Doctor Tom Brent and His Flying Nurses
10 10

782 posts in this topic

7,103 posts
Posted (edited)

Been doing some bagging, rebagging and boarding tonight.

I have a Nurse Betsy Crane #13 pence copy, so you can add to your confirmed list 

Or was that one of the ones I showed you recently, I forget lol

Will scan it tomorrow if you wish

Edited by Kevin.J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts
11 hours ago, Kevin.J said:

Been doing some bagging, rebagging and boarding tonight.

I have a Nurse Betsy Crane #13 pence copy, so you can add to your confirmed list 

Or was that one of the ones I showed you recently, I forget lol

Will scan it tomorrow if you wish

That one is already in the files thanks Kevin - it's Jims favourite cover, coincidentally...

671928414_NurseBetsyCrane13(Vol.2)October1961(6d).thumb.jpg.fbba9e583ea152a9fdfc8ee2fdcd4f42.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7,103 posts

Ah, okay, I was just looking at the front sheet where it wasnt confirmed (thumbsu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts

Morning :)

I finally picked up #43 of Atomic Mouse this week, having confirmed his existence more at less at the start of my Charlton curating journey.

Here he be:

113375233_AtomicMouse43(Vol.1)July1961(6d).thumb.jpg.d81a06bbd6161345ee2c7d588f427678.jpg

 

Quite a few Charlton pence copies that I own, or have seen over the last few years, have this inked out price thing going on and quite often it is / was under a price sticker (you can see the residue marks of the sticker in the image below):

am43b.PNG.0f6bfa6f1cf9e1e946e2bb375a10499c.PNG

 

It makes you wonder why whoever did it would go to the trouble of inking out the price if they were intending to put a sticker over it doesn't it. Given the amount of copies I've seen like it I wonder if it was some standard practice back in the day or whether just one prolific seller did this and its all his copies that have subsequently surfaced.

Funnily enough, it looks like my copy here is the copy on the GCD, which has been on there a while:

am43.PNG.3d7db46ce75300b4e6dd41ae7582fdef.PNG

 

So a former owner may have uploaded it, or maybe someone spotted it from a previous eBay sale.

My old 'confirmation' image itself looks a little like it and has the same inked out price scenario but if you look closely you can see it's a different copy:

1677703047_AtomicMouse43.jpg.e7cbb39a9e722dd4cd30152ee7c6a138.jpg

 

Anyway, I'll keep looking for an uninked copy. Hopefully there's one out there somewhere, as the purist in me likes to actually see the price on a price variant!

I passed the 500 confirmed pence copies mark recently by the way. I was planning a big post here to celebrate - not that there's much interest in the thread - and maybe I'll do that when I get around to scanning the official 500th book. I've gathered some cracking looking copies lately, including some really scarce ones, and have only 330 to hunt down now.

By my calculations, it will take a good few years yet to find them, if I ever do.

I enjoy it. Unlike other things I have collected in my years these books are here to stay until I bite the bullet. I wonder what the expression on the face will be of whoever discovers them when I've gone (no kids, likely to die alone). Imagine it - a rake of comic boxes - they'll be getting excited.

AF #15?

Hulk #1?

A full run of the X-Men?

Oh.

No.

Atomic Mouse :eek:

 

 

 

lol

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,023 posts
Posted (edited)

Indeed, I can hear "Eleanor Rigby" pulsing in the background. Then a stint on "Hoarders" and it's time for the ceremony with a ZOOM meeting  addressing the real question of why AF 15 hasn't self immolated. 

 


I like your thread Steve.  I've moved into growing mushrooms in the basement. 

Edited by Glassman10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts
23 minutes ago, Glassman10 said:

Indeed, I can hear "Eleanor Rigby" pulsing in the background.

"......died in the Church and was buried along with Gorgo, Konga, Kid Montana and the Flying Nurses"

hm

 

Doesn't scan very well does it Pete.

23 minutes ago, Glassman10 said:

I like your thread Steve.  I've moved into growing mushrooms in the basement. 

It's the only reason I update it mate. The mushrooms I mean :screwy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,023 posts

You just can't bury Gorgo in a protestant church yard. Look at what happened to Tyndall. Look at the church for Gods sake?  Atomic Mouse is really the  keeper here. That or the nurses. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts
On 5/10/2020 at 4:15 PM, Glassman10 said:

I like your thread Steve.  

Just you and me lately Pete, it seems.

1128691596_drwhocapaldi.gif.bb57c316d8ad4119e5f7e075b8f46f5a.gif

I thought my Atomic Mouse tale might garner a comment or two if not a titter or three.

Never mind....

Feast your eyes on this last one. It's one of a number that I've been looking for for so long, and who've all arrived together. Lockdown seems to be bringing them all out, which is nice. Like buds and spawn.

Anyway, Sue and Sally there, flying about. The heroines of our threads title no less. And our current choice of avvy too.

Praise them Pete, the Nurses. Praise them :cloud9:

1571938264_SueandSallySmithFlyingNurses49(Vol.2)January1963(9d.thumb.jpg.9560bc714a94ca949d2a813de50aaa3b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,023 posts
Posted (edited)
On 5/26/2020 at 3:57 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Just you and me lately Pete, it seems.

1128691596_drwhocapaldi.gif.bb57c316d8ad4119e5f7e075b8f46f5a.gif

I thought my Atomic Mouse tale might garner a comment or two if not a titter or three.

Never mind....

Feast your eyes on this last one. It's one of a number that I've been looking for for so long, and who've all arrived together. Lockdown seems to be bringing them all out, which is nice. Like buds and spawn.

Anyway, Sue and Sally there, flying about. The heroines of our threads title no less. And our current choice of avvy too.

