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February 2022 Results

British comics, annuals & artwork

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

1

Famous Crimes (1899-1902) 1-14, 16, 34-42, 47-57, 68-75, 79-103
Illustrating the first murder by Burke and Hare, the trial and execution of Captain Kidd, the capture of Ned Kelly, the execution of the Cato Street Conspirators and ongoing series, 'In the Times of Torture'. Published by Harold Furniss, these penny dreadfuls focused on sleazy journalism and graphic description, their gory and sometimes semi-pornographic illustrations appealing to a large, male, working-class readership
All issues trimmed/retrieved from bound volumes [vg-/vg] (68)
With 3 booklets (1895-1925) The Brides in The Bath, Burke & Hare the Vilest Criminals Ever Known and The Great Glasgow Poison Mystery [gd/gd/fn]. Total items in lot (71)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £298

2

The Pilot (1935-38 Am. Press) 1-131
Publisher's file copies. Complete run in six bound volumes. No 1 wfg The Pilot Guide to Better Football edited by Dixie Dean with Magnet Flyer for Pilot No 1, No 2 wfg Pilot Album of Football Fame, No 9 wfg Britain's Defenders Wallet with all 12 photo cards (given away with subsequent issues) and Flyer. 1937 year with all Aeroplane Card free gifts. Serial stories include Houdini-Magic Maker No 1, Sexton Blake, School for G-Men, Demon of The Deep and The Boy Who Knew Too Much. Comic strips included Will Hay, The Return of Tarzan, Ken Maynard and Mike, Spike & Greta
Bright covers, cream pages some with slightly darker edges [fn-/fn+] (131)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £571

3

D.C. Thomson War Years
Adventure (1939-40) 945, 953, 959, 960, 967, 985, 1000. Rover (1939-41) 912, 921 Xmas, 923, 925, 927, 935, 939, 945, 947, 950, 955, 959, 962, 966, 975 Xmas, 985, 986, 988, 996, 1000, 1009, 1011, 1012 with original flyer for Rover No 1 (1922) and Hotspur 345, 403, 410, 414
[vg/fn] (35)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £137

4

Hotspur 1 (1933)
Good cover colours, light tan/tan pages with worn edges [gd+]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £137

5

Radio and TV No 1s (1934-64)
Newnes Pictorial Radio Magazine 1 (1934), Radio Review 1 (D.C. Thomson 1935), TV Mirror 1 with free Supplement (1953) and TV World 1 (1964) [vg/fn] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

6

Skipper (1938) 418-438, Sept 3 - Dec 31 in 18 consecutive issues including Christmas and starring The S.O.S. from Planet Z, The Crimson Crusader and The One-Man War Against Britain. Some cover illustrations by Dudley Watkins
Bright covers, cream pages, a few issues with light margin foxing [vg+/fn+] (18)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £21

7

Dandy No 1 (1937)
The first adventures of Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat, Keyhole Kate and Freddie the Fearless Fly
Good cover colours with three cover tears (by Bellboy's head and to panels 4 & 5). Some foxing spots to cover margins. Supple light tan/tan pages with minor edge tears and some back cover wear. Around 25 copies are known to exist [vg-]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £4,106

8

Dandy 10 (1938)
Bright covers with some light margin foxing, cream/light tan pages, centre spread with RH overhang edge wear and 1 x ¼ ins corner piece torn away [vg/fn]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £321

9

Dandy 18 (1938) first April Fool issue
Bright covers, cream pages. Narrow half-inch scrape hole to pg 6 with blemish to pg 7 [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £167

10

Dandy (1938) 21, 22, 23 (No 22 with Fireworks cover in April!)
[vg/vg-/vg] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £274

11

Dandy (1938) 30, 31
Bright cover colours, cream/light tan pages [vg/vg-] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £149

12

Dandy (1938) 36, 37, 38
Bright cover colours, cream/light tan pages [vg/vg/vg-] (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £208

13

Dandy 42 (1938)
Bright, fresh covers, cream/light tan pages with some minor overhang wear, ½ ins back cover tear [fn+]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £101

14

Dandy 49 (1938) First fireworks issue
With First Dandy Monster Comic illustrated ad.
Bright front cover with some light overhang edge wear. Back cover with spine rust mark (receding over rear 3 pages). Cream pages [fn-]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £298

15

Dandy 50 (1938)
With illustrated ad for first Dandy Monster Comic and Dudley Watkins Tom Thumb ad to 'Read The Beano'
Bright, fresh covers, cream pages [fn/vfn]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £113

