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    Playboy Complete 1954 Group of 12 (HMH Publishing, 1954) Condition: Average FN. It's the complete collection of Playboy's first full year - 1954. The first issue (see previous lot in our auction) had a December 1953 date; here are issues #2-13. The second issue is about as rare as the first; in fact, over the years we've offered more copies of #1 than of #2. And these are as nice of a collection of the issues from 1954 as you're likely to find together. All have been stored in 100% polypropylene clear plastic bags with non-acidic backing boards.

    Grades of the copies are: #2 (FN-), 3 (FN/VF), 4 (VG/FN, corner crease with a tear on the back lower left, and "P" in pencil partially erased front top left), 5 (VG/FN), 6 (VG/FN, "1954" in ink on front cover, pencil mark erased back cover, tiny tape pull back cover lower left), 7 (FN-, pencilled price erased front cover), 8 (FN-), 9 (FN+), 10 (VG/FN), 11 (FN+), 12 (FN+), and 13 (FN+, corner crease lower front cover, otherwise Very Fine).

    Notable contributors to these issues include Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bob Hope, W. Somerset Maugham, Virgil Partch, Ray Russell, and Hugh Hefner himself.

    Get a jumpstart on completing a challenging year!


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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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.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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