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Autumn 2013 Results

British comics, annuals & artwork

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Note: Prices Realised include 10% Buyer's Premium.

1

Ally Sloper's Half Holiday (1891-93) 45 issues between 359-478 (including 3 doubles)
Gilbert Dalziel's politically humorous take on the Victorian class system starring the bumbling schemer Ally Sloper by William F Thomas
With Ally Sloper's Christmas Holiday issues 1892, 1894, 1897 and 1899
A few [fn], balance [vg-/vg+] (50)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £387

2

Rosebud Annuals 1892, 1899 James Clarke & Co
1892 has plain boards, 1899 tooled cover by Louis Wain, both with Louis Wain illustrations, each with 190 pages, mostly illustrated
1892 [vg], 1899 [fn] (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121

3

Champion Annual No 1 (1924)
Introducing Panther Grayle - Criminologist in the case of The Golden Ingot, The Last of The Martians, and how to make a dog kennel... 'In case you do not own a dog, you can rapidly adapt the design to a rabbit-hutch'
With Crackers Annual No 1 (1933)
Both [vg] (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £150

4

Modern Boy locomotive tinplate giveaways (1928)
Canadian National (No 2 giveaway), Royal Scot (21-7-1928), New York Central's 20th Century Limited (28-7-1928) and Flying Scotsman (4-2-1928) (4)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

5

Nelson Lee Library 9-165
(3 July 1926 - 29 June 1929)
Unbroken run starring Nipper and the cheery chums of St Frank's
Good covers, mostly cream pages, rusty staples
A few [gd], balance [vg-/vg+] (156)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £209

6

Champion (1934-37)
47 issues between 644-780 (from 2 June 1934 - 9 Jan 1937). 5 issues have 2 colour printing, balance full colour
Bright covers, cream pages, rusty disintegrated staples
A few [gd-], a few [vg+], balance [vg-/vg] (47)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £33

7

The Gem (1934-35) 1396-1454
Comprising Nov and Dec from 1934 and the complete year of 1935
With The Magnet (1936) 1455-1506 and (1939-40) 1612-1683 last issue (including the complete year for 1939)
Starring Tom Merry, Harry Wharton and bountiful Billy Bunter
1934-35 light tan pages with edge and spine wear due to retrieval from bound volumes [gd/gd+], 1936 rusty staples [vg-/vg], 1939-40 good covers, rusty staples [vg/fn] (183)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £104

8

Hotspur (1933-37)
3, 8-10, 12-15 (all 1933), 70 (1934), 97-106, 109-113, 115-119 Xmas, 121 (all 1935), 137 (1936), 175-177, 179, 182-200 (1937)
3-15, 70 [gd], balance [vg-/vg] (55)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £86

9

Rover (1935-37, 1948-49)
1935-37: 19 issues between 712-789; 1948: 16 issues between 1201-1227; 1949 near complete year (some fortnightly): 1230-1236, 1238-1242, 1244-1274
Twelve Dudley Watkins covers
Some grubby examples. Early issues, a few [vg], balance [gd/vg-], later issues [gd/vg+] (82)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

10

The Fun Book For Boys (1937) D C Thomson
Cover and frontispiece illustrations by Dudley Watkins
With Three Men In A Tub (1941) John Leng one-off book illustrated throughout by Pansy Potter artist, Jimmy Clark telling the seafaring adventures of The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker (Mincer, Dough and Waxy)
With Boy's Cinema Annual 1932 starring Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Ronald Colman and Joan Crawford
With Amalgamated Press prize winner's letter from the editor
Fun Book, scarce issue [vg], Three Men In A Tub, scarce issue [gd], Boy's Cinema [fn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

11

Knock-Out 1 (1939)
Introducing fully illustrated stories of Sexton Blake, Billy Bunter and Our Crazy Broadcasters
Good cover colours, all pages with split spines and brittle edges. Front/back cover spine neatly re-attached with interior clear tape [fr]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £24

12

Knock-Out (1939) 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 23-26
With Knock-Out Fun Books 1942, 1943, 1944 with 15 Knock-Out comics from the 1950s
Comics trimmed, worn spines, brittle edges [fr/gd]
With Beano 299 signed by Leo Baxendale and Dandy 215 (1942), 464 (1950) [vg/gd/vg+], Fun Books [gd/vg] (30)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £266

13

Mickey Mouse Illustrated Movie Stories (1931) Dean & Son
Illustrating stills from 10 early Mickey Mouse shorts including Pioneer Days, The Gorilla Mystery, The Birthday Party, Castaway, Mickey Steps Out, The Moose Hunt and The Firefighters. Corner pages act as a flicker book to see Mickey and Minnie dance
Bright cover with rounded corners, neat dedication, cream pages [vg]
With Mickey Mouse Annual (1940) bright boards and spine [vg+]
and Tiger Tim's Annual 2 (1923) [vg+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £165

14

More Adventures of Rupert (1937) D Express
The second Rupert Annual illustrated by Alfred Bestall
Bright boards with bumped lower corners, unworn cloth spine, erased pencil dedication. Cream/white pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

