bill999

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  1. I noticed an Archie's Mad House #22 raw copy 15 cent price variant is currently at auction on e-bay-----I wonder what it will close at?
  2. bill999

    Archie 35 cent Varients

    Seems to me, I've seen quite a few "Published in Canada"s in indicia, am I way off? Or am I just thinking about TPBs? Yes, on the indicia of the (Archie 35c Canadian price variants) it states (Canada 35c) as to point out the variant Canadian price but the words (Canadian edition) are nowhere seen or found on the indicia or on the cover or anywhere on the comic book. Just to clarify this, the indicia on the 25c and 35c versions are identical. Both say "35c in Canada." The 35c variants do not state they were published in Canada. There are actual Canadian editions of some Archie titles from the early '50s that do state so. I agree, Also here is an example of a true Archie (Canadian edition) comic book published by "Bell Features" a Canadian publishing company from the 1940's. The front cover states(Can. Ed) on it and the back cover contains Canadian ads.
  3. bill999

    Archie 35 cent Varients

    Seems to me, I've seen quite a few "Published in Canada"s in indicia, am I way off? Or am I just thinking about TPBs? Yes, on the indicia of the (Archie 35c Canadian price variants) it states (Canada 35c) as to point out the variant Canadian price but the words (Canadian edition) are nowhere seen or found on the indicia or on the cover or anywhere on the comic book. Archie Comics historically is a U.S comic book publisher not a Canada comic book publisher. (35c printed) on the cover does not change a U.S published edition into a Canadian edition in any way just by the book being sold in Canada. Also why are all the ads seen and found on the back cover of ALL the Archie 35c Canadian price variant books and inside the books (U.S ads) and not Canada ads if they were in any way Canadian editions? If the 35c cover price Archie Giant Size books shipped to and distributed in Canada where Canadian editions in any way, then the words (Canadian edition) would definitely be (seen and found) on the book somewhere and they are not for a very good reason. Lastly stated the books are simply first print U.S editions with a printed 35c cover price on them that were sold in Canada as (Canadian price variants on the newsstands). The books are truly difficult to find even in Canada and seldom seen today.The truth will always win out in the end.
  4. bill999

    Archie 35 cent Varients

    The 35 cent Archie Canadian price variants are U.S published (first print editions). They are U.S published editions distributed and sold in Canada. They are identical to the 25c cover price editions in every way except for cover price and were printed on the same print run at the same time as the 25c cover price editions were printed. The Archie 35 cent Canadian price variants are around 300 to 400 times scarcer than the 25c editions. Both the 25c and 35c editions appear scarce in a certified FN 6.0 grade and rare to find in a certified FN/VF 7.0 or higher grade with most copies found in GD to VG+ grade especially on e-bay. Only a tiny portion of the print run was printed on the 35 centers, perhaps as low as 5% and they sold poorly at 35c back then due to the price. A few of these 35 cent price variants are closing on Comicconnect.com today.
  5. bill999

    Favorite Archie Covers

    Archie Giant Series Magazine #579( 95 cent cover variant). Dan Parent's 1st art work at Archie.
  6. Congrats! on finding two more rare Archie 15 cent price variants that have been now confirmed on the list. All of them should eventually surface I believe.
  7. bill999

    Favorite Archie Covers

    Two rare US published first print edition Archie Giant size price variants URL=http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/ticle9/media/2431_zpsvipmrfpi.jpg.html][/url]
  8. bill999

    Early Archie prices

    Unknown to most out there the sale! of Silver Age Archie's Mad House #22 CGC 7.5 that sold on e-bay on March 8th 2015 for $3,351.00!!! as a reminder of how truly rare! early Silver Age Archie key books are to find in a CGC 7.5 or better grade? Just look up on the CGC census ANY early Archie Silver Age Key book on the CGC census to back up what I am saying including Archie's Mad House #1 and Life with Archie #1.
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    Early Archie prices

