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Born in 1910, Narayan Shridhar Bendre was an influential pioneer of contemporary Indian art. He became interested in art after enrolling at the State Art School in Indore. As a student, Bendre was taught to observe nature and light. This learning played a key role in his career, and its influence can be seen in most of his paintings. Often depicting the daily lives of Indian people, Bendre’s works are based on his soft palette and interplay between light and shade. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Fine Art & Antique Online Auction will feature a Narayan Shridhar Bendre outdoor painting. Completed in 1992, the piece shows a girl on a tree swing. Seated under the tree’s shelter is a woman looking after two young children. Another noteworthy item in the sale is B. Prabha’s oil painting. This piece shows two women holding birds while another woman watches them. “It is my aim to paint the trauma and tragedy of women,” said the artist. Through her paintings, Prabha attempted to address the issues faced by women in her country. Prabha’s style evolved in 1956, which marked a departure from modern abstraction towards decorative figuration. View more lots on Bidsquare, and browse other online auctions.
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Ghulam Rasool Santosh was an avant-garde painter and poet born in India. After a spiritual experience in 1964, he took to a trailblazing painting style. Tantra (mysticism) and Kashmir Shaivism (a movement led by Lord Shiva’s followers) inspired his body of works. An interesting tantric abstract painting by Santosh is a key highlight of the upcoming auction by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. With a radiating red background signifying spiritual energy, the oil on board portrays a central motif of geometric lotus. The artist uses clean lines to illustrate the imagery of Tantric philosophy. Works of other prominent Indian artists also lead the listings. One of them is a watercolor on paper by M.F. Husain. He often portrays horses as free-spirited creatures, drawing inspiration from the Cubist representation of animals. Often called the Picasso of India, Husain adapted Cubism in unique ways. B. Prabha’s oil on canvas of a mother and child is representative of the lives of women and children living in rural areas. The figures in the painting are elongated and the deep red veil is the single dominant color. Prabha was a well-known name at a time when women artists in India were still unheard of. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ upcoming New Year’s Day Premier Comic Auction offers comic collectors the opportunity to ring in the new year with fresh finds. The available selection of 20 comics from a single Midwest collector includes some of the highest rated comics of their kind. All are Marvel comics from the Silver and Bronze age, and all will be offered with no reserve. Included in the sale is the first appearance of Iron Man in Tales of Suspense #39. The cover is by Marvel artist Jack Kirby. There are three copies of this issue in the sale, one of which carries a grade of CGC 8.5. Another highly valued comic up for bid is a copy of Fantastic Four #1. This comic features the origin and first appearance of Fantastic Four (Marvel’s first ever superhero team) and Moleman. Another of Jack Kirby’s well-known works appears on the cover. A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, which brings the origin and first appearance of Spider-man along with Aunt May and Uncle Ben, is on offer as well. The cover is a collaboration between Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, and Overstreet lists it as a Top 50 of Silver Age comics. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
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The upcoming Comic TCG & Toy Auction, presented by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, offers an eclectic collection of comics, including Marvel’s Incredible Hulk and DC’s Batman. One of the highlighted lots is an edition of The Fantastic Four produced in March of 1966. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the characters for Marvel Comics. The story revolves around an American team of superheroes: Ben Grimm, Reed Richards, Susan Storm, and her brother, Johnny Storm. During a journey through space, the four characters are exposed to cosmic rays, granting them superhuman abilities. The 1961 release of the first Fantastic Four comic boosted Marvel to great success. Another lot of interest is the first issue of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series, published in July of 1977. The series stars Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. This issue covers part of the storyline depicted in the Star Wars: A New Hope 1977 film. View additional comic book and toy lots on Bidsquare.
