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?
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    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.
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    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]
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    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. Look up Archies joke book #66 in the O-street guide the variant price edition. Archie comics were being test marketed with both 12c and 15c cover prices in the early 1960s. I sold an Archies Laugh #144 comic from 1963 with a 15 cent cover price on it about 2 years ago. I was blown away when I looked at the title page and it clearly stated 12c per copy inside the comic. I had a dealer check his stock and all 4 copies of his archies laugh #144 had the regular 12c cover price on them as most all archie regular size comics have from 1962-1969. Wow! imagine that 15 cent cover prices on archie series comics way before they went from 12c to 15c in late 1969. Any other archie issues out there that are 15c cover vs 12c and not listed in the guide out there folks? Check yours they are rare to find. Let me know if you discover any of them. Happy collecting.