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May 2017 Results

British comics, annuals & artwork

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Note: Prices Realised include 16% Buyer's Premium.

1

Ally Sloper's Half Holiday (1891) 349-400
With Christmas Holidays Special Extra Number in bound volume.
With "What a Treat" original Ally Sloper frontispiece attachment. Professional high standard refurbishment to boards and spine [fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £360

2

Judy's High Jinks / Book of Comicalities (1872) by Charles H Ross
500 pgs all illustrated including 'Some playful episodes in the career of Ally Sloper' (100 pgs) illustrated by Marie Duval
Rare [fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £394

3

Ned Kelly The Ironclad Australian Bushranger (1887) 2-38 last issue by J.S. Borlase with tooled, loose front cover and frontispiece.
Edward "Ned" Kelly (1855-1880) was an Australian bushranger of Irish descent. The third of eight children he was born in the British colony of Victoria and became the family breadwinner at the age of 12 after his father died in jail for horse-stealing. Ned was in and out of prison and when his mother, Ellen was arrested for the attempted murder of a policeman, a subsequent brawl saw the brothers Ned and Dan flee to the bush. From their impenetrable hideout the Kelly Gang, now four strong, shot 3 policemen and carried out a series of robberies. The government of Victoria proclaimed them outlaws under the Felons Apprehension Act giving anyone the right to shoot the gang members on sight. This led them to make home-made suits of metal armour for protection whilst establishing the legendary band as heroes of the oppressed. When the gang's attempt to derail and ambush a police train failed all were killed except Kelly who was severely wounded and captured.
Despite support for his reprieve he was tried, sentenced and hanged in Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880 aged 25. Whilst issue 1 is missing this is the most complete 1887 Ned Kelly set ever to be offered at auction. The 37 issues are retrieved from a bound volume from which the tooled cover and frontispiece are also offered here. There are some loose pages, edge wear and binding tears not affecting Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £418

4

The Captain Vol 1 (1899) Geo Newnes
Including The Cats' Cricket Match by Louis Wain, What I Want To Be by Arthur Conan Doyle, W.C. Grace 10 pg story with illustrations and photographs. How To Bat and not to Bat by C.B. Fry, Rules of Dress at Charterhouse, Tom Browne (artist and cartoonist) and his pictures
672 pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £93

5

Punch 1 1841 (1966 facsimile edition)
The London Charivari starts here [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £20

6

Cheer Boys Cheer (1902) 24-38
In amateur bound volume. Including Xmas Double Number [vg-/vg]
With The Gleam (1902) 24-34
In bound volume [vg/fn-] and The Union Jack Detective Magazine Supplement (1922)
1-52. Complete year in bound volume. Each 8 pg supplement presented with the Union Jack in 1924 [fn-] (78)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £58

7

Comic Cuts (Jan-Jun 1915) 1286-1311
In half-year bound volume. Propaganda WWI issues. Publisher's file copies starring The Mulberry Flats and Ruff & Ready
Rare in these grades [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £104

8

Favorite Comic (Jul-Dec 1915) 233-258
Including Xmas Double Number in half-year bound volume. Some propaganda WWI issues. Publisher's file copies. K.N. Pepper, King of the K-Nuts captures a German spy
Rare in these grades [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £81

9

The Bonzo Book being the Third Studdy Dogs portfolio (1922) publ. by The Sketch magazine. Illustrated card covers, ribbon tied with complete 16 colour plates of George Studdy's cheery, cheeky canine
Worn card covers with 16 [fn] plates
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

10

Bonzo's Annual 1937 (No. 3)
Some scratches to plain back cover. No dedication, cream pages, some with light foxing, 4 colour plates [vg+]
With 1948 [vg-], 1950 [vg] and Bonzo Story Book (1943) bright card covers, cream pages with rusty staples [fn-] (4)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

11

Bubbles (Jul-Dec 1922) 64-90
Half-year including Fireworks and Xmas, (Oct 1924-Apr 1925) 183-208 including Fireworks, Xmas, New Year, University Boat Race and April Fool issues. (April 1929-May 1930) 417-468 including Fireworks, Xmas and New Year issues. Starring The Bunty Boys and Piggy and Wiggy The Porker Twins, all in three bound volumes
Volumes have some board wear. Comics: a few [vg], balance [fn-/vfn] (104)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £145

12

Football & Sports Library (1925-38)
84, 190, 290, 292, 350, 352, 506, 512, 534, 537, 558, 560
With (Pearson's) Glamour Library (1950s-60s) 31 unnumbered issues and Pearson's Romance Library (1950s) 9 unnumbered issues.
Bright covers, text stories. A few [gd], balance [vg-/fn] (42)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £87

