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November 2018 Catalogue
British comics, annuals and artwork
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1

Ally Sloper's Half Holiday No 1 (May 3 1884) Some clear tape to spine [vg-]
With Ally Sloper Christmas Card and Ally Sloper embossed colour image (loose head re-attached)
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Ally Sloper No 1 has tape to spine [vg-] (3)
£250-300 See illustration

2

Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday (1888-91) 198, 202, 388
The Big Budget (1899) 113, 120, Comic Cuts (1891) 39, 58, Fun (1873), Funny Cuts No 24, Christmas Double Number (1890), Funny Wonder 39 (1893), Jack and Jill 82 (1886), Jester 142 (1904), Larks (1893-97) 9, 10, 12, 22, 87, Christmas Larks 243 with Worlds Comic 68 (1893)
[gd/vg+] (19)
£70-100 See illustration

3

Ally Sloper original artwork (1900) drawn and signed by W.F. Thomas Oct 20 1900
'Vote For Sloper'
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Indian ink on card. 10 x 12 ins
£300-350 See illustration

4

Boys' First-Rate Pocket Library (1890-1900)
27 (no b/cover), 133, 154, 176, 177, 259, 269, 339, 409, 421, 423
With Robin Hood 3, Outlaw of the Fens 13, Adrift In Asia 132 and Detective Library 27, Nugget Weekly 7, 9, Ching Ching Yarns 7, Tip Top Tales 271
Stories of Deadwood Dick, Buck Taylor's Boys and Dandy Dick – Detective
Bright covers with brittle page edges, some loss [gd-/gd+] (19)
No Reserve See illustration

5

Buffalo Bill (1890s Aldine O'er Land and Sea Library)
124, 129, 131, 187, 210, 283
With Buffalo Bill Library 619, Wild West Library 30, 156 and Nugget Library 321
Some well-worn spines, some clear taped [gd-/gd+] (11)
No Reserve See illustration

6

Xmas Comic Home Journal 342 (1901)
With Comic Home Journal Poster (c1896)
Some tape repair, 28 x 19 ins [vg] (2)
£40-50 See illustration

7

Chuckles (1917) 157-208
Complete year in two bound volumes. Starring Tiger Tim, Breezy Ben and Dismal Dutchy, some propaganda WWI issues including Nos 172-193 in smaller two-colour-format. This was due to the war effort and the 'urgent need for strict economy in paper where a large number of the vessels which have hitherto carried paper must now be freed for the conveyance of food and munitions'. The Editor also states that 'The reduction in the size of Chuckles will be for a time only and I am sure that all Chuckleites will, in the national interest, ungrudgingly make this small sacrifice and loyally rally round their favourite comic'
This 1917 complete year is subsequently scarce [fn/vfn] (52)
£150-200 See illustration

8

WWI Story Papers (1914)
Mostly propaganda war issues comprising Boys' Realm 641, Butterfly 522, Illustrated Chips 1254, Favorite 191, Girls' Friend 775, Merry and Bright 204 - All 1914 issues with Boy's Friend No 40 from 1902
All with horizontal mail fold [vg] (7)
£40-60 See illustration

9

Propaganda WWI issues (1914-18)
Sparks No 1, Big Comic Nos 1-3, 140, 153, 211-213, Boy's Weekly 3, 5, 11, Comic Life 893 Summer Holiday Number, 1049, 1052, 1055, 1056, Puck: 18 issues between 502-610 including Whitsun, Summer, New Year (How to mine a railway bridge!) and April Fool Numbers
[gd/vg] (35)
£70-100 See illustration

10

Jester (1915) 687-712
'Just the paper to send to your chum in khaki!' Propaganda WWI issues
With Chuckles (1918-19) 14 issues between 241-283
5 issues with small cut-outs [gd/vg+] (40)
£60-80 See illustration

11

D.C. Thomson firsts: Adventure 1 (1921), Rover 1 (1922), Wizard 1 (1922), Red Arrow 1 (1932)
Adventure top 1" of spine worn [vg+], Red Arrow [fn], Rover and Wizard with brittle R Hand page edges and some loss [fr/gd] (4)
£80-120 See illustration

12

Blue Bird 1 (1922), Mascot 1 (1921)
First issue girls' comics by D.C. Thomson
Mascot with brittle R Hand page edges and some loss [fr-gd]. Blue Bird [vg+] (2)
£40-60 See illustration

13

Champion (1922-23) 27-52
With (1923-24) 79-104
In two bound volumes
[fn/vfn] (52)
£90-130 See illustration

14

Chicks' Own (1921) 15-40
In bound volume
[fn/fn+] (26)
£50-70 See illustration

15

Felix The Cat Annual 3 (1926) [vg]
With 2 Felix The Cat metal pin badges, one with Felix and nephew (Inky, Dinky or Winky? Late 1920s) (3)
£40-60 See illustration

16

Giveaway Albums and Booklets (1920s-60s)
My Album of Royalty (presented with Princess), Royal Family Photo Album (Schoolgirls' Own), Film Fun Photo Album, Big Book of Film Stars (Film Fun), The 2nd George Formby Song Book (Film Fun), Schoolgirl Spotters Picture Book, - Autograph Album, Famous Radio Stars (School Friend), Film Star Album (Girls Crystal), My Circus Book (Jack & Jill), Film Stars Pocket Wallet (Boy's Cinema), Schoolgirl's Book of Party Games, Wonder Book for Schoolgirls, Stars of the Silver Screen, Hill Billy Round Up Song Book (Wild West Weekly)
Most albums and booklets complete with all cards and stickers [vg/fn] (15)
£45-65 See illustration

17

Nelson Lee Library (Jan-Apr 1927) 36-49 with (1927-28) 61-67, 82-89
In two bound volumes
[fn/vfn] (29)
£50-70 See illustration

