archiefan

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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?

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  1. archiefan

    CLOSED - Some GA ephemera

    Radio and Television Mirror magazines (1942). Jan (2 copies) and Feb issues. Contains Superman on Radio synopsis. $75 for all
  2. archiefan

    CLOSED - Some GA ephemera

    Comic matchbooks (Harvey, Archie, Camp Comics). The Harvey ones are unused. Camp Comics is rarely found. $50 for all
  3. archiefan

    CLOSED - Some GA ephemera

    Family Circle Magazines - Superman (1940) and Batman (1942) issues. Great content on the comics industry. VG. $100 for both
  4. No HOS or Probies. PMs welcome but first in the thread gets the item(s). Shipping within the US or to Canada is included. Overseas we can discuss. PayPal preferred. Returns accepted. Two copies of the Pocket Guide to China. Early 1942 printing with the racist Milt Caniff comic strip "How to Spot a Jap" with Terry & the Pirates. Only the 1942 printing had this strip - it was dropped for all subsequent printings. Nice condition (overall VG+) on both books - one copy has a name inscription. For both - $100
  5. No HOS or Probies allowed. First in the thread gets the book. Shipping within the US or to Canada is included. Overseas add $20. PayPal preferred. Returns accepted Pocket Guide to China. Early 1942 printing with the racist Milt Caniff comic strip "How to Spot a Jap" with Terry & the Pirates. Only the 1942 printing had this strip - it was dropped for all subsequent printings. Wonderful condition. $85
  6. No HOS or Probies. PMs welcome but first in the thread gets the poster(s). Shipping within the US or to Canada is included. Overseas add $30. PayPal preferred. Returns accepted. An original 1-sheet movie poster (Chap 11) from the Spy Smasher serial by Republic Pictures. Based on the Fawcett Comics character. Considered one of the very best serials. Chapter 11 has what many consider to be the "most unique chapter ending of them all:" Spy Smasher is gunned down by enemy agents at point blank range and falls from the top of an office building to crash into the pavement below. In the resolution, the audience discover that Jack, Spy Smasher's brother, has knocked him out and stolen his costume. The real Spy Smasher turns up too late to save his twin. This is notable because in nearly every other chapter ending ever produced the person in danger manages to somehow survive. Wonderful graphics of Spy Smasher taking on the Nazi villain The Mask. Poster features the two lead characters in the photo inset. Condition is VG with some paper loss in the margins and fold lines. Would restore beautifully. Folded as issued. $250 Another poster from the Spy Smasher serial (Republic). This is from Chap 8. Used but in very nice shape overall. Some light paper separation by the fold lines in a small area. Would look wonderful framed. Folded as issued. $275
  7. No HOS or Probies. PMs welcome but first in the thread gets the item. Shipping within the US or to Canada is included. For overseas add $20. PayPal Preferred. Returns accepted. Nugget #1. The first issue of this long running men's magazine was the only one illustrated by the great comic book artist famous for his GGA. St John's answer to Playboy. Baker contributed to only the first issue before the untimely death of Archer St John. St John's son Michael took over and Baker and all of his father's associates were out. A beautiful copy!! $200
  8. archiefan

    Anybody have any pre-SOTI books?

    I used to own one of these myself (the Marston article with the cover wraps) and in bibliographic and antiquarian book collecting circles it is called an "offprint"
  9. Had 4 consigned to CL and did fairly well overall. The big one was Tec 140 which landed where I expected it to.
  10. archiefan

    Golden Age Signature Series & Autographed Thread

    RM you are on a tear.....these are ALL fantastic!!!
  11. archiefan

    Golden Age Signature Series & Autographed Thread

    Another one that I just sold recently - back to the Platinum Age where Bud Fisher dedicated the first copy of Mutt and Jeff Book 1 to his mother (along with a pasted over photo of himself - probably his Mother's favorite pic I would imagine).