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    Alex Toth Four Color #845 "The Land Unknown" Story Page 17 Original Art (Dell Publ., 1957). Toth flourished with Dell's Four Color/Movie Classics line, which specialized in takeoffs on then-current films. The tactic was to have a comic book ready at the newsstand for kids who had just seen the movie. Toth's interpretation of Universal Pictures' dinosaur thriller, The Land Unknown, ranks among the best. Universal had hired the great Reynold Brown to paint the film-poster art, and Toth's comics version is every bit as good. No need for dinosaurs in this sequence: A menacing wild man accounts for plenty of tension. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 13" x 18.5". Light toning. Excellent condition.

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    3rd Sunday
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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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