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June 2020 Results

British comics, annuals & artwork

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Note: Prices Realised include 19% Buyer's Premium.

1

Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday (1891-92)
1891 comprises 41 issues between Nos 349-400 including Ally Sloper's Christmas Holidays Special Extra Number with Gratis Plate, 1892 (Nos 401-453) includes all issues bar No 412 with Ally Sloper's Christmas Holiday Extra Number with Gratis Plate and Music
Robust copies with cream pages [vg/fn] (93)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £476

2

Mickey Mouse Weekly (1936-39)
1936: Nos 34, 47 Xmas, 1937: No 50, 1939: Nos 179-203 Xmas, 204 New Year
All with horizontal mail fold. A few [gd], balance [vg] (29)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £250

3

Mickey Mouse Weekly (1940-49)
1940: Nos 205-225 (Jan 6 - May 25 complete including 2 doubles), 240, 270 (1940), Xmas 1941
With 1943 x 1, 1944 x 6, 1945 x 4, 1946 x 19, 1947 x 15, 1948 x 23, 1949 x 21
Most with light horizontal mail fold, 12 issues [gd], balance [vg/fn] (113)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £619

4

Mickey Mouse Holiday/Xmas Specials (1937, 1938, 1939)
Starring Mickey, Donald and the Disney gang
1937 [vg-fn], 1938 [vg], 1939 front cover 3 ins scrape and lower corner piece torn away, some clear tape to spine [gd] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £149

5

George Formby original 4-panel artwork (1942) by George Wakefield for Film Fun 23 May 1942
George is chased by autograph hunters and finds a novel way to sign for them
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Indian ink on card. 10 x 5 ins each (4 panels)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

6

Dandy 53 (1938)
1st 'snow capped' Xmas issue with pg. 13 ad for first Dandy Monster Comic
Bright cover with two clear taped tears to inside cover margin [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £167

7

Our Gang original double-page artwork (1939) by Dudley Watkins from the Dandy No 67, March 11 1939 with original Dandy No 67 [vg+] enclosed
From the Bob Monkhouse Archive
Indian ink on card. 2 pages. 16 x 15 ins each (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £381

8

Dandy (1940) 149, 151, 161
With Beano 137 (1941)
Propaganda war issues. With Desperate Dan, Musso The Wop, Addie and Hermy the Nasty Nazis, Wildfire The War Horse and Wild Boy of The Woods
Dandy 161 has two pages missing [fr], balance [vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £167

9

Dandy (1940-49) 153, 170, 230 Xmas (trimmed), 239, 248, 250, 263 April Fool (trimmed), 265, 293, 294, 302, 315 April Fool, 317, 318, 321, 324, 332, 336, 358, 364, 377, 411
Including a few propaganda war issues [gd/vg] (22)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £417

10

Dandy (1948) 366, 374, 384
366: scarce April Fool and Easter editions combined [vg+], 374 [vg+], 384: 11th Birthday Number [fn-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £114

11

Beano 86 (1940)
Propaganda war issue. Wild Boy of the Woods captures a Nazi Flying Boat
Foxing to most margins [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £101

12

Beano (1946) 275-300
Complete year in bound volume. Dudley Watkins begins to sign his work with Lord Snooty, Jimmy and his Magic Patch and Tom Thumb
A few issues with neatly clear taped edge tears and margin foxing [vg], balance [fn-/vfn] (26)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,570

13

Magic Comic (1939) 6, 7, 8
[vg+/vg/vg-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £500

14

Magic Comic 36 (1940) (The only) Easter Fun Number
Rare - less than 10 copies known to exist. 2 x 1 ins hole to top back cover [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £155

15

Sexton Blake/The Crime at the Fair original cover artwork by Eric Parker for Sexton Blake Library No 292 (1940s) framed and glazed with original booklet
16 x 13 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £321

16

Six WWI painted and b+w sketches by Eric Parker, four signed, with an Eric Parker self-portrait pencil sketch signed and dated 1921
From the Eric Parker Archive
8 x 4, 9 x 6 ins (7 sketches)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £262

17

Sexton Blake/The Case of the Frightened Girl original cover artwork by Eric Parker for Sexton Blake Library No 247 (1940s)
From the Eric Parker Archive

Poster colour on board. 20 x 14 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £417

18

Whiz Comics (1940s-50s L Miller)
60, 63, n.n., 72, 103, 104, 113, 115, 130
The first four are pilot issues
#113, 115, 130 [gd], balance [vg+/fn-] (9)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £220

19

Batman 1 (1950 K.G. Murray Australian reprint)
Small cover scrape, light tan pages [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £3,630

20

Batman 2, 3 (1950 K.G. Murray Oz reprints)
No 2 has full length diagonal cover crease [vg], No 3 has price sticker removal scrape [vg+] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £619

