Little Nemo in Slumberland 1905-1909

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Little Nemo in Slumberland (In the Land of Wonderful Dreams) by Winsor McCay  (0840-) - 1st Appearance October 15, 1905 - Winsor McCay created Little Nemo in 1905 although some of the characters in the strip date back as early as 1903 in some of McCay's earlier creations.  Little Nemo is certainly considered to be one of the finest comic strips ever produced.   Winsor McCay was first an entertainer, as such he would purposefully attempt to a awe and astound with every sunday offering he created.   Exceedingly talented, McCay would install a fair amount of wit within scenes of wide panoramas with exception eye-appeal.    The result would be detailed masterpieces whose quality has been rarely equaled.  McCay would send Nemo and his friends, Flip, Jungle Imp (Impie), and Dr. Pill to fabulous destinations of imagination, the sea, the Moon, Mars, cross-country USA and Canada.   The long sojourn on Nemo's airship show McCay's ability to combined exception detail with bright vibrant color.   The trip would last until mid-1911, when McCay would lay down his strip for a hiatus in a battle with his syndicate.   McCay would indeed switch publishing syndicates on his return in late 1911.    In so-doing, he would temporarily lose the rights to the Little Nemo title but would continue under the title 'In the Land of Wonderful Dreams'.   For the next two/three years, Nemo would find his way into the doings of Mother Goose's characters, Lilliput and pre-Historic lands.    In 1914, McCay would put his characters down for over a decade as he persued other interests including vaudeville and animation.   He would return to them one last time for a short stretch in 1924-1926.  Subsequent short sporadic revivals would then be left to McCay's son, Winsor Jr., in the 1930's and 40's, or reprints of the originals.   The market for Little Nemo is strong at very high premium.   The strip was offered mostly as fulls.  Halfs and Tabs exist of the later revivial pages.   Isolated pages, especially within the first stretch of the strip, are considered exceptional masterpieces and command a very high premium.   Those include The Mars pages, Nemo's walking bed page, and the Ice Castle sequence.   Later pages which contain McCay's Dinosaurs, all of which strongly resemble his animation creation Gertie the Dinosaur, command a high premium as well.    Make no mistake, even common pages sell very well at the highest premium.

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0840-0001 1906/01/14 - F BW FR-G/FR/G $25.00 The Princess of Slumberland is lonely and comes to visit Nemos(many cloned).  Tape repair on reverse of right centercrease.  No reverse
S0840-0002 1906/01/21 - F BW G/G/G $40.00 Nemo meets Polar Bears on the way to visit Jack Frost.  No reverse.
S0840-0003 1906/01/28 - F BW G/G/G $35.00 Nemo tames and rides Lions!  No reverse.
S0840-0004 1906/02/11 - F BW G/FR-G/G $30.00 Nemo chooses a Valentine in Slumberland.  "invisible tear' from bottom reaches into Panel #9 is lower left. No Reverse
S0840-0005 1906/02/18 - F BW G/G/G $35.00 Nemo helps a young George Washington chop down a cherry tree.  No Reverse
S0840-0006 1906/05/20 - F VG/G/EX $150.00 A giant Little Nemo meets the Giant guards of the Fourth Gate of Slumberland.  Great colors on this page. On reverse Green-tone Terrors of the Tiny Tads by Gustave Verbeek(H), Polly Sleepyhead by Peter Newell(H)
S0840-0007 1906/07/01 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Flip rides in on a Rocket just in time. All Borders trimmed to 1/2-inch, no reverse
S0840-0008 1906/07/08 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Little Nemo meets the Princess. All Borders trimmed to 1/2-inch, no reverse
S0840-0009 1906/07/08 - F P/P/P $10.00 Little Nemo meets the Princess.  On reverse BW Buster Brown.  Horrible condition with heavy chipping and pieces out of multiple panels.  Definitely a filler page only
S0840-0010 1906/08/19 - F BW G/FR-G/G $20.00 Nemo and the princess visit the Mermaids.   no reverse.
S0840-0011 1906/08/26 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo and Flip swim with Mermaids.   no reverse.
