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On 5/19/2019 at 2:49 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Ev'ry body Kon-ga! Ev'ry body Kon-ga! :banana::banana:

The other chap on planet Earth who likes Charlton comics brought this cracker to my attention last week:

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He spotted it on a site that can't be mentioned for legal reasons. Yes, that one.

Oh, how I wish it was mine Harrumph!.gif.c810220490aa6a56b5b543add384c12a.gif

But it isn't. Still, it's confirmed now, our tenth Charlton 15 ceevee:

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I've updated my chart and everything :)

 

Here's the extract from Jon McClure's Overstreet #49 market report (I gave him the latest issue details):

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You have to get the report in well in advance, hence it being two short. Nice to see this information fleshed out in the guide :)

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11 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

i was just at a smaller sized show and i always forget to ask about Dr Brent comics ... i have actually only seen one copy in the wild ...

but you can find them in any of the better Medical school Libraries.

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(Not to be confused with 'Adventures in Space', 'Space War' or 'Kevin Spacey')

 

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"The Ugly One", starring Bababooey (not shown)

"I Am From Earth", starring a massive bloke in a tight yellow all in one suit who's looking a little too pleased with himself. 

"The Moon Trap", starring a bloke having what looks like a Moon crap

 

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...Report...From...Space....

 

"Hello? Hello, is that you Canaveral? Oh, thank God! It's Dave here - Dave Shepard. You couldn't pop back by any chance could you...?" 

 

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"Now, Earthman...You will be tested...If you succeed, you live...If you fail....This is JUDGEMENT DAY"

"OK, shoot"

"Are you ready?"

"Yes"

"All strapped in and comfortable?"

"Yep"

"OK, then we shall begin. Question One: Who won the FA Cup in....."

 

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"And he's coming up on the outside but Russia is pushing hard but our man in the US is having none of it and - wait for it - waaait....OH EM GEE, and THERE HE GOES! The US satellite is now neck and neck and taking the fight to the Russian - WAIT! WAIT! He's IN THE LEAD, OUR U.S. BOY IS IN THE LEAD!......"

 

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Alone on this strange planet, they had to subdue this demon or PERISH!

"Oh, Jesus you guys gave me a fright! Phew! Sorry, but we don't get many visitors around these parts lately. Anyway, where are my manners - I'm Barry, the 'Beast of Bardo'. Welcome, welcome"

 

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"Barry?"

"Barry!"

"What Dave, what?"

"The Amazing Duplicator is playing up again. It just pumped out an Ambassador From Earth? I typed in 'Hot Chick from Zardoz Prime'"

"It pumped out a what?"

"I dunno, it just says 'Ambassador From Earth' on the print out"

"Poxy thing's always breaking down. Have you tried turning it on and off again Dave?"

"Good shout, I'll give that a go"

 

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"Captain Langley, what is it?"

"It's where the CIA are based isn't it Ann? Why?"

"Oh, I don't know. These things just pop into my head sometimes you know?"

"I do Ann. And, if I may say, a very pretty head it is too"

"Why Captain, are you hitting on me?"

"Come on Ann, you know I've always had a soft spot for you"

 

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Do you ever get fed up with the world we live in? Olsen did... and he left it, never to return! But then he had to make..."The Trip Back"

 

"I can't f:censored:ing believe it. Sixty millions miles out and I then I remember I left me wallet behind. That's my f:censored:ing life in a nutshell isn't it. "Ooh, look, Olsen's back with his tail between his legs, just like we said he would be". I'm going to look a right f:censored:ing idiot. BOLLOCKS!"

 

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"....they have radio receivers instead of minds!"

"Yes, yes, just drink this... I believe you!"

"click, whirr, Britain's number one! And in with a bullet it's Frankie Goes to Hollywood with Relax..."

Later....

Ring Ring. Ring Ring. 

"Hello? Hello, is that Robot Invasion Central? It's Robot Invader Two. My receiver is playing up again. I keep getting the Top 40 on it. It's going to give the game away at this rate"

"Roger that Robot Invader Two. We'll get right on it"

 

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"The puny people of your world cannot stop us, Earth enemy we will DESTROY YOUR PLANET!"

"Is that a fact? Well, what if I pulled one of these levers here? What then?"

"Wha-hey. No. No, leave those levers alone. They - they are... not important"

"Are you sure about that?"

"Leave them. Leave the levers...."

"Are you really sure...?"

