Sambo 1905-08

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Sambo (...and his funny Noises, Misto...) by William Marriner (1250-) 1st Sunday April 2, 1905?- Created by William Marriner & Otis Wood in 1905, Sambo is a gag strip whose central themes were mostly racially insensitive stereotypes.   The main character was Sambo, a neighborhood pre-adolescent who had a habit of getting into comic trouble.    The distasteful portrayals of Sambo's attitude and speach were intended to add humor.   Close to 100 years after their printing, those portrayals are shockingly insensitive.  Each page of Sambo is a view into an era of racial ignorance which should never happen again.   The market for Sambo is quite hot, more than likely attributable to the historic significance of the strip.  Offered exclusively as a sunday, collectors pay high premium for color versions when available.     
Sunday Comics Links ---> Sambo - 1905-1908 Sambo 1909-Up

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes

Note:  The source for the date of the first Sambo sunday is not confirmed with multiple sources.  1905, April 2 is the earliest I have personally seen and is also the earliest listed in inventory at the Ohio State University Libraries, San Francisco Academy of Newspaper Comics - Billy Ireland collection.  If anyone out there has an earlier strip or an authoritative source with the first appearance date,  please, please, please, contact me.  

S1250-0001 1905/04/02 - F G/FR-G/G $125.00 #1?, Half on full w/The Teasers by CW Kahles(H), No reverse
S1250-0002 1905/04/23 - F G/FR-G/G $35.00 #2?, Half on full w/Billy Bounce by CW Kahles(H), No reverse
S1250-0003 1905/04/30 - F WR G/FR-G/G $20.00 #3?, Half on full w/WR Glad Rags by Wm. Marriner(H), No reverse
S1250-0004 1905/05/07 - F WR G/FR-G/G $20.00 #4?, Half on full w/WR Willie(H), No reverse
S1250-0005 1905/05/14 - F G/FR-G/G $15.00 #5?, Half on full w/Billy Bounce by CW Kahles(H), No reverse
S1250-0006 1905/05/21 - F G/FR-G/G $15.00 #6?, Half on full w/Simon Simple by Ed Carey(H), No reverse
S1250-0007 1905/05/28 - F WR G/FR-G/G $8.00 #7A? (two different Sambo within the same sunday paper),  Half on full w/WR Simon Simple by Ed Carey(H), No reverse
S1250-0008 1905/05/28 - F G/FR-G/G $15.00 #7B? (two different Sambo within the same sunday paper), Half on full w/Herr Spiegelberger by Carl Anderson(H), No reverse
S1250-0009 1905/06/04 - F G/FR-G/G $15.00 #9?, Half on full w/Simon Simple by Ed Carey(H), No reverse
S1250-0010 1905/06/18 - F WO G/FR-G/G $8.00 #10?, Half on full w/WO The Teasers by CW Kahles(H), No reverse
S1250-0011 1905/12/10 - F FR/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BWB Herr Spiegelberger(H), BWB Christmas in the Jungle(H)
S1250-0012 1906/03/25 - F FR-G/FR-G/VG $15.00 On reverse BW The Teasers(H), BW Fun in the Jungle(H)
S1250-0013 1906/03/25 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW The Teasers(H), BW Fun in the Jungle(H)
S1250-0014 1906/04/15 - F FR/FR/FR-G $8.00 On reverse BWB Bobby(H), Master Tommy Pip(H)
S1250-0015 1906/04/15 - F FR/FR-P/FR-G $8.00 On reverse BW House of Mirth(H), BW Sam Lee(H)
S1250-0016 1906/06/08 - F FR-P/FR-P/G $5.00 On reverse BW Herr Spiegelberger(H), BW Tommy Pip(H)
S1250-0017 1906/06/25 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW House of Mirthy(H), BW Tommy Pip(H)
S1250-0018 1906/07/22 - F FR-G/G/FR-G $15.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Unc. Geo. Washington(H)
S1250-0019 1906/08/26 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Stuttering Sam(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0020 1906/09/09 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Uncle Geo Washington(H), BW Stuttering Sam(H)
S1250-0021 1906/09/09 - F FR-G/FR/G $15.00 On reverse BW No Wedding Bells by Jimmy Swinnerton(H), BW Maud by Frederick Opper(H)
S1250-0022 1906/09/16 - F G/G/VG $24.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0023 1906/09/16 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0024 1906/09/23 - F FR-G/FR-G/VG $15.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simon Simple(H)
S1250-0025 1906/09/23 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Lulu & Leander(H), BW Maud by Frederick Opper(H)
S1250-0026 1906/09/30 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Lulu & Leander(H), BW Foxy Grandpa(H)
S1250-0027 1906/10/07 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Stuttering Sam(H)
S1250-0028 1906/10/14 - F FR-G/FR/VG $15.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Stuttering Sam(H)
S1250-0029 1906/10/14 - F FR/FR/FR-G $8.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Stuttering Sam(H)
S1250-0030 1906/10/28 - F G/G/VG $35.00 Halloween Page, On reverse BW Bub(H), BW It was the Cat(H)
S1250-0031 1906/10/28 - F FR/FR/G $20.00 Halloween Page, On reverse BW Little Johnny(H), BW Maud by Frederick Opper(H)
S1250-0032 1906/11/04 - F FR/FR/VG $10.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Stuttering Sam(H)
S1250-0033 1906/11/11 - F G/G/VG $24.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0034 1906/11/18 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0035 1906/11/25 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Simple Simon(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0036 1906/12/09 - F FR-G/FR-G/VG $15.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0037 1906/12/09 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0038 1906/12/23 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0039 1906/12/30 - F G/G/VG $24.00 On reverse BW Charlie & George(H), BW Maud by Frederick Opper(H)
