The state of preservation of these comic strips that are on average over 75 years old is quite exceptional. Very, very few have any creases, tears or losses to the paper and the ink has remained uniformly vivid thanks to the familyís dry flat storage. Given that these were working drawings from which prints were made the expected edge markings, blue highlightings, notations, inscriptions, pasted labels, tack holes, staples, glue residues and scattered artist and prooferís corrections can be found variously on the examples as illustrated in the photographs. These all add to the authenticity and charm of the newsroom and pressroom atmosphere between the Wars, serving to reinforce the iconic status of these rare surviving testimonies to the comic illustratorís art. In a few examples additional notations have been made in the description section of the catalogue text for significant damage, however the condition sensitive collector is encouraged to contact our sale expert for additional lot details in advance of the auction date.