Tarzan Jacket Art, Lincoln Assassination Reward Poster: Auction Preview

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André Vlaanderen's lithographic map L'Europe en Sept 1939, offered at Forum Auctions this week.

Here are the sales I'll be keeping an eye on this week:

At Heritage Auctions on Tuesday, April 23, 505 lots of Illustration Art, including James Ford Clymer's original art for the Saturday Evening Post cover of the October 31, 1953 issue ($150,000–250,000); Amos Sewell's "Visiting Hours," for the cover of the April 29, 1961 issue of the same magazine is expected to sell for $100,000–150,000.

New England Book Auctions sells 227 lots of Fine Books & Ephemera on Tuesday, with a typically wide range of material.

Lyon & Turnbull's Travel & Vintage Posters sale on Wednesday, April 24 includes 70 lots: two George Hamel posters for the Monaco Grand Prix (for 1934 and 1935) share the top estimate at £15,000–20,000.

Forum Auctions' online Books and Works on Paper sale ends on Thursday, April 25; André Vlaanderen's "serio-comic" lithographic map L'Europe en Sept 1939 is expected to lead the way at £3,000–4,000. A 1795 Didot edition of La Fontaine's Contes et Nouvelles en Vers is estimated at £2,000–3,000, while a first edition of William Lambarde's Perambulation of Kent (1576) could sell for £600–800.

At Heritage Auctions on Thursday, 123 lots in a sale titled The World of Edgar Rice Burroughs featuring his Personal Property. Lots include James Allen St. John's original art for the book jackets of Tarzan's Quest (1936) and Swords of Mars (1936); a presentation copy of the first edition of Tarzan of the Apes (1914) inscribed by Burroughs to his son John Coleman Burroughs; and Burroughs' large gothic-style library table.

Also at Heritage on Friday and Saturday, April 26–27, 798 lots in an Americana & Political Signature Auction. Lots include a rare first printing copy of the reward poster issued by the War Department after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; and a Bible used to select a reading for the funeral of John F. Kennedy.