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Smurfs (#1-3) CPV Values 2022


Canadian Price Variant Values, 2022 Price Guide
From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]
Smurfs — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-3
Issue Direct Edition Value CPV
Cover Price
Type 1A Canadian Price Variant Value CGC-Confirmed
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
#1Top 100 CPVs Smurfs 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$26 $0.75 $65 $49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  #92 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In June of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $175. Not an easy book to find in higher grades probably because it appealed to children more than adults for obvious reasons.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 7/12/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 7/12/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 7/12/2021 for $7, a raw 7.0 on 7/12/2021 for $8
Doug notes: FIRST American Standard Format COMICS appearance of the SMURFS;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2020.
CGC label note: Based on the NBC animated television series. 75¢ cover price.
 
#2 Smurfs 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$26 $0.75 $50 $38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2020.
CGC label note: Based on the NBC Animated television series 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Smurfs 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$26 $0.75 $55 $41 $33 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $105 in 2020.
CGC label note: Based on the NBC animated television series. Last issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Smurfs CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
115061759+25+3
2522562+4--
3463463----
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
248
~96%
11
~4%
277
~95%
14
~5%
 +29
  ~91% 
 +3
  ~9% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Smurfs Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Smurfs in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢ cover price variants exist within the Smurfs title.

Which issues of Smurfs have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-3 of Smurfs. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(Based on the NBC animated television series. 75¢ cover price.).

Are the Smurfs cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Smurfs 1980s cover price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel (by contrast the well-preserved direct edition type sold in comic shops were not price variants). Within the newsstand distribution channel, the price variants were distributed only to a restricted geographic area within the larger North American newsstand market: that restricted area being Canada. Canada had one tenth the population of the United States in the 1980s. As a result, Smurfs cover price variants from the 1980s are a dramatically more rare newsstand type, and collectors who care about relative rarity are keen to target the price variant version of issue numbers they seek for their collections of interesting and rare comic books.

Are Smurfs 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Smurfs Type 1A price variants are first printings which were published simultaneously with the other types, on the exact same manufacturing equipment, at the same time, on the same paper, using the same ink, and with publication origin being the USA. The indicia, interior pages, and all other aspects of the variants beyond the cover price box are 100% identical to their regularly priced newsstand counterparts. The Smurfs price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Smurfs cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Smurfs price guide page above, the variant values represent a sizable premium over the values of the commonplace direct editions in the same grades.

Help, I cannot find CGC 9.8 copies available for the Smurfs cover price variants I am looking for?!

✔️Accepted answer: We recommend lowering your grade expectations for all of the 1980s cover price variants, including those in the Smurfs title. Remember, the price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel, which means they were treated as reading material, not as collectibles, by both the staff that handled them, and the typical buyers who as a general rule were members of the general public actually interested in reading the comics. Collectors buying comics from newsstands was the exception, not the norm. As a result, surviving copies in the 9.8 NM/MT grade tier can be exceptionally difficult to find among the Smurfs cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

Smurfs (#1-3) Values 2022


From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]

Smurfs Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1Top 100 CPVs Smurfs 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $65
 Marvel, 12/1982  #92 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In June of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $175. Not an easy book to find in higher grades probably because it appealed to children more than adults for obvious reasons.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 7/12/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 7/12/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 7/12/2021 for $7, a raw 7.0 on 7/12/2021 for $8
Doug notes: FIRST American Standard Format COMICS appearance of the SMURFS;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2020.
CGC label note: Based on the NBC animated television series. 75¢ cover price.
 
#2 Smurfs 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $50
 Marvel, 1/1983  Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2020.
CGC label note: Based on the NBC Animated television series 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Smurfs 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $55
 Marvel, 2/1983  Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $105 in 2020.
CGC label note: Based on the NBC animated television series. Last issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Smurfs CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
11759+25+3
2562+4--
3463----
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
277
~95%
14
~5%
 +29
  ~91% 
 +3
  ~9% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Smurfs Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Smurfs in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢ cover price variants exist within the Smurfs title.

Which issues of Smurfs have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-3 of Smurfs. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(Based on the NBC animated television series. 75¢ cover price.).

Are the Smurfs cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Smurfs 1980s cover price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel (by contrast the well-preserved direct edition type sold in comic shops were not price variants). Within the newsstand distribution channel, the price variants were distributed only to a restricted geographic area within the larger North American newsstand market: that restricted area being Canada. Canada had one tenth the population of the United States in the 1980s. As a result, Smurfs cover price variants from the 1980s are a dramatically more rare newsstand type, and collectors who care about relative rarity are keen to target the price variant version of issue numbers they seek for their collections of interesting and rare comic books.

Are Smurfs 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Smurfs Type 1A price variants are first printings which were published simultaneously with the other types, on the exact same manufacturing equipment, at the same time, on the same paper, using the same ink, and with publication origin being the USA. The indicia, interior pages, and all other aspects of the variants beyond the cover price box are 100% identical to their regularly priced newsstand counterparts. The Smurfs price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Smurfs cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Smurfs price guide page above, the variant values represent a sizable premium over the values of the commonplace direct editions in the same grades.

Help, I cannot find CGC 9.8 copies available for the Smurfs cover price variants I am looking for?!

✔️Accepted answer: We recommend lowering your grade expectations for all of the 1980s cover price variants, including those in the Smurfs title. Remember, the price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel, which means they were treated as reading material, not as collectibles, by both the staff that handled them, and the typical buyers who as a general rule were members of the general public actually interested in reading the comics. Collectors buying comics from newsstands was the exception, not the norm. As a result, surviving copies in the 9.8 NM/MT grade tier can be exceptionally difficult to find among the Smurfs cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

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