DANDY BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL

Publishers: DC THOMSON
Dates: 1963
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in six grades
Fast becoming one of the Holy Grails of British comics, this was the first Summer Special which led to a tradition of Dandy and Beano Summer Specials from 1964 and then a whole host of other titles thereafter. It's not quite as scarce as I once thought it was. Low grade copies do show up on eBay UK from time to time, about 2 or 3 a year at the moment. Anything above a Fine copy though and you've got yourself a goldmine. But true Fine mind you. Get practising on that grading! The last significant sales on eBay UK were 523 for a VG copy in Oct 2007 and 112 for a Poor/Fair copy with detached cover and half the back cover missing! Very accurately described by vendor phil-comics. My values I think are conservative in the upper echelons. Frankly if someone wanted to pay 2,500 for Near Mint, it's still probably a bargain! What's that phrase again? "A comic is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it". Repeat after me....

Even a very low grade copy still carries significant value! In Feb 2010 a Poor/Fair copy with the spine practically spilt in two so that the front and back covers were alsmost separated still fetched 205. Nicely and honestly described by the vendor.

24th Aug 2010. I've just been watching the bidding on the best copy that I have ever seen offered at auction. Very accurately graded as a Fine, very flat with bright colours. After 27 bids it eventually reached 1,371 with the winning bidder probably putting in more - 1,500? Very exciting!

See also:

BEANO COMIC, THE / BEANO COMIC LIBRARY / DANDY COMIC, THE / BEANO BOOK, THE / DANDY BOOK, THE / DANDY SUMMER SPECIAL / BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL / DANDY COMIC LIBRARY / DANDY SERIES / DANDY SPECIAL / DANDY CARTOON BOOK / BEANO PUZZLE BOOK / BEANO FUN SIZE, THE / DANDY FUN SIZE, THE / BEANO SUPERSTARS, THE / BEANO SPECIAL SERIES

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition PR (1.0) GD (2.0) VG (4.0) FN (6.0) VF (8.0) VF/NM (9.0) MINT (10.0)
Issues 1 1 1 1 1
Total £ 100.00 200.00 425.00 900.00 2,000.00

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.