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    John Severin Cracked #49 Cover Original Art (Major Publications, 1966). Originally published in January of 1966, this cover promised a "Big Contest" and asked readers to "Find the mistakes on this cover", of which there were many. The real mistake seems to be that they never reprinted this spectacular cover. That is odd, considering they re-used some covers three and four times! It is signed (backwards) by Severin and was produced in mixed media on illustration board with an image area of 16" x 21.5". Some of the blue sky paint has chipped off in the image area and along the right side. There is overall tanning with some glue residue in the upper half. In Very Good condition. From the Cracked Vault Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
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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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