Neil Gaiman’s Comic Art, Early Pulp Magazines, Civil War Photographs: Auction Preview

Image: Heritage Auctions

Original art for Charles Addams' 1956 "Suburbia," for Cosmopolitan, offered in the sale of Neil Gaiman's collection of comics and comic art at Heritage Auctions this week.

Here's what's coming up in the salerooms this week:

At New England Book Auctions on Tuesday, March 12, 229 lots of Fine Books & Ephemera, with the usual wide range of material.

Heritage Auctions sells 126 lots from Neil Gaiman's Comics & Comic Art collection on Thursday, March 14, including a page of original artwork for Watchmen #7 (page 16) by Dave Gibbons, with corresponding production color guide by John Higgins; this was given to Gaiman by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for his work on Watchmen. An original illustration of Death of the Endless by Jean Giraud (Moebius) for The Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams is also on offer. For the Gaiman collector, this one will be a sale to watch.

Also on Thursday at Heritage, 153 lots in a Pulp Magazine Showcase Auction, featuring the Jack and Joanie Kump collection. This sale will include a copy of Picture Crimes #1 (1937) and the February 25, 1929 issue of Fame and Fortune Magazine, described as a "short-lived pulp with an emphasis on tales of wealth and stock market success."

At PBA Galleries on Thursday, 310 lots of Books in All Fields with Literature, Americana, Maps, Fine Press, Art, Photography. These lots open at $10 and are being sold without reserve.

On Saturday, March 16, Fleischer's Auctions sells the Herb Peck Collection of Civil War Photography, in 48 lots.