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    Hugh Hefner Signed Copy of First Issue of Playboy Magazine. Founded by Hefner in 1953, Playboy quickly became known for its photos of beautiful women and notable feature articles, and it remains the leading men's magazine today. This rare copy of the first issue, boasting a classic Marilyn Monroe cover and full-color nude portrait, is topped off by the signature of its illustrious founder (still going strong at age 83) on the front cover in black felt tip. The magazine is in Very Fine condition with moderate wear to the cover and some rust on the staples, and is accompanied by a color photo of Hef signing the issue. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    Founded by Hefner in 1953, Playboy quickly became known for its photos of beautiful women. Sales skyrocketed, Playboy Enterprises took off, and a slew of imitators followed. The company has since developed into a multi-faceted operation that handles publishing, entertaining, licensing, and online features, and a multi-million dollar philanthropic foundation; and it remains the leading men's magazine today. This rare copy of the first issue of the magazine, boasting a classic Marilyn Monroe cover and full-color nude portrait, is topped off by the signature of its illustrious founder (still going strong at age 83) on the front cover in black felt tip. The magazine is in Very Fine condition with moderate wear to the cover and some rust on the staples, and is accompanied by a color photo of Hef signing the issue.



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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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