5081 The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. The baddest of the bad -- Doctor Doom -- makes an appearance in this early Spider-Man issue. This copy has very vivid cover colors and is highly attractive for the assigned grade. Cover and art by Steve Ditko. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $138; FN 6.0 value = $414. Sold for: $287.50.
5082 The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. One of the classic early Spidey covers by Steve Ditko spotlights the first appearance of the Lizard. Only a small percentage of all copies of this issue reviewed to date by CGC of the issue have earned higher grades. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,000. Not Sold.
5083 The Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Here's a scorching copy of an early Spidey, with a blinding yellow front cover background. Ditko and Kirby serve up a Spidey/Fantastic Four backup story. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Not Sold.
5084 The Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Pssst...so you want to obtain a nice, high-grade copy of Spidey #8 without paying eight times Guide? Here is a gem that will fit right into your run and you budget. This fresh copy has off-white to white pages and superb gloss, with just a little bit of spine stress. It also contains a Spider-Man/Fantastic Four back-up story by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,300. Sold for: $1,150.00.
5085 The Amazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. New super-villains were being introduced with nearly every issue of these early Spideys. This issue features the first appearance of Electro. Conservatively graded; beauty appears to be just a spine fleck away from Near Mint. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,400. Not Sold.
5086 The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Big Man and the Enforcers join up to try and beat the snot of our boy, Parker. To see how it all turns out, you'll need to buy this knock-out copy. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is no higher-graded copy. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,200. Sold for: $9,660.00.
5087 The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Offered here is a very clean, high-grade copy of this 10th issue from Spidey's main title. Features the first appearance of Big Man and the Enforcers (perhaps the only members of Spidey's Rogues Gallery who haven't become household names). Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $690. Sold for: $691.15.
5088 The Amazing Spider-Man #12 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. This has just a few subtle technical flaws which keep it from receiving a higher grade, but it is still an impressive copy of this early Spider-Man. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there are three higher-graded copies. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $700. Sold for: $2,990.00.
5089 The Amazing Spider-Man #12 Diamond pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Doctor Octopus unmasks the web-slinger on this bright yellow cover. Note Ditko's brilliant ability to draw the surprised looks of the onlookers. This stunning copy has great eye-appeal. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $700. Sold for: $1,322.50.
5090 The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. As one of the hottest books on the planet, no Spider-Man collection is complete without a copy of this classic which introduces us to the Green Goblin. The cover colors on this one are nice and bright. The Incredible Hulk also makes an appearance, giving us all yet another reason to own a copy. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1300 Sold for: $1,552.50.
5091 The Amazing Spider-Man #15 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Even after creating such a great group of villains for Spider-Man, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko were still able to come up with a brand-new concept with the debut of Kraven the Hunter. This particular copy is extremely tightly graded, and, even after the most careful inspection, it looks as good as many of the 9.6s in this run. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there are only two higher-graded copies in 9.6. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $900. Not Sold.
5092 The Amazing Spider-Man #18 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. The Sandman's back, Ned Leeds makes his first appearance, and the Fantastic Four cross over. But the most incredible thing about this comic book is its near-perfect condition. CGC hasn't awarded a higher grade to date for this issue. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $550. Sold for: $3,450.00.
5093 The Amazing Spider-Man #19 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Wow, a Near Mint Silver Age issue of Amazing Spider-Man, what more could you possibly want? This one is bright and clean, without a hint of soiling or tanning on its white cover. The classic cover of Spidey swinging into action is one of the best, and it gives a good hint of what's to come on the inside, with shots of the Human Torch, Sandman, and the Enforcers. Only a handful of copies have yet received a higher grade from CGC, so don't miss out on this one. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $450. Not Sold.
5095 The Amazing Spider-Man #20 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Time after time, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko kept topping themselves with new villains (e.g., the Scorpion, starting in this issue). This gorgeous lime-green copy has all of the attributes (and more) that you would expect of a strong 9.6. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is no higher-graded copy. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $625. Sold for: $4,600.00.
5096 Amazing Spider-Man #20 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. The Scorpion makes his comics debut in this issue, adding to the growing list of oddball nemeses that Stan Lee and Steve Ditko were so adept at creating. This is an impressive copy that CGC had to review twice before deciding to add the Minus to a Near Mint grading assessment. And while Near Mint Minus copies of most Silver Age titles can be found, less than eight percent of all copies of issue #20 to be certified by CGC thus far have earned higher grades. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $625. Not Sold.
5097 The Amazing Spider-Man #23 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Third time's a charm for Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, as the Green Goblin charges back, in "The Goblin and the Gangsters." Only the most miniscule defects separate this from an even higher grade. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is no higher-graded copy. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $525. Sold for: $5,635.00.
5098 Amazing Spider-Man #25 (Marvel, 1965) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. One of the most important comics of the Marvel age, this book has the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson. Of the nearly 200 copies graded by CGC this copy is in the top ten percent. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $375. Sold for: $460.00.
5099 The Amazing Spider-Man #27 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. This has to be one of the all-time great Marvel story titles: "Bring Back My Goblin to Me." These dark covers are tough to find looking this nice, and about the only bad thing we could say about this book is that it has two small spine stresses, which must have been just enough to bump it out of 9.6. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there are only four higher-graded copies in 9.6. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $400. Sold for: $1,495.00.
5100 The Amazing Spider-Man #27 (Marvel, 1965) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. The Green Goblin makes an appearance here, automatically putting this book on many collector's want lists. This is an extremely attractive copy that appears to be very conservatively graded. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $222; NM 9.4 value = $400. Sold for: $281.75.
