Buz Sawyer

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Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane (0250-) 1st Appearance November 1st, 1943, 1st sunday November 28th, 1943 - Buz Sawyer was the strip Roy Crane created when he decided to switch syndicates in 1943 and leave behind Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy. Set in the Navy, the strip was adventurous and a delight but was never the visual triumph that Captain Easy was.   The Strip Debuted on November 1, 1943 with the Sunday feature starting November 28 of that same year. The star of the strip was Buz, but the more popular character was actually his rotund pal Roscoe Sweeney. In some papers in the 50’s Roscoe would actually share with title billing. Their escapades brought them wherever the navy would go and into the conflicts of the times.  The demand for Buz Sawyer is moderately strong probably due to the popularity of Roy Crane among collectors.  Early pages can be found in Tab or Half-size, but the strip was soon relegated to third-size in most papers. These thirds sell well only in the absence of available halfs.  Dailies have a loyal following as well.
Sunday Comics Links ---> Buz Sawyer - Sundays Buz Sawyer - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0250-0001 1943/11/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $25.00 #1, on reverse Barney Google(TH)
S0250-0002 1943/12/05 - H G/G/G $8.00 #2, No reverse
S0250-0003 1943/12 - 3H G/G/G-VG $15.00 #3-5, on reverse Room & Board(1TH), Lone Ranger(1H)
S0250-0004 1944/01 - 5H G/G/G-VG $20.00 #5-9, on reverse Henry(1TH), Barney Google(1TH), Jungle Jim(2TH), Ripley's Believe it or not(1H)
S0250-0005 1944/02 - 4H G-VG/G/VG $12.00 on reverse Ripley's(2H), Jungle Jim(2TH), Squirrel Cage(1TH)
S0250-0006 1944/03 - 4H G-VG/G/VG $12.00 on reverse Ripley's(2H), Jungle Jim(1TH), Lone Ranger(1TH)
S0250-0007 1944/04 - 5H G-VG/G/VG $15.00 on reverse Ripley's(4H), Jungle Jim(1TH) (4/2-4/30)
S0250-0008 1944/05/07 - T G/G/G $3.00 on reverse Smitty(HT), Harold Teen(HT)
S0250-0009 1944/05 - 4H G/FR-G/G $7.50 on reverse Tillie the Toiler(2H), Tim Tyler's Luck(1TH), Little King(1TH)
S0250-0010 1944/06 - 3TH, 1Q G-VG/VG/G $4.00 No reverse
S0250-0011 1944/07 - 4TH G/G/G $4.00 No reverse (7/9-7/30)
S0250-0012 1944/08 - 2TH G/G/G $2.00 No reverse (8/13, 8/27)
S0250-0013 1944/09 - 2TH G/G/G $2.00 No reverse (9/3, 9/10)
S0250-0014 1944/10 - 2TH G/G/G $2.00 No reverse (10/15, 10/22)
S0250-0015 1944/11 - 1TH G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Toots & Casper(TH) (11/12)
S0250-0016 1944/12 - 2TH G/G/G $2.00 No reverse (12/17, 12/31)
S0250-0017 1945/01/14 - TH G/G/G $1.00 No reverse
S0250-0018 1945/02 - 1H, 3TH G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Tillie The Toiler(1TH), Room & Board(1TH)
S0250-0019 1945/04 - 3T VG/VG/VG $9.00 On reverse Thimble Theatre by Bela Zaboly & Tom Sims (4/1, 4/8, 4/22)
S0250-0020 1945/04 - 4H G/G/G-VG $8.00 On reverse Little Annie Rooney(1H), Room & Board(3TH) (4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29)
S0250-0021 1945/05 - 3H, 1TH G/G/G-VG $7.00 On reverse Little Annie Rooney(1TH), Room & Board(2TH), Tillie the Toiler(1TH)
S0250-0022 1945/06 - 4TH G-VG/VG/G $4.00 No reverse
S0250-0023 1945/07 - 4T VG/VG/VG $12.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Bela Zaboly & Tom Sims (7/1-7/22)
S0250-0024 1945/07 - 5TH G-VG/VG/G $5.00 No reverse
S0250-0025 1945/08 - 4TH G-VG/VG/G $4.00 No reverse
S0250-0026 1945/09 - 4TH G-VG/VG/G $4.00 No reverse (9/2-9/23)
