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Old 12-01-2014, 16:26
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Are issues 607-610 of Marvel UK's Spider-Man (27th October - 17th November 1984) worth anything on the international market? They feature a story which was written exclusively for the UK.

http://starlogged.blogspot.co.uk/201...marvel-uk.html
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix6/assassin8.htm
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Old 12-01-2014, 19:53
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Haven't read the whole thread, have you?
I had. Since the OP hadn't come back with an update, I thought i'd chance my arm. Thanks for blowing my cover though

How is selling on ebay/elsewhere going for everyone else? I used to have a fairly healthy sideline in selling off my old collection and re-investing in the most popular comics and selling on. But the market collapsed (for me at least) three years ago so I stopped. Recently sold off my last lot of comics that would have gone for about 600 back in the day for around 250.
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Old 12-01-2014, 20:02
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Are issues 607-610 of Marvel UK's Spider-Man (27th October - 17th November 1984) worth anything on the international market? They feature a story which was written exclusively for the UK.

http://starlogged.blogspot.co.uk/201...marvel-uk.html
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix6/assassin8.htm
Interesting read. Funnily enough I'd stopped collecting comics by around '83 so never knew any of the above. This may give you some idea of the worth:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Four-Super...item27dd02266b

Make sure if you do sell them on the internet, that you play up the USP for all it's worth. Collectors may go for them, even if the aren't looking for them.
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Old 16-01-2014, 17:01
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Any market for original run Teen Titans?

Yeah, I know; I was a teen at the time, in my defence..

Though there is that Playboy type cover on one of them.
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Old 16-01-2014, 22:36
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my collection consists of about 600 uk marvel ,,,,,,, mostly from the 70's ,,,,,,,,,

spidey , hulk , savage sword of conan , master of kung fu etc ,,,,,, titans , amazing , stacks of avengers , etc

including issue 1 to 30 odd of the official hulk comic that came out to coincide with the lou ferigno tv series ,,,,,,,,,, plus a large fold out hulk poster book , which is comic 1 side , but when you unfold it , its a large poster of bill and lou transformation .


im under no illusion , im sure right now its worth next to fanny all ,,,,,,,,,,, but who knows in a few years etc

the only thing you can do (to not get ripped off by some unscrupulous dealer) , is to look individually for the numbers on ebay to see if anybody else is selling the same issues , it may give you some idea of what to ask etc ,,,,,,,,,,, or you can put em on for the max auction time allowed and let em go for whatever they fetch ,

the sad truth is though , in most cases you can make more on the postage lol
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Old 17-01-2014, 11:07
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...the only thing you can do (to not get ripped off by some unscrupulous dealer) , is to look individually for the numbers on ebay to see if anybody else is selling the same issues...
Or pick up a comic buyers guide and check off the numbers.

Or check on sites like:
http://www.stashmycomics.com/
http://comicbookdb.com/
to see if your comics are listed with guide prices. I think SMC adds guide prices automatically... or it used to, anyway.
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Old 17-01-2014, 11:39
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i appreciate what your saying red , but in my opinion guides for the mainstreem common garden uk stuff are worthless . and a little misleading .

the comics the op has , and indeed my own , are worth very little right now in 2013

things are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them at the time etc

now isn't the right time , in 10-20 years they may be worth a bit more ,,,,, but im not so sure , im gonna hold on to mine , not in any rush to sell em ,,,,,,,, and perhaps in 2033 i will be lining my pockets or my robot cats litter tray
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Old 17-01-2014, 11:52
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the comics the op has...
Have you read the whole thread? For a start the OPs sister somehow managed to get 300 quid for what we think, from the info given, are Marvel UK Spidey and SW comics which is more than what everyone expected.

Marvel UK comic prices aren't suddenly going to shoot up. They were mass produced and, for the main part, reprints. What they'll constantly do is peak and trough depending on other events and any original stories they contain.
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Old 17-01-2014, 12:01
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Have you read the whole thread? For a start the OPs sister somehow managed to get 300 quid for what we think, from the info given, are Marvel UK Spidey and SW comics which is more than what everyone expected..
yes i have m8 , ,,,,,,, as shocked as you are if true ,,,,,,,,, im sure there's a little more to the story that we arn't aware of though
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Old 17-01-2014, 12:11
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oh and nobody ,,, including myself until now ,,,,,, lol ,,,,,,,, spotted or corrected me ,,,,

its 2014 now
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Old 17-01-2014, 12:41
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When talking about 'UK reprints' - do they just have the UK price on them? I've seen US versions that just have the dollar price and then there are versions that have the US, Canada and UK prices - is there an 'international' version also?
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Old 17-01-2014, 15:29
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When talking about 'UK reprints' - do they just have the UK price on them? I've seen US versions that just have the dollar price and then there are versions that have the US, Canada and UK prices - is there an 'international' version also?
Off the top of my head, my 80's Marvel UK comics just have a UK price on the front. Back then, and into the 90's, Marvel US comics that I picked up in the UK had US, Canada and UK prices.
Marvel US comics now just have US prices on them. I know distribution networks have changed a few times, dunno if it's anything to do with that...
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:24
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There are book corners where they buy and sell old comics old books , I mean the rare ones and also the ones which are classic
Eh...?
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Old 06-03-2014, 15:39
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I've got quite a few 70's/80's comics/mags still, would these be worth anything?