18

Rocket (1923-24) 6-10, 13, 24, 31-33, 42, 43, 47, 49, 52, 57, 67
2 issues with 4 x 2 ins back page cut-outs. Some worn and clear taped spines
With Buzzer (1937-38) 6, 7, 8 (no b/cover), 12-15, 19 neatly restored [gd/vg] (25)
No Reserve See illustration

19

Sexton Blake Library (1927) 89-100 and (1928) 161-172
In two bound volumes. Publisher's file copies
Some cropping to covers in binding process [fn-/fn+] (24)
£120-160 See illustration

20

Sexton Blake Annual (1938, 1940-42) 1-4
Only these four annuals were published, there was no annual for 1939. 164 pages omnibus editions with No 1 starring Sexton Blake against Raffles and No 4 with Blake co-opted into the Secret Service and fighting on the deck of a U-Boat
[vg-/vg+/vg-/vg] (4)
£170-220 See illustration

21

Bullseye (1931-34)
17, 21, 24, 35, 39, 44 [fr], 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 71, 74, 76-78, 82, 84, 88, 93-97, 99 and 22 issues between 105-183 last issue
Starring Mortimer Hood Millionaire Detective, the House of Thrills and The Phantom
With Fun and Fiction (1911-1913) 5-10, 12-15, 20, 80
A few with well worn and taped spines [gd/vg-/vg] (63)
£90-130 See illustration

22

Comics Club badges (1930s-60s)
Tiger Tim, Teddy Tail, Bobby Bear, Harold Hare (2 different), Lion, Cococlub, Eb'n'Flo Cheery Coons, Rupert, Boys' Magazine, Girls Fun Club, WL Old Girls, Tarzan, Tarzan Westworld, Buster, A.K. Happy (16)
£40-50 See illustration

23

Film Fun (Jul-Dec 1936) 859-884
In half-year bound volume. Publisher's file copies
Laurel & Hardy, Joe E Brown, Jack Keen - Tec., Buck Jones
Cream pages with slightly darker edges [fn/fn+] (26)
£50-70 See illustration

24

Film Fun (1939-49)
Starring Laurel & Hardy, George Formby, Abbott & Costello. (1939-40): 16 issues between 998-1054. (1946): 22 issues between 1385-1437. (1947): 17 issues between 1434-1492. (1948): 21 issues between 1459-1507. (1949): 42 issues between 1511-1563
A few [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (118)
£90-130 See illustration

25

Football, Adventure and Sports Car Booklets and Giveaways (1930s-70s)
Adventure Thrill Book 1, Bright Boys' Album of Motor Cars (Skipper), Buster's Twelve Men of Danger, Explorers and Adventurers (Boy's Magazine), Marvel of the Modern Age (Eagle), 66 Motor Cars of 1966 (Victor), Star Cars of 1971 (Victor), Sportsmen of the World (Champion), Big Moments of 1964 (Rover and Wizard), Modern Sports Cars of the World (Tiger), Every Boy's Cup-Tie Album, Tiger Football Club Badges, Roy Race's Album of Football Club Badges (Tiger), Top Shots in Sport (Top Spot)
[vg/fn] (14)
£45-65 See illustration

26

Hotspur (1933)
1-10, 16, 18, 23, 25, 29, 30, 39, 43, 49
No 2 Brittle cover edges with some margin loss [gd], No 9 trimmed [gd], 18, 23, 25 [fr],
balance
[gd-/vg-] (19)
No Reserve See illustration

27

Mickey Mouse Annual 2 (1931)
Professionally reinforced spine with part of original spine illustration attached. Generally clean white pages, some with margin spots [apparent vg]
With Mickey Mouse Annual (1939)
Bright boards and spine with back board neat amateur restoration. Cream pages with some foxing to margins [apparent vg] (2)
£80-120 See illustration

28

Mickey Mouse Holiday Specials (1936-39) 1-4
69 pg specials starring Mickey, Donald and the Disney Gang
[gd/vg-] (4)
£70-90 See illustration

29

Mickey Mouse Annuals (1941, 1943, 1946). 1941: Some spine wear, cream/light tan pages, 6 with panels neatly painted, crayoned in [vg], 1943: Good boards and spine with clean white pages with slightly darker edges [vg+], 1946: Clean, fresh boards and spine, small back cover blemish, clean white pages, no dedication [fn] (3)
£120-150 See illustration

30

Radio Fun 2 (1938) [vg], Knockout 120 (1941) two small punch holes to spine [vg], Mickey Mouse 28/2/42 [vg], Chips Xmas 1946 [gd]
With Playbox (1941-42) 833, 840, 859, 862 all [gd] and Wonder (1942-47) 35 issues between 1447-1588
Including propaganda war issues [gd/vg+] (43)
£80-120 See illustration

31

Rupert Book 3 (1938)
Bright covers with light edge wear. Erased pencil dedication, some light foxing to end papers and a few interior pages [vg+/fn-]
No Reserve See illustration

32

Story Paper Giveaways (1930s-60s)
Adventure Thrill Books 1-4, Bright Boys Album of Motor Cars (Skipper), Deathless Squadron's Greatest Flights (Hotspur), Index Album of Speed Cars (with all 24 photos attached, Skipper), Spotters Album of The World's Aircraft (all 48 photos attached, Rover), Spadgers Monster Collection of Sports (all 36 photos attached, Wizard), My Own Log Book of Locomotives (18 photos loose, Wizard), Wonders Of Space Travel (Lion), Yellow Streak booklet (Arrow Books), 63 Motor Cars of 1963 (Sheet of 11 photos loose, Rover and Adventure)
[vg/fn] (13)
£50-70 See illustration

33

The Wonder Packet of English Comics (1939 A. Soloway).
Containing Comic Adventures 1-4
The Wrap around red cover is rare [vg/vg+] (4)
£40-60 See illustration

