RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Dates: 1 Dec 1950-12 Nov 1961
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

12 issues were published and 1 Annual, though they were all 'annuals' as they were only published once a year.

DC began an annual tradition of producing a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Christmas Special in 1950. Following the success of the famous song in 1949, DC licensed the character and put Rudolph at the center of a series of light hearted adventures. Rudolph's holiday festivities included everything from pulling a stuck Santa out of a chimney to running on a treadmill to power a complex contraption that painted a series of last-minute toys for Santa. The Christmas Specials would continue until 1962, and then return from 1972-1977.

There was no numbering on the covers but I have numbered each issue for ease of identification.

Issues #1-9 were Non-Distributed in the U.K. at the time so always cents copies. Issues #10-12 and the Annual were Distributed in the U.K. at the time. #10 is considered the rarest issue. But I notice that on the CGC Census 1952 through to 1955 issues and 1958/50 and 1960/61 issues have yet to register a single copy. This is one rare title!

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 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total £ 41.15 79.95 118.00 232.00 644.40 709.38 1,110 1,390 1,660 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 56.20 107.00 160.00 311.00 839.80 954.80 1,510 1,890 2,270 Total title value in dollars in US markets

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