Pair of Peanuts Sunday comic strips by Schulz fetch a combined $78,200 at Philip Weiss Auctions A pair of original Peanuts Sunday pages by the legendary comic illustrator Charles Schulz sold for a combined $78,200 at a multi-estate sale held Thursday, June 6, by Philip Weiss Auctions in New York
Kennedy, written Feb. 28, 1957, was a bargain for $1,980, against a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000. Kennedy wrote of “the Middle East situation” and “sanctions against Israel.” He signed the letter boldly and inscribed it with, “The situation seems to be improving!” The original envelope was included.
From rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, an original “UK Souvenir Programme” for a May 29, 1966 concert by The Who, signed by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon and John Entwistle on their respective full-page pictures, went for $1,150; and a copy of the Queen LP A Day at the Races, signed by all four band members, including Freddie Mercury, made $1,200.
An original 16 inch by 20 inch silver gelatin limited-edition photo of Marilyn Monroe by photographer Frank Worth, showing Marilyn on the set of the film How To Marry a Millionaire, numbered (23/195) and estate stamped, fetched $990; and a 1940 color lithograph poster for the American Negro Exposition, by Robert Pious (1865-1940), 13 ½ inches by 21 inches, hit $863.
Rounding out some of the day’s top lots, a vintage wooden advertising display cabinet for Dr. Leisure’s Famous Remedies Vet, with a lithographed tin front door image of a horse’s head, changed hands for $1,323. The 27 inch by 21 inch by 7 inch cabinet would have brought much more, but the tin had some scuffs, scratches and pitting and the interior showed some wear, too.
Philip Weiss Auctions’ next big sale will be held Thursday, June 27, at 3 p.m. (EST) in the Lynbrook gallery and feature stamps, coins, postcards and ephemera. Offered will be an inverted 1-cent Pan American Scott #294A, huge collections of U.S. and face value material, an extensive collection of first-day covers, currency, ancient coins and gold and silver U.S. coins.
Then, on Tuesday, July 30, also at 3 p.m., an estate sale packed with porcelain, pottery, paintings and more will be held. Highlights will include an oil on canvas by Gaston Sebire, a metalwork photograph by Andrew Levitas (signed and numbered, 6/10), an oil on canvas by Jan De Vliegher, a stained glass table lamp (possibly Handel), Royal Doulton, Lladros and more.
Rounding out the summer schedule will be a Tuesday, July 30 auction dedicated mainly to toys, trains and toy soldiers. The sale will include trains by Marklin, Bing, Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, French and other European makers; toy soldiers by Britains, Mignot, Dime Store and other makers; pressed steel trucks and vehicles; tin litho wind-ups and other vintage toys.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Philip Weiss Auctions and the upcoming summer auctions, please log on to www.weissauctions.com.