Our Boarding House

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

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Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) by Gene Ahern (1060-) 1st appearance 1921, 1st Sunday 1924 - The antics of Major Hoople was the centerpoint of over 60 years of Our Boarding House.  Created in 1921 by Gene Ahern, the daily strip was always a single panel gag strip usually illustrating the boastful eccentricities of Hoople.   The rotund fez-capped Hoople was semi-delusional in portraying his own self importance.   Hoople was actually the retired husband of Martha, the owner of the Boarding House.    Together, they would service many an unusual boarder through many eras.   The market for Our Boarding House is quite strong, but equally strong supply keeps the prices reasonable.    Collectors love the full-color fulls of the 1930's.   Dailies sell just as well as sundays.
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Our Boarding House - Sundays Our Boarding House - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1060-0001 1932 - 3F BW VG/VG/VG $3.00 w/Nut Bros, No reverse (6/12-6/26)
S1060-0002 1934 - 2F FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 w/Nut Bros, on reverse Nipper by Clare Dwiggins(2F) (4/15, 4/22)
S1060-0003 1937 - 1T, 2H FR-G/FR-G/G $3.00 1T w/Nut Bros, on reverse Elmer(1T) (5/9, 8/22, 12/26)
S1060-0004 1938 - 10T, 3H G/G/G $23.00 10T w/Nut Bros, on reverse Joe Palooka(10T), Life's Like That(1H) (1/2, 1/16, 2/20-3/27, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 6/19, 9/18)
S1060-0005 1941 - 1F FR/FR/G $3.00 w/Nut Bros, On reverse Out Our Way(7/13)
S1060-0006 1942 - 7F (1 is BW) G/FR-G/G $14.00 3 w/Nuts Bros, 4 w/Product ads, on reverse Out Our Way(2F), L'il Abner(1H), Nancy(1H), Timid Soul(2H), Our Bill(2H), Grin an' Bear it(1H), Joe Palooka(1H) (3/15, 4/19, 6/7, 10/18, 11/22, 12/13, 12/27)
S1060-0007 1942 - 27H G/G/G $27.00 on reverse Out Our Way(2H), Boots(2H), L'il Abner(1H), Grin an' Bear It(3H), Off The Record(1H), Napoleon(1H), Mary Worth(1H), Life's Like That(1H) (1/4-1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 3/15-6/7, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12, 8/23-9/13, 11/1, 12/20)
S1060-0008 1943 - 10F G/G/G $20.00 w/Product ads, on reverse Off the Record(1H), Jane Arden(3H), Freckles(2H), Our Bill(1H), Polly Pippen(1H, 1TH), Mary Worth(1H, 1TH), Dixie Dugan(2H), Life's Like That(2H), Napoleon(1H), Red Ryder(1H), Joe Palooka(1H) (4/25, 5/2, 5/30-6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/29)
S1060-0009 1943 - 4H, 4TH G/G/G $6.00 on reverse Freckles(1TH), Off The Record(1TH) (8/15, 9/12, 10/17, 10/31-11/21, +1)
S1060-0010 1944 - 3F G/G/G $6.00 w/Product ads, on reverse Out Our Way(2H, 1TH), Freckles(2H, 1TH)(5/14, 7/9, 7/30)
S1060-0011 1944 - 13T, 1H, 7TH, 1HT G/G/G $30.00 13T w/Nut Bros, on reverse Polly Pippen(1TH), Jane Arden(1T), Grin an' Bear It(2TH), Life's Like That(1H), Off The Record(1TH), Mary Worth(1TH), Moon Mullins(11HT), Smilin' Jack(11HT) (1/16, 1/23, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 6/4, 6/25, 10/8, 10/22-12/31)
S1060-0012 1945 - 4F G/G/G $8.00 w/Product ads, on reverse Out Our Way(1TT), Our Bill(1H), Jane Arden(1H, 1TH), Off The Record(1H, 1TH) (3/18, 5/20, 9/30, 10/14)
S1060-0013 1945 - 1T, 3H, 6TH G/G/G $8.00 1T w/Nut Bros, on reverse Off The Record(1H, 1TH), Napoleon(1TH), Joe Palooka(1T), Jane Arden(1H, 1TH) (1/14, 3/4, 3/25, 4/15, 5/27, 6/3, 7/1, 8/19, 9/2, 10/7)
S1060-0014 1946 - 1TH, 2HT G/G/G $1.50 No reverse (1/13, 2/24, 3/31)
S1060-0015 1949 - 4T, 7HT G/G/G $7.50 on reverse Brenda Breeze(4T), Boots(1HT) (3/20, 5/24, 6/12, 7/3, 7/10, 9/25, 11/13, 12/4-12/25)
S1060-0016 1950 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Ella Cinders (4/2)
S1060-0017 1951 - 1T, 1TH G/G/G $1.50 on reverse Brenda Breeze(T) (4/22, 12/30)
S1060-0018 1952 - 5TH G/G/G $1.50 on reverse Priscilla's Pop(4TH), Out Our Way(1TH) (1/13, 3/23, 3/30, 8/31, 10/26)
S1060-0019 1953 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 no reverse (1/11)
S1060-0020 1954 - 3T, 4TH G/G/G $5.00 on reverse Brenda Breeze(3T), Freckles(1TH) (1/3, 1/24, 2/14, 3/21, 4/4, 7/11, 7/18)
S1060-0021 1955 - 2HT G/G/G $1.00 1HT on Tab w/Out Our Way(HT), on reverse Joe Palooka(1T) (1/16, 10/2)
S1060-0022 1956 - 1T, 1TH G/G/G $1.50 on reverse Joe Palooka(1T), Moon Mullins(1TH) (5/13, 7/22)
S1060-0023 1958 - 10TH, 1HT G/G/G $5.50 On reverse Freckles(8TH), Emmy Lou(2TH) (1/26, 2/16-3/9, 4/20, 6/1, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 8/31)
S1060-0024 1959 - 10TH G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Freckles(10TH) (9/13-11/8, 12/27)