34

Beano 20 (1938)
Bright cover with lower margin piece missing and crumpled lower edge. Clean, cream pages. Only a few copies known to exist [vg-]
£150-200 See illustration

35

Beano (1940-41) 84, 101, 132-134, 137-139
Propaganda war issues
Well worn complete copies, some with brittle pages. 132 [pr], 137-139 [fr], balance [gd-/gd] (8)
No Reserve See illustration

36

Beano Book 3 (1942) Big Eggo in a spin!
Bright boards and spine, neat pencil dedication, cream pages [fn]
£1,600-2,200 See illustration

37

Beano 247 Xmas (1944)
[vfn-]
£320-380 See illustration

38

Beano 273 Xmas (1945)
[vfn]
£250-300 See illustration

39

Beano (1949) 352-389
Complete year in bound volume. First Jack Flash by Dudley Watkins, first Pansy Potter in Wonderland by Jimmy Clark, first The Horse that Jack Built by Bill Holdroyd. Some issues printed fortnightly
Bright covers, cream pages. 10 issues with crayon house number to cover margin. A few [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (38)
£800-1,000 See illustration

40

Dandy 41 (1938)
Bright cover, clean, cream pages. Some small cover overhang wear [fn-]
£70-90 See illustration

41

Dandy 53 (1938)
First snow-capped Xmas issue with ad for first Dandy Monster Comic
Some small tears to page overhang [vg+]
£150-200 See illustration

42

Dandy 54 (1938)
Bright cover with four 1 ins margin tears, cream pages [vg]
£50-70 See illustration

43

Dandy 69 (1939)
Bright cover with some minor overhang wear. Off-white to cream pages, some back cover creases [vg]
£35-45 See illustration

44

Dandy (1939) 88, 92, 94, 96
Nos 88 [gd+], 92 [gd], 94, 96 [vg-] (4)
No Reserve See illustration

45

Dandy (1940) 110, 112, 143, 156
Propaganda war issues
[gd-/gd] (4)
No Reserve See illustration

46

Dandy Monster Comic 2 (1941)
Korky on a trapeze
Good boards with rounded corners, reinforced spine with photocopy spine illustration, ink dedications. Cream/ light tan pages with some light margin foxing. A robust example [apparent vg]
£340-380 See illustration

47

Dandy (1942) 206-210, 212-219
Propaganda war issues. 'Equip our fighting men with ammunition made from waste paper - Remember that by doing this you are doing your bit for Britain!'
207, 208, 210, 218, 219 [gd-/gd], balance 8 issues [vg-/vg] (13)
No Reserve See illustration

48

Dandy (1943) 231-256 Xmas
Near complete year missing No 253. Propaganda war issues including special 250th Number, 'Every British Girl and Boy can put an end to Hitler's Joy' waste paper ad. Desperate Dan says in Xmas Number: 'When with hats and crackers done - they can help to make a gun. So come along now do not lag - drop them in the Salvage Bag!'
No 24 has 4 ins horizontal tear to all pages [gd-], balance issues, some grubby [gd/vg] (25)
£350-400 See illustration

49

Dandy (1943-44) 231, 243, 259, 265-267, 271, 273, 274, 277-279 Fireworks, 281
Propaganda war issues
279, 281 top RH corner pieces torn away [fr-gd], balance worn, grubby issues [gd-/vg-] (13)
No Reserve See illustration

50

Dandy (1944) 257-282 Xmas
Complete year of fortnightly propaganda war issues. First Black Bob by Allan Morley. The Amazing Mr X (The Mysterious Superman) first superhero comic strip in UK comics. 'Be like Desperate Dan and collect all the paper you can!'
Some well worn, grubby issues. 4 issues [fr], balance [gd/vg] (26)
£350-400 See illustration

51

Dandy 308 (1945) Xmas Fun issue
[fn]
£80-120 See illustration

52

Beano 327 (1948)
First appearance of Biffo the Bear by Dudley Watkins with No 753 Xmas (1956)
[vg/fn-] (2)
£80-120 See illustration

53

Dandy (1948) 360-385
Complete year, published fortnightly. In bound volume. Danny Longlegs and first Brave Young Blackhoof by Dudley Watkins. First Raggy Muffin The Dandy Dog by Jimmy Chrichton and first Slave of the Magic Lamp by Fred Sturrock
[vg-/fn] (26)
£350-400 See illustration

54

Dandy Monster Comics (1949, 1952) [gd] Korky The Toff, Korky's Toy Shop (2)
No Reserve See illustration

55

Magic Fun Book 1 (1941) Koko leads his Magic FunSkaters
Peter Piper back cover illustration by Dudley Watkins.
Bright boards and spine with small spine piece missing. Neat dedication, clean cream pages with slightly darker edges [fn-]
£370-450 See illustration

56

Magic Fun Book 2 (1942)
Koko supports his Magic characters
Bright boards and spine with 2 ins lower spine piece missing. Neat ink dedication, cream/light tan pages [vg]
£300-350 See illustration

57

Coloured Slick Fun (1948-51) 37, 40-46, 48, 51-54, 69, 81
Bright covers with some staple rust. A few [vg], balance [vg+/fn] (15)
£60-80 See illustration

58

Comet (1949-51) 32 issues between 76-171
With Comet (1958-59) 519-548 complete and 17 assorted Jet-Ace Logan issues between 549-Sept 5 1959
Most with staple rust. A few [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (79)
£100-150 See illustration

59

Sun (1947-48) 1, 3-7, 10, 12, 13, 15-17, 19, 20 and 5 issues from 1959
With Comet (1951-52) 151-167, 169-192
Swiss Family Robinson by Bob Wilkin, Voyage to Venus, Kit Carson, Return of Tarzan, The King's Captain by Sep Scott
[vg/fn/vfn] (60)
£100-140 See illustration

