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BUZZ OFF, ADOLF; 1940 cartoon could fetch PS1500 at auction.

Byline: JAMIE BEATSON reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

A CARTOON strip famous for mocking Hitler's air force before sending the dictator homeward tae think again is set to go under the hammer.

The original piece of artwork was drawn by legendary Beano artist Dudley D Watkins.

He was allegedly on a "death list" of enemies of the Third Reich due to his send ups of the Germans during World War II and this cartoon could fetch PS1500 at auction later this month.

The Lord Snooty drawing, published in April 1940, shows German bombers suspending a bee hive from swastika adorned planes.

But they don't faze Lord Snooty and pals, who try to take revenge because the "secret weapon" interrupts their football game.

A full set of Oor Wullie annuals - including a copy of the first edition worth up to PS5000 - will also go under the hammer at Curr and Dewar in Dundee on March 29.

Steven Dewar, of Curr and Dewar Auctioneers in Dundee, said the books were found in an attic by their owner after he had spotted an identical one on the BBC's Antique Roadshow.

Dudley died in 1969 but was honoured in 2013 in a Historic Scotland scheme with a plaque erected on his Broughty Ferry home.

World War II and this annuals - including a copy of WWII PROJECT WILL THRILL PAGE 39

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ICONIC IMAGES Dudley D Watkins' legendary comic strip made a mockery of the Germans. Pic: Alan Richardson

WWii ProJEcT BRAW BOOKS Steven Dewar with the oldest Oor Wullie annual and the latest edition

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