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    Frederic Gruger The Saturday Evening Post "Murder in Mesopotamia" Illustration Original Art (1935). A SatEvePost mainstay since the 1910s, Gruger was considered by Time as the "the Dean of U.S. Magazine illustrators." This lifelike illustration was created for Agatha Christie's Murder in Mesopotamia, which was serialized in six installments. This piece is created in charcoal on illustration board with an image area of 6.25" x 10". The board is toned, and the top right corner is torn. Signed in the top left of the image, and in Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    25th 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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