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Going, Going, Gone! …Sold for $12,000

 

The early Little Orphan Annie original art up for auction I had mentioned elsewhere has sold.


August 26, 1924 Little Orphan Annie = $12,000 + $1200 for the buyers premium.

 

For comparison, here’s some other original art sold at the same Heritage Auctions lot,
the following prices all include the buyer’s premium in the totals.

 


October 6, 1925 Little Orphan Annie = $16,800

 

 


June 22, 1932 Krazy Kat = $6,600

 

 


1933 Archy’s Life of Mehitabel hard cover dust jacket = $13,200

 

 


April 8, 1909 Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend = $14,400

 

 


1920s/1930s Winsor McCay editorial cartoon = $12,000

 

 


November 12, 1939 Bringing Up Father/Rosie’s Beau = $4,560

 

 


April 14, 1935 Felix the Cat = $10,200

 

 


March 28, 1915 Buster Brown = $13,200

 

 


February 2, 1962 Peanuts = $16,800

 

 


April 17, 1953 Peanuts = $28,800

 

 


April 22, 1936 Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye = $6,000

 

 


1965 R. Crumb Help! Magazine submission = $31,200

 

 


1975 4-page Sergio Aragonés MAD magazine piece = $16,800

 

 


April 6, 1947 (page 3) The Spirit = $15,600

 

 


partial April 26, 1953 Prince Valiant = $9,600

 

 


August 30, 1970 Prince Valiant = $9,000

 

hat tip (obviously) = Heritage Auctions

 

 

 

 

Community Comments

#1 Brian Fies
February/24/2019
@ 10:00 am

I find some of those sales prices surprisingly high and others surprisingly low. These results only prove the maxim that something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.

It also proves that, in the circles interested in original comic art (e.g., me), there just aren’t many bargains left anymore. Not like the days when people I know bought original Krazy Kats for pocket change. Alas.

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