Original Art for Entire Capt. America Comic Book, R2-D2’s Stellar Auction Price, and More Fresh News

Mike Zeck original cover art for Captain America #265 comic book, Jan. 1982, cover also features Spider-Man & Nick Fury, estimate $20,000-$35,000. All interior story pages are being auctioned, as well, as individual lots. Image courtesy of Hake’s Americana


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • We’ve seen original comic-book art at auction before, but never the art for an entire issue. Hake’s Americana’s July 11-13 auction contains Mike Zeck’s original art for the cover and all interior story pages of Marvel Comics’ Captain America #265, published in January 1982. If a deep-pocketed collector wanted to own the original art for the entire issue, that possibility would exist.  [Read more from Hake’s]
  • An R2-D2 droid that was used in several Star Wars films has sold at auction for $2.76 million. The 43-inch-tall unit was created from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy. No word yet on who the buyer was. [Read more from AP/CNBC]
  • A Ferrari F40 originally owned by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will be auctioned on Friday in England. Gilmour and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason both bought F40s in Italy at the same time in 1988. Gilmour’s, which now has a different owner, underwent a 15,000-hour restoration costing almost $400K after an engine fire nearly destroyed the car around a decade ago. [Read more from AutoWeek]
  • Merrywood, Jackie Kennedy’s childhood home in McLean, Va., is on the market. Built in 1919 on 46 acres above the banks of the Potomac, the 23,000-square-foot residence has changed hands four times and currently belongs to AOL co-founder Steve Case. The highest-priced residence in the Washington, D.C. area, it’s listed at $49.5 million. Read more from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]


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