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Autumn 2009 Results
British comics, annuals & artwork
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Note: Prices Realised include 10% Buyer's Premium.

1

Boys Friend (1910) 473-499
Jul-Dec half year in bound vol. Publishers' file copies. Sexton Blake detective stories. With full page flyer for The Girls' Reader [fn/vfn] (27)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £96
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2

Boy's Journal (1913) 1-24
In six monthly magazines of Fiction, Sport and Biographies. Publishers' file copies
21-24 [vg], balance [fn/fn+] (24)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162
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3

Boy's Journal (1914-15) 42-72 (last issue)
In two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies. Propaganda war issues including Reports on the Battle of Mons and the Seige of Paris with Sexton Blake and Plummer detective stories
[fn-/fn] (31)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £145
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4

The Favorite (1912) 77-102
Jul-Dec in half-year bound volume
Publishers' file copies starring Freddie Fluence The Merry Mesmerist, Victor Brand & Co Detectives and Mystery Experts. With leaflet for free Scout Outfit [fn/fn+] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85
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5

The Favorite (1914) 155-180
Jan-Jun in half year bound volume. Publishers' file copies
[fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £72

6

The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Aug 1901-April 1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle. Comprising the complete nine instalments from the original Strand magazines in professionally bound volume. Strand magazine cover neatly attached to front [fn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £133
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7

Penny Popular (1919) 24-49
Jul-Dec in half year bound volume. Stories of Harry Wharton, Tom Merry, Greyfriars, St Jims by Frank Richards. With 2-colour flyers for Robin Hood, Prairie and Detective Libraries. Publishers' file copies [fn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £62
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8

Union Jack (1909) 273-324
Complete year in two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies, Sexton Blake detective stories throughout. With 4 page pull-out 'Blackmail' story, flyers for Family Journal No 1 and Answers Competition and Art Offer [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £580
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9

Union Jack (1913) 482-533
Complete year in two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies, Sexton Blake detective stories throughout. With flyers for The Red Magazine and Answers 25th Birthday Number [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £182
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10

Union Jack (1915) 586-637
Complete year with (1917) 717-742
In three bound volumes. Publishers' file copies. Propaganda war issues including 'Letters From The Firing Line'. Sexton Blake stories throughout [fn/vfn] (78)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £653
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11

Penny Popular (1920-21) 76-127, 207-232
Jul 1920-Jun 1921, Jan-Jun 1923 in three bound volumes.
Stories, Jokes and Pictures of Greyfriars, Rockwood & St Jims
Worn binding cloth, contents [fn-/fn] (78)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £133
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12

Playbox (1925) 3, 7-10 with Rainbow (1916-25) 141, 142, 144-148, 192, 194, 195, 197, 198, 560, 570, 575, 576
[fn-/fn+] (21)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £44
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13

The Rocket (1923) 1-20
In bound volume
Breathless Adventure On Land And Sea!
Bright colour covers, cream/light tan pages [fn/fn+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121
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14

Rover No 1 (1922) D C Thomson
Worn edges and back cover, no loss, 2 ins tear clear-taped inside back cover [gd]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55
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15

Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1929
Cover by Rupert artist A E Bestall
Bright boards, loose binding, cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £11

16

Tiger Tim's Weekly (1924-25) 150-153, 156-161, 165-167, 169 with Playbox No 3 [vg]
Bright covers, cream pages [fn/vfn] (14)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £38
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17

Boys Broadcast (1934) 1-36
Complete run. Thrills, Mystery, Romantic Adventure. Starring Laurel & Hardy, Maurice Chevalier, Everton's Dixie Dean and Rudolf Caracciola in his Mercedes Benz. Issues 1, 2 and 3 Free Gifts: 100 page Book of Football, Boys Broadcast Diary and 2 Conjuring Card Tricks with original envelope
Issues 1-6 have one x quarter inch small back cover competition cut-outs [fn-/fn], 7-36 [fn/vfn] (36)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £435
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18

Buzzer (1937) 1-36
Complete 36 issue run starring Wee Georgie Wood, Claude Dampier, The Invisible Speedman, The Wreck Of The Zeppelin.
Bright covers, cream pages
NB The original owner had removed all the tin plate staples so there is no staple rust. Rare
[vfn/vfn+] (36)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £302
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19

Champion (1939) 884-908
Jan-Jun in half year bound volume
Starring Rockfist Rogan RAF and Fireworks Flynn's Schooldays [vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85
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20

