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    Raeburn Van Buren - Original Comic Strip Art for Abbie an' Slats Group of 159 Strips (United Features Syndicate, 1946-70). For those collectors looking for something with a little weight, try this incredible hefty batch of Sunday originals by the talented artist Raeburn Van Buren. "Abbie an' Slats" began as an offshoot project for Al Capp, of "Lil' Abner" fame in 1937; he scripted the strip until 1945, when his brother Elliot Caplin took over. The strip ran until 1971, not one of the heavy hitters, but a modestly popular strip, especially with rural readers. This massive collection of 24" x 17" originals consists mostly of strips from 1960 to 1970, although there are a few pages from 1946 and 1953 included. A couple of pages are missing the title panel, and some strips used the occasional stat; however, most of these pieces are in excellent condition. You may never get another chance to see this many original pages of newspaper art together, let alone something as well drawn as this lovely strip.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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