The latest Market Report is now available at Compalcomics.com. http://www.compalcomics.com
Welcome to the Compalcomics March catalogue. The catalogue is open for bidding and closes on March 8. Once again, we are teaming up with the-saleroom.com to provide you with real time bidding details, viewable online, as bids are placed. To register to bid, just click on the link to the-saleroom.com and follow the instructions.
You can still view and browse lots at Compalcomics using the familiar format, but you can no longer submit your bids there.
For those of you who send us postal or faxed bids you may, of course, continue to do so and you might consider sending us your highest bids which will be entered online by us and not be viewable unless they are bettered - just like eBay. You will no longer need to telephone or email us to raise your bids as all the latest bids will be online in real time. To include the-saleroom.com’s commission of 3%+VAT our buyer’s premium is now 14%.
Just one further point regarding last second online bidding: On our closing day (Sunday 8th March from 2 pm) last second bidding or ‘sniping’ automatically extends a lot by a further minute so bidding on that lot continues whilst bidding on the following lot has started. If you are bidding on consecutive lots and taking part in extended bidding we suggest placing bids early, a few days before the auction finalises if necessary, so you don’t miss out on following lots.
There are 227 lots in this catalogue. Beano, Dandy and Magic rule the roost. Firstly a Dandy Comic No 1 in pretty good nick at lot 8 followed by a clutch of the Dandy war issues from 1940-42, offered in small consecutive lots. Then an unrivalled group of early Beano comics comprising No 4 and Nos 7-14, all in Very Fine grades along with Beano Book No 1 and complete years for 1948 and 1949. Not forgetting Magic comics 2, 3 and 4, all in Fine condition. Plenty of rare DC Thomson beauties to choose from there.
The 1950s include complete runs of Captains Marvel and Jr. and two Dan Dare / Frank Hampson artworks from The Eagle. There are bound volumes of Film Fun, Hotspur and Wizard.
The Sixties highlight TV Century 21 No1 with free gift Secret Decoder and TV21 badge, Oor Wullie original artwork and publisher’s file copies of Tiger and Valiant. There’s also a scarce Dalek Pencil Sharpener surrounded by eight Dalek Swapits. But will you be able to resist the Doctor Who Dalek Playsuit embarrassingly modelled by myself? (ex-ter-min-ate).
Our US section focuses on Golden Age Batman, Detective and EC rarities with spotlight on Weird Science 12 (#1) from 1950 in CGC 8.5. Early glamour mags lighten the mood and there are some key ‘Uncle Stan’ Marvel issues from the Sixties.