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June 2016 Results

British comics, annuals & artwork

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Note: Prices Realised include 14% Buyer's Premium.

1 No.1 Boys Comics and Magazines
(1853-1888)
Boys of The Empire, Pictorial Pages, Boy's Miscellany, Boy's Companion, Boys' Herald, Boys of England, Young Englishman's Journal, Young Men of Great Britain, Boys of the World, Sons of Brittania, Lads of the Village, Boy's Standard, Boy's Herald, Boys Sunday Reader. All Vol 1, No 1 issues
All retrieved from bound volumes
From the Bob Monkhouse archive
7 with taped spines [gd/vg+] (14)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £353
2 Girls Comics + (1871-1938)
The Children's Prize 3 (1871), The Prize 2 (1901), Tiny Tots III (1909), Playtime 3 with free gift colour press-out of Jill and her Jungle Friends, Schoolgirl's Own 672 (1933), 776 Xmas Number (1935) both [fn], Schoolgirl 350 (1936) and Schoolgirl's Weekly 807 (1938), balance [gd/vg] (8)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £46
3 1880s original artworks for illustrated magazines: Life, Harpers Young People, Harper’s Bazaar and Out of the Hurly Burly with some pages by artists A B Frost (Tim Keyser's Nose) and Peter Newell (signed)
Original artwork from this time is rare
Indian ink on cartridge paper
12 x 9 ins. 8 pages

Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £228
4 Felix Annual 1 (1924) E Hulton & Co
First annual appearance of Pat Sullivan's mischievous cat. 4 colour plates
Overall general wear with foxing to fly pages and some page margins. [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £85
5 Jolly Jester (Jul-Dec 1922) 1078-1104
In half-year bound volume
Starring the Comical Capers of Constable Cuddlecock, Moonlight Moggie and Sunny Dick and his Lucky Brick
Publisher's file copies [vfn] (27)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £74
6 Merry and Bright (1923) 301-352
In bound volume
With The Shirkwork Brothers, Sexton Hyde and his Four Girl Detectives and Tom Smart - Schoolboy Inventor
Horizontal mail folds, cream pages [fn-/fn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £74
7 Playbox (Jan-Jun 1928) 151-176
In half-year bound volume starring the Chummy Boys, Tiger Tillie and Mrs Hippo's Boarding School
From The Bob Monkhouse Archive [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £74
8 Rainbow (1928) 725-776 Xmas
Complete year in bound volume starring Tiger Tim and The Bruin Boys and Marzipan the Magician
Small tape repairs to a few issues [vg],
balance
[fn-/fn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £149
9 Comics with free gifts (1928-53)
Champion (1928) 332, 333, 335, 338 (retrieved from bound volume) with Great War photo-cards, Champion 694 (1935) with Autograph Album and sticker printed autographs attached; Hotspur 847 (1953) with 4 pg pullout for Topper No 1 and Rover 1615 (1956) with Brian Close and Tom Graveney cricket photos [vg/fn] (7)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £36
10 Bubbles (Jan-Jun 1939) 925-949
Half-year in bound volume starring the Merry Bunty Boys and the Children of the Forest [vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £206
11 Butterfly (Jul-Dec 1938) 1108-1134 Xmas
In half-year bound volume starring Smiler and Smudge and Cheery Chinese Magician, Wat Ho
No 1118 front pg missing
From the Bob Monkhouse archive [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £85
12 Illustrated Chips (Jan-Jun 1930) 2052-2077.
In half-year bound volume with
Larks (Jan-Jun 1939) 585-609
In half-year bound volume
Starring Weary Willie and Tired Tim, Casey Court the Convict Detective and James Cagney in two illustrated Western films: On The Aztec Trail and Son Of An Outlaw
From the Bob Monkhouse archive
[fn/vfn] (51)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £177
13 Jester (Jul-Dec, 1933 and 1936)
1808-1833, 1912-1938
In two half-year bound volumes starring Basil and Bart, Secret Agent X-13 and Gary Cooper in Sunken Gold and They Made him an Outlaw. Ads for Radio Fun No 1. From the Bob Monkhouse archive
Issue 1931 pg 7 small cut-out [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £177
14 Tiny Tots (1939) 586-637
Complete year in bound volume
Starring Tiny and Tot, The Funny Bunny Boys and Quackie the Duck
[fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £160
15 Christmas Comics + (1930s) by C Arthur Pearson
Jolly Jumbo's Christmas Holiday Comic (1934), The Xmas Holiday Comic (1937), The Christmas Comic (1931, 1932) and The Spring Comic (c1933).
