A lifelong friendship in letters, yearbooks, dvds, recordings, the first Playboy magazine and much, much more for sale as a truly one of a kind collection. This collection consists of originals and copies of "correspondence" from Hugh Hefner to Jane Borson Sellers. Jane ("Janie") Borson and Hugh Hefner met during their junior year at Steinmetz High School in Chicago.
Who could imagine that they would remain friends until their deaths, one month apart in 2017? At age 16, Janie knew that Hef was a "genius" and decided to keep everything he sent her throughout the decades; letters (copies and originals), personally signed books, original drawings, as well as, a special copy of "School Daze" (his cartoon book from high school which includes Hef, Janie and all "The Gang") that is inscribed "to Janie", original (Hef's voice, Janie's voice, Eldon's voice, etc) recordings from the 1940s (with varying degrees of scratchiness) that he made specifically for her (& two records of Eldon and Janie talking to one another), the only twice signed and twice caricatured original #1 Playboy in the world & lots more. This #1 Playboy was originally owned by Janie's husband, Eldon Sellers, who was with Hef when Playboy launched and is credited with giving Playboy its name.Eldon gave this Playboy to her several years ago and in 2007 Janie sent it to Hef and asked him to sign it. Not only did he sign it, but he did something he never did for anyone else... He signed it twice and drew two caricatures, one a self-portrait (on the front cover) and the other a pipe-smoking bunny (inside, on page 3). After his mother (Jane Borson Sellers) died, Rory sent this Playboy to CGC for grading & they did an unprecedented thing, the put "From The Collection of Jane Sellers" on the CGC label. I have never seen that done for any other Playboy magazine. It was this magazine that first pulled me into Janie's collection. All the rest validates not only the friendship between Hef and his "Janie" but also the love and depth of their friendship. Shown are several pictures of its contents. Just reading all the letters Hef wrote to Janie gives the reader insight into the genius who created the most important "men's magazine" of the 20th century, if not of all time.
Thanks for your time and interest. The item "The Jane Sellers Collection of Hugh Hefner & Playboy Memorabilia (1943-2017)" is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Magazines". The seller is "roberts5928" and is located in Babylon, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.