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Al Capp Comic Art For Sale: Pen To Paper & A Legacy That Lives On

We are thrilled to announce the auction of 700+ Al Capp comic art for sale items ended on September 26th, 2013 selling many tens of thousands of dollars worth and we are now looking for more comic art for our monthly auctions.

Comic Art for Sale

The Al Capp comic art for sale was privately held, each item offered had never been on the market before with many never-before-known unfinished strips.  Previously, we have had comic art for sale and have sold almost a million dollars worth of comic art works of Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond, Krazy Kat by George Herrimann & Peanuts by Charles Schulz, etc.

Top Items from the Al Capp Comic Art for Sale Collection Include: 

Al Capp Self Portrait Nude on Bear Rug

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Bound Book of Handwritten Music From the 1956 Production of “Li’l Abner” Based on the Famous Comic Strip 

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Collection of Four Scripts For the 1956 Musical “Li’l Abner” Based on the Comic by Al Capp — Each With Notes and Revisions in His Hand

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Original Script From the 1956 Adaptation of the Famous Comic Strip “Li’l Abner” — Al Capp’s Personal Copy

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“Li’l Abner” 2-Panel Comic Art From 9 September 1948 Featuring Abner, Mammy, Soft-Hearted John & Shmoos — Hand-Drawn & Signed by Capp 

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“Li’l Abner” 2-Panel Comic Art From 22 June 1948 Featuring Daisy Mae — Hand-Drawn & Signed by Capp 

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Al Capp Rant With Hand Notes Pertaining to Feud With Ham Fisher, The “Joe Palooka” Cartoonist Who Claimed “Li’l Abner” Was His Idea — “…The hill-billy [is] part of the American scene…”

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“Li’l Abner” Comic Art Copy From 2 March 1942 Featuring Li’l Abner & Daisy Mae Attempting Marriage — Drawn by Capp

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“Li’l Abner” Comic Art From 5 November 1940 on “Sadie Hawkins Day” — With Marryin’ Sam & Dogpatch Locals — Hand-Drawn & Signed by Al Capp

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“Li’l Abner” 2-Panel Comic Art From 9 September 1948 Featuring Abner, Mammy, Soft-Hearted John & Shmoos — Hand-Drawn & Signed by Al Capp

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Early Sketch by Al Capp, Creator of “Li’l Abner” — Hand-Drawn & Signed With His Full Jewish Surname Caplin

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“Li’l Abner” Pair of Comic Art From 1964 — Hand-Drawn & Signed by Al Capp, Who Adds a Sketch to Verso of One Strip

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“Li’l Abner” Comic Art From 10 April 1966 — Hand-Drawn by Al Capp Featuring S.W.I.N.E. — Students Wildly Indignant About Nearly Everything

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Unfinished “Li’l Abner” Comic Art Hand-Drawn by Al Capp — Two-Panel Strip is Completed in Pencil With Ink to The Faces of Li’l Abner, Daisy Mae & Honest Abe

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Al Capp Ink Portrait of His Voluptuous “Li’l Abner” Heroine Daisy Mae

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“Li’l Abner” Sunday Strip Comic Art Hand-Drawn by Al Capp From 26 February 1956 — Featuring Mammy, Pappy, Daisy Mae, Honest Abe, Moonbeam McSwine

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“Li’l Abner” Sunday Strip Comic Art From 11 March 1956 Featuring Mammy Yokum & Moonbeam McSwine — Hand-Drawn & Signed by Capp

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Auction highlights included:

— Over 150 daily strips of comic art before 1959 were offered at a $250 reserve each

— Over 160 daily strips of comic art from 1960 – 1969 were offered at Two for $250 for the pair

— Over 230 daily strips of comic art from 1970 – the end were offered at Four for for $250

— 45 Sunday strips of comic art before 1970 were offered at a $500 reserve each

— Lots of original unfinished art and unfinished cartoons

— Over 25 non-art historically important Al Capp personal lots

A link the Charles Schulz art we sold from 2012 and before can be found here:

http://natedsanders.com/viewuserdefinedpage.aspx?pn=CharlesSchulzConsignment

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell your comic art for sale, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.

 

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There are 3 comments .

Steve Donovan —

I have an Al Capp drawing of a shmoo he did for me when I was a kid and he was a guest speaker during a Boston Rotary noon meeting in the late forties or earrly fifties.
Any idea what something like that might bring in your auction?

Jim Bell —

please notify me when this Al Capp auction is
able to be viewed .

thanks

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