Dear Compal Customers,
The August auction is open. You can place realtime bids at thesaleroom.com. Click here to visit our catalogue at thesaleroom.com. You can also browse lots here and fill out a fax or mail bidding form.
Welcome to our August auction.The star lot in our UK section is The Beano Comic No 1 from 1938. It has a bright cover and light tan/tan pages and some overhang edge tears. It grades at [vg-] and is at lot 6. It is followed by good condition Beano Books 1 and 2 at lots 15 and 16. Not to be outdone, Dandy offers 80 comics between 1940-47 and Magic Comic 63, 68 and 69.
The 1950s focuses on a Dandy complete year of 1953, the year of the Queen’s Coronation with No.602 ‘Coronation Holiday paper’ and most of the 53 issues in [fn/vfn] grades. The complete years of Topper (1953) 1-47 and (1954) 48-99 are also on offer along with 1955 and 1956 missing a couple of issues each.
There’s a marvellous run of artwork dating from 1957 starting with Frank Bellamy’s brilliant portrayal of the battle of Omdurman for The Eagle’s Happy Warrior title detailing the exploits of the 21st Lancers and their young Lieutenant, Winston Churchill. There’s also the last board we currently have of Heros The Spartan, three Garth artworks and an all-action piece of Brett Million and the Ghost World, all from the hand of the master, Frank Bellamy. The Eagle’s Harris Tweed is also represented with a board by Captain Pugwash creator, John Ryan and it’s signed by him. Charley Bourne’s harrowing exploits during WWI’s battle of the Somme are captured once more in two sets of Charley’s War artwork by John Colquhoun and there are several war pieces by Eric Parker as well.
The 1960s are dominated by a run of TV Comic complete years from 1962-1967 with all the TV Comic Summer/Holiday Specials and most of the many free gifts. Check out lots 89-96. Dandy 1960-63 full years are also here as are Hornet, Victor and Valiant with lots of their free gifts intact.
Our US section starts with some early 1950s Batman and Detective Australian reprints, all CGC’d for your consideration. The Marvel Silver Age is represented by long mid-Sixties runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Cap America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, J I M, Strange Tales, Tales Of Suspense and X-Men. Akira (1992-95) issues 31-38 are all offered separately and all in high grades. And who wouldn’t want a copy of Batman & Me by Eclipse Books in 1989. It is Limited edition No 305 of 1000 signed by Bob Kane with a further full page Batman head sketch also signed by him, another signed by Neal Adams and yet another Batman signed and dedicated by Adam West. Book and slipcase as new. POW! SMASH! BANG!
Please gently fight your way through our August catalogue
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.
Postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 26 AUGUST and we will enter them on your behalf in thesaleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 28 August from 2 pm.