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Photos from around the auction world in August 2021. Image credit from left to right: Saffronart, Bonhams, and Morton Subastas. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). The summer auction season drew to a gentle close in August 2021. The month offered many opportunities to encounter contemporary art and 20th-century collectibles, as well as dedicated sales of Outsider Art, LGBTQ+ art, and celebrity memorabilia. The art world also showed signs of recovery after more than a year of pandemic-related losses. California’s Monterey Car Week returned in full force after an extended break, and Christie’s announced ambitious plans to expand its presence in Hong Kong. From American pewter to beluga whales, here are the top headlines from around the auction world in August 2021. 1970 Porsche 917K. Image from RM Sotheby’s. Industry Trends August opened with the long-awaited 2021 edition of Monterey Car Week in California. The event signaled the health of the car collecting market with enthusiastic buying across all ten days. RM Sotheby’s alone brought in USD 148.5 million. The other participating auction houses, including Bonhams and Mecum Auctions, saw strong results as well. Celebrity collectibles dominated headlines this month. Heritage Auctions offered the game-worn baseball jersey associated with Hank Aaron’s 3,000th hit in mid-August. It sold for $540,000, well above its starting estimate of $200,000. Julien’s Auctions featured a selection of Lucille Ball memorabilia in its summer Hollywood sale, held at the end of the month. Auction houses continued to embrace NFTs this August. Christie’s Hong Kong announced plans for a dedicated NFT auction in Asia this September. The company will become the first international auction house to formally enter the region’s digital art market. It particularly hopes to attract millennial collectors in Hong Kong, many of whom helped sustain revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the Mystic Aquarium’s beluga whales. Image courtesy of the Mystic Aquarium. Auction Highlights Guernsey’s brought an unprecedented opportunity to the auction block this August. Bidders competed to win the naming rights for three beluga whales that were recently transferred to Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium. The sale of two names yielded $1.5 million for…
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Artist Manjit Bawa. Image from Sotheby’s. Like many in the mid-20th century, Indian artist Manjit Bawa traveled to Europe to work and study art. He found himself surrounded by the defining works of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and other increasingly popular movements. Unlike some of his contemporaries, though, Bawa was not impressed. Risking the curse of obscurity, Bawa nonetheless decided to ignore these modern trends in his own work. “Being a turbanned Sikh from an ordinary middle-class family was daunting enough but to strike out against the prevalent forces of Cubism and the iconic [Paul] Klee was to really ask for big trouble," remembered Manjit Bawa. When he returned to India, Bawa's experiences helped him look inward instead of outward for inspiration. Foundational Hindu texts, such as the Mahabharata, became a major source of images and narratives for his work, along with the sacred text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib. Bawa also began utilizing the bright color palette that he associated with India. This month, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will offer an ink drawing Manjit Bawa produced in 1991 (lot #24; estimate: USD 2,000 - $3,000). Five disparate figures line the piece, from a musician playing an instrument to a beast with its tongue sticking out. Bawa cared very little for elaborate backgrounds in his works. In this drawing, for example, Bawa lets the figures float next to each other on a plain, white backdrop. Flipping the piece over, collectors will discover this drawing decorates an invitation to a cocktail party. Artist M. F. Husain had recently earned the Padma Vibhushan, one of the highest honors in India for civilians. The party celebrated his accomplishment. Manjit Bawa figurative ink drawing. Image from Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. While some associate Bawa primarily with his paintings, drawing was a fundamental part of his process throughout his career. Before traveling to London, Bawa studied under Modern Indian painter Abani Sen in New Delhi. Manjit Bawa remembered how this teacher “would ask me to do 50 sketches every day, only to reject most of them. As a result I inculcated the habit of working…
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Original Oil Paintings By Ram Kumar And Jean Charlot Will Lead Bruneau & Co.’s Online Summer Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction
It’s an online auction, slated for Thursday, August 19th, at 6 pm Eastern time. More than 400 quality lots, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England, will be sold. CRANSTON, R.I. – Original oil on canvas paintings by Ram Kumar (India, 1924-2018) and Jean Charlot (Hawaii/Calif./Mexico, 1898-1979) will headline an online-only Summer Antiques & Fine Art estate auction slated for Thursday, August 19th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, beginning promptly at 6 pm Eastern time. Over 400 quality lots will come under the gavel. Abstract architectural oil painting by Ram Kumar (India, 1924-2018), depicting brown buildings against a vibrant blue sky from the opposite side of a river, signed (estimate: $25,000-$35,000). The catalog is packed with paintings, decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, Asian arts and collectibles, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England. Internet bidding will be available on multiple platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. “These online auctions have become a fixture for us throughout COVID-19,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “Even though everyone is bidding from the comfort of their homes, it is a great learning experience for all involved to see antiques and collectibles, their value and how the market has changed throughout the last year.” Kevin Bruneau, the company’s president and owner, added, “It’s very exciting to see this assemblage of items from New England collections. From the Indian artists to Jean Charlot and the amazing collection of mineral specimens, there is something for all collectors being offered.” With a pre-sale estimate of $25,000-$35,000, the abstract architectural oil painting by India’s Ram Kumar is the sale’s expected top lot. Part of the artist’s Beneras series, the work depicts brown buildings against a vibrant blue sky from the opposite side of a river. It’s signed and dated (“Ram Kumar 07”) on verso and measures 36 inches by 24 inches (the canvas, minus the frame). Kumar was a prolific artist and one of the most important abstract painters of modern India. He studied at…
