Smilin' Jack

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Smilin' Jack (On The Wing) by Zack Mosley  (1290-) 1st Sunday October 1, 1933, 1st Daily June 15, 1936 - Smilin' Jack was the story of Jack Martin and his round-the-world escapades as a pilot, both military and later commercial.   The strip drew it's original popularity from an era that was fascinated with the airplane and flight.   Zack Mosley, it's creator, rode and partook in that wave.  He was very much an airplane enthusiast and kept up with the technological advances.  Those advances invariably made it into the pages of Smilin' Jack.   The theme of the strip was adventure and crime-fighting.  Jack was the resourceful and fearless center of the strip although he had sidekicks named Fat-Stuff and Pinfeathers to bring in some comic relief.    Smilin' Jack would span the globe stopping smuggling and other crimes in 3-6 month continuous storylines.   The quality of the stories is what kept the strip going for some 40 years, certainly the most popular of all aviation strips.  Most storylines had an element of personal drama usually affecting the lovelife of the dashing Jack Martin.      The market for Smilin' Jack is moderate.   Collectors look for the rarer first year strips, especially the short-lived "On the Wing" versions from 1933.   Dailies actually move better than sundays.
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Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1290-0001 1933/10/08 - HT FR-G/FR-G/G $40.00 #2(On the Wing title), No reverse
S1290-0002 1933/10/22 - F G/G/G $15.00 #4(On the Wing title) Half on Full w/Little Joe(H), on reverse Ovaltine ad featuring Little Orphan Annie Shaker Mug Premium(F)
S1290-0003 1933/10/22 - H G/G/G $15.00 #4(On the Wing title) No reverse
S1290-0004 1933/10/22 - HT G/G/G $10.00 #4(On the Wing title) No reverse
S1290-0005 1933/11/05 - T FR-G/FR/G $10.00 #6(On the Wing title) on reverse Little Orphan Annie
S1290-0006 1933/11/05 - H FR-G/FR/G $8.00 #6(On the Wing title) on reverse Camel cigarette ad featuring Eddie Woods champion broncho rider(H)
S1290-0007 1933/12/03 - HT G/G/G $10.00 #10(On the Wing title) No reverse
S1290-0008 1933/12/17 - T G/G/G $16.00 (On the Wing title) On reverse Strain on the Family Tie(TH)
S1290-0009 1933 - 1H G/G/G $8.00 Smilin' Jack Title, on reverse Streaky by Gus Edson
S1290-0010 1934/06/24 - T G/G/G $6.00 on reverse Strain on the Family Tie(TH)
S1290-0011 1934/07/01 - T G/G/G $6.00 on reverse Dick Tracy by Chester Gould
S1290-0012 1934/07/08 - HT G/G/G $3.00 No reverse
S1290-0013 1934/09/09 - T VG/VG/VG $6.00 on reverse Tiny Tim by Stanley Link
S1290-0014 1934/09/09 - T G/G/VG $6.00 on reverse Smitty by Walter Berndt
S1290-0015 1934/09/09 - H G/G/G $4.00 on reverse Postum ad
S1290-0016 1934/11/11 - T VG/VG/VG $6.00 on reverse Tiny Tim by Stanley Link
S1290-0017 1934/11/11 - H G/G/G $4.00 on reverse If you want to know
S1290-0018 1934/11/25 - T VG/VG/VG $6.00 on reverse Tiny Tim by Stanley Link
S1290-0019 1934/12/16 - T G/G/G $5.00 on reverse Tiny Tim by Stanley Link(TH)
S1290-0020 1934/12/30 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 on reverse Smitty by Walter Berndt
S1290-0020 1934 - 1T, 1H, 1HT G/G/G $12.00 on reverse Tiny Tim(1TH), Strain on the Family Tie(1TH), Smitty(1H), Sweeney & Son(1TH) (undated)
S1290-0021 1935/02/24 - T FR/FR/G $2.00 on reverse Tiny Tim(1TH)
S1290-0022 1935/12 - 3H G/G/VG $12.00 w/Airplane Cut-outs, on reverse Winnie Winkle(1H) (12/8-12/22)
