Frank Frazetta's Famous Funnies #209 - #216
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7 hours ago, MrBedrock said:

213 is tough in grade in relation to the other issues. The price was about what I expected.

a 7.5 sold in July 2017 for $1445. My expectation would be to see an 8.0 at $2000, possibly $2500. $6000 is not what I would have expected. 

 

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I still need a FF 216 and WSF29. Hopefully, they aren’t as popular.

I think it’s one of the great mini runs for GA Collectors on a budget.

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17 minutes ago, Artboy99 said:

a 7.5 sold in July 2017 for $1445. My expectation would be to see an 8.0 at $2000, possibly $2500. $6000 is not what I would have expected. 

 

Where did this sale take place?

Was it through one of the major auction houses like CL or just on eBay since you mentioned July 2017?  hm

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3 minutes ago, lou_fine said:

Where did this sale take place?

Was it through one of the major auction houses like CL or just on eBay since you mentioned July 2017?  hm

it is in GPA data

Jul-26-2017 $1,445 Cert# 1465497004

 

That said, the year before another 7.5 sold for slightly over $2000.

Dec-15-2016 $2,057 PQ: OW-W  
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Would you rather have one 8.0 Millie the Model #2 or 3 8.0 copies of Famous Funnies #213?

 

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14 minutes ago, sfcityduck said:
22 minutes ago, MrBedrock said:

Would you rather have one 8.0 Millie the Model #2 or 3 8.0 copies of Famous Funnies #213?

 

People pay for Millie the Model?

Not so much if you had brought it a decade ago:

https://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/millie-the-model-2-davis-crippen-d-copy-pedigree-marvel-1946-cgc-vf-80-off-white-pages-millie-becomes-the-blonde-p/a/16113-17340.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

But just imagine if you had been the astute buyer and held onto the book until now:

https://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/millie-the-model-2-davis-crippen-d-copy-pedigree-atlas-marvel-1946-cgc-vf-80-off-white-pages/a/7177-93031.s?ic16=ViewItem-BrowseTabs-Auction-Archive-ArchiveSearchResults-012417&lotPosition=0|0

:flipbait:       :whee:

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12 minutes ago, adamstrange said:

Frazetta's brilliant pencils and ink art is easier to appreciate in the original.  211 was his tribute to Alex Raymond.

FamousFunnies211.jpg

That is just so absolutely gorgeous in its original pencils.  :cloud9:

Any idea what this would be worth in today's red hot original art marketplace?  hm

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9 hours ago, Artboy99 said:

a 7.5 sold in July 2017 for $1445. My expectation would be to see an 8.0 at $2000, possibly $2500. $6000 is not what I would have expected. 

 

This was in the olden days, before the collecting world went clinically insane, when previous sales are the least important factor in deciding future purchases.

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I honestly thought I was going to pick up 213 in this auction. But my last bid topped out at $4,200... I was very surprised at the final hammer.

I think there must be others like me that are trying to assemble high grade runs of this set. Most of them are "out there" in the 9.x grades. The 213 just isn't. I'm assuming at least two people have been trying to upgrade for a while and finally found this one.

I felt like I paid elevated premiums in the recent Hake's auction for the 2 below, but they were nowhere near the premium for that 213.
209: https://hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/224070/FAMOUS-FUNNIES-209-DECEMBER-1953-CGC-92-NM-BUCK-ROGERS
210: https://hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/224071/FAMOUS-FUNNIES-210-FEBRUARY-1954-CGC-92-NM-BUCK-ROGERS

Frazetta's ability to capture motion always mesmerizes me. My two favorites are 210 & 216, but I love them all!

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In my opinion Russ Cochran's Frank Frazetta Famous Funnies cover portfoilo was one of the things he ever did, I believe Frank recolored and without any lettering on the plates they turned out super....could be a underpriced item if you can find one now...anybody have one?

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9 hours ago, lou_fine said:

That is just so absolutely gorgeous in its original pencils.  :cloud9:

Any idea what this would be worth in today's red hot original art marketplace?  hm

Vincent of Metro bought the FF 215 (which may arguably be the best looking in b&w, IMHO), and I recall hearing the six figure price, but can't remember what it was - I'm thinking mid-six figures.  WSF 29 sold for $380K in 2010.  

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