"This auction closes Wednesday, August 20, 2003" says the warning on the inside front page.
Here's the Russ Cochran Comic Art Auction catalog #66, which came out the summer of 2003. There's a great variety of comic strip art by big and small names here -- and some crazy prices. Most of this art is unseen. Take a look at all of this.
Rube Goldberg, "The Big Show," June 21, 1948
Rube Goldberg, "The Heck with It!" July 16, 1948
Rube Goldberg, "Let's Have 'Em All Facing One Way" August 30, 1948
Rube Goldberg, "Still UN's Knottiest Problem," January 12, 1948
Leighton Budd, Unwritten Hudson History," for Puck Magazine, 1909.
Winsor McCay, large drawing of Daniel in the lion's den. Date unknown.
Harry Kraft, Marx Brothers with The DeMarcos. Date unknown.
H.W. Phillips, "The Height of Independence," date unknown.
Dalrymple, 1891 drawing for Puck Magazine
L.M. Glackens, Puck, 1911
J. Bailey and S.T. Dadd, large (14"x18") drawing of the Peince of Wales leaving Westminster, 1892. Publication unknown.
Russell Myers, drawing of Broom Hilda in chalk or pastel, which was auctioned at the 1974 San Diego Comic Con.
Dean, "The Last Bottle," 1920s
Thomas Nast, 1890s political cartoon
J.R. Williams, Out Our Way, May 19, 1933
Palmer Cox, original illustration for the book THE BROWNIES IN THE PHILIPPINES, 1904
Charles Kuhn, Grandma, 1/22/59
Bill Dwyer, Dumb Dora, 9/15/34
Ving Fuller, Olive Drab, date unknown
Charles Coll, Myra North Special Nurse, 3/29/38
George Scarbo, unknown daily, unknown date
Ving Fuller, Doc Syke (?), date unknown
Ken Muse, Wayout, 6/8/68 or 1969
Artist unknown, Black Light, Inc., 10/31/70
Linus Maurer, Old Harrigan, 6/4/57
Maurice Dodd, The Perrishers, 6/22/82
Buford Tune, Dotty Dripple, 6/22/??
Ray Helle, two Flibbertys dailies: 11/5/63 and 11/6/63
Studio Artist, Little Orphan Annie, 9/25/68 thru 9/30/68
Artist Unknown, Louie, three 1969 strips
George Wundar, Terry and the Pirates, three consecutive dailies 1/29 - 31/70
The next quarterly catalog:
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 1
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 2
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 3
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 4
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 5
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 6
RUSS COCHRAN'S COMIC ART AUCTION #67 Part 7