Thursday, April 04, 2019


This Week's Heritage Auction Offerings

This week Heritage Auctions is putting up for bid some interesting and unusual original art from my collection. As I've said before, if you are a Stripper's Guide reader and see something you like, I'm not too proud to ask that you bid maybe just a little bit extra as a vote of thanks for this ad-free non-commercial website. You can see all my auctions live on Heritage by following this link.

First up we have this rare survivor, an original hand-lettered show card from one of Al Capp's infamous personal appearances at which he hurled invective at hippies, liberals and non-conformists. Whether you love the younger more liberal Al Capp or the older arch-conservative, this is quite an amazing souvenir of Al Capp's tumultuous life.

Next up we have a group of 8 original art panels from the 1920s Baby Mine series by Paul Pim. These are fun little cartoons, and show how Pim managed to cut his work load significantly through the use of stats (note that the bottom two pieces are the same except for some details). A neat bonus is panel #9 which has Pim's pencil lettered caption, but no art has yet been applied. Hey, try creating your own Baby Mine panel!

Hey, now we're talkin'! This incredible large pastel by Jarvis depicts a bodacious blonde in her birthday suit. She's just received a pearl necklace from a suitor, and I'm not really sure if she's pleased or not. Sort of a Mona Lisa smile going on there. This piece is a little ragged around the edges, but trust me that it mattes up just beautifully. I supplied it to Heritage with the matte, but I don't see it mentioned. There is also a tiny blind tear right in the middle, but it's not too noticeable. If you are the lucky winner, fair warning that as with any pastel like this, handle with care.

Here are five delightful color cartoons dedicated to summer seaside fun. At the top we have a Don Tobin gag cartoon, and believe me when I say that the watercolor work on this is just beyond description. This is definitely one you want hanging on the wall. When I lived in Florida this one was prominently displayed in my home. 

The other four are about boating (evidently for some boat publication) and are signed "Landi", but Heritage and I agree that this can only be Frank Interlandi, here working under a highly transparent pseudonym.

Finally we have a classic piece of Puck magazine art by Frank Nankivell depicting in a series of vignettes our journey from childhood to second childhood. All of life boiled down into one gag. This is a very large piece and displays really well.


The Interlandi attributed artwork is most likely by Frank’s brother Phil. Frank's style is quite different.
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