Rare Casper The Friendly Ghost Vol. 1 #1, 1949, St. John Publisher, Good+ 4.5


Rare Casper The Friendly Ghost Vol. 1 #1, 1949, St. John Publisher, Good+ 4.5

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Rare Casper The Friendly Ghost Vol. 1 #1, 1949, St. John Publisher, Good+ 4.5:
$606


This sale is for the very first comic book appearance of Casper the Friendly Ghost--along with Herman the mouse and baby Huey---from 1949, before Harvey bought the rights from St. John. I paid $250 for this comic about 7 years ago. The grading is tricky. I'm saying 4.5 but the repaired rips (see description below) might make it lower. However, as described, the book hold together nicely so....

CONDITION:  Overall, a very nice book. The staples (not rusted) and binding are still strong.The front cover had several tears including a 5" tear through the center. These tears have been repaired with professional German archival tape, a very thin restoration tape. You can hardly see the tears on the front cover. Most of the interior pages have a 1/2" tear at the outer edge (see scans). Page color is dark cream, not too badly tanned. Back cover has small, short tears but no tape. Front cover may also have a small, short perimeter tear or two without tape. I think the scans give you a good, fair picture.

SEE MY OTHER EARLY CASPERS! I edited the Dark Horse Harvey Comics Classics series and now I'm selling my collection.

sale ENDS SUNDAY NIGHT, July 7th, 7:00 PM Pacific coast USA time or 10:00 East coast time. 
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On Jul-05-13 at 09:26:48 PDT, seller added the following information:

I'VE DECIDED TO ADD A BONUS TO THIS SALE: A FREE COPY OF A MINT CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK FROM 2009 PUBLISHED BY DARK HORSE THAT REPRINTS IN THEIR ENTIRETY THIS FIRST ISSUE OF CASPER FROM ST. JOHN, PLUS THE FIRST HARVEY ISSUE OF CASPER.


Rare Casper The Friendly Ghost Vol. 1 #1, 1949, St. John Publisher, Good+ 4.5:
$606

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