Golden Age Comic Racks
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17 hours ago, telerites said:

Wow, that is great.  Lots of incredible books from many publishers.  Do you know the year of the flyer?

I think you could only date it as being within a year of the comics pictured.

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31 minutes ago, sfcityduck said:

I think you could only date it as being within a year of the comics pictured.

Thanks - what I thought but just curious if they recycled the ad in subsequent years and kept the images.  Great pics and info - thanks again for sharing and posting.  

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On 8/7/2017 at 10:10 PM, damonwad said:

 

 

Besides the ones you posted and I posted in the other thread, I think I've only seen 3 other styles of wire rack for sale or in a collection. One spinner rack, one 15 pocket wall rack and one 18 (?) pocket rack that leaned against a wall.

 

New classics illustrated rack topper I just picked up.  There's another on eBay for $100.  Have you seen it before?

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On 12/12/2017 at 5:55 PM, nnaid said:

I love this discussion of comic racks. I have four old comics racks- two "Hey Kids" spinner racks (a 4-sided and 5-sided), and a "Hey Kids" flat rack, but my favorite is a Marvel Comics rack that I recently found. I thought the people following this post might like to see it.

Not a GA rack, but since you posted the Marvel racks I thought I'd put up these two new Marvel rack toppers I've seen.  The first I just picked up and goes on a wire rack with three slots across:

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The second is a mystery to me.  It's slightly bigger than the topper nnaid posted above (the lower topper in the picture below).  Nnaid's topper fits on a wire rack with two rows across.  This new one is slightly wider and a slightly different design:

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Also, a while back, Hake's sold a rack topper with the same graphic as my new piece:

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On 6/29/2017 at 11:04 AM, Robot Man said:

Here is annother unusual rack. Not for comic books but for Little Golden Books. 1950's era hanging wall rack. Thought it was real unusual when I spotted it at the Alameda Antique Flea Market one Sunday morning.

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Thought you might enjoy seeing this:

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On 8/8/2017 at 12:27 PM, Mutant Manatee said:

 

I have a similar Dell paperback rack that I found in an antique shop in Seymour, Illinois about ten years ago. 

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MM,

Thought you might like to see this beat up old Dell rack I picked up a year ago.  I think I'm going to gently restore this one:

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Also not a GA rack, but this thing is unique enough that it deserves being saved for posterity - a classic easy to find red/white/blue "Hey Kids" rack, BUT this one has one of its four sides devoted to Spire Christian Comics (and that's clearly original):

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1 hour ago, sfcityduck said:

For the advanced collector on eBay today is a 1939 DC rack (I'm not the seller):

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I just went and looked at it.  10,000 for an opening bid. You aren't kidding that is for the "advanced collector."  It is super cool though.

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20 minutes ago, ender said:

Anyone want to guess what it would take to really purchase it?  I have admired some of these but never bought any.  Would this be one of the higher priced ones?

The earliest and most expensive rack that I know of.  And also the coolest IMHO.  The Action 1 of racks.

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On ‎11‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 3:20 PM, telerites said:
On ‎11‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 3:15 PM, sfcityduck said:

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Wow, that is great.  Lots of incredible books from many publishers.  Do you know the year of the flyer?

 

On ‎11‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 8:41 AM, sfcityduck said:

I think you could only date it as being within a year of the comics pictured.

Action 11 was out April 1939. New Adventure 21 was out November 1937 and More-Fun was out Jan 1938 so the comics do have different years that would not be out at same (shrug)

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22 hours ago, ender said:

Anyone want to guess what it would take to really purchase it?  I have admired some of these but never bought any.  Would this be one of the higher priced ones?

Considering the rack is complete ( most of these are missing all the signs on each pocket ) the price of $10,000 may not be out to lunch.

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14 hours ago, TomG said:

Here are two rare 1940s newsstand distributor aprons.

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Very cool Tom. I had the Speed and Green Hornet Comics one years ago and foolishly sold it. I used to wear it to shows that I sold at. What was I thinking???

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