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    MAD #12 Gaines File Pedigree 10/12 (EC, 1954) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. An exceptional copy. Before MAD, comic fans had never seen Mr. Weatherbee chasing Betty and Veronica around his desk as Archie and Jughead look on! Nor had they observed Blondie holding a copy of "How To Break Into Burlesque." Both sights are on display in Bill Elder's parody "Starchie." The MAD crew didn't stop there, though -- they lambasted Burt Lancaster in "From Eternity Back to Here!" and went on to pull off what has to be the only Mark Trail parody ever attempted. The artists drawing all of this weren't just any old shmendricks, either: try Jack Davis, Wally Wood, and Bernie Krigstein. Overstreet 2017 NM- 9.2 value = $840. CGC census 5/18: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    10th-12th 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.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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