S0250-0027 1945/10 - 4T VG/VG/VG $12.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Bela Zaboly & Tom Sims
S0250-0028 1945/10 - 4TH G-VG/VG/G $4.00 on reverse Little Annie Rooney(1TH)
S0250-0029 1945/11 - 4TH G-VG/VG/G $4.00 no reverse
S0250-0030 1945/12 - 2TH G/G/G-VG $2.00 no reverse (12/2, 12/9)
S0250-0031 1946 - 7H, 20TH G/FR-G/G $17.00 On reverse Tillie the Toiler(1TH), Little Iodine(2TH), Col.Potterby(1TH), Tippie(1TH), Bringing Up Father(1TH), Ripley's Believe it or not(1TH), Squirrel Cage(2TH), Dinglehoofer(2TH), Little Annie Rooney(1TH) (1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7-7/7, 7/21, 8/25, 9/15, 10/6, 11/10, 11/24-12/8, 12/29)
S0250-0032 1947/07/13 - T VG/VG/VG $2.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Bela Zaboly & Tom Sims
S0250-0033 1947/08 - 4T VG/VG/VG $8.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley(2HT) (8/3-8/17, 8/31)
S0250-0034 1947/12 - 2T G/VG/G $4.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley(2HT) (12/7, 12/14)
S0250-0035 1947 - 4TH (1 is BW) G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Dixie Dugan(1TH), BW Out Our Way(1TH) (1/26, 3/30, 5/11, +1)
S0250-0036 1948 - 6TH G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Dinglehoofer(1TH), Thimble Theatre(1TH) (1/18, 3/7, 3/14, 5/2, 7/25, 10/31)
S0250-0037 1950 - 5TH G/G/G $1.50 On reverse Out Our Way(2TH), Little Iodine(1TH) (8/13, 9/10, 10/1, 11/26, 12/17)
S0250-0038 1951 - 2TH G/G/G $1.00 No reverse (1/7, 10/14)
S0250-0039 1952 - 4TH, 2Q G/G/G-EX $2.00 On reverse Room & Board(1TH), Henry(1SX) (4/6, 4/27, 5/25, 6/15, 10/26, 11/30)
S0250-0040 1953 - 3Q G/G/EX $1.00 On reverse Joe Palooka(1Q)  (1/4, 1/25, 3/29)
S0250-0041 1954 - 18H, 11TH G/G/G $21.00 on reverse Glamour Girls(16H) Mark Trail(1TH), Mary Worth(1TH), Mickey Finn(1TH), L'il Abner(1TH), Grandma(1TH) (1/10, 1/31, 3/25, 4/4, 6/13-10/10, 11/7-12/26)
S0250-0042 1955 - 4H, 21TH G/FR-G/G $11.00 On reverse Hubert(1TH), Steve Canyon(1TH), Beetle Bailey(1TH) (1/9-2/20, 3/13, 4/10, 5/1, 6/5-6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 8/7, 8/14, 9/11-9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27)
S0250-0043 1956 - 4H, 7TH G/FR-G/G $6.00 on reverse Smokey Stover(1TH), L'il Abner(1TH), Barney Google(1TH), Out Our Way(1TH) (2/12, 3/11, 4/15, 5/20, 6/3, 7/8, 7/22, 7/29, 8/12, 9/9, 12/16)
S0250-0044 1957 - 2H G/G/G $2.00 on reverse Scamp(1H) (3/3, 6/16)
S0250-0045 1958 - 1H, 7TH G/G/G $3.50 On reverse Little Iodine(1TH) (1/12, 1/19, 2/9, 2/176, 3/16, 4/20, 7/13, 7/27)
S0250-0046 1959 - 3H, 9TH G/FR-G/G $6.00 on reverse Walt Disney Treasury(1TH), Beetle Bailey(1TH) (3/15, 4/26, 5/31, 6/12, 9/20-10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/27)
S0250-0047 1960 - 4H, 18TH G/G/G $8.75 on reverse L'il Abner(1H), Scamp(1TH), Snookums(1TH), Katzenjammer Kids(1TH), Right around Home(1H), They'll do it ev'ry time(1TH), Little King(1TH), Mickey Mouse(1TH), Hi & Lois(1TH), Jacky's Diary(1TH), Henry(1TH) (1/17-1/31, 2/14-3/20, 4/17, 4/24, 5/22, 5/29, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/21, 9/18, 10/2, 10/30, 11/6, 12/11)
S0250-0048 1961 - 5H, 5TH G/G/G $5.25 on reverse the Little Woman(2TH), Hi & Lois(2H, 1TH), Mr. Abernathy(1TH), Katzenjammer Kids(1TH) (2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/2, 6/11, 9/24, 11/12, 12/10, 12/24, 12/31)
S0250-0049 1962 - 4H, 1TH G/FR-G/G $3.25 on reverse Ponytail(2TH), Hi & Lois(1H), Mr. Abernathy(1TH), Right around Home(1H) (1/7-1/21, 7/8, 10/21)
S0250-0050 1963 - 6TH FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 on reverse Beetle Bailey(2TH), Ponytail(1TH), Mr. Abernathy(1TH) (2/10, 4/14, 7/14, 9/1, 11/10, 12/28)
