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    Playboy Group (HMH Publishing, 1954-61) Condition: Average FN/VF. Here's a ready-made early Playboy collection to fill your gaps or get you started. Included are copies from September and October, 1955; all of 1956, except the November issue; January, February, May, July, and November, 1957; January, November, and December, 1958; January, February, March, May, October, November, and December, 1959; January, June, July, August, and November, 1960; and all of 1961, except the June copy, including 2 copies of the February issue.

    There are contributions from Steve Allen, Ray Bradbury, Erkskine Caldwell, Jules Feiffer, Ralph Ginsberg, Herbert Gold, Jack Kerouac, W. Somerset Maugham, Shel Silverstein, Gahan Wilson... and, cutting to the chase, pictorials of Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Anita Ekberg, Diana Dors, Tina Louise, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, June Wilkinson, and others; classic Playmates Janet Pilgrim, Lisa Winters, Joyce Nizzari, Ellan Stratton, Stella Stevens, and Christa Speck; and Playmate reviews in all the December issues.

    Unfortunately the centerfolds from 9/55, 6/56, and 1/58 are missing; a coupon has been cut from the 12/56 issue; and the 3/59 issue has two tape tears on the front cover, so...tell you what - we'll include copies of the two hard-to-find hardbacks, The Best From Playboy (1954) and Playboy Annual #1 (1955). Entertainment for Men, indeed! Approximate value of group from The Confident Collector's Collectible Magazines Identification and Price Guide = $1,300.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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.,
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