"DENNIS THE MENACE" ORIGINAL SUNDAY PAGE ART.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM)
Auction #211 - Part II
Item numbers 1197 through 2870 in auction 211
Ornate 21.25x26" frame contains Hank Ketcham's original pen and ink art for Feb. 3, 1952 Sunday page. The "Dennis The Menace" strip began on March 12, 1951 and this is the second Sunday page of the title. The page consists of 13 panels in three rows. These rows have been separated but have been professionally matted and framed for an attractive display. "Dennis The Menace" title panel features great specialty art of Dennis destroying his steam shovel toy w/a hammer. Story deals w/Dennis asking his father Henry Mitchell if he can fix his broken steam shovel toy. Henry goes on to lecture Dennis about how he spends half his money on new toys and half his time fixing broken ones. When the toy can't be fixed, Henry takes Dennis to the toy store to get a new one, which Dennis excitedly shows his mother Alice. She comments that the new toy was a worthy investment as it will keep Dennis busy for a week. Two panels later, Dennis comes back w/his new toy broken, much to his parents' ire. The last panel shows Dennis questioning why he has to go to bed so early as his angry mother looks on from his bedroom door. Eighth panel has 1952 Post-Hall Syndicate, Inc. copyright strip. Ketcham has signed the last panel in ink. NM as professionally matted and framed. Early and historic. These early "Dennis The Menace" Sundays are highly sought after and rarely come up for sale.
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