2000AD - No 3, 5-767
Starburst 20-120
Dr Who Magazine 1-110
Starlord - all
Tornado - all
Rampage - all
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:58
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I've got the Comic Relief comic from 1991 featuring marvel characters amongst others like Judge Dredd. I also have X-Files comic number 1 with the badge still attached.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:36
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I've got quite a few 70's/80's comics/mags still, would these be worth anything?

2000AD - No 3, 5-767
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have you thought of eBaying No.4 ?????
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Old 11-03-2014, 13:05
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I've got quite a few 70's/80's comics/mags still, would these be worth anything?

2000AD - No 3, 5-767
You might be better off buying Number 1, 2 and 4 (It`ll cost you a few quid but might be worth it.) and offering them as a complete run - An instant set for someone wanting to jumpstart a collection.

Don`t think Starlord is worth much unfortunately - I have a complete run myself.
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Old 14-02-2015, 20:59
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Hi, I have never posted in this part before so bare with me.

I have some comics at my mums house they are 30 odd years old they are still in quite good condition and are tucked away in boxes in her loft.. They are old issues of Bunty, Mandy, Judy, and Nikki girls comics.

There are quite a few in about 3 or 4 boxes, I used to collect them every week, and never threw them away.

Would they be worth anything, or are they worthless, I forgot all about them, and my mum just hung on them for sentlementle reasons I think.
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Old 14-02-2015, 21:25
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Hi, I have never posted in this part before so bare with me.

I have some comics at my mums house they are 30 odd years old they are still in quite good condition and are tucked away in boxes in her loft.. They are old issues of Bunty, Mandy, Judy, and Nikki girls comics.

There are quite a few in about 3 or 4 boxes, I used to collect them every week, and never threw them away.

Would they be worth anything, or are they worthless, I forgot all about them, and my mum just hung on them for sentlementle reasons I think.
It's possible, to the right collector. There is a market for everything....and I mean everything, out there. From child's teeth to space junk.
One thing I'd advise is looking on sites like ebay (unless yours are mint which I doubt, those of is who've had mint when we brought them...didn't really read them, we'd have 2...or have been so so careful.) it'll give you an idea. Plus just google, there are a lot of collector based sites , and people seeking sites.
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Old 14-02-2015, 22:49
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It's possible, to the right collector. There is a market for everything....and I mean everything, out there. From child's teeth to space junk.
One thing I'd advise is looking on sites like ebay (unless yours are mint which I doubt, those of is who've had mint when we brought them...didn't really read them, we'd have 2...or have been so so careful.) it'll give you an idea. Plus just google, there are a lot of collector based sites , and people seeking sites.
Thanks for the info, I'll start looking on-line, no there not in mint condition, but there not in bad condition considering.
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Old 15-02-2015, 17:19
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Hi, I have never posted in this part before so bare with me.

I have some comics at my mums house they are 30 odd years old they are still in quite good condition and are tucked away in boxes in her loft.. They are old issues of Bunty, Mandy, Judy, and Nikki girls comics.

There are quite a few in about 3 or 4 boxes, I used to collect them every week, and never threw them away.

Would they be worth anything, or are they worthless, I forgot all about them, and my mum just hung on them for sentlementle reasons I think.
Shame you didn't get Misty; it's the only one which commands premium prices. There are a few issues of Bunty from 1982/3 I might be interested in. Good indicator of value here
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Old 15-02-2015, 18:07
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I've got quite a few 70's/80's comics/mags still, would these be worth anything?

2000AD - No 3, 5-767
A couple of your 2000ADs will be.

During the Judge Dredd story 'The Cursed Earth', he runs into people who fight each other based on loyalties to Burger King & McDonalds. The Jolly Green Giant and other characters also pop up at some point.

2000AD was sued over the blatant copywrite infringements and these Dredd episodes have NEVER been reprinted. They are missing from any subsequent so-called 'complete' reprinting of the saga.
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Old 23-02-2015, 16:04
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A couple of your 2000ADs will be.

During the Judge Dredd story 'The Cursed Earth', he runs into people who fight each other based on loyalties to Burger King & McDonalds. The Jolly Green Giant and other characters also pop up at some point.
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Problematic progs were 71, 72, 77, 78. Colonel Sanders also appears. There's a seller on Ebay asking 50 for them but no bids yet.
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