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Dear Compal Customers,


Welcome to our February catalogue. Go to to place bids. Bidding ends February 26. You can also browse the catalogue here. Click here for the catalogue main page. Our successful team up with continues to provide you with real time bidding, viewable online, as bids are placed by our customers who have registered their details. Please check our website for all the info you need to bid online and how the Timed Auction works. To cope with increased charges we have had to raise our Buyers’ Premium 2% to 16%, only our second increase in 23 years of successful trading.



In our recent November catalogue we received a whopping £5500 winning bid for the second Beano Book and a strong £3650 for the first one, both from the Brenda Butler Archive. Her archive provides us with more rarities this March including the third Dandy Monster Comic [fn+] and the third Beano Book in [vfn], the highest grade ever offered at auction. There’s also a glossy copy of the scarce Eb’ and Flo’ annual from 1939 and some good-looking Boy’s Own annuals from 1879-1935. The bound volume auction highlight is at lot 18 where a 15 volume run of Magnet concludes with the last issue from 1940, again in fresh overall condition. The first four Bubbles annuals are accompanied by their rare glassine jackets at lot 8.


Our one-owner successful run of individual Beano comics concludes with the year of 1941 and a high grade Xmas Bumper issue for that year (at lot 51). Also offered is a run of trimmed Magic comics from 1939, the first two Dandy annuals in affordable lower grades and a good run of Beano and Dandy Summer Specials starting in the 1960s. The collection of scarce Oz magazines continues with some high grade examples including No 8 which includes the scarce Yoko Ono exhibition flyer and No 28 the infamous Schoolkids edition. The absolute rarity this February has to be at lot 17, a film programme for King Kong, this 1933 UK example the only one known to exist.


Our US section highlights an 11 issue run of 1950s Black Cat comics with long runs of early Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Fantastic Four (some high grade beauties here) and X-Men. There are high grade Warren and Marvel Magazines to complete the picture.


Please enjoy our February selection.


All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY and we will enter them on your behalf in Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 26 Feb at 2pm.


Malcolm Phillips
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.



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