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by abacus
21 Apr 2019, 11:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805533

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Visited two car boot sales today while melting in the heat of the sun and wondering why comic related material was as difficult to find as looking for a needle in a haystack. I picked up the Beezer 1966 annual for a £1 mainly because I couldn't find anything else. I did thoroughly search the stalls ...
by abacus
14 Apr 2019, 09:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805533

Re: What comics did you buy today?

The local sunday car boot sale has not really got started this year,with today's turnout limited to just a few stalls, perhaps it's the frosty start that put people off. Anyway I couldn't see much on the first wander around but decided to dig into two boxes that were topped with newspapers on my sec...
by abacus
02 Apr 2019, 09:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Does your partner have any interest in your comics?
Replies: 15
Views: 9802

Re: Does your partner have any interest in your comics?

I Wonder why it is whenever I discover a great comic shop on holiday I am always pushed for time or the wife is impatient to move on?. When I was in cardiff I spotted a comic shop around the corner from the cafe where we had stopped for refreshments, she is always slow finishing her tea so I told he...
by abacus
08 Mar 2019, 11:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Overlooked early children's comics
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Re: Overlooked early children's comics

the 'St. Clares' series and the 'Malory Towers' series. I did not make it clear that unlike my collection of the 'Five' novels and the 'Adventure' series, which are all hardbacks with dustwrappers, my complete 'St. Clares' series and my 'Malory Towers' series are all in paperback format. The prices...
by abacus
07 Mar 2019, 14:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Overlooked early children's comics
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Re: Overlooked early children's comics

Many children's comics have free gifts and as you know collectors like to keep these gifts intact, but I'm not so sure this is always wise. Around 2017 I bought the 1997 comic shown from a charity shop so as you can see it was quite old when I bought it. It had sweets as the free gift and these were...
by abacus
06 Mar 2019, 13:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Overlooked early children's comics
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Re: Overlooked early children's comics

Talking of Enid Blyton I found the Big Enid Blyton Book at a car boot sale a couple of years ago containing a variety of many of her short stories, I bought it to get a flavour of the varied work she produced. I have it stored somewhere but looking around yesterday failed to find it. I seem to recal...
by abacus
05 Mar 2019, 20:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Overlooked early children's comics
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Overlooked early children's comics

My hobby is collecting old comics , magazines, old books( victorian for example)and annuals . usually spending an average of £2 per week with a limit of £5. I could spend more but for me this is just a fun loose change type hobby. I tend to overlook nursery comics but these shown from the 1959/60s I...
by abacus
04 Jul 2018, 16:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 862
Views: 230385

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

I don't collect pocket size comics but they had 4 or 5 in a charity shop today at 50p each. The only one that interested me was a Buster adventure library Robin Hood the rest were war comics.I picked it out and was going to select another to go with it when I noticed about 3/4 inch torn off at the b...
by abacus
01 Jul 2018, 13:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Bits and Pieces

Marvel True Believers series new budget comics for less than a pound from ForbIdden planet .Bought two yesterday at 75p each , could have chosen some Wolverine comics .These comics with the distinctive tops are easy to find in the store. Why have I mentioned them ? (a) because I like some of the old...
by abacus
27 Jun 2018, 20:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Bits and Pieces

On holiday I found comics for sale in Exmouth indoor market .I concentrated on two bargain £1comic boxes the stallholder had and spent a massive,gigantic £14 on 14 comics, as shown. While I was flicking through the Captain Victory (Pacific Comics) comic impressed with the artwork the stallholder tol...
by abacus
27 Jun 2018, 19:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Bits and Pieces

The day before I went on holiday my son came around and told me he had ordered me some comics.He doesn't know a lot about comic collecting and doesn't always choose comics that I would select but then again freebies are freebies so I shouldn't complain. When I arrived back from holiday the comics ha...
by abacus
16 Jun 2018, 11:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Bits and Pieces

Several months ago , the Sue Ryder shop in town had a box full of Bobo Bunny nursery comics which I gave a passing interest to but wasn't interested enough to buy any. Thereafter on other visits to the shop I haven't seen them on display. Mysteriously today they were back in the shop. As a collector...
by abacus
13 Jun 2018, 17:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Bits and Pieces

Don't forget there are two loros shops on Queens road a few shops apart one books, one music. The book shop also as a shelf containing graphic novels and comic reference books but these although cheap enough are usually more than I want to pay.The shop across the road as a similar comic book shelf. ...
by abacus
11 Jun 2018, 13:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Bits and Pieces

I would love to know where this Charity shop of yours is? I know its a closely guarded secret :) All I know is that is on the outskirts of the city. May have to have a hunt. Loros charity book shop ,Queens road .that's Clarendon park road/Victoria park way , they have four boxes of U.S comics £1 ea...
by abacus
11 Jun 2018, 12:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Bits and Pieces

Each fortnight I've been collecting 80's U.S.comics from the charity shop I visit .However in the past few months I have picked up some U.K comics as shown in the first pic. The Playbox comics I got from a car boot sale with 5 books and a couple of old magazines , one of the books being The Golden B...