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1954 Playboy Magazine Vol. 1 No. 3 Third Issue with First Two-Page Playmate Centerfold

Lot Number 1498

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By the time this third issue of Playboy magazine hit the newsstands, publisher Hugh Hefner knew he was on a roll, as fan mail and subscription requests came pouring in. Roll out your bids for this exciting February, 1954 issue of Playboy, highlighted by the publication’s first ever two-page Playmate of the Month centerfold. Detailed description on our website.

Showing off the ample charms of some world class beauties, this third edition of Playboy charms in its own right with condition attributes that are highly pleasing. Making its first cover appearance, the magazine’s iconic Rabbit logo gets a front row view of a stunning Parisian showgirl. This confectionary vision decorates a nicely preserved cover that boasts excellent gloss, jump-off-the-page graphics and a tight spine. Though one-time compacting has left a light vertical crease at center, this handsome example is otherwise appealing from cover to cover, rating a (VG-FN) designation.  


Another debut feature appears in the form of the first ever two-page Playmate of the Month color centerfold photo. This captivating image depicts a Venus-like, golden-haired beauty in an elegant boudoir setting amidst a glowing pink and gold color scheme. This captivating historical classic perfectly relates the taste and sophistication the Playboy brand is known for. Filling out the roster of entertaining features are the requisite Party Jokes page, a 1954 boxing review article with photos, Sherlock Holmes fiction and a “Paris Hot Spots” pictorial spread.

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