15

The New Rupert Book (1938) D Express
The third Rupert Annual illustrated by Alfred Bestall
Worn boards with rubbed edges and rounded corners, loose spine, two ink inscriptions and some loose pages and foxing. All pages complete [gd]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £46

16

Okay Comics Weekly 1 (1937) T V Boardman.
Will Eisner cover showing US comic heroes in Trafalgar Square
Printed in the US for UK publisher T V Boardman starring Terry And The Pirates, Mutt & Jeff, Don Winslow, Joe Palooka and Tailspin Tommy
Worn half-taped spine, light tan pages. Rare [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121

17

Okay Comics promotional poster (5 Jan 1938) T V Boardman
With 'Dear Mr Newsagent' letter printed to the reverse advertising first print of Okay Comics in the UK 15 x 10.5 ins [vg]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £90

18

Beano Comic No 1 (1938)
Bright cover with clear tape pieces to spine and lower RH corner. Small clear tape to inside front cover and page nine. 3mm trim to top and bottom page edges, 1mm trim to RH page edges
This was comics historian, Denis Gifford's original Beano No 1 and he trimmed the edges to fit into a plastic folder in the 1970s
[gd]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £2,750

19

Beano 58 (1939)
Big Eggo gets the hump
Bright covers with small margin tears to page overhang. Light tan pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £193

20

Dandy 59 (1939)
Korky's Pelican Pal
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £181

21

Dandy 78 (1939)
Jumbo fire brigade
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82

22

Dandy 81 (1939)
Korky's mouse bouquet
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82

23

Dandy 85 (1939)
Korky's general behaviour
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121

24

Dandy 86 (1939)
Korky and the Wild Man Of Borneo
Page 17 ad for Magic Comic No 1
Bright covers, light tan pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £114

25

Dandy 89 (1939)
Hurdy Gurdy Water Music
[fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82

 

The following run of eight Beano front cover printer's proofs have never been offered before. In some cases they are uniquely different from the approved print run.

26

Beano No 27 (1939) front cover printer's proof
The background title colour is pink, not red and the panel frame colour is light green, not blue. Red and blue were the correct colours for the print run [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £145

27

Beano No 71 (1939) front cover printer's proof
The ‘2d’ price was mistakenly left off this print and pencilled in by editor, George Moonie [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £99

28

Beano No 286 (1946) front cover printer's proof
Printed on backing paper at lower margin: 'This proof is in press inks on newsprint'. [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

29

Beano No 287 (1946) front cover printer's proof
The issue number and date are missing from the top cover and printed on the lower margin [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £88

30

Beano No 288 (1946) front cover printer's proof
Printed on backing paper at lower margin: 'This proof is in press inks on newsprint' [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

31

Beano No 289 (1946) front cover printer's proof
Printed on backing paper at top margin: 'This proof is in press inks on newsprint' [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

32

Beano No 290 (1946) front cover printer's proof [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121

33

Beano No 291 (1946) front cover printer's proof [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

34

Beano (1946) 275-300
Complete year (published fortnightly) in bound volume
Lord Snooty, Shipwrecked circus, Jimmy And His Magic Patch and Tom Thumb by Dudley Watkins, who was 'permitted' to sign his work with these issues
Bright covers, cream pages. 275: 2 ins clear tape to cover corner [vg]. A few with edge tears neatly clear taped [vg+/fn-], balance [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £1,216

35

Magic-Beano Book (1948) The Beano Marching Band
Bright fresh boards with bumped top front edge and corners, neat pen dedication. 2 ins narrow bug chew line to pages 3 and 5. Off-white/cream pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £344

36

Beano (1949) 354, 356, 359 Easter, 377, 388 Xmas
Xmas [vg], balance [fn-/fn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162

37

Dandy Special Issues (1946, 1948) 309 New Year, 331 Fireworks, 360 New Year, 366 Easter
[fn-/fn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162

38

Adventure (1947) 1177-1214
Complete year in bound volume
Some issues fortnightly. Starring Erik The Viking, Sexton Blake and The Savage Head of St Jude's
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [vf/vfn] (38)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £114

39

Boy's Own Paper 1942-1949 Xmas isssues including A Tribute to Churchill, Alamein To Tunis, Phantom Wings by Geo Rochester, Geese And Their Music by Peter Scott and did you know that Brylcreem makes a tidy difference to your hair …?
[vg/fn] (9)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55

40

Hotspur (1947) 561-597
Complete year in bound volume
Starring The Masks Of Zorro, Reckless Ralph, The Iron Teacher and Cannonball Kid
Some issues fortnightly
Issue 563 damaged, taped cover [fr] (with replacement issue 563 for insertion if necessary), balance [fn-/fn+] (37)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £101

41

Hotspur (1948) 598-636
Complete year in bound volume
King of New York vs King of The Jungle
Some issues published fortnightly
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn-/vfn] (39)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £104

42

Hotspur (1949) 637-686
Complete year in bound volume with Cannonball Kid and The Evil Eye. Some issues fortnightly
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages. 640 [vg-], issues 644, 646 and 647 have page 9 quarter page cut-outs not affecting stories [vg-]
A few [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (50)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82

43

New Rupert Book (1946)
Rupert looks out of the window
Some spine wear, erased pencil dedication, price unclipped, cream white pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £41

