The May auction has closed. Please return soon to review prices realised in this sale and the latest Market Report by Compalcomics Director Malcolm Phillips.
Our February catalogue achieved some record prices with £4150 for the third Beano Book (1942) and £2850 for the Dandy Monster Comic from the same year. Both are from the Brenda Butler Archive and there are further fresh Dandy and Beano annuals following here. Individual war years Beano comics were all strongly bid with a stand-out £900 for Beano 169, the1941 Xmas issues in Very Fine grade.
A full 28 issue run of Vulcan from 1975 provoked a massive £820 winning bid and a further set with the only Vulcan Annual and the much rarer Scottish complete run is set to test the market further.
An extremely rare run of 37 ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ from 1887 entitled ‘Ned Kelly the Ironclad Australian Bushranger’ tells the story of the infamous bank robber and resides at lot 3. George Studdy’s Bonzo portfolio from 1922 begs for attention along with an early run of Radio Fun issues. There’s a collection of 1938 Dandy and Beano comics offered individually but The Beano No 2 is the rarest with less than eight copies known to exist, the well-worn example at lot 25. Tiger No.1 is also here, along with its free gift Space Gun and Flying Saucers and TV Century 21’s first 90 issues are separated into FAB, affordable groups.
Our artwork selection highlights The Broons, Oor Wullie, Dan Dare and Mike Noble’s Timeslip with two outstanding lots of Joe Colquhoun’s Charley’s War from Battle-Action (136 and 137).
Our US section showcases 1950s Astonishing and Ghost Rider titles with long runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Conan, Daredevil and X-Men. A run of Detective comics also straddles the 1960s. Later highlights include the rare variant copy of Mission: Impossible 1 signed by Tom Cruise and the first print first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1984 which is signed by creator, Kevin Eastman. Cowabunga.
Please enjoy our May selection.
All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 26 MAY and we will enter them on your behalf in the-saleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 28 May at 2pm.
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