13

Merry & Bright (1922) 249-300
Complete year in bound volume
Starring George Robey, Harry Tate, Little Tich and the Shirkwork Brothers
Horizontal mail fold to all pages [vg] (52)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £104

14

School Friend (1922-25)
146, 147, 150, 160, 168, 172, 173, 178, 179, 198, 202, 226, 269, 270, 271, 277, 278
With (New Series) 15, 24
[vg/fn-] (19)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £35

15

Adventure War Years (1939-44)
910-913, 985-994, 996-998, 1001-1009, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1015, 1088-1097
Propaganda war issues starring Solo Solomon, Goering on the run, Strang the Terrible by Dudley Watkins and the U-Boat Invaders
Seven issues [vg/vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (40)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

16

Hotspur (1939-40)
331-364, 366-375
Propaganda war issues. Seven with Hitler/Swastika/Gestapo covers. Starring the Reckless Men of 'Q' Squadron, Terror Strikes on Blackout Night, School of the Gestapo and the Red Circle
19 issues with flaking to page edges [gd-/gd], balance 24 [vg-/vg] (43)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

17

Butterfly (Jul-Dec 1935)
952-977 Xmas
In half-year bound volume
The adventures of Smiler and Smudge the Butterfly Boys
Bright print on light green pages [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £58

18

Butterfly Annual 1940
With My Tip Top Book 1940
Scarce war year issues.
Bright boards with some edge wear. Tip Top has erased dedication, one half-page illustration neatly coloured in and crossword completed.
Both
[fn-] (2)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £53

19

Joker (Jan-Jun 1937) 479-504
In half-year bound volume including 1936 Xmas Number and Grand Coronation Number
Starring Alfie the Air Tramp and Chang the Yellow Pirate
Strong print on cream pages [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £75

20

Larks (Jan-June 1939) 585-609
In half-year bound volume starring James Cagney in On the Aztec Trail and Son of an Outlaw
Strong print, salmon colour paper [fn/vfn] (25)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

21

Rainbow (Jan-Jun 1949) 1597-1609
In half-year bound volume starring Tiger Tim and The Bruin Boys. Published fortnightly. Bright colour covers, cream pages [vfn] (13)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

22

Radio Fun 6 (1938)
With Radio Fun Music Hall double page signed by artist, George Parlett
Bright covers, rusty staples [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £21

23

Radio Fun (1939)
14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 27-31, 34-43, 49, 50, 53, 63 Xmas, 64
No 17: first Big Hearted Arthur cover.
Starring Flanagan and Allen, Will Fyffe and the Radio Fun Music Hall
Mostly bright covers, cream pages, rusty staples. Nos 39, 53, 63 [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (28)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

24

Tiny Tots (1937) 481-532
Complete year in bound volume with many special numbers including Coronation, New Year, Pancake Day, Boat Race, April Fool, Easter, Whitsun, August Bank Holiday, Fireworks and Xmas
[vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £209

25

Beano Comic No 2 (1938)
Well worn cover and right-hand page edges with some front cover margin loss. Interior pages and back cover are more robust.
Rare, less than 8 copies known to exist
[gd-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £1,415

26

Beano 13 (1938)
Bright colours with some light foxing to cover margin. Some wear and foxing to pg 11 margin overhang
Only a handful of copies known to exist
[vg+/fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

27

Beano Comic No 26 (1939)
Bright covers, cream pages, no noticeable defects [vfn+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

28

Beano 75 (1939)
Second Xmas issue.
Propaganda war issue - Hooky's Magic Bowler Hat brings Hitler to life! Wild Boy of the Woods commandeers secret German super-tank
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £522

29

Beano (1940-41) 90, 148
No 90 worn RH edges to all pages, No 148: half-inch trimmed RH edge
Both [gd] (2)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £75

30

Beano (1941) 154, 155
No 154: torn pages with some cover margin loss [gd-], No 155: 3 ins cover tear and margin overhang tears [gd] (2)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £49

31

Beano 157 (1941)
Pansy Potter traps German bombers with Beano fly-paper
LH corner piece torn away all pages [gd+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £32

32

Beano 158 (1941)
Lord Snooty attacks the Luftwaffe with his flying bike. Wild Boy captured and drugged by German scientist
1½ ins top margin cover tear [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £53