These Christmas/Spring comics were only sold once a year. Each of the titles ran on and off between 1931-1939. All are considered to be rare
All issues retrieved from bound volumes (trimmed) with tape to spines [gd] (5)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £107
16 Comics free gifts (1930s-60s)
Buster's Book of Flying Aces, Laurel & Hardy Book of Wisecracks (Film Fun giveaway), Radio Fun Bumper Song Book, Loco Spotter's Handbook, Fighters of the Wilds (both Rover). Logbook of Locomotives, Pocket Dictionary of Japes, Treks of Blood, Ice and Terror, The Cavemen, Battlers of the Iron Road, The Memory Man's Book of Football Facts (all Wizard), Bimbo's Patch-a-Picture Book and Mighty Midgets No 24 Robinson Crusoe. With 1963 Annuals leaflet
All complete with inserts [vg-/vg+] (14)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £62
17 Football Books and free gifts (1930s-70s)
The Pilot Album of Football Fame (1935) with all 14 cards inserted, The Thriller Guide to the Football Pools (1935), Charles Buchan's Soccer Gift Book (1958) with dj, Topical Times Football Book 1 (1959), England Soccer Stars Tactic Cards incl. wallet and 9 cards and 10 Football photo-cards (both 1970s Shredded Wheat Special Offers)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £29
18 Dandy Monster Comic 1 (1939)
Korky introduces Desperate Dan, Keyhole Kate and all the Dandy characters
This first annual is a 'library' copy and was kept in D C Thomson's main office in Meadowside, Dundee. There is a 'John Leng & Co Ltd Dundee' blind embossed stamp at the top margin on page four and D C Thomson have confirmed that only these library copies were embossed in this way
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright boards and spine, with minimal top/bottom spine wear, cream unblemished pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £5,700
19 Dandy (1940-47)
117, 163, 164, 283, 312, 351
First 3 war issues (1940-41) with Addie and Hermy The Nasty Nazis
[vg-/vg] (6)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £40
20 Dandy lower grade mix (1940-1954)
159 Xmas (1940) Hitler cover, right hand pages edges brittle with some loss [fr], 299, 300 (1945) [gd], 313 [fr], 363 [gd], 375, 381, 416 all [vg], 547, 568, 583, 590, 603, 609, 638 all [gd] (15)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £62
21 Dandy Monster Comic 2 (1940)
Korky on a trapeze
This second annual is a 'library' copy and was kept in D C Thomson's main office in Meadowside, Dundee. There is a 'John Leng & Co Ltd' blind embossed stamp to the fly leaf and D C Thomson have confirmed that only these library copies were embossed in this way
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright boards and spine with sharp board corners, cream unblemished pages. The highest grade No 2 Dandy annual ever offered at auction [vfn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £2,907
22 Dandy Monster Comic (1942)
Korky's Marching Band
Good boards with edges overlayed, strengthened and touched in. Original spine illustration overlayed onto new spine. Rubbed out pencil dedication. Cream/light tan pages with darker edges (apparent) [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £142
23 Dandy (1947) 335-359
Complete year issued fortnightly
Special Danny Longlegs Christmas adventure by Dudley Watkins. The fortnightly publishing schedule for 1947 was severely interrupted with a month long interval between issues 339 and 340 due to atrocious weather conditions
344, 350, 352 [vg/vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £570
24 Dandy Monster Comic (1948)
Puppeteer Korky
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright, fresh boards and spine. Back board has six small 'string mark' edge indentations. No dedication, fresh unmarked cream/off white pages. One of the highest graded 1948 annuals ever offered at auction [vfn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £2,189
25 Dandy (1949) 386-423
Complete year with Danny Longlegs and Brave Young Blackhoof by Dudley Watkins. Published fortnightly until the end of July then weekly once more
402: 8 pgs only, centre page spread missing [fr], 392, 393 some biro writing to cover margin [vg], balance [fn/vfn+] (38)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £821
26 Dandy Monster Comic (1949)
Top hat for top cat!
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright fresh sharp cornered boards and spine with minimal wear. No dedication, unmarked cream pages [vfn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £410
27 Beano No 4
Coverless (20 July 1938)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £29
28 Beano No 76 New Year (1940)
Lord Snooty traps a Nazi sub. Propaganda war issue
Bright covers, cream pages with some small margin overhang tears [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £228
29 Beano No 77 (1940)
Big Eggo swastika cover
Deep Down Daddy Neptune sinks Nazi battleship. Propaganda war issue
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £264
30 Beano No 78 (1940)
Frosty McNAb freezes a U2 sub for the admiral. Propaganda war issue
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £160
31 Beano No 81 (1940)
Wild Boy of the Woods torpedos a Nazi sub. Propaganda war issue
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £126
32 Beano No 86, 87 (1940)
Propaganda war issues
Bright cover colours, worn overhang page edges, light tan pages [vg] (2)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £155
33 Beano 88, 101 (1940)
No 88: worn torn front cover with top edge piece missing, no back cover [pr], No 101: front and back cover worn with spine split
[fr-gd] (2)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £4
34 Beano 89 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Margin foxing with some interior margin tears and two thumb size margin pieces missing [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £91
35 Beano 90 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Tin-Can Tommy brings down a Nazi bomber using Clanky, his tin-can cat
