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ashrael   
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I am trying to compile a list of the the $100K+ sales for single comic book art. These are the public ones I found so far (all covers):

 

Line Art Covers ($100K+):

 

$380,000 (2010): Weird Fantasy #29 [cover] (Frank Frazetta)

$200,000 (2008): Weird Science #16 (Wally Wood)

$195,500 (2005): Batman #11 (Fred Ray, Jerry Robinson)

$101,700 (2006): Amazing Spider-Man #43 (John Romita)

$101,575 (2010): Daredevil #188 (Frank Miller)

$101,575 (2007): Mr. Natural #1 (Robert Crumb)

$100,625 (2002): Famous Funnies #213 (Frank Frazetta)

 

Big Sales that are up there: Giant Size X-Men #1; Famous Funnies #215; Avengers #93

 

Line Art Interiors ($50K+):

 

$214,819 (2010): Tintin 1939/06/22 [2 pages] (307,785€ for pair ~ $429,637 for pair)

$86,250 (2005) Marvel Comics #1 [page 12] (Bill Everett)

$77,675 (2008) Big Comics #1 [page 1] (Robert Crumb)

$65,725 (2010) Journey Into Mystery #83 [page 8] (Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott)

$53,775 (2008) X-Men #1 [page 11] (Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman)

 

Painted Comic Covers ($100K+):

 

$1,067,052 (2008): Tintin in America (764,200€)

$203,150 (2008): Mad #30 [front & back covers] (Norman Mingo)

$110,500 (2006): Creepy #10 [cover - "Beyond the Grave"] (Frank Frazetta)

 

Non-Comic Frazetta Paintings ($100K+):

 

$1,500,000 (2010): "Conan The Destroyer"

$1,000,000 (2009): "Conan the Conqueror"

$251,000 (2008): "Escape on Venus"

$150,000 (2010): "Warrior with Ball and Chain"

$120,750 (2003): "Savage World"

 

Do you know of any others? Year, issue, page (if not cover), and total price would be appreciated, along with links to info on the web if available. Thanks!

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March 29th 2008

 

$1,225,000 (with buyers premium) for Hergé's gouache used for the cover of the first print of Tintin in America.

Sometimes it's good to be Belgian :D

 

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The GS X-Men #1 and Famous Funnies #215 covers are two private sales that would make that list, though I'm not sure if the prices have ever been reported.

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The GS X-Men #1 and Famous Funnies #215 covers are two private sales that would make that list, though I'm not sure if the prices have ever been reported.

 

Care to share? hm

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I am trying to compile a list of the the $100K+ sales for single comic book line art pages (no paintings). These are the public ones I found so far (all covers):

 

$1,067,052 (2008): Tintin in America (764,200€)

$380,000 (2010): Weird Fantasy #29 [cover] (Frank Frazetta)

$214,819 (2010): Tintin 1939/06/22 (307,785€ for pair ~ $429,637 for pair)

$200,000 (2008): Weird Science #16 [cover] (Wally Wood)

$195,500 (2005): Batman #11 [cover] (Fred Ray, Jerry Robinson)

$101,700 (2006): Amazing Spider-Man #43 [cover] (John Romita)

$101,575 (2010): Daredevil #188 [cover] (Frank Miller)

$101,575 (2007): Mr. Natural #1 [cover] (Robert Crumb)

$100,625 (2002): Famous Funnies #213 [cover] (Frank Frazetta)

 

Do you know of any others? Year, issue, page (if not cover), and total price would be appreciated, along with links to info on the web if available. Thanks!

 

There have been many more 6 figure SALES (with no trade involved) than what is on this list, transactions that were completed in private. They will never be exposed on a public list like this one however. It's just the nature of the hobby.

 

Scott Williams

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March 29th 2008

 

$1,225,000 (with buyers premium) for Hergé's gouache used for the cover of the first print of Tintin in America.

Sometimes it's good to be Belgian :D

 

Link

 

 

 

But if we start getting into painted covers Frazetta is going to pop on top of that.

 

I don't mind including it, but I thought that paintings were getting excluded.

