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Sale 764A — Autographs and Historical Documents

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 1994

Category — Cartoonists and Illustrators

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
295°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 295, Cartoonists and IllustratorsCharles Addams, Charles AddamsCharles Addams. Unpublished pen & ink and wash drawing of hunter & moose, signed in corner, owner dated on verso 1941, Very Fine

E. 600-800
375
296
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 296, Cartoonists and IllustratorsGeorge Baker, George BakerGeorge Baker. Signed pen & ink sketch of The Sad Sack, owner dated on verso 1947, Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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297°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 297, Cartoonists and IllustratorsHerb Block, Herb BlockHerb Block. Original editorial cartoon, "Anchors Aweigh!", pen & ink with wash, signed, 11-1/4 x 15 in., ca. 1940s, with penciled caption in his hand, printer's notes in R. margin, Very Fine, scarce from this period

E. 250-350
250
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298°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 298, Cartoonists and IllustratorsHerb Block, Herb BlockHerb Block. Original editorial cartoon, "Both Barrels", pen & ink with pencil & wash, 11-1/2 x 15-1/4 in., ca. 1940s, penciled caption in his hand, Very Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
150
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299°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 299, Cartoonists and IllustratorsHerb Block, Herb BlockHerb Block. Original editorial cartoon, "The Voice From the Barrel", pen & ink with wash, 11 x 15 in., ca. 1940s, penciled caption in his hand, Very Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
150
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300
 
Dick Brooks. Two pieces, one with choice signed pen & ink drawing, 9-3/4 x 4 in., of Jan & Jill the way you love `em: fifties-modern, plastic and utterly devoid of personality; the 2nd piece is an illustrated "A Big Hi! From the Jackson Twins" with signed note from Brooks, Very Fine

E. 75-100
55
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301
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 301, Cartoonists and IllustratorsMilton Caniff, Milton CaniffMilton Caniff. Signed and dated (Oct. 21, 1962) drawing in blue ink of Steve Canyon, 5-3/8 x 3-3/8 in., Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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302
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 302, Cartoonists and IllustratorsCartoonists from The New Yorker, Cartoonists from The New YorkerCartoonists from The New Yorker. Seven, original signed drawings on message sides of postal cards or small cards: Perry Barlow (superb detailed self-portrait, 1941); Chon Day (Brother Sebastian, 1956); Robert Day, 1958 (the artist at his desk); Stan Hunt, 1956; Garrett Price, 1941 (original cartoon); Otto Soglow (Little King, 1935); Gluyas Williams, 1937; Very Fine

E. 350-450
230
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303
 
J.N. "ding" Darling. Signed pen & ink sketch on message side of unmailed postal card, dated by owner Oct. 1937, Very Fine

E. 100-150
125
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304
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 304, Cartoonists and IllustratorsBilly Debeck, Billy DebeckBilly Debeck. Signed and dated pen & ink drawing of Barney Google on message side of postal card, Fine

E. 150-200
170
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305°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 305, Cartoonists and IllustratorsThomas A. Dorgan, Thomas A. DorganThomas A. Dorgan. Great pair of pen & ink cartoons, each approx. 12-1/2 x 8-3/4 in., entitled INDOOR SPORTS and OUTDOOR SPORTS, both signed ("Tad"), one with label on back "This Drawing Is the Property of King Features Syndicate", minor soiling, Fine and desirable

E. 400-600
0
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306
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 306, Cartoonists and IllustratorsJames Montgomery Flagg, James Montgomery FlaggJames Montgomery Flagg. Signed pen & ink drawing of woman's head, on message side of postal card dated 1937, Fine

E. 150-200
190
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307°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 307, Cartoonists and IllustratorsHal Foster, Hal FosterHal Foster. Signed pen & ink sketch of Prince Valiant, dated by owner 1941 on verso, Very Fine

E. 400-450
450
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308
 
Charles Dana Gibson. Three pieces. Ca. 1935 ANS, "Sorry I haven't time to do a drawing. Sincerely yours C.D. Gibson", with original envelope addressed in his hand, also a 2nd envelope with his signature bold written in corner; note with some offset from folding before the ink dried, Fine

