Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs...

The following images of drawings have been collected by me over the years from various online sources, all of which claim to show original artwork by Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel). 

Green eggs...

Dr. Seuss, "Hi!"

Dr. Seuss, One Green Egg, The Written Word autographs

Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs 
4” x 1 ¾”  pen and ink drawing of the “Green Eggs” signed Dr. Seuss Listed as sold.

Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs from Dr. Seuss, eBay, c. 6/8/2005

Dr. Seuss, One Dozen Green Eggs
C. 1970's, Offered for sale at $5,850 by Animazing Gallery in February 2002

...and ham!

Dr. Seuss, Sam-I-Am
Sold on eBay for $1,200, July 17, 2003
Green Eggs and Ham signed and inscribed by Dr. Seuss. 
The published illustration bears an obviously close resemblance to the drawing above from eBay.

November 11, 2012 Update:  Steve Stoliar, author of Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House, has kindly allowed me to include these three personally-inscribed drawings from his collection:

Dr. Seuss, in The Seven Lady Godivas, 1987 edition first printing inscribed on FFEP "With Best Wishes and a Green Egg to Steve Stoliar! --Dr. Seuss"

Dr. Seuss, in Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990 first printing inscribed on FFEP "Herewith:  One Extra-Special Green Egg, fried with great care for Steve Stoliar by Dr. Seuss"

Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 1987 first printing inscribed on FFEP "One order of you-know-what for Steve Stoliar with very Best Wishes from Dr. Seuss"

June 4, 2013 Update:  Five more green eggs are now on eBay.

Dr. Seuss, Five Green Eggs
 June 9, 2013 Update:  Five Green Eggs sold today for $345!

November 2, 2013 Update:  Another green egg was sold on eBay in October. The eBay seller has some scruples and is reluctant to list this as a Dr. Seuss original without a Certificate of Authenticity. I have found even Certificates of Authenticity to be next to worthless, and I personally prefer to see an original mailing envelope if there is one or perhaps a photo from the signing. For the record, "attributed to" means the work in question appears to be by the artist but it cannot be proven, while "after" is used to politely designate a copy after the artist's original or style.
"Attributed to or after" Dr. Seuss. Inscribed "One Green Egg for Greg by Dr. Seuss"


Note:  My previous post about Dr. Seuss can be found here.


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