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I've just picked up a collection which includes a fulll set of Vulcan; Scottish 1-30 and National 1-28. The Scottish 1 has it's cover loose and the National 1 is a bit of a mess but the rest are in at least fine and many very fine, very fresh and bright too. Does anyone know if any of these have been turning up recently or are they still genuinely rare? There have been a few on ebay recently but just a handful.


Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:58 pm
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I've been selling mine on eBay and achieved prices between £20 and £120 per issue (for the Scottish issues). More for No.1. Truly amazing - but they are lovely : ) So congratulations on your find.

In contrast, the national ones are very common and so go for less than a fiver each.

Vulcan was a brave experiment in terms of format (US sized with gloss and some colour inside) but without editorial/letters and some poorly worked covers it slipped away relatively quickly - unlike the German equivalent "Kobra" which continued to publish many more stories from the Fleetway archive over a number of years.


Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:28 am
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The Scottish ones kept turning up at a comic mart I went to a few times - I think they were only going for about £5 each, there.


Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:51 am
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Shiner wrote:
I've been selling mine on eBay and achieved prices between £20 and £120 per issue (for the Scottish issues). More for No.1. Truly amazing - but they are lovely : ) So congratulations on your find.

In contrast, the national ones are very common and so go for less than a fiver each.

Vulcan was a brave experiment in terms of format (US sized with gloss and some colour inside) but without editorial/letters and some poorly worked covers it slipped away relatively quickly - unlike the German equivalent "Kobra" which continued to publish many more stories from the Fleetway archive over a number of years.

Those prices are insane! Looks like there were around 5 bidders which is good news. Some of mine are VF a couple even better.


Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:40 am
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Yes, there's a small dedicated set of collectors over three continents. It's a bit like the collectors of Miracleman who this week pushed the price of Len Miller's Miracleman 26 over the £1,000 mark with the top two ending it at a final bid of £2,605. Supposedly this is the last existing copy in the world.


Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:55 am
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Why are they so expensive? And will the Scottish versions sky rocket in value when they become foreigners if they get independence?


Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:26 pm
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It's supply and demand. There are collectors chasing whole sets and as it can take years before the same issue appears so they bite the bullet and go for it. It only takes two bidders with the same determination and up goes the price.

The contents of the Scottish trial run were not repeated in the national series. The Scottish ones have all the early stories of Trigan Empire, The Spider, Kelly's Eye, etc. They're all reprint.


Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:40 pm
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I remember many years ago that a seller at a comic mart had a cardboard box full of the Scottish versions and only wanted £40 for the lot I should have ripped his hands off that price but I ignored them and in hindsight that was a little bit daft... :(


Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:49 pm
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