E. 200-250
0
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309
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 309, Cartoonists and IllustratorsRube Goldberg, Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg. Signed and dated (1937) pen & ink sketch on message side of postal card, Very Fine

E. 200-250
190
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310
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 310, Cartoonists and IllustratorsChester Gould, Chester GouldChester Gould. Signed ballpoint pen drawing of Dick Tracy, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 in., owner dated on verso 1956, Very Fine

E. 250-350
230
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311
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 311, Cartoonists and IllustratorsHarold Gray, Harold GrayHarold Gray. Signed pen & ink drawing with watercolors of Annie & Sandy, with balloons, on 4 x 5-3/4 in. card, dated by owner 1935 on verso, fresh colors, Very Fine and choice

E. 400-500
600
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312
 
Harold Gray. Collection of 20 different multicolor Christmas cards designed by Gray featuring Annie & Sandy with Santa Claus, printed signatures of he & his wife, 1936-1968, Very Fine group

E. 100-150
125
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313°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 313, Cartoonists and IllustratorsWindsor McCay, Windsor McCayWindsor McCay. Signed pen & ink cartoon for Hearst's editorial page, 16-7/8 x 12 in., undated, BANKER WHO UNLOADED MILLIONS IN WORTHLESS FOREIGN SECURITIES ON US, with superb drawing of Uncle Sam displaying large broadside headed REFLATION, accompanied by a letter from McCay's son describing this drawing for Earl Barton ("his Uncle Sam I think is one of the best looking guys I have ever seen"), in addition to mentioning that he plans to revive the Nemo strip, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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314
 
Windsor McCay Jr. Six pieces, includes 2 TLSs on Flip stationery discussing the availability of his father's art work, also hand-colored pen & ink drawing of Flip, signed with inscription; a drawing by his son at age 11; and a letter & drawing by Dorothy McKay, Very Fine lot

E. 100-150
0
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315
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 315, Cartoonists and IllustratorsGeorge McManus, George McManusGeorge McManus. Signed pen & ink drawing of Jiggs, on message side of postal card mailed 1935, Fine

E. 200-250
180
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316
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 316, Cartoonists and IllustratorsMargie, MargieMargie. Signed pen & ink drawing of Lulu, with watercolor, on message side of postal card mailed 1935, Fine

E. 200-250
210
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317
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 317, Cartoonists and IllustratorsBill Mauldin, Bill MauldinBill Mauldin. Pen & ink and wash drawing, inscribed and signed, on card, owner dated on verso 1958, Very Fine

E. 200-250
260
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318
 
"Gee Tee" Maxwell. Five editorial cartoons, pen & ink with pencil & wash, all signed, undated, ca. 1930s, 15 x 16 in. and one 15 x 20 in., includes commentary on FDRs New Deal and the Spanish Civil War

E. 300-400
0
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319
 
Thomas Nast. Signature ("Th: Nast. Oct. 2, 1896"), on 4-3/8 x 2-1/2 in. slip, Fine

E. 150-200
60
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320
 
Frederick Opper. Original 4-panel Happy Hooligan cartoon, pen & ink, mounted on board, signed in last panel, dated 1924, vertical crease between 3rd & 4th panels with old tape reinforcement on back, Fine

E. 250-350
160
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321
 
Robert Ripley. Three pieces, each with characteristic signature and "Believe It or Not"; includes self-portrait sketch in red pencil, signed on message side of 1939 postal card; signature on 1935 cover with tiny mounted photo clipped from newspaper;signature with greetings on message side of postal card, 1937; Very Fine

E. 250-350
105
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322
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 322, Cartoonists and IllustratorsNorman Rockwell, Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell. Two pieces, includes signed sketch of dog with can tied to its tail, and ANS, both on message side of postal cards mailed 1937, Very Fine