    The CGC census indicates clearly how difficult many of the early Silver Age Archie's are to find in high grade, especially the Archie Giant size issues where CGC 6.5 copies appear scarce and CGC 7.5 or higher copies appear "rare" to be found. No Archie comics file copies available in the marketplace is having a big impact on higher prices being paid for high grade copies I believe.
  10. Not according to the list bill999 posted earlier. Still a few February '63 issues unconfirmed. 3rd appearance of Josie. Pep #161(March 1963) a 15 cent price variant that recently surfaced. It has a cool classic DRIVE-IN MOVIE cover.
  11. Here is an update for 2/10/2015. Pep #161 was just added and now all the Pep 15c price variant issues have surfaced out there. Any others known on this list that have surfaced? > > > Archie 15 cent price variant list. > An asterick present means confirmed to exist. > > > > > > Adventures of the Fly #18 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Fly #19 May 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Fly #20 July 62* > Adventures of the Fly #21 Sept 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Fly #22 Oct 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Fly #23 Nov 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Fly #24 Feb 63* > Adventures of the Fly #25 April 63* > > Adventures of the Jaguar #5 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Jaguar #6 May 62* > Adventures of the Jaguar #7 July 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Jaguar #8 Sept 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Jaguar #9 Oct 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Jaguar #10 Nov 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Adventures of the Jaguar #11 Feb 63 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > > Archie Comics #125 Feb 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie Comics #126 Mar 62* > Archie Comics #127 May 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie Comics #128 June 62* > Archie Comics #129 July 62 > Archie Comics #130 Aug 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie Comics #131 Sept 62 > Archie Comics #132 Nov 62* > Archie Comics #133 Dec 62 ( key book--1st appearance of Cricket O-Dell)* > Archie Comics #134 Feb 63* > Archie Comics #135 Mar 63 > Archie Comics #136 April 63 > > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #74 Feb 62 > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #75 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)(key > book)* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #76 April 62 > Archie's Girls Betty and veronica #77 May 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #78 June 62 > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #79 July 62 (sci-fi/horror cover) > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #80 Aug 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #81 Sept 62 > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #82 Oct 62* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #83 Nov 62* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #84 Dec 62* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #85 Jan 63* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #86 Feb 63* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #87 Mar 63* > Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #88 April 63* > > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #60 Feb 62 > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #61 April 62* > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #62 June 62* > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #63 July 62* > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #64 Aug 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #65 Sept 62 > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #66 Oct 62* > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #67 Dec 62 > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #68 Feb 63 > Archie's Joke Book Magazine #69 April 63* > > Archie's Mad House #17 Feb 62 (sci-fi/horror cover) > Archie's Mad House #18 April 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)(New format begins > minor key book)* > Archie's Mad House #19 June 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Mad House #20 Aug 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Mad House #21 Sept 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Mad House #22 Oct 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)(1st appearance of > Sabrina the Teen age Witch---key book)(the grail of Archie 15c > price variants)* > Archie's Mad House #23 Dec 62 > Archie's Mad House #24 Feb 63 (sci-fi/horror cover)(2nd appearance of > Sabrina the Teen age Witch--minor key book)* > Archie's Mad House #25 April 63 (sci-fi/horror cover)(3rd appearance of > Sabrina the Teen age Witch--minor key book) > > Archie's Pal Jughead #81 Feb 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Pal Jughead #82 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Pal Jugead #83 April 62 > Archie's Pal Jughead #84 May 62 (key book--1st appearance of Big Ethel)* > Archie's Pal Jughead #85 June 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Pal Jughead #86 July 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Archie's Pal Jughead #87 Aug 62 (minor key book--2nd appearance of Big > Ethel)*' > Archie's Pal Jughead #88 Sept 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)*> Archie's Pal Jughead #89 Oct 62* > Archie's Pal Jughead #90 Nov 62* > Archie's Pal Jughead #91 Dec 62* > Archie's Pal Jughead #92 Jan 63* > Archie's Pal Jughead #93 Feb 63 > Archie's Pal Jughead #94 Mar 63 > Archie's Pal Jughead #95 April 63 (minor key book--2nd appearance of > Cricket 0-Dell) > > Josie #1 Feb 63 (2nd appearance of Josie---key > book)* > > Laugh Comics #131 Feb 62 (sci-fi/horror cover) > Laugh Comics #132 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Laugh Comics #133 April 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Laugh Comics #134 May 62* > Laugh Comics #135 June 62* > Laugh Comics #136 July 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Laugh Comics #137 Aug 62* > Laugh Comics #138 Sept 62* > Laugh Comics #139 Oct 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Laugh Comics #140 Nov 62 > Laugh Comics #141 Dec 62* > Laugh Comics #142 Jan 63* > Laugh Comics #143 Feb 63 > Laugh Comics #144 Mar 63* > Laugh Comics #145 April 63 > > Life with Archie #13 Mar 62* > Life with Archie #14 May 62* > Life with Archie #15 July 62* > Life with Archie #16 Sept 62* > Life with Archie #17 Nov 62* > Life with Archie #18 Jan 63* > Life with Archie #19 Mar 63* > > Pep Comics #153 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Pep Comics #154 April 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Pep Comics #155 May 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Pep Comics #156 July 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Pep Comics #157 Aug 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Pep Comics #158 Oct 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Pep Comics #159 Nov 62* > Pep Comics #160 Jan 63* > Pep Comics #161 Mar 63 (3rd appearance of Josie)* > > Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats #3 Mar 62 (sci-fi/horror cover) > Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats #4 May 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats #5 July 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats #6 Sept 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* > Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats #7 Nov 62 (sci-fi/horror cover)* >
  12. Congrats! on that Archie #133 15 cent price variant find(1st appearance of Cricket O Dell). Now four of the five key Archie 15 cent price variants have surfaced which is great to know. Josie #1(1963) needs to surface as an Archie 15 cent price variant key book, which it should hopefully soon.
  13. bill999

    Favorite Archie Covers

    Very scarce "Now 25c" cover.
  14. bill999

    Archie's Mad House #22 in high grade.

    The four e-bay copies of Archie's Mad House #22 currently seen on e-bay last I checked are ALL in GD 2.0 or less grade. The book is truly difficult to find in higher than a VG+ grade. Mid to high grade copies are seldom seen of this book.