21

Batman 4, 5 (1950 K.G. Murray Oz reprints)
[vg/vg-] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £488

22

Batman 6 (1950 K.G. Murray Oz reprint)
Bright cover, light tan pages, 2 ins lower spine split, light horizontal mail fold (more prominent on the back cover) [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £440

23

Batman 7, 8 (1951 K.G. Murray Oz reprints)
No 7 cover foxing, weak spine [gd], No 8 has a 4 ins cover tear clear taped on the inside [gd-vg] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £149

24

Batman 9 (1951 K.G. Murray Oz reprint)
Bright cover, light tan pages. Bottom spine and lower corner wear [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £250

25

Batman 10 (1951 K. G. Murray Oz reprint)
Bright cover, light tan pages, no major faults [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £524

26

Beano (1950)
390-419, 422-428, 430, 433, 436, 439, 440 Xmas [gd]
With 488 (1951), 699 (1955) and 707 (1956)
1950 including New Year, Fireworks, April Fool issues
Seven issues [gd], balance [vg/fn-] (45)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £286

27

The Broons Books (1955, 1957, 1959)
1955 has a loose centrefold [vg], 1957 has a clear taped back cover crease [vg], 1959 [fn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £48

28

Oor Wullie Books (1956, 1958, 1960)
1956 [vg+], 1958 [vg+], 1960 Front cover 2 ins scrape [vg-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £143

29

Blackhawk 1-10 (1950s Strato 68 pg square bound)
Blackhawk, Wonder Woman, T-Man and Plastic Man U.K. reprints
[vg/fn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £137

30

Cowboy Comics (Picture Library Am. Press 1950s) 65-78, 117
With Thriller Comics (Picture Library) 7 and Super-Detective Library 20, 25
All with migrating rust marks showing through covers [vg/vg+] (18)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £184

31

Dandy (1951)
476-481, 484, 486-489, 491, 492, 494, 496, 499, 500 (with cover signature and lower margin file hole to all pages) [gd], 504, 505, 507, 511-513, 515, 521-523 [gd/vg] (28)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £214

32

Eagle Vol 10 (1959) 1-45
Complete year (seven issues lost to printers' strike in July and August that year)
Dan Dare in Safari in Space, Terra Nova and Trip To Trouble by Frank Hampson with Frank Bellamy taking over the artwork during the Terra Nova story. The Shepherd King also by Bellamy
No 1 and a few others [vg], balance [fn-/vfn] (45)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £286

33

Riders of the Range original artwork drawn, painted and signed by Jack Daniel for The Eagle (1950-51)
Starring Jeff Arnold and his side-kick, Luke
Watercolour on cartridge paper, 20 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,809

34

Jesse James 1-9 (1950
Thorpe & Porter UK reprints)
All with covers of the U.S. Avon originals
No 1 [fn-], balance [vg-/fn-] (9)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £95

35

L Miller/R & L Locker/Australian reprints (1950s)
Captain Midnight 9, Jumbo 25, Jungle 34, n.n., Marvelman 241, 304, Planet 4 [gd], Roy Carson Comic (squarebound 68 pgs), Roy Carson Annual (A. Moring 90 pgs), Super Coloured Comic Annual with Chilling Tales of Horror 2 (1980)
Marvelman 241, 304 [fn], balance [gd/vg] (11)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £262

36

Lion (1952) 1, 2 with free gift Speed Marvels of 1952 booklet
Introducing Captain Condor by Frank S Pepper
No 1: small back cover corner piece torn away [vg+], No 2: Lower front cover creasing with two margin tears [vg] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £250

37

Mountain Man original double page artwork (1956) drawn and painted by Denis McLoughlin from the Buffalo Bill Wild West Annual No 8, 1956
Fresh poster colours on board. 20 x 14 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £298

38

The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge (1952 Casterman)
Scarce English edition of that dauntless reporter, Tintin
Light overall wear with some scraping to inside cover edges and small back cover scrape. Biro owner name to splash page and 1 inch lower margin tears to 3 pages not affecting illustrations [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £476

39

Superman 113 (K.G. Murray Australian reprint 1950s)
Reprinting the cover of U.S. Action # 252, the first appearance of Supergirl
Cream/light tan pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £500

40

Superman (K.G. Murray 1950s) 112, 114-117 including 1st Lucy Lane, Supergirl meets Tommy Tomorrow and 1st adult Bizarro
112, 115 [vg], balance [vg+/fn] (5)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £65

41

Topper Picture Book (1954) The first Topper Book
Large format featuring Birds, Beasts, Reptiles and Insects
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £24

42

Tom Mix Western (1950s L. Miller) 54-56, 58, 60
With Rocky Lane 53, 56-59
#60, 57, 59 [fn-], balance [gd/vg+] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

