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.