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    Playboy #1 Page 3 Copy (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. For a brand new magazine launched on a very modest budget, publisher Hugh Hefner was supremely ambitious. There was, of course, the Marilyn Monroe nude photo, plus a dazzling array of topics: fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a jazz article about big band icons the Dorsey Brothers, a cartoon spread featuring the works of '50s icon Virgil Partsch ("VIP On Sex"), and much more. This is a "Page 3 Copy" (i.e. the version in which page 3 is numbered), rarer than the newsstand version. The modest grade here the result of a 1" tear through the book along the border opposite the spine. The book does have nice eye appeal and nice quality pages and would grade about Fine otherwise. Note that CGC does not yet publish a census report for non-comic magazines.

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