Smokey Stover

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Smokey Stover by Bill Holman  (1310-) 1st Appearance March 10, 1935 - Smokey Stover was the wacky creation of Bill Holman, a cartoonist of single-panel gags.  Smokey Stover was a fireman in the zaniest firehouse that you have ever seen.   The alarm in the firehouse was rarely for a fire.   More often it would signal the bit of nonsense that would highlight the day's strip.   Within the contents each sunday would be a number of pictures-on-the-wall which were as silly as the storylines.   The artwork of Bill Holman was motion oriented and somewhat disproportionate.   This added to the oddness of the characters and to the enjoyment of the strip.   There was no continuity, it was strictly gags and those gags were excellent. Smokey would occasionally be coupled with Spooky, an equally funny side strip about the firehouse cat.  The market for Smokey Stover is moderately good.   Sundays move at a steady pace from most all eras of the strip.   Dailies were sparsely issued and sell very well.
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Smokey Stover - Sundays Smokey Stover - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1310-0001 1935/12/22 - H G/G/G $5.00 1st Year,  On reverse Harold Teen by Carl Ed(bottom-cut)
S1310-0002 1936 - 1T, 1HT G/G/G $5.00 1HT on Tab w/Spooky(1HT),  No reverse (undated)
S1310-0003 1937 - 16H G/G/G $48.00 On reverse Tiny Tim(2H), Harold Teen(2H), Sweeney & Son(1H), Winnie Winkle(1H) (3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 5/23, 6/13-7/4, 9/12-10/3, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19)
S1310-0004 1939 - 1T, 1H G/G/G $6.00 1HT on Tab w/Spooky(1HT), No reverse (2/26, 4/16)
S1310-0005 1941 - 1H G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Sweeney & Son(1H) (9/21)
S1310-0006 1942 - 2T G/G/G $6.00 2HT on Tab w/Spooky(2HT),  On reverse Tiny Tim(1HT) (8/2, 8/23)
S1310-0007 1943 - 2H, 1HT FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 On reverse Gumps(1H), Gasoline Alley(1HT) (1/31, 7/11, 9/19)
S1310-0008 1944 - 1TH, 2HT G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Grin & Bear It(1H), Little Orphan Annie(1HT) (5/14, 8/20, 12/3)
S1310-0009 1945 - 4HT G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Tiny Tim(1HT), Smilin' Jack(1HT) (5/20, 7/22, 11/4, 12/23)
S1310-0010 1948 - 2HT G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (3/14, 8/15)
S1310-0011 1951 - 1HT G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Aggie Mack(1HT) (6/3)
S1310-0012 1952 - 1HT G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Timmy(1HT) (9/21)
S1310-0013 1953 - 1HT G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Smitty(1HT) (8/2)
S1310-0014 1954 - 1TH, 2HT G/G/G $2.00 On Reverse Gumps(1HT) (6/20, 11/7, +1)
S1310-0015 1956 - 1TH, 5HT G/G/G $3.25 No reverse (2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 6/3 12/2)
S1310-0016 1957 - 2TH G/G/G $1.50 No reverse (10/20, 12/1)
S1310-0017 1958 - 1TH, 1HT G/G/G $1.25 On reverse Smitty(1TH) (7/13, 11/30)
S1310-0018 1960 - 1TH, 16HT G/G/G $8.50 On reverse Smilin' Jack(1HT), Flibbertys(1HT) (1/3, 5/15, 7/17, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/11, 9/25, 10/16-11/6, 11/20-12/18)
S1310-0019 1961 - 2TH, 16HT G/G/G $9.00 On reverse Ferd'nand(1TH) (1/8, 1/29, 2/12-3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/21, 6/4, 7/30, 9/17)
S1310-0020 1962 - 32HT G/G/G $16.00 On Reverse Rick O'Shay(1HT), Pottsy(4HT), Lolly(3HT), Little Joe(1HT), Aggie Mack(1HT) (1/7-5/6, 5/20-6/3, 6/24, 7/1, 7/15, 8/12, 9/2, 9/9, 9/23-10/14, 11/25, 12/9)
S1310-0021 1963 - 6HT G/G/G $3.00 on reverse Pottsy(1HT), Rick O'Shay(2HT), Mickey Finn(1HT), Louie(1HT) (1/5, 4/21, 5/5, 5/12, 11/17, 12/29)
S1310-0022 1964 - 1TH, 16HT G/G/G $8.75 On reverse Rick O'Shay(2HT), Flibbertys(1HT) (2/16, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 5/10, 9/6, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29-12/27)
S1310-0023 1965 - 9HT G/G/G $4.50 On reverse Rick O'Shay(1HT), Little Orphan Annie(1HT) (1/24-2/7, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 12/12)
S1310-0024 1966 - 2TH, 7HT G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Rick O'Shay(1HT), Smitty(1HT), Winnie Winkle(1HT), Lolly(1TH), Pottsy(1HT) (1/16, 2/27, 3/13, 4/10-4/24, 10/30, 11/6, 11/27)
S1310-0025 1967 - 26HT G/G/G $13.00 On Reverse Gasoline Alley(2HT), Pottsy(1HT) (2/5, 2/12, 6/4-8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/8-10/29, 11/12-12/3, 12/17-12/31)
S1310-0026 1968 - 3HT G/G/G $1.50 On Reverse Coloring College(3HT) (1/7-1/21)
S1310-0027 1969-72 - 1TH, 2HT G/G/G $1.50 On Reverse Andy Capp(1TH) (1969:11/30, 1970:2/22 1972:8/13)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size Condition Price Notes
D1310-0001 Smokey Stover 1938 - 13 5C G $3.00 by Bill Holman
D1310-0002 Smokey Stover 1939 - 22 5C G $5.00 by Bill Holman
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Smokey Stover - Sundays Smokey Stover - Dailies

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