Three Detective Comics from the '30s sell for $77,790 Three early Detective Comics from the 1930s sold for a combined $77,790 at a multi-estate sale held the weekend of Feb. 27-28 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The top lot was Detective Comics #28 ($30,510).
a tennis theme and one from 1962 with a baseball and psychiatry theme, brought $18,080 each.
A pair of 5 inch by 6 inch animation production cels from the classic Disney movie Snow White commanded $5,085 each. One showed Snow White in a waist-up image, wide-eyed, with the covers pulled up to her chin. The other showed Snow White seated, also wide-eyed, with a sleeping rabbit on her lap. Both cels came straight from the closet of an old Long Island home.
Philip Weiss Auctions has two big sales coming up later this month. The first is a two-day weekend event planned for Mar. 19-20. The Friday session (Mar. 19) will feature 200-300 lots of Hollywood and entertainment memorabilia, highlighted by Part I of the Lester Glassner Collection, with approximately 250,000 movie stills, signed photos, posters and other items.
The next day, Saturday (Mar. 20), will be dedicated to Military, Nautical, Presidential, Barber and other advertising. Items will include a Confederate Civil War Generalís cape, original shipís artifacts from the ill-fated Andrea Doria, a rare set of Tiffany playing cards, presidential collectibles and a high-end Mr. Peanut Collection, to include a penny coin-op scale.
Friday, Mar. 26, will be a one-day auction dedicated to fine, fresh-to-the-market estate merchandise. Featured will be important paintings, furniture, pottery, porcelains and bronzes. The artwork will be by noted, listed artists. Also offered will be American Indian photos by Edward S. Curtis, a rare antique kiln with amazing colors and pattern, and many mantel clocks.
The Mar. 26 sale will also include an Alexander Gagliandus violin with label, a group of Black Forest bears, a fabulous Black Forest chalet clock, a KPM porcelain plaque, Boehm, Limoges, a Yrjo Kukkapuro swivel lounge chair and ottoman, an important authenticated W.M. Chase portrait painting, a large collection of clocks and a rare American junior dental cabinet.
Perhaps the crown jewel of the spring calendar, though, will be the auction scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Offered will be the Edward Ryan Toy Soldier & Military Memorabilia Collection, featuring one of the most comprehensive and extensive holdings of paper toy soldiers in existence. It's a chance to own a piece of a pedigree toy soldier collection.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and its calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the March and April 24 sales, click on www.prwauctions.com.