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Gem, The (1908) Second Series comic books

  • Issue #1555
    Gem, The (1908) Second Series 1555
    • Paper glued along length of spine. Tape over 3" centerfold tear. Centerfold detached at both staples.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    December 4, 1937. No. 1,555, Volume LII. "The Gem" was a United Kingdom weekly story paper (text stories with illustrations) with the majority of issues dominated by stories about boys attending the fictional school "St. Jim's". Tom Merry and Arthur Augustus D'Arcy (better known as Gussy) were the paper's most popular characters and appear on many of the covers. Feature story this issue is "Gussy in Gay Payree!" by Frank Richards (under house-name Martin Clilfford). Plus, the "The Great Christmas Pudding Competition!" also written by Frank Richards. Small tabloid format, side-stitched, 7.5" x 11", b&w, 28 pages-all newsprint.