33

Magic-Beano Book (1943)
Big Eggo and Koko win 3-legged race.
From the Brenda Butler archive.
With the demise of Magic Comic after 80 issues its key characters, Koko, Peter Piper, The Tickler Twins and Sooty Snowball co-starred in this first 'Magic-Beano' annual. The propaganda back cover features Tootsy McTurk's 'V' for Victory sign in morse code!
Bright unblemished fresh boards and spine with minimal wear. No dedication, cream/light tan pages. The annual looks unread. The highest grade copy ever offered at auction [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £6,496

34

Magic-Beano Book (1949)
Maxi's Taxi, mini Eggo!
Good boards and spine with general overall wear. Neat ink dedication. Clean, cream pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £180

35

Magic-Beano Book (1947)
Big Eggo swallows the ball!
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright, fresh boards and spine with minimal wear, no dedication, small ink '1946' written on fly page. Unblemished creamy white pages. The highest grade copy ever offered at auction [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £1,647

36

Beano Book 1 facsimile (2004) D.C. Thomson full scale facsimile.
As new
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £209

37

Dandy Comic No 6 (1938)
Desperate Dan and Our Gang by Dudley Watkins
[fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £283

38

Dandy Comic No 7 (1938)
Korky in a rage in a cage
Bright cover colours, some light foxing to page margins. Only a handful of copies known to exist [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £313

39

Dandy Comic No 8 (1938)
Desperate Dan enjoys sardine sandwiches - without taking them out of the tin!
Bright covers, some light foxing to some page margins. Only a few copies known to exist [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £313

40

Dandy Comic No 9 (1938)
Korky in the mouse's trap
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £371

41

Dandy Comic No 10 (1938)
Korky puts his name in ice
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages with foxing and tears to centre page overhang edges
Only a handful of copies known to exist
[vg+/fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £325

42

Dandy Comic No 11 (1938)
Korky's a yowling success
Bright cover colours, cream/light tan pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

43

Dandy Comic No 21 (1938)
Korky crows!
Bright cover colours, cream/light tan pages with some minor overhang tears [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £157

44

Dandy Comic No 22 (1938)
Korky fireworks cover in April!
Cover has small piece missing by lower spine. 2mm RH edge trim to cover and 5 interior pages [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

45

Dandy Comic No 23 (1938)
Korky wins obstacle race
Bright cover colours with some light margin foxing. Cream/light tan pages [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

46

Dandy Comic No 24 (1938)
Korky gets a drop
Bright cover colours with margin overhang tears, cream pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

47

Dandy Comic No 25 (1938)
Korky gets Pussy the boot
Bright covers, cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £209

48

Dandy Comic No 26 (1938)
Freddy The Fearless Fly goes pop!
Bright cover colours, cream/light tan pages with some light foxing [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £104

49

Dandy No 27 (1938)
Korky's Yacht disqualified
Bright cover colours, cream pages with a few light foxing spots [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

50

Dandy No 42 (1938)
Jumbo fancy dress
Bright covers, interior cream pages with some minor overhang wear [fn+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £157

51

Dandy No 43 (1938)
Page 5 ad for first Dandy Monster Comic
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages. No noticeable defects [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £186

52

Dandy No 53 (1938)
First snow-capped Merry Christmas cover with ad for first Dandy Monster Comic
Bright cover colours with small ink initials to top and some margin foxing [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £157

53

Dandy No 55 (1938)
Dick Whittington and his Cat!
Bright cover colours with light scrape to first panel and 3 clear taped interior tears [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

54

Dandy Comic No 108 (1939)
Propaganda Xmas issue
Second appearance Addie and Hermy The Nasty Nazis
Bright covers with some light margin foxing, cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £371

55

Dandy Monster Comic 3 (1941)
Korky leads the Dandy band
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright, fresh boards with bumped lower cover corners. Bright spine illustration. No dedication. Unblemished cream/light tan pages. The annual looks unread
Rare in this grade
[fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £3,770

56

Dandy Monster Comic (1943)
Korky leads the Dandy bicycle race
From the Brenda Butler archive
Bright, fresh boards and spine with minimal wear. No dedication. Unblemished creamy white pages. The annual looks unread
The highest grade example ever offered at auction [vfn+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £4,930

57

Dandy Monster Comic (1945)
Desperate Dan skis on logs!
Good boards with edge wear and bumped rounded corners, loose spine, with some spine fading, neat dedication
Cream/light tan pages
[gd+/vg-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £197

58

Dandy Monster Comic (1946)
Korky and his Stars
Overall general wear to complete boards and spine. Two neat dedications.
Clean light tan pages with some light foxing
[vg-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £157

