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    G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Color Key Paintings Group of 7 (Marvel/Sunbow, c. 1980s). Fans of this mega-popular series, please take note of this superb collection of original Color Keys. Color Key paintings establish the look and feel to the backgrounds that will be used in an animated project. They are, in short, highly-detailed miniature paintings. Most Color Key work done today is digital, so these hand-painted pieces are quite rare. There are seven in this group, all in gouache on illustration board, with image sizes ranging from 12" x 8" up to 14.25" x 8.75". Boards are noted as "Interior Castle on Moor;" "Int. Cobra Rocky Mountain H.Q.;" "Fort Knox Gold Depository;" an un-captioned exterior of a fenced-in compound area; "Freezer" with large sides of hanging meat; "Bridge of GI Joe Aircraft Carrier;" and "Washington Monument" with scaffold. Condition overall is Very Good with minor handling and outer edge wear.

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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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