Thursday, January 24, 2019

"Death Dealer" Breaks Records

Heritage Auctions report that fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta's original art painting "Death Dealer 6" (1990), sold for a record $1,792,500:

Original interior art by John Romita, Sr., and a cover by Frank Giacoia for Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #100 drew bids from three dozen collectors before bringing $478,000...

...establishing a new world record for the most expensive Marvel Comics 'Silver' or 'Bronze Age' cover ever sold at a public auction.

Animation Art auctions were also extremely strong in 2018, bringing in $1,956,926, highlighted by numerous record sales, including Disney, Hanna Barbera and Warner Brothers.

According to Heritage, "our collectors know the value that exists in many of the offered materials, some of which are fresh-to-the-market personal collections."

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