5101 The Amazing Spider-Man #30 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. There is a terrific Ditko night scene on this high-end NM copy of issue #30. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there are only three higher-graded copies in 9.6. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $1,035.00.
5102 The Amazing Spider-Man #33 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. This issue starts with a grim cover by Steve Ditko foretelling another Doctor Octopus encounter on the interior. It's nigh impossible to find fault with this sensational copy. Out of nearly 200 copies graded to date by CGC, just four other copies have outgraded this one. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $805.00.
5104 The Amazing Spider-Man #36 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This issue has Spidey as you like him: in college, in trouble, and in action! And this copy is just the way a collector would like it, with almost nothing to complain about, except a slightly impacted upper staple. According to the CGC census as of this writing, there is only one higher-graded copy in 9.6. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $920.00.
5105 The Amazing Spider-Man #38 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The final Steve Ditko issue of ASM is the atypical, "Just a Guy Named Joe!" Jazzy John Romita would assume the art chores on the next issue, and make his own mark on the amazing Web-Head. This classic issue features the second appearance of Mary Jane Watson in a cameo, her face again not shown. This is an exceptional, high-grade copy, with only minor overall wear. Good color and no "Marvel chipping." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $747.50.
5106 The Amazing Spider-Man #45 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. This classic cover features everyone's favorite reptilian scientist, the Lizard, beautifully rendered by Silver Age great, John Romita, Sr. The shockingly brilliant colors, astonishingly sharp corners, and nearly perfect spine will truly tantalize your senses. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $150. Sold for: $920.00.
5107 The Amazing Spider-Man #46 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Another shocking Shocker cover by Jazzy Johnny Romita to truly tantalize your eyes. There is a tiny nick on the bottom right corner of the front cover of this true beauty. Incredible gloss, a terrific spine, and an amazingly flat surface are just a few of the attributes that will make this a fine addition to your collection. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $150. Sold for: $747.50.
5108 The Amazing Spider-Man #47 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. There are five Spideys set to fight Kraven on this classic cover; oh wait a minute, it's just five pictures of our hero, sorry. This is another classic Silver Age book from the high-grade collection we are offering. It is beautiful in every possible way: gloss, spine, corners, and surface. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $150. Sold for: $805.00.
5109 The Amazing Spider-Man #50 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Over recent years this issue continues to grow in stature and demand. The stunning cover by John Romita, perhaps his best ever, is a big reason. Then there's the first appearance of the Kingpin. And, it seems harder to find this issue in Near Mint than other books from the same period. Of the hundreds of copies of issue #50 that CGC has graded to date, only about 5% have managed higher grades than our offering. Definitely a book still on the rise, better grab your high-grade now! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $575. Not Sold.
5110 The Amazing Spider-Man #51 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. John Romita's cover has the Kingpin, in his second comics appearance, bringing Spidey to his knees. Is it wrong that we secretly liked seeing our anti-hero in that position, just because we knew the payback would be glorious? This is a sparkling copy, currently outgraded by just three other copies of issue #51 in CGC's latest census data. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $230. Sold for: $862.50.
5111 Amazing Spider-Man #64 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. One of Romita's best covers has the Web-Slinger and the Vulture high-flyin' over the city, depicted in stark black and white contrast to the colorful combatants. The issue may not be that difficult to find, but at 9.4, a relatively small percentage of copies of issue #64 have been graded higher by CGC. And Spidey issues remain white-hot in demand. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $218.50.
5112 Amazing Spider-Man #66 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. One of Spidey's weirder nemeses had to be Mysterio, first encountered in issue #13. John Romita's striking cover gives the foe full star treatment, but we know our hero will cut him down to size just before the inside story's "The End". More difficult than many issues of this period to find in this grade, owing to the predominance of white on the front cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $299.00.
5113 Amazing Spider-Man #67 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. After Steve Ditko's classic work on the first few years of the title's run, John Romita quickly began creating some classic work of his own, like this eye-catching cover from 1968. Randy Robertson makes his first appearance in this issue. A Spidey "Near Mint" has a certain ring, don't you think? And white pages! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $322.00.
5114 The Amazing Spider-Man #76 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. This exceptional copy has been given the highest CGC grade to date. Deep colors, square corners, and super-tight spine, showcase the classic cover by John Romita. The Lizard is one of coolest characters to come out of the Amazing Spider-Man title. Doctor Connors was as angst-ridden as Peter Parker, making him a perfect adversary for Spider-Man. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $60. Sold for: $661.25.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
5115 The Amazing Spider-Man #117 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. This is a great-looking copy, with really vibrant colors and lots of gloss, enhancing a cover by John Romita. The tight spine and sharp corners will make this a nice addition to any collection. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $45. Sold for: $132.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5116 The Avengers #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Only two copies have been graded higher by CGC than this beauty -- and good luck getting the proud owners of those to part with them! The colors on this copy are outstanding, and you may never encounter a nicer copy. This book features the early team of Thor, Giant-Man, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $875. Sold for: $4,140.00.
5117 The Avengers #3 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Original member, the Hulk, had just left the group in the previous issue; now he's teaming up with that notorious malcontent, the Sub-Mariner to combat his old pals. It's a classic example of what happens when you hang out with the wrong element. Spider-Man makes an appearance, and Jack Kirby draws the pictures inside and out, the way we like it! You really have to look closely to figure out why this sparkling copy didn't rate a higher grade. Let's just say it has been graded conservatively, which should work to your advantage in keeping the bidding at a more reasonable level. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $293. Sold for: $488.75.
