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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
I know several people have expressed interest in this book over the years. Charles Rozanski of Mile High Comics recently came into possession of one and shared about it on Facebook. So, here is what he shared.

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Originally Posted by Charles Rozanski
I buy and sell a great many rare old comic books, but this is the first copy of Stuntman #3 by the legendary team of Simon & Kirby that I have ever owned. Smaller than traditional comic book size, and printed in black and white. All of the very few copies still extant are supposedly in rough shape, as they were sent by mail (without a wrapper) only to a tiny group of subscribers after the title was otherwise cancelled.

In case you are wondering, I am going to price this true rarity at many multiples above the ridiculously low price estimate in Overstreet, as I sincerely have no desire to ever let it go. Love is love ❤️



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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I am going to price this true rarity at many multiples above the ridiculously low price estimate in Overstreet, as I sincerely have no desire to ever let it go.”

So, he’s gonna price it the same way he prices everything?
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
As much of a douchebag as Rozanski is, he still manages to stay in business despite his Mile High pricing. Keep shooting for the stars, Chuckles!
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Forum Crier OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
At least it proves that the ever elusive "White Whale" exists!
Thanks @Jesse_O, I'm sure @martymann will smile when he sees it
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Out of curiosity, what is the Overstreet estimate on Stuntman #3?
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PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
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@martymann
Thank you!
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Collector KCBatmanFan private msg quote post Address this user
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Out of curiosity, what is the Overstreet estimate on Stuntman #3?


This is from the current Overstreet 51.


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Collector Caffeine_Kid private msg quote post Address this user
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So, he’s gonna price it the same way he prices everything?


Chuck has an unusual pricing model for sure. Price everything at least double its current value and give everyone a 50% or 60% off codeword. Must be working for him. He's got the biggest comic store I've ever seen.
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#cgcshill WMorse private msg quote post Address this user
He is a collector first and a retailer second.
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Collector Thelastpearce private msg quote post Address this user
Look at it this way, he is not trying to drive the price of comic books down.
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Collector the420bandito private msg quote post Address this user
Cool to see that it actually exists! Way to go Chuck.
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PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
I've been looking for STUNTMAN #3 ever since I picked up #1 and #2 off the newsstand.
At the time I didn't realize that they had discontinued publication of the title
and spent a lot of time searching the newsstand for a #3. I didn't even know there
was a #3 until I bought my first copy of OVERSTREET.
Always thought I should have subscribed to it and then would have received a copy
of #3.
My STUNTMAN #1 (CGC 0194836001) is graded 5.0 and my STUNTMAN #2 (CGC 0194836002) is
also a 5.0. Both were graded 08/06/2012...10 years ago.
It will be interesting to see this copy...is it the same one auctioned by HERITAGE?
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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It will be interesting to see this copy...is it the same one auctioned by HERITAGE?

Looks like it.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/stuntman-comics-3-harvey-1946-condition-gd-extremely-rare-book-that-was-only-sent-to-subscribers-overstreet-2003-gd/a/13081-16503.s?ic13=ListView-Thumbnail-071515-smp
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
He sincerely has no desire to let it go, but he's consigned it to Heritage to auction?
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
The heritage link above yours is from 2003. It doesn't appear to be current
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
No, @DrWatson, that's an old auction from almost 20 years ago. @martymann was just asking if Chuck's copy is the same one that was auctioned by Heritage and it does appear to be.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Ah, that's makes since.
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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Ah, that's makes since.
Who knows? This one copy could very well be the only one left in existence. How often do we, as comic collectors, truly, honestly deal with rarity like this. Wow!
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Somebody has one sitting in their collection, that has no idea what they have.
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
Could be. Or someone could have one and not even be a collector. Maybe a relative died and they ended up with a bunch of belongings from the relative.

Even then, considering the fact that this book was never sold on newsstands... this is rarity the likes of which I'll never touch in my collection, I bet.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Ah, that's makes since.
Who knows? This one copy could very well be the only one left in existence. How often do we, as comic collectors, truly, honestly deal with rarity like this. Wow!


It’s also very possible that @martymann is the only person alive today who has been actively looking for the book more or less since the day it didn’t arrive on the newsstands. It would actually be a newsworthy event for the entire industry if he and that book were to be brought together somehow.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
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Ah, that's makes since.
Who knows? This one copy could very well be the only one left in existence. How often do we, as comic collectors, truly, honestly deal with rarity like this. Wow!


It’s also very possible that @martymann is the only person alive today who has been actively looking for the book more or less since the day it didn’t arrive on the newsstands. It would actually be a newsworthy event for the entire industry if he and that book were to be brought together somehow.


This is something I wanted to talk about. When a book is so rare, that very few people A) know it exists and B) care enough about it to seek it out. As we know, that’s why this book sold for so low at auction 19 years ago.

I agree with Chuck from Mike High that $1900 for a NM- copy of Stuntman #3 is incredibly low. Given the rarity of the book, $1900 is low for this Good+ copy.

What it’s “worth” today, is anybody’s guess.
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Collector MutantMania private msg quote post Address this user
I think old and rare do not always equal value.
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Forum Crier OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
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I think old and rare do not always equal value.


Don't tell my wife that, she may throw away some of my shirts and socks!

Stuntman #3 is listed by Gerber as "9" or "very rare."
There are also ZERO graded by CGC according to their census.
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Forum Crier OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
Also, it looks like the original owner may have had 2 copies. The address is too close, IMO, to be 2 different people - just a typo error. Who knows?

Also found the back of the book...






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Collector Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
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as I sincerely have no desire to ever let it go.


So why would he even list it at all if he has no intention to ever sell it?
To show it off maybe???
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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as I sincerely have no desire to ever let it go.


So why would he even list it at all if he has no intention to ever sell it?
To show it off maybe???

Nothing brings a higher price or a bigger desire to own as something that someone thinks that they can't have.
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PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
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It’s also very possible that @martymann is the only person alive today who has been actively looking for the book more or less since the day it didn’t arrive on the newsstands. It would actually be a newsworthy event for the entire industry if he and that book were to be brought together somehow.


Thank you for the very kind words...but I believe I will have to take pleasure in the
fact that a copy does exist and someone is happy to have it.

MARTY
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PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Anything new about this GEM?
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