16

Dandy 53 (1938)
First of two 'snow-capped' Christmas issues for 1938 with ad for first Dandy Monster Comic
Some light foxing to cover margins and small ink initials to top front cover [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £71

17

Dandy (1938-39) 55, 58
No 55: RH page edges trimmed 3mm, interior cover edge tape and other minor edge tears, clear taped and back cover corner edge replaced [gd], No 58: RH pg edges trimmed 3mm, front and back interior edges clear taped [gd] (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

18

Dandy (1940) 135, 136, 138, 139
Propaganda war issues. With Addie and Hermy the Nasty Nazis
Bright covers with wear to overhang edges. Cream/light tan pages [vg/vg+] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £309

19

Dandy (1941-47)
188, 262, 263, 265-267, 277, 281, 286, 296, 297, 299-307, 345
Nos 188, 303, 305-307 well worn, some with punch holes to spines [fr], balance [vg-/vg+] (21)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £125

20

Beano No 6 (1938)
Bright cover colours, cream/light tan supple pages. Front inside cover overhang with small archival tape repairs. Only a handful of copies known to exist [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £666

21

Beano 35 (1939)
Bright covers, cream pages, small ¼ ins tape repair to interior cover tear [fn]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £214

22

Beano 172 (Jan 31 1942)
D.C. Thomson printer's proof cover
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £29

23

Tom Thumb double page artwork drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins for The Beano No 303 (1947)
With original comic. In this Beano issue alone Watkins also drew Wavy Davy and His Navy, Lord Snooty and a double page Shipwrecked Circus. Practically half the comic drawn single-handedly by an artist at the height of his powers
Indian ink and coloured pencil on cartridge paper. 15 x 19 ins each (2 pages)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £333

24

Beano (1948) 326-351
Complete year in bound volume (issued fortnightly). No 326 last Big Eggo cover, No 327 first Biffo the Bear cover by Dudley Watkins. Peter The Penguin begins, the last Beano artwork by Reg Carter. The Christmas issue has over 20 Beano characters on the cover
Bright covers, cream/light tan pages. A few [vg/vg+], balance [fn/fn+] (26)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,190

25

Beano odd issues (1949-60)
352, 435, 439, 470, 547, 549, 586, 635, 663 (April Fool 1955), 688, 706, 708, 719, 726, 733 [fr], 737, 798 (Fireworks 1957), 805 (Xmas 1957), 918, 925, 940
[vg/fn-] (21)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £131

26

Beano/Dandy low grades (1945-58)
Beano: 260, 477, 657, 684. Dandy: 321, 346, 359 (Xmas 1947) dull, dirty cover [fr/gd], 402, 528 (New Year 1952), 550, 598, 797, 800, 833 (Fireworks 1957), 859, 870 [gd/vg-] (16)
With 10 further Dandys (1945-58) with major insect chew affecting margins and some illustrated panels
Total comics (26)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £89

27

Magic (1939) 2-7
With Sooty Snowball back cover printer's proof for No 2, facsimile No 1 and The Magic Index by Ray Moore. These are rare but low grade issues: Nos 2 and 3 have spine tears and brittle page edges, No 2 with some loss. Nos 4 and 6 are trimmed and clear taped to spine tears. No 5 has copious tape repairs and two margin pieces replaced. No 7 has replacement facsimile page 5/6 and back cover margin pieces missing. All retrieved from bound volumes. All grade between [fr] and [gd] (9)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £714

28

Magic Fun Book 2 (1942)
Koko supports the Magic Characters. Peter Piper and Gulliver full page illustrations by Dudley Watkins with The Tickler Twins in Wonderland, Sooty Snowball and Dick Turpentine the Hopeless Highway-Man
Bright boards and spine with slight 'bumps' to top and bottom corners of front board. No dedication. Cream/light tan pages with darker edges [fn]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £571

29

Radio Fun (1949-53)
Starring Jewel & Warriss, Norman Wisdom, Jane X, Arthur English, The Beverley Sisters and The Falcon
1949: 2 issues incl. Xmas, 1950 x 9, 1951 x 28 (incl Xmas), 1952 x 29, 1953 x 38
A few [gd], balance [vg-/fn-] (106)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £65

30

Rover (1946) 1126-1152 Christmas Number
Complete year in bound volume, issued fortnightly. Starring Morgyn The Mighty (with 3 covers and all chapter illustrations by Dudley Watkins), The Wonder Man, Whispering Shadow and Nosey Parker
Bright covers, cream pages, a few with foxing spots [fn/vfn] (27)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £95