5118 The Avengers #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. In little more than two years, Marvel had brought back two of its biggest Golden Age stars, the Human Torch (albeit a greatly modified version) and the Sub-Mariner, and introduced scads of new superheroes and super-villains. So what was holding up the revival of the greatest of all Timely superheroes? Any consternation in that question was quickly forgotten when this blockbuster Jack Kirby cover hit the stands with Captain America making his first Silver Age appearance. At this writing, CGC reports nearly 300 copies of this milestone issue have been certified, but only four copies have earned higher grades than our offering. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,300. Sold for: $5,865.00.
5119 The Avengers #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. The saga of Captain America had finally come full circle in the sense that his creator, Jack Kirby, who left the original Golden Age title after ten issues, was back drawing his creation after a 22-year interruption. This is the first Silver Age appearance of Cap, and one of the most sought-after issues among all Marvel Age books. Based on collectors' demands in recent years, Issue #4 seems to be on a path to eventually overtake the first issue of this title in value. And high-grade copies such as this will always be red hot. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,300. Sold for: $1,495.00.
5120 The Avengers #11 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Spider-Man makes one of his very early cross-overs in this issue, duking it out with the Avengers. This copy has a bright, fresh quality to it, exhibiting barely enough edge wear to keep if out of the NM 9.4 range. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $275. Not Sold.
5121 The Avengers #20 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. A signature Jack Kirby cover is backed by interior work by Don Heck and Wally Wood. It just doesn't get much better than this trio of Golden/Silver Age artistry! And it just doesn't get much better than this copy! Grab it now or kick yourself later. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Not Sold.
5122 The Avengers #24 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kirby again shows why he's "King" on this actionfest cover that seems to reel with motion. Heck and Ayers work the interior. There are quite a few high-grade copies of this issue in circulation, but why delay getting your copy when it would be hard to improve upon this beauty? Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $60. Sold for: $178.25.
5123 Captain America #100 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Cap gets his own title back after appearing in Tales of Suspense for many years. Every bit the 9.4 assigned by CGC, this one could easily be mistaken for a 9.6. This incredible copy would be the star of any Marvel Captain America run. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $500. Sold for: $977.50.
5124 Captain America #102 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Now here is a true gem of a book. Collectors know just how difficult it is to find a Silver Age Marvel in NM+ condition, but combined with a white cover, that is a rare bird indeed. This incredibly white cover by Jack Kirby combines all the elements that one looks for in an outstanding book. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $60. Sold for: $316.25.
5125 Captain America #109 Boston pedigree (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. When a true key issue in such high grade shows up, the serious collector must act! This white cover exhibits none of the halo effect that is often found on these incredibly tough white covers. With wonderful Kirby artwork, and the origin of Captain America, combined with all these other attributes, this is a book to be chased. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $379.50.
5126 Captain America #109 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Cap comes busting through the headlines on this classic Kirby cover! This white cover book is extremely difficult to find in grade. Features a retelling of Cap's origin. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Not Sold.
5127 Daredevil Annual 1 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Gene Colan, responsible for the cover and interior art on this issue, had begun working on the everyman superhero with issue #20, and would do almost every issue through #100. Fans are absolutely thrilled that he kept the assignment. His work on the title and his subsequent long tenure on Tomb of Dracula are arguably his finest in a career that began in 1944. Only three copies of the first annual have been able to squeeze a higher grade from CGC to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $50. Sold for: $299.00.
5128 Daredevil #14 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. John Romita's yellow background makes this cover shine; or is it the Near Mint condition? It's both! This Marvel Silver Age title remains a bargain compared to some of its compadre titles of the period. Take advantage of the anomaly while it lasts! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $85. Sold for: $281.75.
5129 Daredevil #18 Green River pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Just a few copies of this issue have managed a grade of 9.6 from CGC, and this one is not far behind. John Romita, who handles both the cover and interior art on this issue, began his Marvel career on this title, and would soon take over The Amazing Spider-Man. Featured in this issue are the origin and first appearance of the Gladiator. CGC notes, "Date stamp on cover." It's neat, light, small, and unobtrusive to the cover. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $75. Sold for: $287.50.
5130 Daredevil #18 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The origin and first appearance of the Gladiator headlines this issue, drawn inside and out by John Romita. Just a few copies of this issue have earned higher grades from CGC. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $75. Sold for: $230.00.
5131 Daredevil #30 Northland pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Early issues of this title remain exceptional values compared to some of the other Marvel Silver Age titles. Underrated Gene Colan provided quality art for most of the first 125 issues. Thor makes an appearance in this issue, along with super-villains, Mr. Hyde and the Lizard. Just three copies, at 9.6, have managed to beat the grade of this copy in CGC's current census. Perhaps even more rare is the quality of the pages herein. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $42. Sold for: $235.75.
5132 Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kirby, already a legend thanks primarily to his work on such Golden Age characters as Captain America, Sandman, Manhunter, Boy Commandos, and the Newsboy Legion teamed up with long-time Timely/Atlas/Marvel editor, Stan Lee, a legend in his own right, to shake the comic world with this issue. The Marvel Age of comics was born! DC may have had a five-year head start in the Silver Age, but with this and other comic books that would soon follow Marvel would make up ground in a hurry. This is the Marvel that started it all, some nine months before Amazing Fantasy #15 introduced the Amazing Spider-Man. This book is harder to find in high-grade than most other Marvel Silver Age superhero premiere issues. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $8,800. Sold for: $12,650.00.
5133 Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. This issue is the legendary first appearance of the FF, the first Marvel super-team (patterned, Stan Lee freely admits, after the success of DC's Justice League of America). The FF in turn gave birth to the Marvel Age, with Jack Kirby's dynamic artwork setting the stage for an onslaught of angst-ridden superheroes that would delight several generations of Marvel mavens. This is a nice mid-grade copy for the collector on a budget; this copy presents very nicely for the grade, with sharp colors and excellent clarity. CGC notes "Rusted staples." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $2,400. Sold for: $2,300.00.
