1945 milton caniff personalized note card "lt. hotshot charlie"

May 16, 2021. 23:33 UTC
1945 Milton Caniff Personalized note card "Lt. Hotshot Charlie"
Timothy
United States of America

Category
Comic books

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Cardstock, vibrant colors, tape on top and bottom 4 3/4" x 7 5/8"

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within about 12 hours
May 17, 11:51 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Timothy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
The majority of Caniff's auction records are for original comic strips, with only a few personalized cards having been sold at auction in the last 30 years. A few years ago, Heritage Auctions sold a lot of five personalized cards/notes for $2,280 and is the closest recent comparable auction lot to your item:
(https://www.askart.com/auction_records/Milton_Arthur_Caniff/24894/Milton_Arthur_Caniff.aspx?lot=5776563)
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Milton Arthur Caniff (American, 1907 - 1988)
Personalized note card, depicting "Hot Shot Charlie", with a presentation inscription to Ethel Marode, dated 1946
watercolor and ink on card stock
7 5/8 by 4 3/4 inches
CONDITION: tape along upper and lower edges
$400-600*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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