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  This Week In Comics News
 

  Cerebus Creator Dave Sim Appearing at the New York Auction Thursday/Friday

We're thrilled to tell you that the great Dave Sim will be attending both days of our Comics auction this week, February 21 and 22. He will be signing autographs and doing sketches for fans (for free). Come meet him in person!

The auction will be held at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (aka Ukrainian Institute of America) at 2 E. 79th Street, New York, NY. The auction sessions begin at noon Eastern both days.

Dave Sim 'Cerebus' #35 Page 19 Original Art (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1982)
"This is probably the page that most epitomizes High Society," Sim says.

Mr. Sim has consigned ten key pages from comics' first 500-page graphic novel, High Society, to this auction. You can browse and bid on them here.

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  Sunday Internet Auction
Sunday Internet Comics Auction Spotlight
Auction Ends:
February 24, 2013
10:00 PM CT

537 lots are offered this week, and all are being sold without reserve!

25 lots feature the Donald Duck art of Carl Barks.

This week's sale has a nice selection of war comics.

And five lots in the auction have covers by Alex Schomburg.

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #33 (Dell, 1943) Condition: VG
The memorable "infinity cover."
Star Spangled War Stories #151 Savannah pedigree (DC, 1970) Condition: NM-
First solo appearance of the Unknown Soldier.
Exciting Comics #58 (Nedor/Better/Standard, 1947) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages
Signed with the artist's pen name "Xela."

Highlights of this week's auction include:

Blue Bolt #112 (Star Publications, 1952) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages
L. B. Cole skull cover. Jay Disbrow art. Last Torpedo Man appearance. Overstreet 2012 VF 8.0 value = $328. CGC census 2/13: 2 in 7.5, 2 higher.
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More Fun Comics #57 (DC, 1940) Condition: GD
Bernard Baily Spectre cover. Overstreet 2012 GD 2.0 value = $443.
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The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages
Origin and first appearance of the Avengers (Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man, and Wasp). Loki, Teen Brigade, and Fantastic Four appearances. Jack Kirby cover. Kirby and Dick Ayers art. Overstreet 2012 VG 4.0 value = $1,150. CGC census 2/13: 118 in 3.5, 826 higher.
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Iron Man #1 (Marvel, 1968) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages
Origin of Iron Man retold. Story continued from Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1. Gene Colan cover. Colan and Johnny Craig art. Overstreet 2012 VF 8.0 value = $278; VF/NM 9.0 value = $602. CGC census 2/13: 217 in 8.5, 578 higher. From the Empire Comics Collection.
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The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages
First full appearance of Wolverine. Wendigo appearance. Herb Trimpe cover and art. Jack Abel art. Overstreet 2012 VF 8.0 value = $518; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,122. CGC census 2/13: 430 in 8.5, 1364 higher.
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Bettie Page Comics #1 (Dark Horse, 1996) CGC MT 9.9 White pages
Dave Stevens story, cover, art, and poster. Pin-up by Jaime Hernandez. Russ Heath art. Overstreet 2012 NM- 9.2 value = $15. CGC census 2/13: 5 in 9.9, 2 higher.
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Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) Condition: VG+
Origin and first appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). First appearances of Abin Sur and Carol Ferris. Gil Kane cover and art. "15.00" and "1959" written on back cover in pencil. Overstreet 2012 VG 4.0 value = $1,400.
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Neal Adams Bat Babe Specialty Sketch Original Art (undated)
Sexy Bat girl by legendary Neal Adams, in marker on 11" x 14" paper. In Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the left.
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Chester Gould Dick Tracy Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-8-73 (Chicago Tribune, 1973)
From Dick Tracy's "hip" moustache and sideburn years comes this seventies episode with an image area of 19.5" x 23.75". The Sunday was cut between panel tiers three and four (and has since been taped together on the back of the paper), panel one is an art correction paste-on (with different art underneath), and the title logo stat has some mild glue staining; otherwise, the condition of the Sunday is Very Good.
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Ross Andru and Don Perlin Marvel Team-Up #15 Spider-Man and Ghost Rider page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1973)
The Orb offers Ghost Rider to trade Roxanne's Simpson's life for GR's cycle show, in this page from "If an Eye Offend Thee." The art has an image area of 10" x 15", and, aside from some tape staining in the center of all four edges, the condition is Very Good. From the Don Perlin Collection.
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Our MyHeritage: MyBids feature makes tracking your favorite items easier than ever. Just a reminder... our Sunday Internet Comics Auctions close on Sunday at 10:00 PM CT.

Browse the entire auction.

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  Comics and Animation Auctions Thursday, Friday, and Sunday!

