This copy of The Beano No 1 from 1938 will be offered in Comic Book Auctions’ latest sale closing on March 4.

One of only 20 or so copies to exist, The Beano heralded the first appearances of Big Eggo, Lord Snooty and His Pals and Morgyn The Mighty.

With bright cover colours, a few edge tears and good page suppleness, this particular copy is in the top five in terms of condition and is estimated at £3000-3500.

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