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    Playboy Group (HMH Publishing, 1954). Nice copies of the earliest issues of Hugh Hefner's startup Entertainment For Men magazine are becoming harder and harder to find. That's understandable -- the covers alone stand up very well after more than a half-century. Included in this group are some stellar issues from 1954: May in VF, June in VG/FN, August in FN/VF, September (Gina Lollobrigida pictorial) in VG+ (with tape at top of spine), and November in VG+. Contributors include Ray Bradbury, W. Somerset Maugham, Ray Russell, Bob Hope, Erskine Caldwell, and others. Approximate value from The Confident Collector's Collectible Magazines = $600.

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    May, 2006
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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