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    Western Picture Stories #1 Windy City pedigree (Comics Magazine, 1937) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Not only is this issue considered the first Western comic (tied for the honor with Chesler's Star Ranger), it's one of the first comic books to focus on a single theme, at a time when most series were a mix of very different genres a la Famous Funnies. This cover is the only time we've seen Will Eisner called Bill Eisner, but it's quite early in that great artist's career, appearing just half a year after his debut in Wow #1. The cover art is credited to William Allison. This copy's in amazing shape for a pre-Golden Age book, and we'll note that it's graded higher than the Mile High copy. Overstreet 2006 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,903; NM- 9.2 value = $2,600. CGC census 10/06: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2006
    16th-18th Thursday-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.
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