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Copy Of Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), Graded Cgc 8.0, Hits $23,125 At Bruneau & Co’s Comic, Tcg & Toy Auction Held On July 10th
Also, a copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964) brought $17,500, and a 1st edition sealed booster box of Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge gaveled for $17,500 CRANSTON, R.I. – A copy of Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 from September 1963 sold for $23,125, a copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #14 from July 1964 brought $17,500, and a 1st edition, factory sealed booster box of Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge from 2000 made $17,500 at a Pop Culture auction held July 10th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Marvel Comics Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CGC 8.0, with the origin and first appearance of the Avengers, plus the Fantastic Four, Loki and Teen Brigade ($23,125). “The bidding action this Comic, TCG & Toy auction brought to the gallery takes me back to what was found in similar sales ten, fifteen years ago,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and owner of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “The floor, phones, online were all busy. It shows what direction the business is headed in for the next generation to come.” TCG stands for Trading Card Games. Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “This auction proved again how hot the comic and TCG market is. Everything was on fire. I’m happy to say we broke 51 market records for graded books. Most notably, percentage-wise, was the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. The day of the auction market average was $1,680, but it ended up hammering for $4,750.” The copy of Marvel Comics Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CGC 8.0 and featuring the origin and first appearance of the Avengers, plus appearances by the Fantastic Four, Loki and Teen Brigade, was the expected top lot of the auction and it delivered, selling within its estimate of $18,000-$24,000. Mr. Bruneau called it “the finest copy of Avengers #1 we’ve handled to date.” Not far behind was the copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), graded CGC 9.0 and having a pre-sale estimate of $10,000-$15,000. The comic book featured the very first appearance of the Green Goblin, as well…
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Bruneau & Co.’s upcoming Summer Comic, TCG, and Toy Auction is anchored by classic comic books, including Marvel Comics’ Avengers, Issue 1 from September of 1963. This comic represents the first appearance of The Avengers and also features the Fantastic Four, Loki, and the Teen Brigade. Other available comics include Amazing Spider-Man #14, X-Men #1, Strange Tales #110, and more. The sale also presents a selection of Trading Card Games (TCG), including more than 150 lots of unopened or rare Pokémon cards. Toy collectors can also consider a selection of Universal Studios props, mock-ups, and on-screen items from the collection of Eric Baker. Formerly the creative lead of props and set dressing for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Baker was also the prop master and fabricator for Nickelodeon in the 1990s. A screen-used Frankenstein operation game and a pair of prototype Shrunken Heads from the Harry Potter universe are among the leading lots. View any of these items and register to bid on Bidsquare.
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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Summer Comic, Tcg And Toy Auction, July 10th, Features 52 Lots From The Pop Culture Collection Of Eric Baker
Eric Baker was the creative lead of props and set dressing for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Disneyland. He was also Nickelodeon’s prop master and fabricator. Also offered will be comic books, Pokémon. Two prototype shrunken heads from Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, made circa 2015, to be sold as one lot. Estimate: $800-$1,200. CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Summer Comic, TCG and Toy auction on Saturday, July 10th, starting at 10 am Eastern time, is shaping up as the firm’s biggest and best Pop Culture sale to date. In addition to the abovenamed categories, the first 52 lots will be from the collection of Eric Baker, someone who’s very well-known and respected in the community. Mr. Baker was the creative lead of props and set dressing for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Disneyland. He was also Nickelodeon’s prop master and fabricator. Several of the props in the auction were fabricated by him during his career with Nickelodeon. Other items are objects he collected. “I’m honored that we get to handle the collection of Eric Baker, not just because of his unbelievable career but for the fact he’s a longtime friend,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “So cool to think we’re bringing his creations to market, especially when you consider Nickelodeon props are so elusive to collectors today.” The screen-used Frankenstein operation game from Nickelodeon’s popular Double Dare TV show (1991), used in numerous episodes throughout the show’s run, has an estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The prop, 84 inches tall and 32 inches wide, retains the heart, saw, wrench and hammer accessories. Included is an original snapshot of the Frankenstein, taken on-set by Eric Baker. Two prototype shrunken heads from Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, made circa 2015, will be sold as one lot, with an estimate of $800-$1,200. These were the samples to the…
