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    Kelly Freas Birth of Fire (Laser Books, No. 23) Paperback Cover Original Art (Laser Books, 1976). Birth of Fire is the story of Garrett Pittston, wrongly convicted of murder. Pittston faces a choice: life in prison, or near-slavery on Mars. Under the appalling conditions imposed by those who run the mines from Earth, Pittston and his fellow workers start a revolution to wrest their freedom from the penal colony. This cover by Kelly Freas is colorful and vibrant, painted in acrylic on board. The piece has an image area that measures 10.5" x 14.5", and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5" x 19". The art is in Excellent condition, and a copy of the paperback is included with this lot.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    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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