"Look LEAVE THE F:censored:ING LEVERS ALONE ALRIGHT! Ten years I've been waiting for this promotion. Ten years! Take over Earth and get promotion, that's what they said. Leave the f:censored:ing levers alone!"

 

 

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(Not to be confused with 'Adventures in Space', 'Space War' or 'Dave from Accounts')

 

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Thanks to this thread Charltons are really starting to grow on me

but I must resist🤪🤪

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Posted (edited)

well , it's not like anyone is claiming relevance or social value.  There's no guilt at all.  No LBGT, no race, no Misogyny ( outside of the accepted norms), most importantly, no discernable cash redemptions.  Just cheap prizes of really dubious distribution.

I suspect Steve has less than 11 pounds invested in the entire affair mostly in shipping. .

I admit, I'm about to start looking for these things here .  My divorce settlement will be ugly. 

Edited by Glassman10

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There's an old saying about

The Levers of Doom...

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"Don't pull them if you want your ten year promotion"

The sound that you can hear, is the sound of the air escaping, from the inflatable, castle, industry

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She may be the face I can't forget 
The trace of pleasure or regret 
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay 

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She may be the song that summer sings 
Maybe the chill that autumn brings 
Maybe a hundred different things 
Within the measure of a day

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She may be the beauty or the beast 
May be the famine or the feast 
May turn each day into a Heaven or a Hell 

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She may be the mirror of my dreams 
A smile reflected in a stream 
She may not be what she may seem 
Inside her shell

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She, who always seems so happy in a crowd 
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud 
No one's allowed to see them when they cry 
She may be the love that cannot hope to last 
May come to me from shadows in the past 
That I remember 'till the day I die

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She maybe the reason I survive 
The why and wherefore I'm alive 
The one I'll care for through the rough in many years

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Me, I'll take her laughter her tears 
And make them all my souvenirs 
And where she goes I've got to be 
The meaning of my life is 
She, she 
Oh, she

 

 

 

 

 

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On 3/17/2018 at 9:51 AM, Get Marwood & I said:

 

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It’s a sticker :p

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Obviously, the book is a pence copy as you’d be able to see the cents price given its size relative to the sticker. And anyway, you can see the pence price when you hold my copy up to the light. So at least I know a pence copy exists (I haven’t found one without a sticker yet).

The image from the Charlton blog looks like a different book to my one. Could there be multiples with a sticker? Then I noted that the owner of the blog 'manipulates' his images to make them look better. So the likelihood is that he has manipulated the picture that was used by the seller of my copy for his site!

So, probably just the one copy, and probably no ‘no price variants’ exist after all :sorry:

 

 

Or do they….. hm

 

 

Ahhh, a post way back from page One :cloud9:

Old AM#44 was hindered by a sticker. 

No such problem with new AM#44 though :)

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Atomic Mouse is in the house! And he has no sticker. 

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Postman Pat, Postman Pat

Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

Early in the morning, just as day is dawning

He delivers two Charlton upgrades and a book recommendation from Glassman Pete to Marwood Towers

:)

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:headbang:

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17 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

 

Ahhh, a post way back from page One :cloud9:

Old AM#44 was hindered by a sticker. 

No such problem with new AM#44 though :)

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Atomic Mouse is in the house! And he has no sticker. 

Stickers on comic books. Oh, the memories.

Specifically Fantastic Four #48. An unfortunate collision of real world events resulted in all of the F48's that landed in Australia for distribution having the monopoly distributor here (Gordon & Gotch) applying a "10c" sticker to every single one.

Why?

Just at that time, Australia was switching from "Pounds, Shillings and Pence" to a decimal currency. In February 1966, the time these comics arrived, the "new money" dictated that one shilling (old) was equivalent to 10c (new).

So, Gordon and Gotch (who for some time had happily imported US 12c comics, with local newsagents happily marking them as a shilling (1/-)), decided to make sure Australians were not overcharged 12c Australian for the comics i.e. the US cover price and instead were covered with a "10c" sticker.

The problem is that over many, many years I have seen so many FF48 covers ruined by amateur attempts to remove said sticker. It is one tough bastich to remove, unless one knows what one is doing :whistle:

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Duffman_Comics said:

Stickers on comic books. Oh, the memories.

Specifically Fantastic Four #48. An unfortunate collision of real world events resulted in all of the F48's that landed in Australia for distribution having the monopoly distributor here (Gordon & Gotch) applying a "10c" sticker to every single one.

Why?

