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Another WTF moment.....
Date added: May 25, 2019



All in nice condition. See Pic of November's Spine. (pics show spine is terrible but "ALL" in nice condition?)

A couple of centerfolds may be lose but almost all are oxymoron? so which is it? LOOSE (lose) or ALL Tight?

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I give up.....

August 1993 ......The Beat Goes On......
Date added: May 21, 2019
Unbelievably, the listings for the "Most Valuable Playboy" are increasing. As bewildering as that is, I even see some are being sold? Read this Closely(although I believe that is an error with the seller ending the listing to give the impression it has sold, then they relist the same magazine higher). There are astonishingly Over 26 listed today that are asking over 2000.00. Please don't fall for this scam. The rumors are simply not true. The magazine never sold for 5-7K, the ARTWORK and ORIGINAL TYPESET PAGE sold for that....not a magazine....

Audrey Bitoni in Playboy?
Date added: May 13, 2019

For once, I am looking to my customers/readers for help. I suspect this is just one of those stories that was erroneously posted and perpetuated as bloggers and various websites copied and pasted the same paragraph over and over. It reads:

"Buxom, gorgeous, and curvaceous brunette knockout Audrey Bitoni was born Audrey Arroyo on August 16, 1986 in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California. She's of German, Spanish, and Italian descent. Bitoni grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Audrey attended Arizona State University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Communications in 2006. Moreover, it was while attending Arizona State University that Bitoni answered a Playboy magazine call for a college newsstand special edition which she eventually wound up gracing the cover of."

If any one knows which issue this is, please contact me at

a special email


Upcoming Auction at Heritage
Date added: May 11, 2019

Heritage Live Auction May 16-18

There are a few decent CGC Graded itemsa included a nice array of #1 issues from 5.5 to 8.0 As of right now (May 11) they are at a steal price, which is not likely to hold, but you never know. It is worth a look.


Be Warned
Date added: May 8, 2019

Yet another 'devious' seller on Ebay appears to be trying to sell an original 1953 Playboy signed by Hefner without disclosing definitively that this issue is a "RESTORED" copy. The accompanying picture in the listing clearly shows the wording "restored" on the label, BUT, the color of the label is dubious, appearing more blue (universal) than the actual Purple (Restored) Grade. Intentional or not, nowhere in the title or description does it indicate it is a restored issue, camouflaging that fact with the authentication and other inconsequential drivel (including listing "Category: C-1) Who the hell knows what that means without further explanation?

I have captured screen shots from the original listing and what is relisted as of today:


Prior Description

Up for sale, is one Playboy #v1 #1 Original Issue #1 Featuring Marilyn Monroe (December 1953)

Signed by Hugh Hefner and magazine rated CGC 3.5 in great condition. CGC Restored Grade 3.5 Slight (C-1). A first issue of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and signed by Hugh Hefner. The item was authenticated prior to CGC grading, photos' are attached of the inside of the magazine White Pages, all in very good condition for it's age.

New Desciption

(1st Paragraph) Playboy CGC 3.5 #1

Signed by Hugh Hefner JSA LOA December 1953 - Marilyn Monroe Up for sale, is one Playboy #v1 #1 Original Issue #1 Featuring Marilyn Monroe (December 1953) Signed by Hugh Hefner and magazine rated CGC 3.5 in great condition. A first issue of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and signed by Hugh Hefner.


As you can see, any reference to "RESTORED" has been excluded. Possibly an oversight maybe?

At first glance it fooled me, thus, this warning to my customers


Shits and Giggles
Date added: May 7, 2019

Totally off-topic


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?

Why is it that to stop Windows, you have to click on "Start"?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes?

Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

Playboy #1
Date added: May 6, 2019

The Highest Graded "Red Star" in the World

This was my pride and joy until I sold it in 2013

Playboy #1
Date added: May 6, 2019

Just a quick note reminding everyone that the upcoming auction at Heritage features 4 Volume 1 Number Issues. 2019 May 16 - 18 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago #7209

Check it out at Heritage Live at


The following premiere issues are up in this auction: (8.0) (7.5) (5.5) and a "signed" (4.0). I acknowledge the autograph, but it is presented in a very odd way. Could be a chance for you to pick up a graded issue "on the cheap" ,,,,,seems like the price is a bit low as of this posting.

The other auction I mentioned at RR Auction is up to 10K just to get into the auction.....could be interesting.


Popular Issues (Con't)
Date added: May 4, 2019

Playboy November 1976

Interview: Jimmy Carter

Playmate: Patti McGuire

This is the infamous Jimmy Carter Lust Issue in which the former President reveals his innermost feelings in a candid interview.

Patti McGuire (Birthdate: September 5, 1951) was born in Dexter, Missouri. Patti grew up in St. Louis with her younger brother and two younger sisters. She was her high school's Homecoming Queen. McGuire studied history and political science at Southern Illinois University. She worked as a Bunny at the Playboy Club in St. Louis as well as appearing in television and print advertisements.

Patti was the Playmate of the Month in the November, 1976 issue of "Playboy". McGuire was named Playmate of the Year in 1977 and given the award by Alice Cooper. Patti married tennis player Jimmy Connors in October, 1978; the couple have two children. McGuire is featured on the back glass of the famous "Playboy" pinball machine which was released at the end of 1978; she's the brunette on the left of "Playboy" editor/publisher Hugh Hefner. This pinball machine sold 18,250 units altogether.

Price List Update--Playboy Club Stuff
Date added: May 1, 2019
I have not had a chance to touch on memorabilia yet, so I will just point out that lately, the typical orange club ashtray/tiptrays have been getting some decent sales. These were a dime a dozen a couple years ago, and they have recently been selling for anywhere from 7 - 18 dollars EACH! Not sure if there is a shortage, and these recent prices exceed the Playboy Price List guides by about 60 %. The black and yellow versions are always more rare, so this is somewhat surprising.

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