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  • 07/22/17 - Les Beyer...   07/22/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   07/22/17 - Dotta Auction Company, inc....   07/22/17 - Enterline Auction Service...   07/22/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/22/17 - Leaman Auctions Ltd....   07/22/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   07/22/17 - Morphy Auctions...   07/22/17 - Probst Family Auctions...   07/22/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/21-22/17 - Larry Swartz...   07/22/17 - Crocker Farm...   07/22/17 - Michael P. & David Weaver...   07/22/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   07/22/17 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   07/22/17 - Hess Conestoga Gallery...   07/23/17 - Morphy Auctions...   07/23/17 - American Antique Auctions...   07/23/17 - All Points Auction Company...   07/23/17 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   07/24/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/25/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/25/17 - Tom Hall Auctions, Inc....   07/26/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/26/17 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   07/26/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   07/27/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/27/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/27/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   07/27/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   07/28/17 - Tim Weaver Auction Service...   07/29/17 - John Carl Auction Company...   07/29/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/29/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   07/29/17 - JR's Auctioneering...   07/29/17 - Keystone Auctions LLC...   07/30/17 - All Points Auction Company...   07/28-30/17 - Brumbach's Auctioneering Service...   07/30/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/31/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   08/01/17 - Alderfers Auctions & Appraisers...   08/02/17 - Fry's Auction, Inc....   08/02/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   08/03/17 - John Coker, Ltd....   08/04/17 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   08/04-05/17 - Brumbach's Auctioneering Service...   08/05/17 - Blums...   08/07/17 - Robert H. Clinton & Company, Inc....   07/28-08/8/17 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   08/10/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   08/12/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   08/12/17 - Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers...   
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Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction
Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction

June 30, 2017

Hake's Is On The Mark With Pop Culture Auction

July 11, 12, And 13 Sale To Feature Rare Comics, Original Comic Art

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In the second of three online auctions designed to commemorate Hake’s Americana’s 50th year, the Pennsylvania-based pop culture specialist will host an event on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 11, 12, and 13, focused on rare comic books and original comic art. In March, the firm’s golden jubilee year was launched with a million-dollar sale led by early political memorabilia, the category on which Hake’s was founded.
“Our July auction is right in step with what’s currently making headlines at the box office, and that’s superheroes – most notably, Wonder Woman,” said Alex Winter, president of Hake’s Americana. “The Wonder Woman film has already well surpassed half a billion dollars worldwide, and its run is far from over. With this in mind, our July auction includes a scarce issue of All Star Comics #8, featuring the first appearance of Wonder Woman. To collectors, this is one of the key Golden Age comics. Prices for this issue have been steadily increasing,” said Winter. Acknowledged as one of the most important issues in the history of DC Comics, All Star Comics #8 is estimated at $20,000-$35,000.
Hundreds of comic books will be offered, most of them either CGC- or CBCS-graded and with price points to please all pocketbooks. For those who want quality but are still working their way up to the higher end of Silver and Golden Age books, a well-advised choice might be lot 1362, a 1984 first printing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. In CGC 9.4 NM condition and one of only 3,000 copies that were printed in the first run, this Modern Age classic is expected to sell for $5,000-$10,000.
Sensational original artworks from important artists lie at the heart of Hake’s July auction, with a selection of literally hundreds of one-of-a-kind pieces of daily and Sunday comic strip art, plus comic book covers, interior pages, animation cels and specialty items. Presenting an extraordinary buying opportunity, lots 1412 through 1433 consist of Mike Zeck’s original cover art from Captain America #265 followed by the original art for all 21 interior story pages. “If a collector wanted to own the art for the entire issue, that option would be available to them if they bid on and won all 22 lots,” said Winter.
Mike Zeck is a respected comic book artist who has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics. For the cover of Captain America #265, published in January 1982, Zeck created an action-packed scene that includes not only the title character, but also Spider-Man, Nick Fury, the villainous Sultan, and others. The cover art is estimated at $20,000-$35,000, while estimates vary for the 21 story pages, based on the significance of the scenes depicted. Hake’s catalog provides extensive descriptions for each of the pages.
Eight lots of original art by Greg Hildebrandt are entered as lots 1456 through 1463. “Greg Hildebrandt’s work has always been appreciated. He has an avid following,” said Winter. “If a collector wanted to pick up some of the best available pieces of original Hildebrandt art, the time would be now.” The auction selection includes both a painting and pencil drawing of Harley Quinn and The Joker, two works depicting covers of Old Man Logan, the cover art for Black Panther #5, 75th anniversary pencil cover art (variant) for Captain America Steve Rogers, pencil cover art (variant) for Deadpool v. Punisher #1, and original mixed-media art for Daredevil Crucifixion.
Other noteworthy original art includes a Fleischer Studios Superman hand-painted publicity cel, $5,000-$10,000, and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez original art for a DC Comics Justice League of America licensing style guide, $5,000-$10,000.
Music posters continue to rise in popularity with each successive Hake’s auction. Among the standouts in the July sale are an original pictorial poster advertising a 1968 Doors concert at Detroit’s Cobo Hall and a colorful, boxing-style poster for a May 22, 1955, concert starring Bill Haley and His Comets. Each is expected to make $2,000-$5,000.
The top sports item in the sale is a sensational 1905 real-photo postcard of the Negro League Cuban X-Giants that includes Hall-of-Famer Frank Grant. Early in his career, Grant was a star player in the International League, shortly before Jim Crow restrictions banned African-American players from organized baseball. The postcard is the only extant example of the only postcard known to include Frank Grant’s image. The provenance includes the Richard Merkin collection. The estimate is $10,000-$20,000.
Hake’s sales always include toys and Disneyana, and in this auction, a Saalheimer & Strauss lithographed-tin Mickey Mouse mechanical bank blends the best of both worlds. One of four variations of Mickey banks produced by the German manufacturer, this example, known as the “Smile Please!” version, could attract a winning bid of $10,000-$20,000.
Other auction highlights include 600 lots of political memorabilia, with the centerpiece being an 1860 Lincoln/Hamlin 33-star flag, ex. Leon Rowe collection, $20,000-$35,000, and 100-plus lots of 1930s-70s art, cereal box flats, premiums, signs, and prototypes from the archives of legendary concept developers Sam and Gordon Gold.
Hake’s Americana Auction #221 has opened for bidding by phone, mail or online at www.hakes.com. The first session will close on Tuesday, July 11, while the second session will conclude on Thursday, July 13. Wednesday, July 12, will be an interim day in which bidders can peruse the catalog and prepare for further bidding. To request a free printed catalog or for information on any item in the sale, call toll-free at 866-404-9800 or 717-434-1600. To view the auction catalog online, visit www.hakes.com.
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