31

Sexton Blake Library (1939-43) 658, 694, 707, 709, 711-713, 715, 723, 725-736, 738-740, 742-744, (New Series): 2, 3, 5, 9, 21, 45, 48, 53, 54
Including many propaganda war covers and stories
Bright covers with some staple rust showing through. A few [gd], balance [vg-/fn] (36)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £125

32

Sexton Blake Library (1943-60)
92, 201, 251-254, 262, 321, 350, 351, 366, 451, 454, 462 with Sexton Blake: Murderer at Large p/back No 1 (1965)
Bright covers with some rust sports showing through [vg/fn] (15)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £48

33

Wonderman (Paget Publ. 1948) 1 [fn], 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13
Starring Mick Anglo's first super-hero character, John Justice and his alter-ego, Wonderman
These issues are scarce [vg/fn/vfn] (9)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,333

34

Adventures in Space (1950s-60s)
Captain Miracle 1, 2, John Carter of Mars 1, Science Fiction Space Adventures 52, Strange Worlds 12 [gd], Pete Mangan 1, Mystery In Space 7, Tom Corbett Space Cadet 8
With illustrated annuals: The Adventures of Captain "Space" Kingsley and "Space" Kingsley and the Secret Squadron
[vg/fn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £262

35

Cowboy Comics/Library (1950s-60s)
106, 109, 115, 121, 127, 137, 143, 245, 405 and Combat Library 7 'Commando' (text only)
Bright covers with rust spots showing through [vg/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £42

36

Dandy (1951) 476-527
Complete year in bound volume. Starring Sooty and his Shooter by Charles Grigg, Fighting Forkbeard by Paddy Brennan and Noah Lott (he knows a lot of rot). Including 500th Birthday Number
Bright fresh covers, creamy white pages. The highest graded year ever offered for auction [vfn/nm] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,571

37

Dandy (1953) 580-631
Coronation year celebrated with No 602 Dandy Coronation Holiday Paper as Desperate Dan cheers the congregation from Big Ben. Westward Ho with Prince Charley's gold by Paddy Brennan with ads for the first (and only) Desperate Dan Annual
No 589 half-inch horizontal spine tear to all pages [vg+], 592: 3 x 1 inch lower cover margin piece torn away (not affecting illustrations) [vg]. A few others [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £857

38

Dandy (1955) 684-736
Complete year in bound volume. Starring Korky, Desperate Dan, Shocker Jock and Crackaway Jack
Bright covers, some with foxing spots to margins, light tan pages [vg/fn+] (53)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £762

39

Dandy (1957) 789-840
Complete year in bound volume. Starring Desperate Dan, Korky, Charlie The Chimp and The Smasher
Bright covers, light tan pages with some foxing spots and neatly closed tears with clear archival tape [vg-/fn-] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,190

40

Dandy low grades (1950-53)
446, 449, 462, 476-478, 482, 488, 492, 493, 503, 504, 508, 511, 515, 518, 528, 532-546, 548, 551, 552, 554, 555, 559, 560, 563, 566-568, 571, 573-577, 582, 583, 590, 591, 594, 596, 597, 608, 612, 615, 616, 623, 865 (1958), with 28 doubles and trebles of the above and Beano (1952) 497, 504 and (1958) 843
14 issues [fr], balance 69 issues [gd/vg+] (83)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £113

41

Beano (1951) 442-493
Complete year including No 452 1st Dennis The Menace [vg+], Easter Fun Number and Bumper Sports Number, both with single panel front covers
A few [vg], balance [vg+/fn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £833

42

Beano (1952) 494-545
Complete year in bound volume. Dennis The Menace first front cover appearance with Biffo in issue 540, Sparkling 500th Number, first Kat and Canary by Charles Grigg and Leo Baxendale
Industrial action in June caused the Beano's distribution to be severely disrupted and complete years are subsequently scarce. Issues 523-528 had newsagents scarcity message to top front covers. The highest graded complete year to be offered at auction. Bright, fresh covers, cream pages [vfn/nm] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,618

43

Beano (1953) 546-597 Xmas including April Fool, Easter and Firework issues (missing 551, 570, 573, 577, 580, 583)
No 568 has rare Desperate Dan cover appearance in Dandy/Beano character cross-over
A few [vg], balance [vg+/fn+] (46)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £559

44

Beano (1954) 598-649 Xmas including New Year , April Fool and Fireworks issues (missing: 615 and 631)
No 604 First Bash Street Kids in 'When the Bell Rings' by Leo Baxendale with Dennis The Menace first full-colour back page
[vg/fn] (50)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,809

