Original Comic Art Auction Results
Welcome to #70 of Original Comic Art Tips. Very long newsletter this time, let’s start with the usual auction results.
Ebay: the Wolverine original art by Sam Kieth went for $3,600, a Godzilla cover by Maguire and Art Adams for $1,000, the 2 Wildcats pages by Jim Lee went for market price at $1,500. This Batman comic art page by Don Newton sold for only $500 probably means that every interested collector already bought one… Norm Breyfogle Batman original art is getting scarce on the market, the trading card art went for $800 and $760. A cover sketch by Milton Caniff went for $1,000, the Adrian Tomine cover art for $1,300.
Heritage Sunday: the Wayne Boring Superman strip made $2,400, the original art for the Batman Hostess ad by Curt Swan $2,300, the Wally Wood painting $2,600 and the George Herriman original cartoon $1,500.
Welcome to issue #69 of the Original Comic Art Tips Newsletter! A quiet week, some interesting auction results and some nice pieces on eBay.
Results, Ebay: An Alan Davis Namor cover went for $2,500, the Spiderman page by Erik Larsen for $3,500, the Swamp Thing page by Steve Bissette for $1,600, the Springer/Romita Spiderman splash for $1,200 and a Ron Lim Warlock splash for $2,000. A happy collector bought a Batman original by Don Newton for $280.
Heritage Sunday: You probably all noticed that last week I presented a Prince Valiant print as original comic art… I was probably half-sleeping in front of the computer late at night. the Wayne Boring Superman strips sold, to no surprise, for $2,200 and $1,900, the Star Wars cover by Mark Schultz went for $1,700, the Hostess Ad by Curt Swan for $1,400, a Jack Jaxon underground splash for $1,800, the George Herriman cartoon for $2,000.
A very nice Conan/Red Sonja commission by Ernie Chan went for only $150, the Chris Bachalo Doc Strange commission for $100, the Dennis the Menace illustration for $300, a nice Impulse page by Ethan Van Sciver for $75.
Welcome to #68 of Original Comic Art Tips! lots of great original art to see this week. We’ll start, as usual, with some auction results.
Ebay: The Ghost Rider #50 cover by Ron Garney made $1,500, a Conan page by John Buscema went for $560, the JLA by Howard Porter for $500, the Alley Oop daily for $500 and the Rusty Riley daily for $450. Mike Allred pages are rare to see on an auction, the Avengers pages all went for about $250. Happy collectors bought the Rafael Kayanan Conan half-splash for only $250, the Next Men page by John Byrne for $180, the all-Flash page by Don Heck for $300, a nice Ed Benes page for $350. A rare occurrence: a Jim Lee sketch went unsold at $300.
Heritage Sunday: the John Buscema Avengers page was sold for $4,300, the Space 1999 splash by John Byrne went for $2,300, high for Charlton work, the Captain America page by Gene Colan went for $3,100, the Namor for $2,300 and the Daredevil original for $1,500. The Curt Swan Ad went for $1,900, the Action Comics splash for only $780. The Power Man page by George Tuska went for only $400 and a New Titans by George Perez for $370.
Things are slowly going better after Christmas… a few nice pieces on eBay and HA, but I have to say that the new ComicLink auction is pretty weak, very different from the last one in December which was their best ever (go back to see issue #61 here). Let’s see some auction results first:
ebay. The Namor page by John Byrne went for $1,000, the Batman splash by Garcia Lopez for $5,000. The Elektra cover by Mike Deodato was very iconic but I’d never imagine it going for $9,000… The Win Mortimer Spidey splash went for $1,700 while the full figure Cap by Mike Zeck went for only $290 and the Gene Colan Dracula portrait for only $160.
This Dennis the Menace panel went for $900, the gag was funny but the art a bit static, usually late panels go for much less. An early 20’s Gasoline Alley daily made $1,300, again dailies without Skeezix usually end for lower prices. That nice Orphan Annie Sunday went for $660, we’re used to fluctuating prices based on art quality on 60’s Sundays, I thought this one would go for more.
The First auction by Taurus (see last week’s issue) went without surprises, bad descriptions and low traffic kept all prices down, they made many collectors very happy. (reply to this email if you bought something, I’m curious!). (altro…)
eBay. Most of the art for sale last week went unsold, or sold for the starting price, not much to see. The Jim Lee action figures with sketch went for less than the $3,000 buy it now price usually found on eBay. Batman went for $840 and Harley for $700. The remarked Batman print sold for $500. This Batman quickie by Lee quickly sold yesterday with a BIN price of $400. Same thing with this Joker on a blank cover for $500. A DC Trinity page by Clay Mann went for $900, the Avengers cover by Ed McGuinness went unsold at $2k and is now for sale again at $1,8k or best offer.
Heritage Sunday: the Paul Gulacy DC cover made $2,100, the Twinkies ad by Curt Swan $2,000, the Connie original Sunday art by Frank Godwin $4,500, the beautiful Robin Malone Sunday less than $500 and the Doonesbury daily $1,000. (altro…)
Auction Results Welcome to the 65th Issue of Original Comic Art Tips! This week I’m very late due to the long hours spent at family lunches/dinners in the last few days… Auction Results, Ebay: a few hours after I sent last week’s newsletter this Jim Lee Batman illustration went up for $5k. (I posted it […]
Happy collectors bought an X-Men page by Chris Bachalo for $400, a Ron Frenz cover recreation for $200, a Wonder Woman page by John Byrne for $250, Batman by Tony Daniel for $200 and a Hulk cover recreation by Herb Trimpe for $350. (altro…)
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Ebay: the Batman splash by Don Newton went for $2,300, the Dan De Carlo sexy illustration for $4,000, a talking heads Alpha Flight page by John Byrne was sold for more than $1k, maybe it’s an important scene in the run?
The Frank Cho Batman commission was sold for $3,300, a 10% markup on the original price. Ghost Rider by Frank Robbins went for $600, Captain America for $550. Bids on the Spiderman page by John Buscema reached $3,100 without meeting the reserve, I think it was a fair price… (altro…)