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    Crypt of Terror #17 Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1950) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. This key book is not only the first issue of this title, it was the very first New Trend book to hit the stands. Formerly Crime Patrol, the title and format changed to horror with this issue. After just two more issues, this comic changed titles yet again, and became the hugely famous Tales from the Crypt. The condition of this book is truly amazing. The Gaines File Copies are known for their quality, but this one outshines most of the others. Not only is this book totally free from wear, it is free from printing defects as well. The corners are perfectly sharp, and the cover colors are extremely crisp and bright. EC had assembled the greatest team of artists right from the very beginning, and this first issue features an incredible cover by Johnny Craig, and interior art by Al Feldstein and Johnny Craig. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,300.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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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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