45

Beano (1958) 807-836, Jan 4 - Jul 26 unabridged run
First Jonah by Ken Reid
[vg-/vg+] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £488

46

Beezer (1958-59) 151-158, 160, 162-169 including Xmas 1958, New Year and Easter 1959
Starring Pop, Dick and Harry, The Banana Bunch, Calamity Jane and Ginger
No 169 [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (17)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £137

47

Topper (1958-59) 301-321, 323 including Xmas 1958, New Year and Easter 1959.
Starring Mickey The Monkey and Prester John by Dudley Watkins, Beryl The Peril, Julius Cheeser and Captain Bungle
No 323: foxing discolouration to front cover [vg], 310: 3 x 3 ins tears to back 3 pages [vg+], 311 [vg+], balance [fn-vfn] (22)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £250

48

Detective Magazines (1950s) L. Miller/Streamline/Argus Press etc.
21 issues including Police Detective 1, Secret Detective 1, Exposed 1, Best Detective 2, Detective Weekly 3, Master Detective, True Detective, Private Eye Detective Tales.
[vg-/vg+] (22)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

49

Eagle (1952) Vol. 3: 1-52
Complete year with Dan Dare and The Red Moon Mystery, Marooned on Mercury and Operation Saturn
[vg/fn+] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £60

50

Dan Dare/Atlantines original artwork (1953) by Frank Hampson and studio artists from the Dan Dare Pop-Up Book (also included in this lot)
Some text in original pencil. Poster colour on board. 15 x 12 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: u/s

51

Dan Dare Picture Cards (1953) 1-25 complete set [vfn/nm] (given away with Calvert's Tooth Powder) with Dan Dare sweet cigarette cards 1-25 (missing Nos 2, 5, 10, 18, 25) by Clevedon Confectionary and scarce Dan Dare/Eagle 15 character sticker set (1950s)
Total: 3 sets
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £220

52

Dan Dare Braces with Dan Dare Belt (broken buckle) and Eagle Birthday Cards (1952) 1-6 complete set by Mason's of Kimble, with original envelopes
Belt is worn, Braces and birthday cards as new (8)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £55

53

Dan Dare Interplanetary Stamp folder (1953) [fn] Lever Bros/Lifebuoy Soap giveaway complete with all 32 stamps, Free Folder Leaflet and a scarce sheet of 8 U.S. Dan Dare stamps (1958) printed by E. Mackintosh of Springfield, Massachusetts (full colour versions of the originals in the folder) (3)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £43

54

Eagle original artwork (Vol. 1: No 34, 1950). Cortez, Conqueror of Mexico by William Stobbs. With original comic. After beating off many Aztec attacks Cortez and his army retreat from the city into the jaws of another Aztec trap…
William Stobbs (1914-2000) was head of design at the London College of Printing illustrating over 100 books including 20 of his own and 'Cortez' was his only comic strip artwork
Poster paint on board. 21 x 15 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £785

55

Eagle original double page artwork of Sydney Harbour Bridge (1954) painted and signed by Walkden Fisher for The Eagle Vol. 5: No 28 (1954)
Poster colour on board. 30 x 10½ ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £250

56

Girl 'Dress Me' doll in original box (1953) Palitoy
'She really walks' with Girl instruction leaflet. Hard plastic doll 14 ins tall, with weighted brown eyes, swivel head and jointed at the shoulder and hips. Wearing original 'Girl' comic print outfit and 'Girl' belt and buckle logo
Doll as new, box [vg]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £149

57

Jeff Arnold/Riders of the Range Galloper Gun (1955 Mettoy) in full 'Clip-Clop' working order
Rare
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £161

58

Film Fun (1951-55)
Starring Laurel & Hardy, Abbott and Costello and George Formby. 1951: 4 issues, 1952 Xmas [gd], 1953: 1720-1768 (missing 12 issues), 1954: 17 issues including Xmas, 1955: 7 issues
A few [gd], balance [vg-/vg] (66)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £50

59

L. Miller, DP Westerns + (1950s)
Pecos Bill Vol. 2: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, Vol. 3: 7, Casey Ruggles 24 26, 31, 34, Little Sheriff Vol. 2: 4, 12, Vol. 3: 1, 4, 8, Billy The Kid 36, Black Diamond Western 8, Cowboy Western 17, Gunsmoke Trail 2, Monte Hale 71, Pancho Villa 15, Rock Lane 84, Roy Rogers 31, 56, 63, Don Winslow 115, 134, Daredevil 7, Sgt O'Brien 66
[vg-/vg+] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

