Friday, February 28, 2014

Remembering Milton Caniff - Collector's Treasure of the Day

Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates Hot-Shot Charlie Mask Ad Prototype Original Art (1953)
Today marks the birthday of Milton Caniff (1907 - 1988), legendary cartoonist famous for the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips. Caniff was also one of the founders and former president of the National Cartoonists Society (I'm proud to be a member), and was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1988. Our Collector's Treasure is this Terry and the Pirates "Hot-Shot Charlie" Mask Ad Prototype Original Art (1953). Prototype artwork for a Canada Dry giveaway, originally from the Gordon Gold advertising archives. Hand cut and colored mask ad measures approximately 10.5 x 8 inches  matted and Plexiglas framed with brass plaque for an overall size of 19.5 x 17 inches  This piece is pictured in the Hake's Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide. From The Art of the Funnies Collection. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

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