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    Raeburn Van Buren - Original Comic Strip Art for "Abbie n' Slats" Group of 190 Strips (United Features Syndicate, 1942-70). This long running strip was first developed and written by Al Capp, of "Lil' Abner" fame. The artist was Raeburn Van Buren, whose illustrations had appeared in many magazines like Saturday Evening Post. The strip ran from 1937 until Van Buren's retirement in 1971. This incredible stack of strips includes a total of 190 pieces of art; many are from 1948, with additional strips from 1946, 1949, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1967, and 1970. Most of the 20.5" x 7" strips are in excellent condition, although some panels were stated images from earlier strips. The stats are beginning to darken, and a few strips are missing items. Still, this is a great opportunity to get a treasure trove of art from one of the best in the business. A bonus strip is included from 1942; it features the artist himself, in a pitch for war bonds.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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