59

Dandy Monster Comic (1947)
Korky's birthday bumps!
From the Brenda Butler Archive
Bright fresh boards, slight colour fade to spine. No dedication Unblemished creamy-white pages
[fn+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £928

60

Dandy Monster Comic (1948)
Puppeteer Korky
Good boards and spine, no dedication, clean cream/light tan pages. One inch scrape to back cover, no other major defects [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

61

UK Small Press (Mostly 1940s)
Ace Comic, Fawcett's Funny Animals [gd], Funny Animals American Comic Annual, Flash 1, 3, Pioneer Western Comic 2 [gd], Sergeant Pat of Radio Patrol, Wonder-Story Comic, Shots From The Films and Film Shots (The Jolson Story and Easter Parade) and The Pocket Comic [vg/fn] (11)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £56

62

1940s threepence Comics:
Merry Maker, Crime Syndicate 3, Forgers 4, Panto Playtime, Rocket Comic
Published by L Burns and Hotspur Publ. Co
[vg/fn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £15

63

Captain Marvel + (1940s-50s)
Captain Marvel Adventures 5, 59 [fr], Captain Marvel Jr 7, 40, 61, Marvel Family 66, Whiz 65
[vg/vg+] (7)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £49

64

Champion (1948) 1353-1404
Complete year starring Rockfist Rogan and Hurry Scurry the Demon Racer
Bright covers, cream pages. 7 issues with rusty staples
Rare in these grades
[fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £122

65

Coloured Slick Fun/Slick Fun (1940s-50s) G G Swan
21-27, 29-34, 36-40, 42, 48-50, 53
Nos 21-25 some brittle page edges [gd-/gd], 27 [vg], balance [fn-/fn] (23)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £99

66

Kiddy Fun Albums
1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954
G G Swan
Cover art by Murdock Stimpson, E H Banger interior strips
[vg/vg-] (6)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £58

67

Slick Fun Albums
1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1956
G G Swan. Cover illustrations by Edward Banger, interior strips by Murdock Stimpson, E Protheroe, Mick Anglo and Ron Embleton
1949 [fn], balance [vg/vg+] (5)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £63

68

Radio Fun (Jul-Dec 1948) 508-533
In half-year bound volume starring Wilfred Pickles, ITMA's Tommy Handley, Petula Clark, Inspector Stanley and The Falcon
Bright covers, cream pages [fn/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

69

Rupert Book (1944)
Rupert and his pals in the branches of a tree
Bright card covers with medium wear. Neat dedication. Price unclipped, clean cream pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

70

Streamline Comics + (1940s-50s)
Airboy 4, 5, Battle Cry n.n., Commander Battle and The Atomic Sub n.n., Crime and Punishment 27 (US issue) [gd], Crime Does Not Pay 110 (US issue), Crime Detective n.n., Dixie Dugan 2, Kid Colt Outlaw 68 pg n.n., Manhunt n.n., Masterman 12, Secret Missions 1, Space Adventures 51, Space Travellers 8, Space Ace 18
With 3 square bound annuals: Adventure Streamline Comics, Crime Comic Album and Flash Streamline Comics
[vg/fn] (18)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £133

71

Adventure (1950) 1303-1354
Complete year starring the Outlaw Sheriff and Strang The Terrible cover stories by Dudley Watkins
[vg-] (52)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £99

72

Beano Book (1959)
Goat menaces Dennis!
Bright boards and spine, no dedication, clean cream pages [fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £53

73

Dandy (1954)
645, 646 April Fool, 648-651, 654, 656, 658, 659, 661-664, 666, 668, 671, 672, 675, 679.
4 issues with biro page numbering to lower margins, 5 issues with Ceylon shop stamps to covers. A few [gd-/gd] balance [vg/fn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £75

74

The Broons original artwork (1958) drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins for The Sunday Post 8 June 1958
The Broons go to the record shop to have a record made of their own voices. Daphne sings Love's Old Sweet Song, Maggie Rocks, Horace reads poetry. Joe shouts fitba’ chants, Paw Belongs to Dear Auld Glasgow Toon but Maw disnae want to play anythin' til the morn...!
[Illustrated in Broons Book 1964, lot following]
One inch repaired tear to top margin

Indian ink on cream card. 18 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £789

75

Broons Book (1964)
Tea on a mountain top
Rare D.C. Thomson hardback office copy. Page 31 illustrates artwork in lot above
Light biro date to cover and spine [fn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

