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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. This is the second comic book ever published, and the best copy of it we've ever seen! Not coincidentally, this is also one of the whitest copies we've ever seen. This comic never actually hit newsstands -- publisher M. C. Gaines, the "father of the comic book," marketed it to various retailers to use as a promotional giveaway for their customers. At that early date, nobody knew if people would actually pay ten cents for one of these staple-bound things! The content consists of reprints of popular strips of the day, with Mutt and Jeff, Reg'lar Fellers, Joe Palooka and the like all appearing. High-grade books from later decades are tough enough to find, but a 9.2 copy of a comic from 1933 is really something special. Overstreet 2009 NM- 9.2 value = $13,000. CGC census 10/09: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

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    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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