Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact

    (George A. Pflaum, 1946-1972)
™ and ©1958 George A. Pflaum

Treasure Chest was a long-lived experiment in educational comics mounted by the Catholic Guild starting in the mid-1940s and continuing into the early 70s. Packed with stories including historical adventure, literary adaptations, illustrated science facts, sports, lessons in citizenship, and some mild religious allusions, Treasure Chest gamely tried to beat the “bad comics” (the ones that caused juvenile delinquency and worse…) at their own game and use the medium to instill good values and taste. High standards of art and graphic storytelling kept Treasure Chest from sinking under the weight of its didactic ambitions, and distribution through schools and churches ensured there would be plenty of takers, if not readers.
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#47
September, 1948
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $34.99
  
#54
December, 1948
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $34.99
  
#60
March, 1949
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $34.99
  
#79
February, 1950
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $4.00
H.G. FelsenEd Hunter
#83
18-Apr-1950
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $16.00
E.A. JuristFrank Borth
#169
October, 1954
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $7.99
 Ed Hunter
#178
February, 1955
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $20.00
  
#213
December, 1956
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $5.50
  
#217
January, 1957
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $4.75
  
#225
23-May-1957
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $12.00
Milt Hammer, John Randolph, Ruth Burton, Father Conroy, Francis TaylorMilt Hammer, Fran Matera, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Borth, Paul Karch
#236
16-Jan-1958
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Father Conroy, Max Pine, Frank Moss, Henry P. Chapman, Eric St. ClairFrank Huffman, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Borth, Paul Karch, Jim Christiansen, Eric St. Clair
#239
February, 1958
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $4.08
Max Pine, Hank Chapman, Matt Christopher, Frank HermanPaul Karch, Frank Borth, Ozella Welch, Jim Christiansen, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Herman
#243
April, 1958
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $3.00
  
#244
May, 1958
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $4.56
  
#246
5-Jun-1958
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $1.75
Norah Smaridge, Max Pine, Father Conroy, Ruth GellerLloyd Ostendorf, Roman Baltes, Bill Martin, Paul Karch
#248
September, 1958
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.99
Sydney S. Walter, Frank Moss, Father Jack, Max Pine, Frank HuffmanFrank Borth, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Huffman, Syl Sowinski
#304
11-May-1961
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $9.99
  
#305
25-May-1961
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $2.99
Bill Berry, Frank Moss, Father John M. Scott, Sister Maria Clare, Frank Huffman, Ed Armstrong, George White, Max Pine, Sister EstherBill Berry, Frank Borth, Ozella Welch, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Huffman, Ed Armstrong, George White, Fran Matera, Stuart Davis
#307
September, 1961
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $24.99
Frank T. Moss, Pete Hironaka, Max Pine, John RandolphFrank Borth, Ozella Welch, Fran Matera
#318
February, 1962
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.99
Wraparound cover; Vol. 17 #12; Anti-Communist issue Max Pine, Bob Weber, Helen Rein McKay, John M. Scott, Frank BorthFran Matera, Reed Crandall, Dick Giordano, Frank Borth
#348
26-Sep-1963
Cover Price: $0.10
4 copies available from $8.50
  
#349
10-Oct-1963
Cover Price: $0.10
4 copies available from $8.50
  
#367
September, 1964
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $12.00
Photo cover; Vol. 20 #1 Norah Smaridge, Max Pine, Marvin Townsend, Pete Hironaka, Bob Wischmeyer, Frank MossLloyd Ostendorf, Fran Matera, Marvin Townsend, Pete Hironaka, Frank Borth
#368
September, 1964
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.00
Max Pine, Bobbie Klosterman, Pete Hironaka, Eric St. Clair, Frank Moss, Bob WischmeyerFran Matera, Joe Sinnott, Pete Hironaka, Bill Haines, Frank Borth
#369
October, 1964
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $8.50
Bob Wischmeyer, Frank Moss, Norah Smaridge, Max PineRay Reibel, Frank Borth, Pete Hironaka, Lloyd Ostendorf, Fran Matera
#371
5-Nov-1964
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $9.99
Helen L. Gillum, Norah Smaridge, Marvin Townsend, Max Pine, Frank T. MossEd Rodriguez, Lloyd Ostendorf, Pete Hironaka, Marvin Townsend, Fran Matera, Frank Borth
#374
17-Dec-1964
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $3.50
Bobbie Klosterman, Max Pine, Eric St. Clair, Bob Wischmeyer, Frank MossJoe Sinnott, Fran Matera, Pete Hironaka, Bob Eismann, Reed Crandall, Frank Borth
#377
January, 1965
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $14.99
  