Crystal/Girls' Crystal (1935-36) 1-62
In three bound volumes including 1936 complete year. Publisher’s file copies.
With free gifts Photo Postcard of Ginger Rogers and 5 Film Star Autograph Sheets. [fn+/vfn] (62)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £423
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21

Detective Weekly 1 (1933)
Starring Sexton Blake. First instalment of The White Rider by Leslie Charteris. With free gift Useful Pocket Wallet (the only one known to have survived)
Rare in this grade [fn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £126
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22

Detective Weekly (1933) 2-45
Starring Sexton Blake [fn/vfn] (44)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £231
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23

Detective Weekly (1934) 46-97
Complete year. Sexton Blake stories throughout [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £242
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24

Film Fun (1933-35) 718-736, 821-832
Starring Joe E Brown, Laurel & Hardy, Buck Jones, Harold Lloyd
With free gifts Photo Wallet and Film Star Postcards set of Gary Cooper, Buck Jones, Ken Maynard, Loretta Young, Eddie Cantor, Tim McCoy and Claudette Colbert
Also 6 issues with Magic Transfers
Some staple rust, cream pages. 718, 719 [vg], balance [fn-/fn+] (31)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £157
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25

Film Fun (1936) 833-884
Complete year with complete free gift colour postcards set of Robert Montgomery, Victor McLaglan, Richard Dix, Tim McCoy (2 different), Buck Jones, Shirley Temple, Freddie Bartholomew
Some with staple rust, cream pages [fn-/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £242
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26

Hotspur (1934) 19-70
Complete year in bound volume with free gifts 4 car cards for each issue Nos. 32-47 (64 cards) and 30 pg. C.I.D. Car Spotting Album with complete set of 40 stickyback Highway Stamps neatly attached, these gifts given away with Nos. 58-60.
The highest grade of Hotspur comics ever offered at auction. Free gifts as new, comics [vfn/nm] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £319
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27

Hotspur (1935) 71-122
Complete year in bound volume with free gifts for No 78: 28 pg. Big Spoof Book, for No 107: Wallet Album for Foreign Stamps
The highest grade of Hotspur comics ever offered at auction. 105: 2 ins cover tear [fn], balance [vfn/nm] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £319
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28

Jolly Comic (1938) 155-207
Complete year in two bound vols. Publishers' file copies.
Starring Will Hay Master Of Mirth and Al and His Pal full page adventure strip
Printed on salmon pink paper [fn/vfn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £182
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29

Jolly Comic (1939) 208-232
Jan-Jun in half-year bound volume. Publishers' file copies starring Jolly Joe and Red Ryder
New title design and 2-colour covers with issue 218 [fn/vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £91

30

Knock-Out 11-15 (1939)
Sexton Blake and Red Ryder illustrated stories
Rare in these grades [vfn/nm] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £157
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31

Knock-Out 16-20 (1939)
Deed-A-Day Danny, Sexton Blake and Red Ryder illustrated stories
Rare in these grades [vfn/nm] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121
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32

Larks (1936) 454-479
Jul-Dec in half year bound volume. Publishers' file copies of The Merry Adventures Of Dad Walker and James Cagney in The Cruise Of The Sea Hawk film adventure strip [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85
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33

Larks (1937) 506-531
Jul-Dec in half-year bond volume. Publishers' file copies [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85

34

Magnet (1935) 1429-1454
Jul-Dec in half-year bound volume
1432 [gd-] balance issues tanned [vg/vg+] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £96

35

Mickey Mouse Weekly (1937-48) 20 issues between 73 [gd] and 1.1.1944 - 15.5.1948 [gd/vg] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £94

36

Mickey Mouse Weekly (1938) 100-152
Near complete year missing No 124
A few [fn-], balance [fn/fn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £242

37

Mrs Hippo's Annual 1930, 1932, 1933
Starring Betty Bruin, Tiger Tilly And The Hippo Girls. Publishers' file copies with illustration to every page. 1932 complete with printed glacine cover and free gift Dollies' Clothes Shop
Bright boards, no dedication, cream pages. 1933 bumped corners [vg], 1930 [fn], 1932 [vfn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £91
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38

Mrs Hippo's Annual 1934, 1935, 1936
Starring Betty Bruin, Tiger Tilly And The Hippo Girls. Cover illustrations by H S Foxwell. Publishers' file copies
1935, 1936 with torn glacine covers [fn+/vg+/fn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £102

