This thread is : CLASSIFIED !! (47 year old special)
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First, a little history.  Back in the old days, before cell phones, and internet, and texting there was …...

The U.S. MAIL !!

Also these small rectangular paper things called STAMPS that you paid for in advance and stuck on the outside of an envelope,

so that you could have highly trained US GOVT. employees deliver your top secret communications with other people,

without the fear of your information being revealed and or read by anyone except the recipient. 

Yes, it may have taken days for these envelopes to go from you to the final destination person, 

and then more days, for that person to return an answer, 

but it was a beautiful time.

People were more patient then. 

So one of the ways folks back then bought and sold comic books was through publications like The Buyers Guide for Comic Fandom.

A groundbreaking must have newspaper full of ads and ads and more ads from guys all across the country wanting to buy/sell old comic books.

A subscription to this newspaper for anyone who collected back in those dark ages was a must !!  

The following is a sample of the CLASSIFIED AD section of TBG #13 from 1972.  

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Remember all those kids who went away to college and their moms "got rid" of their comics ?  

Now we know what really happened to them . 

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Buying Bob the Canadian gave advance notice in TBG.  

Shipping to Canada is still a person_without_enough_empathy :sumo:

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It only takes one issue to give some people the collecting bug.  

Do completionists still exist ? 

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6 minutes ago, Senormac said:

It only takes one issue to give some people the collecting bug.  

Do completionists still exist ? 

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I have a Tippy Teen for sale right now in the VCC! Maybe he stills needs it, could you let him know please!

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1/2 of 1972 Price Guide ?  I wonder if he landed any copies

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6 minutes ago, Bird said:

I have a Tippy Teen for sale right now in the VCC! Maybe he stills needs it, could you let him know please!

I would, but I'm out of stamps :ohnoez:

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Wow, Oregon !!  :banana:

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More from the land of Books, bikes, buildings, bridges, and breweries !! 

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:applause:

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time for zzz

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4 hours ago, Senormac said:

Buying Bob the Canadian gave advance notice in TBG.  

Shipping to Canada is still a person_without_enough_empathy :sumo:

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Wasn't he one half of 1000000comix?

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Ah those were the days.:cloud9:

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Simple better times how things have changed :cry:

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9 hours ago, Senormac said:

Kevin Pagan wants pre code horror  lol

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I’m sure it’s just coincidental.

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9 hours ago, Senormac said:

More from the land of Books, bikes, buildings, bridges, and breweries !! 

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Is this the comic book writer?

Also worked in TV and films.

 

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