#378
11-Feb-1965
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $5.00
Wraparound cover; Vol. 20 #12 Bobbie Klosterman, Marvin Townsend, Frank Borth, Eric St. Clair, Max Pine, Bob WischmeyerJoe Sinnott, Frank Borth, Marvin Townsend, Fran Matera, Pete Hironaka, Reed Crandall
#387
9-Sep-1965
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $0.50
Frank T. Moss, Hank Annen, Bobbie Klosterman, Bill Walsh, Lucy Parr, Max Pine, Sadie Costa, Ray Steiber, Marvin TownsendFrank Borth, Bill Walsh, Reed Crandall, Fran Matera, Frank Johnson, Joe Sinnott, Marvin Townsend
#389
October, 1965
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $3.99
  
#392
November, 1965
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $5.50
Jack L. Gianini, Bill Walsh, Bobbie Klosterman, Frank Moss, Joyce Kilmer, Max Pine, Hank Annen, Sadie CostaFran Matera, Bill Walsh, Frank Borth, Frank Johnson, Pete Hironaka
#393
2-Dec-1965
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $14.50
Max Pine, Bill Walsh, Anne Brisbois, Dave Hill, Hank Annen, Frank Moss, Bobbie Klosterman, Sadie CostaFran Matera, Bill Walsh, Marvin Townsend, Joe Sinnott, Frank Borth, Frank Johnson
#400
March, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $18.00
F.E. Crandall, Marvin Townsend, Amy Lowell, Max Pine, Bobbie Klosterman, M.A. Crane, Frank Moss, Hank Annen, Lloyd OstendorfJoe Sinnott, Marvin Townsend, Fran Matera, Pete Hironaka, Frank Huffman, Frank Borth, E.B. Wagner, Lloyd Ostendorf
#401
March, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
2 copies available from $14.00
Frank Moss, Hank Annen, Bobbie Klosterman, M.A. Crane, Frank Huffman, Max Pine, F.E. CrandallFrank Borth, Charles Schulz, Mort Walker, Pete Hironaka, Frank Huffman, Fran Matera, Joe Sinnott
#404
May, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $5.99
Kathleen Nixon, Hank Annen, Bobbie Klosterman, Frank Moss, Edward Rowland Sill, Cyril C. Trubey, F.E. Crandall, Max PineTony Chikes, Frank Borth, Reed Crandall, Joe Sinnott, Marvin Townsend, Fran Matera
#405
May, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $15.00
Max Pine, F.E. Crandall, Virginia Heron, Frank Moss, Hank Annen, Bobbie Klosterman, Silvio A. BediniFran Matera, Marvin Townsend, Joe Sinnott, Bill Haines, Frank Borth
#406
June, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
2 copies available from $3.00
Frank Moss, Lloyd Ostendorf, Hank Annen, F.E. Crandall, Marion F. Ash, Bobbie KlostermanFrank Borth, Lloyd Ostendorf, Joe Sinnott, Bob Eismann, Bill Walsh, Marvin Townsend
#407
September, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $7.00
Frank Moss, Luke Schafer, Marvin Townsend, Eric St. ClairFran Matera, Rita Matthews, Marvin Townsend, Bob Eismann
#408
September, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $7.00
Frank Moss, Frank Hill, Eric St. Clair, Jean E. Taggart, Bobbie KlostermanFran Matera, Frank Hill, Bob Eismann, Joe Sinnott
#410
October, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $6.00
Frank Borth, Hank Annen, Frank Moss, Frank Hill, Herb Smith, F.E. Crandall, Bobbie Klosterman, Mary T. JarvisFrank Borth, George White, Fran Matera, Frank Hill, Lloyd Ostendorf
#411
November, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $5.00
F.E. Crandall, Bobbie Klosterman, Frank Moss, M.A. Crane, Frank Borth, Hank Annen, A.G. Mondini, Frank HillJoe Sinnott, Fran Matera, Art Winburg, E.B. Wagner, Marvin Townsend, Frank Borth, Frank Hill
#412
November, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $7.50
Matt Christopher, Hank Annen, Felix G. Arnstein, M.A. Crane, F.E. Crandall, Bobbie Klosterman, Frank BorthFran Matera, E.B. Wagner, Lloyd Ostendorf, Marvin Townsend, Joe Sinnott, Frank Borth
#414
December, 1966
Cover Price: $0.10
2 copies available from $6.50
Matt Christopher, Bobbie Klosterman, Hank Annen, Norah Smaridge, Ray Beardsley, Bill Berry, Frank Borth, Jean E. TaggartFran Matera, Lloyd Ostendorf, Marvin Townsend, Bill Berry, Frank Borth, E.B. Wagner, Pete Hironaka
#416
January, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $6.50
Hazel E. Howard, Matt Christopher, Bobbie Klosterman, Donna Trepp, Hank Annen, Frank BorthJoe Sinnott, Fran Matera, Frank Borth
#417
January, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.00
Matt Christopher, Bobbie Klosterman, Hank Annen, Eric St. Clair, Thomas R. Lane, Frank Moss, Willis BlenkinsopFran Matera, Bob Eismann, Marvin Townsend
#418
February, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
2 copies available from $0.50
Bill Walsh, Hank Annen, Bobbie Klosterman, Eric St. Clair, Frank Moss, Tom Dowling Jr., Matt ChristopherBill Walsh, Bob Eismann, Fran Matera, E.B. Wagner
#419
February, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
2 copies available from $4.00
Eric St. Clair, Bobbie Klosterman, Hank Annen, Matt Christopher, Thomas R. Lane, Frank Hill, Frank Moss, Helen L. GillumBob Eismann, Fran Matera, Frank Hill, Marvin Townsend, Joe Sinnott
#421
23-Mar-1967
Cover Price: $0.10
2 copies available from $6.50
F.E. Crandall, Frank Borth, Frank Hill, Thomas R. Lane, Matt Christopher, Bobbie Klosterman, Hank Annen, Bill WalshJoe Sinnott, Marvin Townsend, Frank Borth, Frank Hill, Fran Matera, Bill Walsh
#422
April, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.00
Matt Christopher, Helen L. Gillum, M.A. Crane, Frank Borth, Bobbie Klosterman, Willis BlenkinsopFran Matera, Joe Sinnott, Mario Demarco, Frank Borth, Marvin Townsend, Lloyd Ostendorf
#423
April, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $6.00
Matt Christopher, Mario DeMarco, Bobbie Klosterman, Felix G. Arnstein, Murray T. Pringle, Willis Blenkinsop, Frank BorthFran Matera, Mario DeMarco, Lloyd Ostendorf, Marvin Townsend, Frank Borth
#425
May, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.00
Matt Christopher, Frank Borth, Thomas R. Lane, Mario DeMarco, Bobbie Klosterman, George Jetter, Willis Blenkinsop, Frank HillFran Matera, Marvin Townsend, Mario DeMarco, Frank Borth, Frank Huffman, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Hill, E.B. Wagner
#426
June, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $12.00
Matt Christopher, Frank Borth, Frank Hill, Virginia Heron, George Straley, Mario DeMarco, Bobbie Klosterman, Mary Elayne GradyFran Matera, Frank Borth, Frank Hill, Lloyd Ostendorf, Marvin Townsend, Mario DeMarco, Joe Sinnott
#429
5-Oct-1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $4.56
  