43

Tomahawk 11-20 (1950s Strato UK reprints)
A few [vg], balance [vg+/fn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £48

44

Tonto 1-15 (Early 1950s WDL UK reprints)
No 1 has 'File copy' stamp to cover [vg+], 2 [gd], 5 [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (15)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

45

WDL Western Classics (1958)
11, 19, 25-28, 30, 32
With Giant Comic All Star Western 14, Davy Crockett Album (L Miller), John Wayne 52, Lone Ranger 63, Masked Raider 68, Pancho Villa 64, Range Busters n.n., Wyatt Earp 42, Western Rough Riders n.n.
[gd/vg] (17)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £45

46

Western Round-Up (1950s)
Blazing Trails 3, Broncho Bill 8, Casey Ruggles 6, Colorado Kid 49, Crack Western 3, Dan Adams 11, Gunsmoke Western 17, Hooded Horseman n.n., Kid Colt Outlaw 50 (No 1), Kid Dynamite 64, Lash Larue 52, Maverick Marshall 50 (No 1), Pecos Bill Vol 6: No 3, Ringo Kid 3, Tim Holt 4, Tony Trent n.n., Western Star Parade (Clint Eastwood photo cover), Western Rough Riders n.n. Whacky Rodeo n.n., Zorro 50 (No 1)
4 issues [gd], balance [vg/vg+] (20)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £71

47

Batman: 'Slaves of Terror Syndicate' original artwork from the Batman Story Book Annual 1966
Indian ink and half-tone board. 21 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £56

48

‘Batquipment' original two page artwork by John Leeder from the Batman Story Book Annual 1967
Indian ink and half-tone on board. 14 x 18 ins with original annual (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

49

Batman title and contents pages artwork from Batman Story Book Annual 1969
Indian ink and half-tone on board. 19 x 14 ins with original annual (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £345

50

Biggles Looks Back (1965 1st ed Hodder & Stoughton)
Clean, fresh hardback book with white pages and bright dust jacket with small blind tear to top back edge [vfn]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £48

51

Dandy-Beano Summer Special 1 (1963)
The first DC Thomson publication to combine Beano and Dandy characters
Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace, Biffo, Korky, Roger the Dodger, General Jumbo and Corporal Clott all present and incorrect!
[vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £393

52

Dudley Watkins evangelical picture books: The Adventures of William the Warrior (1960), Tony and Tina - The Twins (1966) and Tony and Tina Again (1969)
Scarce Christian Tract giveaways [fn-/vfn/vfn] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £65

53

Dan Dare original front cover artwork (1969) by Keith Watson for The Eagle Vol: 15, No 52
As Digby is taken hostage Dan Dare floors the Mekon
Bright watercolour on board. Eagle title headers are added to complete the look of the artwork. They are not stuck down. 21 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £619

54

Eagle Holiday Extra (1962)
Starring Dan Dare in 15 illustrated pages of Operation Triceratops and Mars 1988
With Eagle Summer Special (1966) including Heros The Spartan, Blackbow the Cheyenne and Dan Dare adventures
Holiday Extra with some clear taped tears to interior cover [gd], Summer Special has rusty migrating staples [vg] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £26

55

Fantastic Summer Special 1 (1968), Smash Holiday Special 1, 2 (1969, 1970)
Only these two issues were published
With Lion and Thunder Holiday Special (1971, 1972), Lion Holiday Special (1974, 1976, 1978)
Fantastic (rusty staples) [vg], Smash [gd/vg-], Lion 1971 [vg], balance Lions [fn-/fn] (8)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £119

56

First issue promotional 4 page Pull Outs (1960s-80s) for Champion 1, 2, Giggle 1, Hoot 1, Jag 1, Plug 1, Thunder 1, Topper 1 (1953), Whizzer and Chips 1 (2 different), Score'N'Roar 1, Shoot 1. With Free gift promo pull-outs for Dandy and Beano (2), Rover (4) Tiger and Hurricane/Lion and Champion, Topper, Twinkle, Valiant (3), Victor (4), Warlord (3) and six Valiant Picture Cards
[vg/fn] (40)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £107

57

Lion Summer Spectacular Epic (No 1 1967)
With Lion Summer Special (No 2 1968), (No 3 1969), (No 4 1970)
First three issues [vg], No 4 [fn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £65

58

Oz Magazine (1969) 18, 19, 20, 22 (4)
No 18: Robert Crumb cover, Andy Warhol interview [fn], No 19: Robert Crumb comic strip, Mick Jagger/Beggars Banquet, Led Zep and Bob Dylan interview [fn], No 20: Jimmy Page interview, Howling Wolf, Blood, Sweat & Tears [vfn+], No 22: Frank Zappa interview, Zap Comix, Dr Hip Ocrates, Prince Charles plays the cello. Detached cover [vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