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £149
36 Beano 91 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Lord Snooty and Pals repel Nazi invasion!
Bright cover with 3 ins tear and 1 ins spine tear, some other small tears. Cream pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £51
37 Beano 92 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Hitler sends wasps to sting der Englanders but Lord Snooty fires honey at Addie and Hermy and the wasps get a big feed
Bright cover with edge wear and 3 ins tear by lower spine [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £54
38 Beano 93 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Bright cover with lower panel tears, corner piece missing, centre page lower margin pieces missing [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £40
39 Beano 94 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Hitler sends Luftwaffe to capture the Beano building
Bright cover with worn margin overhang and some small pieces missing. Page 3 has 3 ins tear [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £74
40 Beano 95 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Hitler steals Hooky's Magic Bowler Hat
Bright cover with 3 ins top margin piece torn away [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £40
41 Beano 96 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Pansy Potter anchors a Nazi sub
Bright cover with some margin tears, cream/light tan pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £131
42 Beano 97 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Frosty McNab lances a Nazi raider
Bright covers with some light margin foxing. Cream/light tan pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £51
43 Beano 98 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Wee Willie Winkie traps a German spy
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £149
44 Beano 99 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Wild Boy of the Woods sinks a German battleship
Bright cover with 3 ins and 2 ins cover tears with 2 ins centre spine tear affecting all pages [gd-vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £68
45 Beano 100 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Doubting Thomas blows up a barrage balloon
Bright covers, overall medium wear with back cover top piece torn through [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £62
46 Beano 102 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Pansy Potter captures Goering and uses him as a barrage balloon
Bright cover with two inch tear, creases and pen name to margin [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £74
47 Beano 103 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Pansy Potter attacked by German paratroopers - there's only one winner!
Bright cover, cream pages, one inch margin tear to last seven pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £241
48 Beano 104 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Nazis fight the Wild Boy of the Woods
Bright cover with small piece missing from margin overhang [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £114
49 Beano 105 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
With 'Down with Lord Haw Haw!'
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £239
50 Beano 106 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Doubting Thomas bags a German bomber, Lord Snooty takes Hitler, Goering and Mussolini back in time for a beating
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £228
51 Beano 107 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Hooky's Magic Bowler Hat silences the Nazi raiders. Tin-Can Tommy and Clanky the Cat capture German paratroopers
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £239
52 Beano 108 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Lord Snooty and Pals captured by Hitler!
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £433
53 Beano 109 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
U-Boat sinks Pansy Potter's model boat
Bright covers with some marks to first illustrated panel [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £298
54 Beano 110 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Lord Snooty tricks Mussolini in handing over Italian ice-cream recipe
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £263
55 Beano 111 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
The RAF capture the leaning Tower of Pisa with Mussolini in it
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £263
56 Beano 112 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Deep Down Daddy Neptune gets Addie and Musso for target practice
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £241
57 Beano 113 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Pansy Potter makes Nazi paratroopers goose-step!
Bright cover with one inch spine split, cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £211
58 Beano 114 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Luftwaffe capture Pansy Potter
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £297
59 Beano 115 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Bright cover, eight central pages missing (leaving 12 out of the total 20) [fr]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £10
60 Beano 116 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Wild Boy of the Woods sinks German tanks
Bright covers, some spine wear. 4 centre pages missing [fr]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £51
61 Beano 117 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Wild Boy makes giant Hitler model to rescue British P.O.W.s
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £297
62 Beano 118 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Winken and Blinken, The Little Dutch Kids refuse to give Nazi salute, Rip Van Wink plants downed German aircraft to make 'plane' trees
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £286
63 Beano 119 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Daddy Neptune scuttles der Nazi supply ship. Page 16 illustrated ad for second Beano Book
Bright cover with some margin overhang tears, cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £264
64 Beano 120 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Big Eggo 'Hitlers' front cover
Bright cover with margin overhang wear, cream pages [vg+/fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £216
65 Beano 121 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Lord Snooty captures Hitler in Snitchy and Snatchy's secret plane and fires him back to Germany
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £342
66 Beano 122 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Cinderella puts up black-out shutters, Cocky Dick directs German bombers
Bright cover with two 1 ins margin tears and two small edge pieces missing [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £264
67 Beano 123 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Winken and Blinken magnetise a German mine on the beach
Bright cover with 1 ins margin tear [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £310
68 Beano 124 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Hitler orders Nazi seaplane to bomb frozen pond so Pansy Potter can't skate
Bright covers, cream pages [vg+/fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £286
69 Beano 125 Xmas comic (1940)
Title background colour change from red to blue. Propaganda war issue
Ping the Elastic Man disguised as Goering
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £664
70 Beano 126 (1940)
Propaganda war issue
Pansy uses Musso dummy for Spitfire Fund and buys her own plane!
