Merely Margy

Andy Madura's Comics & Paper Collectibles

Andrew Madura, 1265 Fran Mar Ct, Clermont, FL 34711

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Merely Margy (Oh! Margy!) by John Held Jr.  (0920-) - 1st appearance 1927, 1st Sunday 1929 - Merely Margy was the Flapper strip creation of John Held Jr., one of the most distinctive artists of the 1920's.  Margy as a character,  reflected the sensibilities of the roaring 20's era.  She would lounge, laugh and live a carefree existence while being hunted by endless witless suitors.  This formula was repeated in gags on a daily and weekly basis.    The real attraction of the strip was the art of Held.   A body of work in magazines and in syndicated sunday inserts preceeded Margy, so Held's reputation with the public was already sealed.    The artwork, which is distinctly cartoony with an economy of detail and exaggeration of facial expression, has caught the attention of readers and collectors for decades.     There is no mistaking John Held's work in this strip or in his other strips and advertising work.   The market for Margy is strong, collectors love the fulls which usually contained a 'Joe Prep' topper.   The strip only lasted into the mid 1930's so supply is a little short.   This drives prices to a moderate premium, both for dailies and sundays. 

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0920-0001 1929/11/10 - F G/G/G $10.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0002 1929/11/29 - F G/G/G $10.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0003 1929/12/01 - F G/G/G $10.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0004 1929/12/08 - F G/G/G $10.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0005 1929/12/15 - F G/G/G $10.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0006 1930/01/19 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0007 1930/02/09 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0008 1930/02/16 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0009 1930/02/23 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0010 1930/03/02 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0011 1930/03/09 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0012 1930/03/16 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0013 1930/03/23 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0014 1930/04/06 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0015 1930/04/13 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0016 1930/04/27 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0017 1930/05/04 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0018 1930/05/11 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0019 1930/05/18 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0020 1930/05/25 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0021 1930/06/01 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0022 1930/06/08 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0023 1930/06/22 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0024 1930/06/29 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0025 1930/07/06 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0026 1930/07/13 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0027 1930/07/20 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0028 1930/07/27 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0029 1930/08/03 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0030 1930/08/10 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0031 1930/08/17 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0032 1930/08/24 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0033 1930/08/31 - F G/G/VG $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Boob McNutt by Rube Goldberg
S0920-0034 1930/08/31 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0035 1930/09/14 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0036 1930/09/21 - F G/G/G $8.00 w/Joe Prep, on reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S0920-0037 1932 - 1F G/G/VG $6.00 '..of the Movies', no reverse

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