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colcool007 wrote:
I want to grow as a person


Those square sausages you get north of the border will surely help! :lol:


"I am also aware that I am not as much of a guru as I would like to be" Does that make you a trainee Guru?

I'm glad you found out what you needed. You missed out Paw for the Picture Libraries, who's helped me with info as well as a few others on this board.

Next question to test the Forum's grey cells?


08 Apr 2018, 14:11
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Adam Eterno wrote:
Those square sausages you get north of the border will surely help! :lol:
No, they just help you to grow at the waistline!


Adam Eterno wrote:
"I am also aware that I am not as much of a guru as I would like to be" Does that make you a trainee Guru?
It makes me the guru that you rue so well! :lol: :lol:

Adam Eterno wrote:
I'm glad you found out what you needed. You missed out Paw for the Picture Libraries, who's helped me with info as well as a few others on this board.

Next question to test the Forum's grey cells?
Yes, that's true as Paw's knowledge on European comics, Thriller and Western PLs is one that I am cherry picking all the time. Mind you he gets his own back by sending me down rabbit holes that I have been avoiding for ages.

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08 Apr 2018, 18:46
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I will rely on yourself as an expert on the D C Thomson's boys papers, on Kashgar as an expert on the rest of DCT
Assuming that you read every single post, Col, I don't see how you could possibly have reached that conclusion. Furthermore, I doubt whether Kashgar would agree with your assertion either, unless by 'an expert on the rest of DCT' you are referring solely to the company's humour comics, where he is certainly the top man. I suspect that he and I are equally confident in our knowledge of both their text and picture story titles for boys, since I am pretty certain that we both have virtually all of the latter. However, where the full range of the company's eleven titles for girls is/are concerned, he did not collect them for anything like their full runs, perhaps mainly because he was buying JUNE on a weekly basis, and I think I'm right in saying SCHOOL FRIEND too. Our late friend Colin Morgan was certainly buying those titles. As with all of us in those early days, the amount of available cash was far from plentiful, so choices had to be made, but we made up ground when we had paid jobs. It was only at that point that I was regularly in a position to find the return rail fare to London in order to go to Norman Shaw's house in Belvedere Road near Crystal Palace. My collection of Thomsons' comics for girls started later, and was sourced from elsewhere.


09 Apr 2018, 02:16
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The accolade of 'Guru' was not one we gifted to ourselves. It was kindly bestowed upon us by others as an acknowledgment of our willingness to share the fruits of our own labours in the field of comic collecting. In that regard I must be seen as something of a 'lapsed' guru here on comicsuk as, due to commitments elsewhere and despite visiting the site usually on a daily basis, I rarely contribute in the way that I once did.
In the last 45 years I have always been a collector first and foremost and it was always my collection that fuelled my inquisitive mind to learn more about those that created the comics I loved to collect.
Derek certainly has more individual Thomson girls paper titles than me, my collection mainly focussing on the early years, so I would happily own to his superior knowledge of the contents of those titles and, similarly, his knowledge of the Thomson boys' papers, pre 1945, is second to none.


09 Apr 2018, 15:40
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Now I have found The Amazing Miss Birch which ran in Sandie from at least issue 16 in 1972, can normal-ish service be resumed?
Oh, I don't see why not, given that we've been friends for many a long year. Go for it!


13 Apr 2018, 00:04
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