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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Widely regarded as the second comic book ever published, this comic was marketed by M.C. Gaines to a host of retailers including Kinney Shoe Stores and Milk-O-Malt, all of whom used it as a promotional giveaway for their customers. Gaines was leading up to a key test for this new product: would anyone pay 10 cents for a comic book? This "carnival" contains reprints of strips starring Joe Palooka, Mutt and Jeff, Reg'lar Fellers, and other favorites. This historic item would be neat to have in any grade, and the fact that a VF/NM copy has survived is quite amazing -- no copy has been graded higher by CGC to date. Overstreet 2005 VF/NM 9.0 value = $9,240; NM- 9.2 value = $13,000. CGC census 8/05: 3 in 9.0, none higher.

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    October, 2005
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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