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Old 08-30-2009, 09:56 PM
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Default OT.......estate sale find

I went to a estate sale today because it looked to be pretty good from some of the pics i saw online. Sometimes i find old ball cards or baseball related items if it looks like alot of paper at the sale.

I was going through some of the books in boxes and noticed this cool book called The Buffalo Are Running and i thought to myself damn whoever the illustrator is they are very talented as i flipped through the book, it kinda reminded of Charles Russell in a way. I put the book back in the box and kept searching.

On one of the tables inside i found a box filled with folders and all kinds of documents and typical letters that have no value and then towards the bottom was a drawing and i thought man this looks familiar and it hit me, the drawing was actually the front cover of the book, behind the drawing was a yellow envelope that had all the illustrations to the book. I sealed the envelope and put everything back and hoped no one would find it.

Well bidding started and i got the book for 1 dollar. When the box got put up with the drawing and illustrations i won it for 20 bucks. The illustartor is E.F. Miller and i think it could be Frank Miller who later went on to be a famous illustrator for Marvel Comics, his wife Edna Miller wrote many books in regards to Mouskin and is also a great artist in her own right.

There were a few 33 Goudeys in the sale and i won them for a little of nothing so all in all it was a fun day. Here are some pics of the book and illustrations, i think baseball cards and indian memorabilia go hand in hand so maybe some of you indian fans will enjoy looking at this.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:17 PM
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That's a nice find. As a book and art collector, for me it's very cool to find the original illustrations for a book.

My favorite part of my collection is the art work from The Speed Boy, a 1938 novel about deadball baseball

Here's a cover of the book, together with five of the illustrations from the book

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Old 08-30-2009, 10:32 PM
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Very Nice Max. What a cool name for a book. There was a total of 15 illustrations for the book i found and i particular dig the ones with the eagles. Also in the sale i bought a box containing artwork from Edna Miller and there are some great pieces that were in the box.
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Very cool !!
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It would be pretty awesome if that were Frank Miller. Unfortunately he was 3 years old when that book was published.

One of my favorite graphic artists by the way.
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Well there are several Frank Miller's but the website with completed sales of his states he was born in 1898 but i guess that is a typo. Thanks for the help and one of the hardest things to do dometimes is to identify artists.

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