44

Radio Fun war time issues (1942-44)
182, 183, 185, 207, 234, 236, 243, 246 (x 2), 297, 303
Starring Big-Hearted Arthur, Flanagan & Allen and Inspector Stanley
243 top corner cover torn away [fr], balance [gd/vg] (11)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £53

45

Scarred Faces by Hank Janson (1946) Ward and Hitchen paperback.
Second Janson title, bondage cover (only 3 copies known to exist) with Reginald Heade paperbacks: Shuna And The Lost Tribe, Sinful Sisters, Make Mine A Shroud, Blizzard Guns and Broomtail Basin
Shuna, Sinful Sisters [fn], balance [vg/vg+] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £266

46

Serial Pictorial (1943-45)
2: The Masked Marvel, 3: Darkest Africa, 6: Zorro's Fighting Legion, 7: Secret Agent X-9, 8: Roy Barcoft - Republic's favourite villain
Universal/Republic 'B' Movies starring Lloyd Bridges, Jan Wiley, Reed Hadley (Zorro), Clyde Beatty, Tom Steele (The Masked Marvel), Clayton Moore (later The Lone Ranger) and who could forget Roy Barcroft in The Purple Monster Strikes?
Action-stills photo magazine 16 pgs [fn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

47

Wizard (1949) 1200-1246
Near complete year missing 1297 - 1299 (some issued fortnightly)
Starring Wilson, the world's greatest athlete
A few [gd], a few [fn], balance [vg-/vg+] (47)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82

48

Adventure (1951) 1355-1406
Near complete year missing 1397 and 1405
With Hotspur (1957) 1052-1077 Jan-June half year
Adventure starring Strang In the Underworld cover serial by Dudley Watkins, Hotspur starring Q Squadron and illustrated sci-fi serial 'Invasion Target - Earth'.
[vg/fn] (76)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £88

49

Beano (1950) 395, 401, 403 Easter, 407, 421, 433 Fireworks
395 [vg], balance [fn-/fn] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £114

50

Beano (1953, 1955) 546 New Year, 559 Easter, 567, 579, 650 New Year, 651, 669, 694 Fireworks
[fn/fn+] (8)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £105

51

Beano (1954) 598-649
Complete year in bound volume
With issue 604 Dennis The Menace replaces Pansy Potter for back cover naughtiness whilst inside the first Bash Street Kids create mayhem in 'When The Bell Rings' by Leo Baxendale. Issue 648 Dudley Watkins self-portrait in Biffo cover story
Bright covers, cream/light tan page, 628 cover margin foxing, 645, 648 worn interior page edges [vg], balance [fn-/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £574

52

Beano (1955) 650-702
Complete year in bound volume
Starring Biffo, Dennis, Jimmy And His Magic Patch, The Shipwrecked Circus and When The Bell Rings by Leo Baxendale
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages, 700 back page margin torn away [gd]. A few [vg], balance [fn-/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £738

53

Beezer (1959) 155-206
Near complete year missing issues 194 and 196
Starring Pop, Dick And Harry, Ginger, The Banana Bunch and Baby Crockett
Bright covers, some worn spines and page edges [gd/vg] (50)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £191

54

Beezer (1959)
157, 160, 162, 163, 165, 169, 171-175, 178, 180-182, 186-190, 194-201, 203, 205
With Beezer Summer Specials 1973-76, 1978, 1980-84, 1990-95, 1997, 2001, 2002
With Pop, Dick and Harry, Ginger and The Banana Bunch
Pen name to right hand margin [vg/fn-] (30)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £114

55

Beezer Book 2 (1959) [fn-], Eagle Book of Cutaways (1986) [vfn] with dj [fn], Rob Roy The Highland Rogue (1954) [fn] and Farewell To Jane (1960) D Mirror [vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

56

Boys World (1950) 1-17 last issue. Sport-In-Print Ltd. Sport, Adventure, Mystery complete 17 issue run
With Eagle Book of Hobbies (1958) Hulton Press
Boys World [gd/vg], Eagle Book [vfn] dustjacket [vg+] (18)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £38

57

Buck Jones Fighting Sheriff Of The Ranges (early 1950s) New Century Press, Sydney 12, 13, 16, 17, 26 with Kit Carson 17, 31
All scarce large format reprints
With Buck Jones Annual 1958 and Kit Carson's Cowboy Annual 1955, 1957 and 1958
Comics [gd/vg], Annuals [vg/vg+] (11)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

58

Buck Ryan in Super Detective Library
(1959-60) 156, 166, 168, 178, 180, 184 with
Rupert Books (1951, 1952)
[vg] (8)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £45

59

Classics Illustrated 163: The Argonauts
(1950s) HRN 157
Only this UK originated art edition was printed - there was no US edition
Bright cover with very light circular stamp and 1/6d price sticker, cream pages, small back cover blemish. One of the rarest CI editions [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

60

Dan Dare picture cards 1-25 (1953)
Calvert's Tooth Powder complete set [nm] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £77

61

Dan Dare's 'Anastasia' Jet Plane Presso Book (1955) by Wallis Rigby. Large format book with illustrations by Frank Hampson. All press-outs intact and as new [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £33

