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    Otto Messmer - Felix the Cat Illustration Original Art (c. 1960s). Some lucky fan named Betsy received this finely wrought miniature of the first significant star of animated cartoons. Far more than a casual sketch, the drawing catches Felix's creator, Messmer, at a peak of instinctive, expressive maturity, consistent with the evolution of Felix since his beginnings in 1919. (This Felix is consistent in appearance with the Felix the Cat comic books of the 1950s.) Un-erased pencil lines lend additional character to the face. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 10" x 15". Excellent condition. From A Collection of Great Cartoonists and Illustrators.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    8th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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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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