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    Mad #24 (EC, 1955) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. The Mad comic broke new ground and blew the minds of many of its readers, but it was Mad magazine that became a best-selling cultural phenomenon that endures to this very day. And here is an absolutely phenomenal copy of the first magazine sized issue of Mad. This is also the first issue to bear the motto "What? Me Worry?" on its cover. Editor Harvey Kurtzman drew the cover (border and logo) art and wrote the stories, while Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Bill Elder, and Bernard Krigstein did the interior art. This copy is truly stunning and virtually flawless. It has clean, tight staples, razor-sharp corners, straight unbroken spine, and an overall clean and bright surface appearance. To date, this is the highest CGC-graded copy of this issue. Don't settle for second best! Overstreet 2003 NM 9.4 value = $1,225. From the Collection of Bobby Harmon.

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    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-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.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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