S1250-0040 1906 - 1F G/G/G $20.00 "Rides Ice-Block down street", On reverse BW Uncle Geo. Washington(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0041 1906 - 1F G/G/G $20.00 "Plays Piano in the Street", On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0042 1906 - 1F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 "Brings Lunch & Things to JunkShop", On reverse BW Uncle Geo Washington(H), BW Herr Spiegelberger(H)
S1250-0043 1906 - 1F G/G/VG $24.00 "Lobster in a Red Box", On reverse BW Simple Simon(H), BW Herr Spiegelberger(H)
S1250-0044 1906 - 1F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 "Goes to Penny Savings Bank", On reverse BW House of Mirth(H), BW Tommy Pip(H)
S1250-0045 1907/02/10 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0046 1907/02/17 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0047 1907/03/31 - F FR/FR/FR-G $8.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0048 1907/04/07 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0049 1907/04/14 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0050 1907/04/21 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0051 1907/04/28 - F G/FR-G/G $10.00 Half on Full w/Bub by Everett Lowry(H), No reverse
S1250-0052 1907/05/12 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Dear Little Bunk(H), BW No Wedding Bells for him by Jimmy Swinnerton
S1250-0053 1907/05/12 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0054 1907/05/19 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BWR No Wedding Bells for him by Jimmy Swinnerton, BWR Alphonse & Gaston by Frederick Opper
S1250-0055 1907/05/19 - F FR-P/FR-P/G $4.00 No reverse
S1250-0056 1907/05/26 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0057 1907/06/02 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0058 1907/06/02 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0059 1907/06/09 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0060 1907/06/16 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0061 1907/06/23 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0062 1907/06/30 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington(H)
S1250-0063 1907/06/30 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 No reverse
S1250-0064 1907/06/30 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Nicodemus Napoleon(H)
S1250-0065 1907/07/07 - F FR-G/FR/G $15.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Nicodemus Napoleon(H)
S1250-0066 1907/07/21 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Bub, BW Uncle Geo Washington
S1250-0067 1907/07/28 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW Nicodemus Napoleon, BW Wags
S1250-0068 1907/08/18 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWP Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper, BWP Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S1250-0069 1907/09/01 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Bub, BW Uncle Geo Washington
S1250-0070 1907/10/06 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0071 1907/10/06 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0072 1907/10/13 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0073 1907/10/20 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWY Uncle Geo Washington(H), BWY Prof. Fakem(H)
S1250-0074 1907/10/20 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0075 1907/10/27 - F BWBR FR-G/FR/G $15.00 Halloween Page, No reverse
S1250-0076 1907/11/03 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0077 1907/11/10 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Uncle Geo Washington
S1250-0078 1907/11/10 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0079 1907/11/17 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0080 1907/11/24 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0081 1907/12/01 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0082 1907/12/08 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0083 1907/12/15 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0084 1907/12/22 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Mr.s Rummage, BW John Poor Johne
S1250-0085 1907/12/22 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWR Wags, BWR Tige
S1250-0086 1907/12/22 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0087 1907/12/22 - F BWBR FR/P/G $5.00 No reverse
S1250-0088 1907/12/29 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWR Wags, BWR Nicodemus Napoleon
S1250-0089 1908/01/26 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Bub, BW Wags
S1250-0090 1908/02/09 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0091 1908/02/16 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Wags
S1250-0092 1908/02/23 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BWY John Poor John, BWY Mr. Grouch
S1250-0093 1908/02/23 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mr. Grouch
S1250-0094 1908/03/01 - F FR/FR-P/FR $8.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0095 1908/03/08 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0096 1908/03/22 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BWO John Poor John, BWO Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0097 1908/03/22 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0098 1908/03/29 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0099 1908/04/05 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB Wags, BWB Bub
