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    Vaughn Bodé ME Book Original Art (1968). Here's something even the most devoted Bodé fans have never seen -- a hand-crafted spiral-bound book, with every bit of artwork and lettering original. When Vaughn was attending Syracuse University in the late sixties, he had a favorite Art History professor. Even after completing his courses, Vaughn was known to come back and sit in on his classes. A personal relationship developed, which included Vaughn spending time with the professor's family, and as a token of his affection, he created this book as a personal gift. It's a short but sweet little tale of Vaughn's observations, and his desire to remake the visible world around him to fit his own preferences. Vaughn himself is pictured as a character, and it's him as he was, before his problematic time in the Army, and at the very beginning of his personal career as an illustrator and cartoonist.
    The book is made up of seven spiral-bound sheets of illustration board measuring 12.5" x 8.5". The art is fully recognizable as being in Vaughn Bodé's unmistakable style; it's in black ink, markers, and watercolor The art is on one side of each sheet only, and a typical page's image area, including lettering, is approximately 10.5" x 6". Everything is in Excellent condition, save for a little minor handling wear in places.
    This treasure has been held in the same family since the original 1968 gifting, and has never before been seen by the public. It's the ultimate prize for any fan of the Cheech Wizard's creator!

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    May, 2016
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
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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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