Playboy Magazine - 1954 to 1959 Issues

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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price:

January, 1955

Vol. 2 No. 2 issue. Bettie Page Playmate, Artist’s Ball Pictorial (with Tina Louise, others), Fiction by Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck Erskine Caldwell

Not Available

NA

February, 1955

Jayne Mansfield Playmate. Boxing 1955, Fiction by John Jakes

Not Available

NA

March, 1955

No issue published

 

 

April, 1955

Playmate – Marilyn Weltz, Naked Advertising Pictorial, Fiction by P.G. Wodehouse

Not Available

NA

May, 1955

Playmate – Margueritte Empey. Double Exposure Pictorial (Bettie Page, Bunny Yeager, others), Fiction by Irwin Shaw

Not Available

NA

June, 1955

Playmate – Eve Meyer. All-Star Jazz Band, Ronald Searle Sketchbook, Illustrator’s Show, Fiction by John Collier

Not Available

NA

July, 1955

Playmate – Janet Pilgrim. Fiction by Michael Arlen, Herbert Gold

Not Available

NA

August, 1955

Playmate – Pat Lawler. New Jazz Audience by Dave Brubeck, Woodcuts by John Held Jr., Fiction by P.G. Wodehouse

Not Available

NA

October, 1955

College Issue. Playmate – Jean Moorehead. Anita Ekberg Pictorial, Fiction by Thorne Smith, James Jones, Anson Mount

Not Available

NA

November, 1955

Playmate – Barbara Cameron. Gina Lollobrigida, West Coast Strippers, Jonathan Winters

Not Available

NA

December, 1955

A Holiday Evening with Janet Pilgrim (Playmate). Mabel Mercer, Fiction by Ray Bradbury, Nudist Wedding by Earl Wilson

Not Available

NA

 

January, 1956

Holiday Issue. 9 Pages of Playmate Photographs. Playmate – Lynn Turner. First 2 Dozen Playmates, Fiction by Erskine Caldwell, Robert Bloch

G/VG**

$75.00

February, 1956

Playmate – Marguerite Empey. Will Success Spoil Jayne Mansfield by Earl Wilson, Boxing 1956, Stan Kenton, Fiction by John Collier, Don Marquis

G/VG**

$60.00

March, 1956

Playboy’s TV Playmate (First Centerfold Foldout) – Marian Stafford. The First Night of Lent by Ray Bradbury

Not Available

NA

April, 1956

Playmate – Rusty Fisher. Benny Goodman on Jazz, Diana Dors, Fiction by Roald Dahl

G/VG

$60.00

May, 1956

Victor Borge, Fiction by Erskine Caldwell

G/VG**

$50.00

June, 1956

Playmate – Gloria Walker. June Wilkinson, Chess Articles, Fiction by Ray Bradbury

Not Available

NA

July, 1956

Playmate – Alice Denham. Newport Jazz Festival, Fiction by Alice Denham

Not Available

NA

August, 1956

Playmate – Jonnie Nicely. Dobronyi Sculpture insert, The Death of Painting by Evelyn Waugh, Isles of Greece, Shel Silverstein – 2 copies

Good

$45.00

September, 1956

Playmate – Elsa Sorensen. Hemingway Profile, Boxing by John Lardner, Haiti, Filming the Folies Bergere, Playboy’s Penthouse Apartment

G/VG, minor edge insect damage**

$50.00

Same

G/VG, centerfold missing

$15.00

October, 1956

Playmate – Janet Pilgrim. College Issue, Hemingway, How To Bathe A Poodle, The Playboy Jazz Poll

G/VG**

$50.00

November, 1956

Playmate – Betty Blue. Fiction by P.G. Wodehouse, Adrian Conan Doyle

G/VG**

$50.00

Same

G/VG

$50.00

Same – 2 copies

Good

$40.00

December, 1956

Third Anniversary Issue. Playmate – Lisa Winters. Broadway, Hemingway, Playboy’s Christmas Cards

G/VG

$55.00

 

**With small 2 or 4 digit year number written in ink by month on front cover

 

January, 1957

Holiday Issue. Playmate Portfolio, Comes the Revolution – with comment by George Jessel, Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Phil Silvers & others, Fiction by Ray Bradbury, “The Hustler” by Walter Tevis

Not Available

NA

February, 1957

The New Jayne Mansfield, Fiction by Budd Schulberg, 1957 Playboy Jazz All-Stars

Not Available

NA

March, 1957

Bunny with Binoculars cover. Boxing 1957, The Vargas Girl, Zsa Zsa in Vegas

Not Available

NA

April, 1957

Sports Car cover. Exurbanites at Play, The Compleat Sports Car Stable

Not Available

NA

May, 1957

Cruise Ship Arrival. Li’l Abner’s Gals by Al Capp, Shel Silverstein, It’s Like This With TV, Return to Tokyo, Knack of Packing

Not Available

NA

June, 1957

Playboy Cuff-links cover. Rock ‘n’ Roll by Leonard Feather, Contour Contact

G/VG**

$35.00

Same

Good, soiled cover

$25.00

July, 1957

Playboy’s Yacht Party. Silverstein in Scandinavia, Silverstein in Scandinavia

Good

$30.00

August, 1957

Victorian Bathing Beauty cover. Denison’s Sports Cars, Maize, Male Modeling

Good, wear

$20.00

September, 1957

Mixed Drink cover. Francis Wallace’s 18th Football Preview, “Open Season on Guests” – Opinion by John Steinbeck, Westerns