76

The Broons Book 1968
Family crossing
Rare D.C. Thomson office hardback edition. Light biro year to cover and spine. White pages [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £133

77

Oor Wullie original artwork (1959) drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins for The Sunday Post 27 Sept 1959
Oor Wullie checks his diary to get revenge on Soapy Soutar, Fat Bob and the Mulligan's bulldog, but Jings, Big Jessie's got a diary too…!
Indian ink on cream card. 18 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £464

78

Oor Wullie Books 1965, 1967, 1969
[fn/fn+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £58

79

Cowboy Comics Library (1950s)
16 (no back cover), 18, 158 (no back cover), Super-Detective Library 36, Thriller Comics Library 131 with Cowboy Adventure Library (Micron 1960s) 376, 396, 782, 783, Western Picture Library 503, 517, 524, 542, 546, 555, 573, 577, 579
Microns x 13 [fn-/fn+], balance [gd-/vg] (18)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £87

80

Buck Jones original cover artwork
(probably) by Georgio di Gaspari (late 1950s)
Our research has been unable to locate a Picture Library cover featuring this artwork
Gouache on backed card. 11¾ x 10¾ ins
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £406

81

Cowboy Collection (1950s)
Cowboy Action 1, 3, 7. Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men 3, 10, Five Star Western x 2 n.n., Kit Carson 1 [fr], Lone Avenger 7, 17, 65, Lone Star 17, 32, 33, Vol. 2: 1, 3, Red Ryder 24 (no back cover), Wild Bill Hickock 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, 15-17, Zorro 51-53, 57
[gd/vg/fn] (28)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £116

82

Dan Dare original artwork by Desmond Walduck for the Eagle (1954) Vol. 5 No 29
Col. Dare must challenge The Mekon to save Groupie and Flamer - The Prisoners of Space
This artwork was configured for a centre page re-issue in The Eagle (1967) Vol. 18 No 9
There is some colour fade. Watercolour on board. 20 x 16 ins
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £313

83

Eagle Vol. 5 (1954) 1-53
Dan Dare in Operation Saturn and Prisoners of Space
No 49: half of back cover torn away and 10 other issues [gd], balance [vg/fn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £93

84

Eagle (1956-57) Vol. 7: 1-52 and Vol 8: 1-52
Dan Dare in Rogue Planet and The Reign of the Robots
Vol. 8 No 8 coupon cut out, No 45 pg 3 missing and 9 other issues [gd], balance [vg/fn] (104)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £215

85

The Happy Warrior (1958)
The life story of Winston Churchill illustrated by Frank Bellamy
Some light moisture stain and ruckling to pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

86

Film Fun (Jul-Dec 1950) 1589-1615
In half-year bound volume starring Laurel and Hardy, George Formby, Abbott & Costello, Douglas Fairbanks and Randolph Scott
Bright covers, cream pages [fn/vfn] (27)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

87

Ghostly Weird 1 (1954) Arnold Book Co
Death Ship by Jay Disbrow, L B Cole cover art. Black + white UK reprint of US Ghostly Weird # 122
Scarce [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £39

88

Guinness Book of Records (1955)
First edition with original mailing box
Laminate unbroken, as new [m]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £44

89

Lone Ranger (1957 WDL) 44-57
With Lone Ranger Comic Album 4, 5
Albums [vg], comics [fn-/vfn] (16)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £133

90

Marvel Family (1951-52) 71-89
Bright covers, some with worn spines. No 87: soiled back cover, worn edges [gd-], balance [vg-/fn] (19)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £145

91

Radio Fun (1954)
39 issues between 796-845
Starring Norman Wisdom, Benny Hill and The Falcon
10 issues [vg/vg+], balance [fn] (39)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £46

92

Radio Fun (1956-60)
1956: 12 issues between 917-940, 1957: 21 issues between 953-1003 Xmas, 1958: 1055 Xmas, 1959: Aug 22, 29, 1960: 16 Apr - 4 May (8 issue consecutive run of Superman double-page illustrated serial.)
With Norman Wisdom, Benny Hill, Charlie Drake, Dave King, The Falcon, Wild Bill Hickock and Behind Enemy Lines
Nos 972, 993, 999, 1000, 1002 [gd], balance [vg/fn+] (44)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £81

93

Super-Detective Library (1953-59)
12, 38, 56, 61, 104, 134, 154
With Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 89, 104, 136, 146, 152 [gd], 172, 191, 205, 206, 243
Bright covers with rust spots showing through. Generally [vg] (17)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £191

