vaillant

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  1. @VintageComics: Roy, that’s utterly bad. No, please do not desert the boards for good! We need balanced people, and we need you.
  2. Very nice! They no longer use Green labels for the incomplete books?
  3. Wheres Paratrooper. And the other Parachute cover guy? Right up their alley... This is an important book. I know most of you american collectors are focused on comics produced in the USA, but this short-lived series published one of the most important italian characters of the period: Will Sparrow, an air pirate which can be rightsously seen as Italy first "anti-hero" (a villain featured as the leading character). Plus, as the "icing of the cake", the character was co-created by Federico Pedrocchi and Kurt Caesar, two incredibly important, essential figures of italian comics: Pedrocchi has been the founder of the italian Disney school of authors ("Will Sparrow" was originally published in nthe italian Donald Duck title, starting in 1937: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperino_e_altre_avventure), and Caesar was a german author which has been living in Italy since the early 1930s, also due to his lack of sympathy for the nazist regime, and served during WW2 as an interpreter (Sonderführer) for General Rommel, in Africa. Towards the end of the war, Caesar helped the italian partisans as a double agent, while he was still serving in the German army. So basically with this book you get: – A comic written by one of the most importan and influential figures in italian comics history, and in Disney comics history (Federico Pedrocchi); – The second half of the first episode of "Will Sparrow", one of the very first "anti-heroes" in comics ever, with a series titled to him; – A comic written by a Wehrmacht officier which was anti-nazist while still serving during nazism in the German army, and was also one of the most important italian comic artists, up to his 1950s-60s collaboration as an illustrator for italian most important science fiction books series, "Urania". Caesar also worked for Fiction House in the 1950s. If I were you Bill, I’d keep this one.
  4. Thanks, @Valliant, I'd very much appreciate that. I have lots of US related items and a couple UK ones, but I have nothing SOTI-related from Germany. It’s a very cool item, I thought to message you but I decided to make it available to everyone in the sales thread – I’ll make sure to give you a heads up beforehand!
  5. @SOTIcollector: I must remember to link you when i will be able to prepare my WW2 "wartime" sales thread, as I have a rare SOTI-related German item from the postwar.
  6. That’s just great! I’ll let you know as I have to get in touch with my friend which still has *a lot* of stuff to mail me from USA. I can pay beforehand, anyway.
  7. I am in mandatory "not buy" mode, but I need this issue! I will arrange for US shipping, one way or the other.
  8. Beautiful, lovely high grade “free” books! ("free" from plastic cases, that is) Love this thread!
  9. Thanks. It’s not that old. In fact, the buyer just messaged me as he graded the most valuable books of the batch, and he scored the grade I stated with CGC – so I am pretty glad as I grade "by eye". As a general rule, I never block online discussions of any kind. Unless there are very serious reasons, and if so you’re entirely right, as you would do the same in person – i.e. if someone becomes offensive and/or aggressive you immediately ignore him or call law enforcement. But not always “law enforcement” solves the problem, as it’s never an “ideal world”, so I prefer to deal with discussions, even if it may seem annoying when it’s not strictly “ a business”. At any rate: many thanks to everyone, it’s been a good educational discussion.
  10. That’s very nice of you my friend, many thanks! I sent you a PM. Now I will mark these sold, together with the ones I moved, and lock the thread.
  11. I knew the “mark as sold” function… but actually I did not sell anything. I thought there was a specific "closing" option. Thanks!
  12. Oh, yes, if there is something which interests you, of course. I have just been listing a few elsewhere. Hope you are doing well! Sorry, how do I actually "close" it, Liz? I tried to find the option…