60

Sexton Blake Library/Hated by All! Original cover artwork (1954) by Eric Parker for Sexton Blake Library No. 240. Poster colour on board. 19 x 15 ins
With Eric Parker wartime publicity photo, various Parker SBL covers, miscellaneous sketches, letters and artwork invoices
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £321

61

Swift 1 (1954) [fn+], Swift Vol. 6 No 38 (1959) wfg Scrapbook of Cars and Trains and following Swift Nos 40, 41 and 42 with 8 (uncut) cut-outs for the Scrapbook. With Swift Birthday cards (1954) 1-6 complete set by Mason's of Kimble, Girl/Swift/Eagle postcard, Swift Quester's Book 3 and Swift Diary for 1961
(13)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £95

62

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 61-70
Including The Black Swan, Mr Midshipman Easy, Prisoner of Zenda, Four Feathers, Hopalong Cassidy and The Three Musketeers
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, clean spines, sharp corners [vg+/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £107

63

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 71-80
Including Bold Robin Hood, King's Captain, Greenwood Outlaw, Trumpeter Sound and Robin Hood Rides Again
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £107

64

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 81-90
Including Apache Curse, Captain Blood, Dick Turpin, Rob Roy and D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg+/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £196

65

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 91-100
Including Dick Turpin, The Highway Blade, Sabre and Tomahawk, Captain Kidd, Claude Duval and Buffalo Bill
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg+/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £161

66

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 101-110
Including Dick Turpin, The Iron Duke, Captain Kidd, Billy The Kid, The Sea Hawk and A Christmas Carol
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg+/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

67

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 111-120
Including Strongbow The Mohawk, Rob Roy, Robin Hood, Guns at Broken Bow, The Cavalier and the Crown, Dick Turpin and Frontier Fury
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg+/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £107

68

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 121-130
Including Crazy Horse, Dick Turpin, Rob Roy, Robin Hood and The Jaws of Terror.
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £77

69

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 131-140.
Including Robin Hood, Tales of The Highway, Dick Turpin, Wild Bill and The Dashing Musketeer
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg/fn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £55

70

Thriller Comics Library (1950s) 141-150
Including Claude Duval, Captain Blood, Robin Hood and The Picture of Dorian Gray
Bright covers with rust spots showing through, sharp corners, cream pages [vg/fn-] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £55

71

T.V. Boardman paperbacks (1950s)
Hard-boiled crime and detective novels with Denis McLoughlin art-deco covers
86-91, 94, 98-104, 107-100, 112, 115, 120
Nos 101, 103, 120 [vg], balance [fn-/fn] (20)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £220

72

Welcome Weekly (1958 D.C. Thompson) 3034-3046, 3060-3085
'Thrilling Romantic Stories to Make You Feel Young and Happy'
[vg+/fn+] (39)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £184

73

Battle Picture Library (1961-69) 16, 24, 185, 197 and 14 issues between 225-426 with Holiday Specials 1967, 1968 and Air Ace Picture Library 2, 7 and Secret Agent Summer Special 1967
[vg-/vg+] (23)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £15

74

Beezer (1964)
416-424, 426-431, 433-439, 441-446, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 458, 460, 463
No 449 c/fold missing [fr], balance [vg/fn+] (36)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £440

75

Beezer (1965) 469-519 Xmas
Near complete year missing No 468. Starring Ginger, Baby Crockett, Pop, Dick and Harry, The Banana Bunch and The Numskulls
11 issues with interior white tape to split spines [gd], balance [vg+/fn+] (51)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £583

76

Buster No 2 (4 Jun 1960) wfg Buster Zoomer Jet in original printed bag, as new, with all further 1960s consecutive issues: 11 June - 31 Dec and Buster Club Badge and Milky Bar pin with photocopy Birthday Club Joining Form
Starring Buster, Phantom Force 5, The Terrors of Tornado Street, Milkiway, the Man from Mars and The Sea Hawk
Bright, fresh covers, creamy white flat pages - the highest grades ever to be offered at auction [vfn/nm] (34)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £690

77

Buster (1961) 7 Jan - 30 Dec
Complete year. 25 Feb issue first 'Buster and Radio Fun' with Superman, Buck Rogers and Wagon Train U.S. comic strip reprints with free gift Buster's Twelve Men of Danger Folder with all cards inserted (given away in 3 following issues)
Bright fresh covers, flat creamy-white pages - the highest grades ever to be offered at auction [vfn/nm] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £428

