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    Mad #20 Gaines File pedigree 5/12 (EC, 1955) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Everyone automatically thinks of kids reading Mad during class, and this issue was actually designed to look like the composition books of the time so that it could easily be snuck into class. This issue even confused retailers of the time, some of whom stocked it with school supplies instead of comics! Harvey Kurtzman wrote the stories in this issue, while Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Bill Elder took care of the art chores. This almost-black cover can be hard to find in high grade, as even the slightest spine stress is easily visible; this issue's spine is virtually perfect. Overstreet 2003 NM 9.4 value = $525.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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.,
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