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    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. A high-grade copy of the premiere issue. Despite the growing collector interest in this book in recent years, only a relative handful of copies have earned a higher grade from CGC to date. Gorgeous white cover on the outside, pristine white pages on the inside. Marilyn Monroe unquestionably helped get Hugh Hefner's fledgling magazine off to a good start with her cover and center poster appearances. Other features portending the wide range of offerings the reader would see over the next several decades were a Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey Big Band article, "VIP On Sex" by Virgil Partch, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fiction (Sherlock Holmes). Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 4/19: 4 in 8.0, 10 higher.

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    May, 2019
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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