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    Playboy #1 Newsstand Edition (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The Marilyn Monroe cover and nude poster inside ensured Hugh Hefner's fledgling magazine would get noticed -- he just didn't know by how many, and how great the distribution would become within just a few years. From a printing of just over 50,000 copies for this first issue, Playboy's print run reached 5 million within 15 years.
    This copy is stunning, from its incredibly snow-white covers to its pristine white pages. All that white paper tends to show even minute wear and the slightest of smudges, so the condition of this offering is all the more astonishing.
    Nearly 60 years after the issue was published, it's safe to say there simply aren't many copies that can command a Near Mint certification. Auctioned on behalf of Tadano America Corporation.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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