DC UK Price Variants
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On 7/20/2020 at 12:06 PM, rakehell said:

part of a little lot I bagged from ebay UK.

Very nice Melanie :)

Here's a cool one - not only a Five Pee Dee Cee UK Pee Vee (I like that rhyme) but a printing error too!

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A distinct lack of black ink to the top right side of the cover, much more noticeable in hand. It seems to start with the shadow under Supergirl's arm and is conspicuously absent from the seated girl's hair, window frame and the colouring around the masthead / issue details.

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The only one I've seen like it so far. We like :)

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On 9/19/2020 at 1:48 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Very nice Melanie :)

Ta Brenda.

On 9/19/2020 at 1:48 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Here's a cool one - not only a Five Pee Dee Cee UK Pee Vee (I like that rhyme) but a printing error too!

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Very nice. I love these weird little outliers.

Nice to have you back, btw. Hope it was nothing serious. :tink: chin chin & all that.

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3 hours ago, rakehell said:

Ta Brenda.

Very nice. I love these weird little outliers.

Nice to have you back, btw. Hope it was nothing serious. :tink: chin chin & all that.

Thanks Una. Just family stuff - it will probably keep me away again soon for a while, so if I go missing again don't fret :foryou:

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Afternoon :)

Every once in a while I revisit one of my old research files and see if there is anything else I can do with it, often in light of discovering new ways of checking things. I've been applying the concept of 'on sale dates' to a lot of my work over the last year or so and sometimes it can help support my conclusions as to what books may or may not exist as pence variants.

There are 839 known DC UKPVs and the first month where they really get going - cover date February 1978 - only has 6 confirmed UKPVs. Lots of titles don't have them. Looking at the extract below, why should it be for example that Action Comics #480 has a UKPV confirmed but that Adventure Comics #455 doesn't? 

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Both are cover dated February 1978 and both are eligible for a UKPV being 35c comics.

If we apply the 'on sale dates' however, as per our old friend Mikes Comic Newsstand, a telling pattern emerges:

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The only six known UKPVs are all at the end of the list. So we can speculate that there was a date driven starting point for the UKPVs and clearly those last six books at least were after it.

It begs the question whether Ghosts #61 should have a UKPV of course and I've started looking again for that book. It's a low distribution title so it may be that any extant copies have snuck under the radar, a bit like those recent Marvel 20p UKPVs that have started surfacing.

Anyway, another little snippet in support of the current number range assessment.

All good fun, eh :)

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...and here it is:

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Now you probably are thinking that I made that up aren't you, and knew all along that it was a UKPV....

Spoiler

No! I've literally found it on my first search!  lol

 

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For those who find UKPV history interesting, my early UK distribution review thread below is developing nicely and touching on many UKPV related points (including DC T&P stamp numbering):

A nice read on a rainy afternoon if you fancy it :)

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