MEARS Auction #125, Ends Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 10:00 PM CST W/30-Minute Rule In Effect
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Allen Bellman was born in Manhattan and studied at the High School of Industrial Arts. He eventually became a staff artist at Timely during the Golden Age of comics. While still a teenager, he did the backgrounds for Syd Shores' Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more. Working with Stan Lee at Timely Comics, Allen proudly proclaims, “I was there” in reference to his early days of working during the dawn of the Golden Age.

For this print, the MEARS Pop Culture Museum commissioned Allen Bellman to create this original pencil drawling of Captain America. A detailed portrait shot was chosen, and Allen Bellman provide us with a rough sketch of his work, which allowed us to capture the process that is involved in creating of a piece of artwork. The heavy pencil lines are drawn in classic Bellman style and show the details of the helmet wings, scalloping on the shoulder and chest, and menacing grimace of his face. This piece is part of the Timely Comics series which is highlighted by the graphic in the upper left corner.

On May 14th, 2016, the professional staff of MEARS met for a private signing with Allen Bellman to help celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary at Elkhart’s Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum. Mr. Bellman signed this full 11x17 gloss archival stock paper print in near mint blue sharpie marker. Each print has been authenticated by the professional staff of JSA autograph authenticators and their official company hologram and matching certificate of authenticity card accompanying this piece. Their unique hologram number is maintained at the JSA website which validates the items authenticity.

(10L0065)

(JSA Auction Letter Add on)
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Auction closed on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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