St. John Romance Collectors: Help !!!
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My TLP3 begins with Hotel Weekend.  Then, The Sisters (cover story), Erring Husband, Romance By Blackmail, Trouble's Daughter, My Temper Was My Guide, I Was A Good Time Nurse, Broken Date Delusion, For The Love of Mike, Girl On The Loose, My Dates Were Free Trials, A Fool For Him!, Love Can't Be Perfect, and finally Heartless!

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On 11/25/2021 at 1:03 PM, OtherEric said:

At work, so don’t have time to go through the scan; I’ll just leave this here:

https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=17520

That matches mine.  I guess Ger found a franken-book.  I don't believe that TLP was rebound.  Pictorial Romance giants either.

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On 11/25/2021 at 1:06 PM, Yorick said:

That matches mine.  I guess Ger found a franken-book.  I don't believe that TLP was rebound.  Pictorial Romance giants either.

I vaguely recall hearing about others finding the Authentic Police Cases and other giants with non-standard contents, as well.  So it’s quite possible St. John used leftover covers for remainder giants on a small scale in addition to the regular contents.

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@zzutak Any photos?

With the dates as late as Dec 1952, we need to discard any notion that it's a Giant Comics Editions.  We're left with the Diary Secrets NN (no date), and Romance and Confession Stories (no date).  :yeehaw:

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On 11/25/2021 at 8:59 AM, zzutak said:

Quite possibly.  The "generic" romance cover (with no specific story titles listed/shown) and date (post-1952) both fit.  All that remains is to find a copy that has the same rebound contents as mine (Diary Secrets #14, Teen-Age Romances #28, and one other as yet undefined issue).  Many thanks!  :foryou:

Now I have to dig out my copy of TLP 4 and see what stories are inside...:frustrated:

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On 11/25/2021 at 12:45 PM, Yorick said:

There are no completed/indexed Giant Comics Editions on GCD.  Maybe those of us on here can share what's inside our raw copies?  Maybe I'll just log in over at GCD and input the contents of mine.

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Now I know we’re my raw GCE15 eBay copy when. 
 

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On 11/25/2021 at 12:56 PM, MattTheDuck said:

Is the chunk of the first "book" identifiable in any way?

Unfortunately, no.  All that remains is a thin chunk that's still held by the bottom staple (see first pic) -- which is enough to eliminate the 128-page St. John giants and focus only on their 100-page square-bounds.  (thumbsu

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On 11/25/2021 at 12:33 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Your book has TAR #28 in it.  Is it definitely a St John story?

Yes.  The second/middle book is Teen-Age Romances #28 (St. John; Dec 1952; 32-pg interior).  The story titles and lengths are an exact match to the GCD entry (Temptress and Trouble-Maker, Penny-Ante Girl, Celebrity Hound, and Too Many Restrictions).  The third/last "book" is Diary Secrets #14 (St. John; Oct 1952; 32-page interior).  The story titles and lengths are an exact match to the GCD entry (Love Challenge, The Risk I Had to Take, Breaking All the Rules, and Foolhardy and Headstrong).

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