39

My Favourite (1934) 311-351 last issue
Jan-Oct in two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies starring Molly And The Merry Middies and Strongheart The Tracker
One third of one binding spine scraped away, not affecting comics [fn/vfn] (41)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £145
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40

The Pioneer (1934) 1-25
With No 3 free gift World Clock And Mileage Chart
No 1 has loose worn cover taped back into volume [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £169
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41

Radio Fun 11 (1938) 1st Christmas issue starring Clark Gable, George The Jolly Gee-Gee
Rare in this grade [nm]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £66
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42

Radio Fun 12
Rare in this grade [nm]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £38
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43

Radio Fun (1940) 65-67, 69-85
Hopalong Cassidy, Clark Gable, Big-Hearted Arthur, Flanagan & Allen
Some staple rust [fn-/vfn-] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £91
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44

Radio Fun (1939-49) 26 [gd] and 26 issues between 411-542
Rusty staples, dusty light tan pages [gd/vg] (27)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £63

45

The Schoolgirl (1937) 420-426, 401-418
In bound volume [fn-/fn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £145

46

The Schoolgirl (1938) 440-495
Complete year in two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies starring Bessie Bunter of Cliff House School by Hylda Richards
Bright covers, light tan pages [fn/vfn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £145
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47

The Schoolgirl (1940) 545-564
Jan-May in bound volume. Publishers' file copies [fn/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £57

48

Schoolgirls' Own Library (1932) 364-375
Oct-Dec in bound volumes with Schoolgirls’ Own Annuals 1930, 1931, 1932 Publishers' file copies
1932 has torn printed glacine cover. Annuals [vg/fn-], Libraries [fn/vfn] (15)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £193
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49

Schoolgirls’ Own Library (1934) 434-447 Mar-Jun (1935) 484-495 Apr-Jun in two bound volumes. With Schoolgirls Own Annuals 1934, 1935, 1936
Annuals [vg/fn], Libraries binding with grubby worn spines not affecting contents, which have some cropping to covers [vg+/fn] (29)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £193

50

Schoolgirls Own Library’ (1937) 592-615
Jul-Dec in two bound volumes with 1937 Annual. Publishers' file copies
Volume 1 missing spine. Contents and Annual [fn/fn+] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £193
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51

Scoops (1934) 1-20
Complete run with No 1 free gift Checkerboard Puzzle, the only known example. The UK's first science fiction weekly with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Poison Belt serialised in issues 14-18
The highest graded collection of Scoops ever offered for auction. No 1: page 19 narrow puzzle cut out, back cover foxing shadow [vg], balance [fn/vfn+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £401
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52

The Surprise (1932) 1-8
In bound volume. Detective story paper
No 3 top cover margin torn away [vg-], balance [vg/vg+] (8)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55
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53

The Thriller (1935) 34 issues between 309-360
Including Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie and Saint Stories by Leslie Charteris
Rusty disintegrated staples, cream pages. Some faded ink numbering to top cover margins
[vg-/vg] (34)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £41

54

The Thriller (1936) 31 issues between 361-412
Leslie Charteris, John Creasey stories
Rusty disintegrated staples, cream pages, some faded ink numbering to top cover margin [gd/vg] (31)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £46
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55

The Thriller (1937-38) 37 issues between 413-517
Scandal At Castle Deeping, A Tale Of Steeley, both by Capt W E Johns, Dames Don't Care by Peter Cheyney, The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris
Rusty staples, cream pages. A few [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (37)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £46
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56

The Thriller (1939-40) 518-533, 535-548, 550-565, 568 near complete year for 1939
572, 574-576. War Thriller, 579, 580, 582, 588
Rusty disintegrated staples, cream pages. 555, 576, 579, 588 [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (54)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82
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57

Wild West Weekly (1938) 1-50
Complete run with the two free gifts for No 1: Hill-Billy 'Round Up' Song Book and Half A Million Redskins Take The War Path. And the two free gifts for No 2: Gold Trails Of The Roaring 40s and Thundering Herds Of The West
A few issues with minor rust spots. Rare in these grades [vfn/vfn+] (50)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £198
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58

Wizard Speed Card Set (1937)
Complete 48 free gift cards of record breaking trains, aeroplanes, racing cars, boats and animals [vg/fn] (48)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £48
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59

