Lot # 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)