I was watching these on eBay ready to pounce, but eBay seller wherens2008 knew what he was doing when he listed these 1940's Laff Magazine issues properly with Marilyn Monroe's name in his eBay title--not all sellers catch this.
Note: Final prices are in and wherens2008 did well. Both auctions ended the evening of August 20, 2009, here's what real eBay bidders paid:
- June 1946 Laff Magazine Marilyn Monroe Cover $315.00
- January 1947 Laff Magazine Marilyn Monroe Cover $170.75
This pair certainly show off a lot better than my "Grail" issue of Family Circle from a couple of months back, they look to be in solid shape for vintage magazines. These are still very early cover appearances for Marilyn Monroe, as evidenced by her billing as Norma Jean (one I believe correctly as Dougherty, the other with an "a" as Daugherty).
wherens2008's auctions each end tomorrow (Thursday, August 20) evening. If they go for anything near where they are right now, well, the buyer has got themselves a bargain.
You can reach either individual auction by clicking on the photos below (and thank you again wherens2008 for the permission to share), or just click on their eBay ID above to see everything being offered including several other 1940's editions of Laff, plus Look, See and other period titles.
ORIGINAL MARILYN MONROE PIN UPS MAGAZINE 1953 PINUP
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $508.30
MARILYN MONROE ON COVER 1956 MEGA RARE EXYU MOVIE MAGAZINE
Time Remaining: 29d 10h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $237.99
Life April 7 1952 Back Issue Marilyn Monroe The Talk Of Hollywood
Time Remaining: 29d 4h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $99.95
Sir Annual Mag Fall 1955 Bettie Page Cover Marilyn Monroe Risqu Girlie Pinup
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $174.99