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    Gus Dirks Bugville Comic Strip Original Art (circa 1900). We know of no Bugville original that has sold at public auction before! The artist (the brother of Rudolph Dirks) died in either 1902 or 1903, so this is an early piece indeed. The colors may not be by Dirks -- a handwritten note on the back of the piece by an unknown hand notes, "I think Flohri [Emil Florid?] colored it up -- was used on back page of Judge many years ago." This piece has an image area of 10.75" x 10.25". Pinholes, mat burn, and overall paper aging. Good condition. From A Collection of Great Cartoonists and Illustrators.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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