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    Playboy Group (HMH Publishing, 1954-65). Nice copies of 23 issues, mostly from the toughest to find years of 1954-55. Included from 1954: May through September and November, a total of six issues. From 1955: January, February, April through August, October, and December, a total of nine issues. From 1956: January through June, and August, a total of seven issues.
    Also included is a copy of the August 1965 issue featuring the pictorial for Playmate of the Year Jo Collins. Other notable Playmates include Bettie Page, Jayne Mansfield, and Janet Pilgrim (twice!). Other pictorials included Gina Lollobrigida, Anita Ekberg, Jayne Mansfield, and Diana Dors. Also featured are works by Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, Jules Feiffer, Herbert Gold, W. Somerset Maugham, Shel Silverstein, and John Steinbeck.
    All are complete with centerfolds in Fine or better condition. The copies average Fine, with a range of Very Good to Very Fine. The July, 1955 issue has a half-inch tear through the entire issue at the bottom.

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    November, 2008
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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