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    Fred Guardineer Adventure Comics #45 Cover with a Sandman Cameo Portrait Original Art (DC, 1939). Golden Age DC superhero fans kindly note that this cover features an exciting "art extra" - the Sandman cameos in a small, pasted-on original drawing, up in the title logo! This Sandman portrait was most likely drawn by DC staff artist, Creig Flessel. This slam-bang cover hails from late 1939, and it's only the second DC cover we have offered of such an early vintage. Fred Guardineer, a 20 year veteran of comics, delineated the covers of many early DC titles, and with his clean, crisp approach, he brought a burst of adrenaline-pumping drama to this dire soldier-of-fortune battle scene. This cover has an overall size of 13" x 18". The issue number and date type elements are missing from the top of the cover; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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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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