WTB Paying 200% of Overstreet Guide
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Hello all,

I am looking for the following books and I am willing to pay 200% of guide(Overstreet) on the following books. Except if the book is in better than Fine condition. The prices in Overstreet aren't accurate in the Platinum and Victorian Age sections in higher grades.

 

Please PM me if you have ANY of the following books.

 

Thanks!!!

 

American Journal-Examiner Joke Book Special Supplement issues: (1911-1912)

 

Swinnerton’s Joke Book

 

Monkey’s Joke Book

 

The Dingbat Family Joke Book

 

Angelic Angelina (1909) published by Cupples & Leon, by Munson Paddock

 

The Animal Circus (1908) published by Rand Mcnally

 

Bart’s Cartoons for 1900 for the Minneapolis Journal

 

Ben Webster issues published by Standard Printing Company

 

1 “Bound to Win”

 

2 “in Old Mexico”

 

4 “in the Oil Fields”

 

Big Smoker published by W.T. Blackwell (1908)

 

Book of Cartoons (1903, by Harry Westerman

 

Buffalo Bill’s Picture Stories published by Street & Smith 1909 **Does it exist?**

 

Bughouse Fables published by Embee 1921, 10 cent cover price 4x4 1/2 inches

 

Bull – any issues (1916-1917 pro-German)

 

Bunny’s Blue Book published by Frederick A. Stokes (1911)

 

Buster Brown Collection of Buster Brown Comics (1908)

 

Buster Brown Disturbs the Family (1917) published by Stokes

 

Buster Brown Premiums---

 

Buster Brown Duffy’s 1842 Cider (1904)

 

Buster Brown Drawing Book (Collins Baking) (1904)

 

Merry Antics of Buster Brown, Buddy Tucker & Tige (1904)

 

Buster Brown (Ivan Frank & Co.)

 

Buster Brown (Ivan Frank & Company) (1904)

 

Buster Brown’s Pranks (Ivan Frank & Company)

 

Buttons & Fatty in the Funnies published by Whitman Publishing approximately 1927

 

By Briggs published by Old Gold Cigarettes in the 1920's, written by Claire Briggs

 

Cartoon Catalogue (1919) published by the Lockwood Art School, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Cartoon Comics issues 1 & 2 (1930) published by Lasco Publications, Detroit, Michigan, by Lu Harris

 

Cartoon Humor (1938) published by the Collegian Press

 

Cartoons Magazine

 

January 1912

 

All of 1922 (titled Wayside Tales and Cartoons Magazine)

 

Jan-Nov. 1923

 

Jan-Apr., June-Nov. 1924

 

Jan., Aug-Sept., Nov.-Dec. 1925

 

All of 1926

 

Feb.-Mar., June-Aug., Oct.-Dec. 1927

 

Cavalry Cartoons by Montalboddi published by R. Montalboddi

 

Dimples (1915) by Grace Drayton published by Hearst International Library ( 6 1/4 by 5 1/4 with 12 pages)

1) Puppy and

2) She Goes For A Walk

3) She Had A Sneeze

4) She Has A Naughty Play Husband

5) Wait Till Fido Comes Home

 

Felix No. 3 & No.4 (1931) **Do these books even exist?**

 

Foolish Questions that are Asked by All (1909) published by Levi Strauss/Small Maynard, by Rube Goldberg

 

Foolish Questions (1921) published by Embee, by Rube Goldberg

 

Foxy Grandpa 1914 edition (Bunny Publ. Co.)

 

Foxy Grandpa Triumphs (1917, not earlier)

 

Foxy Grandpa Adventures (1917)

 

Funny Larks of Hans and Fritz (1929 reprint)

 

Funny Larks of Hans and Fritz (No.193, also contains Hawkshaw)

 

Giggles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 published by Pratt Food Company, Philadelphia

 

The Gumps 3 (oblong, 1918 or thereabout—NOT the 10x10 Cupples & Leon) published by Landfield-Kupfer

 

Hawkshaw the Detective – 1923 reprint, published by Saalfield

 

Health in Pictures published by the American Public Health Association (1930)

 

Homer Holcomb and May (1920s) by Doc Bird Finch

 

Hy Mayer (Cartoons) (1915) publshed by Puck Publishing

 

Jolly Polly’s Book of English and Ettiquette (1931)

 

Kaptin Kiddo and Puppo published by Frederick A. Stokes (1910-1913)(Any issues wanted)

1)Turr-ble Tales of by Grace Wiederseim

2) 'Speriences by Grace Drayton

 

Katzenjammer Kids – A Series of Comic Pictures (1906)

 

Katzenjammer Kids (1906, Stokes)

 

Laughs You Might Have Had (1921)

 

Life’s Prints (1908 edition)

 

Minneapolis Tribune Cartoon Book - 1899, 1900, 1903

 

Moving Picture Funnies (1918)

 

Mr. Block written by Ernest Riebe Not wanting the later reprint

 

Mr. Twee Deedle, Further Adventures of

 

Monkey Shines of Marseleen (1909 version, Cupples & Leon)

 

Nervy Nat’s Adventures

 

On and Off Mount Ararat (Swinnerton) (a/k/a On and Off the Ark)

 

One Hundred War Cartoons (Villeneuve)

 

Adventures of Peck’s Bad Boy And His Country Cousins (1907) (5 ½”x10 ½”)

 

Adventures of Peck’s Bad Boy And His Country Cousins (1907) (11 ½”x16 ¼”)

 

Peck’s Bad Boy & Their Adventures with the Teddy Bear (1907)

 

Peck’s Bad Boy & His Chums (hardcover, 1908)

 

Adventures of Peck’s Bad Boy in Pictures (1908)

 

Pink Laffin

 

The lighter side of life

 

He tells ‘em

 

…and his family

 

Knockouts

 

Polly and Her Pals – Altogether: Three Rats and a Tiger!

