Dear Compal Customers,
The November catalogue is open for bidding at the-saleroom.com. Our successful team up with the-saleroom.com continues to provide you with real time bidding, viewable online, as bids are placed by our customers who have registered their details. You can also browse and view lots here.
We are delighted to draw your attention to some magnificent artwork boards consigned to us from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. They comprise pieces from 1900–1974 and include Ally Sloper by W F Thomas, Film Fun’s Terry Thomas by Terry Wakefield, Erik The Viking, The Trigan Empire, both by Don Lawrence with Garth and Thunderbirds pieces by Frank Bellamy. The Thunderbirds double-page illustration is magnificent and one of his best boards ever to come up for auction.
Bob Monkhouse started his career in the 1940s as a script writer and comics illustrator and he corresponded with and knew most of his contemporary artists personally. Complementing this artwork array are further boards including a superb early Dan Dare by Frank Hampson, a Beano cover by Dudley Watkins, Dandy by Jimmy Chrichton and three original Charley’s War illustrations by Joe Colquhoun covering a harrowing story from the battle of the Somme in July 1916. At the other end of the scale there are four pieces by Viz co-creator, Chris Donald, where Tommy Johnson’s Big Banana is sure to appeal.
There are some smashing comics also on offer including Ally Sloper No 1 from 1884 (also from Uncle Bob’s collection), Adventure, Rover and Wizard No 1s – lower grade first issues at lot 11, a high grade Beano Book from 1942 and three Beano and Dandy bound volumes in very fresh condition between 1949 and 1953. The two Magic Fun Books from the early Forties are also here and attractively estimated to sell. Buck Rogers, Batman and John Wayne compete for your attention as do lots 109 and 110 where Space Cadets conquer Strange Worlds. Further rarities on offer include Beano No 20, Hotspur 1-10, Sexton Blake Annuals 1-4, Beezers 1 and 2, Solo 1, 30 Mighty Midget ‘Blitz’ books and a hardback copy of The Broons Book for 1952, especially printed for D. C Thomson’s editor, R D Low.
Our US section continues to focus on Golden Age Action, Batman, Detective and Superman comics alongside Hollywood Heart-Throbs, Film Star Funsters and Lonesome Cowboys. The 60s start with a brilliant run of Amazing Spider-Man from 1-400, Avengers, Conan, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Tales of Suspense and X-Men with DC’s Action, Adventure, JLA, Lois Lane, Rip Hunter right through to Batman – The Cult first prints. Now what shall I look at first?
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.
All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER and we will enter them on your behalf in thesaleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 25 Nov at 2pm.