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:news: These books are now up for auction at Heritage http://comics.ha.com/itm/platinum-age-1897-1937-/miscellaneous/p/7147-103001.s?ic2=myconsignmentspage-lotlinks-12202013

 

 

I had met a husband and wife who set up at a flea market recently and I do make it a point to ask most about comic books whenever I'm asked what it is I am looking for. Last week was no different. I asked and the husband (Michael) told me he had a few comics at home and he told me mostly Fantastic Four and they were mostly 40 cent books in less than mint condition. I didn't like the sound of it, but this morning I drove just 4 towns over at 8:30am and Michael was outside waiting, unloading his truck. We talked and I was able to see some stuff in the garage and then he asked me to come to the house to see the books. Just as I imagined, bagged junk. A Thor 337 in about 7.0 was possibly the highlight of this day. He also had a pile of undergrounds, pretty beat up, some 5th print Zaps etc. He said I saved the best for last. I asked to use the bathroom and he went to go get his best for last.

 

I just hate when I am confronted with something I just cannot find info on. I searched HA.com and they have never sold these raw or graded. Nothing on Clink or ComicConnect. Even ebay current or sold came up blank. I knew one thing, I must have these books.

 

Pics coming :fear:

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Here's the Yellow Kid #1. Front cover missing, BC attached. CGC shows just a single graded 2.5 universal. Appears to have the top corners cut off, why I don't know. Was it for the case of returns, that was his assumption. It didn't sway me from obtaining this run.image_zpsom99m7tg.jpg

 

Heres #2, CGC shows a pair of 3.0s and a .5 in the registry

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#3 shows a 5.5, 4.5, and a 2.5

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#4 None on the registry

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#5 shows a lone 5.0

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#6 shows a 4.5 and a 1.0

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#7 shows a lone 5.0

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#8 a lone 4.0

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#9 just a lone 5.0 qualified

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And looks like #11 theres none

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That's insane. Super scarce stuff right there.

 

GPA lists some scattered sales for a few of the issues if you are interested.

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That's insane. Super scarce stuff right there.

 

GPA lists some scattered sales for a few of the issues if you are interested.

I'm in the hunt for anything, sure PM me or post it here. Thanks

Chris

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Holy cow. That's amazing that he would have THOSE along with the lower-grade drekkage.

 

Wow.

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That is a nice find.

 

What's the reason for the clipped corners?

Wish I knew why.

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Platinum Age rarities amongst Bronze Age drek. Who would'a thunk?!

 

Nice find...

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This is the thread you are looking for and the guy you want to contact:

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=8507977&fpart=1

 

This is the boardie you should contact:

Yellow Kid <- That is his actual board name.

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showprofile&User=13624

 

This is his website:

http://www.neponset.com/yellowkid/

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This is the thread you are looking for and the guy you want to contact:

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=8507977&fpart=1

 

This is the boardie you should contact:

Yellow Kid <- That is his actual board name.

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showprofile&User=13624

 

This is his website:

http://www.neponset.com/yellowkid/

 

Thanks Buzz. I should of looked, but then I figured this was almost CG worthy (thumbs u

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Please come back when you find the value-I'm sure a lot of people are really curious about this also why the corners were cut

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Seeing as though not even CGC has had issue #4 in their hands, I thought some may be interested to see whats inside of these books. I took a few shots here of a few select pages. Neat little blurbs of 19th century humor and cartoons. Hope you can read them. Some are just hard to get. Funny thing I always thought that the Carter and the liver pills was about President Jimmy Carter :D

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Haha - those are fantastic! Let us know what you find out :)

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Here's the Yellow Kid #1. Front cover missing, BC attached. CGC shows just a single graded 2.5 universal. Appears to have the top corners cut off, why I don't know. Was it for the case of returns, that was his assumption. It didn't sway me from obtaining this run.image_zpsom99m7tg.jpg

 

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Awesome find. Cant wait until you find out more about them.

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Well now my curiosity factor has skyrocketed

Don't think these consecutive issues have ever surfaced before like this

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