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Happy birthday The Dandy and Desperate Dan

December 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

In an auction in October 2004 that sent comic collectors crazy, a copy of Issue 1 of children’s’ comic The Dandy, complete with its free gift, sold for a staggering £20,350. Was it an investment? Probably. This remains the highest price ever paid for a single comic in Britain. There are rumoured to be only 10 remaining copies in existence. Had I the money, would I have bought it? Probably not, but to the comic cognoscenti, the first issue of any great title is always something of a holy grail … and they don’t come holier than The Dandy.

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Tags: Comics · Juvenalia

Collectors set for bidding battle for their comic book heroes

March 1st, 2006 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português The Salvation Army will benefit from the auction of thousands of forgotten comic books after a chance discovery by workmen called in to clear a warehouse in the North West of England. The sale is set to produce a substantial cash windfall for the charity. To […]

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Tags: Comics · Ephemera