62

Dan Dare 'War On Venus' original story boards for the Martin Lucas Ltd Mini Cine film strip (early 1950s)
Various parts of The Eagle's Vol 1 & 2 Venus storylines were edited by Frank Hampson and printed onto card with original (mainly background) artwork also added by Frank Hampson and his studio. Text was then added to this complete nine page story which was arranged for film strip viewing clockwise from the top. An unique Dan Dare part of Eagle history
each 13 x 16 ins (9 pages)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £338

63

Eagle 1 (1950)
The first Eagle introducing the interplanetary adventures of Dan Dare, Pilot Of The Future, P.C. 49, Captain Pugwash, The Great Adventurer and Tommy Walls
Bright covers, horizontal mail fold with some spine wear. 'David Laws' light pen name to top front cover [vg]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

64

Dandy Monster Comic (1950)
Korky warms up the sea!
Bright, fresh boards with light wear to lower spine front. Neat dedication. Cream/light tan pages [fn+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £223

65

Dandy Monster Comic (1951)
Ringmaster Korky
Bright, fresh boards, small scrape to top spine, neat dedication, cream/light tan pages [fn+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £266

66

Dandy (1951-53) 519 Fireworks, 526, 528 New Year 1952, 542 Easter, 572 Fireworks, 580 New Year 1953, 624 Fireworks, 625
519, 526 [vg], balance [vg+/fn+] (8)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £99

67

Dandy (1951-57)
526, 571, 573, 592, 596, 597, 600, 601, 608, 609, 623, 669, 730, 746, 750, 767, 777, 779, 785, 792, 793, 800
A few [gd], balance [vg-/vg] (22)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162

68

Dandy (1956-58)
737, 738, 741, 780 Fireworks, 789 New Year, 843, 844, 885 Fireworks
780 [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (8)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £91

69

Knockout (1955) 853-879
Jul-Dec in half year bound volume
Starring Mike, Johnny Wingco, Sexton Blake, Hoppy and The Space Family Rollinson
Bright covers, cream pages with darker edges [fn] (27)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £165

70

Knockout Fun Books 1951-55
Starring Kit Carson, Mike & Bunter
1953 [fn], balance [vg/vg+] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85

71

MAD UK (1957) +
1 [vg], 8, 30, 52, 70-73, 75, 79, 81, 90, 93, 102, 152, 153, 157, 158, 179 and Super Adventure 29 bumper page issue and 2 assorted titles
[gd/vg/vg+] (22)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £12

72

Okay Adventure Annuals (1954-57) T. V. Boardman. All with rare dustjackets and
Denis McLoughlin covers and art. With US reprints of Blackhawk, Plastic Man, The Clock and Dennis The Menace. With Sexton Blake Annual (1941) The third of four wartime Blake annuals, Eric Parker cover art
Okay annuals [fn-/fn], dustcovers [vg-/vg+], Sexton Blake some clear tape to spine [vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

73

Oor Wullie original artwork (1951) drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins for The Sunday Post Fun Section 18 Feb 1951
Fat Bob's gone missin' an' his faither’s lookin’ fer him. Oor Wullie leads him through 'Chicky Melly' (Knockdoon Ginger) the cinema and a report to P.C. Murdoch but all the time he's at hame, in bed, wi’ The Dandy …
Indian ink on card. 17 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £792

74

Picture Post (1952-53)
43 issues covering Churchill, The Royal Family with the Coronation Special Issue
[vg] (43)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £181

75

Playhour 1 (1954) with free gift Red Indian Head-dress
With Vulcan (1975) 1-4 starring Don Lawrence's Trigan Empire, The Steel Claw, The Spider, Kelly's Eye and Robot Archie and Oor Wullie Book (1970)
Vulcan 4 [vg], balance [vg+] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £90

76

Rainbow (1954) 1777-1828
Complete year starring Tiger Tim and The Bruin Boys and Marzipan The Magician
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages, horizontal mailfold [vg/fn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55

77

Rainbow (1955) 1829-1881
Complete year starring Tiger Tim and The Bruin Boys, Sing Hi and Sing Lo
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages, horizontal mailfold [vg/fn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55

78

Rover (1950) 1280-1331
Complete year in two bound volumes
Starring Alf Tupper The Tough Of The Track, Wonder Man and The Phantom Flyer
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn-/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £162

79

The Saint 1, 2 (Thorpe & Porter)
With Perfect Crime 1 (Pemberton)
[vg+/fn/vg+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

80

Streamline Crime UK reprints (1950s)
Crime Detective: 7 un-numbered issues, Real Clue: 6 un-numbered issues
[vg/vg+] (13)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £48

81

Super Adventure Comic Oz Reprints (1950s)
Starring Superman, Batman and Robin
45, 48, 51, 53, 93, 101, 103, 105, 109, 113, 114
[vg/fn] (11)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85

82

Tarzan Adventures (1954) Vol 4: 1-26 Westworld
Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker photo covers
Bright covers with rusty staples, some disintegrated [vg/vg+] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £48

83

Young Marvelman Annual 1 (1954) L Miller [vg-] with Captain Marvel Adventures 50 (1949) Fawcett [vg], Supacomic Summer Gift Book No 1 (late 50s) [vg+], Mysteries Of The Unexplored (1960s) GT Ltd starring Captain Future by Norman Light and space stories by Ron Embleton and Uncanny Tales 1 (1963) Matt Baker art and Human Torch Story [nm] (5)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

