And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is an incredibly rare original proof page for Little Orphan Annie, the all-time classic newspaper strip that began back in the 1920's. This is a proof for the March 3, 1937 (3/03/37) episode. This is a black and white proof, featuring beautiful artwork by the legendary Harold Gray. The proof sheet measures approximately 3 1/2" by 11", and it is on smooth coated quality stock, not regular paper (and again, please note this is a printed proof, it is not the hand-drawn original artwork).
There is paper clip indentation marking near the top side edge in the first panel. The paper color is white and clean, but the scanner seems to have made the picture somewhat off-color.Please note that this is NOT a mass-produced print, lithograph, or poster reproduction. This is a very cool and rare comic collectible that you will hardly ever get a chance to see. Also, considering the cost of original art done by Gray in the 30's, this is a much more reasonable way to own a piece of production art from one of the great strips in American history, and a true landmark in US pop culture. And what makes this even more special is that this is a truly outstanding example, with Annie (and her trusty dog Sandy) in every single panel (all 4)!
This is a fantastic piece that would look great framed, and would be a key piece in any collection. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1930's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are.
Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information. Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine proof from the'30's, not something made for a reprint.
Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "1937 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE HAROLD GRAY ORIGINAL COMIC PROOF PAGE PRODUCTION ART" is in sale since Sunday, April 5, 2015.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Comic Strip Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.