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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC FR/GD 1.5 Cream to off-white pages. Collectors had long suspected that these early Famous Funnies were not only in-store giveaways but also used as mail-away premiums. Yet this wasn't confirmed until 1995, when Mark Wilson's article in Comic Book Marketplace pictured a copy. And of course, this comic is nothing less than the second comic book ever published. M. C. Gaines, the "father of the comic book," marketed it to various retailers to use as a promotional giveaway for their customers. The content consists of reprints of popular strips of the day, with Mutt and Jeff, Reg'lar Fellers, Joe Palooka and the like all making appearances. Quite a memento indeed of the earliest days of the modern-format comic book. CGC notes, "Spine of cover completely split & cover detached." Overstreet 2016 GD 2.0 value = $514. CGC census 9/16: 3 in 1.5, 36 higher.

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    September, 2016
    25th Sunday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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