Room and Board

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

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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
S1230-0001 1936/08/16 - F G/G/G $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Pete the Tramp(F)
S1230-0002 1936/08/23 - F G/G/VG- $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Pete the Tramp(F)
S1230-0003 1936/08/30 - F VG/VG/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Pete the Tramp(F)
S1230-0004 1936/09/13 - F VG/VG/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Ovaltine ad(F)
S1230-0005 1936/09/20 - F VG/VG/VG $5.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Radio Patrol(H), Fleischman's Yeast ad(H)
S1230-0006 1936/09/27 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Little King(H), Colgate ad(H)
S1230-0007 1936/10/11 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Heroes of American History(H), Little Annie Rooney(H)
S1230-0008 1936/10/18 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Heroes of American History(H), Little Annie Rooney(H)
S1230-0009 1936/10/25 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Little King(H), Lifesavers ad(H)
S1230-0010 1936/11/01 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Heroes of American History(H), Little Annie Rooney(H)
S1230-0011 1936/11/08 - F VG/VG/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Heroes of American History(H), Little Annie Rooney(H)
S1230-0012 1936/11/29 - F G/G/VG $8.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Little King(H), Chicago Herald Comics ad featuring Popeye, King of the Royal Mounted, Skippy and many others(H)
S1230-0013 1936/12/06 - F G/G/VG $3.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Ovaltine ad(F)
S1230-0014 1936 - 3H G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Little Annie Rooney(2H) (6/21, 7/5, 8/2)
S1230-0015 1937 - 9F G/G/VG $27.00 9 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(9H), on reverse Little King(3H), Pete the Tramp(4H), Little Annie Rooney(3H), Tim Tyler's Luck(1H), King of the Royal Mounted(1H), Toots & Casper(1H), Barney Google(1H), Nebbs (1H), Simp O'Dill(1H), Heroes of American History(2H) (1/10, 2/7, 2/21, 5/16, 7/4, 8/29, 12/5, 12/19, 12/26)
S1230-0016 1937 - 11H G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Little Annie Rooney(2H), Nebbs(1H), Simp O'Dill(3H), Heroes of American History(1H), Toots & Casper(2H), Barney Google(1H), Tillie the Toiler(1H) (2/28, 3/7, 3/28, 4/18, 5/9, 5/23, 7/11, 7/18, 8/22, 9/5, 10/24)
S1230-0017 1938 - 15F G/G/VG $45.00 15 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(15H), on reverse Ripleys(8H), Little King(3H), Nebbs(1H), Simp O'dill(1H), Pete the Tramp(3H), Little King(3H), Little Annie Rooney(3H), Tim Tyler's Luck(3H) (2/6, 2/27, 4/24, 5/15, 5/29, 7/10, 8/14, 9/18, 9/25, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6-11/20, 12/25)
S1230-0018 1938 - 8H G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Little King(2H), Pete the Tramp(1H) (5/1, 7/24, 7/31, 9/11, 10/2, 11/27-12/11)
S1230-0019 1939 - 15F G/G/VG $45.00 15 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(15H), on reverse (1/1-2/5, 2/19, 3/5-3/19, 4/16-4/30, 5/14, 5/21)
S1230-0020 1939 - 10H G/G/G $10.00 On reverse Henry(1H), Ripley's Believe it or not(2H), Little King(2H) (3/26, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/28, 7/16, 8/13, 8/27, 9/24, 11/5)
S1230-0021 1940 - 1F G/G/VG $3.00 1 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), on reverse Nebbs(H), Oxydol ad(H) (10/20)
S1230-0022 1940 - 31H G/G/VG $31.00 On reverse Little Annie Rooney(1H), Nebbs(2H) (1/28-2/18, 3/3-3/17, 3/31-6/16, 7/14, 9/1, 9/22-11/17, 12/8)
S1230-0023 1941 - 4F G/G/VG $12.00 3 Halfs on Full w/Squirrel Cage(3H), on reverse Ripleys(2H), Tillie the Toiler(1TT), Toots & Casper(1TT) (5/25, 10/5-10/19)
S1230-0024 1941 - 26H G/G/G $26.00 On reverse Nebbs(2H), Henry(1H), Toots and Casper(1H) (1/12-2/2, 2/16, 2/23, 3/30-4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/18-6/1, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 8/31, 9/28, 10/5, 10/26, 12/14-12/28)
S1230-0025 1942 - 20H G/G/G $20.00 On reverse Henry(1H), Tillie the Toiler(1H), Family Portraits(1H), Skippy(1H) (1/4, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 4/19, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21-7/19, 9/6-9/20, 11/15)
S1230-0026 1943/07/11 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 Half on Full w/Squirrel Cage(H), On reverse Off the Record(H)
S1230-0027 1943 - 11H, 8TH G/G/G $15.00 On reverse Tillie the Toiler(1H), Little King(2TH), Barney Google(2TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH) (1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28, 3/28-4/25, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, 8/22, 10/10-10/24, 11/7, 11/7, 12/19)
S1230-0028 1944 - 17TH G/G/VG $8.50 On reverse Squirrel Cage(1TH), Little King(1TH), Little Iodine(11H), Little Annie Rooney(1TH) (1/9, 1/16, 2/6, 6/4, 6/18-7/2, 7/16, 7/23, 8/13, 9/10, 9/24-10/22, 11/12)
S1230-0029 1945 - 23TH G/G/VG $11.50 On reverse Squirrel Cage(3TH), Tippie(1TH), Little Iodine(5H), Henry(4TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH), Barney Google(1TH), Col Potterby(2TH), Little King(3TH) (1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 3/11-3/25, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/21, 7/22-8/5, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 11/14-11/18, 12/16-12/30)
S1230-0030 1946 - 28TH FR-G/FR-G/G $10.00 On reverse Little Iodine(9TH), Tippie(2TH), Henry(7TH), Little Annie Rooney(2TH), Right around Home(1TH), Squirrel Cage(1TH) (1/6-1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/17, 4/14-4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/2, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/21-9/1, 9/15, 11/24, 12/15, 12/29)
S1230-0031 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)
S1230-0032 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)
S1230-0033 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)
S1230-0034 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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