Two back cover margin tears [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £333
71 Beano 127 (1940)
Editor's Christmas wishes to top cover margin. Propaganda war issue
First 'Musso The Wop' by Sam Fair. Lord Haw-Haw sends trick Xmas presents to Lord Snooty
Bright cover with 1 ins margin tear [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £516
72 Beano No 172, 179 (1942), 312 (1947)
1942 Propaganda war issues
'Speed old Hitler to his grave with all the paper you can save!' cartoon
[vg/vg/gd] (3)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £96
73 Beano No 195 Xmas (1942)
Pansy Potter uproots a Nazi spy network. Propaganda war issue
Bright cover colours, light tan pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £389
74 Beano Book (1942)
Big Eggo in a spin
Bright boards with corner creases strengthened and touched in. Spine edges strengthened and hinges touched in. Neat dedication. Cream pages with a few margin tears neatly closed
[gd-vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £310
75 Beano (1945) 268, 269
[vg+/fn] (2)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £74
76 Beano 270 Fireworks (1945)
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £96
77 Beano 273 Xmas (1945)
Bright covers, light foxing to margin, cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £275
78 Magic-Beano Book (1945)
Koko leapfrogs Big Eggo. Strang The Terrible and Jimmy and his Magic Patch full length picture stories by Dudley Watkins
Good colour boards with loose spine missing some illustration pieces. Neat dedication. Cream pages with a few margin light foxing spots [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £435
79 Magic-Beano Book (1947)
Big Eggo swallows Koko's cricket ball
Bright boards and spine, light/medium edge wear. Neat dedication, cream/light tan pages [vg+/fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
80 Magic-Beano Book (1948)
Big Eggo's Marching Band
Good boards with spine professionally strengthened, touched in and re-laid. Light pencil dedication. Cream/light tan pages
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £274
81 Oor Wullie Book 1 (1941)
With amateur painted replacement front cover, detached. Original back cover and spine. Interior 96 pages original and complete. Splash page has some margin wear, all other pages cream with tanned margins [fr/gd]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £367
82 Cartoon Art of Glasgow + (1940s - 50s)
Four Deuces, Hubba-Hubba, Kracker 5 (x2), Super Duper 9, Whacky Rodeo, Zippy (covers only), Zipper-Ripper comic. With promotional Tiger 1 mini comic (1954) and Fairy Time Comic [vg/fn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £68
83 Fairylite Midget Library (1940s) 1-12
Complete run
Bright covers, some staple rust [vg/vg+] (12)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £39
84 Giant Monster Fun Comic Album (1944-45) original artwork and page settings drawn and signed by Denis Gifford. Frontispiece colour artwork by D G Keys
92 page unpublished mock-up hardback annual starring Roy Rogers, Lawson Drew - Master Detective, Magical Monty. Z-Master Magician and Curley's Courier: 'Editor Captures Nazi Pilot in back garden!' Gifford's comical tour-de-force
A unique piece of British comics history
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £310
85 Jingles (Apr 1945 - Dec 1947)
461-532 Xmas
Over two years in bound volume starring Jim Jolly and his Magic Brolly, My Big Thrill and Dreamy Dennis
From the Bob Monkhouse archive
Bright covers, cream pages with darker edges [fn/fn+] (72)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £310
86 Knockout (June 1945 - Mar 1946) 330-367
In bound volume
Amalgamating Magnet 'Victory' comics and starring Deed-A-Day Danny, Sexton Blake illustrated adventures, Treasure Island and The Gremlins
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages, some wrinkling to spine area in binding process [vg+/fn] (38)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £494
87 Knockout (Mar - Dec Xmas issue 1946)
368-408
In bound volume (missing issue 397)
with Deed-A-Day Danny, the 3 Musketeers and Sexton Blake illustrated adventures
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages
[vg+/fn] (40)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £480
88 Knockout (Dec 1946 - Sept 1947) 409-447
In bound volume
with Sexton Blake's illustrated stories. The Gremlins, Bunter and Our Ernie
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages [fn] (39)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £494
89 Knockout (1945)
10 issues between 306-329
All ‘Victory’ comic numbers
Trimmed, retrieved from bound volume [gd/vg]
With Walt Disney's Weekly (1960)
13 consecutive issues retrieved from bound volume [vg] and Marilyn Monroe 'Big Star' series six page photo fold-out folder (1950s)
[fn] (24)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £68
90 Oh Boy! (1948) 3, 4, 14-21, 24
With early issues of The Tornado and Stuparman with story, art and lettering by Bob Monkhouse. All issues are scarce
From the Bob Monkhouse archive
4: some tape repair to cover with thumb size top margin loss [vg], balance [fn-/fn] (11)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £435
91 Paget's Super Duper Comic, Bumper Tots Comic, Dynamic (1940s) From the Bob Monkhouse archive
[vg+/fn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £47
92 Radio Fun (Jan - Jun 1944) 273-298.
In half-year bound volume.
