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    Classics Illustrated #1-80 Bound Volumes (Gilberton, 1946-51). This great set of bound volumes includes the first 80 issues of the long-running series that have been trimmed and bound into a set of five hardcover volumes. The HRNs range from 36 to 131, with many of the later issues being first editions. Highlights include copies of issues #8 ("Arabian Nights", HRN 78), #14 ("Westward Ho!", HRN 36), #21 ("3 Famous Mysteries", HRN 70), #26 ("Frankenstein", HRN 60), #33 ("Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", HRN 71), #40 ("Mysteries", HRN 92), and #43 ("Great Expectations", HRN 62). The volumes are in nice overall condition, with a moderate amount of wear and tear. Approximate Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $2,000.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    28th-30th Thursday-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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