BEANO COMIC (THE)

Issue: 442-493 (1951)
From: 1951 To: 1951

#452 1st appearance of Dennis The Menace. #453 Easter issue. #454 April Fool issue. #485 Fireworks issue. #492 Xmas issue. #493 is New Year issue with snow on title.

A copy of #452 in high grade sold on eBay UK for £285 in 2007. Another copy in VG Minus sold for £126.05 in 2008. And a stunning Near Mint copy sold for £399.99! (Sep 2008). This is the highest price so far.

Another copy of #452 graded Fine with foxing at the bottom of the cover sold on eBay UK for £137.25 in Aug 2009. A copy of #453 (2nd Dennis) in VG/Fine sold for £37 on eBay UK Aug 2009. A #459 (early Dennis appearance) in Fine sold for £26.51 on eBay UK in Feb 2010. As with all prices in this Guide, they are just a guide! I will monitor sales where I can and adjust and very often sale prices can spike when two collectors are bidding against each other. A copy of #485 the Fireworks issue in a nice VG/FN fetched £60 on eBay UK in Nov 2010. A #492 Xmas issue in Good Minus fetched an amazing £51 in Nov 2010 as well. This seems to be a tricky Christmas issue to find. Christmas issue in the 1950s can go for up to 3 times the value of a regular issue.

Another sale of #452: a FN+ copy sold on eBay UK for £345.

Apr 2013: a VG copy of #452 fetched £147 on eBay UK.

In 2003 Portfolio Editions produced a facsimile A5 size copy of #452 in a presentation pack which often gets mistaken for the original. On its own it may sell for a couple of pounds, Near Mint in its folder maybe £10.

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
£1.50 2.55 3.60 6.60 13.80 27.00 48.00 60.00 72.00