L.B. Cole cover thread! Post your favorites by the master!
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This is my first purchase from ebay in about 2 years. There are a few gems there every now and then I guess. The Big Apple copy just went for over 3K (I saw the book in San Diego and it was beautiful) which was more than I could afford, then this appeared on ebay, so I felt very lucky. Of course, I could have bought the Mile High copy in San Diego - it was also a 7.5 like the Big apple copy and the asking price was only $12K. Anyway here it is:

 

 

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very pretty. he did love to to use those little moon-scape volcanoes. great book.

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when i got out of my blue bolt run, i saved a few, and this is one of them cuz it's a crippen and i think it's so cool. replete with little volcanoes with peaks in the crater. plus, i found it acceptable to get rid of regular ol' issues, but "great BIG issues" were another thing entirely.

 

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this one is mine for another 5 days or so.

 

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when i got out of my blue bolt run, i saved a few, and this is one of them cuz it's a crippen and i think it's so cool. replete with little volcanoes with peaks in the crater. plus, i found it acceptable to get rid of regular ol' issues, but "great BIG issues" were another thing entirely.

 

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That's sweet! :thumbsup:

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This is my first purchase from ebay in about 2 years. There are a few gems there every now and then I guess. The Big Apple copy just went for over 3K (I saw the book in San Diego and it was beautiful) which was more than I could afford, then this appeared on ebay, so I felt very lucky. Of course, I could have bought the Mile High copy in San Diego - it was also a 7.5 like the Big apple copy and the asking price was only $12K. Anyway here it is:

 

 

CaptainAero26.jpg

 

very pretty. he did love to to use those little moon-scape volcanoes. great book.

 

Nice score - I see the market has almost caught up with the retarded price I paid for a raw 5.5 nearly 15 years ago.

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whoa! geek-alert-----helluva funny-book spotted on page 113!

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I'm up to 60-70 Cole covers, and just grabbed this off of the GA sale boards today:

 

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I haven't seen this one posted. Most people aren't even aware this exists.

Anyone know what this is from?

No prize for the correct answer; just satisfaction. :cloud9:

plus I'll post the whole pic.

 

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I dunno, but I'll buy it! It's awesome!!!

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Sweet! :applause:

 

I'm up to 60-70 Cole covers, and just grabbed this off of the GA sale boards today:

 

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Taffy Comics 2. Got it from a boardie. What a whacky Hitler cover!

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L.B. Cole estate auction is ending soon. Never really paid much attention to Cole books before. Having said that, those covers sure are pretty.

 

What happened to all the LB Cole Star original art?

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It doesn't exist. I seem to remember hearing from Jay Disbrow that there was some type of flood that destroyed it all.

 

Keep in mind that most of the work in Star books was reprinted material. I've never seen a single piece of Star art, original or otherwise.

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Did anyone get anything from the Estate Sale? I tried like hell to get a painting or a cover re-creation, but constantly got outbid. :( Seriously, I felt like it was me vs. 1 other person on over a dozen listings. I drove up the price of 1 item from $350 to $700 before I gave up.

 

I did end up with 2 cover proofs. 1 romance and 1 war cover.

 

Captain Aero #23:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=373623

 

Top Love Stories #7:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=373284

 

Some of the cover proofs went through the roof too. Worth looking at the listings.

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Oh, I also picked this up a few weeks ago. I'd been hunting it for a while now, and the colors are 10x better than this pic:

 

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And this a day or 2 after that. It's a tad beaten, but a solid VG:

 

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Did anyone get anything from the Estate Sale? I tried like hell to get a painting or a cover re-creation, but constantly got outbid. :( Seriously, I felt like it was me vs. 1 other person on over a dozen listings. I drove up the price of 1 item from $350 to $700 before I gave up.

 

I did end up with 2 cover proofs. 1 romance and 1 war cover.

 

Captain Aero #23:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=373623

 

Top Love Stories #7:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=373284

 

Some of the cover proofs went through the roof too. Worth looking at the listings.

 

 

I thought about bidding, but I'm light on funds this month and the prices were already high. The Suspense Comics 8 cover proof went for over a grand. I thought the romance paperback cover painting prices were very strong.

 

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I bought the cover proof to Ship Ahoy # 1. I got it for a steal. Plus I bought a small painting aswell. I am very happy to own a signed proof and a painting from the master.

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I thought about bidding, but I'm light on funds this month and the prices were already high. The Suspense Comics 8 cover proof went for over a grand. I thought the romance paperback cover painting prices were very strong.

 

Yeah, I really wanted one of the peacock paintings. I was only $120, then I bit it up to $400 and called it quits. I really hope there is some more of his stuff out there...

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I thought about bidding, but I'm light on funds this month and the prices were already high. The Suspense Comics 8 cover proof went for over a grand. I thought the romance paperback cover painting prices were very strong.

 

Yeah, I really wanted one of the peacock paintings. I was only $120, then I bit it up to $400 and called it quits. I really hope there is some more of his stuff out there...

 

I wish I'd paid closer attention sooner myself, one of those things I'll probably regret in a few years. But with that amount of material hitting the market, I'm sure we'll see some of it available again.

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