Propaganda war issues starring Big-Hearted Arthur, Dickey Murdock. Over Enemy Lines , Our War Heroes and how to save paper for the War Effort, written in ‘Salvage Stanzas'. Including April Fool and Easter issues
[fn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £223
93 Radio Fun (Aug 1945 - Dec 1946)
356-429 Xmas
In bound volume starring Tommy Handley, Flanagan & Allen, Bob Hope and Jane X. Including No 400 Whitsun & Victory number. With fly page stamp 'From the Studio of Bob Monkhouse'
[fn-/fn+] (74)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £413
94 Soloway Comics (1940s)
All Fun Vol 5: No 2, 4, Vol 6: 2, 3, Vol 7: 1, 2, All Star Vol 6: 1-4, Vol 7: 1, Comic Capers Vol 6: No 1, 3, 4, Vol 7: 1, Comic Adventures Vol 5: No 4, Vol 6: 1-3, Vol 7: 1, 2
A few [fn], balance [vg[ (22)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £119
95 T.V. Boardman, J B Allen photogravure + (1940s - 50s).
Flash 6, Buffalo Bill 19, 43, Comet 37, 38, 51, 391, 430 (Fitness &) Sun 2, 17, 20, 468
[vg/fn/vfn] (12)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £29
96 1940s-50s selection
T.V. Fun 1
(1953) dull cover [vg], Comic Adventures 1 (1939) [vg], Comic Cuts 2685-2691 (1942) and 17 further issues up to 1953, The Dingbats Annual 1950, Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories (1950s) 7 issues, Film Fun (1946-57) 9 issues, Radio Fun (1950s) 5 issues, Skipper 469 (1939) and Wonder 1578 (1947)
Comic Cuts issues trimmed (ex bound
volumes)
[gd], balance [gd/vg] (50)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £62
97 Christmas Numbers (1940s-80s)
Hotspur 1944, Radio Fun 1948, Playbox 1946, 1949, 1952, Chick's Own 1949, Adventure 1950-52, Rover 1949 x 2, 1950, Tiny Tots 1950, 1952, Rainbow 1950, 1955, Topper 1954, 1982, 1985, Beano 1982, 1983, 2002 and Dandy 2002
[vg-/fn+] (23)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £68
98 Beano (1950) 390-441
Complete year in two bound volumes (2nd volume Nos 411-441 larger format)
No 390 New Year issue has Desperate Dan front cover in rare Dandy character cross-over. 430 first Tick-Tock Tony by Bill Holdroyd and first Sinbad The Sailor by Paddy Brennan
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages with some margin tears invisibly sealed. Volume 1 pages have some small lower spine corners missing. No 433 back page worn with pieces missing [gd], 416 lower margin piece missing [gd+], balance [vg/fn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £940
99 Beano (1951) 442-493
Complete year in bound volume including issue 452 1st Dennis The Menace
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages. A few issues with some wear including small corner pieces missing and invisibly taped margin tears [vg], balance [fn-/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £1,345
100 Beano Book (1954)
Biffo branches out - Dennis menaces!
