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    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) Condition: FN+. The first groundbreaking issue of the definitive "Entertainment For Men" magazine featured Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Introducing Sherlock Holmes," famed cartoonist Virgil Partch's "VIP On Sex", a timely article bemoaning the love him/marry him/take him for all he's worth "Miss Gold-Digger Of 1953," a Big Band Jazz piece, a football article... oh, and a couple of sexy pictorials -- certainly mild by today's standards -- one of an eye-popping up 'n' coming movie star who went by the name of (trumpets here)... Marilyn Monroe! What a way to kick off a fledgling publication! It worked, of course, and the young, enterprising publisher Hugh M. Hefner still reaps the huge rewards.

    The first issue, with its very limited print run, has seen a significant increase in collector interest in recent years, especially when found in as nice condition as this, which rivals the finest copy auctioned by Heritage to date.

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    September, 2006
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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