5135 Fantastic Four #5 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. One of the great villains of the Marvel Age, namely Victor Von Doom himself, debuts in this pulse-pounding early issue of FF. This is a nice-looking mid-grade copy of this classic issue, with moderate spine wear, but good color and absolutely no "Marvel chipping." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $700. Sold for: $805.00.
5136 Fantastic Four #6 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Apparently the engravers who colored the Marvel covers of the early '60s rarely paid much attention to what had been done on the interior of the book -- how else to explain Sub-Mariner's red swimming trunks and Doctor Doom's green armor on the cover of this early Fantastic Four classic? Errant hues aside, it's easy to "Marvel" at this impressive copy of Fantastic Four #6, which features the very first Marvel super-villain team-up, as well as being Subby's second Silver Age appearance. A bit of edge wear seems to be the only thing knocking this beauty out of Near Mint territory, as it features supple colors and a very crisp appearance. Early Fantastic Four issues are always in demand, and this would be a fine addition to any collection of "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine." Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,113. Sold for: $948.75.
5137 Fantastic Four #6 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. This marvelous master of Marvel mayhem features Marvel's first Silver Age super-villain team-up as the underwater villain, Sub-Mariner, and that nefarious creep from Latvia, Dr. Doom, attempt to try to destroy the Fantastic Four. Jack Kirby does the art chores on this issue which includes the Sub-Mariner's second Silver Age appearance. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $393; VF 8.0 value = $1,113. Sold for: $603.75.
5138 Fantastic Four #16 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Ant-Man makes his first cross-over in this issue, which also finds Doctor Doom coming to call on the Fantastic Four. This is a sharp copy that many would grade higher than CGC's assignment. It is within a half-grade of the best copy of issue #16 currently listed in CGC's census. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $375. Sold for: $632.50.
5139 Fantastic Four #24 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. From the "monster" covers of the late 50s to the early Marvel Age years of this title, Jack Kirby had come full circle back to the superhero format that he had helped define in the Golden Age's early years. In the late '50s to early '60s alone, the "King" had quite a run, extending a legacy that none can match for the combination of longevity, proclivity, style, and influence. In his fourth decade of work he began his longest stint on any one title, and this is just one of many brilliant covers that ensued. CGC notes, "'read' written on 1st page in pen." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $200. Sold for: $276.00.
5140 Fantastic Four #30 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Here is one of the world's greatest copies of the "World's Greatest Comic Magazine." This FF issue has the first appearance of Diablo, and great Kirby art. This would be a wonderful addition to any high-grade Silver Age collection. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $125. Sold for: $1,035.00.
5141 Fantastic Four #35 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Dragon Man causes a calamity on campus in this, his first appearance. This fantastic copy is immaculate. Jack Kirby and Chic Stone art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $125. Sold for: $690.00.
5142 Fantastic Four #35 (Marvel, 1965) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Sensational Kirby cover featuring one of his signature monsters battling the Fantastic Four. It's the first appearance of Dragon Man! High-grade early Marvels have been in great demand, but at "only" Very Fine/Near Mint, this one could slide to you relatively painlessly. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $125. Sold for: $149.50.
5143 Fantastic Four #38 (Marvel, 1965) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby's cover blares "Defeated by the Frightful Four!", but the last time we checked, this title ran nearly 400 more issues and still starred the Fantastic Four, so we're thinking that the super foursome came back from the jaws of this issue #38 defeat. CGC notes, "Date stamp on cover." Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $125. Sold for: $115.00.
5144 Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. For sheer historical significance, both to the title specifically and to the Marvel Universe in general, this issue should be valued below only a few other Marvel issues. Recent demand for the issue indicates growing agreement among collectors, although the book continues to be relatively undervalued in Overstreet. The Silver Surfer and Galactus make their first appearances, and with the Watcher guest-appearing as well, this is one star-studded issue, introducing one of the great story lines in comic book history. According to CGC's most recent census, this magnificent copy has been surpassed by very few, and by only a quarter-grade. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,250. Sold for: $2,357.50.
5145 Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. One of the great epics of the Marvel Silver Age begins in this issue, with the Silver Surfer and Galactus making their debut, as the world-eater arrives to make Earth the latest in his long line of conquests. Lee and Kirby were at their very best with this full-blooded material, and the King pulls out all the stops. This is a very clean high-grade copy with good color and very little wear. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $663. Sold for: $420.00.
5146 Fantastic Four #49 (Marvel, 1966) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. "If this be doomsday," then sign me up for this book! The second appearance of Silver Surfer has proven to be much more difficult to locate in grade than his first appearance, mainly because of the black background on the cover. This is a really beautiful copy, that missed getting a higher grade by just a whisker. Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $340. Not Sold.
5147 Fantastic Four #57 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Classic Marvel Age storyline has Doctor Doom stealing the Silver Surfer's powers in this the first of a four-issue series. Joe Sinnott inks Jack Kirby's pencils as no other. And, CGC has yet to assign a higher grade for a copy of issue #57. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $85. Sold for: $1,035.00.
5148 Fantastic Four #72 Oakland pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. One of the all-time best storylines had begun with issue #48, when Galactus and the Silver Surfer made their first comics appearance. This period also occasioned some of the most inspired artwork in Jack Kirby's long and illustrious career, with inking by Joe Sinnott. The Surfer appears in this issue just prior to the issuance of Silver Surfer #1. Only six copies of this issue have earned the slightly higher 9.6 grade. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $65. Not Sold.