S0840-0012 1906/08/26 - F P/P/P $10.00 Nemo and Flip swim with Mermaids.  On reverse BW Buster Brown.  Horrible condition with heavy chipping and pieces out of multiple panels. Definitely a filler page only
S0840-0013 1906/09/02 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Flip turns into a Merman.  no reverse.
S0840-0014 1906/09/09 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo is summoned to King Morpheus, the palace is guarded by a row of Tigers.  no reverse.
S0840-0015 1906/09/30 - F BW G/G/FR-G $20.00 Nemo and the Princess ride Jumbo the Elephant down a slide.  no reverse. 
S0840-0016 1906/10/07 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo and the Princess ride a slumberland car through a loop.  no reverse. 
S0840-0017 1906/10/28 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo, Morpheus and the princess drop out of the throneroom floor to escape Flip, but he drops on them.  no reverse. 
S0840-0018 1906/11/04 - F BW G/G/G $30.00 King Morpheus banishes Flip from attending the carnival of Children.  On reverse BW Little Sammy Sneeze also by Winsor McCay (TH)
S0840-0019 1906/11/11 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Flip sneaks into the Carnival's Parade and gets caught.  No Reverse.
S0840-0020 1906/11/25 - F BW G/G/G $35.00 The Giant Turkey for Thanksgiving is paraded into the Banquet Hall. No reverse.
S0840-0021 1906/12/02 - F BW G/G/G $30.00 King Morpheus' court hires Officer Buttin to rid Slumberland of Flip!  On reverse BW Wish Twins(H)
S0840-0022 1906/12/09 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 While Flip courts a disguised Officer Buttin, Flip leans on a Giant Ostrich!  No Reverse
S0840-0023 1906/12/23 - F BW G/G/G $30.00 Nemo goes to visit Santa Claus and accidently hears his parents talking with Santa about the Pony he is receiving.  No Reverse
S0840-0024 1906/12/30 - F BW G/G/G $40.00 Nemo and the Princess say good-bye to 1906 and receive the baby new-year of 1907.  No Reverse
S0840-0025 1907/04/07 - F G/G/G $100.00 Nemo and Flip are onboard a galleon which is fired upon by the Slumberland Navy.  on reverse BWO Panhandle Pete by George McManus(H), Fatty by CW Kahles (H) Light Pencil writing in bottom margin does not touch panels
S0840-0026 1907/04/14 - F VG/VG/VG $100.00 Slumberland Navy destroys the Pirates Galleon.   on reverse BWO Panhandle Pete by George McManus(H), Romeo by Gene Carr (H)
S0840-0027 1907/04/21 - F VG/VG/VG $100.00 Waves from a great sea storm crash over the sides of Nemo's ship.  on reverse BWO Little Ole by 'Taylor'(H), Fatty by CW Kahles (H)
S0840-0028 1907/08/04 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $50.00 Impie wraps a garland of jewels around the rest of the Gang.  Left centercrease split in margin only,  right centercrease split 1-inch into Panel #3.   Splits are clean,  no paper loss.   
S0840-0029 1907/08/18 - F G/G/G $75.00 Nemo is welcomed back by Dr. Pill while Impie steals the doctor's medicine bag.  A Nice clean collectable page.
S0840-0030 1907/08/18 - F G/FR-G/G $60.00 Nemo is welcomed back by Dr. Pill while Impie steals the doctor's medicine bag.  Tape mends on reverse along centercrease. Side margins trimmed to 1/2-inch
S0840-0031 1907/08/25 - F G/FR-G/VG $75.00 Single small tape mend on reverse right margin. Side margins trimmed to 1/2-inch, vibrant colors.
S0840-0032 1907/09/01 - F FR-G/FR/G $50.00 Imp turns out the lights before the steps of King Morpheus.  Three small Tape mends on reverse upper right corner, middle right and lower right.  left Side margin trimmed to panel, right trimmed to 1/2-inch.
S0840-0033 1907/09/08 - F FR/FR/G $40.00 Nemo, Flip and Imp walk through the collonade turns into a run through the forest chased by Giants.   Tape mend across the reverse of most of the  centercrease.
