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Hake's offers a treasure trove of pop culture rarities

Auction in York, Pennsylvania.

York, pen. – True to his 6-pack of early Star Wars originals His artwork combined to deliver impressive results at Hake’s July 26-27 Pop His Culture memorabilia auction rice field. With each lot containing unpublished concept art that comic strip artist Al Williamson (1931-2020) created for his proposed Star Wars daily comic strip in the late 1970s, the original His six Star Wars art strips totaled $171,504. These were just a few of the wealth of pop culture and historical memorabilia that Hake’s sold over his two days totaling $2.7 million, or about a 95% sales rate. Alex Winter, president of the company, said: “A-list material has proven its worth”

Known for his work at EC Comics and for drawing Flash Gordon comic strips in the 1960s, Williamson produced 12 strips to cover the newspaper’s first two weeks of publication (Sundays not included). was preparing However, the deal never came to fruition. Instead, Russ Manning (1929-1981) was commissioned to write and draw Star Wars strips, and from 1979 until 1981 he was forced to retire due to ill health. At that point, Williamson returned to handle art and story duties until the end of the 1984 strip.

The first six strips of original Williamson concept art were given to George Lucas, and the six strips scheduled for the second week of publication were directed to Star Wars marketing executive Charles Lippincott (1939-2020). and did not leave her family until she was a widow. We entrusted them to Hake’s. According to Winter, it was “an absolute once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Cataloged in six consecutive lots, each priced at $10/20,000, the comic strip cache is clearly superior, with four of his lots going to his one buyer and two to another. passed on to bidders.

Part of the three action figure royalties that went up for auction were an 8-inch Green Goblin from Mego’s “World’s Greatest Super Heroes” line. Published in 1977, AFA grade 80+ NM (archival case), the figure was estimated at $10/$20,000, while the Spider-Man nemesis created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko sells for $76,700. It was sold and turned into a full-fledged action figure. collector. The auction included Kenner’s 2-inch Jawa from his 1978 Star Wars toy line, which sold for $29,854, and his straight-armed GI Joe: Command Snake Eyes Real American Hero action figure. It included many rare standard production figures. His 1982 toy line from Hasbro sells for his $9,440.

Above-estimate Star Wars action figure highlights include AFA-graded and encapsulated 3-inch tall Ben with dual telescoping sabers from Kenner’s popular 1977 Star Wars toy line (Obi-Wan) Kenobi was included.$27,258.

Two political buttons greatly exceeded estimates. One is the unique John W. Davis (1873-1955) his five-inch oval authentic photo portrait cello his button, which he endorsed for $37,760 against a high estimate of $20,000 it was done. From 1911 until 1913 he served as Attorney General in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented Virginia, under Woodrow his Wilson. His legal career ended in 1955 after he handled 140 cases in the United States Supreme Court. In 1924, he entered the Democratic convention as the “Favorite Son” candidate for Dark His Horse of West Virginia, winning the nomination on the 103rd ballot. But the Democratic Party’s prospects were rather dismal in his 1924 election cycle, so there wasn’t much material produced for his campaign, making him one of the most elusive candidates for a candidate of the 20th century. An interesting artifact was created featuring Davis in one.

The James M. Cox and Franklin Delano Roosevelt jugate button for the 1920 U.S. presidential election represents the smallest size (5/8 inch diameter) a jugate pinback button was made, below the high of $20,000, $34,786 left the gallery.

A great baseball photo hit an auction home run. The 1926-27 Philadelphia Royal Giants Ball Club is a highly unusual panoramic image depicting about half of the greatest Negro League teams in the history of California Winter League baseball. More than six future Baseball Hall of Famers graced its roster of powerhouses throughout the Winter League season, including three all-time greats pictured: Willie “Bill” Foster (standing far left), Norman “Turkey” Stearns (standing next to Foster) and “Barrett” Joe Rogan (standing fifth from right).

A record price was achieved for a bobbing head figure. Inside the original plain brown cardboard box, which looks pretty battered, was a 4-7/8 inch tall painted Batman figure, complete with a spring coil bobbing head. It was labeled “Made in Japan for International Purchasing Companies” in 2004. Among the rarest and most popular of all bobbing his heads (an equally rare Robin was also produced), Hake’s said it was the only other example of this figure. . Supplied in slightly poor condition, without box, he sold for $4,521 in 2014. This he sold for $10,488.

The price quoted includes the buyer’s premium quoted by the auction house. Hake’s next big catalog sale is scheduled for November 15-16. For more information, please contact, 866-404-9800 (toll-free) or 717-434-1600.

James M. Cox and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s jugate button used in the 1920 US presidential election was so small by an inch that it fell short of the high estimate of $20,000 to reach $34,786.

batman bobble

Hake’s last sold a Batman bobblehead in 2014 for $4,521. For this auction is a painted 4″ tall with spring coil bobbing head that came in the original plain brown cardboard box labeled “Made in Japan for International Buying Company” in 1966 A Batman figure of composition appeared and sold for $10,488.

davis button

This rare and unique John W. Davis (1873–1955) 5 inch oval authentic photo portrait cello button was backed at $37,760 against a high estimate of $20,000. Davis, who served as Attorney General in the U.S. House of Representatives representing West Virginia from 1911 to 1913 under Woodrow Wilson, was the “Favorite Son” candidate of West Virginia’s dark horse in 1924 and a Democrat. I participated in the competition and won the nomination.


A 2¼-inch Jawa from Kenner’s 1978 Star Wars toy line sold for $29,854.

baseball pictures

This extremely rare panoramic image of the 1926-27 Philadelphia Royal Giants Ball Club sold for $18,212. Including his three all-time greats pictured, more than six future Baseball Hall of Famers have graced its powerhouse roster over his entire Winter League season. Turkey” Stearns (standing next to Foster) and “Barrett” Joe Rogan (standing fifth from right).

GI Joe

Taking in $9,440 was the Commando Snake Eyes straight-armed GI Joe: A Real American Hero action figure from Hasbro’s 1982 toy line.

williamson strip

Star Wars comic strips ran in newspapers from 1979 to 1984, written and illustrated by Russ Manning (1929 to 1981), who was forced to retire due to failing health. . But Manning wasn’t the first choice to explain this iconic sci-fi strip of his. That distinction fell to Al Williamson (1931-2010) of EC Comics fame. Williamson fully described his art for the original 12 pieces (two weeks worth), but the deal fell through and this first offer was scrapped. Al his Williamson Star Wars strip his art is virtually never for sale. From Charles Lippincott’s collection, this strip was the best-selling of his six offered at a sale totaling $171,504. It brought in $46,727.

green goblin

This 8-inch Green Goblin from Mego’s “The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes” series, Spider-Man’s nemesis, was an estimated $10/$20,000, but sold for $76,700.