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    Vault of Horror #36 Gaines File pedigree 1/12 (EC, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This issue is famous for its classic opium addict story, drawn by Bernie Krigstein. This copy is famous for the highest grade yet certified by CGC for #36. But there's more - there always is with EC issues and especially copies from the Gaines vaults. Johnny Craig's story "Twin Bill" was so good, it got itself cited in an article by Fredric Wertham. Artists Jack Davis and Graham Ingels also drew for this issue. Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value = $430. CGC census 6/05: 5 in 9.6, none higher.

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    August, 2005
    11th-13th 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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