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dandy mad wrote:
It is actually possible to get a 1942 original for less than 120 notes as this car crash is living proof just about the price I hear you ask? £5 but it's gonna take a lot of work to bring this back from the brink....
The one on eBay went for £180.


01 Sep 2014, 19:56
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The seller did well getting £180 for it


01 Sep 2014, 20:34
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I recently won this in the summer compal comics auction unlike the portfolio edition reprint this is full size with plain white back cover and the Whoopee Hank this book belongs to illustration on the fly page the auction blurb stated it was produced by DCT themselves in 2004 and only a small number where produced. This reprint has the same card like paper like the original and actually feels like the real deal unlike the portfolio edition which is much smaller and slimmer in comparison
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As far as I understood it, that was an unauthorised reproduction? The production of which actually lead to Thomsons producing their own to try and stop people cashing in on illegal reprints.


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The portfolio editions reprint was an autorised product as the then Beano editor Euan Kerr signed all the limited edition certificates that came with the book. The one I won in the compal comics auction is also an authorised book being published by DCT themselves and only 5 where produced of the 1940 annual they also produced full size facsimiles of the Beano Book 1941-42 and Magic Beano Books 1943-50. I have been told the full size reproductions where for in house use only but some managed to make it into the public domain whether or not this is true I do not know


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As far as I understood it, that was an unauthorised reproduction? The production of which actually led to Thomsons producing their own to try and stop people cashing in on illegal reprints.
You don't say, koollectablz, whether Thomsons took the unauthorised reproducer to court or not. They would have had every right to do so, plus the necessary financial clout, and would surely have won their case anyway. A significant fine for misappropriation of copyright material could well have put the unauthorised reproducer permanently out of business. For the record, as my pocket and I didn't feel the need to acquire an original, my copy is the one produced by portfolio editions.


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Size compatrison the portfolio editions eprint top the DC Thomson reprint bottom and I must admit the DCT reprint looks authentic and the portfolio editions version is way off beam with the colour reproduction
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Back boards and why the portfolio editions is yellow is a mystery to me
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dandy mad wrote:
Back boards and why the portfolio editions is yellow is a mystery to me
Well the plain yellow rear cover does at least match the yellow on the front cover, and there is also a fair amount of yellow on the narrow illustration on the spine.


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More inaccuracies
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DCT are producing their own personalised Beano book reprints from 1940-2013 for a reasonable £19.99
https://shop.beano.com/personalised-bea ... -year.html


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If only one person wanted, say, the 1958 Beano book would it be financially viable to have one copy run off the presses? Or is it no longer done that way?


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They're print to order and personalised (you can add a greeting when ordering, it seems these are a couple of pages longer than the originals as a result). That's why it's £20 and not £8 like the current annuals.

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I got the 1941 Beano book and it’s better than expected none of the original text has been altered as it is basically a straight scan from the original. The only niggle is that there is no Ping the elastic man on the spine illustration but that’s me just being critical all in all a brilliant reprint and if you don’t want to pay £0000s for an original then this is more than a better alternative.


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