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    Dell/Gold Key Bound Volumes (Dell/Gold Key, 1962). 1962 was the year that Western Publishing lost the rights to the Dell Comics name, which they replaced with Gold Key. Here's a set of three bound volumes that span the time between the two names. In Quarterlies Volume #81, you'll find Checkmate #1 and 2; Doctor Solar #1 and 2; Turok #27-30; and The Twilight Zone Four Color #1288, #01-860-207 and #12-860-210, and #1. The Twilight Zone books all have office notes taped to their covers concerning reprints. Volume #82 featuresBonanza Four Color #1283, one-shot #12-556-210, #01070-210, and #1; Lassie #56-59; and National Velvet Four Color #1312, one-shot #01-556-207 and #12-556-210, and #1. Finally, Volume #83 includes Fury Four Color #1296 and #1; Have Gun Will Travel #12-14; Mighty Mouse #153-156; and Popeye #63-66. All comics are Western Publishing File Copies that have been bound and trimmed into hardbound books for office use. Many of the comics retain their like-new appearances. Approximate Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $600. From the Random House Archives.

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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.
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