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    Jim Holdaway Modesty Blaise Daily Comic Strip Original Art No. 198 (London Times Mirror, 1964). A high point from the second Modesty Blaise suspense serial, "The Long Lever." This superior example features Modesty and Willie Garvin. This strip has an approximate image area of 19.5" x 5.5". As is common with Modesty Blaise strips drawn by co-creator Holdaway, the art-paper surface (ink over graphite) has been peeled from its manufactured board-backing; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition, with scattered adhesive staining and two marginal nicks. From the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    21st Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
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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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