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Old 20-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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The Beano...

Does anyone remember how much The Beano Comic cost in the eighties?

Only asking because it came up in a conversation recently and nobody knew the answer even though we all read it as kids.....
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Old 20-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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This would suggest 8p was the original cost in Dec'80

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Old 20-02-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Rising to 20p toward the end of the decade.

Take a look here. All the items highlighted in green have cover scans so you can see the date and price.

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Old 20-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Worth every penny
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Old 20-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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Indeed it was.......
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Old 20-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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I agree about 8p in the early 80's.

I seem to remember the A5-ish sized colour long-stories were about 12p and went up to 16p when I stopped buying them. I guess that was 1983-1985.
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Old 20-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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1st edition dated 30 July 1938 sold for 7,500.
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Old 20-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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1st edition dated 30 July 1938 sold for 7,500.
Make that 12,100

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I think mine was the price for 2004. thats some investment.
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Old 20-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #10
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My Grandma used to buy it for me every week.
However, at that grand old age of 13, I decided to change my reading habits.
I'd noticed a new magazine on the shelves called 'Performance Car' (I still remember the front cover - it was an Audi 80 quattro).
She started buying me that instead and 29 years later, my cupboards are still full of car magazines.
Thanks, Grandma.


PS - I've just noticed the monthly cost of my growing up was about the same as six Beanos, not the four I told her. Am I going to hell?
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Old 20-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #11
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My Grandma used to buy it for me every week.
However, at that grand old age of 13, I decided to change my reading habits.
I'd noticed a new magazine on the shelves called 'Penthouse' (I still remember the front cover - it was Anna Nicole-Smith).
She started buying me that instead and 29 years later, my cupboards are still full of girlie magazines.
Thanks, Grandma.


PS - I've just noticed the monthly cost of my growing up was about the same as six Beanos, not the four I told her. Am I going to hell?
Fixed that for you
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Fixed that for you
Hmm, I did set that up rather nicely for you, didn't I?

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Both The Beano and The Dandy were 3d in the early sixties. That's 1.25p in new money
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the A5-ish sized colour long-stories
Comic Libraries.

I remember the Dandy and Beano being around 15p in the mid-80s.
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Read my first Beano in the late 40's, no idea what the price was as money meant little to me then.
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