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Auctioneer A&M Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC 410-835-0384
Auction Date Dec 13 Auction
7480 River Shore Road
Seaford, DE
Time 05:00PM
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On-Line Only Estate Auction – Seaford, DE

A&M Auctions is honored to sell for Estate of Bob Clarke of Seaford, DE!

World Famous MAD MAGAZINE cartoonist and illustrator.

Personal Property located at: 7480 River Shore Road, Seaford, DE

Auction Held Online Only w/ Bidding ending December 13th, 2017 Starting @ 5PM

Auction conducted online at

Extensive Selection of Bob Clarke Caricature and Art, Furniture, Tools, Appliances, Collectables & More


Personal Property Preview: Sat. 12/9 from 9AM –11AM and Mon. 12/11 5pm-7pm

Auctioneers Note: A&M Auctions is proud to offer the estate of World Famous Cartoonist and Illustrator Bob Clarke. Born in New York in 1926 by the age of 15 Bob was already an accredited artist. Clarke started at MAD magazine in 1956 where he drew cover boy Alfred E. Neuman and features like Spy Vs Spy. Editors said his legacy was "massive." Bob was one of the magazine’s most versatile artists, illustrating everything from covers, to articles, to Spy vs. Spy, to bonus inserts for MAD Specials (including the MAD Zeppelin paper model and the MAD mobile). Clarke's style in MAD was distinctive, showing a mastery of line and an eye for the humorous side of things. In his first year at MAD, Clarke illustrated 24 separate articles; he would eventually draw more than 600. Clarke was a mainstay of the magazine as it rose in circulation, being one of four general-purpose artists who took MAD through the late 1950s and early 1960s. Perhaps Clarkes most notable creation is the label of Cutty Sark Whiskey which was his own original design. This sale is packed full of more than 500 original artworks, sketches, and drawings from the desk of Bob Clarke, including many private never before seen characters and paintings. This sale is a complete liquidation of the artwork legacy of Bob Clarke. Selling everything right down to the entire contents of his art studio. Don’t miss this opportunity to be to be one of the last to own a piece of Bob Clarke’s legacy.    Please view the online catalog with more than 1,700 photos at

Directions:  At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Concord Rd. (Next to Royal Farms) on the south side of Seaford Head southwest on Concord Rd/E High St. Continue to follow E High St for 1.0 mile. Turn left onto Market St and follow for 0.2 mi to River Rd. Turn right onto Rd 490/River Rd and follow for 0.9 miles to Rivershore Dr. Turn right onto Rivershore Dr. and follow for 0.2 miles to home on the left.


Online Bidding

Online Bidding: This is an Online Only Auction held on the A&M Auctioneers website. Early Pre-Bidding opened on or around the 24th of October, 2017. You will be able to bid at any time up until the closing time for each individual items which will start at 5 PM on Wednesday Dec.  13th, 2017. 1 lot will end Approx. every 45 seconds. This Auction will feature a soft closing. If someone bids in the last minute before an item closes the bidding on that item only will be extended for 1 minute. This will give you a chance to bid again. This process will continue until one person stops bidding or doesn’t bid before the time runs out.


Bob Clarke Original Artwork: More than 500 original artworks, drawings and sketches to include: original spy vs spy cut out, original framed cartoon of Bubbleman, George Washington caricature, Benjamin Franklin caricature , framed art of “Mister Pension Fund” cartoon, Framed original cartoon art of “Pension Fund Follies, The Four Fathers caricature,  framed watercolor and acrylic portrait of clown, oil on canvas self portrait of Bob Clarke in his early years, several nude paintings, entire sketch book of nudes, Original framed cartoon of “Scholastic Littles Move In”, Medical Professions cartoon, Blue Collar professions cartoon, College student caricature, scuba diver caricature, Medical Aid cartoon, Evolution of Man, Of the People for the People, and A Community for People, Tax credit cartoon, elf cartoon,  framed Fruit Theorem watercolor, original sketch of Santa Clause with color overlay, vintage couples portrait, cartoon drawing of Baseball game, orig Bubble Concept, framed watercolor of Grundelwald Switzerland, original artwork of Revolutionary War soldiers in firefight, very unique lot of original Anniversary paintings by Bob Clarke, Oil on board abstract, “Hey’s Grove” original framed watercolor,  autograph Gala framed watercolor of Sicily, several original watercolor landscapes, (2) Mad Posters, framed landscape of Victorian house, Richmond Cigarette advertisement, MAD’s greatest Artist: The Completely MAD by Don Martin Volume One (1956-1974) and Volume Two (1974-1988), boxes of MAD magazine books, several framed caricatures, cartoon cells, hundreds of cartoon sketches, hundreds of miscellaneous advertising sketches and ideas, the entire contents of Bob Clarkes art studio to include his own personal drawing table, desk, paints, supplies and more!   

