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Dear Compal customers,
Welcome to our June comics auction. We open with a Comic Cuts No 1 from 1890, one of only eight known copies to exist, along with Radio Fun No1 from 1938, at [vfn] the highest graded copy ever offered at auction. There is a fine run of early Dandy comics from Nos 41-47, along with Desperate Danís 4th appearance original artwork, from the Dandy No 4 Christmas issue 1937 Ė Danís first use of the famous blow-torch for shaving!
In the March catalogue our Beano printerís proof covers sold strongly and their vendor has decided to offer 8 more covers, this time Dandy proofs for your consideration. They are all signed by legendary Dandy editor, Albert Barnes, whose granite jaw was copied by Dudley Watkins when creating Desperate Dan.
The Beano is also well represented with bound volumes of the complete years of 1945, 1953 and 1955. Thereís also a copy of The Beano No 1 but it is in dull, brittle condition and offered at No Reserve. For only the second time in twenty years we have unearthed a Broons At The Seaside Jigsaw from 1944. This one is missing 14 out of its 400 pieces and is estimated at £350-400. Itís illustrated at lot 35.
We have never featured Thomas The Tank Engine before and a run of his first print books along with the rarer Isle Of Sodor Railway Map are together at lot 46. Topper comics are always difficult to find in fresh condition due to the inevitable wear suffered by their large format pages. We have the complete years of 1955, 1956 and 1957 in high grades all on offer in this catalogue.
Scarce Dan Dare toys and games feature so now is the time to consider your skills at Dominoes, Draughts and Rocket projection -- plenty to write home about using the Eagle Stationery Set and Dan Dare postcards. 1960-1964 were low distribution years for Beano as stablemates Topper and Beezer disputed market share. There are near complete half and full year runs of these scarcer years at lots 94-98. Thereís a high grade run of Girl comics from the same period as well. The late 1960s showcases rare TV 21 gifts and spin-offs including issue 90 with Thunderbirds Cap, ĎThunderbirds Are Goí original film poster and Troy Tempestís Stingray space pistol.
The 1970s offer key runs of Buster, Cor, Shiver And Shake and Valiant with the rarer Summer Specials including Beano, Dandy, Victor, Krazy and Tammy. 2000AD 1-3 are all here with their free gifts and thereís artwork from The Trigan Empire, Frankie Stein, Rupert and an exceptional Roy Of The Rovers board to complete the UK line-up.
Our US section highlights the third tranche of our 1950s pre-code horror, science fiction and EC titles with key issues of Astonishing, Beware, Vault Of Horror, Weird Science/Fantasy and the classic bondage/headlights favourite, Phantom Lady #17. The Silver Age offers Avengers #1, Hulk #1, Journey Into Mystery #83 and Tales Of Suspense #39 Ė all in affordable low grades.
Please enjoy our summer catalogue,
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.
The Closing Date for this catalogue is 8pm TUESDAY 11 JUNE.