E. 300-400
525
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323
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 323, Cartoonists and IllustratorsCharles M. Schulz, Charles M. SchulzCharles M. Schulz. Signed ballpoint pen sketch of Snoopy, with inscription, owner dated on verso 1964, 5-3/8 x 3-3/8 in., Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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324
 
Carl E. Schultze. Nine pieces. Creator of "Foxy Grandpa", includes 7 ALSs and 1 ANS, each with original sketch, 1936-1938, signed with his name and/or "Bunny", including letter discussing his plans to revive the Foxy Grandpa strip along with drawing, "A Smile from Foxy Grandpa- His boys and Bunny"; also copy of THE LATEST ADVENTURES OF FOXY GRANDPA (1905) with original lithographed pictorial boards (faults), Fine lot

E. 400-500
0
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325°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 325, Cartoonists and IllustratorsElzie C. Segar, Elzie C. SegarElzie C. Segar. Signed and dated (12-15-36) pen & ink drawing of Popeye, "Ahoy Earl!" and "Yours to the last ash! Segar" with cigar device, Very Fine

E. 400-500
450
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326
 
Fred O. Seibel. Editorial cartoon for the Richmond Times Dispatch, "When Nature Goes To War", 14-1/4 x 20 in., pen & ink, signed and dated Sept. 24, 1938, Very Fine

E. 250-350
0
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327
 
Al Smith. Signed Mutt & Jeff cartoon, 3-panels, pen & ink on board with additional paste-up, dated 1967 and signed a second time with inscription along top, Very Fine

E. 100-150
90
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328
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 328, Cartoonists and IllustratorsWilliam Steig, William SteigWilliam Steig. Signed pen & ink drawing of small boy, on message side of unmailed postal card, dated by owner 1940, Very Fine

E. 100-150
125
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329
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 329, Cartoonists and IllustratorsRichard Taylor, Richard TaylorRichard Taylor. Pen & ink and wash cartoon, "Fisherman's Luck", 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 in., signed and dated 1945, accompanied by TLS, Very Fine and choice

E. 150-200
90
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330
 
Abian "Wally" Wallgren. Copy of HIS CARTOONS OF THE A.E.F., published by The Stars & Stripes, 1919, original paper wraps as issued, black on brown, 17-3/8 x 7 in., printed price of 5 francs; accompanied by original signed cartoon dated 1936, "The Saluting Demon". Very Fine, very scarce

E. 150-200
0
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331
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 331, Cartoonists and IllustratorsFrank Willard, Frank WillardFrank Willard. Signed pencil drawing of Kayo, with caption, "If this picture of me looks a little wabbly Earl- It's because it's drawed on the train.", on message side of postal card, mailed 1936, Fine

E. 150-200
150
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332
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 332, Cartoonists and IllustratorsChic Young, Chic YoungChic Young. Signed pen & ink drawing of Blondie, Dagwood & Baby Dumpling, 5-3/4 x 3-1/2 in., owner dated on verso 1935, accompanied by 2 TLSs, Very Fine

E. 200-250
280
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333°
 
The Earl Barton Collection of Cartoon Art. 420+ pieces, nearly all original drawings from as many artists, all signed, with many personally inscribed. Better names incl. Carl Anderson, Ernie Bushmiller, Chon Day, Ham Fisher, Milt Gross, Jimmy Hatlo, Bill Holman, Ted Kay, Hank Ketcham, Frank King, Jack Knight, Reg Manning, Pat Oliphant, Vaughn Shoemaker, Mort Walker, etc., from simple sketches to finished cartoons, with numerous reponses that can only be described as extraordinarily generous. Also in this group is an interesting collection of WWII art incl. numerous caricatures of Der Fuhrer and a beautiful hand-painted patriotic. In addition there is a largely uncounted mass of letters, news clippings, books, etc. A beautiful group

E. 4,000-5,000
2,700
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334
 
American Artists. Four pieces, includes Charles Dana Gibson on clip from letter and signature on back of his calling card; Maxfield Parrish bold fancy signature on sheet with "Windsor: Vermont" letterhead; Elihu Vedder signature (1897) on his book plate, Fine lot

E. 150-200
160
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