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    Detective Comics #43 15 Cent Cover Variant - Davis Crippen ("D" Copy) pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. Now here's a real rarity! This comic is identical to the regular issue #43 in every respect, except for the 15-cent cover price! A 15-cent version of Batman #2, published the same year, is known to exist as well, and speculation has it that these were printed in the U.S. as part of the regular print run, yet intended for the Canadian market. Since this copy's got the remains of a sticker on top of the 15-cent price, it's reasonable to speculate that some of these copies had a 10-cent sticker applied on top of the higher price for domestic sale (Davis Crippen purchased his comics in the Washington D.C. area). Whatever the case, given the multiples of Guide that cover-price variants from the Bronze Age always seem to bring, what collector of such oddities could resist an honest-to-goodness Golden Age variant? Here's your chance to secure the only copy of the variant yet certified by CGC. Note that a small plastic stabilizing peg is loose inside the CGC holder, not affecting the comic itself or the integrity of the holder. Overstreet 2006 VG 4.0 value (for regular 10-cent edition) = $1,050; FN 6.0 value = $1,575. CGC census 7/06 (for 15-cent variant): 1 in 5.0, none higher. From the Crippen Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0745088017 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    August, 2006
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