Just at that time, Australia was switching from "Pounds, Shillings and Pence" to a decimal currency. In February 1966, the time these comics arrived, the "new money" dictated that one shilling (old) was equivalent to 10c (new).

So, Gordon and Gotch (who for some time had happily imported US 12c comics, with local newsagents happily marking them as a shilling (1/-)), decided to make sure Australians were not overcharged 12c Australian for the comics i.e. the US cover price and instead were covered with a "10c" sticker.

The problem is that over many, many years I have seen so many FF48 covers ruined by amateur attempts to remove said sticker. It is one tough bastich to remove, unless one knows what one is doing :whistle:

 

Ha! Nice story Duff. Stickers eh...

I spotted this one on the bay of E recently. Dirty great 3p sticker on it. Obviously an 'LM' 6d copy, as enough of the surrounding price box area was visible and you'd see 'Still Only...10c' were it a cents copy:

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I made an offer, which the seller countered too high. I said "I'd have bought it if it didn't have the sticker". So he accepted my original offer and said "Just use a hairdryer and it will come off". 

I had a go.

The sticker did indeed come off! Left a mark / residue of course. But what did it reveal?

Someone had inked out the 6d price :pullhair:

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You just can't win sometimes, can you :tonofbricks:

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2 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Ha! Nice story Duff. Stickers eh...

I spotted this one on the bay of E recently. Dirty great 3p sticker on it. Obviously an 'LM' 6d copy, as enough of the surrounding price box area was visible and you'd see 'Still Only...10c' were it a cents copy:

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I made an offer, which the seller countered too high. I said "I'd have bought it if it didn't have the sticker". So he accepted my original offer and said "Just use a hairdryer and it will come off". 

I had a go.

The sticker did indeed come off! Left a mark / residue of course. But what did it reveal?

Someone had inked out the 6d price :pullhair:

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You just can't win sometimes, can you :tonofbricks:

:roflmao:

 

That is priceless. "I'm winning, yes I am, wait a minute, yes I am.

 

Bugger

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2 hours ago, Duffman_Comics said:

:roflmao:

 

That is priceless. "I'm winning, yes I am, wait a minute, yes I am.

 

Bugger

Welcome to my life :)

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Here's the Teen-Age Love upgrade that Pat posted and then I posted this morning.

It looks so much brighter in hand. I love books with multiple cover scenes and strong colours. Whether you like Charlton comics or not, I think you'd have to be dead to not like this cover. Even with the intrusion of the Treasure Chest competition.

Is "TO CK 2" a hidden message I wonder? I like to think so.

Wonderful comic! :)

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God, I love collecting these

<3

 

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Excellent kissing panels above😚😚😋😛

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8 hours ago, FoggyNelson said:

Excellent kissing panels above😚😚😋😛

We like the kissy kissy Fog :)

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So, did Charlton ever do giant size on annuals with this stuff?  I can't find a Giant Snogger's special for two  shillings and I've looked almost everywhere.  Well, under the bed at at least. In the trash. At the dentists office.  Perhaps the used car dealers office?

On another note, taking a close look, I see where one of the prizes was a Stelber Bicycle. I've provided a handy link for the determined historian to see the opportunites to have acquired this jewel. One could store it on the back of a Corvair in an emergency. 

http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle571

Edited by Glassman10

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1 hour ago, Glassman10 said:

So, did Charlton ever do giant size on annuals with this stuff?  

No, they never.

1 hour ago, Glassman10 said:

I can't find a Giant Snogger's special for two  shillings and I've looked almost everywhere. 

You won't find one, as they didn't make any. Big Monkeys and Reptiles, yes. Rampant snoggers? No. 

1 hour ago, Glassman10 said:

Well, under the bed at at least. In the trash. At the dentists office.  Perhaps the used car dealers office?

If they did make one, these are the places where it would be. 

1 hour ago, Glassman10 said:

On another note, taking a close look, I see where one of the prizes was a Stelber Bicycle. I've provided a handy link for the determined historian to see the opportunites to have acquired this jewel. One could store it on the back of a Corvair in an emergency. 

http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle571

I know everything about these bikes having watched a repeat of American Pickers on Dave. Dave is a TV channel over here in case you thought I'd lost my mind Pete. Pete isn't - Dave is. 

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well did you see the american pickers with the copy of AF15? And yes, I do realize I'm advertising for the competition.  I take note that Charlton chipping goes almost entierly without notice. It's probably because all of the known copies are in such terrible shape with all those little snoggers ruining the cover art, such as it is. 

Did you read Dippold the Optician? 

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