94

Super-Detective Library (1954-57)
25, 35, 36, 51-53, 55, 57-63, 65 is heavily taped [fr], 66-69, 71-73, 77
Most issues with 'Popular Book Centre' stamp and biro price to covers [gd] (23)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £215

95

Super-Detective Library (1950s)
51, 80, 84-86, 88-100
'Popular Book Centre' stamp and biro price to covers [gd/vg-] (18)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £180

96

Tiger 1 (1954)
With free gift Space Gun and 5 press-out Flying Saucers on card (6 originally) and illustrated bag
Starring Roy of the Rovers, Bulldog Bryant and The Speedster from Blackmoor
Tiger 1 has light tan pages with rusty staples [vg]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £1,090

97

US Adventure reprints (1950s) publ. by L. Miller/Streamline +
Black Knight 1-5, Pirates, 3 x n.n., 4, 5, Black Rider 2, Jimmy Durante, Guns of Fact and Fiction, Lance O'Casey 10, Prize Comics Western with All Worlds Album
[vg/fn-] (16)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £128

98

Wild Western (1955) 1-5
With Kid Colt Outlaw (2nd series 1959) 51-58
[vg/fn-] (13)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £180

99

Alan Class 1 (1960s-70s)
Amazing stories of Suspense 80, 89, 93, 104, 110, 113, 128, 135, 141-144, 181, 190-192, 195, 211, 214, Tales of Suspense 134, Astounding Stories 74, 95, 96, 98-100, 106-109, 111, 144, 148, 150, 156, 167-169
With Weird Planets 20
4 issues [vg-/vg], balance [fn/vfn] (39)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £203

100

Alan Class 2 (1960s-70s)
Creepy Worlds 122, 136, 141, 149, 150, 200, 202, 204, 219, Secrets of the Unknown 90, 115, 136, 138-141, 143, 146, 149, 200, 202, 203, 205, 216, Sinister Tales 98, 103, 110 (Double Size), 121, 122, 135, 136, 186, 193, 203, Uncanny Tales 81, 99, 100, 106, 107, 109, 111, 150, 160, 165
A few [vg-/vg], balance [fn/vfn] (44)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £220

101

Buster Book 1 (1962) [fn], 2 (1963) [vg+]
With Buster Book of Thrills (1962) which has a few small scrapes to cover [fn-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: U/S

102

Buster Books (1965-69)
Five consecutive issues starring Andy Capp's errant son by Hugh McNeill
[vg/vg+] (5)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £64

103

Oz Magazine (1967) 6, 7
6: Jagger and the Stones drug bust. Picasso at St Tropez, John Peel interview. 7: Bob Dylan cover by Martin Sharp with Dylan article, Michael X and the Flower Children interview
[fn+/fn] (2)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £203

104

Oz Magazine (1968) 8, 14, 16
8: Double issue with misspelt Che 'Geuvera' poster including worldwide exclusive by Andy Warhol, Beatles and Stones by Richard Meltzer. Rusty staples [vg+]. 14: Doors Strange Days cover, Dr Hip Ocrates answers your sexual fantasy and drug problems. 2 ins back cover tear [vg+]. 16: Magic Theatre cover by Martin Sharp, Justice League of America parody
[fn+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £93

105

Oz Magazine (1969-70) 20, 21, 25, 26
20: Hell's Angels by Andrew Fisher, Jimmy Page interview by Felix Dennis. 21: with Berkeley Campus 'Outcry' poster. Keep on Truckin' strips by Robert Crumb, Marsha Hunt by David Bailey. 25: Elvis/Sun Records montage game, Beatles 'Come Together', Stones 'Let It Bleed'. 26: Pussy Power issue, Robert Crumb Cartoons, A Sane Revolution by D.H. Lawrence
[fn/fn+] (4)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £151

106

Oz Magazine (1971) 31-36
31: Bob Dylan montage by Ed Belchamber, Gilbert Shelton 4 page war/space parody comic strip. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer. 32: Batman, Daredevil, Iron Man in the Radicalization of the Superheroes. Brian Bolland graphic comic strip from Mick Jagger's film, Performance. 33: Norman Lindsay cover, There Once was a Shepherdess 3 pg comic strip. 34: Oz trial reported, Robert Crumb strip. 35: Special Pig Issue: Oz trial due to start. Schoolkids issue on cover. Dan Pearce graphic. 36: Dream Power cover by Jim Leon with Old Baily Trial poster of Janis Joplin/Rupert in flagrante delecto. [fn/vfn] (6)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £209

