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    John Buscema - Original Cover Art for Conan the Barbarian #157 (Marvel, 1983). This is what Conan is all about - a captive maiden, a nefarious wizard, a skull on a stick and our Hyborean hero, Conan, sword in hand, about to take someone to task. Comics veteran John Buscema, as deft with a pencil as our bad boy from Cimmeria is with a sword, takes no prisoners in this cover for issue #157. The overall page size is 11" x 17" with an image area of 10" x 15". The outside edges of the art have some printer notations, but the art itself is very clean. Buscema dispatches this awe-inspiring cover with a panache that cuts to the bone. Signed by John Buscema.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2003
    17th-20th Thursday-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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