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    Earl Steffa Moran (1893-1984) Original Pin-up Painting (c.1940). An extremely famous image from one of the foremost and respected pin-up artists, this painting was a popular mutoscope card. It was also reproduced and published by Brown & Bigelow as a calendar. Moran worked exclusively for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company (St. Paul, Minnesota) in the early 1930s where he produced an array of glamorous and sexy pin-up images that sold millions of calendars. Later in his career he contributed his talents to such men's publications as Beauty Parade, Wink, and Flirt. This painting is rendered in pastel on board, measures approximately 24 x18, and is signed middle left. Several published versions of the painting, including a rare mutoscope card, are included.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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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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