How much would you spend for an original St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoon by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist? From June 5 to June 15, a pen and ink cartoon by former Post-Dispatch cartoonist Bill Mauldin will be auctioned on eBay® by StopnDrop Auctions, the leading eBay consignment service in the Saint Louis area. This 1961 cartoon, which is signed by Mauldin, was consigned to StopnDrop by a former Post-Dispatch employee who worked side-by-side with Mauldin. The opening bid of this original editorial cartoon is $399. For a direct link to the auction please visit stopndrop.com between June 5th and June 15th.
About Bill Mauldin
He created one of America’s most famous cartoons: the weeping statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial after President Kennedy’s assassination.
Mauldin worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1958 to 1962.
Mauldin’s Stars and Stripes cartoons about World War II won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize, making him the youngest person to be awarded this prize.
Mauldin died on January 22, 2003 at the age of 81.
Facts about the rare cartoon:
The cartoon is a critical commentary on the U.S.’s relations with the Dominican Republic.
It depicts the family of assassinated dictator Rafael Trujillo entering the U.S. with its $200 million fortune.
The Kennedy Administration ousted the Trujillo family from the Dominican Republic after opposition groups, who received guns from the CIA, assassinated Rafael Trujillo.
The U.S. Marines installed Trujillo as the leader of the Dominican Republic during the 1920s. By the 1960s, Trujillo had imprisoned thousands of political prisoners and began defending Fidel Castro.
About StopnDrop Auctions
Founded in 2004 by Darren Eilers, Mindy Eilers and James Brugner, StopnDrop Auctions (StopnDrop.com) is the first full-service eBay consignment service in St. Louis recognized by eBay through their Trading Post program. Named by eBay® as one of its top 100 sellers, StopnDrop assists individuals, non-profits and businesses that wish to sell their items, outdated technology and excess inventory on eBay, but lack the time, expertise, equipment or resources to manage the auction themselves.