|Spider-Man, first appeared in the comic book Amazing Fantasy No15 in 1962, the creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko broke the mould with superhero Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker. A “Normal American Teenager”, getting a comic of his own in 1963. |
Sheffield Auction Gallery had the honour in July to offer not just Spider Man No.1 but other early important Spider-Man and other Marvel Comics which arrived at the auction gallery from a local garage clear out and contained in a supermarket carrier bag.
The term “once in a career opportunity” is used a lot in today’s world but auctioneer Liam Shaw never thought having sold Spider-Man No1 in July. that we would be again having the opportunity to sell a historically important comic so quickly.
This time it is the arrival of Dandy No1 from 1937, produced by Dundee publisher DC Thomson, Dandy introduced a lot of firsts to the comic book Genre. Having been well-loved and survived the last 84 years, it is not in perfect condition but it is a chance to own a piece of comic book history.
The long running Dandy comic ended in 2012 after over 3600 issues.
Dandy No.1 will be offered along with a good collection of comics, Live steam models, model railway and collectable and retro toys on the 30th September. Entries for this and other future specialist auctions are invited. Please contact the auctioneers office on 0114 281 6161 with any enquiries.