See below for the complete breakdown of the sessions for our Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, and our Animation Art Signature Auction.

Internet Absentee Bidding Ends at 10 PM CT the night before the floor session of any particular lot. Internet Absentee Bidding for Live sessions with no floor bidding ends two hours prior to the opening of the live auction for that lot.

Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction
Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction

Thursday's Session

Friday's session

Saturday's session

  • Signature Session 3
    (Lots 93001-93573) - 11:00 AM CT, Saturday, Feburary 23. No Floor or Phone Bidding.
Highlight Video
February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction
February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction

Animation Art Signature Auction
Animation Art Signature Auction

Thursday's Session

Saturday's session

  • Signature Session 2
    (Lots 31001-31278) - 3:00 PM CT, Saturday, Feburary 23. No Floor or Phone Bidding.
Highlight Video
February 21 & 23 Animation Art Signature Auction
February 21 & 23 Animation Art Signature Auction

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  Original Disney Art for Marine Squadron Insignia This Thursday
World War II Marine Utility Squadron 352 Insignia Illustration (Walt Disney, 1943)
He's thumbing his nose at the enemy.

More than 1,200 World War II insignias were made by Disney, and all artwork requests for this project were handled by Hank Porter's group.

This lot is a rare case of the original artwork being preserved as originally presented by Disney.

Bid on the insignia for Marine Utility Squadron 352 here.

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  ComicMarket at Heritage

ComicMarket is our new fixed-price service, featuring CGC-graded comics consigned by members of Heritage's ComicMarket Network. Heritage acts as a broker and escrow agent for any transaction by making comics from third-party sellers available to our customers in one location.

If you ever think a price is too high on a ComicMarket item, Heritage is happy to relay counter-offers, just use the Make An Offer button on the item page.


My Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #31
(Dell, 1943) CGC VG 4.0
Off-white to white pages


Dell Giant Comics Vacation Parade #1
(Dell, 1950) CGC FN/VF 7.0
Off-white pages


Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #190 - File Copy
(Dell, 1956) CGC NM+ 9.6
Off-white pages

Our Gang Comics #9 - File Copy
(Dell, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0
Off-white to white pages

Browse the entire selection at HA.com/CM.

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  Website Tips: Getting the Most out of Guided Navigation

Have you ever wanted to search the Heritage website for something, but been overwhelmed by all the choices? Heritage offers you a video tutorial on how to search our website efficiently and effectively. Learn how to use the powerful Heritage search engine to your full advantage!


View the video here.

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  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
  • Coin Buyer: San Francisco
  • European Art Specialist: New York
  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Trust & Estates Specialist: New York
  • Western Art Director: Dallas, Beverly Hills
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Color & Photography Imaging Specialist: Dallas
  • Currency Cataloger: Dallas
  • Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Interns
  • Marketing Applications Developer: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant: Dallas
  • WPF Applications Developer: Dallas

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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  Around Heritage Auctions

Two-Day Estate Event Offers 1,600+ Eclectic Lots Of Art, Antiques And Collectibles

Motorized Scale Model Of A 1933-1936 Bugatti Type 59More than 1,600 eclectic lots — from a limited edition Dunhill-Namiki Motorities Maki-E fountain pen (estimate $35,000+) to a motorized Bugatti model car (estimate $2,000+) to a collection dedicated to the history of ballooning — come together Feb. 23-24 in Heritage Auctions' annual Estate Signature® Auction at our Dallas Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.

The two-day treasure hunt event offers art and antiques across three sessions and all budgets, including Heritage's second annual Gentleman Collector Auction and Part II of The Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collection, which formerly decorated the University of Texas School of Law Library.

Dunhill-Namiki: Motorities Maki-e Limited Edition 25 Fountain Pen"The upcoming Estate Auction is one of the most fun auctions we've seen all year," said Ed Beardsley, Vice President for Fine and Decorative Arts at Heritage. "You never know what's going to show up in it, which makes for a special opportunity for collectors and decorators to find unique pieces of all kinds offered together in one weekend."

A German Silvered Metal, Tortoiseshell, Pewter And Gilt Bronze ClockSession I kicks off Saturday, Feb. 23 with the Estate Auction, 1,700 lots of fine furniture, art and porcelains offered without reserve led by a French walnut and gilt bronze porcelain coffee table, circa 1870, expected to bring $6,000+, in addition to an important selection of KPM porcelain plaques, Meissen and fine Continental porcelain. A circa 1700 German silvered metal tortoiseshell pewter and gilt bronze clock is expected to bring $3,000+.

Additional lots include a Richardson George II-style mahogany long case clock expected to bring $3,000+ and two large illustrated volumes of playing cards, expected to bring $800+.