S1290-0023 1935 - 1T, 1HT FR-G/FR/G $2.00 w/Wiley Post Airplane Cut-out, on reverse Smitty(1T) Sweeney & Son(1T) (undated)
S1290-0024 1936/02/02 - T G/G/G $2.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Airplane Cut-out & Little Joe(HT), on reverse Moon Mullins(T)
S1290-0025 1936/04/12 - H G/G/VG $4.00 w/Airplane Cut-out, on reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1290-0026 1936/06/28 - H G/G/VG $4.00 w/Airplane Cut-out, on reverse Bos'n Hal by Frank Martinek
S1290-0027 1936/07 - 3H G/G/VG $12.00 w/Airplane Cut-outs, on reverse Bos'n Hal by Frank Martinek (7/5-7/19)
S1290-0028 1936/08 - 4H, 1HT G/G/VG $17.00 w/Airplane Cut-outs, on reverse Bos'n Hal by Frank Martinek
S1290-0029 1936/10 - 2H G/G/VG $8.00 1 w/Airplane Cut-out, on reverse Willie Winkle (10/4, 10/25)
S1290-0030 1936/11 - 2H FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 on reverse Sweeney & Son(1H), Harold Teen(1H) (11/8, 11/22)
S1290-0031 1936-37 - 22HT FR-G/FR/FRG $22.00 13 w/Airplane Cut-out, no reverse (1936:2/23, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/14-6/28, 8/9, 9/6-10/11, 10/25-11/8, 11/22, 11/29-12/13, 1937: 1/3)
S1290-0032 1937 - 10H, (3H are BWBR) G/G/VG $18.00 on reverse Tiny Tim(2H), Smitty(3H) Smokey Stover(1H), Johnson's Wax ad featuring Fibber McGee & Molly(1H), BWP Skippy(1H), BWBR Toots & Casper(1H) (2/7, 4/11, 4/25, 8/1-8/15, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, +1)
S1290-0033 1938 - 9H, 3HT (2H is BWO, 1H is BWBR) G/G/G $18.00 on reverse Smokey Stover(2H), Streaky(1H), Winnie Winkle(1H), Tiny Tim(1H) BWO Just Kids & Nicodemus O'Malley(1H) (2/20, 3/27, 4/24, 6/5, 9/11, 10/16, 12/4, 12/11 +4)
S1290-0034 1939 - 23T, 18H (3H are BWO) G/G/VG $62.00 On reverse Love-Byrds(4H), Tiny Tim(4HT), Dill & Daffy(3HT), Sweeney & Son(2HT), Them days are gone forever(3HT), Little Joe(5HT), Spooky(1HT). Smokey Stover(1T, 1HT), Streaky(1HT), Dopey Dildock(1HT), Henry(1T), Smitty(2T), Harold Teen(2T, 1H), Ripples(3HT), BWO Moon Mullins(1T, 3H)(1/1-2/5, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9-4/23, 5/7-5/21, 6/18-12/10, 12/24)
S1290-0035 1940 - 3T, 15H(1H is BWO G/G/G $20.00 On Reverse Life's Like That(1H), Tittle the Toiler(1H), Ripley's Believe it or Not(2H), Tiny Tim(HT) (1/14-1/28, 3/3-3/17, 5/26, 6/16, 7/7-7/28, 9/29, 10/20, 11/3-11/24)
S1290-0036 1941 - 2T, 30H (4H are BWO) G/G/VG $32.00 On Reverse Dixie Dugan(1H), Little Orphan Annie(1H), Peggy Pepper ads(5TH), Little King(5H), BWO Timid Soul(4H), Bungle Family(1H) (1/5, 1/12, 2/16, 3/9, 3/16, 4/13, 4/20, 5/11-8/10, 8/24, 8/31, 11/2, 12/7 +6)
S1290-0037 1942 - 19T, 8H G/G/VG $46.00 On reverse Gumps(2T, 1H), Little Orphan Annie(3T), Moon Mullins(4T), Little Joe(2HT), Gasoline Alley(2HT), Smokey Stover(1HT), Navy Bob Steele(5H), Ripples(1HT), Harold Teen(1T), Family Portraits(1H) (1/4, 1/11, 2/1-3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5-4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 6/28, 8/9, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 10/18, 10/25, 12/6, +2)
S1290-0038 1943 - 22T, 7H G/FR-G/VG $51.00 On reverse Grin an' Bear It(8T), Pepsi an' Pete ad(1TH), Smitty(1T), Skippy(1H), Little Orphan Annie(1H), Moon Mullins(1T), Smokey Stover(1HT) (1/10, 1/24, 2/14-2/28, 3/7-4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 6/6-7/11, 9/5-10/24, +2)