S0840-0034 1907/09/15 - F FR/FR/G $30.00 As Nemo and Imp are chased by giants,  they themselves turn into giants as they reach the city.  Crinkled with multiple pinholes in Panel 3,  
S0840-0035 1907/10/20 - F G/FR-G/G $60.00 Impie talks attacking Lions into giving them a ride.  Splits in center left and right,   mostly in margin.  A fairly nice collectable page.
S0840-0036 1907/10/20 - F FR/FR/VG $40.00 Impie talks attacking Lions into giving them a ride.  Centercrease clean separation, tape mend across entire center.  Left margin trimmed to panel, right margin trimmed to 1/2 inch.
S0840-0037 1907/10/27 - F G/FR-G/VG $75.00 Riding Lions, pre-Queen of Diamonds page.  Side and bottom margins trimmed to 1/2-inch.   Minor chip out of bottom left margin barely touches panel #6.   
S0840-0038 1907/10/27 - F FR-G/FR/VG $60.00 Riding Lions, pre-Queen of Diamonds page.  Small tape mend on reverse centercrease sides.   Side margins trimmed to 1/4-inch.  Bottom Margin trimmed to panel
S0840-0039 1907/11/10 - F FR/FR/VG $50.00 In the Crystal room.  Centercrease clean separation, tape mend on reverse entire center.   left margin trimmed to panel, right margin trimmed to 1/4-inch.
S0840-0040 1907/12/15 - F FR/FR-P/G $30.00 Santa Claus shows up to look for Nemo and save Christmas.  Right Margin Centercrease Paper Loss intrudes into Panel #4 by 1/2 inch.  Otherwise a nice page.
S0840-0041 1908/03/15 - F FR-G/FR/G $40.00 The gang is thrown from a spinning wheel.  Nemo ends up in a haystack.      Left and right margin splits.   The left side split is severe reaching into Panel #6. 
S0840-0042 1908/04/26 - F G/G/G $75.00 Nemo tries to make a call into Slumberland so that ShantyTown can receive the reward.  A nice clean page. 
S0840-0043 1908/05/03 - F G/G/G $75.00 Flip and Imp's car blows lots of smoke before the parade arrives.  A nice clean page.  
S0840-0044 1908/05/03 - F FR/FR/G $30.00 Flip and Imp's car blows lots of smoke before the parade arrives.  All margins trimmed to panel. single small tape mend on reverse lower right.
S0840-0045 1908/05/24 - F G/G/G $75.00 Flip finds Nemo's Wish stick and turns the horse that Doctor Pill was riding into a bucking Donkey.  A nice clean page. 
S0840-0046 1908/05/24 - F FR/FR/G $25.00 Flip finds Nemo's Wish stick and turns the horse that Doctor Pill was riding into a bucking Donkey.  All margins trimmed to panel. Tape mends on reverse.
S0840-0047 1908/06/14 - F G/G/G $75.00 Flip and Imp jump into the Parade and start dancing with the Fairy Queens.  A nice clean page. 
S0840-0048 1908/07/12 - F G/G/G $75.00 When Nemo hears that Slumberland is gone,  he cries enough tears to flood the whole town and have his house float away.  Left Margin-only split, otherwise a nice clean page.  
S0840-0049 1908/08/02 - F G/FR-G/VG $60.00 Nemo and Flip go swimming in a Lake of Molasses,  Two small tape mends on reverse. Margins trimmed to 1/2-inch.
S0840-0050 1908/08/02 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo and Flip go swimming in a Lake of Molasses,  No Reverse
S0840-0051 1908/08/16 - F G/G/G $75.00 Nemo and Flip go egg collecting and end up finding Giant Eggs.  This page has margin-only left and right center splits.  Otherwise a real nice page. 
S0840-0052 1908/08/16 - F G/FR/G $50.00 Nemo and Flip go egg collecting and end up finding Giant Eggs.  Three small tape mends on reverse on small in upper middle margin front. Margins trimmed to 1/2-inch.
S0840-0053 1908/08/23 - F G/FR-G/G $60.00 Grandpa turns into a Baby.  Tape mends on reverse perimeter.  Margins trimmed to 1/2-inch.
S0840-0054 1908/08/23 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Grandpa turns into a Baby.  No Reverse
S0840-0055 1908/09/13 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo and Flip go for a ride on Carousel animals.  This turns into an Animal Stampede!  No reverse.