G/VG**

$50.00

October, 1957

Fiction by John Wallace, Robert Bloch & Henry Slesar, The Pious Pornographers, Latin Quarter Lovelies, Compleat Fidelitarian, Silverstein in London

G/VG, small back cover tear

$35.00

Same

Good, ink along page edges

$20.00

November, 1957

Poker from Stud to Strip, Bullfighting, Jazz with Ella and the Duke, Loren vs. Mansfield

G/VG**

$35.00

December, 1957

Christmas & 4th Anniversary Issue.  Fiction by Budd Schulberg, Gerald Kersh, Mike Wallace Interviews Playboy

G/VG**

$50.00

 

Same

Good

$35.00

 

Same

Good, soiled, inked out price

$30.00

 

**With small 2 or 4 digit year number written in ink by month on front cover

 

January, 1958

Holiday Issue. Playmate Portfolio, Silverstein in Paris, Basic Bar, “Just Like the Girl” (fiction) by James Jones, “The Rumbling, Rambling Blues” (fiction) by Jack Kerouac

G/VG

$60.00

Same

G/VG**

$50.00

Same

Fair/Good, cover wear

$20.00

February, 1958

Ice Skater cover. Nude Jayne Mansfield, 1958 Jazz All-Stars, Fiction by Bill Safire, The Beat Mystique – 3 articles

G/VG**

$50.00

 

Same

Good

$40.00

March, 1958

Now Showing cover.  Michiko Hamamura, Brigitte Bardot, 1958 Boxing, Silverstein in Moscow

G/VG**

$35.00

G/VG

$35.00

April, 1958

Playboy in Las Vegas. “The Short-Short Story of Mankind” by John Steinbeck, Little World of Orville K. Snav, Prestige on Wheels, Minsky in Vegas

G/VG**

$50.00

Same

Good, creases

$40.00

May, 1958

Country Club Playmate. Life and Death of a Spanish Grandee, Clams, Birth of a Broadway Show

G/VG**

$35.00

Same

Good, ring mark on cover

$25.00

June, 1958

Photographing Your Own Playmate. Silverstein in Italy, Little World of Harry Kurnitz, San Francisco

G/VG**

$35.00

July, 1958

Picnic Capers. Six Records In Search of a Penthouse by Leonard Feathers, Berman on the Telephone

G/VG**

$35.00

Same

Good

$30.00

August, 1958

Models in Windows cover. Fiction by Robert Bloch, The Lobster, Sick World of Jules Feifer

G/VG**

$35.00

Same

Good

$30.00

September, 1958

Playboy’s College Playmate – Teri Hope. Football Preview, The Bosom

G/VG**

$40.00

October, 1958

Portfolio of Wine, 2 Playmates, 1959 Jazz Poll, The Stereo Scene, Pros of Paris

G/VG**

$35.00

 

Same

Good

$30.00

November, 1958

Skiing cover. The Word on Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Silverstein in Switzerland, Fun & Fashion on Skis

G/VG

$35.00

Same

Fair/Good, cover wear

$20.00

December, 1958

Fifth Anniversary Issue. Most Popular Playmates of the Last Five Years, Fiction by Steve Allen, Garson Kanin

Good, cover stains**

$20.00

 

**With small 2 or 4 digit year number written in ink by month on front cover

 

January, 1959

 Holiday Issue. Playmate Review, Fiction by Marion Hargrove, P.G. Wodehouse, Ben Hecht

G/VG**

$45.00

Same

Good, cover tear

$35.00

Same

Good, light crease, black crayon

$35.00

February, 1959

1959 Playboy Jazz All Stars, Lenny Bruce profile

Not Available

NA

March, 1959

Modeling in Clay cover. Silverstein in Spain, Stereo Equipment

G/VG**

$35.00

Same

G/VG

$35.00

April, 1959

Playboy Weekend Hideaway, Tina Louise, Silverstein Fights a Bull, Seafood Dining 

G/VG**

$45.00

 

Same

Good

$35.00

 

Same

Fair, scuffed cover

$15.00

May, 1959

Playboy’s House Party. The Weird World of Gahan Wilson, The Art of Travel,

Good, insect damage at spine

$30.00

June, 1959

Girl on Scooter cover. Origins of the Beat Generation by Jack Kerouac

Good

$30.00

 

Same

Good, stamp on cover

$25.00

July, 1959

Swimsuit Sail cover. The Little World of Oscar Levant, Beat Poems by Kerouac, Corso, Ginsberg, The Coffee Houses of America

G/VG**

$35.00

August, 1959

Bosom in Hollywood, Silverstein Among the Arabs, Chicago

Not Available

NA

September, 1959

Pigskin Preview, The Miss America Joke

G/VG**

$35.00

 

Same

G/VG

$35.00

 

Same

G/VG – no centerfold

$10.00

October, 1959

Kim Novak, Elaine Stewart, Silverstein on Safari in Africa, Jazz Poll

G/VG**

$45.00

November, 1959

And So to Bed, Bedroom Attire, Sleep, Satire by Andy Rooney

Good, stain

$25.00

December, 1959

Sixth Anniversary Issue. Fiction by Jack Kerouac, Roald Dahl, Sherlock Holmes Satire by Gahan Wilson

G/VG**

$50.00

 

Same

Good, chipped upper edge

$35.00

 

**With small 2 or 4 digit year number written in ink by month on front cover

 

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