A high-grade copy of an iconic comic book has commanded an impressive sum on the auction block.
It’s one of only 11 copies of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which is the first appearance of Spider-Man, and it sold for six figures via Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Thursday night.
A pair of auctions this week from Profiles in History will help get some iconic pieces of original art into collectors’ hands from some of the most-memorable works in pop culture history.
Up first on Thursday (Dec. 10) is the Calabasas, Calif.-based company’s “Animation & Disneyana” sale, which will include 880 lots of artwork and Disney memorabilia ranging from retired ride vehicles to animation cels from classic films.
The top two pieces in the sale are original animation cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (above) and Lady and the Tramp (below). These pieces carry opening bids of $35,000 and $40,000 respectively and are estimated to command around $50,000 apiece when the final gavel falls. Several other pieces from memorable works, including Fantasia, are among the sale’s items as well as a pair of Charles Shulz Peanuts strips.
You can browse the catalog for the auction right here.
And on the other end of the artistic spectrum …