5149 The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Ol' Greyskin (soon to be Ol' Greenskin, starting with issue #2) debuts in this, the second title of the new Marvel Age of Comics, fast on the heels of the Fantastic Four. Penned by Lee and pencilled by Kirby, this "incredible" book lasted a mere six issues before the Hulkster was cancelled, eventually finding himself in Tales to Astonish for a lengthy run. Man or monster... or is he both? It all started here. The Incredible Hulk #1 is traditionally one of the toughest Marvel keys to find in high-grade, which makes this gorgeous Very Fine Plus copy a rare find. While it displays some minor edge wear, this copy retains a stunningly fresh appearance, the deep-blue background as pure as the day it was printed. With a big-budget Hollywood adaptation on the horizon, this coveted key cannot help but increase in value, making this a perfect time to acquire this high-grade beauty. Bid now, or Hulk smash! Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $6,000. Sold for: $14,375.00.
5150 The Incredible Hulk #3 Massachusetts pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The Hulk's gone berserk, but is that a bad thing? After all, it's only the third issue of his comic and the cover blurb informs us that he's already "the most exciting original character in comics!" The intriguing suggestion of a flying Hulk probably sold a few extra copies of this book. Early Marvels had the self-promotion aspect down pat! This comic is very clean, flat, colorful and glossy; visible defects include corner creases on the open edge and a few lines of spine stress. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1062. Sold for: $1,006.25.
5151 The Incredible Hulk #4 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Only two copies of this book have been graded higher by CGC to date -- these don't grow on trees! This is a beautiful copy of this book and is worthy of a place in the finest collections. Don't make Hulk angry...bid on this book. Jack Kirby art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1800. Sold for: $2,875.00.
5152 The Incredible Hulk #5 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. This cool Jack Kirby cover warns readers that the Hulk is "More powerful! More Dangerous! And more uncontrollable than ever before!!" But Tyrannus the Mighty must not know that since he's ordering his puny minions to slay the Hulk. Such impunity! He'll soon learn the error of his ways. This beautiful copy has light spine stress and is brightly colorful with sharp corners and clean edges. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1800. Not Sold.
5153 The Incredible Hulk #6 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. The last issue of Ol' Greenskin's first series with its fantastic Ditko cover is a fan favorite for its superb composition and masterful execution. The all-Ditko interior art is a real treat, and this issue introduces the Teen Brigade. Collectors know these early issues of The Incredible Hulk are hard to find in high-grade; this beauty has excellent page quality, razor-sharp corners, and a smooth, tight spine with very few stress lines. According to CGC's population report, there are two other 9.6s, and none graded higher. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2650. Sold for: $12,650.00.
5154 Iron Man #1 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Iron Man's origin is retold in this fantastic first issue which continues where Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 left off. CGC notes: "Date stamp on cover." If that's all they can find wrong with it, then sign me up! This copy has incredibly vibrant, deep, rich colors. Wow! Gene Colan art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $550. Sold for: $1,092.50.
5155 Iron Man #2 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. They just don't get much better than this. Look at the colors...look at the gloss...look at the spine...look at the corners...this book is -- Invincible! Johnny Craig art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $170. Sold for: $718.75.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
5156 Journey into Mystery #72 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Classic Kirby monster cover opens this issue of one of Marvel's longest running series. It would be another year before superheroes would start taking over the title. Meanwhile, Kirby and Ditko drew great fantasy stories. This high-grade copy blows away the only other copy of issue #72 that CGC has certified to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $225. Sold for: $390.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5157 Journey into Mystery #99 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Jack "King" Kirby and Stan "The Man" Lee dueled for supremacy on this cover, Kirby drawing Thor and Mr. Hyde (who makes his first appearance in this issue) whilst Stan chimed in with his off-the-wall bombastic promo balloons. So early Silver Age Marvel! Compared to other Marvel issues of the same period, relatively few copies of this issue have surfaced for CGC to certify, with only four copies grading out higher than our offering here. This title remains value-priced for you. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $175. Sold for: $460.00.
5158 Journey into Mystery #104 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Marvel issues published just a few years later are in much greater supply in high-grade than these from the first three years after Marvel reinvented itself with Fantastic Four #1. One copy has earned a CGC 9.6, and three others 9.4. So bid knowing you'll have one of the nicest copies of the Jack Kirby-dominated issue. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $110. Sold for: $287.50.
5159 Marvel Super-Heroes #1 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Here is a book that is one incredibly rare beast with a perfect spine, corner, and cover structure. Since this is the very first Marvel one-shot, they decided to run three of their all-time favorite stories with Daredevil #1, The Avengers #2, and the classic Marvel Mystery Comics #8 battle with the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner. This wonderfully busy cover with the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Daredevil, Torch and Namor started a trend of excellence that continues to this very day. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $120. Sold for: $379.50.
5160 Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #1 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This short-lived series might have been mostly forgettable were it not for the mind-boggling covers Jim Steranko created for the first seven issues. It's still possible to collect all seven without busting your budget, although the grade of this premiere issue copy assures there will be some brisk, competitive bidding. Check out the close-up of this beauty at our website. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $140. Sold for: $330.00.
5161 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #4 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Coming fast on the heels of the first Marvel Age titles and superheroes, readers would follow Jack Kirby anywhere, right into war with Sgt. Fury. But the Overstreet values of these early issues lag behind the superhero titles, making the title, even the early Kirby issues, quite affordable. Moreover, just a few copies of the issue have earned grades higher than this. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $140; NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $126.50.
