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Sunday, 8 March 2009

ComPal Auction Closes This Week

A quick reminder that the Spring 2009 auction at Compalcomics, which includes offerings of art from TV21 by Frank Bellamy and Mike Noble (see news story) closes this week.

Bidding will close on Tuesday 10 March at 8 PM UK time.

There are 426 lots in the Spring catalogue and the UK section comprises a strong collection of war years comics from DC Thomson's finest and a further good run of early bound volumes including Union Jack, Boys' Friend Library (with some first publications of Biggles novels), Champion (from No 1), Crackers, Detective Weekly, Film Fun, Thriller and the last few volumes of Schoolgirls' Own Library.

Also featured is original artwork from Laurel And Hardy, Oor Wullie, The Broons, Desperate Dan, Keyhole Kate, and a rare cover board by Frank Bellamy of TV Century 21's Captain Scarlet followed closely by Fireball XL5 and Joe 90: Top Secret original pieces.

Finally a wonderful run of Lady Penelope 1-100 is parked at lots 114-130 ('old tight, m'lady, I'm on me way...').

The catalogue's US (depth?) charge is led by Sub-Mariner Comics #1 from 1941; a rare Timely piece at lot 158, and the second tranche of the auction house's single owner collection in 132 lots from Batman #3, #5 and #38 through The Avengers, Daredevil and Fantastic Four to X-Men. There's also an original artwork splash page of The Invincible Iron Man by Don Heck at lot 260, and also look out for Superman #40 with a Mr Mxyztplk cover.

• Compalcomics holds four auctions a year. View the auction catalogue via www.compalcomics.com

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