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1959 Topps "Funny Valentines" Original Artwork - Jack Davis
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $348.00
Presented is the original artwork (3.5 x 4-7/8 inches) to card #11 from the 1959 Topps "Funny Valentines" card set by legendary illustrator Jack Davis. From the late 1950s through the 1960s, cards with designs spoofing valentines, with the irreverent and humorous sensibility of Mad magazine, were extremely popular on playgrounds throughout the country. Many were illustrated by top artists who also did work for Mad, such as Jack Davis. Accompanying the artwork is an example of the published card #11, entitled "Your name will be with me forever." The original painting is in spectacular Near Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $348.00
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