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    Four Color Bound Volume (Dell, 1944). This volume of Dell's Four Color series comics is quite a find. It seems to have been bound later than other comics of the mid-1940s, as the binding appears to be of later vintage. Also, the comics inside were not trimmed during the binding process, unusual for bound volumes. The issues include #34 (Dick Tracy); #49 (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs); #51 (Bugs Bunny); #52 (Little Orphan Annie); #53 (Wash Tubbs); #55 (Tillie the Toiler); #56 (Dick Tracy); #57 (Gene Autry); #58 (Smilin' Jack); #59 (Mother Goose, Walt Kelly art); #60 (Tiny Folks Funnies); #74 (Little Lulu, first issue); #76 (Little Orphan Annie); and #98 (Lone Ranger). These comics were used by the Western Publishing staff, and are marked with notes concerning copyright dates, source material, and later reprint information; in addition, several books have torn covers that have been taped, and all covers have been stamped as property of Western. Still, this is a fascinating and historic volume, loaded with great old comic books from the Western Publishing files. Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value for group = $1,002. From the Random House Archives.

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