84

Rover (1951-52)
1332-1399 missing 1334, 36, 68 and 1385.
Near complete year of 1951 up to April 19th 1952 starring Alf Tupper - Tough Of The Track, Morgyn The Mighty and Squadron X
[vg/fn-] (64)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £49

85

Wings 2, 3, Fight n.n. (1950s) Trent Book Co
68 pg issues with Wings 2 (1951) Streamline, Brave And The Bold 6 (K G Murray) and Astounding Comic (Streamline)
Wings 68 pgs [vg], balance [gd] (6)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £24

86

Wizard (1950) 1247-1298
Complete year with issues 1299 from Jan 6 1951 and 1400-1402 (Xmas) from 1952
Starring The Further Truth about Wilson and The Red McGregor
Generally bright covers and cream pages with foxing spots to some issues [vg/fn] (56)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £110

87

Wizard (1953) 1403-1454
Complete year. Starring Wilson, The Yellow Jersey and Whizz Morgan
Generally bright covers and cream pages with foxing to some issues [vg/fn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £183

88

Wizard (1954) 1455-1483
Jan 2nd - July 17th near complete run (missing issue 1459)
With 25 low grade early issues from 1924-1940
25 Low grade issues [gd-/vg-], balance 28 issues from 1954 [vg/fn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £63

89

Amazing Stories Of Suspense (1960s) A Class
38-40, 42, 44-49. 51-54
Atlas, Marvel, ACG and Charlton UK reprints with art by Steve Ditko, Ogden Whitney covers and stories, Stan Lee and Don Heck (Iron Man), Dick Ayres, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man), 52: Giant Man and Wasp cover and story
[fn-/vfn] (14)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

90

Amazing Stories Of Suspense
(1960s-70s) A Class
55 Return Of The Ant Man cover and story, 57 Iron Man, 63, 65, 66, 68, 74-77, 98 Nick Fury cover and story, 114 with Astounding Stories 70. Atlas, Marvel and Charlton reprints with art by Steve Ditko, Syd Shores, Al Williamson. Starring Flash Gordon, Captain Atom, Thunder Agent, Undersea Agent. Lightning, Noman, Secret Agent X-9, The Fly and Nemesis
[fn/vfn] (15)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £49

91

Creepy Worlds (1962-3) A Class
1-3, 5-10. Atlas reprints including artwork by Gene Colan, Bernie Krigstein, Joe Maneely, Joe Orlando, Jerry Robinson and John Romita
1 [vg+], 2, 3, 5 [vg], 6-10 [fn+/vfn] (9)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £82

92

Creepy Worlds (1963) Alan Class
11-20 Marvel/Atlas reprints with Kirby/Ayres covers and stories plus Steve Ditko, Basil Wolverton, Russ Heath, Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott
Flat, square spines, rare in these grades [vfn-/vfn+] (10)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £114

93

Creepy Worlds (1963-4) Alan Class
21-30 Marvel/Atlas reprints by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Bill Everett, John Romita, Joe Kubert and Steve Ayres
Flat, square spines, rare in these grades [vfn/vfn+] (10)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £102

94

Creepy Worlds (1964-70) A Class
31, 33, 35, 37, 40, 42, 43, 59, 70, 87, 90, 97, 130, 134, 146
33, 35, 37 have early Fantastic Four covers and stories by Lee and Kirby plus art by Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Dick Ayres and Joe Sinnott
37, 130, 134 [vg], balance [fn/vfn+] (15)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £85

95

Secrets Of The Unknown (1960s-70s) A Class
28, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51, 55-58, 62, 65-68, 71, 72, 76-78, 80, 81, 83, 85, 86, 88
Marvel, Atlas, ACG reprints by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Joe Orlando, Ogden Whitney, Kurt Schaffenburger, John Buscema, John Romita, Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Gene Colan and Bill Everett
Starring The Amazing Spider-Man v. Doc Oc, Fantastic Four, Dr Strange, Human Torch, Captain Atom, Flash Gordon by Gil Kane, Iron Man cover and story. Cap America vs The Red Skull, The Phantom, The Girl Phantom and 'I created Mechano' by Jack Kirby (we thought it was Frank Hornby …)
Bright covers with mainly flat, square spines
[fn-/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £99

96

Sinister Tales (1960s-70s) A Class
10, 33, 34, 37, 41-43, 45-48, 50, 52-54, 59, 60, 63, 64, 66-69, 84, 92
Marvel, Atlas and Charlton reprints by Lee, Kirby, Ayers, Ditko (many stories), Whitney, Giordano, Burgos, Powell, Heck, Maneely
Starring Iron Man Is Born (1st appearance), Giant-Man vs Wasp, Dr Strange, Human Torch, The Thing, Daredevil, Nemesis, Captain Atom, Mandrake The Magician and The Fly
Bright covers, flat, square spines [fn/vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

