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  1. sacentaur

    Centaur Comics

    Haha, yes it does! There is heavy foxing on the inside, so CGC is accurate in this case. KDF 2#8 is pretty tough, and this copy looks so nice, I can live with it.
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    Bond Street Books

    I think I met Gary Coddington once - was he the fellow that had a deformity?
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    E.C. Fan Addict THREAD

    +1; about the most difficult books I've ever hunted.
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    Bond Street Books

    What a character, I would visit his shop often to see what comics he had put up on the wall and also to get his latest newsletter. Earle's wife Dee was nice too, they had some epic conversations about how to store books. Earle died some years ago (he was a smoker) - shame he was reduced to selling .25 cent books at the back of the L.A. Comic Book Convention (last time I saw him).
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    Bond Street Books

    Unlike today, the Los Angeles area used to be a mecca for vintage comic books. I saw Steve Edrington some years ago, he had a book shop in Burbank (as did my friend, Paul Hunt). Good guy with a cutting edge sense of humor. Bought my first comics from the American Comic Book Company, they sold me Star Wars reprints as originals. Collectors Bookstore was my go-to store. Howard Lowry always took good care of me at the shop, he was major Disney aficionado I do recall. Funny story about Collectors, first time I went in I asked for Batman Comics and Detective Comics. The guy helping me handed me a full box, I excitedly dived in, and they all were... pre-Batman Detectives! He got a good laugh out of that one, then handed me the Batman/Detective boxes. I later bought a Detective 30 at Collectors that was a raw VF/NM with white pages - because I couldn't afford a Batman cover early Detective - but then I sold it a few years afterwards (doh!). It did start my fascination and appreciation for Fred Guardineer. Lots of good memories...
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    Bill Everett thread

    Unfortunately the Church copy of this issue (that I had obtained from the Dentist) was ruined (red pen color touch on the spine), so I ultimately sold it after obtaining this (now freshly slabbed and back from CGC).
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    A pedigree Planet #1, wow.
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    You've seen it in person so you know!
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    Centaur Comics

    First copy of this issue that I've ever owned (2nd Masked Marvel):
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    Well, I finally gave in and slabbed this one... the colors are actually brighter than the image shows.
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    Fiction house anyone?

    Freshly back from CGC - this is the Detroit Trolley, a pedigree not recognized by CGC:
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    E.C. Fan Addict THREAD

    Yes agreed, it's obviously an easily recognizable simple mistake - CGC recently neglected to label 3 Larsons I sent in but they're promptly taking care of the error and they reimbursed me for postage too.
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    GA With Less Than Ten Copies in the CGC Census

    Pre-Hero DC doesn't exactly top the current popularity list, but this book completes for me the pre-Superman tryout issues (MF 14, 15, 16) which are historically quite significant to the hobby in my opinion. There are 8 copies on the Census, I am very pleased to find one that presents so well (despite some spine flaws not seen in the image).
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    Quality Time - Have a Cigar!

    An impossible book in grade, this Church 7.5 being the highest. The Detroit Trolley comes in next at 7.0. Then there's a copy in 6.5. Big time congratulations, Dan!
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    Bill Everett thread

    One of Everett's very best...