Praise them Pete, the Nurses. Praise them :cloud9:

1571938264_SueandSallySmithFlyingNurses49(Vol.2)January1963(9d.thumb.jpg.9560bc714a94ca949d2a813de50aaa3b.jpg

Having just finished "Band of brother's " as well as "The pacific" again I want to know if they hold hands before they jump.  Sort of like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 

Edited by Glassman10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts

Capture.thumb.PNG.a81c1d0bb20f96eca54ae88eec1e03d0.PNG

 

 

Spoiler

 

2017080712_FirstKiss20(Vol.1)May1961(6d).thumb.jpg.8457c4366e843a5e80116e6cd412c861.jpg

 

"Neil...Oh darling Neil... I Don't care what they say about you... I love you!"

"I love you too Patricia, my life, my love"

"Oh Neil..."

"What do they say about me, Patricia.....out of interest?"

"Oh I don't know. Something about shagging sheep I think. It doesn't bother me. And axe murder. Yes. Yes, that was it - a 'sheep shagging axe murderer'. People can be so cruel, can't they Neil"

"I know. Just ignore them Flossie. Sorry, Patricia..."

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,023 posts

"I can't swim"... Just when you think you really know someone...now this. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,023 posts
On 5/26/2020 at 3:57 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Just you and me lately Pete, it seems.

1128691596_drwhocapaldi.gif.bb57c316d8ad4119e5f7e075b8f46f5a.gif

I thought my Atomic Mouse tale might garner a comment or two if not a titter or three.

Never mind....

Feast your eyes on this last one. It's one of a number that I've been looking for for so long, and who've all arrived together. Lockdown seems to be bringing them all out, which is nice. Like buds and spawn.

Anyway, Sue and Sally there, flying about. The heroines of our threads title no less. And our current choice of avvy too.

Praise them Pete, the Nurses. Praise them :cloud9:

1571938264_SueandSallySmithFlyingNurses49(Vol.2)January1963(9d.thumb.jpg.9560bc714a94ca949d2a813de50aaa3b.jpg

I had been holding back but it looks like "Sally" (if that is her real name)  is trying to break that young man's arm off. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,023 posts

I felt badly, so, like Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction" I had to resurrect this again. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
293 posts

Bumping this thread (though, admittedly, not on purpose).

Found a weird one, I think. Cruising ebay UK, as you do, & stumbled across this lot 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Charlton-Comics-Bundle-Of-Silver-Age-Westerns-6-Comic-Books-In-Total/303761040524?hash=item46b991a48c:g:JtAAAOSw9-JfqrFt

within which, there is this -

s-l1600.thumb.jpg.bea239784ceb877c2dec7d6bac9f8341.jpg

which looks odd because of this -

9d.jpg.66492cd796c9f9357681bde94ebca78c.jpg

I don't recall seeing this format for a Charlton UK Pence Price Variant. My initial thought was that it was a UK reprint, because they are out there & they look broadly similar to the US originals except for size, interior colour, etc. So I went & had a look on GCD to compare a US cents cover Cheyenne Kid 32 with this oddball.

Of course, the GCD has no 'British' variant for this issue (I haven't gotten that far in my edits, yet), but they do have this -

149593.jpg.bb5534b4aa03729985aa7a17ef5cf2dd.jpg

6d.jpg.f98560a7cc56a39baad7205391c50b9b.jpg tried to enlarge, but it doesn't get clearer than that.

...and it's listed as the standard version. I know that's nonsense & I'll correct their listing when I get a chance (plus I'll keep an eye out for a cents copy to scan in), but it raises a couple of questions.

Is the big red 9d copy a US printed UKPPV with a different UK pence price? If the price under the over-stamp on the GCD copy is 6d, it implies this.

Did Charlton do this more than once, kind of like the handful of Marvel titles that were printed 6p & over-stickered 8p?

Has this been discussed here before & I just missed it because, well, 39 pages of Charltons?

Can I rationalize 20 quid for the lot just to get my hands on this?

hm

Answers on a postcard, please...

Edited by rakehell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts
8 minutes ago, rakehell said:

Answers on a postcard, please...

I've been watching this lot myself Petronella, and made an offer. I have all the issues already, so it's just that Cheyenne that is of interest.

My guess is it's a 9d sticker applied over the printed 6d price - here's my UK copy: 

801053625_CheyenneKid32(Vol.1)January1962(6d).thumb.jpg.09ec1ed03e49cafa7e125e93a6aa2756.jpg

I've see that a lot, 9d stickers over 6d prices. We'll soon see if the seller accepts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts
3 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

We'll soon see if the seller accepts. 

Spooky, they just did. It's been that kind of week. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
293 posts
2 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

I've see that a lot, 9d stickers over 6d prices.

Mmm. It'll be a let down if it's only a poxy sticker. Keep us posted. (thumbsu

2 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Spooky, they just did.

Well done, Linda. You're saving me money! :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,103 posts
On 11/11/2020 at 12:29 PM, rakehell said:

Keep us posted.

I told you it was a :censored:ing sticker!  :mad:

1812122093_CheyenneKid32(Vol.1)January1962(6d)9dSticker.jpg.cba73dc0034f8cd3aa8e05bdec182b9c.jpg

 

 

I don't mind actually. It has a nice red look to it and the issue has a bit of a miscut. The other two Chapences in the lot were in better nick than my existing copies too, which was nice. All that plus a Black Fury reading copy. What's not to like? :)

 

Spoiler

 

Capture.PNG.3874ec703b4d7d7b3a352b118b47db90.PNG

"Neigh!"

Translation: "I'll tell you 'what's not to like' you :censored:ing tosspot - people who say 'what's not to like' without dying of :censored:ing embarrassment, that's :censored:ing what" :mad:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
10 10