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    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. This first issue has become a sought-after collectible in any grade! The words "Marilyn Monroe Nude" on the cover certainly made for a good selling point -- Hugh Hefner definitely had his finger on the average, red-blooded American male's pulse!
    Besides Marilyn, the first issue offered up contributions from noted cartoonist Virgil Partch, a Sherlock Holmes adventure from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and an article on legendary bandleaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Girls, the best in contemporary cartoons, fiction, fashion, music, and sports -- it was a format that would prove successful and enduring to the present, nearly 60 years later. CGC doesn't currently publish the census data for Playboy, but to date has certified three copies in 5.5, and 22 in higher grades.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    15th-17th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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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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