97

Uncanny Tales (1960s-70s) A Class
6, 11-13, 15, 19-22, 24-26, 34, 35, 40, 42-44, 51, 56, 65, 70, 74
Marvel, Atlas, Charlton and ACG reprints
With two Amazing Spider-Man covers and stories, Avengers Assemble, Thor cover and story, Human Torch, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Giant Man, Flash Gordon, Captain Video with art by Ayers, Ditko, Romita, Whitney, Kirby, Heck, Buscema and Severin
A few [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (23)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £93

98

Alan Class + (1960s)
Amazing Stories 1, Tales Of Action 1 (US Sgt Fury # 1 cover), 2; Battle Cry n.n. Battle Fire 1; Battle Ground n.n, Journey Into Danger 5; Navy Patrol n.n, Navy Task Force n.n. (x 2), War 4 (L Miller), Blazing Trails 1, Hooded Horsemen n.n. (Streamline), Indian Warriors 5/- and 1/- n.n. (Streamline), Captain Tornado 51, Family Favourites 4, 8 (40s & 50s US reprints), Sweethearts 60 and Wings n.n.
[vg/fn/fn+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

99

Science Fiction Alan Class + (1960s)
Out Of This World 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 23, 3 x nn, Outer Space 6, Planet Stories 1 (Atlas), Weird Planets 3, 19, 22, Race For The Moon 4, 11, 14, 18, 21 x 2, 23, Voodoo 7
Artwork by Ditko, Heck, Kirby, Whitney, Williamson, John Buscema
[vg/fn/vfn] (22)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

100

L Miller, Alan Class + (1960s-70s)
Mystic 56 (Avengers cover), 57 (J.I.M # 64 cover), 58, 59, 63, 64 (Monster of Frankenstein), Spellbound 56 (Avengers cover), 58, 63, Voodoo 7, Zombie 7
With Tales Of The Supernatural 1, Tales Of The Underworld 1, Uncanny Tales 98, 99, 101 with Digest Size: Ben Hur, Double Duo x 3. Artwork by Kirby, Ditko, Ayers, Gene Colan, Joe Sinnott, Dick Briefer
[fn/vfn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

101

Thorpe & Porter reprints (1960s)
Flash 1, 2, 3, Frankenstein 1, Fantastic Tales 2-5, 8, 10-13, 17, 18, 20, 21, Cain's Hundreds 1, Justice Traps The Guilty 4
[fn-/fn+] (19)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55

102

Beano Summer Specials
1968, 1973-76, 1979, 1980
1968 top staple not inserted during printing [fn-], 1973 [vg+], balance [fn-/fn] (7)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £93

103

Beezer (1960) 207-259
Complete year in bound volume
With Pop, Dick And Harry, My Pal Wonderwing, The Banana Bunch, The Black Sapper and Ginger
Bright fresh colours, clean creamy white pages, the highest grade year to be offered at auction [fn+/vfn/nm] (53)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £610

104

Beezer (1961) 260-311
Complete year in bound volume with free gifts from issues 284 and 285 Crack In The Box and Beezer Wheeezer
With Pop, Dick And Harry, My Pal Wonderwing, The Black Sapper and The Banana Bunch
Bright fresh covers, creamy pages, a few edge tears sealed with archival tape, small delivery name to cover margin on most issues [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £598

105

Beezer 577 (1967) with free gift Flip Flap Frog in original printed envelope
Flip Flap Frog front cover Ginger story
[vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £66

106

The Big One (1964-5) 17 Oct (No 1), 24, 31 Oct, 7 Nov Fireworks, 5, 19 Dec, 9, 30 Jan, 6 Feb 1965
Bright covers, horizontal mail fold, white pages with a few worn edges [vg/vg+] (9)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £112

107

Captain Scarlet Annual 2 (1968), Dr Who Annual 1 (1966) William Hartnell cover and Dad's Army Annual (1974)
[fn-/vg+/vg+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £44

108

Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons (1967) Anglo Confectionery Ltd
Larger format colour cards 1-5, 7-15, 17, 18, 24 (from set of 66), with Captain Scarlet (1967) Barratt & Co Sweet Cigarette Cards 1, 7, 8, 10-12, 14-21, 23, 24, 26-33, 39, 42, 45-48, 50 (from set of 50) and Captain Scarlet, Dr Who And The Daleks Sweet Cigarette Boxes [vfn/nm] (50)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £110

109

Doctor Who And the Daleks (1968) Goodies Ltd Sweet cigarette cards set 1, 4, 6-8, 10, 12-22, 26, 28-50 (from a set of 50)
With Dr Who Adventure cards (1966) T Wall & Son 1, 2, 6, 8, 24. This 36 card set was produced when Patrick Troughton was taking over from William Hartnell as Dr Who. The drawings of Hartnell on the front were changed at the last minute but the backs with Hartnell headers were not! [fn/vfn/nm] (47)
With Dr Who And The Daleks sweet cigarette box and Captain Scarlet sweet cigarette box. Barratts
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £302

110

Planet Of The Apes Cards (1968) A & B C Gum 1-44 near complete set (missing 4 and 39) with Planet Of The Apes and Battle For The Planet Of The Apes Book And Record Sets (1974) Power Records
Card set [vfn/nm], books [vg] (44)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £38

