Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
The watercolor, ink and gouache cover art for the 1944 book The Secret in the Old Attic, for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #21 by Carolyn Keene, by illustrator Russell H. Tandy, sold for $35,000 at an Illustration Art Auction held June 5th by Swann Auction Galleries in New York. Also, Al Hirschfeld’s ink and correction fluid illustration titled Cabin in the Sky, for The Herald Tribune (1940) achieved $32,500; and a Charles Addams watercolor cover for The New Yorker (1977) hit $30,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries