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SINGLE HIGHEST CGC GRADE! - October 1956 - CGC Graded VF+ 8.5 with Perfect White pages - This

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Seller Notes: SINGLE HIGHEST CGC GRADE! - October 1956 - CGC Graded VF+ 8.5 with Perfect White pages - This magazine is in Gorgeous HIGH Grade Original and complete condition, with perfect page quality. It is considered to be Scarce but in this grade it is truly RARE - It is a Large 11 inches Tall x 8.5 inches wide - All pages are present (no cut-outs) - There are No hidden defects at all - No tape - I take large and clear pictures - Graded and encapsulated by CGC - * All pictures have been carefully censored to comply with ebay standards *


Main Character:

Betty Page


8.5 VF+

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States


Stanley Publ.


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CGC VF+ 8.5
(Modern Sunbathing Publ. - Oct, 1956)
Unrestored - 100% Complete

Single Highest CGC Grade
Only 1 in 8.5, with None Higher

What A Stunning Betty Page Cover!
* All pictures have been carefully censored to comply with ebay standards *

Condition plays a vital role in collectibles. When an item is scarce (less than 100 existing examples), owning the best can become crucial to many collectors. Here is an example that is certainly one of the best existing, making it truly a rare item. While you can certainly find this issue in average condition, you cannot find it in such beautiful condition as this spectacular example

Because of the Rarity in true high grade, I decided to have my very special collection professionally graded and encapsulated by CGC.
CGC is an independent 3rd party grading service that not only carefully assigns a VERY STRICT grade but also makes certain of an accurate page count, history, notes any defects, and checks for any form of restoration. It will be a lengthy process to have all of my high grade magazines graded by CGC, so check back often.
 *NOTE: What the seasoned dealer would call Near mint will most likely rate a VF 8.0 (or lower) by CGC

Welcome to my brand new ebay seller's site
Although I have been selling collectibles on ebay since 1998, this NEW site is dedicated to Original Vintage Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page Magazines (with some of my other favorites that I will list from time to time). I have collected for quite some time and now it is time to list them for other collectors to enjoy.

I caution you that many of these magazines I will be offering are scarce, with an equal amount being Rare (especially in higher grades). The most recent Price Guide is over a decade old and so prices can and will fluctuate wildly at present, with no apparent rhyme or reason due to the auction format and a lack of knowledge. Most collectors will buy on "impulse" and are willing to spend up to a certain amount to satisfy that impulse, yet the values of the vintage magazines from 1946 - 1962 have tremendous potential as Marilyn was and is a world class iconic persona equally enjoyed by both men and women from nearly every nation on earth.
It was truly a staggering adventure to learn just how many magazine covers she appeared on (worldwide) during her enduring run as the most photographed female on earth. Yet due to the fragile nature of many of the magazines (they were a throw-away product mostly made with very cheap paper, especially from foreign countries), the large size of many (some of her cover appearances were colossal sized magazines that simply could not be stored well), and the handling damage by owners (girls, boys, men, and women all loved to thumb through her newest photos and escapades), allowed only very few to have survived in what we could call high grade condition.
Even the small Pocket Sized magazines (the name comes from the fact that they were designed to be carried covertly in a man's back pocket, or a woman's purse) did not survive well because of handling wear. In today's world we carefully store most everything because we understand that higher grade translates into higher value one day BUT NO ONE ever thought these small magazines would be worth anything, so they were
usually read with dirty hands during a work or lunch break. Consequently, these too are quite Scarce in high grade.

Betty Page magazines suffer from the same abuse of age and wear but she was not on the level of Marilyn Monroe, consequently there are far fewer cover appearances of Miss Page. Yet in spite of that she became the classic cult Bad Girl persona and has a huge following today. Because she appeared semi nude to fully nude (many times in extremely provocative positions), her magazine appearances were usually hid from watchful eyes making viewing a private matter. So her magazines never captured the universal female or family audience like Marilyn Monroe, which meant fewer sales and a more limited exposure (well, that seems to be a contradictory phrase as she was actually more exposed than almost any other female star!). Consequently, collecting Betty Page cover appearances is difficult at best, and many collectors will settle for her interior work (non cover appearance in a magazine), or later reprints. I will be selling only her vintage original cover appearance magazines.

* I must add a word of caution here. There is nudity in some of these magazines, which can create a conundrum with perceptions of good and evil. Let me state up front that I mean NO disrespect or offense to anyone by offering such magazines. I too wrestled with this issue, even tearing in half Playboy #1 and #2 (both solid NM copies from the Carson City collection) over a decade ago because a friend of mine ripped me up and down that I could own such trash. It is a true story and I destroyed perhaps the greatest surviving copy of Playboy #1 that existed. But as time passed I came to realize that there was nothing inherently evil in any of them but only the perception. Most of them are breathtakingly beautiful but I do stay away from the bondage type as it is offensive to me personally. and that is my choice.
So if your wife becomes alarmed, just collect them with her. Get her interested and teach her about history and condition. About rarity and values. Get her involved and don't exclude her. That is just friendly advice. And by the way, women have an excellent eye for what looks good.

Remember to come back and check my seller's list every now and then, as I will be listing MANY more of my treasures in the weeks and months to come

This item is unconditionally guaranteed to be 100% Vintage, Complete, fully original and NOT a reprint - This is the Real Deal

No Returns on professionally graded and encapsulated items as the grade is guaranteed by a professional 3rd party service, CGC

USA shipping:

** $Calculate to ship anywhere in the USA Priority with tracking label and insurance

*Outside the USA:
- Canada:
$30.00 to ship Priority Insured

- United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore:
$43.00 to ship Priority Insured

Payment: Pay Pal Preferred

Packaging: I package each item extremely secure

Shipping: I will only ship by a TRACEABLE METHOD, i.e. USPS with Tracking or Insured Mail

Guaranteed to be authentic

Watch for my other great items coming this week!

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Item location: Castle Rock, Washington, United States
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