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    Joe Albistur - World Around Us #36 Splash Page Original Art (Gilberton, 1961). This compelling splash page portrays an early surgeon plying his trade, fighting the good fight, in the "Fight for Life". The costumes and props are all convincingly drawn to create this fascinating period piece. The Illustrated Story of the World Around Us was an educational comic book published as a companion title by the same folks who brought us Classics Illustrated. The art measures an overall 16" x 23.5". The "Fight for Life" title caption is a photostat. There are two stains on the surgeon's left shoulder and arm, and also one on the kneeling boy's right arm. There is a moderate use of white-out for art touch-ups. This would make a wonderful wall piece for someone in the medical profession.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-13th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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