In all, more than 600 lots came up for bid, in an auction that featured mostly comics, comic art, sports, animation and Disney items from Philip Weiss. It grossed just under $600,000 (including buyer’s premium). About 70 people attended the sale in person, while 1,000 others registered to bid online, through LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com.
Following are some highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.
A star lot of the sports memorabilia category was a fresh-to-the-market Sand Knit green, gold and white Green Bay Packers sweater previously owned and worn by the late Packers’ coaching legend Vince Lombardi. The size 46 sweater had Lombardi’s name stitched in, on a separate green felt patch, just below the Sand Knit label. The sweater, in fine condition, brought $17,250.
Three Disney production cels on a production background from the 1938 film Brave Little Tailor, with the cels depicting two guards and Mickey Mouse, 9 ½ inches by 11 inches, with a label on back, sold for $7,750.
Original Peanuts daily comic strips drawn by the late, great illustrator Charles Schulz are a staple at most Philip Weiss Auctions, and this sale had several. One dated 12/4/1978 and featuring Lucy and Schroeder with piano rose to $17,250; one dated 9/28/1977 and showing Snoopy and Woodstock made $16,100; and one dated 3/8/1960 with Snoopy and butterflies realized $16,675.
A copy of The Incredible Hulk #1, graded good-plus to very good, with just minor imperfections, went for $6,900; a nearly flawless copy of All Select Comics #9, from the Big Apple Collection and featuring The Human Torch and Captain America, earned $5,700; and original cover art for Marvel Comics’ Defenders #65 (1978), signed in pencil by artist Keith Pollard, brought $6,600.
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