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The E-Sylum: Volume 16, Number 25, June 16, 2013, Article 9

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JUNE 16, 2013

Another ANA Peter Max Print
Gar Travis writes:

Travis Peter max print For what it is worth, I have one of the ANA Peter Max prints and mine is signed by the artist. It is slightly different and I suspect it was a show "issued" example. It was a gift from then (2004) Teletrade vice president Ian Russell. It hangs in my hall and mounted upon the plexiglass frame are some items of my life before coming to work in California in 2004.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JUNE 9, 2013: ANA Peter Max Print's Donor Identified (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v16n24a10.html)

The American Scale of Token Sizes
Dave Stone of Heritage writes:

Regarding Tom Sheehan's question about the scale used for the token size in the Chubbuck catalog, Haseltine specified it was "... the American scale of sixteen to an inch." Thus size 20 equals 20/16"= 1 1/4" (or 1.25 inches).

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JUNE 9, 2013 : Query: Token Size Listing Sought (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v16n24a10.html)

More on Action Comics #1
Gary Dunaier writes:

Superman #1 Comic The Action Comics #1 that was found among insulation sold for $175,000.

One important point that wasn't mentioned: the reason discoverer David Gonzalez' "grab of the issue from his wife's relative's hands ended up downgrading the value on a 10-point scale from 3.0 to 1.5" was because the back cover was torn in the process.

A few interesting "fun facts" about Action Comics #1:

1) The first appearance of Superman was just one of eleven features in the magazine.

2) The very first Superman story ended on a cliffhanger - it was "continued next issue."

3) Action Comics #1 had a coloring contest which required entrants to tear out the last page of the Superman story in order to enter. (The other side of the last page of the Superman story was the first page of a feature that was printed in black and white, and prizes were awarded based on how well entrants colored that page.)

Source for the final price of the Action Comics #1: www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=499550

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: GREAT FIND: FIRST SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK WAS USED AS INSULATION (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v16n24a15.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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