"V.I.P." MAGAZINE

V.I.P. Magazine was the official newsletter of the PLAYBOY Clubs and was sent to Club "key holders" through the mail, or copies could be picked up at any PLAYBOY Club. Due to the nature of the publication (a newsletter to be read!) and the methods of distribution, most copies show some signs of wear. Prices listed are for copies in average condition (VG to FINE). Each issue is jammed full of pictures of the Clubs and Bunnies as well as celebrity visitors and extensive coverage of the featured entertainers. These magazines also contain a wealth of ads for numerous PLAYBOY products and are excellent for reference.

There were five issues of V.I.P. published in 1964 (FEB, APR, JUL, SEP, and Dec.), and three in 1965 (MAR, JUL, HOLIDAY). After that, a quarterly schedule (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) was established and continued from 1966 until publication ceased with VOL.47, Fall 1975. For some unexplained reason, after a lapse of nearly seven years, another issue was published in the summer of 1982. This is the nearly mythical "V.48". Since there is no evidence that this issue was ever mailed to Club key holders, the only way to have obtained a copy was in person at one of the Clubs.

Beginning with V.25 and continuing through V.47, each issue contained three coupons which could be detached and redeemed at a Club for the then-current issue of PLAYBOY Magazine, or in later years OUI Magazine as well. Needless to say, this was an extremely popular bonus, and a huge percentage of the copies still in existence are missing one or more of these coupons. Although the page containing the coupons was not included in the actual page count of the issue, most collectors find them highly desirable. Prices shown are for copies with ALL coupons intact.

V.1 [$100.00]
V.2 through V.5 [Each @ $60.00]
V.6, V.7, V.8 [Each @ $50.00]
V.9 through V.18 [Each @ $40.00]
V.19 through V.24 [Each @ $25.00]
V.25 [$50.00]
V.26 through V.30 [Each @ $20.00]
V.31 [$50.00]
V.32 through V.47 [Each @ $10.00]
V.48 [UNAVAILABLE]

* * * * *

"S.B.I." MAGAZINE (SHOW BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED)

V.1.1 (09/05/61) [FINE @ $50.00] [VG+ @ $30.00]
V.1.2 (09/19/61) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.1.3 (10/03/61) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.1.4 (10/17/61) [FINE @ $40.00] [VG+ @ $25.00]
V.1.5 (10/31/61) [VG+ @ 25.00]
V.1.6 (11/14/61) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.1.7 (11/28/61) [VG+ @ $30.00]
V.1.8 (01/02/62) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.2.1 (01/23/62) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.10 (02/62) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.11 (03/62) [UNAVAILABLE]
V.12 (04/62) [UNAVAILABLE]

"THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY"

This four-volume series published from 1963 to 1965 reprints all twenty-two (22) chapters as they originally appeared in PLAYBOY magazines from DEC 1962 to MAY 1965. Each volume is approximately 48 pages with heavy stock covers, and each volume cover is a different color.

V.1
Variation "A" - 1st Printing, © 5/63 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo without the "®" symbol - nothing else. Pages are not numbered.
[F+,VF @ $50.00]

Variation "B" - 2nd Printing, © 1962, 1963 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part I", and "Installments 1 - 7". Pages are not numbered.
[FINE @ $35.00]
[VG+ @ $25.00]
[GOOD @ $10.00]

Variation "C" - 3rd Printing, © 1962, 1963 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part I", and "Installments 1 - 7". Pages are numbered 1 through 47.

V.2
Variation "A" - 1st Printing, © 12/63 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo without the "®" symbol - nothing else. Pages are not numbered.
[VG+ @ $25.00]

Variation "B" - 2nd Printing, © 1963 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part II", and "Installments 8 - 12". Pages are not numbered.
[FINE @ $35.00]

Variation "C" - 3rd Printing, © 1962, 1963 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part II", and "Installments 8 -12". Pages are numbered 49 through 98.
[F,VF @ $35.00]
[VG+ @ $25.00]

V.3
Variation "B" - 2nd Printing, © 1963, 1964 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part III", and "Installments 13 - 18". Pages are not numbered.
[F,VF @ $35.00]
[VG+ @ $25.00]
Variation "C" - 3rd Printing, © 1963, 1964 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part III", and "Installments 13 - 18". Pages are numbered.
[F,VF @ $35.00]

V.4
Variation "C" - 3rd Printing, © 1964, 1965 HMH Pub. Co., Inc. FC says "THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY" and has the Rabbit Head logo with the "®" symbol and two additional lines: "Part IV", and "Installments 19 - 22". Pages are numbered 159 through 194 plus index.
[F,VF @ $35.00]

"THE PLAYBOY INDEX"

Annual Supplements. Softcover, stapled spine. Says "The Playboy Index" on FC and has rabbit head logo.
Complete index to the year in question. These were collected & collated and published as hardcover books every 5 years.
As you might expect from an index these have been slightly used but are in nice shape - basically about VG+

1970
Volume 17 - 76 pages [$15.00]

1972
Volume 19 - 85 pages [$15.00]

1976
Volume 23 - 43 pages [$10.00]

1979
Volume 26 - 53 pages [$10.00]

1980
Volume 27 - 50 pages [$10.00]




GAMES MAGAZINE
Everything ever published that I know of - this massive collection consists of a complete run from first (pre-PLAYBOY) issue 09-10/77 through last (known) issue of 02-03/87. Some are monthly, some bi-monthly; 84 issues total. In addition, there are the following items:

