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    Mad #1 (EC, 1952) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. What a stir this comic book must have made when it hit the stands in 1952. Considered the first satire comic, Mad brought the enormous talents of EC's staff into a new realm, 180 degrees from the horror, crime, and science fiction titles the publisher was known for. Harvey Kurtzman was the prime mover and shaker for the early comic book issues, here providing the cover art. Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Bill Elder contributed interior art. Overstreet 2005 VF 8.0 value = $3,465; VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,083. CGC census 5/05: 5 in 8.5, 11 higher.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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