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Published by Collins in 1939, this well-preserved Donald & Pluto item, still sporting a 1/- (one shilling) price band on the pictorial wrappers, was a £200 purchase in a Keys (17.5% buyer’s premium) sale of February 8-9.

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Other modestly priced record-breakers in the Norfolk sale included an 1897, first UK edition of a little known Jules Verne tale, Clovis Dardentor, at £360, and at £310 a signed copy in dust jacket of The Death of the Heart of 1938, the most expensive of Elizabeth Bowen’s novels recorded at auction.

A 1937 first of Edward Seago’s Caravan with a signed pencil drawing on the half title of ‘Tom’, a seated gentleman mopping his brow, was a third recordbreaker at £310.