Beano Comic 1 (1938)
With 8 page mini-comic flyer advertising Beano Comics 1 and 2 (a comic in its own right). Big Eggo, Lord Snooty, Morgyn The Mighty, Tin-Can Tommy start their adventures
Bright cover colours with several neatly closed margin tears (two of which extend into illustration) and one small margin chip, no other loss. Light tan pages [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £3,850
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60

Beano Comic 3
Big Eggo Clocks Firemen!
Bright cover with quarter-inch chip out of top RH edge. Cream/light tan pages. Rare, only a handful of copies known to exist [fn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £2,420
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61

Beano (1944) 237, 241, 242
Propaganda war issues [vg/vg+/vg+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £165

62

Beano 245, 246, 248 New Year
Propaganda war issues [vg/vg+/vg] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £165

63

Beano (1943-48) 204 Heil Hitler cover [gd+], 261, 276, 277, 285, 286, 293, 297, 305, 308, 313 corner piece torn away [gd], 315, 318, 320, 321, 335 [vg/fn-] (16)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £435

64 Beano (1947) 301-305
1st comic strips of Wavy Davy And His Navy by Dudley Watkins and Basil Blackaller, Alf Wit The Ancient Brit by Bill Holdroyd
302 small piece out of spine [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £275
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65

Beano 306-310
[fn/vfn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £242

66

Beano 311-314, 316, 321
314 small piece out of bottom edge of 3 pages [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £286

67

Dandy 230 (1942) Xmas number
Dusty copy, 1 inch spine tear [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £45

68

Dandy (1942-47) 219, 255, 269, 271, 311, 319, 322, 327, 329, 331 Fireworks, 332, 340, 342, 346, 353, 354 (and odd pages of 223, 338)
219 [gd-], 255 [gd+], balance [vg/fn-] (16)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162

69

Dandy (1944) 264-270, 273
264-266, 273 file holes (2) to spine, 268: 3 ins piece missing p. 3, 269 taped spine. 267, 270 [vg], balance [fr/gd] (8)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £63

70

Dandy Monster Comic (1949)
Korky The Toff, Desperate Dan the bagman!
Bright cover and spine, back cover 4 ins crease to LH lower board, resulting in last page break (The last page was always stuck to the inside back cover). No dedication [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £148
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71

Desperate Dan original artwork (1946) by Dudley Watkins from The Dandy Feb 2nd 1946.
Aunt Aggie wants Dan to be clever like his Uncle Erasmus. In the library Dan reads that fish is brain food so he drinks the lake dry, eats the fish, but still can't add 2+2 so he catches a whale for a snack - still no good - then the school's collapsing so he has to hold it up while the foundations are re-laid … so finally the mayor awards him a Certificate for Supporting Education! Aunt Aggie is so proud.
Indian ink on card. 20 x 14 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £625
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72

Oor Wullie original artwork (1941) by Dudley Watkins for The Sunday Post Fun Section
Ma gies Wullie sixpence to clean oot the washin' hoose, set the fire and fill the boiler. He rushes to the sweetie shop but 'Crivvens - they're sold oot - nae sweeties! Wullie n Soapy have a wheeze and buy liquorice sticks from the chemist, cut them up an' boil them in the washin' hoose and the following day sell them as "Sugarelly water, black as the lum, drink a lot an' you'll never be glum." With all profits goin’ to Wullie's Spitfire Fund. Then Ma goes to wash the blankets …
Indian ink on card. 17 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £807
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73

Adventure (1946) 1150-1176
Complete year starring Human Eagles, Solo Solomon and Red Rory. 1167 heralds new title design [vg/fn] (27)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £150
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74

Adventure (1949) 1254-1302
Complete year starring Solo Solomon, Dixon Hawke and The Menace Of The Super-Men
1255 [gd], balance [vg] (49)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £74

75

Boy's Own Paper War Years
Oct, Nov 1941, Jan, Feb, Aug, Sept 1942, Aug 1943, Jan, Feb, Apr 1944
All containing Biggles stories and Skyways features by W E Johns including The Enchanted Island, Grotto of Death, Bishimbi The Caveman, Samson of Patagonia, Adventure With A Mammoth, Adventure Of The Luminous Lily, Secret Weapon, Lost Crusaders and Desert Spectre
Generally worn spines [gd/vg] (10)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £75

76

Champion (1942) 1066-1091
Jul-Dec in half year bound volume. Publishers' file copies starring Rockfist Rogan RAF, Speed-Mad Sparks and Colman's Mustard's Three Mustardeers. Propaganda war issues [vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £77
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77

