Comic & Illustration Art - The Property of a Distinguished American Collector

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What makes a “Distinguished Collector”?

A distinguished collector is an individual who has elevated himself within the field by curating an assemblage of such breadth and quality that few can match its stature. Through discernment, taste, and vision, this individual marshals his resources to acquire a body of material that is not only representative of styles and periods, but also selects for works of lasting importance. From an objective perspective, the only downside to the distinguished collector’s endeavor is that prized material vanishes from the market.  The collection on offer here epitomizes both breadth and quality, representing a majority of artists who have had an enduring impact on the medium with examples of their most iconic output. These pieces, in large part, have been locked away for decades. It’s incredibly rare for such a bonanza to see the light of day. The property of a distinguished collector coming to market is always an event, but in this case, with the offering of Bernie Wrightson’s wraparound cover for the illustrated edition of Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it is truly a historic occasion. While certainly Wrightson’s magnum opus, this mammoth illustration is arguably the finest work in pen and ink accomplished in the twentieth (or perhaps, any) century.

The following selection is just a glimpse of the top-tier material contained in these pages:

• John Byrne original artwork for Fantastic Four #256 complete 22-page story “The Annihilation Gambit”. 

• Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten original artwork for The Eternals #2 cover and complete 17-page story “The Celestials”. 

• Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta original artwork for The Mighty Thor #139 complete 16-page story “To Die Like a God” and many other iconic Kirby artworks.

• Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel original artwork for Weird Fantasy #20 complete 7-page story “I, Rocket”. 

• Robert Crumb original artwork for American Splendor #4 complete 7-page story “The Young Crumb Story”.

• Robert Crumb original artwork for Introducing Kafka complete 10-page story “In The Penal Colony”. 

• Steve Ditko (6) The Amazing Spider-Man pages from the famous original 1960s run & Strange Tales #131 Page 3.

• Will Eisner original artwork for complete 7-page The Spirit story “The Fly” dated March 10, 1946.

• Graham Ingels original artwork for Vault of Horror #38 complete 7-page “The Witch’s Cauldron!” story “Out of Sight...” • Wally Wood original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35 complete 7-page story “New Orleans”. 

• Barry Windsor-Smith original monumental painting “Artemis & Apollo” and “Conan” artwork.

• Michael Kaluta monumental original painting “The Shadow Knows” and many other Kaluta works.

• Many complete stories from the Golden Age of EC Comics.

• A plethora of covers and interiors from MAD Magazine.

• Bernie Wrightson original cover painting for A Look Back. 

• Barry Windsor-Smith (2) “Weapon X” pages from Marvel Comics Presents.

• Jim Lee and Scott Williams original double page splash artwork for Batman #611. 

• John Buscema and George Klein original title splash artwork for Avengers #58 Page 1. 

• Brian Bolland original artwork for The Outisders #18 complete 8-page story “Freeway of Fear”. 

• John Romita, Jr. and Bob Wiacek original artwork for Iron Man #264 complete 22-page story “Where Is Iron Man”. 

• Sanjulián original cover painting for Eerie #53 featuring “The Mummy”. 

• Dave Stevens and Dave Dorman original cover painting for Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2.

• Frank Frazetta original sketches for Canaveral plates.

• Gene Colan original large self-portrait artwork with his most popular superheroes.

• Jeff Jones original oil paintings including “The Mummy”.

• Ken Kelly original “Conan” painting “Chamber of Illusions”. 
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Barry Windsor-Smith original preliminary artwork for 'Icarus'.101 - Barry Windsor-Smith original preliminary artwork for 'Icarus'.
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101. Barry Windsor-Smith original preliminary artwork for "Icarus". (1979) Accomplished in pencil on 26 x 30 in. Bainbridge art board. P...
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Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork for Weapon X #78 Page 2.102 - Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork for Weapon X #78 Page 2.
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102. Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork for Weapon X #78 Page 2. (Marvel, 1988) Accomplished in pencil, blue colored pencil, and ink o
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (12,000.00) x 1 = 12,000.00
 
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Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork for Weapon X #80 Page 2.103 - Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork for Weapon X #80 Page 2.
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103. Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork for Weapon X #80 Page 2. (Marvel, 1988) Accomplished in pencil and ink with slightly visible b
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (17,000.00) x 1 = 17,000.00
 
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Barry Windsor-Smith and Sal Buscema original artwork for Conan the Barbarian #10 Page 18.104 - Barry Windsor-Smith and Sal Buscema original artwork for Conan the Barbarian #10 Page 18.
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104. Barry Windsor-Smith and Sal Buscema original artwork for Conan the Barbarian #10 Page 18. (Marvel, 1971) Accomplished in pencil, bl
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to c*******2 for (4,500.00 + 1,260.00) x 1 = 5,760.00
 
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Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork 'Devil Wings over Shadizar'.105 - Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork 'Devil Wings over Shadizar'.
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105. Barry Windsor-Smith original artwork "Devil Wings over Shadizar". (1987) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 12 x 14.75 in. trimmed v...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Barry Windsor-Smith original preliminary artwork for Conan Saga #7.106 - Barry Windsor-Smith original preliminary artwork for Conan Saga #7.
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106. Barry Windsor-Smith original preliminary artwork for Conan Saga #7. (Marvel, 1988) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 11.5 x 18 in.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to c*******2 for (5,500.00 + 1,540.00) x 1 = 7,040.00
 
