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25 August 2017

Latest Comic Book Postal Auction now open for bids

Comic Book Postal Auctions (here) have just opened the bidding for their latest set of offerings and they have some gems for all fans of British comics...

Lot # 19:
Beano Comic No 1 (1938) with Beano No 1 and No 2 Flyer 8 pg mini comic. Introducing Big Eggo, Lord Snooty, Little Peanut and Tin-Can Tommy
The front cover has 6 x 2 ins piece torn away and light stamp ' Eire 1d Extra' to top cover. Light tan pages [gd]. Flyer has one page cut along its dotted cut lines

Lot #4:
Modern Boy (1928) 1-20
In bound volume with Issue 1 free gift King George V GWR express engine in coloured tinplate. 'How I broke the Record' by Malcolm Campbell and 'New York - Non Stop!'
[fn/vfn] (20)

Lot # 77:
Eagle No 1 promo (1950)
Promotional 8 pg full colour issue distributed to churches and schools up and down the country to publicise the imminent print run of the Eagle first issue. The front cover has no 'Dan Dare Pilot of the Future' header and a different date of 21 April 1950
Bright fresh colours, flat copy. The back cover has two lower corner pieces missing and some discoloured tape marks. Scarce, we have only sold four other copies in 16 years [vg-fn]

Lot # 136:
Charley's War original front cover artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun for Battle 484,
11 Aug 1984. Oct 2nd 1918. Corporal Charley Bourne escaped from a POW camp to join the British attack on the St Quentin canal. Under heavy enemy fire the British swam the canal with the aid of lifebelts, ropes and rafts in what has been regarded as the most daring action of the Great War
Black ink on cartridge paper. 17 x 14 ins

Lot # 137:
Charley's War original artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun for Battle 484 page 2,
11 Aug 1984. Under enemy fire Charley sets up a machine gun post on the enemy bank but after heavy losses Captain Snell tries to drive them on … Signed to the reverse: "Best wishes from Joe Colquhoun"
Black ink on cartridge paper, 17 x 15 ins

Lot # 138:
Charley's War original artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun for Battle 484 page 4,
11 Aug 1984. Charley stalks and captures a German machine gun post and his men take the bridge - but some are dying from influenza
Black ink on cartridge paper, 17 x 15 ins£450-500

Lot # 61:
The Broons original artwork (1961) drawn and signed by Dudley Watkins and illustrated in The Broons Book for 1962, page 15. This book accompanies the artwork and is the scarce hardcover edition file copy from D.C. Thomson offices with light biro date to spine [fn+]. Artwork is in indian ink on cream card. 18 x 15 ins (2)

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