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    Ham Fisher Joe Palooka Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-24-32 (McNaught Syndicate, 1932). The celebrated prizefighting strip showcases manager Knobby Walsh, who hires an eager sparring partner for Joe Palooka -- but then reneges on the deal. Plenty of violent slapstick action in these oversized tiers, which Fisher designed to be fitted together to make a single Sunday half-page piece. A bonus on the reverse (lower tier) is a set of handwritten conceptual notes for a related feature, Fisher's Foolish History. Ink over graphite on two pieces of Bristol board with a combined image area of 22" x 23". Moderate age toning, light soiling, and handling wear. In Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    24th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 21
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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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