UK News Published: Aug 22, Comic character Dennis the Menace was introduced in , and was joined by his pet dog Gnasher in A rare copy of the first Beano annual, published before the appearance of favourite comic character Dennis the Menace, is to be auctioned. It is the first of 79 Beano annuals published to date and features comic strips, stories and illustrations — but does not include mischief-maker Dennis the Menace, who made his first appearance in The Beano annual will be auctioned on the first day of the sale, which also includes a series of Rupert the Bear annuals dating from the s onwards. According to DC Thomson, the word Beano is a shortened version of bean feast, meaning a rowdy jollification. Browse the businesses in your area and find what is perfect for you.

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It was one of those safe presents an elderly relative could give — everyone liked a Rupert annual. I got my first annual from my grandparents at Christmas , when I was six. It looked beautiful. Rupert will go with the weather clerk to see if you can distil sunshine, or help Santa with delivery problems, having met some elves in the wood.

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SOLD. A very rare and now very hard to find original Rupert annual in superb condition. Spine is complete and fully attached. However the laminate is.

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£45,000 for two rare Ruperts

Since then it has been published every year without fail. Above is pictured the cover of the first annual. These annuals were produced on ‘War Economy’ paper. In , Express Newspapers commenced reproducing the annuals in facsimile form – the closest replica of the original possible. These editions are each limited in size to around 10, copies worldwide, and the majority of them are now very hard to find and have accrued in value considerably.

Rupert Bear is a children’s character dating from the ‘s in the The annuals contain two-line rhyming couplets under each picture.

Instantly recognisable in his red jersey, yellow checked trousers and scarf, Rupert is almost certainly Britain’s favourite bear. Created by artist and illustrator, Mary Tourtel, Rupert first appeared in the Daily Express on November 8 and the initial story series ran for 36 days. It is still going strong today. Rupert was launched as a rival to the Daily Mail’s Teddy Tail cartoon and soon took over as the nation’s favourite.

There has never been a cartoon feature in a newspaper that has lasted so long or been so popular. In , Mary Tourtel was forced to retire due to bad eyesight and illustrator Alfred Bestall took over. He also created the yellow and red colours that are so well known today Mary Tourtel’s bear was dressed in a blue sweater and grey trousers.

The fictitious village of Nutwood was also his invention. When Bestall took over The Express decided that enough adventures had appeared in newsprint to collect them together in one volume and make an annual out of them. The annual was a huge success. During the war years and until the Rupert annuals’ covers were made from paper, as there was no board available.

Rupert Bear – Mary Tourtel – The Daily Express

As our name implies, we sell only children’s books. With a stock in excess of twenty thousand books we cater for children and for collectors, teachers and researchers. We also carry a selection of older illustrated books, dating from the s and earlier. Our speciality is twentieth century fiction. Our catalogue is available on-line, where you can search and browse the many thousands of books which we have in stock, and purchase any book shown there using the order form provided.

There is a set of quick reference lists of all of the titles , authors , publishers and illustrators currently in the catalogue.

RUPERTANNUAL-THIS-IS-A-COPY-OF- Every issue has an origami Some readers who date back to those years will recognise these even if they didn’t.

Rupert, it seems, will bear anything. Over nine decades, the Daily Express stalwart has withstood changes of fur colour, allegations of racism, and a lurid sex scandal. He even survived the recent jobs cull at Express Newspapers although, because of “restructuring”, he may have started subbing the arts pages and filing a sports column. Now, Rupert Bear, as all public figures eventually must, has one more obstacle to overcome: re-branding.

On Wednesday, exactly 86 years after he began life on what was then Britain’s best-selling newspaper, a jazzed-up Rupert will appear on Five, in a new children’s programme called Rupert Bear – Follow the Magic. Although Rupert is ostensibly unchanged, he has a whole new outlook on life. He runs.

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A good quantity of Dandy annuals/books dating from the late s to the present day and a further small. quantity of The Rupert annuals.

Vectis Auction Ltd. Date: 17 Aug A boxed Aircraft pair “Limited Edition”. To include Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I Z 0 Naval Air Squadron. Also included is some Rupert Bear wallpaper. Conditions are mainly Good to Excellent. A group of scarce ‘s “Adventures of Rupert” Annuals – dating from , , , and , each has an inscription to each has an inscription to the inside front cover, the issue lacks its rear cover – otherwise Fair to Good scarce examples.

Conditions appear generally Good Plus to Near Mint. Some paint loss [mainly to composite example] otherwise generally Excellent overall. Atlas Editions a boxed group. Autoart, Vitesse, City, Onyx a boxed group. To include No.

First Beano annual from 1939 to be sold at auction

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These pictures will assist you in dating any annual you may have or seen. Please note the pictures below are not necessarily those of the annuals for sale.

Use TB48CA to reference this item. First time logging a Trackable? Click here. So where to next I hear you ask, My owner will need to plan a task. To complete your logs, please find the time, To include a two line couplet rhyme. The “Uffington White Horse” GC cache is nearby and to get here was stage one of Rupert’s journey] He has visted Canterbury, where he has his own museum.

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No, not the garden variety! Those wonderful, colourful, hardbacked books full of articles, photographs, cartoons, puzzles, competitions, facts, jokes, craft ideas and SO much fun! The books we loved to be bought at Christmas and which were eagerly awaited every year. Those mines of fun, facts and entertainment which you could carry on dipping into all year — until the next one came out. Most children had a regular weekly comic and that comic would produce an annual every winter.

Even as an early teen when I and my sister were taking magazines like Jackie, they, too had annuals.

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It also says a lot about a publication that Rupert Bear annuals were considered so vital to the moral of the The latest Tweets from Rupert Bear rupertbearbooks. We only sell quality annuals in top condition. The Little Bear Movie – Duration: Treehouse Direct 2,, views. Rupert bear And The Hedgehog prt Rupert Bear is a white brown in the original stories, some television and merchandise appearances and the covers on the annuals bear cub and the son of Christmas annuals in the attic Annuals about Rupert, the bear who wore a red jumper and yellow-checked trousers and scarf, Love and Dating for Women

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