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by Adam Eterno
19 Aug 2015, 23:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Wham! #1 free gift gun
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Wham! #1 free gift gun

I was flattered on Saturday in the flea market I was looking at something with pre decimal price on it (an lp I think) and an elderly gent said "I don't suppose you remember pounds shillings and pence?" I'm nearly 60. My mate Steve made me aware of the Wham free gift as he was watching its progress...
by Adam Eterno
19 Aug 2015, 16:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Wham! #1 free gift gun
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Wham! #1 free gift gun

stevezodiac wrote:One hundred and sixty pounds and eleven shillings actually. The 55p is important to me because my first ever bet on the horses (behind Holborn station back in the mid seventies) was a 5p win yankee - total 55p. I broke even on that one.

My Granddad told me about shillings......... :D
by Adam Eterno
19 Aug 2015, 12:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Wham! #1 free gift gun
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Wham! #1 free gift gun

It looks as if the thirst for comic free gifts is not abating in any way. I've just noticed that the free cardboard gun give-away with the first issue of Wham! from 1964 has sold for £160!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271955414571? ... EBIDX%3AIT
by Adam Eterno
18 Aug 2015, 17:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805520

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Sparky #1! I've been after it for some time and after starting to sell some of my many duplicates, I have a little cash to splash. Read it within 20 minutes of it arriving and very happy with my purchase! Last week I also picked up a couple of free gifts including the football league ladders from Va...
by Adam Eterno
11 Aug 2015, 23:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cataloguing Comics
Replies: 15
Views: 5189

Re: Cataloguing Comics

Thanks Folks It looks as if Excel is the way forward at least to start with. I'll have to work out suitable bribes to get my Office Manager to design it for me as I'm useless on Excel and she's brilliant! I think I may need to see a "specialist" regarding my comic collecting over the last decade as ...
by Adam Eterno
10 Aug 2015, 16:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805520

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Not so much comics but books on comics. I've just received Boys will be Boys by ES Turner and The War Libraries by Steve Holland and David Roach. Both look very interesting and hopefully a good source for reference.
by Adam Eterno
10 Aug 2015, 14:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cataloguing Comics
Replies: 15
Views: 5189

Re: Cataloguing Comics

Not very fancy, but I just keep excel records, I don't know how much detail you want to keep but if it's simply as a quick reference to check which issues you have its a starting point. Thanks for that, I don't need much detail, just comic, date/issue #, whether the free gift is present and conditi...
by Adam Eterno
10 Aug 2015, 13:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cataloguing Comics
Replies: 15
Views: 5189

Cataloguing Comics

I've been rummaging through my collection recently and realised that it's out of control as I really don't know exactly what I have and when I found 6 x some issues, I realised that I need to have a clear out to raise some cash for future purchases and I also need to record the thousands of comics ...
by Adam Eterno
05 Aug 2015, 23:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805520

Re: What comics did you buy today?

1, 2 and 3 of Surface Tension by Jay Gunn. Looks a great story and will hopefully keep me happy on the train to London tomorrow. I have no idea how long it has been since I bought a comic that has only just come out but I read a preview and had the 'urge'! It's excellent. One of the best British co...
by Adam Eterno
05 Aug 2015, 21:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805520

Re: What comics did you buy today?

1, 2 and 3 of Surface Tension by Jay Gunn. Looks a great story and will hopefully keep me happy on the train to London tomorrow. I have no idea how long it has been since I bought a comic that has only just come out but I read a preview and had the 'urge'!
by Adam Eterno
03 Aug 2015, 08:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805520

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Hi, Lew, nice sale for your Cheeky issue one with free gift. I have the same issue with free gift and will never sell. At what point on given issue do you think: I ain't selling this regardless of any money offered. To elaborate - when does your collection become a commodity? Do you have one? Perso...
by Adam Eterno
25 Jul 2015, 10:46
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Asterix Latest Book
Replies: 9
Views: 10814

Re: Asterix Latest Book

I grew up reading the Asterix books in the 70s and probably haven't seen one since! I'd never heard of Iznogoud but after seeing the books on this link, I think I may be having a look around for both now!

http://www.eurocomics.info/iznogoud.html
by Adam Eterno
14 Jul 2015, 08:35
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Free with "Fantastic"
Replies: 7
Views: 5630

Re: Free with "Fantastic"

suebutcher wrote:I found this rubber-band gun in a secondhand copy of Smash. Which issue of Fantastic is it from?
freewithfantastic.jpg
by Adam Eterno
13 Jul 2015, 16:24
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Please help me identify this Whizzer and Chips comic
Replies: 8
Views: 10084

Re: Please help me identify this Whizzer and Chips comic

Which year - or, indeed, decade -were you likely to have got it? There was just one Winter Special, in 1989, otherwise it was probably a Holiday Special released in Summertime. You can check the covers of the Whizzer and Chips specials in the Gallery section here, to see if any ring a bell: http://...
by Adam Eterno
12 Jul 2015, 10:26
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: School-Days comic for girls by Amalgamated Press 1928
Replies: 9
Views: 14960

Re: School-Days comic for girls by Amalgamated Press 1928

Phoenix wrote:
Adam Eterno wrote:Wasn't Schoolgirl the comic that had Billy Bunter's sister in it?
Yes.
Adam Eterno wrote:I have no idea where I know that from!
Well, Adam, perhaps it was from the third cover I posted yesterday, where all will have been revealed when you enlarged the image.

Ha! I didn't open the 3rd image.....that'll teach me!