5162 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #5 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kirby's cover teases the reader with a scene of Nick Fury on his knees, beaten into submission by Baron Strucker, who makes his first appearance in this issue. Somehow Fury survived the encounter, and 162 issues after this one! Early issues of this title are more difficult to find in high-grade than most Marvel titles of the same period. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $140; NM 9.4 value = $250. Sold for: $138.00.
5163 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #14 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Marvel's lone entry into the war genre during the early 1960s started out as yet another Stan Lee/Jack Kirby collaboration. By this issue, Dick Ayers had taken over the interior art duties, but Kirby continued doing the covers through issue #20. CGC hasn't awarded a higher grade to this issue. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $368.00.
5164 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #15 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This book bears the highest grade CGC has given to a copy of issue #15 to date, and, to this reviewer, CGC appears to have graded very conservatively. Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers create the cover, while Ayers and Ditko work on story art. At the probable winning bid, this will be a bargain. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $368.00.
5165 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #18 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. The grade here is doubly impressive when you consider the predominantly white backgrounds of both the front and back covers. A 9.6 lacks perfection by just a tad, but we can't even find the tad here! Jack Kirby creates an underwater fight scene, surrounded by individual portraits of the Commandos. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $80. Sold for: $494.50.
5166 Strange Tales #110 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Steve Ditko introduces the Master of the Mystic arts to the world in this issue. Not only is this Dr. Strange's first appearance, it is also the first appearance of the Ancient One and Wong. The Jack Kirby cover features the Human Torch going up against his arch nemesis and, perhaps, one of the world's silliest villains: Paste-Pot Pete. The Wizard also teams up with Pete to try to defeat the hot-headed Torch. This Marvel key issue is in great shape with awesome cover gloss and bright inks. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,600. Sold for: $1,265.00.
5167 Strange Tales #118 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This beautiful copy comes within a quarter-grade of the highest grade CGC has awarded to date to issue #118. Jack Kirby's cover is backed by Steve Ditko's and Dick Ayers' work on the interior. Issues from this period of Atlas/Marvel's longest-running title (as of 1964) remain surprisingly affordable. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $100. Sold for: $356.50.
5168 Strange Tales #119 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Lots of dark blue background makes an effective contrast to Jack Kirby's typically busy crowd scene, but that same background poses a preservation problem for collectors because it shows every minuscule color break. You will play heck finding a fleck on this copy, nor any other appreciable defect. The issue features a Spider-Man cross-over, and Ditko and Ayers on interior art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $120. Sold for: $195.50.
5169 Strange Tales #121 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Marvel's longest-running title at the time of the publisher's re-entry into the superhero foray is a treasure trove of early Human Torch (the latter day Johnny Storm variety, of course), Dr. Strange, and supernatural tall tales. Amazingly, this issue, which predated Dr. Strange #169 (the first issue of the title, picking up where Strange Tales #168 left off) by some four years, is Overstreet-valued at two-thirds less! Jump on this extraordinary copy of the undervalued title now! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $65. Sold for: $517.50.
5170 Strange Tales #124 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Dick Ayers and Steve Ditko collaborate on this issue's cover, which features the villain Paste-Pot Pete. Do you think Stan was up against a deadline when he came up with this bad guy? He did show up in several issues, so, as usual, Stan had the last laugh. This outstanding copy currently stands alone as the only Near Mint/Mint copy of, and the nicest issue #124 that CGC has seen. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $65. Sold for: $920.00.
5171 Strange Tales #125 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The Silver Age superhero issues of this title continue to be remarkable values compared to other Marvel titles of the period. Jack Kirby's flashy cover gives way to Dick Ayers on the feature Human Torch/Thing versus Sub-Mariner story and to Steve Ditko's sensational work on Dr. Strange. One lone copy of the issue has received a higher grade from CGC. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $75. Sold for: $575.00.
5172 Strange Tales #134 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. After some hits and misses during the 1950s, Jack Kirby reasserted himself in Marvel's Silver Age, doing yeoman cover duties covering every major title of the publisher in the early and mid-1960s. He revelled in drawing overwhelming characters, as the gigantic Watcher here. Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, and Bob Powell make a formidable team for interior art. Have we mentioned the "undervalued title" aspect before? Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $65. Sold for: $373.75.
5173 Strange Tales #135 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby's cover is the first to show Nick Fury as the Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kirby also handles the origin story art inside, and Steve Ditko takes care of the Dr. Strange feature. The Overstreet values of the later issues (of the first series) of Marvel's longest-running title at the time remain ludicrously low, and this is an opportunity to bid on one of the very nicest copies around. At this date CGC has graded only one other copy higher at "9.6". Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $150. Sold for: $603.75.
5174 Strange Tales #144 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. If this were Jack Kirby's only cover (we know; that's a ridiculous premise!), it would be a classic, but among the hundreds "The King" created, it merely represents his norm. His pencils on the Nick Fury feature coupled with Steve Ditko's classic treatment of Dr. Strange make this a super-special issue and woefully undervalued at current Overstreet prices. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $40. Sold for: $235.75.
5175 Strange Tales #156 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. John Severin renders a terrific cover of the master of the mystic arts, Doctor Strange. The ultimate Nick Fury artist, Jim Steranko, works his mastery on the S.H.I.E.L.D. story. This copy has vibrant colors and great corners. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $50. Sold for: $161.00.
5176 Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. After the introduction over the previous 16 months of such groundbreaking superheroes from Marvel as Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and Hulk, this title finally introduced one of its own with this issue. Naturally, Jack Kirby was tapped to do the cover, and the nearly equally veteran Don Heck was enlisted for the interior story. At Very Fine Minus, this is still a strong copy, ranking in the top 20 percent of all copies of issue #39 certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $2,842. Sold for: $2,012.50.