111

Diana For Girls Annual No 2 (1966) with dustjacket
Dr Kildare Annual 1 (1963), Girl From UNCLE Annual No 2 (1968)
Diana Annual [fn] dj 2 ins back cover scrape hole [vg], Dr K ink dedication [vg+], Girl [fn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

112

It's Terrific 2 (1967) Odhams Ltd with free gift Iron Man's Missile Launcher
US reprint stories of Sub-Mariner, The Avengers and Dr Strange
Free gift as new, comic [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

113

It's Terrific 3 (1967) Odhams Ltd with free gift Tony Stark's Astro Dart
US reprint stories of Sub-Mariner, The Avengers and Dr Strange
Free gift as new, comic [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: U/S

114

Jag (1968-69) 1-48
(Issue 1 wfg Bobby Moore Book of the FA Cup) incl 16 doubles and Jag Football Special (1968). With Jag Annuals 1970-73
Starring The Indestructible Man by Jesus Blasco, Custer by Geoff Campion and The Mouse Patrol by Eric Bradbury
Jag only ran for 48 issues before amalgamation with Tiger. There was only one Football Special and these four Annuals. The full Jag run complete as above
Some worn spines, horizontal mail folds. No 1 [vg+], balance [gd/vg+] (69)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £343

115

Princess Holiday Special (1965), Teddy Bear's Holiday Special 1 & 2 (1965-66) with Playhour: 12 issues between 1960-66, and 15 assorted 1960s issues including Eagle, Look And Learn, Tell Me Why wfg Picture Book of World Wonders [vg/fn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £81

116

Project Sword Moon Ranger, Project Sword Re-Entry Task Force No 2 space rocket and Astronaut Badge (1967) Century 21 Toys Ltd
Boxes [vg], toys [fn] with Starcruiser Interceptor (1980) Airfix/Century 21 Merchandising Ltd. Box [fn-], Snapfix model kit with instructions in original plastic bag, complete and unassembled (3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £108

117

Ranger (1965-66) 1-40
Unnumbered complete run with 5 doubles.
The Rise And Fall Of The Trigan Empire by Don Lawrence and Mike Butterworth
With Ranger Book 1967 and Express Annual 1960
Competition Cut-outs to issues 2, 3, May 7, June 4 and b/cover cut-out: Feb 12. Mainly well worn copies. A few [fr], a few [vg+], balance [gd/vg] (47)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £55

118

Robin (1962) 1-50, 52 Xmas
Near complete year missing No 51. With free gifts Nutty Noodle's Magic Painting Book (unused) and 6 sports transfers [fn+/vfn+] (51)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £96

119

Robin (1964) 1-44, 46-52
Near complete year missing No 45. With free gifts Andy Pandy's House, Exciting Things for Andy Pandy's House, Simon And Sally's Farm, Exciting Things for your model farm. With Butlin's Holiday flyer [fn/vfn] (51)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £189

120

Topper (1960)
374-378, 380-382, 384-392, 394, 401, 407
Mickey The Monkey, Beryl The Peril and The Three Musketeers by Dudley Watkins
With Topper Summer Specials 1983, 1987-89 and 4 later issues
Some worn spines and ragged page edge overhangs [vg-/vg] (28)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £123

121

Topper (1961)
415-419, 421-433, 435-445 (426 Easter)
423, 430: 2" cover margin pieces torn away [vg], 431: 3 back pages lower margin 3" torn away [vg-], balance [vg/fn] (29)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £72

122

Trigan Empire original artwork (1968) drawn and painted by Don Lawrence from Look And Learn 23 March 1968
Once more Janno and Keren come face to face with the monstrous robots of Bolus as their deathly sentence is announced …
Gouache on board with removable acetate overlay with laser copy word balloons. 14 x 18 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £605

123

TV Century 21 No 1 (1965)
Introducing The Daleks, Lady Penelope, Stingray, Fireball XL5 and Supercar
Good cover colours, worn spine and page overhang edges. Cream/light tan pages with doodles to lower page 8 and 9 margin [gd+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £112

124

TV Century 21 No 10 (1965)
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £22

125

TV Century 21 No 18 (1965)
[vfn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £36

126

TV Century 21 (1967) 107, 108, 110-116, 118, 120-122, 126, 129, 131, 134, 136
Thunderbirds by Frank Bellamy, Fireball XL5 by Don Lawrence, Zero X by Mike Noble
A few [fn], balance [vg/fn-] (18)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £96

127

Joe 90 No 1 (1969)
Bright covers, some light spine foxing, cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £60

128

Joe 90 card set (1968) Anglo Confectionery. Larger format colour cards: 6-36, 39-66 (59 from a set of 66) with UFO (1970) Barratt & Co: 22 cards between 2-69 and Robin Hood (1961) TV Series Colour photocards: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 27-29 (16 from a set of 30)
[fn/vfn/nm] (97)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £112

129

TV 21 & Joe 90 No 1 (1969)
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £24

130

Thunderbirds International Rescue Cap (1967) with tartan interior (for Scott?) as new with Thunderbirds Water Pistol (1967) J. R. Rosenthal with header in original plastic bag (2)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £157

131

Victor (1967-69) 307-462
1967: 307-358 near complete year missing 326, 331, 336 with 1968 and 1969 complete years starring Braddock VC, Morgyn The Mighty and Lycidas The Spartan
[vg-/vg+] (153)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £158

