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RSS FeedsSix original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O`Reilly bring a combined $41,375
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11 august 2018 05:17:06

 
Six original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O`Reilly bring a combined $41,375
(Artdaily.org)
 




Six early American original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly – an astounding representation of American history, folk and outsider art – sold for a combined $41,375 at an auction held July 28th by Ripley Auctions, online and in the firm’s Indianapolis gallery, located at 2764 East 55th Place. The top sheet finished at $11,250. The six sheets were found in the bottom of a trunk in the attic of an 84-year-old career Marine Corps officer. The trunk had been in storage for over 40 years. It also held other rare items, including a 1584 hand-colored map engraving of Tuscany, Italy, which was also in the auction. All six of the sheets carried estimates of $3,000-$4,000 each. “As our auctioneer had predicted, bidding increased as the lots progressed,” said Kristen Hein of Ripley Auctions. “The first lot, lot 153,
 
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