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Winning Bid:
$194.70 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:00:00 PM)
Time Left:
Auction #221 - Part I
Value Code:
G - $100 to $200 Help Icon
Item Description
Bil Canfield worked briefly in the art department of the "Daily Racing Form" and "The Morning Telegraph," honing his sports cartooning skills.  After service in World War II, Canfield returned to the drawing board in 1945 at the "Newark Evening News." After five years (1945-1950) there in the art department, he became the paper's sports cartoonist, a role he filled until the Evening News closed in 1972. Afterwards, he worked as the editorial cartoonist for the "Star-Ledger" of Newark, NJ for more than two decades. Offered here is a custom 14.25x19.75" frame containing pen and ink and charcoal original art by Canfield, depicting team mascots/players for Detroit, Boston, Kansas City, Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago and Washington, peering into deep and dark pit. A crumpled New York Yankee player lays at the bottom of the pit, a reference to the 1966 Season, in which the Yankees ended in last place in the AL. Canfield has signed in ink at bottom of this unusual format artboard, which has just lt. even aging. Frame shows some wear but art remains clean and Exc.
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