Fritzi Ritz

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Fritzi Ritz by Ernie Bushmiller (0550-) 1st Appearance October 9, 1922  1st Sunday,  1929 - Fritzi Ritz is best known for being the strip from which Nancy spun-off from.  In it's own right, Fritzi Ritz was a fine offering by Ernie Bushmiller which contained gags just as funny as those in Nancy.  Fritzi Ritz started as a flapper strip of the 1920's.  The character's appearance evolved past the flapper stage, but the gag-line stayed fairly close to the 1920's formula of a zany girl being followed by her beau (in this case Phil Fumble).  Nancy showed up in the early 1930's on a visit and zig-zagged in and out of this strip until it ended in the late 1960's.   The market for Fritzi Ritz is fairly strong.  Since the strip started in the 1920's when most strips were still full-size, collectors flock to those.  Those command a very modest premium above the common strip.  The only other real premium strips are the first appearance strips of Nancy.  In all, Fritzi Ritz is an economical, high quality buy.
Sunday Comics Links ---> Fritzi Ritz - Sundays Fritzi Ritz - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0550-0001 1932/04/10 - F G/FR-G/G $5.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S0550-0002 1932/04/10 - F FR-G/FR/G $3.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S0550-0003 1932/05/29 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S0550-0004 1933/05/28 - F BWRY FR/FR-P/G $1.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse The Smythes by Rea Irvin
S0550-0005 1933/07/16 - F BWRY FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse The Smythes by Rea Irvin
S0550-0006 1933/07/23 - F BWRY FR/FR-P/G $1.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse Mr & Mrs by Clare Briggs
S0550-0007 1933/07/23 - T BWO G/G/G $2.00 w/Phil Fumble, On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0550-0008 1934/04/01 - F G/G/G $5.00 Half on Full w/Phil Fumble(H), On reverse BWP Buster Beans by Robert Dickey
S0550-0009 1934 - 6T, 1H (1H is BWP) G-VG/G-VG/VG $18.00 6HT on Tab w/Phil Fumble(6HT), On reverse Joe Palooka(3T) Little Mary MIxup(3T)   (1/21, 3/4, 6/24, 7/8, 9/9, 11/11, 11/25)
S0550-0010 1935 - 9T G-VG/G/VG $18.00 9HT on Tab w/Phil Fumble(9HT), On reverse How it Began(7T), Joe Palooka(1T), Joe Jinks(1T) (3/31, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18, 11/3, 11/17, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)
S0550-0011 1935 - 9T G-VG/G/VG $18.00 9HT on Tab w/Phil Fumble(9HT), On reverse Broncho Bill/Bumps(6T), Henry(1T), Joe Jinks(2T) (1/5, 12/12, 2/23, 10/25, 11/1, 11/22, 12/13-12/27)
S0550-0012 1936/02/23 - T FR-G/FR/G $1.00 HT on Tab w/Phil Fumble(HT) & Play Money, On reverse Henry by Carl Anderson w/Play Money
S0550-0013 1936/12/27 - T G/G/G $1.00 HT on Tab w/Fleischman's Yeast ad(HT), On reverse Abie the Agent(T)
S0550-0014 1936 - 2H G/G/G $4.00 No reverse (6/7, 6/21)
S0550-0015 1937/02/07 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Phil Fumble(H), On reverse Big Chief Wahoo by Saunders & Woggon
S0550-0016 1937/02/14 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Phil Fumble(H), On reverse Big Chief Wahoo by Saunders & Woggon
S0550-0017 1937/02/28 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Phil Fumble(H), On reverse Big Chief Wahoo by Saunders & Woggon
S0550-0018 1937/03/07 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Phil Fumble(H), On reverse Big Chief Wahoo by Saunders & Woggon
S0550-0019 1937 - 16T VG/VG/VG $32.00 HT on Tab w/Phil Fumble(16HT), On reverse Ella Cinders(3T), Joe Jinks(9T), Broncho Bill/Bumps(2T), Henry(1T), Captain & the Kids/Hawkshaw(1T) (5/30, 7/4-9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 12/26)
S0550-0020 1938 - 24T VG/VG/VG $48.00 HT on Tab w/Phil Fumble(24HT), On reverse Ella Cinders(22T), Joe Jinks(2T) (1/9-4/24, 5/8-6/26)
S0550-0021 1941 - 1T, 14H G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse Ella Cinder(1T), Draftie(1H), Crazy Quilt(2H), Mickey Finn(1T), Abbie an' Slats(6H) (2/23-3/9, 5/11, 5/25-6/15, 10/19-11/2, 11/16, 11/23 12/7, 12/28)
S0550-0022 1942 - 13H G/FR-G/G $13.00 On reverse Brenda Breeze(3H), Ella Cinder(1H), Draftie(1H) (1/4-2/8, 3/22, 3/29, 5/10, 6/7, 6/21, 9/6, 9/13)
S0550-0023 1943/08/08 - T G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Grin and Bear It by Todd Lichty
S0550-0024 1945/11/25 - T VG/G/VG $1.00 HT on Tab w/Captain & the Kids, No reverse
S0550-0025 1947/07/20 - T VG/G/VG $1.00 HT on Tab w/Captain & the Kids, On reverse Priscilla's Pop(1T)
S0550-0026 1947/09/21 - T FR/G/FR $1.00 HT on Tab w/Captain & the Kids, On reverse This Curious World(HT), Out Our Way(HT)
S0550-0027 1949 - 4T, 2HT G/FR-G/VG $4.00 On reverse Abbie & Slats(4T) (7/3, 11/13, 12/4-12/25)
S0550-0028 1951/04 - 5T G/G/VG $5.00 On reverse Abbie & Slats(5T) (4/1-4/29)
S0550-0029 1953 - 2T VG/VG/VG $2.00 On reverse Captain and the Kids(2T) (12/6, 12/20)
S0550-0030 1954 - 14T, 1HT VG/VG/VG $14.00 On reverse Captain and the Kids(14T) (1/3-1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 5/2-5/30, 6/13, 6/20, 9/5)
S0550-0031 1955 - 3T VG/VG/VG $14.00 On reverse Captain and the Kids(3T) (12/11-12/25)
S0550-0032 1956-61 - 3TH G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (1956:7/22 1958:11/16 1961:9/17)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D0550-0001 Fritzi Ritz 1945/10&11 - 41 4C G $10.00 by Ernie Bushmiller
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