COPY-Playboy to auction 17 drawings, illustrations

Associated Press - September 26, 2008 2:43 PM ET

CHICAGO (AP) - In one drawing, a naked woman leans over a ship railing, her ample backside playfully peppered with travel stickers. In another, a busty blonde runs forward, casting off her button-down shirt with splayed arms and manicured nails.

This is the art of Playboy magazine, and for the second time in five years, it's being made available to the public at a major auction.

The 17 pieces from "Playboy: The Art of Beauty" will be auctioned on Oct. 15 at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, but bids are already being taken online at

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