5177 Tales of Suspense #51 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby's cover spotlights the first appearance of the Scarecrow. Finding copies this nice of the early issues of this title is more difficult than you might think. CGC has certified just two copies of issue #51 with a grade this high, including the offering here. If you can find 'em, nab 'em! Here's one! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $150. Sold for: $1,035.00.
5178 Tales of Suspense #58 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Between issues #29 and #98, Jack Kirby produced more than 50 covers, including this classic cover depicting Iron Man and Captain America getting it on. The arch-villain Kraven makes his second appearance in this issue. CGC's latest census lists only two copies at 9.6 and two at 9.4 ahead of this exemplary copy. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $350. Sold for: $776.25.
5179 Tales of Suspense #63 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The word "desirable" sums up this issue. Not only do you get the first Silver Age origin of Captain America, you also get an Iron Man story, and artwork by Jack Kirby on the cover and Cap story. There is also no higher graded copies of this book in the CGC database at the time of this writing. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $280. Sold for: $1,840.00.
5180 Tales of Suspense #80 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kirby's legacy is so overwhelming, individual covers of greatness can become lost in the mass. When was the last time you studied this Red Skull cover masterpiece from the relatively obscure issue #80? Overstreet recognizes its classic-ness. Iron Man battles the Sub-Mariner in this issue. Near Mint is near perfect, you know. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $75. Sold for: $184.00.
5181 Tales to Astonish #27 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD+ 2.5 Cream to off-white pages. Before Ant-Man was Ant-Man, he was just "The Man in the Ant Hill", and this is where it all got started. He wouldn't get his costume until his next appearance in this title, some eight issues later. Jack Kirby does the cover and the interior art on the feature, with additional story art by Steve Ditko. One of the earliest of the Marvel Age origin issues, it arrived a mere two months after Fantastic Four #1, and seven months before Amazing Fantasy #15. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $267. Sold for: $216.00.
5182 Tales to Astonish #35 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. The Ant-Man returns, this time in costume, in the issue that features the second appearance of the diminutive superhero. Jack Kirby's novel cover takes the perspective of the ant. This issue came just one month after Amazing Fantasy #15 introduced the world to Spider-Man. With only one copy of issue #35 earning a grade higher than 9.0 from CGC to date, our offering is one of the nicest copies around. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,037; NM 9.4 value = $1,950. Not Sold.
5183 Tales to Astonish #49 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. Don Heck has the honor of drawing the cover for this issue wherein Ant-Man becomes Giant-Man, getting help from Jack Kirby with the interior story art. Only three copies of this issue have received higher grades from CGC to date. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $265. Sold for: $316.25.
5184 Tales to Astonish #49 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. "Golly, Ant-Man, we hardly got to know you.." and with this issue he became Giant-Man. "So how are you and the Wonderful Wasp gonna...you know...interact?" Just one of the problems Henry Pym would have to face over the next several years! Don Heck provides the cover art, then inks Jack Kirby's pencils on the interior. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $265. Sold for: $310.50.
5185 Tales to Astonish #51 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Don't let the "minus" put you off because this is one gorgeous book. Lots of color on the cover, and it looks '64-fresh. Jack Kirby cover and interior art. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $125. Sold for: $195.50.
5186 Tales to Astonish #59 Massachusetts pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. The Hulk makes his first appearance in the title he would hereafter share double feature star-billing with Giant-Man. Jack Kirby's cover has the two fighting it out, presumably over who gets the lead stories in upcoming issues. This is a sensational pedigree copy that seems conservatively graded. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $210. Sold for: $632.50.
5187 Tales to Astonish #96 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Perfect corners, brilliant color, and clean edges make this Silver Age Marvel a real standout. It also features one of the coolest covers of the "split -book" run. And even better, Sub-Mariner's creator Bill Everett provides some of the art in this issue! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $55. Sold for: $115.00.
5188 Thor #158 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages.An issue that features one of the very best covers in the entire run is also one the most important in that Thor's origin is retold by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta with a feature on Journey into Mystery #83. The deep blues on the cover are so rich that it still looks wet, and the hot yellow is better and brighter than any printing process could duplicate today. At the time of this writing, there are no higher graded copies in CGC's database. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $90. Sold for: $402.50.
5189 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. After the dust had started to settle from the first stampede of Marvel-Age superhero premiere issues, this little surprise was sprung. An entire team of mutant superheroes? Oh well, it was the same Stan Lee/Jack Kirby collaboration that readers had grown to love over the previous two years, and this Magneto character looks like someone that could play a cool villain someday in a movie...maybe we'll give it a trial look-see. While not quite the same instant success as Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, or even The Avengers, the title has become white-hot in recent years, creating great demand for the book in virtually any grade. No glaring defect separates this copy from one scoring 9.0 or better, but it can be had for thousands less. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $4,000. Sold for: $3,680.00.
5190 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. If it doesn't look the X-Men you know, this first version of the misunderstood mutants was different. But like so many of the great Marvel Age issues, especially first and/or origin issues, Jack Kirby was entrusted with the responsibility of the cover and interior art, ensuring we would be clamoring for copies forty years later. Magneto makes his first appearance in this issue. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $4,000. Sold for: $2,702.50.
5191 X-Men #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The second issue of "The Strangest Super-Heroes of All" features the first appearance of the villainous Vanisher. Jack Kirby's cover colors would be right at home on a higher-grade issue. Minor stresses along the spine define CGC's grade, which still places this copy in the top one-third of the highest-graded copies to date. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $1,222. Sold for: $862.50.
