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    Strange Adventures #8 Bethlehem pedigree (DC, 1951) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is the famous gorilla cover that started it all! We're referring to Julius Schwarz' reaction after he found out that sales had doubled on this issue, simply because of the gorilla on the cover. DC began placing Gorillas on many different covers, and watched in amazement as sales skyrocketed. The cover is quite hilarious, and reminds us how patterns can be found in the strangest of places. This gorgeous copy is NM, but suffers from a small circular tear near the bottom edge of the back cover. Own a piece of marketing history. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $544.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    2nd Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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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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