Dear Compal Customers,
Welcome to our August/September catalogue. Our successful team up with thesaleroom.com continues to provide you with real time bidding, viewable online, as bids are placed by our customers who have registered their details. Please check How To Bid for all the info you need to bid online and how the Timed Auction works. Click here to place bids at the-saleroom.com. You can also browse and search the catalogue here.
Our May auction achieved some record prices with £5600 for the fourth Beano Book (1943) a record price for a non-No 1 annual and £4250 for the Dandy Monster Comic of the same year. Both copies from the Brenda Butler Archive. A well-worn Beano Comic No 2 made £1220 and Tiger No 1 from 1954 complete with Space Gun and Flying Saucers shot to £940.
In this catalogue there’s a Beano Comic No 1 on offer complete with its 8 pg promo flyer as well as Christmas issues for 1939 and 1942 and a series of lower grade Dandy and Beano propaganda war issues along with early copies of Knock-Out and the first three Fun Books. Modern Boy 1-20 with brilliant Art Deco covers are here in a bound volume and L Miller’s elusive Captain America 2 vies for your attention with a high grade run of Captain Marvel Jr 1-22.
The 1950s star is the promotional issue of Eagle No 1 which was distributed free to churches and schools prior to the main print run. The complete run of L.Miller’s Mystery Comic Tales with L B Cole artwork and some rare Australian reprint first issues at lot 94 are low priced mouth-watering prospects. Our artwork selection is strong with 3 Joe Colquhoun boards of Charley’s War taking centre stage, one signed by the great man, himself. Dudley Watkins’ The Broons and Oor Wullie and John Burns Space 1999 pages are here, the latter featuring Commander Koenig, so elegantly played in the TV series by the recently deceased Martin Landau. There’s also a Joker original production cel from Batman: the Animated Series.
Our US section highlights Golden Age All Top 12 and 13, Human Torch 7 and first issues of Okay Comics, Dark Mysteries, Forbidden Worlds and World of Mystery. Our Silver Age includes long runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Batman, Detective, early Fantastic Four, Hulk 3, Iron Man, Sgt Fury, Tales of Suspense and X-Men with some key CGCs amongst them including Iron Man 1 in 9.4.
Please enjoy our September selection.
All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER and we will enter them on your behalf in thesaleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 10 Sept at 2pm.
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.