Bright boards and spine, neat dedication, cream unmarked pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £57
101 Beezer 2 (1956) [vg] and 37 issues between 281-519 (1961-65) including Xmas 1962 and 1965
Most with well worn spines and some tears [gd/vg] (37)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £96
102 Black Bob Book 4 (1955)
Bright boards and spine, no dedication. White pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £23
103 Captain Midnight (1950s) L. Miller
100-121 (No 120 facsimile)
Reprinting US 1940s wartime strips
Bright covers, most issues with rusty staples. 120 facsimile, 104 (gd], balance [vg/fn] (22)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £239
104 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Dragon Publications
Paperback by Vargo Stratton, cover art by Ron Turner
Scarce, only a few copies known to exist [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £239
105 Cowboy 68 pg editions (1950s). Matt Slade / Kid Slade, Gunfighter 1-8, Fargo Kid 1-3, Texas Kid 1-3. Joe Maneely, John Severin art [vg/vg+] (14)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £114
106 John Wayne Adventure Comics 17-34 (1950s) WDL
[vg+/fn] (18)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £177
107 Kit Carson Comics 1 (1952)
Avon 1/- British edition 68 pgs
[fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £27
108 Tim Holt / Red Mask 1, 3-8, 10 with
Red Hawk 1-6
(1950s)
Cartoon Art Productions, Glasgow
Red Hawk art by Bob Powell. Tim Holt by Frank Bolle with six issues containing Ghost Rider stories by Dick Ayres
[vg/fn] (14)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £239
109 Dandy (1951-58) 16 issues between 514-886 including April Fool 1951, 1955
[vg/vg+] (16)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £38
110 Dandy (1956-58)
738, 741, 771, 843
[fn/vfn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £45
111 Dandy (1958) 28 issues between 844-891 including April Fool
[gd/vg] (28)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £57
112 Eagle Vol 1 No 1 (1950) Pre-publication proof. This printer's proof copy was run off at Sun Printers in Watford to check registration and colour balance before main production of the Eagle was started by Eric Bemrose in Liverpool who had installed a new Rotogravure print-line for this purpose. As such this Sun Printers copy is a rarity; it is worn and untrimmed with roller marks and cost notes to the cover margin
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £711
113 Eagle Vol 1 (1950) 1-52
In bound volume introducing Col. Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future
No 1: some clear tape to horizontal fold and back cover edge, No 3: clear tape to cover edge and a few other issues [gd], balance [vg/fn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £1,026
114 Dan Dare Ray Gun (1953) Mettoy
With rare original box
Ray gun in bright fresh condition [fn]. The box has a half-inch hole to the back panel with some edge wear [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £895
115 Dan Dare original front cover artwork by Desmond Walduck from The Eagle (1954) Vol 5: No 29. Dan Dare must challenge The Mekon to save Groupie and Flamer - The Prisoners of Space. This artwork was re-configured for a centre page re-issue in Eagle Vol 18: No 9 (1967). There is some colour fade. Watercolour on board. 20 x 16 ins
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
116 Fans Star Library 1 (1958), Pop Weekly 2, 22 [vg/vg+], Pop Weekly Annual 1966, 1967, 1970 and Go Girl Boyfriend 69 Book [fn/fn+] (7)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £18
117 Fiction House UK editions (1950s) Streamline. Jungle 1-4, Fight n.n, Mars n.n, Planet n.n, Rangers n.n, Wings x 3 n.ns. With Planet Adventure Book (Atlas) [vg/vg+] (12)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £73
118 Marvelman (1957) 225, 226 with Young Marvelman (1957) 227, 307 [fn/fn+] (4)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £29
119 Oor Wullie original artwork drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins
From the Sunday Post 8 March 1953
The wee lad's forbidden to go near the river but he falls in - catches a troot in his dungarees and pa has it for dinner. Nae beltin' this time!
Indian ink on card. 18 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £493
120 Oor Wullie Book (1953)
Oor Calendar Boy!
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright fresh covers and spine with minimal wear, cream pages with slightly darker edges [fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
121 Oor Wullie Book (1955).
Oor Wullie infinity cover
Bright front covers with vertical crease, cream/light tan pages [vg/vg+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £200
122 Oor Wullie Books (1951, 1955, 1957, 1959). 1951: Front cover pieces torn away, replaced spine, 5 photocopied rear pages [fr]
1955: No covers and frontispiece missing
[pr]
1957: Frontispiece torn away, crossed out dedication
[gd]
1959: overall general wear
[vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £73
123 Broons Books (1956, 1966)
1956: splash page margin piece cut away at top [vg], 1966 [vg+] (2)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £21
124 Sexton Blake Library (1957-58) 351-380
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, cream pages [vg/vg+] (30)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £80
125 Sexton Blake Library (1958-59) 391-410
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, cream pages. 405 [vg-], balance [vg/vg+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £50
126 Sexton Blake Library (1959-60) 421-450
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, cream pages [vg-/fn-] (30)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £80
127 Tip Top (July - Dec 1952) 636-653 Xmas
In half-year bound volume
Starring The Flaming Crescent, Artie The Autograph Hunter and Our Jean from the TV Screen
From the Bob Monkhouse archive
[fn/vfn] (28)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £73