S1290-0039 1944 - 3H, 14HT G/FR-G/VG $10.00 On Reverse L'il Abner(1H), Blondie(1H), Texas Slim(1TH), Sweeney & Son(4HT), Ripples(2HT), Gasoline Alley(1HT) (2/6, 2/27, 3/5, 5/14, 7/2-7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/3-9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 11/19)
S1290-0040 1945 - 8T, 11H, 21HT G/G/VG $41.00 On Reverse Gasoline Alley(2HT), Gumps (2HT), Harold Teen(1H), Disney's Panchito(1HT), Just Kids(3HT), Winnie Winkle(1H) (1/7-1/28, 2/11-3/11, 3/25, 4/8-5/13, 6/3, 6/10, 7/15-7/29, 8/12, 8/26-10/7, 10/21-12/30)
S1290-0041 1946 - 17H, 10HT G/G/VG $22.00 On reverse Capt Easy(12TH), (1/6, 1/20, 1/27, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/31, 4/7-5/26, 6/9-6/30, 9/8, 10/13-10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8 +1)
S1290-0042 1947 - 5T, 27H, 13HT G/G/VG $39.50 On Reverse Capt Easy(3TH), Alley Oop(2TH), Moon Mullins(3HT), Gumps(3HT), Terry & the Pirates(1H), Little Orphan Annie(1H, 2HT), Gasoline Alley(1H, 1HT), Grin an' Bear it(1T), Little Iodine(1TH)(1/5-4/27, 5/11-6/15, 6/29-8/10, 8/24, 8/31, 9/21-12/14)
S1290-0043 1948 - 5T, 16H, 4HT G/G/VG $23.00 On Reverse Ned Handy(1TH), Ripples(1TH), Texas Slim(1H, 1TH), Little Orphan Annie(1HT), Tim Tyler's Luck(1TH), Gasoline Alley(1T) (1/4-2/15, 2/29, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/6, 7/4, 7/11, 8/8, 8/15, 9/19, 9/26, 11/7-12/19
S1290-0044 1949 - 2T, 12H, 1TH, 2HT G/G/VG $17.00 On Reverse Aggie Mack(2TH), Sweeney & Son(1HT), Harold Teen(1TH), Bringing Up Father(1H), Mickey Finn(1TH) (1/16, 2/20-3/27, 7/24, 8/28-9/25, 10/30-11/13, 11/27)
S1290-0045 1950 - 1T, 6H, 4TH, 3HT G/G/VG $10.00 On Reverse Gasoline Alley(1TH), Moon Mullins(1TH), Timmy(1TH), Smitty(1TH), Sweeney & Son(1HT) (2/5-3/5, 4/2-4/30, 5/18, 8/13, 8/27, 12/17)
S1290-0046 1951 - 1TH, 6HT G/G/VG $3.00 On Reverse Gumps(1HT), Moon Mullins(1T), Smitty(2HT), Timmy(1HT) (5/13, 6/3, 6/17, 8/12, 10/14, 12/30)
S1290-0047 1952 - 6H, 18TH, 2HT G/G/VG $13.00 On Reverse Little Joe(1TH), Gasoline Alley(1TH), Mickey Finn(1TH), Blondie(1H), Brenda Starr(1TH), Terry & the Pirates(2H) (1/6, 1/27, 2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 5/4-5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 7/6, 7/20, 8/10, 8/31, 10/5, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7-12/28)
S1290-0048 1953 - 6H, 16TH, 6HT G/G/VG $13.00 On Reverse Mary Worth(1TH), Terry & the Pirates(1H) (1/11, 1/18, 2/22, 3/1, 3/15-4/26, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5-7/19, 8/2, 8/9, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/20, 10/25, 11/1, 12/6)
S1290-0049 1954 - 1TH, 8HT G/G/VG $3.00 On Reverse Texas Slim(1TH) (2/7, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 5/16, 8/15, 10/3, 10/31, 12/26)
S1290-0050 1955 - 10TH, 6HT G/FR-G/G $5.50 On Reverse Smitty(1TH), Little Debbie(1TH) (1/2, 1/16-1/30, 2/13, 2/20, 3/37, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15-5/29, 7/3, 7/31, 11/13, +1)
S1290-0051 1956 - 8TH, 4HT G/G/G $4.00 On Reverse Smitty(1TH), Little Debbie(1TH) (1/22, 2/12, 3/18, 4/15, 7/29, 8/5, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 11/4, +2)
S1290-0052 1957 - 19TH, 1HT G/G/G $6.75 On Reverse Aggie Mack(1TH) (2/3, 2/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 6/16, 6/23, 8/25, 9/15, 10/6, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 12/15, 12/22 +4)
S1290-0053 1958 - 16TH G/G/G $5.50 No reverse (1/12, 2/16, 3/9, 4/20, 5/4-5/25, 6/15, 7/6, 8/24, 8/31, 10/12, 11/2-11/16)
S1290-0054 1959 - 17TH, 2HT G/G/G $6.50 On Reverse Pottsy(1HT) (2/1-3/8, 4/5-4/19, 5/17, 7/5, 8/23, 9/20, 10/25, 11/1, 11/22, 11/29, 12/20, 12/27)
