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    Playboy Complete 1955 Group of 11 (HMH Publishing, 1955) Condition: Average FN/VF. This is the complete year's worth of Playboy issues from 1955, two of which stand out above the rest. The January issue featured pop culture icon Bettie Page as its Playmate of the Month, and the February issue had starlet Jayne Mansfield in the same role. The issues are two of the most sought-after in Playboy's history, and the copies here happen to be two of the finest condition-wise in the group.

    There were 11 issues in 1955, with March being slighted. Grades here include: January 1955 (VF/NM), February (FN+, "55" in pencil partially erased), April (FN+), May (FN+), June (FN), July (VF, tiny tape pull back cover), August (VF+), September (VF), October (VG/FN, with moisture signs along top of front cover and along page edges), November (FN-), and December (FN-, with a 3" crease - otherwise VF). All have been stored in 100% polypropylene clear plastic bags with non-acidic backing boards.

    Contributors include Ray Bradbury, Dave Brubeck, Erskine Caldwell, Herbert Gold, W. Somerset Maugham, Ray Russell, Irwin Shaw, and John Steinbeck.

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