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Bernie Wrightson original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.107 - Bernie Wrightson original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
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107. Bernie Wrightson original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. (Marvel, 1983) Accomplished in
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Estimates : 750,000.00 - 1,000,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000,000.00) x 1 = 1,000,000.00
 
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Wally Wood original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35 complete 7-page story 'New Orleans'.108 - Wally Wood original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35 complete 7-page story 'New Orleans'.
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108. Wally Wood original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35 complete 7-page story "New Orleans". (EC, 1953) Accomplished in pencil and ink
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold to floor for (42,500.00) x 1 = 42,500.00
 
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Bernie Wrightson original cover painting for A Look Back.109 - Bernie Wrightson original cover painting for A Look Back.
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109. Bernie Wrightson original cover painting for A Look Back . (1978) Accomplished in oil on 24 x 48 in. stretched canvas. Offered here
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold to floor for (25,000.00) x 1 = 25,000.00
 
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Bernie Wrightson original painting 'The Pit & the Pendulum' for The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio.110 - Bernie Wrightson original painting 'The Pit & the Pendulum' for The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio.
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110. Bernie Wrightson original painting "The Pit & the Pendulum" for The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio . (1976) Accomplished in oils, w...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,500.00) x 1 = 7,500.00
 
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Bernie Wrightson original knight and dragon artwork.111 - Bernie Wrightson original knight and dragon artwork.
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111. Bernie Wrightson original knight and dragon artwork. (ca. 1970s-80s) Accomplished in pencil on approx. 36 x 29 in. artist's leaf. Wrightso
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
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Bernie Wrightson original artwork for Page 12 of 'Ain't She Sweet' from Badtime Stories.112 - Bernie Wrightson original artwork for Page 12 of 'Ain't She Sweet' from Badtime Stories.
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112. Bernie Wrightson original artwork for Page 12 of "Ain't She Sweet" from Badtime Stories . (1972) Accomplished in pencil and in...
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Bernie Wrightson (30) pages of preliminary artwork for unrealized comic Swamp Thing: Deja Vu #1.113 - Bernie Wrightson (30) pages of preliminary artwork for unrealized comic Swamp Thing: Deja Vu #1.
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113. Bernie Wrightson (30) pages of original preliminary artwork for the unrealized comic Swamp Thing: Deja Vu #1. (DC, 1980s) Consistin
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) x 1 = 8,000.00
 
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Bernie Wrightson (54) original concept drawings for Dagon, working title: 'Shadow Over Innsmouth'.114 - Bernie Wrightson (54) original concept drawings for Dagon, working title: 'Shadow Over Innsmouth'.
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114. Bernie Wrightson (54) original concept drawings for Dagon , working title: "Shadow Over Innsmouth". (1986) Consisting of (54) pages
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00) x 1 = 11,000.00
 
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Mike Zeck original inside front cover artwork for Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Magazine #24.115 - Mike Zeck original inside front cover artwork for Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Magazine #24.
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115. Mike Zeck original inside front cover artwork for Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Magazine #24. (Marvel, 1976) Accomplished in pencil and i
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to M********2 for (4,000.00 + 1,120.00) x 1 = 5,120.00
 
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Mike Zeck and Gene Day original artwork for Master of Kung Fu #89 Page 22.116 - Mike Zeck and Gene Day original artwork for Master of Kung Fu #89 Page 22.
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116. Mike Zeck and Gene Day original artwork for Master of Kung Fu #89 Page 22. (Marvel, 1980) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 10.5 x
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
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Neal Adams original artwork for an unknown Warren publication.117 - Neal Adams original artwork for an unknown Warren publication.
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117. Neal Adams original artwork for an unknown Warren publication. (Warren, ca. 1960s) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and zipatone on 15 x 23 in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to C****o for (950.00 + 266.00) x 1 = 1,216.00
 
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C. C. Beck original cover recreation artwork for The Spirit #22.118 - C. C. Beck original cover recreation artwork for The Spirit #22.
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118. C. C. Beck original cover recreation artwork for The Spirit #22. (1976) Accomplished in mixed media on 15 x 20 in. art board. A rec
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00) x 1 = 5,500.00
 
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C. C. Beck original cover recreation artwork for Fairy Tale Parade.119 - C. C. Beck original cover recreation artwork for Fairy Tale Parade.
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119. C. C. Beck original cover recreation artwork for Fairy Tale Parade . (1976) Accomplished in mixed media on 15 x 20 in. art board. C.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to s*********9 for (400.00 + 112.00) x 1 = 512.00
 
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Jerry Bingham original unpublished portfolio plate artwork.120 - Jerry Bingham original unpublished portfolio plate artwork.
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120. Jerry Bingham original unpublished portfolio plate artwork. (1984) Accomplished in pencil and wash on 15 x 20 in. heavyweight art board. U
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to R******Z for (200.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 256.00
 
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