S1250-0100 1908/04/05 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0101 1908/04/05 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0102 1908/04/12 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BWP John Poor John, BWP Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0103 1908/04/12 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0104 1908/04/19 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BWR Wags, BWR Bub
S1250-0105 1908/04/19 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0106 1908/04/19 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0107 1908/04/26 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0108 1908/04/26 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0109 1908/05/03 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0110 1908/05/03 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0111 1908/05/03 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0112 1908/05/10 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0113 1908/05/10 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0114 1908/05/17 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0115 1908/05/17 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0116 1908/05/24 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0117 1908/05/24 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0118 1908/05/31 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0119 1908/05/31 - F FR/FR/G $8.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0120 1908/05/31 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0121 1908/06/07 - F G/G/FR-G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0122 1908/06/07 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0123 1908/06/07 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0124 1908/06/14 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0125 1908/06/21 - F G/G/FR-G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0126 1908/06/21 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0127 1908/06/21 - F BWBR G/FR-G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0128 1908/06/28 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0129 1908/06/28 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0130 1908/07/05 - F G/G/VG $30.00 Independence Day Page, On reverse BW Mamma's Girl(H), BW Inquisitive Clarence(H)
S1250-0131 1908/07/05 - F G/G/G $30.00 Independence Day Page, On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0132 1908/07/05 - F BWBR G/G/G $20.00 Independence Day Page, No reverse
S1250-0133 1908/07/12 - F G/FR/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Jessie's Brother Jack(H), BW Uncle Ned(H)
S1250-0134 1908/07/12 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0135 1908/07/12 - F BWBR G/G/FR-G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0136 1908/07/19 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0137 1908/07/19 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0138 1908/07/26 - F G/G/FR-G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0139 1908/07/26 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0140 1908/08/02 - F G/G/VG $24.00 On reverse BWY Cousin Bill(H), BWY Uncle Ned(H)
S1250-0141 1908/08/02 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0142 1908/08/02 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0143 1908/08/09 - F G/G/VG $24.00 On reverse BWY Jessie's Brother Jack(H), BWY Cousin Bill(H)
S1250-0144 1908/08/09 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0145 1908/08/09 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0146 1908/08/16 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Rosy Posy(H), BW Jessie's Brother Jack(H)
S1250-0147 1908/08/16 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0148 1908/08/16 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0149 1908/08/23 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Mama's Girl(H), BW Jack got even(H)
S1250-0150 1908/08/23 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0151 1908/08/23 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0152 1908/08/30 - F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Mooney Miggles(H), BW Jessie's Brother Jack(H)
S1250-0153 1908/08/30 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0154 1908/08/30 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0155 1908/09/06 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0156 1908/09/13 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0157 1908/09/20 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0158 1908/09/20 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0159 1908/09/27 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0160 1908/09/27 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0161 1908 - 1F G/G/G $35.00 Halloween Page!, On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0162 1908 - 1F G/G/G $20.00 "A reward is posted for Sambo". On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0163 1908 - 1F G/G/G $20.00 "Rides out of the Pond on the Big Fish". On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0164 1908 - 1F G/G/VG $24.00 "Sambo steals the Watermelon". On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0165 1908 - 1F G/G/G $20.00 "Sambo Ice Skating". On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0166 1908 - 1F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 "Sambo's Magic Show". On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
S1250-0167 1908 - 1F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 "Sambo gets chased across the Brook". On reverse BW Wags, BW Bub
Sunday Comics Links ---> Sambo - 1905-1908 Sambo 1909-Up

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