60

Comic Cuts (Jul-Dec 1942) 2692-2705 with (Jan-Sept 1953) 2970-3006 last issue
In 3 bound volumes with Cadbury's Competition leaflet. Starring Robin Hood, Space Patrol and Tom O'London by Ron Embleton
[fn/vfn] (51)
£60-80 See illustration

61

Dixon Hawke's Case Book (1940s-50 D.C. Thomson) 11-17
Illustrations to each story. No 11 clear taped spine [gd], 13, 15 [vg-], balance [vg/vg+] (7)
£130-170 See illustration

62

G.G. Swan Albums (1945-56)
Funnies Album 1950, 1952, 1953, 1956. Fairies Album 1949, Schoolboys Album 1945 and Bible Story Album 1949
[gd/vg/fn] (7)
No Reserve See illustration

63

Indie Publishers (1940s-50s)
Atomic Comic n.n. (art by Bob Wilkin), Challenger 2 (PM Productions), Cheery Time n.n. (Philmar), Cute Fun 9, 24 (G.G. Swan), Fairy Time n.n., Film Shots n.n. (starring Easter Parade, Al Jolson Story), Flash 6, 7, 8 (Amex), Fun Fare 1 (Martin & Reid), Merry Maker n.n. (John Matthews), Panto Pranks n.n. (Denis Gifford art. Hotspur publishing), Prang n.n. (Hotspur), Smuggler's Creek 5 (Hotspur), Sparkler 6, 15 (D.F. Peters), Starflash 2 (P.M.), Sun 43, Swell 2 (P.M.)
A couple [gd], balance vg/fn+] (20)
£90-120 See illustration

64

Jolly Chuckles (Martin & Reid 1940s) 1-11, Merry Maker (John Matthews 1940s) 1-7, 9, 10
Both trimmed, retrieved from bound volumes
With Grand Adventure Comic and Happy Tuppeny No 2 [vg/fn] (23)
£60-80 See illustration

65

Mighty Midgets 'Blitz' books (1940s W Barton) 9, 24, 28, 30, 32, 33, 41
With Little Marvels 7, 9, 18, 25, 30, 31, Pocket Series 6, 16, 33, 45-47, Tuck's Better Little Books: 7 different issues, no numbers and Follow Inspector Foster (Gulliver 1940s)
Mostly sold by Woolworth's at 3d each, these booklets helped distract children in air-raid shelters and Underground stations during bombing raids over London. Consequently they became known as 'Blitz' books and are scarce. The 3d price was subsidised by Saxa Salt, Kiwi Polish and Foster Clark's Custard Powder who advertised on the back covers. With 3 Bertram Mills Circus complimentary ticket booklets (1946, 1948)
[vg/fn] (30)
£150-200 See illustration

66

Radio Fun (Jul-Dec 1943) 247-272
In half-year bound volume. Propaganda war issues
Starring Big-Hearted Arthur, Over Enemy Lines, Our War Heroes, Flanagan and Allen and Inspector Stanley. 'Save your paper by the ton and Hitler will be most undone!'
[fn/vfn] (26)
£80-120 See illustration

67

Radio Fun (Jul-Dec 1947) 456-480
In half-year bound volume. With Wilfred Pickles, Charley Chester, The Falcon, Vera Lynn and ITMA's Tommy Handley
[fn/vfn] (25)
£50-70 See illustration

68

Skipper (1940-41) 488-544 last issue (Feb 1st 1941) and including 1940 complete year.
Propaganda war issues with The Nameless Nazi and Captain Zoom - Birdman of the RAF
Scarce in these grades. A few [vg], balance [fn-/vfn+] (57)
£300-350 See illustration

69

Wonder (Jul-Dec 1949) 1630--1642 with (Jul-Dec 1950) 1656-1668
In two bound volumes. Starring Roy Rogers and Hook, Line & Sinker
[fn/vfn] (26)
£30-40 See illustration

70

Beano (1953) 546-598
Complete year in bound volume including New Year 1954 issue. First Minnie The Minx and Roger the Dodger. No 568 has Desperate Dan cover appearance in rare Dandy/Beano character cross-over. No 550 with 4 page pull-out ad supplement for Topper No 1
597, 598 tan/light tan pages [vg+], balance bright covers, cream pages [fn/vfn] (53)
£800-1,000 See illustration

71

Beezer No 1 (1956)
Starring Ginger by Dudley Watkins, Pop, Dick and Harry, Mick on the Moon and the Banana Bunch by Leo Baxendale
Worn spine [vg-]
£80-120 See illustration

72

Beezer No 2 (1956)
[vg]
£40-60 See illustration

73

Topper Picture Book 1 (1954)
Large format first Topper Book with full page illustrations of animals, birds and insects
Some moisture stain to interior pages [vg]
£35-45 See illustration

74

Beano/Biffo The Bear original front cover artwork (1953) from The Beano No 551 Feb 7th 1953. Drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins
The Postman stuffs a cork in Biffo's trumpet but ends up posted in his own letterbox!
Poster colour and ink on cartridge paper. Some small sealed tears to lower margin with a small piece missing. 20 x 14 ins. ‘The Beano' header is a laser colour copy
£1,700-2,000 See illustration

75

Beano Book (1957)
Dennis scores on the rebound!
Bright boards and spine with top corner ding. No dedication, clean white pages [fn]
£90-120 See illustration

76

Biffo The Bear original artwork drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins for The Beano Book 1953 pg 49
Indian ink on cartridge paper. Highlighted with red and blue crayon. 19 x 13 ins. With [vg-] 1953 Beano Book (2)
£600-700
See illustration

77

The Broons Book (1952)
Tea-time at Glebe Street. D.C. Thomson hardback office copy. Editor 'R.D. Low' pencil to frontispiece. According to our records hardback copies were produced for the publisher's internal use only. They were not distributed and are rare [vg-fn]
£500-550 See illustration