#432
November, 1967
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $2.88
F.E. Crandall, Mario DeMarco, John Randolph, Matt Christopher, R.P. YatesBill Walsh, Mario DeMarco, Reed Crandall, Fran Matera, Marvin Townsend, Frank Borth
#448
26-Sep-1968
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $8.00
 Ed Hunter
#459
6-Mar-1969
Cover Price: $0.10
1 copy available for $2.25
Rita Brady, Frank Borth, Thomas R. Lane, Matt Christopher, F.E. CrandallFrank Borth, Fran Matera, Lloyd Ostendorf, E.B. Wagner
#467
9-Oct-1969
Cover Price: $0.15
3 copies available from $1.50
Hazel Mary Boring, Mario DeMarco, Bernardine Beatie, Frances E. CrandallLloyd Ostendorf, Mario DeMarco, Fran Matera, Frank Borth
#471
11-Dec-1969
Cover Price: $0.15
1 copy available for $1.92
Helen L. Gillum, Mario DeMarco, Matt Christopher, Thomas R. Lane, Frances E. CrandallJoe Sinnott, Mario DeMarco, Fran Matera, Frank Borth, Marvin Townsend, Ed Hunter
#476
12-Mar-1970
Cover Price: $0.15
1 copy available for $3.00
 Ed Hunter
#491
February, 1972
Cover Price: $0.35
1 copy available for $6.50