Marvel UK Price Variants
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Hello Pence People!

The boards invisibility cloak is indeed a powerful weapon, but persist we shall Image result for withnail and i

Further to my Vault of Evil 'one off copy' post earlier, here's another example of the sheer randomness of pence copies for certain titles. Battlestar Galactica run for 23 issues back in '79. In their wisdom, our friends in the UK solicitation department requested 3 issues - 2,9 and 19:

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Here they be:

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The UK Comic Price Guide site is it's usual helpful self here, handily advising the avid pence investigator that this title was "All Non Distributed (ND) in the UK at the time apart from issues #2 and #3."

http://www.comicpriceguide.co.uk/us_comic.php?tc=bstargal

Marvellous!

If issues 1, 3-8, 10-18 and 20-23 do exist as pence copies, they are so well hidden that you'll likely find Lord Lucan, the Marie Celeste and Shergar with them should they ever appear. If they don't exist, and remember, I'm always happy to be proven wrong here (known in the trade as a 'Flash 208'), then what was the UK solicitation department thinking?

I never liked the show anyway (although anyone calling themselves 'Lorne Greene' has to be applauded) :wink:

Chin-chin! :tink:

 

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Evening all.

Some random Pencers, from the archives. Consider them as incidental music, while we await another discovery...

 

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They are beautiful!  :applause:

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On 11/07/2017 at 10:56 PM, nesqrick2 said:

hi everyone,  Great  article on the Pence copy 

 

 

 

Thanks @nesqrick2 - glad you're enjoying it. Cool pics by the way. I do like a beat up pence western (thumbsu

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4 minutes ago, nesqrick2 said:

You are the winner (Marwood &1) of the pence western ^^ , hope you like these pence copy.

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Niiiiice.  Be they yours? 

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 they are ,the comics have taken years to collect.

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3 minutes ago, nesqrick2 said:

 they are ,the comics have taken years to collect.

Cool. How many have you got? Not all 3,002 I hope? That would be something :cloud9:

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No way, i wish i had them all .Over a 1000 :bigsmile:

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5 minutes ago, nesqrick2 said:

No way, i wish i had them all .Over a 1000 :bigsmile:

(worship)

You can drop pence scans here anytime you like @nesqrick2 ?

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Thanks, i look forward to scanning more pence copy.:)

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8 hours ago, Marwood & I said:

An overcast Sunday afternoon in Englandville and all is quiet on the Pence front. No new finds, no responses to my 'do these exist' pontifications and no comic fairs due for ages.

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Still, I suppose we can always take out our Spidey #1 and gaze in admiration at the three pence distinctions (over the inferior US of A version that is :baiting:)? Why not.

The first, and most obvious distinction is the price of '9d', which stands of course for '9 donkeys'. Or it could be denarius, I forget which hm

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So much nicer than cents I feel. I mean, who in their right mind would want to talk cents!

 

Next up, we have the 'missing date in the number box'. Always better to keep them guessing I feel, though I vaguely recall it being down to how long it took to ship things. Could be confusing I suppose, a March dated comic arriving in May ("Hey, Mum, this comic is out of date! No fair!" "Just buy it Timothy, it will be worth a fortune in 60 years time and you'll be able to swap it for a car." "Oh. OK Mum"). 

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Our third and final difference is the indicia page, with its additional line of distribution date:

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Thorpe & Porter! (can we fix it) Thorpe & Porter! (yes we can!) :headbang:

So, a pretty thing. Enjoy.

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:takeit:   ^^:golfclap:

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Hello everybodypeeps.

It's a rainy Monday afternoon in Englandville. Summer? What, here? You must be joking Sir! We don't do summer here!  Shut up Marwood you cretin Image result for withnail and i or I'll increase the dosage.

Fortunately, Postman 'Post me picture twice since the boards upgrade' Pat image.png.76a6460a7060c6566911059b4af074e3.pngImage result for postman pat gif has a delivery for me in the form of a beaten up Gunsmoke Western #58:

 

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While we're at it, do you know what they'll call Postman pat when he retires?

Spoiler

Pat.

 

Back to Gunsmoke Western #58. As those in the know will know, GW #58 is one of a handful of books to claim the status of being the first Marvel imports with 9d printed prices on them. Whoopee!

Currently, my new addition makes 3:

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What a rotten lot.

All are L Miller distributed copies of course....

.....and those in the know of the knowing know all knowledge will know that L Miller copies were usually priced at 6d courtesy of a big ugly cover stamp. But looking at these 3 copies, one is clean, one has the 9d crossed through and replaced with a hand written '5' and the other, my latest lovely, has this 3d stamp:

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I can't quite make out the writing, because I'm as blind as a bat on a mat with a cat in a hat, but if you look closely at the stamp inside...

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...it looks like you could exchange this book for something as long as it was in 'good condition'. I wonder if that is good as in 4.0 or good as in the kind of good that everything else is measured by (this car is in good condition rarely means 4 out of 10 in Englandville you know)?

I wonder if the seller, 'Bobbies' something or other, would honour the deal if he was still around? Are you still out there Bobby?

Unfortunately, and this can happen on the Bay of the E, this copy smells so strongly of smoke that, when I opened it, I immediately contracted emphysema and was hospitalised for a month. I'm joking of course, as that wouldn't be possible! It was 3 weeks.

The keen eyed among you will see that the cover month is intact on all 3 copies. It was a good few months before our 9d imported friends lost their cover month. Poor cover months. 

Anyway, I think you've had more than enough information from me today and, besides, Marwood is telling me that I have transcended boringness and have crossed over into another complete realm of tedium with these shockingly dull ramblings on the theme of I have no life pence copies.

So all that is left for 'I' to say, is Chin-chin!

:tink:

 

 

 

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Double bubble trouble

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Great books everybody.

I have some pence variants, I should get around to scanning them at some point. 

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17 hours ago, MisterX said:

Great books everybody.

I have some pence variants, I should get around to scanning them at some point. 

Do it immediately @MisterX 

We don't like to be kept in suspence around here (thumbsu

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19 hours ago, Marwood & I said:

Do it immediately @MisterX 

We don't like to be kept in suspence around here (thumbsu

I have got one or two pence copy to show .:cool:

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4 minutes ago, 1950's war comics said:

Marvel tales #2 Pence variant is sweet , also it appears to have two? prices ?...1/6-

one slash six minus,

you'all across the pound had a weird money system back then ??

 shillings and pence or appropriately for the sixties, LSD (that's Libra, Solidus, Denarius, not lysergic acid diethylamide) was in use for the whole of the fifties and sixties. All this changed on 15 February 1971, when D-Day - Decimal Day, came and Britain switched over to the new decimal currency we know today, where 100 pence made 1 pound. hope this help (thumbsu

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