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The value of this torn first issue of Beano Comic from 1938 lies in the original flyer retained inside.

Estimated at £650-750, it includes the original eight-page mini comic introducing Big Eggo, Lord Snooty and his Pals and Little Peanut.

It will be offered in Comic Book Auctions’ online sale ending on September 10.

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Thomson Roddick is now holding regular sales of antique and modern sporting guns and will be offering this Browning B25 B2G 12-bore shotgun in its next dedicated sale.

Described as a fine example of Browning’s output in Belgium in the late 1970s, the gun has an action signed G Hanquet and a figured walnut ‘roach belly’ stock.

It is estimated at £800-1200 and will be offered in Dumfries on September 16.


This woodcut by Japanese artist and printmaker Shiko Munakata (1903-75) will be offered in Smiths Auction Rooms’ September 1 sale in Newent in Gloucestershire.

Munakata began his artistic life at an early age, illustrating kites for his classmates. Heavily influenced by the work of Van Gogh and the folk art movement in Japan, he travelled to Tokyo in his early 20s to pursue a career in art. In 1970, he was awarded the prestigious Order of Culture by the Japanese government.

This 9½ x 13in (24 x 33cm) woodcut of a reclining nude has been consigned from the family of a deceased lady who lived and travelled in the East during the 1960s.

Estimate £1500-2000.

smithsnewentauctions.co.uk or see this item on thesaleroom.com

This 18th century silver-mounted cowrie snuff box is believed to be only the second piece of Channel Islands silver mounted with a cowrie shell.

The 3¼in (8cm) long piece bears the initials MSBK and IH struck to the underside of the lid – a maker’s mark of an unknown Guernsey silversmith who flourished in the 18th century.

It is estimated at £1600-1800 in Martel Maides’ sale in Guernsey on September 6-7.

martelmaidesauctions.com or see this item on thesaleroom.com