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Copy of Timely Comics Marvel Mystery Comics #9 (July 1940), graded CGC 4.0, est. $30,000-$50,000

Comic book bonanza awaits at Bruneau, May 21

Copy of Timely Comics Marvel Mystery Comics #9 (July 1940), graded CGC 4.0, est. $30,000-$50,000

Copy of Timely Comics Marvel Mystery Comics #9 (July 1940), graded CGC 4.0, est. $30,000-$50,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – A copy of Timely Comics Marvel Mystery Comics #9 from July 1940 and a Madame puppet created and used by entertainer Wayland Flowers in the late 1970s or early 1980s will headline a Spring Comic, Toy & Sports Auction on Saturday, May 21, conducted by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Circa-1764 miniature portrait of Lt. Steele of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, est. $2,000-$3,000

Set your sights on Bruneau’s Historic Arms & Militaria sale, April 9

 Circa-1764 miniature portrait of Lt. Steele of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, est. $2,000-$3,000


Circa-1764 miniature portrait of Lt. Steele of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, est. $2,000-$3,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co.’s spring Historic Arms & Militaria auction, planned for Saturday, April 9, features more than 300 items focusing on the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II and modern firearms. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bendre genre painting aims for success at Bruneau auction, April 4

Genre painting by Narayan Shridhar Bendre, est. $40,000-$50,000

Genre painting by Narayan Shridhar Bendre, est. $40,000-$50,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Original paintings by Narayan Shridhar Bendre (Indian, 1910-1992), Ludwig Bemelmans (American/French, 1898-1962) and Joseph Farquharson (British, 1846-1934) are the expected headliners in an Estate Fine Art & Antiques online auction at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, scheduled for Monday, April 4, beginning at 6 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Magic: The Gathering cards cast powerful spell at Bruneau

Magic: The Gathering Beta Black Lotus card, graded CGC 9 Mint, $45,000

Magic: The Gathering Beta Black Lotus card, graded CGC 9 Mint, $45,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Magic: The Gathering (MTG) trading cards dominated the list of top lots in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Winter Comic, TCG (Trading Card Games) & Toy auction held February 26. The top five offerings – all MTG cards from 1993 – combined to bring a total of $123,750.

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Paintings by Muhl, Carlin rose to top at Bruneau sale

Original painting by Roger Muhl, $9,375

Original painting by Roger Muhl, $9,375

CRANSTON, R.I. – An original still life painting by the French artist Roger Muhl (1929-2008) climbed to $9,375 and an interior genre painting by John Carlin (American, 1813-1891) brought $7,500 in an online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique auction held February 21 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. More than 350 lots from estates and collections across New England came up for bid.

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Scarce Magic: The Gathering cards in play at Bruneau, Feb. 26

Magic: The Gathering Beta Black Lotus card, graded CGC 9 Mint, est. $40,000-$60,000

Magic: The Gathering Beta Black Lotus card, graded CGC 9 Mint, est. $40,000-$60,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Anyone who doubts the soaring popularity of Magic: The Gathering (MTG) trading cards should look no further than Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Winter Comic, TCG (Trading Card Games) & Toy auction slated for Saturday, February 26, starting at 10 am Eastern. The top five lots – all MTG cards – have a combined high estimate of $135,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Watercolor on paper by Anthony Thieme, $12,500

Nature scenes found favor at Bruneau’s first sale of 2022

Watercolor on paper by Anthony Thieme, $12,500

Watercolor on paper by Anthony Thieme, $12,500

CRANSTON, R.I. – Paintings by Julie Hart Beers, Anthony Thieme and Edgar S. Paxson were among the top lots in an Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction held January 6 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Works by all three sold for five-figure sums.

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Marvel Comics’ Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962), featuring the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, graded CGC 1.0, $25,000

Even CGC low-graded Spider-Man comics triumphed at Bruneau

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962), featuring the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, graded CGC 1.0, $25,000

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962), featuring the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, graded CGC 1.0, $25,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Vintage Spider-Man comic books – even ones in poor condition – can still bring dizzying prices at auction, as was proven in Bruneau & Co.’s Comic, TCG, Toy & Sports Auction held December 11. Two early 1960s comics featuring Spidey – one graded CGC 1.0 and the other CGC 2.0 – brought a combined $36,562.

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Intriguing Hussein Shariffe abstract headlines Bruneau & Co. Jan. 6 sale

Oil on canvas abstract by Hussein Shariffe, est. $8,000-$12,000

Oil on canvas abstract by Hussein Shariffe, est. $8,000-$12,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – An exquisitely carved mahogany stained glass bronze bar recovered from a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and an abstract oil-on-canvas modern painting by the Sudanese Asian artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005), are expected top lots in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction slated for Thursday, January 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tales of Suspense #39, featuring the first appearance of Iron Man, est. $50,000-$80,000

Bruneau Jan. 1 auction features 20 lots of Silver & Bronze Age comics

Tales of Suspense #39, featuring the first appearance of Iron Man, est. $50,000-$80,000

Tales of Suspense #39, featuring the first appearance of Iron Man, est. $50,000-$80,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will ring in 2022 with a 20-lot New Year’s Day Premier Comic Auction on Saturday, January 1. It’s a modest group of comics, but don’t let the size of the lineup fool you. These books are from a single-owner Midwest collection (Bruneau & Co. sold the bulk of them this past year); what remains are his last, final comics, to be sold without reserves. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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