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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. A copy of the second comic book ever published, and one of the best we've ever seen, with a remarkably clean white cover and off-white to white pages. 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 the time, nobody knew if people would actually pay ten cents for one of these things. The content consists of reprints of popular strips of the day -- with Mutt and Jeff, Reg'lar Fellers, Joe Palooka and others featured inside. High-grade books from the 1930s are tough enough to find, and this beauty is the highest-graded unrestored copy of this issue certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $10,000. CGC census 8/11: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

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    August, 2011
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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