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    Bill Ward "Telephone Girl" Gag Cartoon Illustration Original Art (Humorama, undated). Caption: "I don't understand why you're so embarrassed -- I don't complain when you stand on your head to get attention at parties!" Bill Ward was justifiably famous for his "Good Girl" curvy cuties, and this oversize piece delivers plenty of oomph! The art is in ink, graphite, and white paint, drawn edge-to-edge on paper measuring 16.5" x 23"; the paper had been at one time attached to a backing board with tape; it's now come loose, but the backer is included (and has the hand-written caption). Very Good condition, with several small edge tears.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th-22nd Thursday-Saturday
    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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