Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!
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46 minutes ago, Rommbu said:

ROMBUU I love him. Besides he is my name-name sake. And then one more, just because I feel like it. 

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Nice Pence edition, colours are excellent! (I think I'm supposed to put the "u" in there when talking about Pence editions).

Lets make this a double X-rated night:

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-bc

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8 hours ago, mysterio said:

Seems that any titles that aren’t in the “big 4” that spawned heroes fall into that category to some degree. The “World of” books, Strange Worlds, Uncanny Tales, Journey Into Unknown Worlds, etc. are all great books that just lack the following of the titles that survived into the late 60s. This seems especially true for those that don’t have a pre-code component. 

This "World of" book was purchased at the Hero Con by my wife. She doesn't collect the title, but liked the cover art.

 

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7 minutes ago, mysterio said:

:cloud9:  :headbang:

Thank you!

I usually do my bidding in real time but the auction was slated to go way past midnight so I just set my proxy bids and woke up this morning to find out that I won TTA #1 and #4 but came in second place on TOS #1, 5, and 24.

Am I remembering correctly that TTA #4 was considered hard to find?

Edited by Sweet Lou 14

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6 hours ago, bc said:

Nice Pence edition, colours are excellent! (I think I'm supposed to put the "u" in there when talking about Pence editions).

Lets make this a double X-rated night:

TTA_20.thumb.jpg.3bd95e576999985d06ada508d8c1300b.jpg

-bc

Thanks. You also have a nice 8.5 there yourself. I am collecting both cent and pence pre hero Marvel/Atlas comics from 1959 and forth. 
I am only missing Tales to astonish 28 pence and Journey into mystery 74 pence . Not rarer than the other pence variants, I just haven´t found them yet. So if anyone out there have a spare copy, please let me know. 

JIM 58 UK 6.0 CROW.JPG

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4 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

Thank you!

I usually do my bidding in real time but the auction was slated to go way past midnight so I just set my proxy bids and woke up this morning to find out that I won TTA #1 and #4 but came in second place on TOS #1, 5, and 24.

Am I remembering correctly that TTA #4 was considered hard to find?

First of all, congrats with the 2 very nice books. It still puzzles me a bit, how the TTA 4 can be in 7.0, considering the diagonal crease? - and yes TTA 4 is a tough one. Congrats.

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4 hours ago, Rommbu said:

First of all, congrats with the 2 very nice books. It still puzzles me a bit, how the TTA 4 can be in 7.0, considering the diagonal crease? - and yes TTA 4 is a tough one. Congrats.

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Your copy certainly looks a lot nicer than mine -- both the black and the white of the background are really clean.

I've generally stuck with 7.0 as my target grade for PHMs and I think a crease like the one on my copy can be acceptable for the grade.  It just depends how nice the rest of the book is.

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13 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

Two new pickups from the weekend ... 

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That's a beauty Lou - time for a Berk Fest!

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9 hours ago, Rommbu said:

Thanks. You also have a nice 8.5 there yourself. I am collecting both cent and pence pre hero Marvel/Atlas comics from 1959 and forth. 
I am only missing Tales to astonish 28 pence and Journey into mystery 74 pence . Not rarer than the other pence variants, I just haven´t found them yet. So if anyone out there have a spare copy, please let me know. 

JIM 58 UK 6.0 CROW.JPG

Maybe we should let the Pence King know about your search  @Get Marwood & I

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17 hours ago, bc said:

Nice Pence edition, colours are excellent! (I think I'm supposed to put the "u" in there when talking about Pence editions).

Lets make this a double X-rated night:

TTA_20.thumb.jpg.3bd95e576999985d06ada508d8c1300b.jpg

-bc

That's a nice copy bc - do my eyes deceive me or is their some absent colouring there affecting the background? 

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2 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

That's a nice copy bc - do my eyes deceive me or is their some absent colouring there affecting the background? 

Think that is an optical delusion caused by my craptastic scanner.

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1 hour ago, bc said:

Maybe we should let the Pence King know about your search  @Get Marwood & I

:headbang:

10 hours ago, Rommbu said:

Thanks. You also have a nice 8.5 there yourself. I am collecting both cent and pence pre hero Marvel/Atlas comics from 1959 and forth. 
I am only missing Tales to astonish 28 pence and Journey into mystery 74 pence . Not rarer than the other pence variants, I just haven´t found them yet. So if anyone out there have a spare copy, please let me know. 

JIM 58 UK 6.0 CROW.JPG

That's a nice 9d JIM #58 Rommbu! :)

These pre-hero pence Marvels are getting really hard to find now, especially in high grade. TTA #28 and JIM #74 aren't especially rare as you say, but they're all rare now so they kind of are if that makes sense. 

Good luck in the hunt - I've had a check in the usual online places without success -  eBay UK is your best bet 

 

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1 minute ago, bc said:

Think that is an optical delusion caused by my craptastic scanner.

Look again - there's a distinct lack of black in places:

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5 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Look again - there's a distinct lack of black in places:

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Here is a close-up smartphone picture of that area:

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1 minute ago, bc said:

Here is a close-up smartphone picture of that area:

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OK, your scanner is crap bc! :foryou:

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2 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

:headbang:

That's a nice 9d JIM #58 Rommbu! :)

These pre-hero pence Marvels are getting really hard to find now, especially in high grade. TTA #28 and JIM #74 aren't especially rare as you say, but they're all rare now so they kind of are if that makes sense. 

Good luck in the hunt - I've had a check in the usual online places without success -  eBay UK is your best bet 

 

Yeah, I know all the pence variants are hard to find, especially the early Atlas/Marvels. I am fully aware that it may cause me some trouble obtaining these two issues. I actually had the chance of buying JIM 74 once. It was for sale a long time. But I wasn´t aware of its scarcity so I chose a cent instead. Damn. Well I guess every collector has his regrets.

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2 minutes ago, Rommbu said:

Yeah, I know all the pence variants are hard to find, especially the early Atlas/Marvels. I am fully aware that it may cause me some trouble obtaining these two issues. I actually had the chance of buying JIM 74 once. It was for sale a long time. But I wasn´t aware of its scarcity so I chose a pence instead. Damn. Well I guess every collector has his regrets.

Another nice copy, you're spoiling us Rommbu! Yes, regrets, I've had a few.....

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Bump time....you're not drunk, the scan is blurry.

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