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46 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

What a great photo. I am always amazed what people come up with on the boards. So, Cosmic Aeroplane was a head shop? I miss head shops...

Wish I could take credit! But this is just a google search -- recently there was an article or two about "what ever happened to Cosmic Aeroplane?" in that area's local news, with various great vintage pics etc. I am presuming, based on the various store incarnations I saw, that this must be the original setting. It IS a great photo! :)

Edit to add from the photo description -- so I thought the store was from a bit before '74, but still, this may be the original location:

photo courtesy Mike Evans
Cosmic Aeroplane at 366 S. West Temple location. The store was here from 1974-1976.

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11 hours ago, adamstrange said:

Not consistent with others I have seen.

 

14 hours ago, originalisbest said:

Alas I would say no, as every Cosmic Aeroplane checkmarked book I've seen has the checkmarks done in a distinctively pointed, very sharp/light pencil point style. Attached is a sample Jumbo showing it. On the plus side, in recent threads here on the boards others have told of finding them out in the wild in dealer inventories -- keep an eye out for the sharp checkmarks! Pedigree aside tho, that is a SWEET Strange Adventures 21! :)

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Thanks guys. I thought it was a stretch. 

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35 minutes ago, VAZ said:

OO. Very small piece of the back cover chipped off and I reattached it. Kind of wish I hadn't. No other resto. Really presents like a 9.0. Super sharp. 

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I hear you, it’s one thing if the piece is missing, but when you have that perfect matching piece it is tempting to reattach. Yours at least is on the back cover and still is a beautiful book, congrats! :headbang:

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3 hours ago, VAZ said:

OO. Very small piece of the back cover chipped off and I reattached it. Kind of wish I hadn't. No other resto. Really presents like a 9.0. Super sharp. 

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One of my favorites in the run. Congrats. 

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20 hours ago, fifties said:

Here's a link, with pics of the interior of the store;

https://cosmicaeroplane.wordpress.com/366-s-west-temple-2/

That article is interesting. The name I always associate with the Cosmic Aeroplane collection is Ken Sanders. He is a rare book dealer from there and must have had some connection to the store. There is a link to a blog post by or about him to the side of the article but no mention of him in the story.

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3 hours ago, VAZ said:

OO. Very small piece of the back cover chipped off and I reattached it. Kind of wish I hadn't. No other resto. Really presents like a 9.0. Super sharp. 

 

Great book.  Many PLODs get a bad rap, imo.  That type of restoration doesn't bother me.  It could be removed knowing the grade may drop and get into a universal.  Regardless of the purple, it is an awesome copy.  Don't fret about it at all.

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Only collected Matt Baker Romance comics , until that fateful night when I first saw this and decided, "Things got to change, even though only for a while!"

 

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14 hours ago, Axmen said:

Thought I might have paid too much for this, but as it turns out, seems like a steal!

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There was a 1.5 - 1.8 can't remember exactly that sold on CC recently for about $2600+.  I was watching it 'cause my copy was about the same grade.  Bought it in '73 for 2 bucks.  

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5 minutes ago, fifties said:

There was a 1.5 - 1.8 can't remember exactly that sold on CC recently for about $2600+.  I was watching it 'cause my copy was about the same grade.  Bought it in '73 for 2 bucks.  

Yes and a 4.0 sold for $7250!

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