78

Dandy (1951) 476-527
Complete year in bound volume. Starring Sooty and His Shooter by Charles Grigg, Fighting Forkbeard by Paddy Brennan and Noah Lott (He knows a lot of rot!). Including 500th Birthday Number
Bright, fresh covers, creamy white pages. The highest graded year ever offered for auction [vfn/nm] (52)
£800-1,000 See illustration

79

Adventure Stories + (1950s Streamline, L. Miller +)
Airboy 1, 4, 5, Blue Bolt 4, Diamond 15, King Comic 1, 6, 7, Mandrake 13, 15, 18-20, 22, Sinister Tales 8, Spellbound 61
Some rusty staples [vg/vg+] (16)
£70-100 See illustration

80

Crime and Adventure (1950s Streamline, L. Miller +)
Nyoka Jungle Girl 50 (No 1), 52, 69, SSS 3, 4, Crime Inc 2, Dick Tracy 1, Dixie Dugan 1, Family Favourites 34, Felix The Cat 5, Foursome Comic 5, Manhunt 1, 4 [vg-], Marvel Family 85, Masterman 6, Real Clue 2, Pirates n.n., Movie Classics 19, Secret Agent X-9 No 4
[vg/fn] (19)
£100-150 See illustration

81

Batman Australian reprints (1950s) 31-40
No 31, 35 (split spine) [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (10)
£70-90 See illustration

82

Batman, Superboy and Superman Australian reprints + (1950s)
Batman 41, 49, Superman 37, 42, 44, 49-51, 54, 57, Brave and Bold 3, Captain Midnight 15, Mandrake 7, Phantom 537, 575, Super Adventure 86, Superboy 63-69, 81-90
A few [vg+], balance [gd/vg] (32)
£80-120 See illustration

83

Black Bob: five original artworks from The Dandy/Black Bob books (1950s) by Jack Prout
(various sizes) (5)
£150-200 See illustration

84

Buck Rogers (early 1950s) 114-131
Published by Southdown Press Australia. Starring Buck Rogers by Dick Calkins, Flying Jenny and The Barker
120, 127 [gd], balance [vg/fn+] (18)
£150-200 See illustration

85

Courage 1, Pluck 1 (both L. Miller late 1950s)
With Meteor 1 (Paget Publ. early 1950s) and the Truth About Wilson p/back (Red lion Lib 1962)
Courage and Pluck brittle cover edges, Pluck with some loss (fr-gd], Meteor [vg], Wilson book [fn] (4)
£60-80 See illustration

86

Dan Dare original artwork (1950) drawn and painted by Frank Hampson for The Eagle Vol. 1 No 23 1950
Col. Dare and Digby launch Anastasia to locate the derelict ship 'Galactic Pioneer', his father's vessel, lost in space some thirty years earlier.
One of the earliest Hampson pieces offered for auction. Eagle logo and header painted by illustrator and original owner, Mike C with his sketch of encouragement!
Gouache on board. 16 x 13 ins
£1,700-2,200 See illustration

87

Cowboy Comics/Picture Library (1955-61) 105 [vg-], 360, 367, 375, 379, 383, 387, 391, 395, 399
All Billy the Kid issues
Rusty staples. With some rust spots showing through [fn-] (10)
£30-40 See illustration

88

Cowboy Comics/Picture Library (1950s)
106, 108, 114, 129, 132, 136, 137, 144, 145, 158, 162, 166
Starring Kit Carson and Buck Jones
[vg/vg+] (12)
£35-45 See illustration

89

Cowboy Picture Library (1961-62)
407, 411, 419, 425, 427, 430, 431, 442, 455, 458
[vg/vg+] (10)
£30-40 See illustration

90

Film Fun (1950-54) 151 issues between 1576-1822
Comprising: 1950 x 23 issues, 1951 x 5, 1952 x 31, 1953: (1728, 1730, 1732-1771 Xmas), 1954: (1772-1823 missing 1816 (51 issue near complete year)
A few [gd], balance [vg-/fn-] (152)
£150-200 See illustration

91

Film Fun/Terry Thomas 3 original consecutive artworks by Terry Wakefield for Film Fun (1950s)
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Terry's in a proper state but he's not sure if it's the USA or South America!
Indian ink on cartridge paper. 13 x 6 ins (x 3)
£70-100 See illustration

92

Gift Comics Album 2 (L. Miller 1952)
Starring Captain Marvel, Nyoka and Tom Mix
With All Star Annual, The Saint No 1 (Top Sellers)
All [vg] (3)
No Reserve See illustration

93

Hotspur (1954) 895-946
Complete year in two bound volumes
Leatherface and Black Lightning illustrated strips
Bright covers, cream pages, some small corner pieces torn away in binding process to 10 issues [fn-/fn], balance [vfn] (52)
£80-120 See illustration

94

John Wayne Adventure Comics 1-5 (WDL 1950s)
No 1 [fn-], balance [vg/vg+] (5)
£60-80 See illustration

95

Kid Colt Outlaw (Atlas, Thorpe & Porter 1950s) Album 1 with comics: 2-10
Joe Maneely and Syd Shores cover art
[vg-/vg+] (10)
£90-120 See illustration

96

King Comic Annual (1954 L. Miller)
Starring The Phantom, Brick Bradford , Popeye, Mandrake The Magician and Johnnie Hazard [vg], Mysteries of the Unexplored (1950s G.T.). Starring Captain Future by Norman Light and Bill Merrill by Ron Embleton [vg+]. Mystic Bumper Book (1964 L. Miller) [vg] and Spellbound Album (L. Miller 1964). With artwork by Kirby, Ayers and Sinnott
[vg+] (4)
£50-70 See illustration

97

R & L Locker scarce full colour reprints (1950s)
Crack Comics 62, Crack Comics Summer Issue, Modern Comics Summer Issue, Doll Man Holiday Issue [vg-] (4)
£40-60 See illustration

98

Lone Ranger 1 (WDL 1953) [vg] with original WDL newsagents' order form
£30-40 See illustration

