LION SUMMER/HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Publishers: FLEETWAY
Dates: 1968-1980 (see Lion Summer Spectacular)
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in six grades
Highly collectible. The first two are quite hard to find, especially in high grade. They just donít seem to be offered for sale as much as Valiant or Tiger or Buster for some reason. Titled Lion and Thunder Holiday Special 1971-1973 and Lion Holiday Special 1974-1980. The 1979 issue is a tough one: I heard a story once that at the time a major UK retailer destroyed copies owing the swastika on the front cover. Don't know if that's true.

The Summer Spectacular preceded this run of Summer Specials. A copy in Fine sold on E Bay for £17 (Nov 2007) so I could be a little under in my estimates. But given its rarity I thought that was a very cheap price. Watch this space as more research will be done based on (hopefully) more sales.

See also:

LION / LION AND VALIANT SPECIAL EXTRA / LION ANNUAL / LION BOOK OF HOW IT WORKS, THE / LION BOOK OF SPEED / LION BOOK OF WAR ADVENTURES / LION INDEX / LION PICTURE LIBRARY / LION SUMMER SPECTACULAR: EPIC / LION BOOK OF GREAT CONQUERORS / LION BOOK OF MOTOR RACING

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Total £ 10.00 17.50 24.75 50.00 100.00 200.00 405.00 506.30 608.10

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