Philip Weiss April 26 sale to feature pop culture items What was supposed to be a single-owner sale of vintage comic books and comic art for Phillip Weiss Auctions on Saturday, April 26, has mushroomed into nearly 1,000 lots of pop culture collectibles.
PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS' APRIL 26 SALE TO FEATURE NEARLY 1,000 LOTS OF COMICS,
COMIC ART AND HUNDREDS OF POP CULTURE COLLECTIBLES IN MANY CATEGORIES
(Oceanside, N.Y.) - What was supposed to have been a quaint little single-owner collection sale of vintage comic books and comic art for Philip Weiss Auctions on Long Island has mushroomed into a colossal one-day event that will also comprise hundreds of pop culture collectibles in a dizzying array of categories. The sale will be held Saturday, April 26, starting at 10:00 a.m., in Oceanside, N.Y.
“I'm not sure how or why it happened this way, but suddenly we were hit with a ton of important items from various consignors,” said Philip Weiss. The pop culture collectibles will feature music and rock 'n' roll items; movie, TV and theater memorabilia; autographs; records; animation art; posters; political and sports memorabilia; and toys. In all, nearly 1,000 lots are slated to cross the block.
The original purpose of the auction – comic books and comic art – consists of over 100 lots from a single owner. Sold will be CGC-graded Silver and Golden Age comics; thousands of ungraded comics (to be sold in multiple lots); original comic art, to include the original cover art for X-Men #99, by Dave Cockrum; and original comic strip art, to include a Peanuts, a Tarzan by Hogarth, and more.
The rock 'n' roll collection alone would headline any other sale, beginning with just Beatles items: a first state mono “Yesterday and Today” LP cover (the infamous “Butcher” cover, including the LP); authentic autographs of all four Beatles; a collection of concert tickets; concert programs from 1963-66; and Capitol test pressings of “Something New” and the never-released “Best of the Beatles.”
Jimi Hendrix will also make an appearance, in the form of concert posters and programs for a German Festival; The Isle of Wight; Atlanta Pop Festival; New York Pop Festival; and a handbill for the “Jimmy” Hendrix Experience at London's Marquee Club. Musical autographs will include Billie Holiday; Bullmoose Jackson; Frankie Lymon; Frank Sinatra; Madonna; and the group Ten Years After.
Cream and Eric Clapton items will include a concert program from the 1966 Murray the K concert at the Fox Theater in Brooklyn, signed by Clapton and newcomer Pete Townshend of The Who (who also played the show); a 1967 U.K. diary signed by Cream members Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce; photos and LPs signed by the group; and posters from The Factory and The Fillmore West.
Also sold will be a near-complete collection of concert posters from The Family Dog in San Francisco by psychedelic artists Stanley Mouse, Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley and Wes Wilson. They depict iconic groups like the Grateful Dead; Jefferson Airplane; Janis Joplin; and The Doors. Postcards, flyers and handbills are from concerts for Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and the Velvet Underground.
Rounding out the offerings from the rock 'n' roll category: unused tickets for concerts