128 Topper Book (1959)
Captain Bungle on Safari
Bright board, minimal wear, no dedication, creamy white pages [vfn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £42
129 Air Ace Picture Library (1961-62)
50, 52-72, 75-81, 83-85, 87-90, 93, 99, 101, 104, 114, 116, 119, 122, 124, 126-128
Bright covers, some with rust spots showing through. 19 issues [vg-/vg+], balance [fn-/fn+] (48)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £142
130 Battle Picture Library (1961)
2, 7, 11-13, 16, 17, 19-21, 23, 24, 33, 41, 43, 44, 46-49
Bright covers with staple rust showing through [fn-] (20)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £96
131 Combat Picture Library (1958-60)
2, 9-11, 15, 18, 20, 25-27, 29, 31-33, 35, 37, 40, 42, 44, 53, 57-60, 63, 66, 68, 74, 75, 79, 83, 84, 88, 103, 110 With Combat Library (text stories) 1, 20, 37, 40-43, 48, 55, 57
[gd/vg/fn] (45)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £73
132 War Picture Library (1961-63)
100-108, 110-119, 127-143, 147, 148, 151-153, 161-163, 167-173, 175, 184, 193, 196-200, 202, 206, 207
Mostly bright covers with rust spots showing through. 12 issues [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (62)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £42
133 Low grade reading copy Libraries (1960s)
Super Detective Library 135, 157, 175, 181, 183, 185, 187, 188, Air Ace Picture Library 14, 15, 17, 18, 20-23, 25, Thriller Comics Library: 24 issues between 99-380, Cowboy Picture Library 388, Lone Rider Picture Library 2, Picture Stories of WWII x 2 and Valiant Picture Library 4
3 coverless [pr], 11 without back covers. A few [vg], balance [fr/gd] (48)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £91
134 Beano (Jan - Jun 1968) 1329-1354
half-year
[fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £68
135 Beano (1969) 1381-1432
Complete year
A few [fn-], balance [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £124
136 Buster Book 1 (1962) [fn-]
With Buster Book 1965 one inch clear tape to cover [vg+], 1966 [vg+], 1969 [vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
137 Beezer Book (1964)
The Beezer Commissionaire
Bright boards and spine, laminate unbroken, no dedication, cream white pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £18
138 Commando War Stories In Pictures 1 (1961)
Walk or Die!
Bright unmarked covers, 2 ins lower spine split, cream pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £470
139 Commando 2 (1961)
They Called Him Coward!
Lower corner pieces torn away front and back cover [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £63
140 Commando 3, 6 (1961)
3: tape to covers, split worn spine [gd], 6: tape residue to spine, no back cover [fr] (2)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £25
141 Commando 4 (1961)
Mercy For None!
Bright covers, cream pages with slightly darker edges [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £91
142 Commando 6 (1961)
They came by night
Bright front cover, slight scrape by spine to back cover [vg-fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £57
143 Commando 7 (1961)
The ship they couldn't sink
[vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £34
144 Commando 8 (1961)
Red Runs the River
Lower cover corner piece missing [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £34
145 Commando 9 (1961)
Jungle Fury! [fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £80
146 Commando 10 (1961)
Hun Bait!
Spine creases [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £34
147 Commando 11 (1962)
Closer than Brothers
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £57
148 Commando 13 (1962)
Death in the Sun
Lower cover corner piece torn away [vg]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £29
149 Commando 14 (1962)
Fly Fast Shoot First!
[fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £45
150 Commando 15 (1962)
Jap Killer!
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £57
151 Commando 16 (1962)
Knife for a Nazi
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £80
152 Commando 17 (1962)
The Knifer
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £91
153 Commando 18 (1962)
Lone Hero
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £57
154 Commando 19 (1962)
Death Dealers
[fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £50
155 Commando 22 (1962)
Cold Steel
2 ins lower spine split [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £39
156 Commando 23 (1962)
Hill 13
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £50
157 Commando 24 (1962) Gun Fury
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £34
158 Commando 25 (1962) Take No Prisoners!
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £45
159 Commando 26 (1962) Killer from the Deep
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £61
160 Commando 27 (1962)
Scourge of the Japs
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £45
161 Commando 28 (1962)
Massacre in the Sun
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £39
162 Commando 29 (1962)
Sky Ace
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £45
163 Commando 30 (1962)
Island of Ghosts
[vfn]
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £61
164 Commando (1963-65)
39, 44, 69, 70. 39, 44 [vfn-], 69, 70 [fn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £103
165 Commando (1963) 46, 47, 48
Bright fresh covers, slight tan to interior page edges [vfn-/vfn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £103
166 Commando (1963) 49, 50, 52
Bright fresh covers, light foxing to first interior pages [vfn-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £130
167 Dandy Book 1960, 1961, 1965
1960: Bright boards and spine, slight bend to back cover lower corner, neat dedication, cream pages [fn]
1961: Bright boards and spine, spine laminate break, neat dedication, cream pages [fn+]
1965: Bright boards and spine, laminate unbroken, no dedication, white pages [vfn+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £103
