*Annuals: Following the smash success of Eagle weekly, the first Eagle Annual was released in 1951 (for 1952) in time to catch the lucrative Christmas gift market. These hardcover volumes were initially numbered, rather than dated, to set them aside from the rank & file, and the first nine volumes had identical cover livery, with only the numbers differentiating them to the casual eye. Inside, new stories of Dan Dare, PC 49, Harris Tweed, Riders of the Range and more abounded, mixed with the educational and ‘How To’ features that were Eagle’s stock in trade. We have all but volumes 2 and 5 of the first ten Eagle Annuals back in stock, a splendid representation of the most prestigious boys’ weekly of the 1950s. Volume 1 (pictured) is VG at £50; details of the others may be viewed in our online catalogue.