Philip Weiss Auctions

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2015-06-26 10:44:11

Philip Weiss Auctions is a collectibles auctioneer based in Long Island, New York.

One of leading collectibles auctioneers in the US, it is well-known for selling cartoon art, particularly a number of original Peanuts panels by the artist Charles Schulz.

Founded

The company was founded in 1979 by Philip Weiss. Weiss has close to 40 years’ experience in the collectibles sector.

Expertise

The company is well known for its expertise in cartoon art and comics, having sold a number of major collections over the years, including a major Big Apple Comix collection and a recent Eldon Dedini corpus.

Departments

In addition to cartoons and comic books, the company also handles stamps, coins, toys, model trains, toy soldiers, dolls, militaria, rare books, photographs, autographs, music and movie memorabilia, travel posters, antique advertising, political memorabilia, fine art, bronze, pottery and porcelain, and shaving mugs.

Notable collections

A number of major, non-comic, collections have been auctioned through Philip Weiss, including BL Phillips’ collection of battery operated toys and space toys, which fetched $500,000, and Joe Keden’s estate which garnered more than $1 million and is notable for its selection of antique advertising and shaving mugs.

Philip Weiss has also handled sport memorabilia from Billy Martin’s estate and toys from the Griffith estate.

Auctions

The company holds auctions each month in a variety of different sectors.

Major sales

A 2007 sale, which included six original panels from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and two Lou Gehrig palm prints, sold for $1.1 million.

The company also achieved the highest price ever paid for a US postage stamp, when it sold a Scott #120b from the Newport Stamp collection for $1.2 million.

Philip Weiss sold the original cover art to Spiderman #43 for more than $100,000.

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