#2924 60th Birthday issue (Aug 1st 1998). This issue regularly appears on eBay UK at a fiver. Don't know how well it sells though.....it has 48 pages and the cover of Beano #1 is reprinted on the back cover. #2931 begins 8 exra pages and Dennis the Menace acquires a baby sister. #2945 Christmas issue (valued about twice as much as a regular issue).
Lots of free gifts sellotaped to the cover in this year. Sellotape goes brown and sticky which doesn't help. We haven't quite reached the stage of a free gift every issue but it's close! The sweets are the worst - they melt in houses with the heating turned up so beware! The 'lumpy' free gifts bend and indent the comic so it's a nightmare to keep copies high grade.