107

Oz Magazine (1971-72) 37-42
37: Good Little Bad Girl. 'Harry liked his wife in lingerie and everyone else did too'. 38: John Lennon's Imagine, Robert Crumb Honeybunch Kaminski 3 page strip cartoon. PC 49 strip story by Alan Stranks. 39: Thrilling Murder Comics No 1 cover, Lenny Bruce by Steve Mann. 40: 64 pg Special Mickey Mouse covers, John Peel Days of Future Past article. Robert Crumb Jumpin' Jack Flash 3 pg cartoon story. Auberon Waugh on Oz. 41: The Shadow cover, Gilbert Shelton Wonder Wart-Hog cartoon story. Jimi Hendrix, Humble Pie Curtis Mayfield reviews. 42: Ralph Steadman Vietnam back cover graphic. Bob Dylan biography. Grateful Dead, Emerson Lake & Palmer reviews
[vfn/nm] (6)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £93

108

Oz Magazine (1972-73) 43-48 last issue
43: Ziggy Stardust full page ad and album review. Jeff Beck, The Beach Boys. Van Gogh's letter to his brothers advertising 'Vincent' by Don McLean. 44: Inner City Romance 3 pg cartoon story by Guy Colwell, Rocks Off with Roxon, Oz takes on the Zodiac. 45: Large rectangular format edition, cover by John Hurford. John & Yoko's Sometime in New York City review. Back cover Dracula magazine ad, Deliverance by John Boorman review. 46: Mickey Mouse double page graphic 'Eternity' by Martin Sharp. A trip to Paris 'Louvre or hate it'. 47: Women's Equality Bill, Nixon vs The Media, Nasty Tales Trial Juror's exclusive. Kraftwerk, Joe Cocker, Soft Machine. 48: Nixon/Nudes cover, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin by William Rankin, Timothy Leary interview. The Who's Quadrophenia, Suzi Quatro, David Bowie's Pin Ups, Superman/Van Gogh parody, On the road with Traffic. Rocky Horror Show, Santana goodbye to Oz Ads
[vfn/nm] (6)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £93

109

Victor (1961-62) 5, 11, 22-87, 89-97 Xmas
Starring Braddock and Dixon of the Disaster Squad
[vg/fn-] (77)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £220

110

Victor (1963) 98-149
Complete year
A few [vg], balance [vg+/fn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £64

111

Victor (1964-65) 150-253
Two complete years with Victor Annuals 1 and 2 (1964-65)
No 217 half back cover torn away [gd], some copies with rolled spines and edges [vg-/vg+], Annuals [fn+/vfn+] (106)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £75

112

Victor (1966-68) 254-363
Near complete run missing No 287
With Victor Book For Boys 1966
No 282 no back cover, 260, 290, 318 half-back cover torn away [gd], balance [vg-/fn-], Annual [vfn+] (110)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £75

113

TV Century 21 No 1 (1965)
Introducing Fireball XL5, Stingray, Supercar, Lady Penelope and The Daleks
Bright covers, cream pages, some small margin tears and light spine wear [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £191

114

TV Century 21 No 2 (1965)
Bright covers, some spine wear and light tan to lower page margins [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £42

115

TV Century 21 No 3 (1965)
Bright covers, some light spine wear [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £40

116

TV Century 21 No 4 (1965)
Bright cover; 2 ins taped tear to back cover [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £29

117

TV Century 21 No 5 (1965)
Bright covers, light spine wear [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £29

117A

TV Century 21 Nos 6-9 (1965)
[fn-/fn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £81

118

TV Century 21 (1965) 10-20
Nos 14, 18 [vg], balance [fn/fn+] (11)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £87

119

TV Century 21 (1965) 21-35
Fireball XL5 by Mike Noble
No 30: ¾ back cover torn away [fr], No 29: ½ pg 16 torn away [gd], 21, 22, 24, 26-28 [vg], balance 7 issues [fn-/fn] (15)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £133

120

TV Century 21 (1965) 36-50
Nos 38, 41: well worn spines [gd], balance [vg/fn] (15)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £81

121

TV Century 21 (1966) 51-70
Lady P No 1 full page cover ad (No 52), 1st Daleks by Ron Turner, 1st Thunderbirds by Frank Bellamy, Get Smart and The Munsters all begin
No 65: well worn spine [gd], 53, 54, 55
[vg-/vg], balance [fn-/fn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £203

122

TV Century 21 (1966) 71-91
The Investigator by Don Harley and Catch or Kill by John Burns begin
A few [vg], balance [fn-/fn+] (21)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £104

