November 2016 Auction Ends Thursday, November 17th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2016
Original ''Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur'' strip in two parts, dated 6 Mach 1937, the 4th strip in the series which launched on 13 February 1937. In this large 12-panel strip, we witness Prince Valiant grow from a boy - stranded on the Fens Marshes - to a young man who hunts and provides food for the exiles. His teacher is a young native boy who shows him how to hunt and also escape death by the ''marsh lizard'', the superbly drawn creature which preys upon the young men in the last half of the strip. Hal Foster additionally draws an image of Prince Valiant's face on the back of the strip, and inscribes the first portion of the strip in pencil above the panels, ''To Douglas Newton with best wishes for his success as an artist / Hal Foster'' and then additionally, ''I send you this early one because it has a dragon in it - hope you can clean it up''. The 1937 King Features Syndicate label appears on the 11th panel, along with the date of 6 March. A publisher's sticker also appears under the 10th panel. First portion of strip measures 29'' x 21'' and second portion measures approximately 29'' x 20.25'' with an irregular top edge. Strip is in good condition with some dampstaining that mostly appears on the margins and can be framed out. Strip also has some foxing, toning and tape remnants to margin. Artwork itself is still bold and clean. First panel is a cut-out portion taped to the strip on the verso, ostensibly a change to the strip by Foster before publication. An excellent, very early example of Hal Foster's classic Prince Valiant.
Prince Valiant Strip by Hal Foster Dated 6 March 1937 -- 4th Prince Valiant Strip in the Series! -- Val's ''Career of Adventure Begins'' Here, Showing His Growth From Boy to Young ManPrince Valiant Strip by Hal Foster Dated 6 March 1937 -- 4th Prince Valiant Strip in the Series! -- Val's ''Career of Adventure Begins'' Here, Showing His Growth From Boy to Young ManPrince Valiant Strip by Hal Foster Dated 6 March 1937 -- 4th Prince Valiant Strip in the Series! -- Val's ''Career of Adventure Begins'' Here, Showing His Growth From Boy to Young Man
Prince Valiant Strip by Hal Foster Dated 6 March 1937 -- 4th Prince Valiant Strip in the Series! -- Val's ''Career of Adventure Begins'' Here, Showing His Growth From Boy to Young Man
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Minimum Bid: $20,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $44,291
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
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