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    Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn With Original Mailing Envelope (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. It would be half a decade before Action Comics #1 would usher in the Golden Age of Comics in 1938. That's what makes this 1933 giveaway, packaged by legendary publisher M. C. Gaines, so significant; virtually every comic book ever published came after this one. In fact, only one came before this milestone book. Overstreet considers this book to be "very rare" and Gerber's Photo-Journal gives it an 8 or "rare." A very neat bonus here is that the original owner, who is our consignor, kept the original mailing envelope, and it's offered as part of the lot. He tells us, "My mother Elsie Sloss encouraged my sending for this. Kept me out of trouble in the summer, I guess." We have only seen the envelope on a couple of previous occasions in our 12 years of auctioning vintage comics. Overstreet 2012 VG 4.0 value = $972; FN 6.0 value = $1,458. CGC census 5/13: 5 in 5.0, 20 higher.

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    May, 2013
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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