168 Dandy (1965).
29 issues between 1206-1257 including Fireworks and Xmas
[vg/vg+] (29)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £85
169 Dandy (1969)
40 issues between 1416-1465 including April Fool
[vg+/fn] (40)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £96
170 Tony And Tina - The Twins, 33 original artworks by Dudley Watkins (1967)
Front cover and complete 32 page original artworks commissioned by religious charity WEC International for the first 'Tony and Tina' book. These illustrated stories were part of the 'Warrior Gang' series and followed the adventures of how Tony and Tina and their mum and dad came to follow the Christian religion
Indian ink on card. 9 x 12 ins. 33 artworks, (with complete 16 photo-layout pages)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £712
171 Thriller Picture Library (1960-61)
310-314, 317, 318, 321, 326, 328, 331, 333-335, 340, 342, 346, 347, 349-358
Starring Spy 13, Dogfight Dixon, John Steel and Battler Britton
[vg/fn] (28)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £113
172 Thriller Picture Library (1961-63)
360, 361, 364, 366, 368-371, 376-379, 382, 385, 386, 388, 389, 392-394, 397, 398, 407, 416, 421, 424, 426, 433, 436, 437, 442
Starring Battler Britton, Dogfight Dixon, Jet-Ace Logan, John Steel and Spy 13
[vg/fn] (31)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £149
173 Beano Book 1970, 1973, 1975, 1976
Bright fresh boards and spines, white pages, no dedications, laminates unbroken
[vfn/nm] (4)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £50
174 Denis Gifford original cartoon artworks (1970s) featuring The Two Ronnies, 'What's your Nostalgia Quotient' (3 pgs), The Easiest Cartoon in the World: 'What did John Wayne say when Lassie Went Home?' (2 pgs), Dick Cattington and his Wit! (2 pages)
Indian ink on paper. Approx 8 x 9 ins
Total: 8 pages

Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
175 Denis Gifford signed 'Mixed Infants' 9 artworks (1970s)
Indian ink on cartridge paper. 15 x 6 ins
9 artworks

Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
176 Denis Gifford and other artists original artworks (1940s-80s)
Barmy Army (1940s), Littleuns (5 pages), Jaws, Terry Bull Joke Page, Pansy Potter and Our Ernie, The Two Ronnies drawn and signed by Robbie Robertson, Characters page drawn and signed by Nick Sparks, Strips 80 drawn and signed by Bill Ritchie and 14 ‘sniffer dog’ and ‘flying crow’ pages (artist unknown) and 3 photocopies
Mixed sizes, 26 artworks
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: u/s
177 Dracula (1971) New English Library
1-12 (No 1 including free poster)
12 [fn], balance [vfn-/vfn+] (12)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £61
178 Pocket Chiller Library (1971) Alex White - Top Sellers
1, 2, 3, 8, 10. All black and white illustrated stories. No 1 cover doodles [gd],
balance
[vg] (5)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £28
179 Pocket Chiller Library (1971)
14, 15, 17, 21, 24-29
Including Doctor Satan, The Mummy, Hypnosis and The Hunchback
[vg/vg+] (10)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £50
180 Pocket Chiller Library (1972)
31-33, 35-38, 40-42
Including Cry of the Wolfman, Monster Maker and The Dark Fiend
[vg/fn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £50
181 Pocket Chiller Library (1972)
43-52, 54
Including The Dead are awake and walking, The Mummies and The Snake Woman
43 [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (11)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £61
182 Pocket Chiller Library (1973)
56, 58-64, 66, 68, 76, 131
Including Suffer a Witch to live, The Bat, Face In The Fog, Night of the Cactus and Dark Vengeance
56: 1st 32 pgs missing [pr], 58, 62, 63, 76, 131 [vg/vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (12)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £61
183 1970s-80s First issues
Captain America 1, Champ 1 wfg, Cheeky 1, Cracker 1, Hoot 1 wfg, Little Star 1, Mickey Mouse and Friends 1 wfg, Rampage 1, Rupert 1, School Fun 1, Scream 1, Smut 1, Spike 1, Star Lord 1, Tornado 1, Wicked 1, Vulcan 1, Zit 1 and Picture Story Libraries: Mandy 1, Starblazer 1, Whizzer and Chips 1, Dandy 1
A few [fn], a few [gd], balance [vg-/vg+] (22)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £149
184 UK Fanzines
Fantasy Advertiser
(1971-76)
38, 45, 50, 52-56, 60
With Fantasy Unlimited 8, 18, 20
[fn-/fn+] (12)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £68
185 Misty Holiday Special (1980)
including Misty centrefold poster
Some light cover creasing by spine [fn-], with Misty 12 Jan 1980 final issue [fn] and The Best of Misty Monthly No 1 (1986) [fn]
(3)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £51
186 Scream 1 wfg Dracula Fangs (1984)
With another Scream 1, 8, 15 and Royal Mail Mint Children's TV Characters collection (1996)
Comics [fn-/fn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 14% Buyer's Premium: £36


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