S0840-0056 1908/09/13 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo and Flip go for a ride on Carousel animals.  This turns into an Animal Stampede!   No Reverse
S0840-0057 1908/09/20 - F FR-G/FR/G $50.00 Nemo's house is pulled into the air by a baloon and then drops and crashes  No reverse.   This page has a pinhole in Panel #5 and a right-center margin only split.
S0840-0058 1908/09/20 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo's house is pulled into the air by a baloon and then drops and crashes  No reverse.
S0840-0059 1908/09/27 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo's bedroom distorts into a number of different rooms.  No reverse.
S0840-0060 1908/10/04 - F G/FR-G/G $60.00 Nemo takes a bath which turns into an ocean.  This page has a right-center margin-only split.   Otherwise this is a very nice page.
S0840-0061 1908/10/11 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo, flip and Imp eat too much ice cream, freeze and then melt in front of a stove.  No reverse.
S0840-0062 1908/10/18 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo goes to see the princess.  He tries to sneak in behind a fireplace, but Flip and Imp find him.   No reverse.
S0840-0063 1908/10/25 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo's house gets blown onto the Moon by a storm.   No reverse.
S0840-0064 1908/12/20 - F BW G/G/G $40.00 Nemo rides with Santa Claus and goes down the Princess' chimney.   On reverse BW Angelic Angelina (H)
S0840-0065 1908 - 1F FR/FR/G $30.00 Trouble driving around the Elephant queue.  All margins trimmed to panel. single small tape mend on reverse upper left.
S0840-0066 1908 - 1F FR/FR/G $30.00 They drop in on the marching band in the parade.  All margins trimmed to panel. single small tape mend on reverse upper right.
S0840-0067 1908 - 1F BW G/G/G $25.00 The bread dough rises, fills the house and eventually the whole town.   No Reverse
S0840-0068 1908 - 1F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo takes a ride on a plucked Giant Thanksgiving Turkey.  No Reverse
S0840-0069 1909/02/14 - F G/G/G $80.00 Nemo watches as his Valentine Cards grow into the folks of Slumberland.  On reverse BWR Buster Brown (not Outcault)
S0840-0070 1909/02/21 - F FR-G/FR/G $40.00 They run in many foot-races.  Tape mends on reverse along the centercrease.  Left-side Margin trimmed to panel. 
S0840-0071 1909/03/07 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Nemo and Flip are Ice-Skating on Nemo's Grandfather's head.  No reverse.
S0840-0072 1909/03/28 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Flip is shot out of a Cannon into the dinner table of Nemo's mother and father.
S0840-0073 1909/04/04 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Dogs ruin Flip's attempt to sneak into a party he was not invited to.
S0840-0074 1909/04/11 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 A Giant easter bonnet appears in Nemo's Yard.
S0840-0075 1909/05/09 - F FR-G/FR/VG $45.00 The lion statue comes alive.  Small Tape mends on back on either side of centercrease and on permieter.  Margins trimmed to 1/4-inch. 
S0840-0076 1909/05/16 - F FR/FR/VG $40.00 They   run down bigger and bigger stairs.  Small Tape mends on front on either side of centercrease, also on reverse along top margin.  Margins trimmed to 1/4-inch. 
S0840-0077 1909/05/23 - F G/FR-G/VG $60.00 A city is built in anticipation of memerial day.  Small Tape mends on reverse on either side of centercrease.  Margins trimmed to 1/4-inch. 
S0840-0078 1909/05/23 - F G/FR-G/VG $60.00 A city is built in anticipation of memerial day.  Small Tape mends on reverse on interior of centercrease.  Margins trimmed to 1/4-inch. 
S0840-0079 1909/05/30 - F FR/FR/G $40.00 A city is torn down and taken away after the Memorial day salute.  Tape mends on reverse along centercrease and lower right corner.  Side and bottom margisn trimmed to panel.  1/2" chip out of top margin not near panels.
S0840-0080 1909/06/20 - F FR/FR/VG $40.00 The boxing match between Flip and Nemo.  Small Tape mends on reverse on either side of centercrease and along top margin.  Margins trimmed to panel. 
