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    Playboy #1 Red Star Copy (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. It's just the fourth Red Star Copy of Playboy #1 that we've ever offered, which suggests this variation of the first printing is much rarer than the "Page 3" variation, copies of which we've offered on 13 occasions over the past 15 years. How rare? CGC's census currently documents that 170 copies of the more common "newsstand" printing have been certified to date, compared to 45 copies of the "Page 3" variation and a paltry 14 of the "Red Star" variation. All variations feature Marilyn Monroe on the cover and more of MM on the interior as the first Playmate of the Month feature, at the time called the "Sweetheart of the Month". Other highlights of the premiere issue include "VIP On Sex" a feature by renowned cartoonist Virgil Partch, an article on Big Band icons The Dorsey Brothers, and fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, setting the wide-ranging format that made the magazine instantly popular. CGC census 7/17 for the Red Star Copy: 1 in 7.5, 3 higher.

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