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    Earliest "Alfred E. Neuman" Image Calendar (Antikamnia Tablet, 1908). That gap-tooth smile, the heavy-lidded eyes, the big ears, freckles, and red hair -- this could only add up to Mad's classic Alfred E. Neuman, right? Well, maybe. This one-hundred year-old heavy cardboard calendar features what is generally believed to be the very first version of an advertising gag character which soon evolved into the Mad mascot we all know and, er, love today! Issued by an old-time pain reliever medication, the front side has our unlikely hero, proudly proclaiming "It didn't hurt a bit" after losing a tooth. Maybe that's the real reason for Alfred's goofy grin -- he's "zonked out" on pain pills! This rarity is in Very Good+ condition, especially the color image of "the Kid". Your Mad collection isn't complete without it!

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    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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