Additional Notable artwork: Original framed surrealism abstract watercolor and acrylic by H. Gumpel 1977 (34”x32”), Early Japanese wood block print: Toyokuni III, Iwamoto Hei-Ya, by Yebiya Rinnosuke (1838-1855) framed Japanese wood block print (15”x19), Early Japanese wood block print Kunisada –(Toyokuni III) Bando Tamassaburo w/ Kiwame Seal by Yamamotoya Heikichi (1804-1860) framed wood block print) (15”x19”), Framed Japanese character collage with (12) figures, original framed heavy oil on canvas of barn/mill abstract,  

Collectables/Glass/Silver: Pair of signed Pairpoint figural brass cherub holders, vintage Marine Compass Co. gimballed compass in finger jointed box, Folk art wooden airplane model of Snoopy in the Red Barron, Webster sterling silver reticulated 11” center bowl, Pair of 12” sterling candlesticks, Fischer sterling salts, Pr of salt and peppers, sterling rimmed coasters, sterling monogrammed baby cup, vintage Dietz No. 40 Traffic Gard ruby railroad lantern, vintage Alcohol apothecary jar with glass stop, Vintage Chalkware figural antique car and rider with bottle stand advertisement,  Large Qty of Mad Magazine books and magazines, Vintage Zestabs Chewable Vitamins advertising sign, Qty of crystal decanters, Vintage Canon F-1 35mm camera with tri-pod and accessories, Mahogany desktop humidor, Very unique Plover abstract shorebird figure on driftwood signed Brumm, Pair of Japanese netsukes, Unique figural brass fly table decoration with lift top underwing storage, primitive print block tray,  Mission style heavy duty Oak document box with cast iron handle and lock, Qty of stag handled cutlery,  (2) Sets of Chinese-Japanese Character Cards in original boxes, Bachmann  Waterline Series Destroyer Akisuki in original box unopened, (6) vintage Wolfs Head HD oil cans and much more. The home is packed full and this is just a partial listing.  

Furniture: Broyhill Premier Chinese style 5pc Bedroom suite Mahogany Mid-Century Modern 5pc table and chair set, Mahogany mid Century modern three drawer two door sideboard, Exquisite antique wooden framed mirror with highly carved and decorated gold wash frame, Broyhill F.C. Cherry four door mirrored back lighted curio cabinet,  single drawer French Provincial style painted console table, Cherry two door curio cabinet w/ glass shelves, Cherry finish tri-fed table with emerald marble top, (4) Rockport Maple 3 tier bookcases, Oak drop front three drawer bookcase,  Pair of Cherry Finish hexagon end tables with interior storage, French provincial style tufted high back chair with cane sides, breakfast table and four folding cane back chairs, vintage Oak dry bar, Oak four door two drawer bookcase/cabinet with leaded glass doors and carved trim, Contemporary Oak finish 7 drawer bureau, Japanese wool pile floral area rug with navy center and maroon boarder (3rd quarter 20th century) (9’x11’5”) and more!   

Appliances/Tools/Special Interest: Troy Bilt 208CC 26” two stage snow blower with electric start (never used like new with original owner’s manual), Frigidaire upright chest freezer, GE Hydrowave Variable speed HD washing machine, GE 2 cycle dryer, Whirlpool kitchenette model refrigerator/ freezer combo, Troybilt straight shaft 25CC grass trimmer, Samsung model LN 26B flatscreen TV, Black & Decker 12amp high performance blower, MAD’s greatest Artist: The Completely MAD by Don Martin Volume One (1956-1974) and Volume Two (1974-1988), Xmods radio controlled car in original box, Bissell Little Green Machine, Dirt Devil Power reach bagless hand vacuum, Sears Craftsman variable speed reciprocating saw, Necchi Commercial sewing machine, Kitchenaid model KSM-90 commercial grade kitchen mixer, Sears Portable propane stove, boxes of MAD magazine books, True temper 6 cubic foot wheel barrow, 12ft x 12ft Easy-Up sun canopy, (2) sets of vintage golf clubs, Igloo Marine 48qt cooler, Craftsman tool box and large Qty of hand tools, Craftsman 3/8” drive electric drills, Lg Qty of garden tools, entire contents of the kitchen, entire contents of the shed, entire contents of the basement and more!

Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 15% Buyer Premium. All property is sold "As Is, Where Is", and All Sales are Final. Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder's responsibility to determine condition, age genuiness, authenticity, value or any other determinative factor. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the phone, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.

Pick Up Dates: Items must be picked up at the Auction Site on Saturday December 16th, 2017 from 9AM-12 noon. Buyer is responsible for removing all items. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraiser’s does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD or a shipper of buyer’s choice. Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower, tools, boxes, wrapping paper, blankets, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property. Items not picked up by 12 noon on Saturday December 16th will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the discretion of the Auction Company.             


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