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I am trying to compile a list of the the $100K+ sales for single comic book line art pages (no paintings). These are the public ones I found so far (all covers):

 

$1,067,052 (2008): Tintin in America (764,200€)

$380,000 (2010): Weird Fantasy #29 [cover] (Frank Frazetta)

$214,819 (2010): Tintin 1939/06/22 (307,785€ for pair ~ $429,637 for pair)

$200,000 (2008): Weird Science #16 [cover] (Wally Wood)

$195,500 (2005): Batman #11 [cover] (Fred Ray, Jerry Robinson)

$101,700 (2006): Amazing Spider-Man #43 [cover] (John Romita)

$101,575 (2010): Daredevil #188 [cover] (Frank Miller)

$101,575 (2007): Mr. Natural #1 [cover] (Robert Crumb)

$100,625 (2002): Famous Funnies #213 [cover] (Frank Frazetta)

 

Do you know of any others? Year, issue, page (if not cover), and total price would be appreciated, along with links to info on the web if available. Thanks!

 

There have been many more 6 figure SALES (with no trade involved) than what is on this list, transactions that were completed in private. They will never be exposed on a public list like this one however. It's just the nature of the hobby.

 

Scott Williams

 

People have asked me why I don't trackOriginal Art data the same way I do for comics. The answer has never changed- there's no point. There's so much data hidden away, the data that's actually exposed is meaningless.

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Rob, you have hit the nail on the head. There is at least a half-dozen pieces that were sold privately over the years that make that list. The best we can hope for are public sales reports.

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ashrael   
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Can someone IM me some of these non-public prices? I will NOT post them, I would just like to get a better picture of some of the big OA purchases. Thanks (thumbs u

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Rob, you have hit the nail on the head. There is at least a half-dozen pieces that were sold privately over the years that make that list. The best we can hope for are public sales reports.

 

In these deals, are they generally all cash or is there some trade component involved?

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Rob, you have hit the nail on the head. There is at least a half-dozen pieces that were sold privately over the years that make that list. The best we can hope for are public sales reports.

 

In these deals, are they generally all cash or is there some trade component involved?

 

They're usually bartered for unicorn horns.

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I have some unicorn horns for trade..

My want list includes Hal Foster Tarzan from 1931-1935, Valiants from 1938-1946 and Alex Raymond Flash Gordon from 1935-1937

 

I can take photos of the unicorn horns for prospective trades and please.. no gawkers

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My want list includes Hal Foster Tarzan from 1931-1935, Valiants from 1938-1946 and Alex Raymond Flash Gordon from 1935-1937

You and everybody else. :(

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March 29th 2008

 

$1,225,000 (with buyers premium) for Hergé's gouache used for the cover of the first print of Tintin in America.

Sometimes it's good to be Belgian :D

 

Link

 

 

 

But if we start getting into painted covers Frazetta is going to pop on top of that.

 

I don't mind including it, but I thought that paintings were getting excluded.

What COMIC painted covers did Frazetta do?

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March 29th 2008

 

$1,225,000 (with buyers premium) for Hergé's gouache used for the cover of the first print of Tintin in America.

Sometimes it's good to be Belgian :D

 

Link

 

 

 

But if we start getting into painted covers Frazetta is going to pop on top of that.

 

I don't mind including it, but I thought that paintings were getting excluded.

What COMIC painted covers did Frazetta do?

 

 

 

How is a 120 page hardcover book collecting strips considered a COMIC and the dozens of Frazetta covers to Creepy and Eerie magazine NOT a comic using that criteria?

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March 29th 2008

 

$1,225,000 (with buyers premium) for Hergé's gouache used for the cover of the first print of Tintin in America.

Sometimes it's good to be Belgian :D

 

Link

 

 

 

But if we start getting into painted covers Frazetta is going to pop on top of that.

 

I don't mind including it, but I thought that paintings were getting excluded.

What COMIC painted covers did Frazetta do?

 

 

 

How is a 120 page hardcover book collecting strips considered a COMIC and the dozens of Frazetta covers to Creepy and Eerie magazine NOT a comic using that criteria?

 

Tintin en Amérique is not a collection of strips...

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comix4fun   
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March 29th 2008

 

$1,225,000 (with buyers premium) for Hergé's gouache used for the cover of the first print of Tintin in America.

Sometimes it's good to be Belgian :D

 

Link

 

 

 

But if we start getting into painted covers Frazetta is going to pop on top of that.

 

I don't mind including it, but I thought that paintings were getting excluded.

What COMIC painted covers did Frazetta do?

 

 

 

How is a 120 page hardcover book collecting strips considered a COMIC and the dozens of Frazetta covers to Creepy and Eerie magazine NOT a comic using that criteria?

 

Tintin en Amérique is not a collection of strips...

 

The Tintin in America that is sold here is a collection of strips.

 

The OP listed it as Tintin in America and not Tintin en Amérique so perhaps there are different editions with different contents.

 

It's 120 pages and a hardcover book that collects Tintin strips as it is sold here.

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