78

Buster (1962) 6 Jan - 39 Dec Complete year with colour promo leaflet and all free gifts: Buster's Boomerang (5 May), Buster's Book of Flying Aces (12 May) and Flying Model of the Vickers V.C. 10 (15 Sept). Starring Maxwell Hawke, Buck Rogers, The Black Ace, Charlie Drake and The Terrors of Tornado Street
Bright, fresh covers, flat creamy-white pages - the highest grades ever to be offered at auction [vfn/nm] (52)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £928

79

Commando War Stories in Pictures (1966-67) 201-230
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £250

80

Commando (1967) 231-260
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £476

81

Commando (1967) 261-290
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £428

82

Commando (1967-68) 291-320
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £428

83

Commando (1968) 321-350 (missing No 324)
Bright covers, tight spines, cream pages [fn/vfn] (29)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £369

84

Commando (1968-69) 351-390 (missing: 368, 371, 372, 374, 375)
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (35)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £452

85

Commando (1969) 391-430, 437 (missing 397)
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (40)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £262

86

Commando (1969) 431-470 (missing 435, 442, 451, 454, 456)
Bright covers, tight spines with light binding ripples, cream pages [fn/vfn] (35)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £238

87

Commando (1969-70) 472-500 (missing 485)
Bright covers, tight spines, cream/light tan pages. 477 [vg], balance [fn/vfn] (28)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £161

88

Dandy (1961) 998-1049
Near complete year (missing 1005, 1011, 1036). Including April Fool, Fireworks, Christmas and New Year
All issues [fn/vfn]. Starring Korky, Desperate Dan, Corporal Clott, Black Bob and Ali-Ha-Ha and the 40 Thieves
6 issues [vg/vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (49)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £500

89

Dandy (1962) 1051-1105 with two doubles. (Missing 1050, 1066, 1068, 1071, 1080, 1093 and 1101 Xmas)
26 issues with cover margin foxing, 6 issues with 2 small hole punches to spine [gd/vg], balance [vg/vg+] (47)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £155

90

Diana (1963-67)
1-17, 19-25, 27, 28, 30-159, 161-175, 178-209, 211-249 (near complete run missing 7 issues)
Starring The Avengers TV Serial in colour by Emilio Frejo (Nos 199-224), with Emma Peel photo-cover (Diana Rigged?), Diana's Pop Pages, Pin-Ups, Picture stories and Fashion tips
No 1 has 4 x 3 ins back cover corner piece missing and worn spine [gd], earlier issues most with worn spines [gd/vg], later issues [vg-/vg+] (242)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £738

91

Heros the Spartan original double-page artwork (1965) painted and signed by Frank Bellamy. From The Eagle Vol. 16, No 24 centre spread, 1965. Matoumin rescues Heros from his prison to help plot revenge on El Raschid but they are caught in El Raschid's trap, Matoumin is stabbed to death and Heros condemned to die in the arena at the hands of his own men...
Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins
The Heros the Spartan title lettering and square text boxes are laser colour editions to complete the look of the artwork and may be removed if required
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £4,938

92

Hornet (1963-64) 1-29, No 3 wfg Fast-Action football Photo Album
No 1 [fn-], balance [vg+/fn] (29)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £393

93

Hornet (1963-64) 6, 7, 24, 49-68 Xmas
Nos 52, 60 [vg], balance [vg+/fn] (23)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £43

94

Hornet (1965-66)
69, 72-83, 91-103, 105-130, 132, 136, 138
99 dull cover [gd/vg], 119, 132 [gd], balance [vg/fn] (54)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: u/s

95

POW! (1967-68) 1-86 final issue (missing No 5) No. 1 wfg Spider-Matic Gun (lacking disc bullets)
Rusty staples to first 11 issues, No 1 rust mark to cover [fn-], Nos 11, 86 [gd], a few [vg-], balance [vg/fn+] (85)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £524

96

POW! No 2 (1967) wfg Spider-Man transfer and re-telling the story from U.S.
Amazing Spider-Man # 1 guest starring The Fantastic Four and The Chameleon
Light owner name stamp to top cover margin, half inch horizontal spine tear, light staple rust. Cream/light tan pages [vg+], free gift [fn]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £131

97

Serenade 1 (1962). Bliss Magazine 1 (1961), Hers 1 (1966), Petticoat 1 (1966), Nova 1 (1965), Woman's Day 1 (1958), Women Only 1 (1949), Woman's Realm 1 (1958) and five miscellaneous No 1 magazines: The American Abroad (1957), The Captain (1934), Family Doctor (1951) [gd], Good Gardening (1935) and The Homemaker (1959)
[vg/fn] (13)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £101

