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. (316)

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.  

S1250-0003 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 $8.00 #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 $8.00 #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)
S1250-0028 1906/08/12 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Uncle Geo. Washington Bings(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0031 1906/08/26 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Stuttering Sam(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0035 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)
S1250-0036 1906/09/09 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0038 1906/09/16 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0039 1906/09/16 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0041 1906/09/23 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Lulu & Leander(H), BW Maud by Frederick Opper(H)
S1250-0043 1906/09/30 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Lulu & Leander(H), BW Foxy Grandpa(H)
S1250-0044 1906/09/30 - F BWR FR/FR/G $5.00 No reverse
S1250-0047 1906/10/14 - F FR/FR/FR-G $8.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Stuttering Sam(H)
S1250-0049 1906/10/28 - F FR/FR/G $20.00 Halloween Page, On reverse BW Little Johnny(H), BW Maud by Frederick Opper(H)
S1250-0055 1906/12/09 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Simple Simon(H)
S1250-0311 1907/01/13 - F FR-G/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWB Wags(H), Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0312 1907/01/20 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWY Simon Simple(H), Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0313 1907/02/03 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWY Simon Simple(H), Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0314 1907/02/10 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB Simon Simple(H), Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0315 1907/02/17 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWO Wags(H), Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0316 1907/02/24 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWY Wags(H), Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0072 1907/06/02 - F G/FR-G/G $20.00 No reverse
S1250-0073 1907/06/02 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0077 1907/06/30 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW Bub(H), BW Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H)
S1250-0078 1907/06/30 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 No reverse
S1250-0079 1907/06/30 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR $4.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Nicodemus Napoleon(H)
S1250-0085 1907/10/06 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0086 1907/10/06 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0087 1907/10/13 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0088 1907/10/20 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWY Uncle Geo Washington Bings(H), BWY Prof. Fakem(H)
S1250-0089 1907/10/20 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0091 1907/11/03 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0092 1907/11/10 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BW Wags, BW Uncle Geo Washington Bings
S1250-0093 1907/11/10 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0094 1907/11/17 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0095 1907/11/24 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0096 1907/12/01 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0097 1907/12/08 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0098 1907/12/15 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0100 1907/12/22 - F FR/FR/G $10.00 On reverse BWR Wags, BWR Tige
S1250-0101 1907/12/22 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0102 1907/12/22 - F BWBR FR/P/G $5.00 No reverse
S1250-0108 1908/02/23 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mr. Grouch
S1250-0111 1908/03/22 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BWO John Poor John, BWO Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0115 1908/04/05 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0116 1908/04/05 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0118 1908/04/12 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0120 1908/04/19 - F FR-G/FR/G $12.00 On reverse BW John Poor John, BW Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0121 1908/04/19 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0122 1908/04/26 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB John Poor John, BWB Mrs. Rummage
S1250-0147 1908/07/05 - F BWBR G/G/G $20.00 Independence Day Page, No reverse
S1250-0154 1908/07/26 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0160 1908/08/09 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0163 1908/08/16 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0166 1908/08/23 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0169 1908/08/30 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0170 1908/09/06 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0171 1908/09/13 - F BWBR FR-P/FR-P/G $5.00 No reverse
S1250-0173 1908/09/20 - F BWBR G/G/G $15.00 No reverse
S1250-0174 1908/09/27 - F G/G/G $20.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0185 1909/02/14 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BW Wags(H), BW Bub(H)
S1250-0263 1912/12/29 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $15.00 On reverse BWB Dictionary Jaques(H), BWB Bub(H)
S1250-0297 1913/11/09 - F BW G/FR-G/G $8.00 On reverse Noahzark Hotel(F)
S1250-0298 1913/11/16 - F BW G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Doings of the Van Loons(F)
S1250-0299 1913/11/23 - F BW G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Doings of the Van Loons(F)
S1250-0300 1913/11/30 - F BW G/FR-G/G $8.00 On reverse Uncle Jim & Tad & Tim(H),  Nr. Bump's Boarding House(H)

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