*Annuals: The large-format D.C. Thomson girls’ weekly, Diana, was known for its high quality reproduction, often in full colour, and top-notch art, qualities which were carried over into its Annuals, which, though not in the same oversized format, had the same quality standards, a definite cut above the average. From the same pedigree source as our previous ‘Immaculate’ selections, these are from a newsagent’s inventory, never circulated or read, no prices clipped, no gift dedications, ‘This Book Belongs To’ inscriptions or other interior markings, solid spines, tight corners and bright, vibrant colours. A few have minor edge wear from long-term storage, or occasionally light breaks in the laminate, but all have exceptional eye appeal, and some could almost pass for new! We have an unbroken sequence of Diana Annuals from 1965 to 1969, with the original black background dustjackets – notoriously prone to scuffs, tears and creases – in beautiful condition. This clean and bright selection features flying adventuress ‘Starr of Wonderland’, ‘Jane – Model Miss’, ‘Emergency Nurse Gwen’, swimming stars ‘The Mermaids’, schoolgirl secret agents ‘The Girls From N.O.O.D.L.E.S’, and many more well-remembered strips. Pictured: 1965 (the first Diana Annual) in VF/NM with DJ VF £40. Details on the others, of course, in our online catalogue.