DescriptionPlayboy Collection - All Issues 1954-56. Thirty-five total issues, every one from the years 1954 through 1956. Why not 36? Curiously, Playboy did not publish an issue in March, 1955! This is an extraordinary collection, one of the finest one-owner runs that we've seen of these hardest-to-find early years. High-grade copies of #2 are just about as rare as those of the iconic #1, and our #2 offering is a solid FN 6.0. The 1954 issues average FN/VF, except for March, 1954, which has a neatly cut out subscription form missing from the back inside cover. The 1955 and 1956 issues average VF. The page quality for all copies is stunning!
Highlights include Playmates Bettie Page (January, 1955) and Jayne Mansfield (February, 1955), plus longtime Playboy subscriber faves Janet Pilgrim (three times!) and Lisa Winters. Featured pictorials include Marilyn Monroe, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Dors, Anita Ekberg, and Eartha Kitt. Featured fiction includes Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Herbert Gold, W. Somerset Maugham, and John Steinbeck. Featured humor from Shel Silverstein, Virgil Partch ("VIP"), and Jack Cole.
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