Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Flash Gordon artwork, $60,375, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

Original Sunday page artwork for the Flash Gordon comic strip dated Jan. 24, 1937, drawn by noted illustrator Alex Raymond (1909-1956), sold for $60,375 at an auction held Sept. 8 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of the comic book Superman #1 (DC Comics, 1939) soared to $32,500; drawings of Hawkman and Hawkgirl by Joe Kubert (1926-2012) sold as one lot for $7,500; and a late 1940s French poster for the Humphrey Bogart film The Maltese Falcon topped out at $23,000. Prices include the sliding scale buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Flash Gordon artwork, $60,375, Philip Weiss