December 11th saw the auction of one of the largest Frank Frazetta art collections, the collection of Doc Dave. Having visited the Frazetta Museum in Stroudsburg, PA shortly before Frank passed away, I was very interested in this auction and I wasn't disappointed.
The big ticket item was the painting "The Lion Queen" at $179,200 (#6 on the Frazetta painting list) and includes an interesting backstory of theft, discovery and the FBI. With so many terrific inked pages, I created a new Frazetta non-comic inks section for $50,000+ pages and promptly added 10 pages, including the "Lord of The Rings: The Black Nazgul" portfolio page pictured below at #4 ($78,000).
Note: many of the public prices listed don't include the premium; the price plus premium are available here and the total is reflected in the lists.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Heritage's November 2015 auction included a number of items that made it onto the list. For the GL #76 cover, not only did Mr. Adams share in the proceeds, but a portion also goes to the Hero Initiative.
- Green Lantern #76 (Neal Adams) - $442,150 (#4 cover)
- Amazing Spider-Man #98 (Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia) - $179,250 (#12 cover)
- Journey Into Mystery #122 (Jack Kirby, Wally Wood) - $155,350 (#18 cover)
- Action Comics #45 (Fred Ray) - $107,550 (#24 cover)
- Amazing Spider-Man #39 page 18 (John Romita Sr., Mike Esposito) - $89,625 (#6 page)
- Amazing Spider-Man #39 page 19 (John Romita Sr., Mike Esposito) - $62,737 (#14 page)
On the foreign market, a pair of Tintin pages brought in a whooping $1,763,036 in an October auction in Paris.