Dandy comic is expected to sell for a whopping £3,000!

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A rare comic is expected to fetch a staggering £3,000 after being stored in a kitchen cupboard for 40 years!

The first ever edition of classic comic The Dandy was published in December 1937 and just 25 copies were produced.

Copy of The Dandy, 1984

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Copy of The Dandy from 1984

This particular one was purchased 78 years in Glasgow by a father for his son and has remained in the family ever since.

After being passed down through generations, it's due to be auctioned this coming Saturday (7 March) by the unnamed great-granddaughter of the original buyer.

Malcolm Phillips, who is an auctioneer at London-based Comic Book Auctions was quoted in the Daily Star explaining: "The vendor's grandfather was given it by his parents new.

"She has kept it in a large envelopes in her kitchen cupboard for 30 or 40 years, which means it has stayed in a supple condition."

Explaining why she was selling the pricy piece, Malcolm added: "Her comments to me were that it is time for someone else to look after it."

The Dandy was aimed at children and was the first ever comic to use speech bubbles rather than captions.

At its peak in the 1950s, it sold an impressive two millions copies a week. But unfortunately, sales had decreased to just 8,000 when it was axed in 2012.

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