Film Fun (1946-49) 20 issues between 1375-1529
Rusty staples, light tan pages [vg-/vg] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £72

78

Giles Annual 1 (1946)
The Nazi High Command surrender to Tommy on his tea-break!
Bright covers, price unclipped, cream pages. Rare in this grade [vfn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £154

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79

Girls' Crystal (1949-1950) 717, 724-757, 759, 764
Mainly worn dusty reading copies. 753, 754, 755 back cover cut-outs [fr], a few [vg], balance [gd] (37)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £62

80

Hotspur Book For Boys (1943)
Master up ladder painting walls - schoolboy mayhem around him. Covers and several interior illustrations by Dudley Watkins.
Some cover scrapes [vg]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55
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81

Hotspur (1947) 561-597
Complete year starring Lost Boys On The Unknown Planet, The Mask of Zorro
577, 578, 581 [gd], balance [vg/fn] (37)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £73
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82

Hotspur (1948) 598-636
Complete year
605 taped spine [vg-], balance [vg/fn] (39)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £102

83

Mickey Mouse Weekly (1947-52) 12 issues from 1947, 1 from 1948, 24 from 1951 and 16 from 1952
A few [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £77

84

Rover (1947) 1153-1190
Complete year
Starring Wonder Man, Morgyn The Mighty and Nosey Parker [vg/fn] (38)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £302
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85

Super Duper! (1948) Cartoon Art publ. 5, 8, 9, Special Issue, and No 14 tabloid edition (rare)
British superheroes Power Man, Wonderboy and Dane Jerrus drawn by Dennis M Reader [vg/vg+] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £145
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86

Wizard (1944) 1041-1047, 1049, 1050 with The Truth About Wilson (Red Lion Library) rare paperback. 1041 discoloured worn spine [gd-], balance small sew holes to spines [vg/vg+], 1050 two file holes to spine [gd], paperback [vg-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £63

87

Wizard (Jan-Jun 1949) 1197-1218
In half-year bound volume
Wilson stories [fn/vfn] (22)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £138
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88

Beano Book (1953)
Jack Flashes To The Moon
Bright boards and spine, neat dedication, cream pages, small bump to board lower back corner, rare in this grade [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £302
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89

Beano Book (1954)
Biffo Branches Out, Dennis Menaces!
Bright boards and spine, no dedication, cream light tan pages. Rare in this grade [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £193
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90

Beano (1959-67) 39 issues between 886-1444 (mostly 1961-64)
With Beano Book 1959
Beano Book [vg], comics [gd/vg+] (40)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £172

91

Dandy (1952-66) 576, 579 Xmas [vg] and 32 issues between 904-1272 [gd/vg]
With Valiant: 20 issues between 13.4.1963 - 9.4.1966 [vg/fn] (54)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £116

92

Dandy (1953) 581-585, 587-593 April Fool
1st Tin Lizzie by Jack Prout
588 spine and edges restored [gd-], balance [vg+/fn] (12)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £61

93

Dandy (1953) 596-601, 605, 606, 609, 610, 612-615, 618, 620
598 top spine and edge restored [gd], balance [vg/fn] (16)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

94

Dandy Book (1958)
Korky magnetises fish!
Bright boards and spine, no dedication, creamy white pages. Rare in this grade [nm]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £242
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95

Beryl The Peril Book 1 (1959)
Beryl Not Saw!
Bright boards and spine, no dedication, white pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £198
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96

Black Bob Book 1 (1950)
The Dandy Wonder Dog by Jack Prout
Bright boards, medium spine wear, no dedication, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162
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97

Black Bob Book 4 (1957)
Bright boards and spine, no dedication, creamy white pages, small black spot to back cover [vfn+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85

98

Black Bob Book 5 (1959)
[fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £38

99

Black Bob Book 6 (1961)
Bright boards and spine, no dedication, creamy white pages with a few page edge finger marks [fn+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £29

100

Black Bob Book 7 (1965) Last issue
Bright boards and spine. Laminate unbroken, back top corner bump, white pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £35

101

Champion (1950) 1458-1509
Complete year in two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies starring Ginger Nutt and Rockfist Rogan [vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108
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102

Dennis The Menace Book 2 (1958)
Dennis Go-Kart!
Bright boards, neat dedication, cream pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60
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103

Desperate Dan Annual 1 (1954)
Worn spine and board edges [gd]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £24