123

TV Century 21 Stingray Special (1965) [vg], Summer Extra (1966) [vg+]
With TV Century 21 Annual No 1 (1966)
neat dedication [fn-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £174

124

Action 1 (1976), Bullet 1 (1976) wfg Secret-Sign Ring and Buzz 1 (1973) wfg Pop Pistol
[fn/fn+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £145

125

Beezer Christmas Issues + (1970s)
832: Xmas 1971, 1041: Xmas 1975, 1093: Xmas 1976, 1145: Xmas 1977
With Cracker No 50 Xmas 1975 and Buster New Year 1972
[fn+/vfn] (6)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £46

126

Beano Summer Specials
(1972, 1974, 1976)
Fresh, flat examples [fn+/vfn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £46

127

Dandy Summer Specials
(1972, 1974, 1976)
Fresh, flat examples [fn+/vfn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £35

128

Victor Summer Specials
(1974, 1976)
With Warlord Summer Special No 2 (1976)
Fresh, flat examples. Warlord [fn], Victors [vfn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £42

129

Topper Christmas Issues (1970s)
934: Xmas 1970, 1038: Xmas 1972, 1195: Xmas 1975, 1247: Xmas 1976
With Valiant Xmas 1971
[fn+/vfn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £46

130

Timeslip original colour artwork by Mike Noble for Look-in No 5 page 17 (February 6 1971)
Liz and Simon defeat the black-helmeted aliens and are worshipped by the peaceful cavemen. Then suddenly …THOOOMMM!
Mike Noble drew the Lone Ranger in Express weekly in the 1950s before his stunning full colour artwork exploded onto the pages of TV Century 21 with Fireball XL5, Zero X and Captain Scarlet. He also illustrated Star Trek for TV 21 and many strips for Look-in. Mike came out of retirement in the 1990s to illustrate a selection of Thunderbirds posters for Fleetway
Gouache on board. 18 x 14 ins
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £835

131

Vulcan Scottish editions (1975) 1-30
Complete run starring The Steel Claw by Jesus Blasco, Trigan Empire by Don Lawrence, The Spider by Reg Bunn and Robot Archie by Bert Buss
These Scottish editions are notoriously difficult to find and this complete set is rare. No 1 has a worn, detached front cover and no back cover [fr], 19 July and May 24 [gd], 13 issues
[vg-/vg+], balance [fn-/fn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £429

132

Vulcan (1975-76) 1-28
Complete run (before amalgamation with) Valiant 10 Apr - 24 Apr 1976, these following three Valiant issues with Vulcan Mini-Comic pull-outs 1, 2 and 3. With (the only) Vulcan Holiday Special (1976)
A few, incl. Holiday Special [vg], No 1 [fn], balance [fn-/vfn] (32)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £267

133

Vulcan Annual 1977 (Fleetway)
Cover and 16 page Trigan Empire story in colour by Don Lawrence
Rare in this grade
[fn-vfn]
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £41

134

2000AD (1977)
5, 8-22, 24-32, 35, 37, 38, 40
Progs 5, 22, 27, 32, 37, 38 [vg/vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (33)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £180

135

2000AD (1977) 8-21, 24-26, 29, 30, 35, 40
[fn/vfn] (21)
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £70

136

Charley's War original artwork by Joe Colquhoun for Battle-Action No 297 Page 3 (1980). Written by Pat Mills
The French legionnaires fight a ferocious battle during the German Siege of Fort Vaux in Verdun. Krotowski hides himself in the observation turret above the tunnel, desperately trying to buy water from a German soldier outside but Blue forces his comrade away knowing he'll be shot if the commandant finds out
18 x 15 ins. Black ink on cartridge paper
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £1,531

 

Based on an anthology of soldiers' letters during WWI, Charlie and his friend, Blue were conceived by writer Pat Mills and based on fact. Blue's heroic exploits at Verdun are brilliantly illustrated by Colquhoun who also began Johnny Red for Battle in 1976 and drew Paddy Payne for the cover of Lion and Space Family Robinson for Jag.

137

Charley's War original artwork by Joe Colquhoun from Battle-Action 321 (June 27 1981). Written by Pat Mills
It's April 1917. During the battle of Ypres Charley witnesses Captain Snell killing a wounded German soldier in no-man's land during an unofficial truce. The Germans respond with withering fire power whilst Snell metes out 'justice' to his own command
2½ page complete episode artworks (18 x 15" x 2, 9 x 15" x 1)
With original Battle-Action front page colour layout and acetate overlay
Winning bid incl. 16% Buyer's Premium: £2,842


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