S1290-0055 1960 - 45HT G/G/VG $15.00 On Reverse Smokey Stover(3HT), Moon Mullins(1HT) (1/3-3/20, 4/3, 4/17-5/29, 6/12, 6/26-7/31, 8/14, 8/21, 9/4, 9/11, 9/25-12/25)
S1290-0056 1961 - 1TH, 49HT G/G/VG $16.50 On Reverse Smokey Stover(4HT), Rick O'Shay(1HT) (1/1-1/29, 2/12-8/20, 9/3, 9/17-12/31)
S1290-0057 1962 - 1TH, 39HT G/G/VG $13.50 On Reverse Moon Mullins(14HT) (1/7-2/25, 4/15-5/6, 5/20-7/15, 7/22-8/26, 9/9-11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9)
S1290-0058 1963 - 2HT FR-G/FR-G/G $1.00 On Reverse Henry(1HT), Winnie Winkle(1HT) (5/12, 12/29)
S1290-0059 1964 - 9HT G/G/G $3.00 On Reverse Apt 3-G(1HT), Coloring College(2HT) (1/5, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 5/10, 8/9, 9/20, 9/27, 12/13)
S1290-0060 1965 - 1TH, 3HT G/G/G $1.50 On Reverse Off The Record(1TH) (2/7, 3/7, 7/11, 12/12)
S1290-0061 1966 - 3HT G/G/G $1.00 On Reverse Mr. Magoo(1HT), Rick O'Shay(1HT) (1/16, 2/6, 3/20)
S1290-0062 1970 - 2TH G/G/G $1.00 On Reverse Mickey Finn(1H) (12/6, 12/13)
S1290-0063 1972 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 On Reverse Mickey Finn(1TH) (11/12)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D1290-0001 Smilin' Jack 1937/09 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0002 Smilin' Jack 1938/01 - 20 5C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0003 Smilin' Jack 1938/02 - 13 5C G $4.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0004 Smilin' Jack 1938/03 - 20 5C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0005 Smilin' Jack 1938/04 - 21 5C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0006 Smilin' Jack 1938/05 - 21 5C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0007 Smilin' Jack 1938/06 - 17 5C G $4.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0008 Smilin' Jack 1938/09 - 21 5C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0009 Smilin' Jack 1938/10 - 18 5C G $4.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0010 Smilin' Jack 1938/11 - 10 5C G $2.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0011 Smilin' Jack 1940/09 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0012 Smilin' Jack 1941/03 - 26 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0013 Smilin' Jack 1941/04 - 26 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0014 Smilin' Jack 1942/02 - 24 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0015 Smilin' Jack 1942/04 - 25 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0016 Smilin' Jack 1942/05 - 24 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0017 Smilin' Jack 1942/10 - 27 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0018 Smilin' Jack 1943/01 - 26 5C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0019 Smilin' Jack 1944/01 - 24 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0020 Smilin' Jack 1944/02 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0021 Smilin' Jack 1944/03 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0022 Smilin' Jack 1944/04 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0023 Smilin' Jack 1944/05 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0024 Smilin' Jack 1944/06 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0025 Smilin' Jack 1944/07 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0026 Smilin' Jack 1944/07 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0027 Smilin' Jack 1944/08 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0028 