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Billy DeBeck Auction Price Results

Billy DeBeck. "Bunky" Sunday Page.

Lot 299: Billy DeBeck. "Bunky" Sunday Page.

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: 7-27-1941. 12" x 18"...

Location: Lynbrook, NY, US

Auction House: Weiss Auctions

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BILLY DeBECK (1890-1942) "What?? No sleep for three nights??" [COMICS / BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH]

Lot 215: BILLY DeBECK (1890-1942) "What?? No sleep for three nights??" [COMICS / BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH]

Auction Date: Jun 24, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: BILLY DeBECK (1890-1942)
"What?? No sleep for three nights??" Original "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" daily comic, published July 5, 1940, with King Features Syndicate pastedown in last panel. Pen and ink over graphite on Bristol board. 108x420 mm; 3 3/4x16 1/2 inches, on 4 3/4x17 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Billy DeBeck" and dated in last panel.

Provenance: Estate of William F. Brown and Tina Tippit Brown.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - Barney Google Sketch

Lot 345: Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - Barney Google Sketch

Auction Date: May 01, 2021

Estimate: $150 - $250

Description: Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) Cartoonist. DeBeck is most famous as the creator of the comic strip Barney Google, later retitled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s. 4 ?Ó x 3Ó card with a sketch of Barney Google, signed and dated Ò1935.Ó...

Location: Tamworth, NH, US

Auction House: The Written Word Autographs

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Apr 05, 2020

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Feb 09, 2020

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Jan 26, 2020

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Jan 12, 2020

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Dec 22, 2019

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Dec 15, 2019

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Nov 30, 2019

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Original Art

Lot 786: Billy DeBeck Original Art

Auction Date: Nov 03, 2019

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). 1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. 2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5 in. x 6 1/2 in., 1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in....

Location: Hardeeville, SC, US

Auction House: Gallery 95 Auctions

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Billy DeBeck Signed Barney Google Cartoon

Lot 47: Billy DeBeck Signed Barney Google Cartoon

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2019

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: DeBeck William



Billy DeBeck Signed Barney Google Cartoon

 

An original whimsical cartoon by Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) depicting his well-known comical character Barney Google. The pencil and orange colored pencil drawing on paper appears on "DeBeck / New York City" letterhead with deckled edges, and is personally dedicated/signed "To Selvy Davis / With Best Wishes / DeBeck" at lower right. Uneven light toning to stationery and support mat, else very good to near fine. 6.125" x 9.25".

 

Accompanied by a companion "DeBeck / New York City" envelope hand-inscribed by DeBeck as "Selvy Davis, Esq. / 58 Mount Vernon St / Fitchburg / Mass." The envelope bears a cancelled 2 cent red violet George Washington stamp and was postmarked from Grand Central Annex, New York on September 10, 1930. Torn flap verso, else very good.

 

William DeBeck had trained at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts to become a Flemish School painter, but quickly abandoned it when he discovered his cartooning ability. His caricatures and cartoons appeared in many early twentieth-century newspapers and magazines. One of DeBeck's most famous cartoon creations was Barney Google, a sports-obsessed "average Joe" who haunted the race tracks.

 

Barney Google--along with Snuffy Smith, a wholesome Appalachian hillbilly, Spark Plug, a dopey-looking racehorse, and Sweet Mama, the love interest--enjoyed enormous mainstream popularity in the 1920-30s. Artistically, DeBeck drew on the "big foot" comic tradition, which exaggerated characters' features for comedic effect. His comic strips are also credited with introducing new phrases into American slang, such as "heebie jeebies," "bodacious," and more. At his death in 1942, DeBeck's Barney Google appeared in over 200 newspapers. An iteration of the Barney Google comic strip is still published today!

 


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Location: Wilton, CT, US

Auction House: University Archives

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Four Color #40 Barney Google Snuffy Smith CGC 5.0

Lot 37: Four Color #40 Barney Google Snuffy Smith CGC 5.0

Auction Date: Jun 06, 2018

Estimate: $150 - $200

Description: Four Color #40 Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (Dell, 1944) CGC VG/F 5.0. Cream to off-white pages. Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Reprints newspaper strips written and drawn by Billy DeBeck from 1938 to 1942....

Location: Falls Church, VA, US

Auction House: Quinn's Auction Galleries

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Billy DeBeck

Lot 622: Billy DeBeck

Auction Date: Jul 17, 2013

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: Original vintage signed ink and pencil sketch of Barney Google on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, "DeBeck 1930." In fine condition....

Location: Amherst, NH, US

Auction House: RR Auction

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DEBECK Billy (1890 - 1942) BARNEY GOOGLE Encre de Chine et crayon bleu pour le strip du 14 décembre 1931

Lot 51: DEBECK Billy (1890 - 1942) BARNEY GOOGLE Encre de Chine et crayon bleu pour le strip du 14 décembre 1931

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2010

Estimate: €800 - €900

Description: DEBECK Billy (1890 - 1942)
BARNEY GOOGLE
Encre de Chine et crayon bleu pour le strip du 14 décembre 1931, réalisé pour le King Features Syndicate. Signé.
45,7 x 12 cm. Encadré. Comics crée en 1919 par Billy Debeck, il s'agissait d'un des auteurs favoris du jeune André Franquin.


Indian ink and blue pencil for the strip of December 14th, 1931 for King Features Syndicate. Signed.
Framed. Comics drawn in 1919 by Billy Debeck, one of the favourite authors of young André Franquin.



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Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Artcurial

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