99

Millers 10d Picture Series + (1950s-60s)
Flash Gordon 1, Marvel Tales 1, 2, Space Adventures 1, Buster Adventure Library 35, Eerie 2 (Thorpe & Porter reprint) with The Invasion from the Abyss story by Frank Frazetta/Al Williamson, Kenton of the Star Patrol by Joe Kubert and Flame Goddess first appearance from Slave Girl #2), Paragrin 1 by Alan Austin, The Mummy (Top Sellers) and Race for the Moon 6 (Strato - Ditko and Kirby art)
[vg/fn-] (9)
£50-70 See illustration

100

L. Miller, Swan, Jenson Westerns (1950s)
Crack Western 3, Hopalong Cassidy 141, Lone Star 6, 9, 12, Pancho Villa 37, Red Ryder 57, Rex Allen 20, The Rider 2, Rocky Lane 136, Rocky Mountain King 38, Roy Rogers 95, Tim Holt 4, Tomohawk 4, 6, 11, 16, 29-31, 33, Western War 2, Wild West n.n.
[vg-/vg+] (23)
£70-100 See illustration

101

Marvelman Annual 2 (1955)
[fn]
£30-40 See illustration

102

Young Marvelman Annual 2 (1955)
[fn-]
£30-40 See illustration

103

Young Marvelman (1957-61)
204-208, 216, 222, 226, 232, 233, 265, 289, 300, 303, 305, 308-310, 316, 323, 325, 331, 335, 362, 366, 367 and Marvelman 329
[vg+/fn+] (27)
£70-90 See illustration

104

Master Comics (L. Miller 1950s) 71-86
Starring Cap Marvel Jr., Nyoka, Bulletman and Tom Mix
[vg-/fn] (16)
£60-80 See illustration

105

Motion Picture Comics (L. Miller 1950s) 50 (No 1), 51-60 (No 59 had two different issues)
[vg+/fn] (12)
£70-100 See illustration

106

Picture Story Pocket Western (WDL 1950s) 1, 4, 5, 7-24
Starring TVs Maverick, Gun Law, Wyatt Earp, Cheyenne and Durango Kid
[vg-/vg+] (21)
£60-80 See illustration

107

Rocket (1956) 1 [vg-], 6 [fn-], 18 [gd], 28, 32 [fn/fn-]
With Eagle Vol 1 (1950) No 5 [fn-], TV Comic (1951) No 1 [vg+] and 6 later issues, all [fn] with Express Weekly (1958) 172 and Junior Express Weekly (1955) 62, both [vg] (15)
No Reserve See illustration

108

Six-Gun Heroes (L. Miller 1950s) 50 (No 1), 51-73
Starring Rocky Lane, Lash Larue, Hoppy and Monte Hale
59, 61-63 [gd], balance [vg/fn] (14)
£60-80 See illustration

109

Space Aces (1950s Anglo, L. Miller, WDL +)
Captain Miracle 1, 2, John Carter of Mars 1, Mystery In Space 7, Pete Mangan 51 [gd], Space Adventures 52, Space Cadet 8, Space Hero n.n. (Scion), Space Commander Kerry 51, 52, 54, Space Commando 50 (No 1), 51, 52, 54, 57, Strange Worlds 12 (Man's World Comics)
[vg-/fn] (17)
£120-160 See illustration

110

Space Aces II (1950s-60s WDL, Atlas)
Tom Corbett Space Cadet 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, Planet Comics 1 (Reprint), 10, Planet Stories 2 [gd], 6, 9, Red Comet 3, 5-9, Space Ace 26
[vg/fn+] (18)
£120-160 See illustration

111

Superman Bumper Edition Annual 1 (1951)
With Annual 2 (1952) and Annual 3 (1953-4)
[vg/vg+/vg-] (3)
£90-120 See illustration

112

Super-Detective Library Rick Random Space issues (1950s)
79, 83, 97, 111, 123, 127, 129, 163
Rusty staples [vg/vg+] (8)
£30-40 See illustration

113

Thriller Comics/Library (1950s)
35, 69, 81, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112, 113, 115, 124, 136, 175, 180, 273, 332 (1960)
Rusty staples with rust spots showing through. 332 [gd], balance [vg-/vg] (16)
£40-60 See illustration

114

Tex Ritter (L. Miller 1950s) 50 (No 1), 51-69
[vg-/vg+] (20)
£80-100 See illustration

115

Vargo Statten Sci-Fi Magazine 1 (1954 Scion)
68 pages largely text with chapter and some full page illustrations
[fn-]
£20-30 See illustration

116

Western Hero (L. Miller 1950s) 113-122
Starring Hopalong Cassidy, Gabby Hayes, Monte Hale and Tom Mix
117 [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (10)
£30-40 See illustration

117

Western Library starring Lucky Lannagan (Am. Press 1950s)
2, 3, 10, 13, 22, 25, 29, 33, 37, 43, 52, 62, 85, 88
All text stories bar 85 and 88 which are fully illustrated
Nos 2 & 43 [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (14)
£40-60 See illustration

118

Alan Class/L. Miller (1960s)
Astounding Stories 26, 40, Creepy Worlds 120, Out of This World n.n. (x2), Secrets Of The Unknown 90, 93, Sinister Tales 43, 70, 73, Suspense 78, 82, 104, Uncanny Tales 47, 55, 63, 77, 78, Spellbound 65, Voodoo 9, Zombie 7, 9
Comprising UK reprints of Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Dr Strange, Nick Fury SHIELD, with Kirby and Ditko's Marvel monsters
Some rolled spines [vg/fn] (22)
£60-80 See illustration

119

Beezer (Jan-Jun 1969) 677-702
Starring Ginger, The Banana Bunch and The Numbskulls
Light horizontal mail fold [fn-/fn] (26)
£50-70 See illustration

