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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Pat Boyette original artwork for Ghostly Tales #80 complete 8-page story 'The Real Gone Ghost'.121 - Pat Boyette original artwork for Ghostly Tales #80 complete 8-page story 'The Real Gone Ghost'.
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121. Pat Boyette original artwork for Ghostly Tales #80 complete 8-page story "The Real Gone Ghost". (Charlton, 1970) Accomplished in pe
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to s*********9 for (400.00 + 112.00) x 1 = 512.00
 
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John Buscema original artwork for Savage Tales #6 complete 10-page story 'The Regulator'.122 - John Buscema original artwork for Savage Tales #6 complete 10-page story 'The Regulator'.
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122. John Buscema original artwork for Savage Tales #6 complete 10-page story "The Regulator". (Marvel, 1986) Accomplished in pencil and
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00) x 1 = 3,750.00
 
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Jim Calafiore and Peter Palmiotti original double page splash artwork for Aquaman #34 Page 16 and 17123 - Jim Calafiore and Peter Palmiotti original double page splash artwork for Aquaman #34 Page 16 and 17
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123. Jim Calafiore and Peter Palmiotti original double page splash artwork for Aquaman #34 Page 16 and 17. (DC, 1997) Accomplished in pe
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Carlson original artwork for Jingle Jangle #14 complete 4-page story 'The Pie Face Prince'.124 - George Carlson original artwork for Jingle Jangle #14 complete 4-page story 'The Pie Face Prince'.
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124. George Carlson original artwork for Jingle Jangle #14 complete 4-page story "The Pie Face Prince". (Eastern Color, 1945) Accomplish
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*******8 for (250.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 320.00
 
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Giorgio Comolo original painting featuring 'Dr. Strange' (after Steve Ditko).125 - Giorgio Comolo original painting featuring 'Dr. Strange' (after Steve Ditko).
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125. Giorgio Comolo original painting featuring "Dr. Strange" (after Steve Ditko). (ca. 2000s) Accomplished in ink and gouache on 16 x 2...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to D**********A for (700.00 + 196.00) x 1 = 896.00
 
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Gene Colan original artwork for Eerie #8 complete 8-page story 'Oversight'.126 - Gene Colan original artwork for Eerie #8 complete 8-page story 'Oversight'.
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126. Gene Colan original artwork for Eerie #8 complete 8-page story "Oversight". (Warren, 1976) Accomplished in ink and wash on 13.5 x 1
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Geof Darrow original artwork for a Hard Boiled #1 page.127 - Geof Darrow original artwork for a Hard Boiled #1 page.
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127. Geof Darrow original artwork for a Hard Boiled #1 page. (Dark Horse 1990) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 19.75 x2 5.5 artist's v
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to l****5 for (1,100.00 + 308.00) x 1 = 1,408.00
 
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Geof Darrow original merchandise art for the band Gas Giants.128 - Geof Darrow original merchandise art for the band Gas Giants.
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128. Geof Darrow original merchandise art for the band Gas Giants. (ca. late 1990s) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 14.5 x 25.5 in. artist's
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) x 1 = 2,750.00
 
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Geof Darrow original cover artwork for The Matrix Comics, Vol. 1.129 - Geof Darrow original cover artwork for The Matrix Comics, Vol. 1.
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129. Geof Darrow original cover artwork for The Matrix Comics , Vol. 1 . (Burlyman, 2003) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 19 x 25
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to P***n for (2,750.00 + 770.00) x 1 = 3,520.00
 
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Geoff Darrow Christmas themed-artwork from Hellboy Christmas Special #1 featuring 'Shaolin Cowboy".130 - Geoff Darrow Christmas themed-artwork from Hellboy Christmas Special #1 featuring 'Shaolin Cowboy".
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130. Geoff Darrow original Christmas themed-artwork from Hellboy Christmas Special #1 featuring "Shaolin Cowboy". (Dark Horse, 1997) Acc
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to k********l.. for (1,900.00 + 532.00) x 1 = 2,432.00
 
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Jack Davis original artwork for MAD Magazine #145 2-pages of the feature 'What Coaches Say'.131 - Jack Davis original artwork for MAD Magazine #145 2-pages of the feature 'What Coaches Say'.
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131. Jack Davis original artwork for MAD Magazine #145 2-pages of the feature "What Coaches Say". (EC, 1971) Accomplished in pencil and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Jack Davis original artwork for MAD Magazine #155 3-page feature 'Howard at the Mic'.132 - Jack Davis original artwork for MAD Magazine #155 3-page feature 'Howard at the Mic'.
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132. Jack Davis original artwork for MAD Magazine #155 3-page feature "Howard at the Mic". (EC, 1972) Consisting of (3) pages of origina
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to u*****7 for (3,000.00 + 840.00) x 1 = 3,840.00
 
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George Evans (5) original artworks for the series 'Hot Skies on the Somme'.133 - George Evans (5) original artworks for the series 'Hot Skies on the Somme'.
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133. George Evans (5) original artworks for the series "Hot Skies on the Somme". Consisting of (5) pieces of original art accomplished i...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to s******1 for (2,250.00 + 630.00) x 1 = 2,880.00
 
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George Evans original artwork for a Blazing Combat page.134 - George Evans original artwork for a Blazing Combat page.
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134. George Evans original artwork for a Blazing Combat page. (Warren, ca. 1960s) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 14.5 x 19.5 in. Bain
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to s******1 for (550.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 704.00
 
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David Finch original double page splash artwork for Aphrodite IX #3.135 - David Finch original double page splash artwork for Aphrodite IX #3.
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135. David Finch original double page splash artwork for Aphrodite IX #3. (Image/Top Cow, 1996) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 17 x 2
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to a*******s for (700.00 + 196.00) x 1 = 896.00
 
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Shary Flenniken, Dan O'Neill, and Bobby London original Trotts and Bonnie jam illustration.136 - Shary Flenniken, Dan O'Neill, and Bobby London original Trotts and Bonnie jam illustration.
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136. Shary Flenniken, Dan O'Neill, and Bobby London original Trotts and Bonnie jam illustration. (ca. 1970s) Accomplished in pencil, ink
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********J for (550.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 704.00
 
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Sam Glanzman 30-pages of original artwork for Combat #16.137 - Sam Glanzman 30-pages of original artwork for Combat #16.
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137. Sam Glanzman 30-pages of original artwork for Combat #16 . (Dell, 1965) Consisting of (30) pages of artwork accomplished in pencil a
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to u*****7 for (1,100.00 + 308.00) x 1 = 1,408.00
 
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Paul Gulacy original artwork for Flinch #4 complete 10-page story 'Playing Dead'.138 - Paul Gulacy original artwork for Flinch #4 complete 10-page story 'Playing Dead'.
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138. Paul Gulacy original artwork for Flinch #4 complete 10-page story "Playing Dead". (Vertigo/DC, 1999) Accomplished in pencil, ink, w
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********s for (1,000.00 + 280.00) x 1 = 1,280.00
 
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Russ Heath original artwork for Creepy #92 original 8-page story 'The Executioner'.139 - Russ Heath original artwork for Creepy #92 original 8-page story 'The Executioner'.
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139. Russ Heath original artwork for Creepy #92 original 8-page story "The Executioner". (Warren, 1977) Accomplished in pencil and ink w
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) x 1 = 8,000.00
 
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Russ Heath artwork for National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor complete 8-page story 'Swamp Sluts".140 - Russ Heath artwork for National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor complete 8-page story 'Swamp Sluts".
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140. Russ Heath original artwork for the National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor complete 8-page story "Swamp Sluts". (National Lampoon,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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