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    Don Rico - Human Torch Pin-Up Illustration Original Art (undated). Flame on with the original Golden Age Torch! Don Rico was an artist and writer who toiled at Timely/Atlas from 1942-48. When Jack Kirby went into the Service during World War II, Rico took over many of his assignments. The Human Torch, Captain America, Blonde Phantom, and the Young Allies were but a few of the Golden Age gladiators Rico drew. By the fifties, he had left the drawing board and concentrated on writing scripts for the Atlas comics line. After that he went on to a successful career writing screenplays for TV shows and film. This ink and watercolor drawing has an image area of 11" x 15". Aside from some tape around the edges of the paper (outside of the image area), the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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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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