1.) One complimentary copy from 1982 [VG]
2.) BEST OF GAMES V.1, V.2, V.3
3.) All nine (9) individual books as listed in the PCA CHECKLIST:

4.) 1986 catalog
5.) STAR ATTRACTIONS large size paperback, nearly 400 pages is four separate books combined - three as listed in the PCA CHECKLIST:

6.) BIG BOOK OF GAMES (1984) 8.5" x 11.0", 192 pages
7.) Bonus 1000-CLUE CROSSWORD PUZZLE and mini poster in original envelope
8.) GAMES NOTEPAD - 5 x 8, approximately 100 sheets
[HUGE SET OF 102 ITEMS, in overall excellent condition @ $500.00]


GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT
V.1.1 (Fall, 1980) Features Ann-Margret Front Cover
[VG++ @ 30.00]
[VG @ 15.00]
[Good @ 10.00]

V.1.2 (Fall/Winter 1981)
[VG @ $15.00]

V.1.3 (Spring/Summer 1982) Features Kim Delaney Front Cover
[FINE @ $20.00]
[VG+ @ 10.00]

V.1.4 (Fall/Winter 1982) Features Playmate Cathy St. George Front Cover
[FINE @ $20.00]
[VG+ @ $15.00]


GUIDE TO FASHION FOR MEN
V.2.1 (Spring/Summer, 1981) Features Susan St. James Front Cover, Cary Grant Int. This is the 2nd in a series of guides - the first was Electronic Entertainment dated Fall, 1980
[VG @ 15.00]
[VG, coupon clipped last page @ 10.00]

V.3.1 (Spring/Summer, 1982) Features Tina Turner Front Cover
[Fine - no address label @ 20.00]
[VG+/Fine with address label on cover @ $10.00]

V.3.2 (Fall/Winter, 1982) Features Raquel Welch Front Cover + Interview
[FINE - no address label @ $20.00]
[VG+/Fine with address label on cover @ 10.00]

V.4.1 (Spring, 1983) Features Christie Brinkley Front Cover, Bill Cosby Interview
[VG++ - no address label @ $20.00]
[VG+/Fine with address label on cover @ $10.00]
[G/VG - no address label @ 10.00]


POCKET PLAYMATES
V.1.1 (05/95) features Playmates from 1989 through 1994
[Not Available]

V.1.2 (11/95) Features Playmates from 1983 through 1988
[VF @ $30.00]
[FINE+ @ $20.00]
[FINE @ $15.00]
[VG+ @ $10.00]

V.1.3 (03/96) Features Playmates from 1977 through 1982
[FINE+ @ $20.00]

V.1.4 (05/96) Features Playmates from 1971 through 1976
[FINE+ @ $20.00]
[FINE @ $15.00]

V.1.5 (08/96) Features Playmates from 1965 through 1970
[FINE @ $15.00]
[FINE+ - autographed by 9/65 Playmate Patti Ryenolds @ $40.00

V.1.6 (02/97) Features Playmates from 1953 through 1964, plus 1995 and 1996
[Fine+ @ 40.00]

COMPLETE SET - All 6 volumes in FINE+ to VF condition - these are beauties!!
[Set of 6 @ $150.00]


TEEVEE JEEBIES
V.1.1 - This volume was produced with a laminated cover and virtually all copies suffer some cracking/chipping of the brittle laminate material.
[Extremely nice, FINE @ $75.00]
[VG+ @ $50.00] (Click here to view)

V.1.2 (1965)
[A few small creases. Writing on white letters on FC, VG @ $50.00] (Click here to view)

OTHER PLAYBOY-RELATED PUBLICATIONS
BUNNY - THE REAL STORY OF PLAYBOY (1984, by Russell Miller) Advance copy from publisher with sticker inside FC; photo section [>HARDCOVER>Advance copy, some passages marked, FINE+ & DJ FINE @ $30.00]

HEFNER (by Frank Brady)
1974, 1st Printing [HARDCOVER - FINE+, DJ VG+ @ $35.00]
1974, 2nd Printing [HARDCOVER - NM, DJ VF @ $35.00]
1974, 2nd Printing [HARDCOVER - FINE, DJ VG+ @ $20.00]
Ballantine Paperback Edition 1975 [VG+ @ 10.00]


PLAYBOY PARODIES
PLAYBORE (Fall 1983) Barbi Benton FC
[F+,VF- @ $15.00]
[FINE @ $10.00]

PLAYBOY: THE PARODY (1984) Bo Derek FC
[VF,NM @ $15.00]
[VG+ @ $7.50]
[VG @ $5.00]

PL*YB*Y: HARVARD LAMPOON PARODY (1966)
[F+,VF- @ $20.00]
[FINE- @ $15.00]
[VG+ @ $10.00]
[VG @ $7.50]
[GOOD @ $5.00]

PLOWBOY (1957, Bannister Pub. Co.) (View a representative copy)
[Inked edge, GOOD+ @ $20.00]
[GOOD @ $15.00]

PUNCH GOES PLAYBOY (1971)
[VG+ @ $20.00]
[VG @ $15.00]




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