98

Thriller Picture Library (1960-61)
301, 305, 309, 310, 313, 317, 320-322, 324-326, 328, 329, 332, 333, 336, 337, 339-349, 357
Starring Battler Britton, Spy 13, John Steele and Dogfight Dixon
Bright covers with minor rust spots showing through, off-white/cream pages. 345, 332, 329 [vg], balance [fn-/fn+] (30)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £95

99

Thriller Picture Library (1961-62)
351-357, 360, 361, 364, 365, 368, 369, 372-374, 376, 377, 380, 381, 384, 385, 388-390, 393, 395-397, 401, 406, 426, 429
Starring Battler Britton, Spy 13, John Steele, Dogfight Dixon and Jet-Ace Logan
Bright covers with minor rust-spots showing through. Off-white/cream pages. 351, 406 [vg], balance [vg+/fn+] (33)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £143

100

Topper (1962)
473, 479, 483, 486, 489, 498, 503-505, 509, 511, 512, 515, 516 Xmas
No 516 Xmas issue has ¼ " trim to all 3 edges [gd], balance [vg-/fn-] (14)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £173

101

Topper (1963)
519, 520, 522-528, 530-543, 547-559, 561 Fireworks, 562-569 Xmas
With (1964) 583, 588, 590
540 [gd], balance [vg+/fn+] (48)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £583

102

Topper (1964)
471-592, 594, 597-599, 601, 602, 604, 607, 611-614, 621 Xmas
No 592, 594, 597, 604, 621 [vg-/vg], balance [vg+/fn+] (35)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £512

103

TV Century 21 (1965-66) 1-89
Gerry Anderson's TV Century 21 achieved iconic status during its 1960s production run with many of the comic's legendary characters just as popular today as they were fifty odd years ago. This was largely due to the influence and deployment of the greatest artists of their day. Frank Bellamy and Don Harley drew Thunderbirds, Mike Noble and Don Lawrence took turns at Fireball XL5 and Rons Embleton and Turner drew The Daleks, Stingray and Captain Scarlet. Even Dan Dare's legendary creator, Frank Hampson drew Lady Penelope in issues 40-45
Generally bright covers, twenty seven issues with foxing spots to cover margins and ragged edges, nine issues with minor insect chew to small area of top cover margins. No 1 [vg], No 27 with competition cut-out [gd], 23, 88 [gd], balance [vg-/fn] (89)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,071

104

TV Century 21 Specials (1965-66)
Stingray Special, Summer Extra, International Extra, Thunderbirds Extra
[vg-/vg] (4)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £262

105

TV 21 No 90 original artwork (1971) 'The Tuffs of Terror Island' pg 2 by Tony Coleman (who worked on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents for Tower Comics in 1966) with original comic
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £45

106

TV Tornado 1 (1967) wfg Batchute
Bright covers with 2 small narrow pieces torn away from lower margin [vg+]
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £190

107

Victor Summer Special 1968, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1976
With Warlord Summer Special 1 (1975) and Warlord Peter Flint Special 1975 (both with centrefold posters intact)
[vg+/fn/vfn-] (7)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £83

108

War Picture Library (1959-69) 24, 56, 57, 86 and 32 issues between 106-524 (mostly 100s-200s) and WPL Special Extra 1969
[gd/vg] (37)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £13

109

WHAM! (1964) 1-10
Leo Baxendale lets rip with Biff, General Nitt and his Barmy Army, The Wacks, Eagle Eye Junior Spy, Danny Dare, The Humbags, The Pest of the West, Georgie's Germs and first Frankie Stein by Ken Reid
Nos 1, 3 staple rust marks to spines [vg], 5 [vg+], balance [fn/vfn] (10)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £320

110

Garth's 'Wolfman of Ausensee' two original artworks (1972) by Frank Bellamy for The D. Mirror 24.6.'72 and 14.8.'72. Indian ink on board. 21 x 7 ins (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £833

111

Look-in (1971) 1-51
Complete year with free gifts: Magpie TV Studio press out sheet with Nos 1 & 2, Star Wheel (No 3), Look-in Superstars Television Album with all 20 Superstar Stamps (all unattached) (Nos 37-40). Starring The Beatles, ABBA, Bay City Rollers, Please Sir!, Timeslip, Follyfoot, Freewheelers, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and On The Buses - all your 70s faves
Nos 20, 22, 26, 31, 32, 35, 37, 39, 45 no back covers (competition cut-aways) [gd], most of , balance with 'Mick' biro name to top back covers [fn-/fn+] (51)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,739

