Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. It's the nicest copy we've offered in over a year of the first issue of the influential magazine sub-titled Entertainment for Men, but which had large numbers of followers/readers of the fairer sex as well! The Marilyn Monroe cover and "Sweetheart of the Month" two-page poster are simply two of the most famous features in magazine publishing history! The issue also features a Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey Big Band article, "VIP On Sex" by renowned cartoonist Virgil Partch, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fiction (Sherlock Holmes). Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 5/21: 15 in 7.0, 33 higher.


    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1226009001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 32
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 512

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 18, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 17 days left to consign to the 2021 October 2 - 3 International Comic & Original Art Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We were very grateful to be included in this auction, and to expose the mission of our organization to your distinguished community of buyers. Thank you for the great care you provided in listing and documenting the pieces and the aid in publicizing our l
    Charles B.,
    Portland, OR
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search