Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — French Cartoon Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
540°
c
Sale 958, Lot 540, French Cartoon CoversFrench Cartoon Covers. Fourteen beautifully illustrated French cartoon covers, incl. two with 3c Dull Red (11, one pair), five with 3c Dull Red (26), one with Blood's No. 15L14, one with Great Britain 1p Red, other five stampless, each with small imprint or title at bottom, incl. A Windy Day with hand-coloring, The Skaters, The Smokers, Part of the Campaign, A Party Near Paris, Aerial Voyage, Dance in the Salon, Joust on the Water, Public Garden, each with amusing caricatures, some flaws to be expected incl. some soiling and edgewear

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SET OF FRENCH CARTOON COVERS, DEPICTING MANY COMMON THEMES OF THE DAY IN A SATIRICAL MANNER.

The illustrations on the covers have much in common with caricatures of the day that often appeared in newspapers or other periodicals, poking fun at politicians or other popular current events. This set of French cartoon designs was assembled one at a time by Louis Grunin over decades of collecting. It is, without question, impossible to duplicate.

E. 20,000-30,000
20,000