S1060-0025 1960 - 6TH G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Freckles(5TH) (1/10-2/14)
S1060-0026 1961 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 on reverse Abbie an' Slats(1TH) (12/31)
S1060-0027 1962 - 7TH G/G/G $3.50 on reverse Priscilla's Pop(3TH), Hi & Lois(1TH), Boots(1TH), Dotty Dripple(1TH), Freckles(1TH) (6/3-6/24, 8/5, 12/2, 12/16)
S1060-0028 1963 - 7TH G/G/G $3.50 on reverse Out Our Way(2TH), Mickey Finn(2TH), Jackson Twins(1TH), Freckles(1TH) (1/6, 1/13, 2/3, 6/2, 8/11, 11/7, 12/29)
S1060-0029 1966 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (10/23)
S1060-0030 1967 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Nancy(1TH) (10/15)
S1060-0031 1968 - 2TH G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (4/21, 8/25)
S1060-0032 1970 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (1/4)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D1060-0001 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1939/04 - 25 5SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0002 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1939/05 - 26 5SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0003 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1939/06 - 26 5SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0004 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/01 - 27 5SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0005 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/01 - 19 5x6R G $6.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0006 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/02 - 16 5x6R G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0007 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/05 - 6 5x6R G $1.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0008 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/06 - 11 5x6R G $3.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0009 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/09 - 16 5x6R G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0010 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/11 - 22 5x6R G $7.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0011 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1940/12 - 19 6SQ G $6.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0012 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1942/03 - 26 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0013 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1942/04 - 20 6SQ G $6.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0014 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1943/04 - 24 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0015 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1944/01 - 26 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0016 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1945/08 - 18 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0017 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1946/04 - 26 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0018 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1950/02 - 24 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0019 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1950/03 - 27 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0020 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1950/04 - 26 4x5R G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0021 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1950/11 - 26 4x5R G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0022 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1951/01 - 27 4x5R G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0023 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1951/02 - 24 4x5R G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0024 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1951/05 - 27 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0025 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1951/06 - 26 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0026 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1955/02 - 21 4SQ G $6.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0027 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1955/03 - 27 4SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1060-0028 Our Boarding House (Major Hoople) 1975 - 13 4SQ G $2.00 by Gene Ahern
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Our Boarding House - Sundays Our Boarding House - Dailies

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