104

Eagle (1955-67) 23 issues between June 1955 - Feb 1967
With Beezer (1961-66) 17 issues between 14.10.1962 - 17.9.1966 and Topper (1962-67) 26 issues between 20.10.1962 - 8.6.1967
All with horizontal centre folds [gd/vg+] (69)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £69

105

Film Fun (1957) 1954-1973
Unbroken run starring Laurel & Hardy, Frankie Howerd, Red Skelton, Tommy Cooper, Terry-Thomas [fn/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £73
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106

Hotspur (1955) 947-999
Complete year
949, 992 [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (53)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £72

107

Oliver Twist Told In Pictures (D C Thomson)
Illustrated by Dudley Watkins. No dustcover [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

108

Arthur Askey original artwork (1954) by Arthur Martin for T.V. Fun March 27 1954
Arthur's the butler at Duckweed Castle but an ancestor's picture falls on his head so he has to rush over the moat to take it to be repaired - guess what happens next, playmates …?
Indian ink on card. 15 x 17 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

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109

Galloping Glory Boys four original artworks by Paddy Brennan for The Dandy (early 1950s)
The Hussars relieve the French of one of their cannon but in hot pursuit a battle rages and the sergeant is captured. Tim comes to the rescue using the compound well as an escape route …
Indian ink on card. 15 x 14 ins (4 pages)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £456
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110

Young Drake three original artworks by Paddy Brennan for The Dandy (mid 1950s)
Young Drake and his family have nothing to eat so the boy sets sail and grabs a couple of loaves from the town bakery. He's caught in the act by a local ruffian then his father has to pawn his knife and rare scabbard and a fight ensues in the market place ….
Indian ink and crayon on card. 14 x 15 ins (3 pages)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £335
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111

Batman 6d Australian Reprints (1950s)
92 [gd-], 97, 98, 100, 102-104, 106, 110-115 [vg/fn] (14)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £69
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112

Superboy 6d Australian Reprints (1950s)
112, 113, 115-126, 128-131 with Superboy Annual 1959-60
Annual no dedication, price unclipped [vg/fn] (19)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £62
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113

Superman Annual 1 (1951) Atlas
Origin of Superman
Some light cover scuffing, loose, faded spine [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60
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114

Superman 6d Australian reprints (1950s)
99, 101-106, 108-114, 116, 117 with Superman Annual 1958-9
99, 101, 111, 113, 116, 117 [fr/gd], annual [gd], balance [vg] (17)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £86

115

Super Adventure 6d Australian reprints (1950s)
97, 101, 103-106, 109-115 with Super Adventure Annual 1959-60
Annual [vg], balance [vg/fn] (14)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £69
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116

L Miller + (1950s)
Whiz 113 and large format 62, 67 with Marvel Family 66; Captain Marvel 70; Family Favourites 3; Don Winslow 52 and All Star Annual (starring Argo, Ace Rogers and Dandy McQueen); Pango 91, Captain Tornado 50, Topical Funnies 26, 31-33; Thrill Comics 26, 27, 31, 32; Bumper Comic 5; The Forgers 4
[vg/vg+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £66
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117

School Friend (1959) 451-475 then unnumbered to 26 Dec 1959
Complete year in two bound volumes. Publishers’ file copies. NB There was a printers' strike in July of 1959 so 5 weekly issues were lost [fn/vfn] (47)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £181
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118

Schoolgirls Own Library (1956) 227-250
In two bound volumes incl Xmas. Publishers' file copies [fn/vfn] (24)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60
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119

Princess Picture Library (1966-67) 13-108
In eight bound volumes. Publishers' file copies [fn/vfn] (96)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £169
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120

Zip (1958-9) Odhams Press. 6 (Feb 8 1958) - Sept 12 ‘59 incl 12 doubles
Starring Strongbow the Mighty by Ron Embleton and Wells Fargo by Don Lawrence
Most issues with 2 x 1 ins edge tape to spine and number to top margin. Mostly [vg], a few [fn/vfn] (77)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £181
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121

Broons Book (1960)
Burns Night supper
Bright covers, sharp corners, minimal wear, creamy white pages. Rare in this grade [vfn+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S
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122

The Broons original artwork (1964) drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins for The Sunday Post Fun Section
Daphne's awa on holiday but she needs help shuttin' her case and the family are wreslin’ with it but it's too full - with Joe's fitba jersey, Maggie's best frock, Hen's new sponge bag and Horace's camera .. Unhappily Daphne's case closes easily now and the lads can go back to the wreslin’ on TV!
Indian ink on card 18 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £544
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123

