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Playboy magazine will forever be recognized for its social significance in reflecting as well as contributing to popular American culture. Issue number one, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover, is one of the most recognizable icons of popular culture and Americana. Early issues are especially rare and highly collectible.

Presented here is that special issue that started it all, Issue #1, December 1953, featuring the immortal Marilyn Monroe as the "Sweetheart of the Month" (a designation that would evolve into "Playmate of the Month"). The front cover and inside pages are clean and the issue lies flat. It is fully intact (no missing pages) and contains the original centerfold. The spine is intact and staples are in place. The magazine shows light handling along the edges and minor handling to the pages inside. Overall this issue is above average for most surviving first issues, and we'd rate it a solid EX-NM to NM.

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Playboy: Original Issue #1 Featuring Marilyn Monroe (Dec. 1953)
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,082.00
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
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