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    Playboy #1 Newsstand Edition (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. This issue started a multimedia phenomenon and made Hugh Hefner a household name. It's the very first Playboy magazine, which caused a splash by featuring some 1949 nude photos of Marilyn Monroe, but also held readers' interest thanks to a canny mix of features, including jokes, cartoons, pictorials, and a broad assortment of articles on music, sports, and literature. For comparison's sake, a CGC 6.5 newsstand edition sold for $4,182 in our August 2010 auction. Note that CGC has not yet published a census report for certified copies of Playboy, but has confirmed that this is one of six copies to have been certified FN+ 6.5, and that 14 copies have earned higher grades to date.

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    November, 2011
    15th-17th Tuesday-Thursday
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