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Auction: Conflicts of the 20th Century
was auctioned on: 29 January 2021
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Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 46, Views: 46

Stone, Charles Eber. Artist and cartoonist. 1923-2000. Cartoon of a German General and young private. Gifted to the Knopes family in Arlon, Belgium by Private Charles Stone: dated January 4th [1945.] Cartoon of a German general and a young Private, pencil on sepia paper, signed "Pvt. Chic Stone (Belgium-Jan4)." 265 x 203mm. With a typed inscription below "A la famille Knopes- Souvenir des heures heureuses," and further signed in ink below "Chic" and by two other soldiers from his unit "David " and "George," the cartoon mounted on paper and framed, presumably by the Knopes family. Provenance: Charles Stone; Gift to the Knopes Family, Jan 4th 1945; sold to a Bastogne Collector. An historic WW2 era cartoon drawn by a young Charles Stone from New York, a private in the 35th Infantry Division, 3rd US Army, and given to the Knopes family of Arlon, where he was billeted south of Bastogne, just as the German advance in the Ardennes was being pushed back by US forces. Charles Eber "Chic" Stone was a famous Golden and Silver Age Comic inker and artist; he had been working on the original Captain Marvel for Fawcett Comics in the early 1940s, before he got drafted and sent to Europe. After he had survived the war, he went back to draw for DC comics ghosting for artists like Bob Kane (on Batman) and George Papp on Superboy. and in the 1960s he was working for Marvel with Jack Kirby on the Fantastic Four, Avengers and X-men.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Conflicts of the 20th Century
Date of the auction: 29 Jan 2021
Address: Bonhams London
New York