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    Murphy Anderson - Original Art for Planet Comics #38, page 18 (Fiction House, 1945). A great piece of art by one of the finest artists of the Golden and Silver Age of comics, for possibly the greatest sci-fi comic title ever published. It's just... great! This page is from the Star Pirates story, "The Bogus Blackbeard." Murphy Anderson's artwork is simply amazing, the giant spaceship at the top of the page is brilliantly conceived and deftly executed -- an imaginative work of art in its own right. This piece is nicely matted and measures 17" x 23" with an image area of 12.5" x 18", and is in excellent condition -- virtually flawless. Prime pages like this from a top title like Planet Comics seldom surface on the open market, so don't let this one pass you by.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 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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