59

Robin Hood and His Merrie Men original front cover artwork for the book by Dean & Sons (1965)
Artist unknown
Bright watercolour on board. 17 x 13 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £214

60

Thunderbirds original artwork (1968) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV21 No 176
Two marathon runners are kidnapped by Lavan Morgan. Scott Tracy tracks them down to the Atlas Mountains in North Africa… and is also captured. Under pain of death they must race to retrieve the long lost pirate gold before the volcano explodes…
Bright Pelikan inks on board. 15 x 18 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £2,261

61

Victor Summer Special 1-4 (1967-70)
1967: Horizontal mail fold, back cover piece torn away at lower corner 3 x 2 ins [vg-], 1968 [fn], 1969 [vg-fn], 1970: light horizontal mail fold [vg+] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £137

62

Victor Summer Special (1971-76)
[fn-/fn+] (6)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £137

63

Victor Summer Special (1977-83, 1986-87)
[vg+/fn] (9)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

64

Action Double Double Comics (1970-74) 1, 4
With Adventure Double Double Comics 2 and Action Comics 1 reprint (1988)
Double Doubles [vg/vg-], reprint [fn+] 4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £39

65

Batman Double Double Comics 1 (1970) enclosing US Batman # 188, 186, 189 and 196, all coverless, remaindered issues
With Jimmy Olsen Double Double Comics 1 (1970) enclosing US Jimmy Olsen #98, 97, Plastic Man #1 and Aquaman #28, all coverless, remaindered issues
With World's Finest Comics Monthly 9 Australian reprint (taped spine)
[fn/fn/gd] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £50

66

Superman Double Double Comics (1970-72) 1-3 enclosing US Superman #188, 190, 192, 196, JLA #45, 50, World's Finest #158, Hawkman #15, Superman #188, 206, 203 and Lois Lane #83
all coverless, remaindered issues [vg+/fn-/vg+] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £39

67

Ally Sloper No 1 (1976)
Published to commemorate the 'Comics 101' British Comics Convention, Denis Gifford interviews Frank Bellamy who drew an exclusive strip 'Swade' especially for the magazine. Also featured were Keith Luck's Jarl The Norseman, Brian White's 'Nipper', sketches by Frank Hampson and Ron Embleton, convention interviews with Dudley Watkins, Leo Baxendale and further strips by Hunt Emerson, Ed McHenry and Ray Peters
With Ally Sloper No 1 (1948) and Ally Sloper No 1 (1949)
1948 [fn], 1949 [vg], 1976 [fn-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: Unsold

68

Garth: The Doomsmen
3 original consecutive artworks (1976) drawn and signed by Frank Bellamy for the Daily Mirror 27-30th June 1976
Indian ink on board. 21 x 7 ins (x3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £976

69

2000AD Summer Special 1 (1977) including Great Colour Mini-Poster with 2000AD Sci-Fi Special (No 2, 1978)
No 1 [fn+], No 2: slightly rolled spine [vg-fn] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £55

70

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire original artwork drawn and painted by Don Lawrence for Look & Learn Aug 8 1970. With Dutch language speech balloons this 'City of Jewels' story was reprinted in the Netherlands for the weekly comic, Sjors, some years later
Gouache on board. 18 x 14 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £583

71

Warlord Summer Specials (1975-81) with Warlord Peter Flint Special (1976)
1975 [vg+], 1978, 1980 [vg/vg+], Peter Flint Special [fn+], balance [fn-/fn] (8)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

72

Transformers (1985-86 Marvel Comics Ltd) 1-25 with Annuals 1-3 and Transformers The Movie Winter Special
No 1 has a 2 ins back cover tear clear taped on the inside [fn-], No 14 has two edge tears (1 ins and 2 ins) going through all pages [vg-], Nos 15 and 16 have 1 inch cover scrapes where gifts have been removed [vg+], balance issues and Annuals [fn+/vfn+] (29)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £155

73

Viz Comic No 12b (2009)
Signed by Chris Donald and created for the Viz 30th Anniversary Party and sold in aid of St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle (incl free gift Gold Balloon)
Around 200 were issued, mostly selling at the party [nm]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £65

74 1990s No 1s
Beezer and Topper, Bucky O'Hare, Buster with Whizzer and Chips, Batman Adventures, Batman and Superman, Batman wfgs, Casper wfg, Cosmic, The Flintstones wfg, Gladiators, Hot Wheels Road Maniax, Hurricanes, James Bond Jr, The Complete Judge Dredd, Marshall Law, Nipper, Nipper Sample Comic (not for sale) Oink, Oink free preview issues (not for sale), Police Academy, Revolver, Roy of the Rovers wfg, Sherlock Holmes, Sonic, Super Naturals wfg, Tom & Jerry, Toxic, Triffik
A few [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £52


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