A Set Of Four Tiffany & Co. Weighted Silver CandlesticksMore than 20 diverse lots of Tiffany Studio objects include a set of four, weighted silver candlesticks from 1907, a three piece French gilt bronze, onyx and enameled clock garniture set, a six-piece patinated bronze and slag glass desk set in the desirable pine needle pattern.

Session II starts at 5 p.m. the same day as Heritage hosts its second annual Gentleman Collector Auction, a collection specially curated for a gentleman's library, den or the classic gentleman's smoking room. The auction is led by a one of the finest single-owner collections of Montblanc fountain pens ever offered at auction, including a 4th of July limited edition 56 Skeleton fountain pen, estimated to bring $25,0000+, a Flag of Texas Antelier Privés limited edition 10 fountain pen is estimated to bring $25,000+ and a Sir Winston Churchill limited edition 53 fountain pen is expected to bring $25,000+.

"Our Gentlemen Collector auctions present a collection of fascinating objects suitable for anyone with a taste for quality," said Nick Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage. "This year our auction includes extraordinary items, selected to appeal to all tastes and budgets but with an emphasis on unique gifts and accessories to compliment any gentleman's lifestyle."

Signed And Inscribed Photograph Of A Maharaja Sayajirao Of Baroda In Indian Silver Presentation FrameLikely to capture strong collector interest is a signed and inscribed photograph of a Maharaja Sayajirao Baroda in an Indian silver presentation frame, expected to bring $7,000+.

A stunning array of automobilia and petroliana includes a motorized scale model of a 1933-36 Bugatti Type 59 race car, expected to bring $2,000+, an authentic motorized scale replica of a BMW 328 Roadster, expected to bring $1,500+, a scale model MG pedal car, and a set of two vintage enameled metal pedal cars featuring a tow car with a pedal racer on a custom trailer.

Important And Rare Gorham Sterling Silver Ballooning TrophyThe Gentleman Collector auction continues with a fine selection of nearly 60 lots of ballooning-inspired memorabilia, including an important Gorham Sterling Silver trophy for a celebrated 1912 race in Colorado Springs, Colo., expected to bring $8,000+, a unique and historic silhouette commemorating Jean Pierre Blanchard's first balloon ascent on Paris in 1784, expected to bring $3,000+, and a verre églomisé, or glass gilded painting, of a crowd enjoying a balloon ascent, expected to bring $2,000+.

Session III takes place Sunday, Feb. 24, to feature Part II of the The Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collection. Part I of the Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collection debuted in September of 2012 in Heritage's $1.2 million Estate Auction and Part II offers an equally captivating group of objets d'art, including a portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain, expected to bring $6,000+.

An English Oak Dining TableMeticulously assembled for the library in order to give students there a sense of history within the law, the Hyder family canvassed the United States and Great Britain seeking objects to document the evolution of law.

Part II features additional rarities, such as an extensive collection of fine English oak furniture dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including a mammoth English oak dining table, expected to bring $4,000, an exhaustive collection of 18th century legal engravings, Kilim tapestry-woven rugs and a fine collection of World War I propaganda posters, led by T. Paul Verrees' 1917 lithograph.

More information about Fine Art auctions.

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  Cover of the Week: Newspaper Printed Backwards, Front Page Blank!

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon 'Adventures of the Fly' #1 Page 15 Original Art (Archie, 1959)Jack Kirby and Joe Simon 'Adventures of the Fly' #1 Page 15 Original Art (Archie, 1959)

Only comic characters have newspapers with headlines on the back page. But you have to admit this one is beautifully drawn by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby! Bid on it here.

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  Current Auctions
Comic & Comic Art Auctions
2013 February 21 & 23 Animation Art Signature Auction - New York #7052
2013 February 21 & 23 Animation Art Signature Auction - New York #7052
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2013 February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7073
2013 February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7073
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121308
Closes February 24
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Other Signature Auctions
2013 February 23-24 Estate Auction - Dallas #5129 2013 February 23-24 Estate Auction - Dallas #5129
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2013 February 23-24 Platinum Night Sports Auction - New York #7070 2013 February 23-24 Platinum Night Sports Auction - New York #7070
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2013 March 1-2 Texana Signature Auction - Fort Worth #6097 2013 March 1-2 Texana Signature Auction - Fort Worth #6097
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Other Internet Auctions
Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171308
Closes February 19
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131308
Closes February 19
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141308
Closes February 19
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251309
Closes February 26
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201308
Closes February 21
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231308
Closes February 21
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Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241308
Closes February 21
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161308
Closes February 24
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131309
Closes February 24
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Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction #151309
Closes March 3
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