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Dear Compal Customers,


Welcome to our May catalogue. Our successful team up with continues to provide you with real time bidding, viewable online, as bids are placed by our customers who have registered their details. Click here to visit The Saleroom and place realtime bids. You can also view and search the auction lots here.



Our March auction achieved some strong results. The Dandy complete year of 1949 realised £1020 (There is the year of 1950 on offer in the following pages to tickle the taste buds).


Also last time the complete Beano year of 1950 made £2100. Australian reprints were to the fore with a run of 11 1950s Batman issues and 2 UK annuals at £240, Spirit 1 & 2 at £155 and Crime and Cowboy individual issues now achieving over £10 a copy. Our US Golden Age early Batman numbers all performed well, their low grades finding favour with new collectors able to afford them for the first time.


Our Beano star item is issue No 21 from 1938, the first Xmas Number and a true rarity. It’s at lot 32. Also consigned are hard to find Paget titles, Oh Boy! and Wonderman and G G Swan’s War Comics 1-16 in a bound volume followed by the scarce Picture Epics 1-4. There are good runs of Marvelman and the complete years of Mickey Mouse Weekly from No 1 in 1936 right through to 1938. Commando No 1 is here along with Adventure’s Commando At War giveaway booklet from which the title is said to have originated (artwork by Dudley Watkins). TV Century 21 is celebrated with 1-215 at lot 103, No 1 with its free gift Special Identicode card.


The star of our US section is a coverless copy of Batman 1. It is estimated at £2000-2,500 somewhat less than its US valuation! More Golden Age Batman, Detective and World’s Finest follow on with strong runs of Avengers, Daredevil and Fantastic Four.      


Malcolm Phillips
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.


All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 25 MAY and we will enter them on your behalf in Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 27 May at 2pm.