Oil painting on canvas by Theodore Robinson (Am., 1852-1896), titled Sur la Seine, artist signed lower left, 22 inches by 15 inches ($ 7,250).
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LYNBROOK, NY – A copy of Police comics # 29 (July 1939), bought by the shipper at a label sale for $ 20, sold for $ 53,675 in a two-day auction held February 14 and 15 by Weiss Auctions, online and in the company’s Lynbrook Gallery at 74 Merrick Road. The vintage comic, rated VG / VG-, was one of the first Batman blanket that had the first appearance of Doctor Death.

“It’s a great comic and rare at any level,” Philip Weiss said of the top lot in the auction. “It was by no means in perfect condition, but it is still a great addition to any collection. The fact that it was picked up at a twenty dollar tag sale only added to its cachet. Bidders weren’t put off by a loss on the edge of the cover, a tan on the pages, and a loose center crease.

Bringing almost as much was a copy of DC Comics Showcase # 4 (Oct 1956), the origin and first appearance of Barry Allen as Flash. Covered by legendary illustrators Carmine Infantino (Am., 1925-2013) and Joe Kubert (Polish-Am., 1926-2012), the comic was rated CGC FN + 6.5, in good condition but with a few pages egg shell. He ordered $ 50,850.

The first day of the auction featured nearly 500 lots of sports memorabilia, comics, comics, animation and more. Day 2 was a real estate sale, with nearly 500 lots of oil paintings, jewelry, bronzes, porcelain, silver, light fixtures and more. The best set of this session was a Tiffany Studios Acorn style table lamp, 20 inches tall, with a Tiffany signature base and shade. It sold for $ 8,750.

About 150 people attended the event in person over the two days, while another 800-1,000 people registered to bid online, through Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Thousands of mail order (or left-hand) auctions were submitted and phones were ringing constantly on auction day. By the end of it and the last hammer blow fell on day 2, the auction had brought in around $ 750,000.

Here are additional highlights from the auction. All prices shown include the buyer’s premium.

An almost complete set (30 of 31 cards) of Caramel US Presidents 1932 cards, missing Benjamin Harrison but including the rare William McKinley card, changed hands for $ 23,100. Also, a large photograph of Babe Ruth, 16 ½ inches by 20 inches, showing the great Yankee in a classic home run swing, signed, inscribed and dated (2.29.48) by the Bambino (“To the Golden Strand, Sincerely, Babe Ruth ”), made $ 18,080. The Golden Strand was a resort hotel in Florida.

An oil on canvas by Theodore Robinson (Am., 1852-1896), titled On the Seine, artist signed lower left and measuring 22 inches by 15 inches, made $ 7,250. The painting, No. 192 in Robinson’s catalog, was originally offered for auction in 1924 by Keeler Art Galleries. Robinson was a close friend of Claude Monet and is best known for his Impressionist landscapes.

Back to Comics, Original Cover for DC Comics Showcase # 102 (July 1978), featuring Hawkman, 12 inches by 17 inches, taken directly from the estate of his illustrator Joe Kubert and signed by him, went for $ 14,250. Also, a copy of Marvel Incredible Hulk # 1, cover art by Jack Kirby, classified CGC 1.5 and presenting the origin and the first appearance of The Incredible Hulk, sold for $ 6,900. The comic was also the first appearance of Rick Jones, Betty Ross, and General Ross.

Weiss Auctions has an auction called Trains, Trains and More Trains on Wednesday, March 21 in the Lynwood Gallery, starting at 10 a.m. EST. Offered at the start of the Lionel O gauge; Ives and American Flyer O gauge; the post-war Lionel boxes; and European O and 1 gauge from Marklin, Bing, Carette, KBN and Hornby with live steam, electrical and mechanical units.

Also sold will be Marklin HO trains from the 1960s to the digital age, many LNs with boxes; examples of S Gauge, G Gauge and American HO; articulated steam locomotives, large diesels and diesel units; and passenger and freight trains by Lionel, MTH, Weaver & Williams. Add to that tons of props, stations, and signals, and the sale is a must-have for toy train enthusiasts.

The next day – Thursday March 22, also at Lynbrook at 10 a.m. – Weiss Auctions will be holding a sale featuring over 500 toy lots in all categories, including toy soldiers with Britains, Mignot, modern soldiers and more; and scale models including Matchbox, Tootsietoy and Dinky.

A collection of Star Wars card figures will also be on display; a collection of Steiff animals, pewter litho toys, plane toys from the Sy Merrall collection; stamped steel, with Tonka, Structo, Buddy L and Smith Miller box; and dolls of all kinds, including Barbie and bisque.

Weiss Auctions always accepts quality shipments for future auctions. To register an object, estate or collection, you can call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can email Philip Weiss at [email protected] For more information on Weiss Auctions and the auctions scheduled for March 21-22, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

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