Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Auction News: The John Dressler-Carollo Auction


After several years of Edward Gorey's original works realizing strong prices and setting new sales records, the Nate Sanders Auctions sale (via Live Auctioneers) on Wednesday September 30, 2020 ended with just one original drawing selling. The auction showcased thirteen pieces of exciting artwork from collector John A. Dressler-Carollo's collection. The collection ranged from mid 1950's Anchor paperback covers to the title page illustration for The New York Times Quiz Book from 1986.

Many pieces received bids but only one, the frontispiece illustration from John Bellair's The Dark Secret of Weatherend met its reserve price, ultimately selling for $5120.00 (including buyers premium). Artwork from the popular Bellairs' series rarely become available and this piece had multiple bids.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Diana Rigg



Famed actress Dame Diana Rigg passed away on September 10, 2020 at the age of 82. Ms. Riggs hosted the popular weekly PBS television series Mystery from 1989 to 2003, following the departure of the ailing Vincent Price. Each introduction was filmed in a setting designed by Edward Gorey. Several of her introductions and conclusions can be found on YouTube such as the one here: