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    Adventure Comics #61 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) White pages. Starman makes his first appearance in this issue, which begins a 12 issue run of Starman covers drawn by the great Jack Burnley. This key Golden Age DC comic also has Burnley art on Starman's debut story inside, along with artwork by such Golden Age luminaries as Creig Flessel for the Sandman story, and Bernard Baily on this issue's Hourman tale. Jerry Siegel's Federal Men are also in this issue. We would be remiss if we failed to drive home the fact that this gem of a comic is the one and only Mile High copy -- and it's got the looks (and CGC label) to prove it. Called "scarce" and rated a "7" by Ernie Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books, there are only 21 to 50 copies estimated to exist. This is the highest CGC-graded copy of this issue to date, and a grand total of only 10 copies have currently been certified by CGC. For perspective, the highest graded unrestored copy only earned a grade of VF+. Upon inspection, this Mile High beauty appears perfect, but slight professional restoration earned this great comic a purple label; CGC notes, "Restoration includes: moderate amount of color touch on spine, tiny tear seal." Overstreet 2003 GD 2.0 value = $1,033; VG 4.0 value = $2,066; FN 6.0 value = $3,100; VF 8.0 value = $7,748; VF/NM 9.0 value = $11,624; NM 9.4 value = $15,500.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0001371001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-Saturday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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