120

The Broons original artwork (1966) drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins from The Sunday Post 27 March 1966
Daphne does neighbour, Big Alec, a favour by heating his steak pie in the oven for later. Grandpaw and the boys come back early and tuck into 'their' steak dinner. Then Big Alec comes for his pie, Grandmaw has to give him her grocery shopping and Grandpaw has to pay 38/6d for a guid ‘knife and fork’ tea for the whole family.
Indian ink on cream cartridge paper. 19 x 15 ins
£350-450 See illustration

121

Commando War Stories in Pictures No 1 (1961) D.C. Thomson
'Walk - or Die!'
Some tape to front cover, missing back cover [gd]
£90-130 See illustration

122

Dandy/Korky The Cat original front cover artwork by Jimmy Chrichton from The Dandy fireworks issue No 1041 (Nov 4 1961)
Fishy firework foolery!
Bright poster colour and Indian ink on cartridge paper. 19 x 14 ins. ‘The Dandy' header is a laser colour copy
£1,200-1,600 See illustration

123

Desperate Dan original artwork by Dudley Watkins from The Dandy 19 June 1969
The cat gets ink over the kids' homework but Dan and the teacher end up re-writing it!
Most of the word balloons are missing. Indian ink on cartridge paper. 22 x 15 ins
£200-250 See illustration

124

Erik The Viking original artwork (early 1960s) by Don Lawrence for Lion comic.
Re-titled (from Karl the Viking) for later publication in Smash comic.
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Indian ink on board. 21 x 16 ins
£150-200 See illustration

125

Hornet (1966) 121-173 D.C. Thomson
Complete year
[vg/fn] (53)
£60-80 See illustration

126

Lady Penelope (1966) 3, 4, 18
With TV 21 No 171
[fn/fn+] (4)
£30-40 See illustration

127

Oor Wullie Book (1965) A shining example!
Hardback copy. A few hardback copies were produced for D.C. Thomson internal use only and were not distributed.
Rare [vfn]
£150-200 See illustration

128

Oz Magazine (1960s-70s) 12, 37, 39 [gd], 44
With Friends 2
[vg-/vg+ (5)
No Reserve See illustration

129

Saucy postcard original colour artwork (early 1960s) drawn and signed by artist, Arnold Taylor
'When do you want to stop, Lady?' 'They're not all mine, constable!'
Poster colour on board. 9 x 6 ins
£50-70 See illustration

130

SMASH! (1966-69)
No 1, 3 (x2), 4, 27, 65-67, 69, 70, 78, 80, 100 Christmas Number, 144, 150 and 16/8/69
Starring Batman, The Hulk, Leo Baxendale's Swots and the Blots, Nervs and Grimly Feendish.
Five issues between 65-70 Editor's file copies with page stickers detailing artwork and lettering payments
[vg/fn-] (16)
£40-60 See illustration

131

Solo 1 (1967)
Starring Sgt Bilko, The Scarecrow, U.N.C.L.E. Disney cartoons and Seaspray
[vfn]
£80-120 See illustration

132

Super DC (1969-70) 1-6
No 1 wfg gift wristwatch calendar and Magic Disc in manila instructions envelope (lacks Batman posters)
[vg/vg+] (6)
£30-40 See illustration

133

Thunderbirds original double-page artwork (1966) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 90 1966
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
The front cover of the comic screamed, 'Nightmare Splashdown for Crippled Ship - Monster Attacks Thunderbird 3!' And here is Bellamy's brilliant double-page artwork to prove it!
The ‘Thunderbirds’ logo is an unattached laser colour copy, as are all the word balloons and the original comic which are part of this lot. Bright, fresh Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins.
£1,800-2,300 See illustration

134

WHAM! (1965-68)
120-132 Xmas, 146-152, 155, 156, 174, 175, 177, 186, 187
Starring Frankie Stein by Ken Reid, The Tiddlers, General Nitt and his Barmy Army and George's Germs by Leo Baxendale with UK reprints of the Fantastic Four
12 issues are editor's file copies with page stickers detailing artwork and lettering payments (Ken Reid was paid £24.00 for his Frankie Stein a/w!)
186, 187 [vg], balance [fn/fn+] (26)
£100-140 See illustration

135

1960s-80s Mix
The Big One 19.12.64, Buster
(1960-63) 4 issues, Tracy 1 (1979) wfg Beryl The Peril Button Badge, Penny No 1 (1979), Celebrity Magazine 1 (1986), Go Girl 3 (1968), Telegraph Sunday Magazine Eagle Anniversary (1977), Huckleberry Hound (1967) 3 issues, TV Century 21 No 23 (1965), TV Comic (1960-82) 24 issues between 422-1586 [vg/fn/vfn] (38)
No Reserve See illustration

136

Action 1 (1976), Dracula Lives 1 (1974), Vulcan 2, 3, 10 May, 4 Oct, MASK 1 (1986) wfg Matt Trakker mask, 3, 4, 5 Xmas, 7
[vg/fn+] (11)
£40-60 See illustration

137

1970s No 1s +
Action 1 wfg Red Arrow, Bullet 1 wfg Secret Sign Ring, Cracker 1 wfg Squeeze'n'Squeak balloon, Fury 1 wfg Model War Plane, Lindy 1 wfg bracelet, Roy of the Rovers 1 wfg Football Chart, Warlord 1, 2, 3 all with their free gifts and Whoopee 1 wfg Super Squirt Ring
[fn-/fn+] (10)
£70-100 See illustration

138

Countdown (1971-72)
4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 22, 26, 27, 29-36, 39, 41-47, 52, 54, 56
Doctor Who, Thunderbirds, UFO, Stingray, The Persuaders.
7 issues [vg/vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (29)
£60-80 See illustration

139

Garth: 3 original consecutive artworks drawn and signed by Frank Bellamy from the Daily Mirror Jan/Feb 1974
From the Bon Monkhouse Archive
Garth saves Andromeda from Tallion's clutches …
Indian ink on board. 20 x 8 ins (x3)
£350-400 See illustration

