What are the rarest romance comics?
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6 hours ago, Yorick said:

I had no idea this was Osrin ink...

(Re True Life Secrets #23...) Yes, that's cool. I can now see the resemblance between this lady and the girl on the Sweethearts.

 

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16 hours ago, pmpknface said:

These last posts made me search ebay for something interesting and I came across SWEETHEART DIARY #8 and it looks like it's one of those Alice Kelly covers (I think that's her name).  Am I right?  

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Yes that is definitely Alice Kelley since she is known for her dimples.

Comics with the “ore” stamp were probably sold in Sweden or other Scandanavian countries.
There were some warehouse finds of 50-60s leftover American comics for distribution to American military bases with the "ore" stamp.
The Four color 195 posted by Sqeggs has an 85 ore stamp. 85 ore was about 13 cents United States in 1948. 50 ore was about 10 cents American in 1952.
Here are some other stamped books: Tonto, Cisco Kid & Cowgirl Romance (posted by Scrooge)
The Bobby Benson 14 has a stamp in the upper right corner (posted by Tri-ColorBrian)

 

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:27 AM, Arkadin said:

So after 200+ pages, what's the answer to the original question. What ARE the rarest romance comics? hm

 

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On 1/29/2019 at 5:12 PM, Sqeggs said:

There is the theory that Wayne developed cancer as a result of being exposed to radioactive fallout from the filming of the Conqueror on location in Utah.  Apparently a number of actors in the cast of that film also died from cancer.  I don't how plausible that theory is. 

According to this article, Wayne's cancer is more likely to have developed because he chain smoked as much as four packs of cigarettes a day. (That's what his widow's theory was, at least.) But the region indeed was highly radioactive and likely caused many of the 100,000 local residents to develop cancer.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/06/downwinders-nuclear-fallout-hollywood-john-wayne

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59 minutes ago, Doohickamabob said:

According to this article, Wayne's cancer is more likely to have developed because he chain smoked as much as four packs of cigarettes a day. (That's what his widow's theory was, at least.) But the region indeed was highly radioactive and likely caused many of the 100,000 local residents to develop cancer.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/06/downwinders-nuclear-fallout-hollywood-john-wayne

Four packs a day will do it to you 

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4 hours ago, comicjack said:

This one is tough

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Now that one fits the bill.... and I'm sure you already know how lucky you are to have it. GOD BLESS....

-jimbo(a friend of jesus)(thumbsu

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4 hours ago, comicjack said:

This one is rare with a white cover

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You outbid me on that one, you dog..... but I knew it would exceed my resources.... Bravo, Soldier :golfclap: GOD BLESS....

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6 hours ago, jimjum12 said:

You outbid me on that one, you dog..... but I knew it would exceed my resources.... Bravo, Soldier :golfclap: GOD BLESS....

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Always loved this one and i remember you selling a low grade copy awhile back.One of my favorites for a longtime just a great snow white cover image :cloud9:

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6 hours ago, jimjum12 said:

Now that one fits the bill.... and I'm sure you already know how lucky you are to have it. GOD BLESS....

-jimbo(a friend of jesus)(thumbsu

Another one you never see not as pretty as the Adventure but an eye catching cover .

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14 hours ago, comicjack said:

This one is tough

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I found one of those Romantic Love issues but I think the Perfect Love issue with Frazetta art is more difficult to find or at least people are holding on to it.  Baker art seems to be even more popular.  Kinstler art is probably the next best example of romance art (I found a story in Perfect LOve).

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On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 3:00 AM, jpepx78 said:

Yes that is definitely Alice Kelley since she is known for her dimples.

Comics with the “ore” stamp were probably sold in Sweden or other Scandanavian countries.
There were some warehouse finds of 50-60s leftover American comics for distribution to American military bases with the "ore" stamp.
The Four color 195 posted by Sqeggs has an 85 ore stamp. 85 ore was about 13 cents United States in 1948. 50 ore was about 10 cents American in 1952.
Here are some other stamped books: Tonto, Cisco Kid & Cowgirl Romance (posted by Scrooge)
The Bobby Benson 14 has a stamp in the upper right corner (posted by Tri-ColorBrian)

 

fc195.JPG

Tonto4.jpg

CiscoKid8.jpg

CowgirlRomances8.jpg

bobby14.jpeg

I don't think Bobby Benson is a romance comic although it has a kinky look.

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On 2/5/2019 at 10:42 PM, Dr. Love said:

 

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According to the Metropolitans, this is the Church copy.  We'll see if the skeptical, hard-bitten, seen-it-all CGC graders agree. 

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The guy in the background has one of the creepiest looks I've ever seen. :whatthe:

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5 minutes ago, Sqeggs said:

The guy in the background has one of the creepiest looks I've ever seen. :whatthe:

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I think he just took out a nice insurance policy on her :smile:

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22 minutes ago, BB-Gun said:

I found one of those Romantic Love issues but I think the Perfect Love issue with Frazetta art is more difficult to find or at least people are holding on to it.  Baker art seems to be even more popular.  Kinstler art is probably the next best example of romance art (I found a story in Perfect LOve).

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Time was on our side Bruce (thumbsu

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This one is pretty tough only 3 graded

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