Copy of Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Philip Weiss Auctions

Copy of Detective Comics 29

A copy of Detective Comics #29 (July 1939), bought by the consignor at a tag sale for $20, sold for $53,675 at an auction held Feb. 14-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of DC Comics Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956), the origin and first appearance of The Flash, commanded $50,850; a nearly complete set of U.S. Caramel Presidents cards from 1932 brought $23,100; and a large photograph of Babe Ruth, 16 ½ inches by 20 inches, signed by Ruth, hit $18,080. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Art Deco bronze statuette, $1,905, Benefit Shop Fndn.

Art Deco bronze statuette

A bronze Art Deco statuette of a nude woman reclining inside a crescent moon, 23 inches tall, sold for $1,905 at a Red Carpet sale held February 21st by The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc. in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Also, a pair of Chinese imperial yellow temple lions, circa 1860-1880, from the Nanking province, 17 ½ inches tall, fetched $1,079; and a David Burt “Skyscapade” art sculpture sheet metal mobile, depicting flowers floating in suspension, 64 inches by 30 inches, brought $1,206. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


21.93-ct. diamond ring, $100,000, Doyle

21.93 ct diamond ring

A ring set with a glittering heart-shaped diamond of approximately 21.93 carats sold for $100,000, well beyond the high estimate of $60,000, at a Fine Jewelry Auction held February 21st by Doyle in New York. The sale featured three collections: the estate of famed Broadway actress and singer Barbara Cook; the estate of Barbara Cohen (known as the jewelry designer Barbara D’Oro); and the collection of Noel and Harriette Levine. The auction totaled $2.163 million. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Glass stemware collection, $68,750, Leslie Hindman

Glass stemware collection

A 20th century collection of glass stemware sold for $68,750 at auctions held February 22nd and 27th by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Ill. Also, two paintings by Stephen Scott Young, titled Cat on the Island and Chatting, went for $35,000 and $30,000 respectively; a painting of John the Baptist from the Florentine School realized $27,500; a collection of Italian ceramic fruit and cabbageware brought $17,500; and a pair of custom ebonized bookcases rose to $5,250. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp

A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) Venetian desk lamp, circa 1910, lit up the room for $102,850 at an auction held Feb. 24-25 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a painting by the Modernist artist Walt Kuhn (Am., 1877-1949), titled Red Haired Acrobat (1944), commanded $60,500; a circa 1615-1624 oil painting from the Circle of Domenico Feti (It., 1589-1624), titled St. Jerome, fetched $57,475; and a watercolor painting by Paul Sawyier (Am., 1865-1917) went for $54,450. Prices include the buyer’s premium.