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    Rafael Lopez Espi Hombre Enmascarado #49 (The Phantom) Bondage Painted Cover Original Art (undated). During the seventies, Spanish comic cover master Rafael López Espí's collaboration with Vértice led him to create some very highly-sought after Phantom covers for the El Hombre Enmascarado series. After that, he drew Phantom covers for the Phantom series published by Bastei in Germany. Later, in the nineties, he worked for the agency Dalger Press and, among other projects, drew comics that were published in Sweden. The Ghost Who Walks gets the drop on his jailer in this terrific cover for a Spanish edition of Lee Falk's famous action hero. India ink and watercolors on illustration board, the art measures 10" x 14.25" and the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2013
    14th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
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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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