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Lot # 1363 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1898 to 1943 Classic Magazine Collection (304)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $1,972.00

Outstanding classic magazine collection spanning the years 1898 to 1943 includes covers by legendary artists such as Norman Rockwell, J. C. Leyendecker, Harrison Fisher and N. C. Wyeth. This is not a random collection, but a very carefully and beautifully assembled cross section of the best that this collecting genre has to offer. From the personal collection of George Taylor, the 307 offered magazines are a collection unto themselves, and include 218 Saturday Evening Post issues plus a selection of additional titles highly prized by collectors for their beauty or rarity (or both), and representing the golden era of American illustration art from the turn of the century to the early 1940s. The bulk of this collection is comprised of 218 issues of The Saturday Evening Post, including 36 extremely rare, early issues dating from 1898 and 1899 (among them the first cover by J.C. Leyendecker); 94 issues dating from 1900 to 1909 (with 5 covers by J. C. Leyendecker, 15 by Harrison Fisher and 1 by N. C. Wyeth); 54 issues dating from 1910 to 1919 (7 covers by J. C. Leyendecker, 1 by Norman Rockwell, 2 by Anton Fischer, 7 by Harrison Fisher); 16 issues dating from 1920 to 1929 (3 covers by Norman Rockwell); and 18 issues dating from 1930 to 1943 (7 covers by J.C. Leyendecker including his last, 3 by Norman Rockwell). Other titles included in the collection are as follows: 1900 to 1914 The Ladies Home Journal: 46 issues (including 20 covers by Harrison Fisher, 1 by Norman Rockwell); Life Magazine: 7 issues, including the key first six issues from 1936 plus small promo issue #1; Collier's Weekly: 1898-99 (3), 1931 (1); Harper's Weekly: 1901 (1); The Brown Book of Boston: 1901-1904 (4); Christian Herald: 1923 (10); Look: 1939-1940 (2); Love Mirror: 1931 (1); Red Cross: 1918 (2); True Story: 1931 (2); America Weekly: 1950 (1, Leyendecker); Radio Guide: 1938 (4); Life Weekly: 1922 (1, Rockwell); Success: 1904 (1, Rockwell). Condition ranges from Good to Excellent. Fabulous collection with a tremendous concentration of rarities and magazines with exceptionally beautiful covers. Magazines of this quality usually have to be assembled one at a time, just as these were collected. It would be hard to imagine that this lot would disappoint even the most advanced collector. Total 304 magazines. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $1,972.00

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