Room and Board

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Room and Board by Gene Ahern (1230-) - 1st appearance 1936, The story of Homer Augustus Puffle is a direct take-off of Ahern's earlier success, Our Boarding House.   Set in a boarding house. Puffle was the central character, a retired judge whose days of the past were the fodder of epic boasts.    The action of the strip was the judge usually trying to find a way to enjoy his recreation, in spite of his wife Nora.   Both the dailies and sundays were gag strips although the was occasional short-lived continuity when Puffle was telling tales of his past to the kids of the boarding house.   Generally recognized as inferior to Our Boarding House, Room & Board was still very funny.   Ahern may have toned down his acidic humor in this strip, but he did not lose his wonderful sense of irony.    The market for Room & Board is good.   Both dailies and sundays sell OK at standard gag strip prices.
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Room & Board - Sundays Room & Board - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
D1230-0001 1936/09/13 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H) by Gene Ahern, , On reverse Ovaltine ad(F)
D1230-0002 1936 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (8/2)
D1230-0003 1937 - 2F G/G/VG $6.00 2 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(2H) by Gene Ahern, on reverse Heros of American History(1H), Little Annie Rooney(1H), Bungle Family(1F) (1/10, 2/21)
D1230-0004 1937 - 2H G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Little Annie Rooney(1H), Heroes of American History(1H) (2/28, 3/28)
D1230-0005 1938 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Ripley's Believe it or not(1H) (11/27)
D1230-0006 1939 - 5F G/G/VG $15.00 5 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(5H) by Gene Ahern, on reverse Timid Soul(3H), Blondie(1TT) (1/18, 3/19 4/16, 4/30, 5/21)
D1230-0007 1939 - 7H G/G/G $7.00 On reverse Henry(1H), Ripley's Believe it or not(2H) (4/30, 5/7, 7/16, 8/13, 8/27, 9/24, 11/5)
D1230-0008 1940 - 1F G/G/VG $3.00 1 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H) by Gene Ahern, on reverse Nebbs(H), Oxydol ad(H) (10/20)
D1230-0009 1940 - 4H FR-G/FR-G/FRG $3.00 On reverse Prince Albert ads(3H) (3/3, 3/31, 6/9, 6/16)
D1230-0010 1941 - 3F G/G/VG $9.00 3 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(3H) by Gene Ahern, on reverse Ripleys(1H), Tillie the Toiler(1TT), Toots & Casper(1TT) (5/25, 10/5, 10/19)
D1230-0011 1941 - 7H G/G/G $7.00 On reverse Toots and Casper(1H) (2/2, 3/30, 6/1, 7/13, 8/24, 8/31, 9/28)
D1230-0012 1942 - 5H G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Henry(1H), Tillie the Toiler(1H), Family Portraits(1H), Skippy(1H) (1/3, 4/19, 4/26, 7/19, 9/6)
D1230-0013 1943/07/11 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H) by Gene Ahern, , On reverse Off the Record(H)
D1230-0014 1943 - 5H G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Prince Albert ad(1TH) (1/17, 2/21, 2/28, 4/25, 5/23)
D1230-0015 1944 - 14TH G/G/VG $7.00 On reverse Squirrel Cage(1TH), Little King(1TH), Little Iodine(11H), Little Annie Rooney(1TH) (1/16, 6/4, 6/18-7/2, 7/16, 7/23, 8/13, 9/10, 10/1-10/22, 11/12)
D1230-0016 1945 - 16TH G/G/VG $8.00 On reverse Squirrel Cage(1TH), Tippie(1TH), Little Iodine(5H), Henry(1TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH), Barney Google(1TH), Col Potterby(2TH), Little King(1TH) (1/28, 2/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/21, 7/22, 10/21, 11/11, 11/18, 12/16-12/30)
D1230-0017 1946 - 22TH FR-G/FR-G/G $7.00 On reverse Little Iodine(8TH), Tippie(2TH), Henry(5TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH) (1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/17, 4/14, 4/28, 5/26, 6/2, 6/30, 7/7, 7/21-9/1, 9/15, 12/29)
D1230-0018 1947 - 4TH FR-G/FR-G/G $1.00 On reverse Tippie(2TH), Dinglehoofer(1TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH) (9/28, 10/12-10/26)
D1230-0019 1948 - 19TH FR-G/FR-G/G $6.00 On reverse Tippie(4TH), Toots & Casper(2TH), Col. Poterby(1TH), Right around Home(1TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH), Barney Google(1TH) (1/18, 2/8, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/23-6/13, 6/27, 8/1, 8/8, 8/22, 9/5, 10/17, 10/31, 11/28, 12/12)
D1230-0020 1952 - 13Q G/G/VG-EX $4.50 On reverse Jackson Twins(3Q), Ripleys believe it or not(2Q), Little Debbie(1Q) (2/3, 4/27, 6/15, 6/22, 7/13, 8/10, 9/21, 10/5, 11/23-12/14, 12/28)
