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lincnashOZ

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Actual Galactic Groats ?.
« on: 18 November, 2016, 10:04:16 AM »
I'm a relative Newbie here, but a long time reader.
I've searched around the Forum, but no luck.
In my cloudy memory I believe 2000AD used to give away Galactic Groats as a prize.
I think in the very early days in the late 1970's.
I was going to dig out old Prog's to find the adverts, but wouldn't know were to start.

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Re: Actual Galactic Groats ?.
« Reply #1 on: 18 November, 2016, 10:52:12 AM »
I think readers who had letters or drawings published in the early days just won cash prizes rather than actual 'Galactic Groats' (usually a couple of quid if I recall though I think Letter/Drawing of the Week might have got £10? Which seems a lot when the comic only cost 8p so I may be mistaken).

Actual (replica) Galactic Groats were published in Prog 33 however, according to the Dredd Alert blog:

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Re: Actual Galactic Groats ?.
« Reply #2 on: 18 November, 2016, 01:39:19 PM »
I think readers who had letters or drawings published in the early days just won cash prizes rather than actual 'Galactic Groats' (usually a couple of quid if I recall though I think Letter/Drawing of the Week might have got £10? Which seems a lot when the comic only cost 8p so I may be mistaken).

No you are right as I'm currently reading through the early progs prizes ranged from £2, £3, £5 and a whopping £10. Which in 1977 would have bought you a 4 Bed semi in Buckinghamshire as I recall.

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Re: Actual Galactic Groats ?.
« Reply #3 on: 19 November, 2016, 05:16:58 AM »
"Actual (replica) Galactic Groats were published in Prog 33 however, according to the Dredd Alert blog:"
Those are the ones.
I think a friend offered me 2 "assembled" ones, way back.