S0840-0081 1909/06/27 - F G/G/FR-G $75.00 Nemo and Flip flow over a Waterfall and fall into a Whirlpool.  On reverse BW Buster Brown (not Outcault)
S0840-0082 1909/07/04 - F FR/FR/VG $50.00 They're in a lake filled with fireworks.  Tape mends on front at centercrease right edge and margin upper left corner.  Margins trimmed to 1/4-inch.  on Reverse BWO Buster Brown.
S0840-0083 1909/07/18 - F FR/FR/VG $40.00 The volcano begins to erupt.  Small Tape mend on front at the right edge of the centercrease.    Left-Side Margin trimmed to panel, right side trimmed to 1/4-inch. 
S0840-0084 1909/07/25 - F G/FR-G/G $50.00 The volcano eruption causes the ground to crack.  Small Tape mend on front at the left of the centercrease.    Side Margins trimmed to 1/2-inch. 
S0840-0085 1909/08/22 - F G/FR/VG $50.00 They meet Professor Gorilla.  Tape mends on front at the left and right side of the centercrease.   Side Margins trimmed to 1/2-inch. 
S0840-0086 1909/09/05 - F FR/FR/G $40.00 Nemo and Flip are taught Circus Tricks by Professor Gorilla.  On reverse BW Buster Brown (not Outcault)
S0840-0087 1909/09/12 - F G/G/FR-G $75.00 Nemo and Flip dance to a concertina run by Professor Gorilla.  On reverse BW Buster Brown (not Outcault)
S0840-0088 1909/09/19 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $50.00 Nemo and Flip escape from Professor Gorilla.  On reverse BW Woo Woo Bird(H), BW Johnny Quack(H)
S0840-0089 1909/10/17 - F G/G/G $80.00 The gang meets a 'Pie-faced Sciatica'.  When they open fire, it seperates into a dozen pie-faced creatures.  Nice page with full-margins and good color.  
S0840-0090 1909/10/31 - F G/FR-G/G $60.00 Dr. Pill fires on a Whiffenpoof and then the gang walks into a SnowStorm,  On reverse BW Monkeyshines of Marselleen
S0840-0091 1909/11/14 - F G/FR-G/G $60.00 The gang checks out an igloo and then slides down the ice and end up in the water.
S0840-0092 1909/11/28 - F G/G/G $75.00 The gang slip and crack the ice,  they end up frozen solid on the iceflow.
S0840-0093 1909/12/19 - F FR/FR/G $40.00 Nemo returns to slumberland via Santa Claus and falls into the Princess' Christmas tree.  Several Tape mends on front along permimtere and at the left and right side of the centercrease.   Left-size Margin trimmed to panel.  Chip out of upper left moderately effects first panel.
S0840-0094 1909 - 1F FR/FR-P/G $25.00 They have fun with a circus monkey.  Tape mends on reverse across centercrease and on permiter.  All margins trimmed to panel.  Chipping along right side.
S0840-0095 1909 - 1F FR/FR-P/VG $15.00 The gang climbs into a igloo.  Tape mends on reverse across centercrease and on permiter.   Tape mend on front right-hand side on centercrease.  All margins trimmed to panel.  2-inch chip out of lower left corner, and chipping along right side.

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Item #0178 Title Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
0900-1509 Winsor McCay, by 1906 - 6x7R BW G/G/G $6.00 by Winsor McCay,  "The Rabbit Eater's Dream", No reverse
0900-1510 Winsor McCay, by 1906/11/22 - Q BW FR/FR/G $4.00 by Winsor McCay,  "Thanksgiving a personal mention", No reverse
0900-1511 Winsor McCay, by 1912/12/08 - 7C BW G/G/G $6.00 by Winsor McCay,  "A Perfect Gentleman", On reverse Mrs. Rummage by Hy Gage
0900-1512 Winsor McCay, by 1932 - 9 6SQ BW G/G/G $54.00 by Winsor McCay, nine editorials illustrated and dated (Nov 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 19, 23, 24, 29)
Winsor McCay Links ---> Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Little Nemo - 1905 to 1909 Little Nemo - 1910 to 1914
Little Nemo - 1924 - Up Little Sammy Sneeze Tales of the Jungle Imps Winsor McCay Editorials
by Winsor McCay - Misc

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