Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    V. T. Hamlin Alley Oop Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-19-38 (NEA Service Inc., 1938). Collectors of pre-1939 Alley Oop originals usually insist on an example featuring a dinosaur. This one features cavemen Alley Oop and Foozy, the comely Ooola -- and a dinosaur in the last panel. The date falls approximately a year before Hamlin's wife, Dorothy (the model for Ooola), persuaded him to add a time-traveling plot to augment Oop's prehistoric setting -- a revolutionary development for comic strips as a class. Hamlin's stylized and beautifully detailed artwork radiates kinetic energy, and the expression on the dinosaur's face is hilarious. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, approximately 20.5" x 5". Very Good condition, with edge toning and a discolored copyright bug.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    11th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 438

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold on Aug 11, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2022 January 13 - 14 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    By consigning to your auction and with the generous advance you allowed me to meet my financial obligations which got Karyn and me into our new house!!
    Stephen F.,
    Wellesley, MA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search