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    Crime Does Not Pay #40 (Lev Gleason, 1945) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. In case you can't make it out on our catalog picture, the corpse shown here has got playing cards stuffed in his mouth! It's another wild Charles Biro cover from the series that started the crime comic craze. We think it's a "crime" that some collectors aren't familiar with these books, which have stories as entertaining as the covers! Note that the only two copies graded higher as of this writing are just one notch higher at 9.0. Overstreet 2006 VF 8.0 value = $239; VF/NM 9.0 value = $370. CGC census 2/06: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher. From the Collection of Harold Curtis.

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    May, 2006
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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