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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn with Original Mailing Envelope (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to 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. We're excited to finally see an original envelope in person, and it looks just like the one in Wilson's article. We opted to have the comic inside CGC-certified to demonstrate what a nice copy it is! And of course, the 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 appearing. The envelope, which bears the imprint of the Wheatena corporation, is -- unsurprisingly -- torn open at one end and has all the usual small tears and wear you'd expect from something that got sent through the mails. Quite a memento indeed of the earliest days of the modern-format comic book. Overstreet 2007 FN 6.0 value = $2,400. CGC census 10/07: 4 in 5.5, 10 higher.

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    November, 2007
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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