The Don and Maggie Thompson Pedigree collection (originally mentioned here) ended up bringing in $835,384.00 as part of a $5.8 million 100% sell-through comic and comic art event at Heritage Auctions. All 1,700 lots sold during the auction held Nov 21-23 in Beverly Hills.
Other top sellers:
The Avengers #1, CGC NM 9.4, for $89,625.
Original cover art for Conan the Barbarian #4 for $87,235.
Journey Into Mystery #83, CGC NM- 9.2, ended at $77,675.
The Incredible Hulk #1, CGC VF+ 8.5, reached $58,256.
Detective Comics #33, CGC VF 8.0, realized $68,712
Strange Tales #110, CGC NM+ 9.6, ended at $44,812.
Amazing Fantasy #15, CGC FN/VF 7.0 quickly sold for $33,460.
Some other top selling art:
Weird Science #15, with art by Wally Wood, from 1952 sold for $71,700
Frank Frazetta’s The Tempest sold for $65,725.
and a rare and original hand-painted cover for Uncle Scrooge #43 by Carl Barks sold for $53,775.
Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s original art for Batman: the Dark Knight Returns #4, featuring Superman, Batman and Alfred the butler, 1986, sold for $52,281.
Brent Anderson’s Fantastic Four cameo in the original cover art for X-Men Annual #5, 1981, brought $44,812 and likely a new record for the artist.
A Peanuts Christmas Sunday comic strip original art by Charles Schulz, dated Dec. 21, 1991, realized $31,070.
A second auction with more form the Thompson Pedigree collection is scheduled for February in Texas.