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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction, June 17th, Features Items From Prominent Local Estates And Collections
It’s an online-only auction featuring over 300 lots. An expected highlight is the immaculate, hand-carved Alaskan Inuit walrus ivory chess set; it has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Immaculate, hand-carved Alaskan Inuit walrus ivory chess set, the pieces modeled after native fauna with exquisite calcification, purchased in San Francisco in 1903. Estimate: 3,000-$5,000. CRANSTON, R.I. – An online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique auction packed with over 300 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent estates throughout New England, is planned for Thursday, June 17th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, which has been hosting successful Internet sales since the start of the pandemic but is looking forward to resuming live, in-gallery events. “This will be yet another great auction with an eclectic mix of antiques, fine art, furniture, jewelry, and more,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and owner of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, adding, “Hopefully this will be our last time with an online-only sale. We would love to get our crowd back into the gallery.” Bruneau said telephone and absentee bids would also be accepted. An immaculate, hand-carved Alaskan Inuit walrus ivory chess set, the pieces modeled after native fauna with exquisite calcification, carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The set, with a case, was purchased in San Francisco in 1903 and includes a note that reads, “Chessmen. They were made to order in Alaska of walrus…by an Indian for a consul there, from his ideas.” The pawns are local animals, the walrus heads are bishops and bears (just two) are the knights. A monumental early 20th century bronze Art Nouveau three-basin fountain, 92 inches tall by 62 ½ inches wide, should realize $2,000-$3,000. The fountain has a figural central column depicting a bare breasted woman sitting atop an eagle with wings outstretched, while she carries an acanthus leaf cornucopia on her shoulder. The top basin is decorated with flowers and wheat sheaths and the fountain itself is supported by a decorative base. An oil on canvas maritime ship painting attributed to Thomas Buttersworth (English, 1768-1842), depicting a sailing vessel cutting through choppy waves, is expected to bring $1,000-$2,000. The…
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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers Will Hold Its Inaugural Historic Arms & Militaria Auction Saturday, May 1st, At 10 Am Eastern Time; 400+ Lots
The sale is well-rounded and will feature historic material from the American Revolution thru the modern day, with wonderful objects that will appeal to beginning and higher-end collectors. Circa 1829 Russian M. 1805 12-pound bronze field gun, 69 ½ inches long field, marked “1829 / Bryansk” on the breech with the foundry name and dolphins on top (est. $30,000-$50,000). CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will hold its first-ever Historic Arms & Militaria auction on Saturday, May 1st, at 10 am Eastern time. The sale is well-rounded and will feature more than 400 lots of historic material from the American Revolution through to the modern day, with wonderful objects designed to appeal to beginning and higher-end collectors. “Working with the Bruneau team over the past months to build this auction has been a lot of fun,” said Joel Bohy, director of Bruneau & Co.’s newly created Arms & Militaria department. “The catalog features the collection of Larry Cooley. Larry collected some of the finest U.S. martial arms from the late 18th to the mid-19th century and we’re thrilled to be offering them.” Kevin Bruneau, the president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, added, “It's an amazing assemblage of historical items, from pre-Revolutionary War right up through our world wars. I've never seen such collections like this, other than in museums. I’m looking forward not just to this auction but to watching the new department grow and seeing what Joel Bohy is going to come up with next.” A circa 1829 Russian M. 1805 12-pound bronze field gun, has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and is being sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Massachusetts National Guard Museum, where it was displayed until just recently. The 69 ½ inch long field piece is marked “1829 / Bryansk” on the breech with the foundry name and has plain dolphins on the gun’s top. A circa 1799-1802 U.S. North & Cheney second contract pistol, model 1799, .74 bore, with serial number 697 marked on the shoulder of the breech plug, on the bottom of the barrel at the breech and under the barrel on…
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The upcoming Historic Arms & Militaria sale, hosted by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, will include a wide selection of antique guns. Among 413 lots is an 1812 Virginia Manufactory 2nd model flintlock pistol. The firearm has a .56 bore, a brass butt cap, and a thin brass band at the front of the stock. It is one of few vintage pistols made by a wooden ramrod between 1812 and 1813. A U.S. Navy Elgin cutlass pistol from around 1837 is also available in the listings. A blade produced by N.P. Ames is attached to the pistol’s edge. Another lot of interest is Eli Kimball’s powder horn. Produced in 1776, the horn is engraved with foliate designs and marked with incised lines. Also available is a Springfield flintlock pistol and a U.S. Navy breech-loading Howitzer. Browse the full catalog and register to bid online by visiting Bidsquare.