 

Polly and her Pals – Pa’s Li’l Book has Some Uncut Pages

 

Popeye No. 2 (McKay, 1935?) (10x10)

 

Roger Bean – Baby Grand Edition No. 5

 

Seaman Si – 1916 Hardcover

 

Skeezix & Uncle Walt (1927, not 1924)

 

The Social Hell by Ryan Walker

 

Teck 1909

 

Teddy Bears in Fun and Frolic (must be Good or better - upgrade)

 

Tillie the Toiler Magic Drawing and Coloring Book

 

Trifling in Ranks at the New Mexico Military Institute (1918)

 

Truth Save It from Abuse & Overwork Being the Episode of the Hired Hand and Mrs. Stix Plaster, Concertist

 

Upside Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Mufferoo

 

War Cartoons from the Chicago Daily News

 

Weber & Fields’ Funnyisms

 

We’re Not Heroes

 

The Willie Green Comics Book 2

 

A World of Trouble

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man to be honest I never heard of these, where do you find a list of these comics? the overstreet price guide?

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Yes they are all in the Platinum section of Overstreet. No responses yet thats why I am paying more than Overstreet. HTF

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Are you one of the owners of the action house? I mean, are the items in the auctions from your inventory or there are people sending books to be auctioned?

Just curious, I am not familiar with auctions and I’m always a bit scared by the buyer's commission fees.

 

Wonderful Weird Tales magazines, too… :)

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Yes, I am an owner of All Star Auctions. I have been a collector for over 40 years and a dealer/collector for over thirty years.

 

I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

About auctions

 

Bottom line, in every auction if a person consigns ten items, 3 will sell for more than market, 3 will sell below and 4 will sell for market. That means there are always opportunities if you have an open mind and do not get too focused on one or two items. Just keep the buyer's commission in mind when making a bid.

 

The consignor is happy because on average, they realize a high percentage of retail or above. A lot of this has to do with the reputation and expertise of the house.

 

Finally, until the major auctions began (we stated the Christie's auctions in 1992) the great items were in a few hands and the average collector had no chance.

 

In addition, information is key, with prices realized published and the great deal of research that goes into every item, the average collector has more tools to work with.

 

Feel free to contact me off-line or on-line.

 

Best

Joe

Edited by Joe All Star

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I may have one or two in my collection. I do have the rare Buster Brown Resolutions.

 

In the same vein we have two rare CUPPLES and Leon's in our current sale.

 

Tracy in DJ

 

Tracy rare Cupples And Leon

 

 

http://www.allstarcomicart.com/cgi-bin/item.pl?item=1561

 

Best

Joe

 

Outcault-frnt.jpg

Outcault-bk.jpg

 

Thought it would be interesting this copy of MY RESOLUTIONS BUSTER BROWN by R.F. Outcault is inscribed from his son to a friend. It is in VF Condition.

 

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You specifically mention Skeezix & Uncle Walt "not 1924".

 

Do you have the CGC 7.5 of the 1924?

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That's a nice copy of the 1909/10 resolutions. Buster Brown and his Resolutions from 1903 is the rare one though. The Victorian and Platinum ages are a real challenge to find extremely tuff books never rmind finding high grades. I have a huge collection. Your book is tough to find in true VF and higher. I had one in true NM and regret selling it. They don't pop up as often as the other ages.

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FYI, there is an early prototype/1st run press to the 1st Buster Brown premium book, Brown's Book of Jokes & Jingles. It has different text and doesn't have the 5 mark symbols like the published one. The art is printed in red. These are very rare. I was able to recently obtain one. Check out the difference between the books.

 

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I have about 100 different Platinum. A lot of them are in the Fair to Good range is that okay?

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it's rare to see someone looking for platinum age comics books on here

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it's rare to see someone looking for platinum age comics books on here

 

Just as rare as some of the Victorian/Platinum age comics themselves!

 

Its a great era to collect, especially when there is less competition around when acquiring a REAL rarity. A lot of history in this age. But as will any hobby, demand dictates price and if there isn't much then price and awareness lacks. A Victorian/Platinum Age category would be nice on this site. Then that rarity of interest might change.

 

Good Luck with your collection.

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I have about 100 different Platinum. A lot of them are in the Fair to Good range is that okay?

 

I haven't visited this link in a while. Do you have any on the list I posted?

 

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FYI, there is an early prototype/1st run press to the 1st Buster Brown premium book, Brown's Book of Jokes & Jingles. It has different text and doesn't have the 5 mark symbols like the published one. The art is printed in red. These are very rare. I was able to recently obtain one. Check out the difference between the books.

 

BBJJ1_zps00acaadf.jpgBBPublished_zpse3ebf75a.jpg

 

Neat!! Thanks for posting that. I have never seen or heard of it.

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