Rare and out-of-print Frank Miller '300' signed limited edition lithograph
Occasionally, one of the '300' signed limited editions will surface on eBay under the listing of 'Frank Miller 300 lithograph' or some variation of this heading. While many have been removed from their original packaging, framed, displayed, etc., it is even rarer to find one in mint sealed condition. If so, they command a very high resale value since they have been out of print for a decade. This can be evidenced by the price of any current listings or if any can be found via the search engines. The specifics of the lithograph can be read below:
lithograph which measures 30 inches horizontally by 22 1/2 inches
vertically portrays King Leonidas of the 300 Spartans and is one of a
limited edition of 300 copies signed by Frank Miller the author and
illustrator of '300' and Lynn Varley who colored the illustrations.
Their artwork was nominated and won for several awards in 1999 for best
writer/artist, best coloring and best comics-related product/item.
lithographs, limited to a total of 300 have been out-of-print since
they were made available to the public in 1998. Dark Horse and
'ThingsFromAnotherWorld' sold out these items in their limited run due
to the rarity of the Miller & Varley autographs, therefore, these
lithographs are now only in the hands of private collectors.
lithograph is numbered 195/300 and has the seal of authenticity by Dark
Horse Comics who were the distributors of the '300' artwork. The slight
glare that is in the photos is due to the original sealed wrapping
which has encased the lithograph since its acquisition. It is brand new
and in mint condition and is encased in a corrugated black envelope
bearing the '300' logo, therefore, there are absolutely no flaws to
this very rare item.
They have now become a prized collectible to the fan of Frank Miller and the collector of items regarding King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans who valiantly died defending the Pass of Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
it was originally offered for sale, the lithograph retailed for $300,
however, because of the low number signed by Miller & Varley, the
price has appreciated since their introduction and because of their
limited availability. Occasionally, ones listed on Ebay will sell for over three times their original price.
addition, the '300' movie which was released in March 2007 starring
Gerry Butler as King Leonidas and Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo of Sparta
has caused the price of this rarity to increase even more in value. All
older items which first sold out when released in 1998 have increased
twice and three times their original price as have all the newer items
such as the '300' replicas and the limited edition shield.
price for this rare, signed by Frank Miller and Lynne Varley limited
edition '300' lithograph is $999.99 which includes shipping,
packaging and insurance worldwide.