Robot Man

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  1. That one appears to be a marriage. Possibly one of the Press proof covers that Berkeley collector Ray Storch found in the late 1970’s. I bought a lot of them and married some. I know he and others did the same thing.
  2. You were a man with vision Gary. That and you were lucky enough to have the opportunity to grab these. Such historical artifacts. Must have been quite a thrill to obtain them!
  3. Wow! That rack to the right of the kid looks like my collection. I probably have most of those books. You rarely see much PCH displayed on racks like that.
  4. That could be a possibility as well. I don’t have any Action or Superman comics any earlier than 1940. Maybe one of you lucky board members who have any raw 1939 issues could take a look and see if there are any membership or subscription offers. I know the first club is supposedly from 1939. Would love to know the first time it was offered. I know he was starting to get heavily merchandised in 1940. He must have been real popular by then.
  5. No matter who actually penned the envelope, “Ann Marie” is clearly a female. Most likely a child as comics were not very often read by adults then. Great piece. Too bad the letter is missing. Could have possibly been one of the earliest membership kit inquiries.
  6. Comics are an easy sell for me. Pretty much ANY comics if priced accordingly. Even non-comic people are getting into the fray. I often send a big stack off to the local auction houses. I get incredible prices. I use eBay for hard to find non comic book collectibles since I can’t do live shows. Still the best outlet for good toys, political items, advertising pieces as well as military and sports pieces. When I have key comics, PCH, classic covers and other unusual GA. The bay is my best source. People are simply bidding anything. I would have a hard time putting a price on books li
  7. I also noticed that happening with Dale’s Christmas sale on the boards. I barely got to see the picture and there were 5 “takes”. I just gave up. Both Dale and Ted are top notch dealers. Incredibly cool guys and great to deal with. But, neither gives great books away cheap. With no shows, it is real tough to get new inventory. They have to pay up for quality stuff as despite the economy, I don’t hear of a lot of folks dumping their collections. Ebay, is off the hook. Anything decent even from non comic book sellers is going for nosebleed prices. I’ve really narrowed dow
  8. Love the 27 Rick. Did you manage to snag them after all?
  9. You can add decency, tollerence, compassion, selflessness and probably, many more. 2020 really brought out the worst in people. Was always there simmering under the surface but last year made it OK for many to spew it at will. So many great inspirational stories also came out as well. Maybe, there is still hope for us. I am already much happier this year...
  10. Somebody has to pay for this out of control pandamic. “Stimulus checks” are not free. Me, I’d much rather not get a check and get a tax break instead. Anybody who thinks taxes aren’t going to go up are delusional. The underground economy of eBay was bound to crash sooner or later anyway.
  11. Cool book! Never seen that one before. Just the kind I used to be able to pick out of con boxes. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for one. Sparky Watts is one weird title. A bunch of cool covers and actually pretty readable. I think I also have one with a Hitler cover but can't find it at the moment.
  12. Although no comics, I did make two good buys today. Got this cool tip tray from one of my regular favorite dealers. And another guy I’ve never seen before. He really had quality history, political and sports items. I noticed 3 binders in the back of his booth. Now, next to comics ‘yall know how much I like pinback buttons. These are all from 1905-the 1930’s. Unlike most of his stuff, these were priced real right. The Jeep from Popeye really jumped out at me. Probably from a high school. They often swiped characters and made maybe 50 buttons. The real photo 1925 fire engine pin is al
  13. I got that “buzz” when I walked up to this. Figured the guy wouldn’t know what it was. I was right, he wanted $250. For it... Probably my fault. A couple years ago, I bought a large pile of good SA from this guy. He quoted me a price and I paid him. I think somebody tipped him off he blew it. Ever since he has been a little stiff on his prices. I would have loved to score this little piece of EC history.
  14. Comics? Nope or at least nothing other than a few people with moderns. A seller I knew had a large pile of UGs held back but he wanted too much and nothing special. As I walked up to this booth, a guy was leaving with a large pile. He told the seller that comics are sure “popular” these days. There was already a second guy waiting to look so I just took a walk.
  15. Got lucky today and got to make it to a flea market. Been a while. Great to just get out and catch up with some buddies. This was a cool booth. Guy had a ton of coin op small machines. Mostly stamp machines and coin op trade stimulators (slot machines). He had quite a crowd. I know not to bother trying to get a score from a pro like him. Nothing cheap here. My second time through he had sold quite a few.
  16. Here is my copy. It most certainly is a 100 page giant. Only one I’ve ever had. Mine appears to start out as a romance book with at least one Baker story. Rest of the book is Mopsy (which ain’t bad either). There is also another teen age story by Lilly Rene.
  17. Now, that is cool! I have never seen that one at all. Is it oversized? Blank inside?
  18. OK, first, you people got me to look at my daughter’s sports cards then I saw this thread. I have a couple of large boxes of non sports cards that I probably haven’t looked at in 10 years. Many sets and singles. Was VERY surprised to find a complete set of the 1990 Marvel cards. I have no idea I even had. Included were 3 holograms, a few wrappers and 3 glossy “prototype” cards. Also complete 1966 Batman, KISS, Elvis and some Waky Pack sets. Even a run of Garbarge Pail un-opened packs and a bunch of others. That was box one. My other box probably has my childhood sets of M
  19. He looks like he is watching an Asterix spring training game...
  20. Yes indeed. I actually miss the rock posters more. I moved out at 17. My mom really cleaned out everything I didn’t take. Yes, including my early SA comics and toys. I got over it.
  21. I had the huge Vampirella poster on my wall. Got torn down and thrown away with my Filmore rock posters when I moved out.
  22. I reached out to him but didn’t hear back. I started a thread in the Water Cooler and someone posted a post from FB. He is OK and opened all his stores. A couple other boardies have replied back they are OK as well. One in Lubbock and one in Austin. Haven’t seen any posts from @Cat-Man_America Hope you are OK too bro. Looks amazingly bad. Actually 3rd world in some cases. People freezing in their cars without water, power or food. Hard to believe their infrastructure could collapse so bad.