D1230-0021 1953 - 1Q G/G/VG-EX $1.00 On reverse Our Own Oddities(1Q) (2/22)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D1230-0001 Room and Board 1937/03 - 27 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0002 Room and Board 1937/09 - 26 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0003 Room and Board 1937/12 - 26 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0004 Room and Board 1939/03 - 27 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0005 Room and Board 1939/04 - 25 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0006 Room and Board 1940/01 - 25 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0007 Room and Board 1940/02 - 25 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0008 Room and Board 1940/04 - 27 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0009 Room and Board 1940 - 17 6SQ FR $2.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0010 Room and Board 1941/02 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0011 Room and Board 1941/06 - 27 4&6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0012 Room and Board 1941/06 - 26 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0013 Room and Board 1941/07 - 25 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0014 Room and Board 1941/08 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0015 Room and Board 1941 - 14 6SQ G $3.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0016 Room and Board 1942/01 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0017 Room and Board 1942/05 - 25 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0018 Room and Board 1942/06 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0019 Room and Board 1942/07 - 27 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0020 Room and Board 1942/08 - 26 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0021 Room and Board 1942/09 - 26 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0022 Room and Board 1942/10 - 27 6SQ G $8.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0023 Room and Board 1942/09&10 - 33 4SQ G $7.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0024 Room and Board 1943/02 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0025 Room and Board 1943/11 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0026 Room and Board 1943/12 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0027 Room and Board 1944 -12 4SQ G $2.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0028 Room and Board 1945/05 - 27 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0029 Room and Board 1945/06 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0030 Room and Board 1945/09 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0031 Room and Board 1945/10 - 27 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0032 Room and Board 1948/01 - 25 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0033 Room and Board 1948/02 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0034 Room and Board 1948/03 - 27 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0035 Room and Board 1948/04 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0036 Room and Board 1950/01 - 17 4SQ G $3.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0037 Room and Board 1950/02 - 20 4SQ G $4.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0038 Room and Board 1950/03 - 23 4SQ G $4.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0039 Room and Board 1950/04 - 18 4SQ G $3.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0040 Room and Board 1950/05 - 21 4SQ G $4.00 by Gene Ahern (1 is Damaged)
D1230-0041 Room and Board 1950/06 - 21 4SQ G $4.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0042 Room and Board 1951/06 - 10 4SQ G $2.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0043 Room and Board 1951/09 - 13 4SQ G $2.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0044 Room and Board 1951/10 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0045 Room and Board 1951/11 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0046 Room and Board 1951/12 - 24 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0047 Room and Board 1952/03 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0048 Room and Board 1952/04 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0049 Room and Board 1952/12 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
D1230-0050 Room and Board 1954/04 - 26 4SQ G $5.00 by Gene Ahern
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Room & Board - Sundays Room & Board - Dailies

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