Smilin' Jack 1944/09 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0029 Smilin' Jack 1944/10 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0030 Smilin' Jack 1944/11 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0031 Smilin' Jack 1944/11 - 21 4C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0032 Smilin' Jack 1944/12 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0033 Smilin' Jack 1944/12 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0034 Smilin' Jack 1945/06 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0035 Smilin' Jack 1945 - 44 4C G $10.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0036 Smilin' Jack 1946/04 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0037 Smilin' Jack 1946/04 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0038 Smilin' Jack 1946/05 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0039 Smilin' Jack 1946/06 - 24 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0040 Smilin' Jack 1946/06 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0041 Smilin' Jack 1946 - 203 4C G $40.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0042 Smilin' Jack 1947/01 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0043 Smilin' Jack 1947/02 - 22 4C G $5.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0044 Smilin' Jack 1947/03 - 26 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0045 Smilin' Jack 1947/03 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0046 Smilin' Jack 1947/06 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0047 Smilin' Jack 1947/10 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0048 Smilin' Jack 1947/11 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0049 Smilin' Jack 1947/12 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0050 Smilin' Jack 1947 - 209 4C G $40.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0051 Smilin' Jack 1948 - 160 4C G $32.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0052 Smilin' Jack 1949/09 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0053 Smilin' Jack 1949/11 - 14 4C G $3.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0054 Smilin' Jack 1949 - 218 4C G $44.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0055 Smilin' Jack 1950/04 - 24 5C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0056 Smilin' Jack 1950 - 202 4C G $40.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0057 Smilin' Jack 1951/03 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0058 Smilin' Jack 1951/04 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0059 Smilin' Jack 1951 - 174 4C G $35.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0060 Smilin' Jack 1952 - 172 4C G $35.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0061 Smilin' Jack 1953 - 136 4C G $27.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0062 Smilin' Jack 1954 - 39 4C G $8.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0063 Smilin' Jack 1956 - 58 4C G $11.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0064 Smilin' Jack 1957 - 11 4C G $2.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0065 Smilin' Jack 1961/05 - 27 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0066 Smilin' Jack 1961/06 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0067 Smilin' Jack 1964/03 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
D1290-0068 Smilin' Jack 1964/04 - 25 4C G $6.00 by Zack Mosley
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