140

Science Fiction Monthly (1974-76 New English Library) 1-28
Complete run. Vol. 2 No 11 wfg T-Shirt Transfer. With stories by Ray Bradbury, John Wyndham, Brian Aldiss and Arthur C Clarke, featuring artists Bruce Pennington, Chris Foss, Tim White and Bob Fowke. In large, broadsheet size, Science Fiction Monthly was published loose leaf and the centre double page posters were often extracted thus ensuring that very few complete sets survive. This one heroically has, and in very high grades
Vol 2 No 7 [fn-], balance [vfn/nm] (28)
£130-160 See illustration

141

Spellbound 1 (1976) wfg Mystic Sun Pendant, Misty 1 (1978), Donald Duck 1, 2, 3, Krazy 1, Korak Son of Tarzan Album 1, Mickey Mouse (1975) 1, 2, Nutty 1 [vg] (with 4 pg Promo for No 1) 2, 3, Tarkan 1 (1973), Thunder 1, Tom and Jerry Weekly 1, Vulcan 1, 2 wfg, 3
[fn-/vfn] (18)
£70-100 See illustration

142

Spider-Man Comics Weekly (1973) No 1 wfg Mask, 2 wfg Tracer Plane, 3, Avengers (1973) No 1 wfg Superhero Transfers, 2-4, Complete Fantastic Four (1977) No 1 (x2) wfg Boeing 747 Model Kit, Mighty World of Marvel (1972) 1 wfg Hulk transfer, 2 wfg A Spider-Man transfer, 3 wfg 12 Superhero Stickers, Savage Sword of Conan 1 (1975) wfg Conan poster, Super DC (1969) 1, 2, 3, Fantastic 1 (1967), It's Terrific 1 [vg+], Titans (1975) No 1 wfg Poster, 2
[fn-/vfn] (20)
£120-150 See illustration

143

Trigan Empire original colour artwork drawn and painted by Don Lawrence from Look and Learn 28 Feb 1970 (later reprinted in Vulcan No 28 1976)
Trigo and his arch-enemy, Zer Thorus, face the searing wilderness
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Gouache on board. 189 x 14 ins
£400-450 See illustration

144

Tornado (1979) 1-22
Complete run with all free gifts (for Nos 1-3). Starring editor, Dave Gibbons, Victor Drago, Angry Planet and Black Hawk
Scarce in these grades [vfn/vfn+] (22)
£90-120 See illustration

145

TV 21 & JOE 90 (New Series 1970-71)
26, 40, 41, 43, 47, 48, 52, 54-56, 58, 60, 61, 64, 65, 67, 69, 71, 75-78, 81, 82, 85, 87, 93, 97-102, 104, 105
[fn-/vfn] (35)
£80-120 See illustration

146

2000 AD (1977) 8, 12 (x2), 13, 15, 17 (x3)
[vg+/vfn] (8)
£25-35 See illustration

147

Underground/Adult Comix (1970s-80s)
Armageddon 2, Bijou Funnies 6, Brain Damage 11, Brain Storm 1, Brain Storm Fantasy 1, Conqueror 2, Gas 2, Graphicus 2, 4 (x2), 5, Grun 1, Harold Head 1, IT vol 86 No 1, Miraculous Circumstances Preview Issue with 1-4, Mr Monster 5, Nasty Tales 2, 4-7, Near Myths 1, 2 (x2), 4 [gd], Neon 1, Sin City n.n., Tales from the Fridge 1
[vg+/fn/vfn] (32)
£60-80 See illustration

148

Vampirella (1972 Warren/IPC) 1-4 [vfn-/vfn+]
With Eerie (1978-80 U.S. Warren) 95, 102, 105 [vg], 110, 113, 114
Vampirella [vfn-/vfn+], Eerie [fn/fn+] (10)
£35-45 See illustration

149

Buddy (1981) 1-50 with Shop Display Poster advertising No 1. Complete with free gifts for 1-3: Pop Pistol, Banshee Wailer and Super Zoomer. Also included are two copies of No 15, each with a different free gift (Plane and Car). Starring Jonah, Billy the Cat, The Iron Fish and Limp-Along Leslie
[fn/vfn] (51)
£150-200 See illustration

150

Charley's War three original artworks by Joe Colquhoun from Battle 615 (1984)
The battle of the Somme, July 1916. Charley and his mates have been taken prisoner and one of them reveals the terrible secret of the previous Christmas in flashback where the captain's treachery resulted in the Germans' deathly revenge
3 artworks, Indian ink on cartridge paper. 17 x 15 ins each
£1,200-1,500 See illustration

151

Druuna Aphrodisia print No 9 of 25 signed by Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri
Bagheeri Editeur, Paris (1997)
23 x 19 ins
£150-200 See illustration

152

Viz original artwork (1987) Tommy 'Banana' Johnson (he's got a big banana!) 15 x 11 ins. With Viz 27 from which it comes. Both initialled/signed by Chris Donald. With Brown Bottle postcard artwork also initialled 'CD'
£350-400 See illustration

153

Original sketch drawn and signed by Chris Donald
'Doctor, I keep collecting comics'. Doctor: 'Hmm. A lot of these issues seem to date back to your childhood'
Pen and ink on paper 8 x 12 ins
£30-40 See illustration

154

Johnny Fartpants printer's acetate sheet (1987) from Viz 23 April 1987 with small original artwork of Mrs Maybee and her Crazy Baby initialled 'CD' from Viz 12a (1985) 2 x 2¼ ins and Viz Comic No 12b (7 Dec 2009) signed by Chris Donald and created for the Viz 30th anniversary party and sold in aid of St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle (including free gift Viz gold balloon). Around 200 were issued, most selling at the party (3)
£200-250 See illustration


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