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    Playboy #1 Page 3 Copy (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Much rarer than the common "Newsstand" edition, a Page 3 copy in this grade or nicer of the premiere issue turns up on average only about once a year in our auctions. And this one has white pages! Famous for its Marilyn Monroe photo cover and center poster which launched the magazine's iconic Playmate of the Month feature, the first issue also had a feature by famed cartoonist Virgil Partch, Sherlock Holmes fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a Big Band article on the Dorsey Brothers. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/16 for Page 3 copy: 5 in 6.5, 8 higher.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 33
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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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