Dear Compal Customers,
Welcome to our May/June auction catalogue. The catalogue is open for bidding at The Saleroom.com. You can also browse/search the catalogue here in the catalogue section of the Compalcomics site. Bidding closes on Sunday June 2.
This auction showcases the third part of the Bob Monkhouse Archive collection with original artwork boards of Thunderbirds, Garth and Dan Dare by Frank Bellamy and Ron Turner’s re-creation artwork in 1986 of his original Vargo Statten science fiction cover from 1951. Our artwork selection also features front covers of Beano and Dandy by Dudley Watkins and Jimmy Chrichton with three of Joe Colquhoun’s atmospheric boards of Charley’s War from the Battle of the Somme.
Key items on offer in this auction are The Beano No 2 and the Dandy No 2, this followed by its rare Jumping Frog free gift in a separate lot (Froggy’s eighty-two and still jumping). The first Xmas number of The Beano (No 21) is also here along with early propaganda war issue complete years. Look out for The Beano bound volume of 1943, its contents in the high grades of [fine/very fine].
There are 10 complete bound volumes of The Eagle on offer with an extra copy of No 1 thrown in, all in the same lot and we are delighted to offer some rarities from the Peter Hansen Archive including Bulldog Brittain Commando, Gallant Adventure, Hal Starr in Strange Worlds, Spaceman, Super-Sonic and True Life Adventures.
Wild Young Dirky by Dudley Watkins ran for three complete stories in The Topper between 1954 and 1956 and we offer all 40 pages of the printer’s proofs at lot 130. Other notable attractions include Jane’s Journal by Norman Pett, Wonderman and Oh Boy! at lot 50, a fresh copy of Hurricane No 1, the Australian edition of Daredevil No 1 and a comprehensive run of Super-Detective library including the first issue.
Our US section highlights Amazing Fantasy 15, signed to the splash page by Stan Lee and Amazing Spider-Man 1-100. We continue with our run of pulps including Fantastic Adventures, Jungle Stories, Planet Stories and Weird Tales and look out for Golden Age Action Comics 28 and Superman 13 in mid grades.
However if it’s really good value you’re after, look no further than lot 123 estimated at £40-60. It’s the Beano comic No 3260 from 2005. The original 200,000 copy print run was destroyed as a certain French footballer was lampooned within.
Please enjoy our latest catalogue,
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.
All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 31 MAY and we will enter them on your behalf in thesaleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 2 June starting at 2pm.