At auction today, so it may have slipped by already, but this Edward Gorey original is modestly priced with an estimate of $3000-$5000. Not cheap, I realize. That is a lot of money. When the auction is over, we shall see learn the confidence of would be Gorey buyers. Maybe somebody tried a Mister Jalopy-style low-ball, take-a-flyer, nothing-to-lose insulting offer and managed to steal it.
Edward Gorey at Swann
UPDATE: Our man Ryan alerted us that the Gorey auction came in well above the auction estimate at $7800.