Welcome to #265 of Original Comic Art Tips! This comes on Sunday for the second time in a row, next week we’ll be back to Friday as usual.
eBay: a Mister Miracle page by Kirby went for a $4,5k Best Offer, the Atrocitus sketch by Jim Lee for $4k, $300 less than the first round 2 years ago. $3,1k for the Ghost Rider splash by Ploog, $3,3k for a Cyberfrog DPS by Ethan VanSciver, $2,2k for a Preacher page, $2,3k for a Batman page by Tim Sale.
The Ghost Rider title splash by Bret Blevins was sold again, this time for a $2k Best Offer, a Daredevil trading card by Peach Momoko for $1,8k, The vintage Stray Toasters sketches by Sienkiewicz for $1,6k and $1,4k, the Batman sketch by Mignola for $1,6k, a Hellboy for $1,5k, a Jim Lee page with something resembling Batman for $1k, a Wolverine commission by Trimpe for $1,2k, a Kim Jung Gi sketched book for $1,2k, another one for $1k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: first place for a rare Doom Patrol page by Bruno Premiani, sold for $10k, $8k for an Avengers page by Tuska, $7k for the Shadow DPS by Chaykin, $2,9k for the nice Defenders page by Sal Buscema.
Top Ten pages by Gene Ha are rare to find too, this one went for $1k, as expected the Batman head by Bruce Timm went for less than $1,8k… just $600. you could easily double that by flipping it on ebay.
Catawiki: a Conan by Sanjulian went for €1,3k, a Spirit cover prelim by Eisner for €750, Dylan Dog by Micheluzzi for € 350, Dylan Dog by Stano for €300, a Tex by Civitelli for €800, a Martin Mystere cover by Alessandrini for €300.
Heritage Harlan Ellison Auction: very high prices, with total sales nearing a Million dollars. The painted color art for the cover to Spawn #2 by Ken Steacy was sold for an incredible $168k, not comic art but a paperback cover by Richard Corben for the Vic and Blood novel was sold for $88k.
Auction record for Watchmen interior art, with this Dave Gibbons page sold for $84k, $57k for the three Wolverine pages by Frank Miller, auction record for Gene Day with a Batman cover sold for $26k, auction record for Kevin Maguire with a JLA page sold for $24k, $15k for a Spectre cover by Sandy Plunkett, $14k is the highest price paid for Batman original art by Gene Colan on HA.
Sotheby’s Persepolis Auction: the auction went very well, with £600k paid for 44 lots. The first page went for ten times the estimation at £40k, the other pages were sold for a price between £25k and £10k.
This week on eBay
Heritage Weekly Auction
Strips: Buz Sawyer by Crane, a Garfield daily, a Rusty Riley Sunday, B.C., a Dennis panel by Ketcham, Archie by Montana, a Beetle Bailey Sunday, Corrigan by Williamson, look at this Tarzan Sunday by Yeates, a Hagar, many Terry strips,
Look at this beautiful Giuseppe Bergman page by Manara, a Columbus panel, also a Borgia page, Necron by Magnus, a pinup by Marini, an illustration by Crepax, Ken Parker by Milazzo, a Tex page by Claudio Villa, a sketch by Liberatore.
Heritage Signature Auction part 1: Strips!
Seems like no Signature Auction can start until there’s a Calvin & Hobbes strip in the catalogue…
See you next week!