Some nice free gifts in this year - the Hairy Gnasher Badge with #3272 is my favourite! The size of the gifts tends to bend or curl the comics a bit in storage and beware any sweets gifts as these can leak over time.
#3277 was pre-bagged with a Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Sticker Album and free stickers.
#3260 A very interesting issue! All 200,000 distribution copies of the original Beano 3260 were destroyed. The "Henry Thierry" character featured in the comic's regular Ball Boy strip bore many resemblances to the Arsenal player. He was French, had a shaved head and wore a red football strip. In the story, the character was sent off during a match and takes an early bath. He also says ‘Va-va-voom’! Editor, Euan Kerr, said at the time: 'In the cold light of day, we felt it might cause offence and we did not want to do that so the issue was reprinted with a replacement cartoon strip'. Only a few copies were retained by DC Thomson for reference. With thanks to Comic Book Postal Auctions.
A copy in the COMPAL June 2019 catalogie in VFN+ condition fetched £113.