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    An Historic Silver Age Classic!

    John Buscema and Joe Sinnott - Original Cover Art for Silver Surfer #1 (Marvel, 1968). Heritage Comics Auctions is very proud to offer one of the most significant pieces of original artwork ever to be placed at public auction. This classic scene is beautifully elegant with Buscema's idealistic rendering of the Silver Surfer as he soars down from outer space on his cosmic board straight at the on-looker. This first issue would establish the high level of excellence for the entire series, an all-time favorite among collectors. Buscema's work is considered by many as the absolute purest and most classic ever to be done on the Sentinel of the Spaceways. This piece will likely always be an icon, fondly remembered as one of the pinnacles of the Silver Age of comic book artwork. Pencil, pen and inks on heavy illustration paper with title stats intact, but other type stats are not present, as if they were done on a separate overlay (not included). Therefore, this piece is offered in its purest state. Art is in excellent condition with no pieces out, no tears, no creasing and no heavy white-out corrections. There are 4 punch-holes in the paper (2 at top margin and 2 at bottom margin) that do not affect the artwork, and were probably used when photographing the cover for the printing production. Image size measures 9 3/4" X 15".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2001
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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