Heritage Auction Closing Today

I have a great assortment of items in this week’s Heritage Internet Comic Auction, which closes today. There are a lot of great items, some of which have VERY low bids at this point. You may be able to pick up some bargains — my loss, your gain.

Something for everybody this week, no matter your budget or interests: great original art, gold, silver and bronze age comic books, platinum age comic strip-oriented books, big bargain lots, etc.To view and bid on any of my lots in this week’s auction follow this link.

Here are photos and my thoughts on this week’s auction items:

Great Room and Board Sunday by Gene Ahern —  very Munchausean

Incredibly rare — masthead art for the NY American Sunday comics section, by ‘Bunny’ Schultze

Delightful E. Simms Campbell Cuties panel

Beyond rare — a Little Bobby Bowser original and proof sheet by Bert Cobb — gorgeous art

Early Stan Drake Heart of Juliet Jones daily

Top tier from 1959 Heart of Juliet Jones Sunday

One of my very favorite pieces — classic Clare Briggs When a Feller Needs a Friend — this was tough to let go

Super-sexy Flamingo daily — and price should be reasonable since its by Thornton, not Matt Baker

Ozark Ike wins the 1948 World Series! Oh my, Dinah is in that striped sweater.

Mel Graff Secret Agent X-9 daily — no main characters so probably will go very cheap (oops, I mean undervalued!)

Super Sidney Smith Gumps daily from Andy’s presidential campaign — very timely subject matter

Here’s a real treasure — Burris Jenkins anti-comic book editorial cartoon from 1946

Man that John Lehti sure could draw, couldn’t he? Should have taken over Prince Valiant IMHO

Delightful Lichty Grin and Bear It daily panel

Superb Bobby London Thimble Theatre daily with three main characters!

The sleeper of the auction, literally! Amazing and HUGE J. Norman Lynd Sunday about dreams!

Very rare item — a Sugar and Spike single-page gag by the great Sheldon Mayer

The earliest Fred Opper cartoon you’re ever likely to find — 1880!!

Sweetly drawn C.F. Peters gag cartoon about the stock market. Check out the nice framing on this one!

Oh man, the fine linework of Paul Robinson just blows me away — Just Among Us Girls panel

Snookums topper — not really by McManus of course, this would be the great Zeke Zekely ghosting,. Pantomime gag!

Terry and the Pirates by Wunder — fabulous drawing, and no face-front stars to make the bidding go overboard

Denny O’Neil comic book script with probably Michael Kaluta sketches!
A group of 16 different issues of 4Most — I used to really get a kick out of reading these, and they’re very inexpensive

Group of 9 Airboys and Air Fighters — lot of really nice condition copies thrown into this lot!

Group of 15 nice silver age Batman and Detective issues

Group of 34 silver and early bronze age Batman, Detective, Man-Bat — what a deal!

1933 Kellogg’s Buck Rogers giveaway booklet in nice condition

Very scarce Bringing Up Father Big Book in really sharp condition

Lot of 8 Bringing Up Father Cupples and Leon books in lesser condtion — lotta cheap reading!

The whole series of Charlie Chaplin’s Comic Capers books — I hate to think what I paid for these, and they threw them into one lot! Ouch! Mostly beautiful condition for these fragile items.

2 different delightful Foxy Grandpa books by Bunny

Quite rare 1918 Landfield-Kupfer Gumps book

Two really nice early Iron Man issues — I think they under-graded these frankly.

OMG! They threw all my DC Kirby’s into one enormous box lot. Huge lot and plenty of high grade issues in there. Gosh I loved these series as a young ‘un.

Ultra-rare Mammoth Comics, poor condition but find another!

Lovely copy of the Cupples & Leon Mutt and Jeff Big Book

4 Cupples and Leon Mutt and Jeff books in lesser condition. Bargain reading material!

Ultra-rare New York American Mutt and Jeff Joke Book — only one I have ever found from this series!

Rare Saalfield color interior Popeye Cartoon Book in reasonably nice shape

Group of 36 (!) Target Comics. What a treasure-trove of great 1940s reading, probably at a bargain price.

7 wonderful reprint books in nice shape. Sorta weird grouping, so will probably go cheap!

Great group of Eisner, Kurtzman and other reprint books. Wally Wood and R.C. Harvey are adults-only btw.

Set of 42 proof books for King Features’ North America Syndicate. Mostly July-December 2001, plus more from 1996-97

Relive your military days in these three scarce books. Two slightly risque WWII digests up top, plus the incomparable Wally Wallgren’s WWI Stars & Stripes strips.

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