In August 2006 we launched The Beano & Dandy Collectors' Club, the first and only club dedicated to the collector/enthusiast of The Beano & The Dandy comics & annuals, from 1937 to 1988. D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd
, the comics' publishers, kindly gave permission to us to reproduce images from The Beano and The Dandy comics in a series of informative newsletters.
For personal reasons, in early 2009 we decided to draw the club to a close. At its peak, the club attracted 150 members who enjoyed the newsletters and club incentives of a membership card, club coaster, and birthday and Christmas cards. In total, 8 full colour newsletters were produced containing a wide variety of articles written by the Editor, Phil Shrimpton, and guest writers Norman Wright and Ray Moore.
Members were actively involved and several "Letters to the Editor" were published. Article highlights included the comic free gifts, the Summer Specials, The Magic comic, The Beezer comic, The Bash Street Kids, several annual identification guides and a tour of DC Thomson's HQ archive.
To read newsletters 1 to 8 please click the following images or links. The newsletters are in PDF format for which you will need Adobe Reader.
All articles 'The Beano & Dandy Collectors' Club. Written permission must be sought in order to reproduce any material within the newsletters.