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    Original Lifetime Playboy Club Plaque Signed by Hugh Hefner w/Lifetime Playboy Subscription (c. 1960). In the early years of Playboy, readers were encouraged to join the Lifetime Playboy Club, the primary benefit of which was a lifetime membership to Hugh Hefner's fledgling magazine. An extra benefit was that the membership could be transferred one time, either before or after the member's death. To the best of charter member John Basil's recollection, the membership "didn't cost much, and, after all, he had already offered Hef the outrageous sum of $5 for the first issue (see previous lot!), an issue he had missed when it hit the newsstands in limited numbers in late 1953. The winning bidder of this featured lot gets the attractive and unique 17" x 14" Lifetime Playboy Club plaque and the associated membership card, both signed by Hef himself, and the lifetime subscription to Playboy (transfer confirmed by Heritage Auction Galleries with Playboy). Accompanied by a COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2008
    5th Saturday
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