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23 hours ago, Frisco Larson said:

Ok, because Marvel Mystery is awesome, here's another pretty copy :)

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One of the best Marvel Mystery covers

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5 minutes ago, batman_fan said:

One of the best Marvel Mystery covers

Thanks! An underappreciated Schomburg in my opinion. 

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5 minutes ago, Frisco Larson said:

Thanks! An underappreciated Schomburg in my opinion. 

You are too modest. I’ve looked for a decent copy for years and haven’t found one. I thought my lack of success indicated it was very much appreciated

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35 minutes ago, GreatCaesarsGhost said:

You are too modest. I’ve looked for a decent copy for years and haven’t found one. I thought my lack of success indicated it was very much appreciated

You are spot on about it being tough finding a nice copy, so perhaps it does get more love than I was aware of. I got VERY lucky when I initially bought it in the mid 90s. I sold it to a pal when I got divorced, but with "first rights of refusal" should it be sold by him. I got it back about 10 years ago. I briefly saw a 7.0 conserved for sale for about $3k, but it disappeared quickly. Ricky has the nicest one I've ever seen (never saw John's Church copy) which is a 9.0 Pennsylvania copy. Maybe he'll see this & post it. It's gorgeous. The census shows two copies in 8.0 after his 9.0, then this lone 7.0, so it IS tough I guess. 

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I just checked GPA & that conserved copy went for $2600 last August, so I was close in my memory. Cream to off white pages, but probably still a pretty good price. 

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Next feature Heritage auction has a copy of MMC #36 for sale!

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2 hours ago, Dr. Love said:

Schomburg's skill at drawing anything mechanical had him illustrating electronic equipment for the Gernsback pulp Radio Craft.  Later on for Ned Pines as well with these schematic illustrations for astrological charts at his regular monthly gig at Better Pub's Everyday Astrology.

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Alas, in December 1939 there were a lot of folks whose Cosmic Clocks were about to hit midnight. 

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17 hours ago, Sqeggs said:

Alas, in December 1939 there were a lot of folks whose Cosmic Clocks were about to hit midnight. 

Yikes, you got that right.

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Well, thanks @Knightsofold and @Cat-Man_America.  I just scrolled past your posts with my cat on my lap.  I made a sudden sound of delight and astonishment causing him to destroy my thigh with his claws as he jumped off me startled.  

It was worth it to see those books.

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45 minutes ago, MrBedrock said:

I had this book reholdered a few months ago. Let's see how the scans compare...

 

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That's one sweet looking book.  How could any young boy pass up that book when it was sitting on the news stand?

What scanner are you using?

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4 hours ago, MrBedrock said:

I had this book reholdered a few months ago. Let's see how the scans compare...

 

mm36.jpg

Beautiful book regardless of holder.  (thumbsu

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On 1/19/2019 at 8:18 PM, batman_fan said:

What scanner are you using?

Microtek i800

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32 minutes ago, MrBedrock said:

Microtek i800

(thumbsu  thanks Mr B. You are a gentleman and a scholar but don’t worry I won’t tell anyone. 

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