*Humour Comics: The veteran DC Thomson humour weekly, Dandy, is the focus of our Long Hot Summer event this week, with a spectacular array of oversized Specials dating from the very first. In 1964, following the success of the previous year’s Dandy-Beano Summer Special, it was decided to give both titles their solo Specials, and this example from 1964 is a GD/VG, sound and clean with moderate spine wear, and two small tears at the right cover edge. A hard act to follow, but we manage it with a consecutive, unbroken run of Dandy Summer Specials from 1965 through to 1982, in grades ranging from VG to FN, a stellar selection of hard-to-find editions in respectable grades, then wrap it up with a scattering from the turn of the century – including 2003, where they apparently had a Summer and a Holiday special that year! The 1960s Specials are very seldom seen in any grade, so we’ve pictured them here: 1964 GD/VG £175 (left), 1965 VG £50 (right), then below: 1966 FN £75, 1967 FN £60, 1968 VG £30, 1969 FN £40 and 1970 FN £40. All the later issues, of course, graded and priced in our online catalogue.