5192 X-Men #3 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Lots of white background on this Jack Kirby cover, and that makes it a tougher issue to find in high-grade than other issues from the same time period. But the cover colors of this copy come tantalizingly close to perfection. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $900. Sold for: $2,185.00.
5193 X-Men #5 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Only five issues into the early run, and Magneto is making his third appearance. Fitting the members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the X-Men team onto the same cover, littered with the usual message balloons that Stan loved so much, might have been daunting to some artists, but not to Jack Kirby, who would have placed a couple dozen more figures in the scene if his deadlines weren't nearing for the other covers and stories he was doing for Fantastic Four, Strange Tales, Journey Into Mystery, Tales of Suspense, The Avengers, etc. One of the most attractive and colorful of the early issues of the title. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $323. Sold for: $600.00.
5194 X-Men #6 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. It would be another four years before Subby was awarded his own book, so in the meantime he kept barging in uninvited to other titles. Worse, he joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in this issue to annoy the X-Men. Kirby's cover and interior art make these early issues a Marvel Age delight. A smashingly high-grade copy that will please even the most discriminating collector. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $425. Sold for: $2,300.00.
5195 X-Men #6 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. For such a "loner", the Sub-Mariner seemed to be constantly teaming up with those who would annoy if not downright pester Marvel good-guy superhero types. Here he throws in with the Evil Mutants to combat the X-Men. The demand for these early issues continues to increase, especially due to Jack Kirby cover and interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $233. Sold for: $390.00.
5196 X-Men #12 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This early issue of the title still boasted Jack Kirby doing double duty with cover and interior art, which makes it extremely collector-desirable. But there's more! Lending his considerable artistic talents is no less than the legendary Alex Toth! You say you want still more? The issue also features the origin of Professor X, and the first appearance of the Juggernaut. Still not satisfied? Check out the condition; only two other copies of issue #12 have received higher grades. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $460. Sold for: $2,070.00.
5197 X-Men #14 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. X-Men collectors everywhere have known for quite some time that this is one of the most impactful covers of the early issues. With the origin of the Angel, and the first appearance of the Sentinels, powerfully rendered by Jack "King" Kirby, this is one important issue, effendi! And if that is not enough, this is also the the highest graded CGC copy at the time of this writing. Own the best! Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $350. Sold for: $1,265.00.
5198 X-Men #20 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. At this writing, CGC has awarded a higher grade to only four other copies, and at 9.6 those barely outgrade our offering. The title has continued to experience high demand by collectors young and old alike, rivaling Spider-Man in popularity among Silver Age comics. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $190. Sold for: $720.00.
5199 X-Men #29 (Marvel, 1967) CGC 2002 NM 9.4 White pages. CGC's census offers the somewhat surprising data that, at this writing, only four copies have been graded higher than our offering. It would indicate there are fewer extra high-grade copies of this issue from 1967 than many Marvels from even earlier Silver Age times. The mostly white front cover certainly contributes to the phenomenon. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $150. Sold for: $316.25.
5200 X-Men #34 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Dan Adkins' cover is his first for the title, and one of his first for Marvel. This is one of the nicer copies of the issue one could ever hope to find, as CGC has certified only a few with higher grades. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $110. Sold for: $172.50.
5201 X-Men #47 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. A sensational copy of one of the later original X-Men issues, prior to the reprint era of issues #66-#93. Surprisingly, just four copies of issue #47 have been judged nicer by CGC as of this writing. And, the price is a fraction of that for issue #94, even though our offering had been published seven years before. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $95. Sold for: $235.75.
5202 X-Men #57 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Neal Adams was a hot property, having created memorable art for Batman and Detective Comics in particular over the previous two years. Here, Mr. Adams contributes an eye-catching X-Men/Sentinels cover, and provides interior art as well. CGC has found only two copies that commanded a higher grade than this gorgeous book. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $90. Not Sold.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
5203 Captain America #126 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. The Falcon returns to assist Cap in this issue with a cool cover collaboration of Jack Kirby and Bill Everett. Interior art by Gene Colan. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $2; FN 6.0 value = $6. Sold for: $69.00.
5204 Captain America #127 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Marie Severin provides the cover art, with Cap fighting Fury, foe and friend alike, in an alliterative extravaganza. Snazzy interior art by Gene Colan and Wally Wood. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $11. Sold for: $64.40.
5205 Captain America #128 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Bright, glossy cover colors make this copy look nicer than the CGC-assigned grade. Marie Severin does the cover; Colan pencils the interior. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $6; VF 8.0 value = $11. Sold for: $46.00.
5206 Captain America #129 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. The Red Skull torments Cap in this issue, with story art by Gene Colan and cover by Marie Severin. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $6. Sold for: $69.00.
5207 Captain America #130 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Lots of guest-stars in this issue, mostly bad guys like Whirlwind, Porcupine, and Batroc. All that and the Incredible Hulk, too! Marie Severin cover is backed by Gene Colan interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $11. Sold for: $64.40.
5208 Captain America #131 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. But, we thought Bucky was dead! Miracle? Hoax? Imaginary story? Gene Colan handles the interior art. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $11. Sold for: $75.90.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
5209 Captain America #132 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1970) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. The Bucky story continues from previous issue. Super cover colors on this copy appeal for a higher grade, but minor, cumulative edge wear is more evident on back cover. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $6; VF 8.0 value = $11. Sold for: $65.55.
5210 Captain America #133 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Cap teams up with the Falcon in this issue against Modok and Bulldozer. One of the nicest books from Stan Lee's files. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $15. Sold for: $184.00.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
5211 Captain America #134 Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1971) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Cap and the Falcon take on Ston