Heritage Auction 7340 – McCay, Foster, Hogarth, Herriman, Schulz, more

Continuing Heritage Auction 7340 into day two.

Among those offered here was a Prince Valiant Sunday by Hal Foster (#1092, January 12, 1958) that went for #24,000.00 and a how-to-draw-the-human-body-the-Hogarth-way Tarzan Sunday page by Burne Hogarth (#868, October 26, 1947) that cost $20,400.00.

Two George Herriman Krazy Kat Sundays. The March 28, 1920 one features Bum Bill Bee and prohibition ran someone $26,400.00, the other was newer but was all Krazy and Ignatz with the Mouse beaning the Kat with a brick. That January 11, 1931 page went for $31,200.00.

An art sparse Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend by Winsor McCay (ca. ?) barely made it to five figures at $10,800.00, while a more filled in, but nothing spectacular, Little Nemo in Slumberland page (May 26, 1907) by the same Winsor McCay ended up at $36,000.00.

A more satisfying 1906 Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend page (art wise, with weather effects) went for $15,000.00.

Three Charles Schulz Peanuts dailies ranged from almost $20,000.00 to a bit over $25,000.00

The Peanuts Sundays starring Snoopy tripled those numbers, going for $66,000.00 (1986) and $72,000.00 (1987).

Also a couple Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet comic strip dailies ranged from $7,800 – $13,200. The more costly one had a full figure Frazetta female and a full frontal facial panel of Johnny Comet.

Two Sundays of The Phantom by Ray Moore, neither of which featured The Ghost Who Walks or any other regular cast member, went for $5,040 and $7,200.

There were many comic book pages including art by Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, and the newer John Byrnes, Jim Lee, Erik Larsen, et. al. For the Jack Kirby fans there were 10 comic pages the one with the highest bid was a six panel Captain America sequence from 1966 (with Dick Ayers inks) that reached $22,200.00. A Bill Sienkiewicz New Mutants page from 1986 was the high water mark of this part of the auction with a $93,000.00 price.

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