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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Spring Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction, April 8, Features Paintings, Fine Jewelry, Silver, Asian Arts And More
The more than 400 quality lots have been pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England. Included are artworks by Steven Weinberg, Richard Prince, Margaret Patterson Trompe l’oeil oil on board still life painting signed by Fernand Renard (French, b. 1912), depicting exquisitely rendered oysters beside a lemon, plus olives (est. 2,000-$4,000). CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Spring Estate Fine Art & Antique auction planned for Thursday, April 8th at 6 pm Eastern time features over 400 lots of paintings, decorative arts, furniture, fine jewelry, silver, Asian arts and collectibles, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. “Having an online-only auction certainly takes away the action-packed feeling of a live sale, but the safety of our customers and employees is most important,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and Director of Pop Culture. “Also, by using Bidlive.BruneauandCo.com on our mobile app, bidders are able to pay the same buyer's premium as if they were here in person.” Kevin Bruneau, the president and owner of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, said he expects “a fun auction with a good eclectic mix of antiques and decorative arts sure to stir up some interest. It's great to see another Steven Weinberg like what we had in the past. I find his glass remarkable. He was referring to two glass sculptures by Weinberg (American, b. 1954) that will be offered as separate lots. One is an untitled polished clear glass cove boat sculpture, with bullicante bubbles wrapped in cobalt blue textured glass (est. $6,000-$9,000). The 6 ½ inch tall sculpture is signed on the bottom edge. Weinberg was a two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. His sculptures are highly prized by collectors. The other piece is an untitled Buoy Series vase-shaped clear glass sculpture with textured rust and a green overshot exterior (est. $2,000-$3,000). The sculpture is approximately twelve inches tall and eight inches in diameter, and has been signed on the bottom edge. Weinberg’s work has been shown in museums that including the Louvre…
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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Spring Comic, Tcg (Trading Card Game, For Pokémon) And Toy Auction Will Be Held Saturday, March 27th, At 10 Am
The 444-lot sale features a Giant-Size X-Men #1 9.0, a 1st ed. Charizard, original artwork for TMNT, a 1999 Pokémon Jungle 1st edition factory sealed booster box and much more. Marvel Comics Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Summer 1975), graded CGC 9.0, features the first appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Thunderbird (est. 4,000-$6,000). CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will bounce into spring with a 444-lot Comic, TCG (Trading Card Game, for Pokémon) and Toy auction on Saturday, March 27th, at 10 am Eastern time. Live, in-house bidding will be reserved for active bidders only. To save a seat, call 401-533-9980. Previews will be held March 25th and 26th, from 9 am-4 pm, by appointment only. Comic books will be offered in abundance. Highlights include three copies of Marvel Comics Giant-Size X-Men #1 graded CGC 9.0, 6.0, and 5.0, Marvel Comics Daredevil #1 CGC 6.0, Marvel Comics Avengers #4 CGC 6.5, and X-Men #94 CGC 9.0 amongst 264 other Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern age key issues, as well as generous group lots. For independent fans there is a Malibu Comics Malibu Sun #13 Negative Edition in CGC 9.8 signed by Todd McFarlane, one of only three graded 9.8 copies in existence. There will also be a small selection of original comic artwork highlighted by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird for Mirage Studios art for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3, page 37. There will be 120 lots of highly collectible Pokémon trading cards, highlighted by a 1999 Base 1st edition Charizard CGC 8 and a collection of CGC graded Charizards, including several foreign 1st editions. Other Pokémon highlights include a 1999 Jungle 1st edition factory sealed booster box and three-piece group of Base Unlimited sealed blister packs. The toy offerings will be led by a collection of Japanese diecast robots, including a 1982 Bandai GoDaikin Tetsujin 28 and Clover Trider G7. Other toy highlights will feature a collection of factory sealed board games and 1965 Topper Toys Johnny Express vehicles. “I couldn't be prouder of this auction,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and its Director of Pop…