Dear Compal Customers,
Welcome to our August / September catalogue. The 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.
Our recent May auction achieved some strong results. The Beano’s first Xmas issue, No 21, sold for a staggering £1620, underlining its huge desirability. 12 of Paget’s Wonderman comics soared to £330 as did six of Cartoon Art’s Super Duper title. The Dandy complete year for 1950 in a bound volume returned £1220 and TV 21 Nos 1-125 collected a fab £1860. The out and out star of our US section was a coverless copy of Batman #1 from 1940 which went stratospheric to £7,100 with over 20 US contenders undone by a winning bidder from Middle England.
Our star UK item is a fine copy of the first Oor Wullie book, an absolute beauty with the wee lad on his new upturned bucket in 1941. Artwork features strongly with original front cover boards of a Beano from 1953 with Biffo The Bear drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins and a Dandy from 1961 with Korky The Cat illustrated by Jimmy Crighton. There are further high grade bound volumes of Beano, Dandy, Lion, Rocket and Wild West Weekly along with Dick Boss 1 and 2 where Dick’s creator, living in wartime Holland, had adventures every bit as harrowing as those of his fictional private eye (see lots 40, 41).
Our US selection focusses on Golden Age Action, Superman, Batman and Detective Comics, 50s Hollywood heart-throbs and Lonesome Cowboys, many in low, affordable grades. There are good runs of Avengers, Fantastic Four, Journey into Mystery, Strange Tales and X-Men. Those of a delicate nature may seek to avoid the horrors of Creepy, Eerie, Nightmare and Psycho – here in high grade abundance!
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.
All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER and we will enter them on your behalf in thesaleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on 9 September from 2pm.