Tuesday 29 April 2014

Original Art on Heritage - Garth x 2 People of the Abyss

Garth: People of the Abyss F280 & F281
I noticed that Heritage Auctions (who surely must be the biggest auction site for comics and comic art!)  have an auction on which includes 2 Frank Bellamy Garth strips

The auction lot (#12524) is titled: "Frank Bellamy, Tony Weare, and Jenny Butterworth Comic Strip Daily Original Art Group (1969).... (Total: 4 Original Art) in the  Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121418

The pieces are described as:

Frank Bellamy, Tony Weare, and Jenny Butterworth Comic Strip Daily Original Art Group (1969). This lot of four daily strips includes two consecutive Garth strips by Frank Bellamy (11-27 and 11-28-72), one Tiffany Jones strip by Jenny Butterworth (12-10-69), and one Matt Marriott strip (undated). Ink on Bristol board and illustration board, the image areas range from 15" x 4.25" to 20.5" x 5.5". The art is generally in Very Good condition.

This lot is in: 1 - Comics & Comic Art Session
(Lots 12001-12619) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Sunday, May 4, 2014.
(Internet bidding closes at the time listed for each session. There is no live session.)

I have never bid on Heritage items so can't guide you regarding the procedure but their help files are excellent and I have been grateful to them for years allowing us to get large scans of the world's most beautiful comic art

Just for fun, here's the other art included in this lot:

Matt Marriott by Tony Weare
There is a connection between Bellamy and Tony Weare albeit small!
Tiffany Jones by Pat Tourret & Jenny Butterworth
 And lastly if you search for Bellamy in past auctions you'll see the average price for a Garth sale (what's an average Garth?) is $199 but obviously this lot of 4 mixed pieces will muddy the water somewhat. Also there appears to be an inconsistency in how Heritage judges a piece needing "adult verification" to view! But just get an account and you can see even those ...as long as you're an adult!


  • WHERE?: Heritage Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121418  Lot#12524
  • SELLER: Heritage 
  • ART: Garth: People of the Abyss F280 & F281
  • ENDING PRICE:$1027.70 (includes a Buyer's Premium 19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
  • END DATE: 10 June 2014 (20.00 BST)
  • No. of bids: 15

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