Northampton’s ace comic shop, Close Encounters, has recently acquired a very large collection of rare British classic comic annuals, which will soon be offered in their eBay store.
The team have given downthetubes a heads up on what will go on sale, including The Beano, The Dandy, Topper, Oor Wullie, The Broons and Rupert the Bear books, as well as an assortment of other UK titles.
Here are some of the DC Thomson titles, some of them offered in auction and in specialist bookshops for eye-watering amounts in the past, especially early, wartime titles which are rarer because of paper rationing and recycling for the war effort at the time.
Scroll through some of the DC Thomson titles that will go on sale soon, here…
The Rupert books go back to the 1920s, and include the first ever Rupert annual, while the The Beano and The Dandy Books on offer include rare 1940s editions.
The titles will be listed on Close Encounters eBay store here over the coming weeks – or are available directly from the Northampton store.
• Close Encounters, 29 Abington Square, Northampton, NN1 4AE | Tel: 01604 602311 | Web: www.closeencounters.co.uk