Morecombe And Wise original artwork by Roy Wilson from Buster Xmas 1964
Eric gets employment as Father Christmas at posh toy store, 'Damages' but Ernie says he mustn't remove his beard in front of the children …
Indian ink on card, five strips 27 x 19 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S
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124

Beano Book (1961)
Big BEANO title
Bright boards and spine with laminate unbroken, no dedication, cream pages [vfn+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £165
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125

Beano (1962) 1016-1067
Complete year in bound volume. Early Sixties Beanos are scarce due to lower distribution by the publisher.
Some with pencil address to cover. 1044 [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £556
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126

Beano (1965) 1172-1223
Complete year in bound volume
Early sixties Beanos are scarce due to lower distribution
Biro delivery name to front covers [fn-/vfn-] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £556
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127

Beano (1969) 1381-1432
Complete year in bound volume
Dudley Watkins last Biffo The Bear cover in Beano 1423 (25.10.69)
NB This legendary artist died on August 20th 1969 aged 62 after 31 years as a Beano artist [fn/vfn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £544
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128

Beano (1970) 1433-1484
Complete year in bound volume. Last Dennis The Menace by Davy Law in No 1462. 1465 first Nibblers starring Porky and his cat Whiskers versus His Nibs, Cheddar George, Gordon Zola and Enormouse by John Sherwood [vfn/vfn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £544
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129

Commando At War (1954)
30 page giveaway booklet with Adventure 1551, Oct 9 1954
Featuring Commando training, detailed illustrations of weapons and kit and the Commandos daring deeds of World War II when six of their number were awarded the Victoria Cross For Valour. This was probably the prototype for DC Thomson's hugely successful Commando War Stories in Pictures in 1961
8 x 5.5 ins. Rare [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £66
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130

Commando War Stories In Pictures 7 (1962)
Wear to half-inch lower spine, back cover scrape [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £41
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131

Commando War Stories In Pictures 13, 15, 16
[fn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £90
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132

Commando War Stories In Pictures 28-31, 49, 50
49 creased, scraped cover [gd+], balance
[fn-/fn+] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £294
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133

Dandy Book 1966, 1968
1966 neat dedication, laminate unbroken [fn], 1968 no dedication, laminate unbroken [vfn] (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £27

134

Beezer Annuals 1962, 1963
1962 neat ink dedication, 1963 no dedication [fn+/fn] (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £36

135

Dennis The Menace Annual 3 (1960)
Underwater Dennis helps out the crabs with his own pincers! [vg]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £11

136

Flintstones Card Set (1962) Primrose Confectionery
Complete 50 cards with original Sweet Cigarettes packet. Rare [fn/vfn] (51)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £35
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137

June (1963)
Complete unnumbered year in two bound volumes. Publishers' file copies
With eight free gift Film Star/Pop Star Photos [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £191
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138

Lady Penelope (1966) 2, 3
[vg] (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £62
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139

Lady Penelope 5-9
5: comp. cut-out, 3 ins cover tear. 8: cover margin doodles [gd], 6, 7, 9 [vg] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £62

140

Lady Penelope 10-15
[vg/vg+] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £79

141

Lady Penelope 16-20
[vg-/vg] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £63

142

Lady Penelope 21-29
25 centre page spread missing, 28 [vg-], balance [vg] (9)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £104

143

Lady Penelope Summer Extra (1966) 48 page issue
Rolled, worn spine with 1 inch centre spine tear [gd+]
With Diana (1964-65) 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 77, 111; Bunty 270, 333; Judy 232; June 19.6.65; Mandy 109 [gd/vg] (12)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £48

144

Lion (1964) 25 issues
Half-year near continuous run from 4th Jan - 27 June starring Paddy Payne and Karl The Viking
Rusty disintegrated staples, cream pages, light '8d' stamp to most cover margins [vg] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

145

Ranger (1965) 1-4
With free gifts BOAC VC10 Booklet and Donald Campbell's Book Of Record Breakers (complete with all 16 coloured cards from issues 3 and 4). Starring Don Lawrence's Rise And Fall Of The Trigan Empire
Original tin plate staples removed to prevent potential rust [vfn-/vfn+] (4)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £212
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146

Rover And Adventure (1961-63) 22 issues between 16.9.61 - 6.6.1963 with Rover And Wizard (1964-66) 18 issues between 4.1.1964 - 9.4.1966 and Knockout (1962-63) 8 issues between 28.6.1962 - 16.2.1963
A few issues [gd], balance [vg/fn] (48)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £44

