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    Jack Kirby Boys' Ranch #3 "Mother Delilah" Splash Page Original Art (Harvey, 1951). Simon and Kirby's Boys' Ranch was a different kind of Western comic book, with mature storylines that echoed a more realistic, grim and gritty "Wild West" instead of the glorified versions found in other titles from the early 1950s. This dramatic splash page, featuring a shamed and beaten Angel and a devious, shifty-eyed femme fatale, kicked off an epic 20-page story in the third issue, and has long been held in Joe Simon's archives. Ink and graphite on board, with an image area measuring 12" x 18", with original logo masthead. Some soiling along the borders, but overall Excellent condition. From the Joe Simon Estate.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    1st-3rd 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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