Dear Compal customers,
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And now to the important comics stuff. We have discovered that there were two types of the elusive Dandy No 1 Flyers from 1937. They are both offered at lots 8 and 9. There are also three more Dandy front cover printer’s proofs from the same period and a long run of Beano issues from the 1940s.
Some high grade complete years of Adventure, Hotspur and Rover from 1938-49 feature strongly. They are rare in these grades. The Fifties offer Sun and Comet, Eagle volumes 1-7, Thriller Comics/Picture Library and good lots of Australian and L Miller reprints including the complete 24 issue run of Captain Marvel Jr. (Lot 64). Artwork is once more to the fore with Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie, Dan Dare, Thunderbirds and Trigan Empire boards by Watkins, Hampson, Bellamy and Lawrence, all at the top of their game.
Girls’ comics include a great run of Jackie magazine, Judy, Sally, Princess Tina and the scarce Lady Penelope Summer Extra. Blimey, M’lady, I’ll bring the Rolls round right away...
Our US section highlights an impressive selection of Golden Age Batman, Detective and Superman comics, many removed from their original CGC slabs but still with their title and grade headers. The original owner must have wanted to read them – incredible! They are followed by a selection of Glamour magazines that were noted, amongst other things, for the exceptional cover art of legendary illustrator, Peter Driben. There’s a great run of Fiction House titles including Firehair, Fight, Jumbo, Jungle, Kaanga, Rangers and Wings. Look out for publisher, Avon’s 1950s crime collection. Prison Break No1 says it all.
The Silver Age showcases good runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Daredevil, Batman and Detective with 70s Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Action, Superman and Boy. You shouldn’t need Dan Dare’s Spacetracer Compass, on original bright backing card, to find them. We hope you enjoy the catalogue and our new bidding format. Give us a call on 020 7424 0007 if there’s anything you need to ask.
Please enjoy our September catalogue.
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.