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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn With Original Mailing Envelope (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC FN 6.0 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. We're excited to see another of the very few original envelopes still in existence. We've 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 making appearances. The envelope, which bears the imprint of the Wheatena corporation, is in surprisingly good condition. Quite a memento indeed of the earliest days of the modern-format comic book. Overstreet 2012 FN 6.0 value = $1,458. CGC census 8/13: 2 in 6.0, 11 higher.

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    November, 2013
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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