Whizzer and Chips 1976 annual without the year on the cover

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skidbum1
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Whizzer and Chips 1976 annual without the year on the cover

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I picked up the 1976 Whizzer and Chips annual at a car boot sale today which had the year missing from the cover and spine. The annual in the comics uk gallery has the year printed on the cover. Has anyone else come across any Fleetway annuals like this?

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Yes, my copy of the Valiant Annual 1975 has the date missing from its cover and spine.

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Printing errors? Seems odd that some copies would have the year and others not. :?

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I have a few annuals like this, seems to be confined to the Fleetway titles, although I do have a Beezer that is the same. It seems to be that also, the ones with no date on the cover also have no price in the clipping corner on the inside front page, worth checking yours. I wonder if they are pre production copies that have slipped through the net. Not sure if they are rare or not. it would seem unlikely they are that rare as I have 3 or 4 like this.
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DJDogfart wrote:I have a few annuals like this, seems to be confined to the Fleetway titles, although I do have a Beezer that is the same. It seems to be that also, the ones with no date on the cover also have no price in the clipping corner on the inside front page, worth checking yours. I wonder if they are pre production copies that have slipped through the net. Not sure if they are rare or not. it would seem unlikely they are that rare as I have 3 or 4 like this.
I read somewhere that these annuals were printed for release in Australia/New Zealand.

Ah, yes...here it is (halfway down the page)

http://www.tonystrading.co.uk/info/iden ... nnuals.htm

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Good find, knew about that site, but somehow not that page. Thanks.

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'lion' annual 1978 had some copies published with no year printed on cover.

Probably not many around as it was a year when the softcover version was produced.

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Action Annual 1977 is the same, I have versions with and without the date.

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i have 2 copies of monster fun annual 1977 one has a yellow spine and 1 has a red spine

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