Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Amos Sewell (American, 1901-1983)
    Backyard Campers, The Saturday Evening Post cover, September 5, 1953
    Gouache on board
    28-1/4 x 21-3/4 inches (71.8 x 55.2 cm)
    Signed lower left: Amos / Sewell


    Heritage Auctions, Dallas, March 1, 2012, lot 78275;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: Minor edge wear to board, most notably 3 pinholes along right edge; extremely faint possible abrasions along lower edge as well as one at upper left edge and another at roof and tree at upper right that are only visible in raking light. Not framed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    1st Friday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    1st Friday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    15 Days 4h 16m 19s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 12
    Page Views: 193

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 68001-68244) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Friday, November 1, 2019.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

    Show All Session Information

    Show Auction Type Info

    Exhibition Viewing Times, Title Page, Floor Session and License Information

    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    New Calculate Custom Domestic Shipping Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    ** Lots bearing estimates and without Consignor Reserve shall open at Heritage Auctions' discretion (usually 25% to 60% of the low estimate).

    Opening Bid:
    Bid Protection
    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $12,500.00 Minimum Next Bid: $10,000 ($12,500.00 w/ BP)
    Track Item