Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.

Lot # 1492 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 Bowman Jets, Rockets, Spacemen Original Alternate Card Artwork #66

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,044.00

1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" original watercolor painting appears to be the issued artwork to card #66, but extremely close examination reveals this is actually a slightly different alternate version of the artwork actually used by Bowman in the production of the set. This is not a preliminary, but a fully finished painting. Spectacularly bright and detailed, the artwork is much larger than normal "Jets, Rockets, and Spacemen" artworks, which all measure exactly 4.25 x 6.25 inches. Including the border, the offered artwork measures 13.5 x 10 inches, with the image area measuring 9 x 7 inches. Its larger size and incredible quality suggest this painting was almost certainly produced as an early sample for Bowman while in the planning stages of production for the set. Card #6 is appropriately entitled "End of a Spaceship," and features a manned spaceship being destroyed by a ball of flaming metal. Bright, clean, crisp, and with astounding detail. This is a spectacular original artwork from the early planning stages of one of collecting's premier science fiction sets. Watercolor on board. Near Mint to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,044.00


(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)