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    Johnny Craig - Original Cover Art for The Vault of Horror #40 (EC, 1954). Talk about a big pain in the neck! EC stalwart Johnny Craig provides the achingly beautiful cover for this, the final issue of EC's popular horror mag. Measuring an unusual 10.75" x 15.25" overall, this gorgeous piece is highlighted by the eye-catching zipatone background. The titles and illustrations of the three hosts are stats, and the cover is in excellent condition. Included in this lot is the hand-painted color guide for this piece, most likely done by Marie Severin.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2003
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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