132

WHAM! (1965-67)
38, 40, 53, 57, 58, 62-64, 67, 69, 72, 74, 75, 79, 84, 87, 90, 94, 114-117, 119, 120, 122-124, 129, 131, 132 (Xmas 1966), 134-141, 143-146, 149-151, 153-159, 161-163, 165-170, 174
Starring Biff, The Tiddlers, Georgie's Germs, Frankie Stein and US reprint The Fantastic Four
With WHAM! Annuals 1968-70, and SMASH! Annuals 1967, 1970
Comics: a few [gd], balance [vg-/fn], Annuals [vg/vg+] (67)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £211

133

Wild West Picture Library No 17 front cover artwork (1967) by Royal Academy artist Septimus E Scott
The Pecos Stage and the Grey Wolf
Gouache on board. 16 x 12 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £247

134

Oz No 28 Schoolkids Issue (1970)
Right-on seventies porno edition with Rupert Bear in flagrante delicto. This issue was the centrepiece of the Oz obscenity trials in 1971 where the defendants were found guilty and then innocent on appeal. They dressed as schoolgirls for the hearing. Those were the days
Some unsurprising spine wear [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £137

135

Rupert And The Rivals original artwork (1978)
Attributed to Alfred Bestall from the 1978 Rupert Annual pg 26. With original acetate overlay
Poster colour on board. 10 x 9 ins
NB Bestall prepared his signed outline drawings in Indian ink which were then photographed on the acetate overlays prior to the normal printing process
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £88

136

Rupert And The Squire original artwork (1978)
Attributed to Alfred Bestall from the 1978 Rupert Annual pg 45. With original acetate overlay
With The Spanish Gold-Fish book illustrated by Bestall. Worn boards [vg-]
Artwork: poster colour on board. 10 x 9 ins
NB Bestall prepared his signed outline drawings in Indian ink which were then photographed on the acetate overlays prior to the normal printing process
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £88

137

Frankie Stein original artwork (early 1980s) drawn and signed by Robert Nixon for Whoopee!
Frankie's on his dustbin phone for cakes and fondant fancies when ….
Indian ink on cartridge paper. 17 x 16 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £72

138

Kid Kong 2 original artworks drawn and signed by Robert Nixon for Monster Fun 71 Oct 16 1978
Mad professor, Eustace Twitt, goes to Kid Kong to learn Chimp Chat. The Kid follows him to the zoo where Twitt (unknowingly) proposes marriage to a skirted female primate … (bye, Mate)
Indian ink on cartridge paper. 16 x 13 ins (2 pages)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £67

139

Strontium Dog original artwork (1978) drawn and signed by Carlos Ezquerra. From Starlord No 1 May 3 1978. Probably the second most popular 2000 AD character after Judge Dredd, Johnny Alpha Strontium Dog appeared for the first time in Starlord No 1.
Gouache and Indian ink on card. 18 x 14 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £907

140

2000 AD No 1 (1977)
Small circular tear to cover (from gift attachment)
With Contact 4T Spacefone Communicator prize from 2000 AD 'Spot The Walt Contest' and 2000 AD letter of 'Cosmic Congratulations …' signed by Tharg
Prize with box as new, 2000 AD No 1 [vg+](3)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £132

141

Valiant (1972-73 with 1968)
Complete year for 1972 with 34 issues from 1973 and 15 issues from 1968
Starring Captain Hurricane, Janus Stark, The House of Dollman, Steel Claw and Kelly's Eye
1968: [gd/vg], balance [vg/fn] (101)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121

142

Victor (1970) 463-488
Jan-Jun half-year with (1971) 515-539 Jan-Jun half-year
[vg/fn-] (51)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £58

143

Victor (1971-73) 515-671
Three complete years
Starring Alf Tupper, The Tough Of The Track, Braddock VC and Morgyn The Mighty
[vg/fn-] (156)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £217

144

1970s-80s Mix
Buster Holiday Fun Special (1971), Buster And Monster Fun 1 (1976), Buster Xmas (1981) and 16 Buster 1970s issues, Cheeky Xmas 1979, Warlord Summer Special 1977, Warlord Peter Flint Special, Whizzer and Chips Holiday Special 1972 and 1976 with 18 further issues, Monster Fun: 10 issues with assorted titles Cor, Jackpot, TV Comic, School Fun and Whoopee
A few [vg], balance [fn/fn+] (116)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £91

145

Roy Of The Rovers frontispiece original artwork (1993) drawn and signed by Barrie Mitchell from the final Roy Of The Rovers comic 20 March 1993
Gouache on card. 16 x 12.5 ins
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £363

146

Dan Dare/Green Nemesis original artworks (1998) drawn and signed by Don Harley for Spaceships Away and signed by writer, Rod Barzilay to the reverse
Hidden away on Dan's Ship, The Mekon and his elite Treen force prepare to seize the space craft …
Created in Frank Hampson's 1950s style by Don Harley, Rod Barzilay wrote and commissioned this story as editor of Spaceships Away
Watercolour on board. 21 x 16 ins each (2 artworks)
Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £935

   


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