147

School Friend Picture Library (1962) 1-10, 23-38 with Schoolgirls Picture Library (1964) 268-291, 316-327 and Girl Picture Library (1985) 21-30
In five bound volumes [fn/vfn] (62)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £233
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148

Tiger (1963)
25 issue half-year near continuous run from 5th Jan- 29th June starring Roy Of The Rovers and Olac The Gladiator
Rusty disintegrated staples, cream pages, light '6d' stamp to most cover margins. 9th March [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85

149

Topper Annuals 1961, 1962
Neat dedications [vfn-/fn+] (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £36

150

TV Century 21 (1965-66) 21, 55-70
Thunderbirds by Frank Bellamy [vg/fn+] (17)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £172

151

TV Century 21 Nos 71-90
Thunderbirds by Frank Bellamy, Catch Or Kill by John Burns
84: pg.18 comp. cut-out, 87: pg. 5 comp. cut-out [vg-], balance [fn-/fn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £163

152

TV Century 21 Nos 91-110
Thunderbirds by Don Harley/Frank Bellamy
[fn-/fn+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £154
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153

TV Century 21 Nos 111-130
Fireball XL5 by Don Lawrence
119: 2 ins tears to 8 pgs, 121: b/cover comp. cut-out [vg], balance [fn-/fn+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £154

154

TV Century 21 Nos 131-150
Captain Scarlet by Ron Embleton begins with No 141
144 comp. cut-out [gd], 142 [vg+], balance [fn-/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £200

155

TV Century 21 Nos 151-170
Becomes TV21 with issue 154 [fn/vfn-] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £173

156

TV21 Nos 171-190
Captain Scarlet covers by Frank Bellamy 185, 186
[fn/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £173

157

TV21 Nos 191-210
Frank Bellamy Captain Scarlet covers 192, 193, 210
A few [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £159

158

TV21 Nos 211-230
227 George Best cover photo
A few [vg], balance [fn-/vfn-] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £135

159

TV21 Nos 231-242 last issue
All lower distribution issues [fn-/fn+] (12)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £135

160

TV21 & Joe 90 (1971) No 1
Thunderbirds by Frank Bellamy, Tarzan by Don Lawrence, Joe 90 by Michael Strand, Star Trek by Harry Lindfield [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £27

161

TV21 & Joe 90 Nos 2-10
[vg+/fn] (9)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £46

162

TV21 & Joe 90 Nos 11-29
With worn cover only from TV Century 21 Stingray Special
Cover [gd], balance [fn-/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £93

163

Dad's Army sweet cigarette card set (1973) Primrose Confectionery Ltd
Complete set of 25 cards [vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £41

164

Faceache original artwork (1980) drawn and signed by Ken Reid for Buster 15 Nov 1980
Mr Snipe and Faceache have a scrunge competition but Faceache's trumpet-nosed floogle-bug just dodges the daddy of all unscrunged canings …
Indian ink on card. 20 x 16 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £214
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165

Judge Dredd original artwork drawn and signed by Brett Ewins/McCarthy for 2000AD Prog 392 Page 19 12 Nov 1984
Indian ink on paper. 17 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £113
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166

Garth original colour artwork (1976) drawn and signed by Martin Asbury for alternative Titan Book cover (unpublished)
Gouache on board. 19 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S
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167

Garth original artwork (1976) drawn and signed by Martin Asbury for the Daily Mirror
The small panels are collage prints of Asbury's work. The original artwork is the central figure of Garth wielding a sword, Garth in a white suit centre top and the car with forest background
22 x 18 ins.
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £275
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168

Garth: Man Hunt (1976) Four original artwork strips by Martin Asbury for The Daily Mirror, 26-29 Oct 1976
Garth faces the Supreme (and topless) Council of Volterra but can Miralda break Garth's will…
Indian ink on board
Each strip is 21 x 8 ins (4 strips)

Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £111
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Martin Asbury was born in 1939 and studied at St Martin's School of Art in London. He started work as a strip cartoon illustrator and was commissioned by the Daily Mirror to draw Garth in 1976 which he did for many years. The strip appeared for six days a week and is syndicated around the world. Martin Asbury is one of the UKs most in- demand storyboard artists and his recent film works include Quantum Of Solace, The Da Vinci Code, Casino Royale, Harry Potter, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins as well as projects for Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and Oliver Stone.


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