S0250-0051 1964 - 1TH, 15Q FR-G/FR-G/G $3.75 on reverse Beetle Bailey(1TH) (1/3, 3/29, 4/19, 7/5-7/19, 8/2, 8/23, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 10/4-10/18, 11/15, 11/22)
S0250-0052 1965 - 8Q FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 No reverse (1/2, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 6/13, 9/5, 12/5)
S0250-0053 1966-69 - 5Q FR-G/FR-G/G $1.00 No reverse (1966:3/22, 4/10, 5/1, 1967:8/3, 1969: 10/19)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D0250-0001 Buz Sawyer 1945/05 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0002 Buz Sawyer 1945/06 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0003 Buz Sawyer 1946/04 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0004 Buz Sawyer 1946/05 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0005 Buz Sawyer 1946/06 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0006 Buz Sawyer 1947/10 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0007 Buz Sawyer 1947/11 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0008 Buz Sawyer 1947/12 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0009 Buz Sawyer 1951/03 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0010 Buz Sawyer 1951/04 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0011 Buz Sawyer 1951/11 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0012 Buz Sawyer 1951/12 - 26 4C G $6.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0013 Buz Sawyer 1951/11&12 - 18 4C G $6.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0014 Buz Sawyer 1952/01 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0015 Buz Sawyer 1952/02 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0016 Buz Sawyer 1953 - 8 4C G $2.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0017 Buz Sawyer 1954/07 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0018 Buz Sawyer 1954/08 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0019 Buz Sawyer 1956/12 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0020 Buz Sawyer 1958/07 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0021 Buz Sawyer 1959/02 - 24 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0022 Buz Sawyer 1961/05 - 27 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0023 Buz Sawyer 1961/06 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0024 Buz Sawyer 1962/11 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0025 Buz Sawyer 1962/12 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0026 Buz Sawyer 1964/03 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0027 Buz Sawyer 1964/04 - 26 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0028 Buz Sawyer 1973/03 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0029 Buz Sawyer 1973/04 - 23 4C G $7.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0030 Buz Sawyer 1974/01 - 23 4C G $7.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0031 Buz Sawyer 1974/02 - 23 4C G $7.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0032 Buz Sawyer 1974/07 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0033 Buz Sawyer 1974/08 - 24 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0034 Buz Sawyer 1974/09 - 20 4C G $7.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0035 Buz Sawyer 1974/10 - 25 4C G $8.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0036 Buz Sawyer 1975/01 - 19 4C G $6.00 by Roy Crane
D0250-0037 Buz Sawyer 1975/02 - 19 4C G $6.00 by Roy Crane
Sunday Comics Links ---> Buz Sawyer - Sundays Buz Sawyer - Dailies

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