112

Garth: 'The Wreckers'. Two original artworks (1974) drawn and signed by Frank Bellamy for The D. Mirror 18.1.'74 and 11.2.'74
Indian ink on board. 21 x 7 ins (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £643

113

Bullet (1977) 47-99
Complete year with Fireball, Werewolf, Strike Force 2000, Smasher and A Boy Called Nothing
Bright covers, cream pages [fn/vfn] (53)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: u/s

114

Garth: 'Doomsmen'. Original artwork (1975) drawn and signed by Frank Bellamy for the D. Mirror 6.6.'75
Indian ink on board. 21 x 7 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £369

115

Garth: 'Bubble Man'. Original artwork (1975) drawn and signed by Frank Bellamy for the D. Mirror 14.11.'76
Indian ink on board. 21 x 7 ins
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £464

116

Rupert the Bear 2 page original artwork cels from The Rupert Annual 1971, Rupert and The Popweed story attributed to Alfred Bestall
10 x 13 ins each (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £149

117

Rupert the Bear original double-page artwork cels from the Rupert Annual 1978, pages 74 & 75
This annual heralded the first artwork by John Harrold.
8 x 12 ins (2)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £190

118

Spellbound (1976)
1-3, 5-8, 10, 27, 31-33, 35-37, 39-44, 47, 49-67 and 16 doubles
Starring The Supercats, When the Mummy Walks and The Music Master
No 1 [vg], balance [fn-/fn+] (57)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £190

119

2000AD (1977-80)
1, 2, 26, 127, 128, 130-142, 145 (Xmas 1979), 146-161 (with Nos 3-23 and 25 front covers and centre spreads only)
With Action (1977) 13 issues between 16 July - 12 Nov (not including 23 Oct 1977)
2000AD Prog 1 heavily taped spine, Prog 2 [vfn], Prog 127 trimmed [vg] balance [vfn-/vfn] (47)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £155

120

Vulcan (1975) 1 (x 3 copies - each missing 5 interior pages), 2-14, 16-24, 26-28 last issue
Starring Mytek the Mighty, Trigan Empire, Steel Claw, Robot Archie and The Spider
No 2….28 [vfn-/vfn] (29)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £71

121

Wrangler's Roost (1978-90s)
'B' Movie Cowboy Fanzine edited by Colin Momber who packed the fanzine's 24 pages with Cowboy star biographies, photos and film stories from the Twenties to the Fifties. From the early issues (unnumbered) to No 169. Saddle up with Buck Jones, William S. Hart, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, 'Hoppy' Johnnie Mack Brown, Wild Bill Elliott, Rod Cameron, Rex Allen, Jennifer Holt, Hoot Gibson, June Storey, Leo Carillo (Oh! Cisco) and Clayton Moore (without his mask)
[vg+/fn+] (45)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £95

122

Charley's War: 4 original artworks (1981)
By Joe Colquhoun from Battle-Action No 302 pgs 16-19. "By July 1916 The Germans were only two and a half miles from Verdun! 'The Line of Panic' was the last line of the French trenches and Blue, Ramon and Apache could hear the Boche military bands rehearsing their triumphant entry into the city. The German bombardment raged all day, smashing the Line of Panic out of existence as deadly phosgene gas drifted towards their trenches ..."
Indian ink on card. 19 x 15 ins (4 consecutive artworks)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £1,071

123

Transformers: three original sketches (1984) of Optimus Prime and Megatron by Richard Fisher with Transformers letter with details and thanks, Warrior contract of employment, three Marvel Comics Ltd letters confirming details of Transformers Firearms (literally) for Shockwave and Soundwave. With Transformers No 1 (1984) [vg] wfg Action Transfers sheet
9 items
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £619

124

Shock Xpress (1985) 1, 2 with original dummy issue of No 1 of this rare horror film fanzine. Who can forget Driller Killer, Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Vampire Hookers and I Dismember Mama? Edited by Dave Reeder, designed by Richard Fisher, guest reviewer Neil Gaiman. With Video Fantasy Magazine covers (never published) taken from Halls of Horror No 30 (1984), Warrior No 1 [fn] and dummy issue of Psst (1981) with original poster by Robert Wakelin
All the above from the archive of artist and designer, Richard Fisher [vg/fn] (6)
Winning bid incl. 19% Buyer's Premium: £107


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