I bought the usual sorts of comics that a 9-year-old boy buys - Superman, Superboy, Supergirl,
Last year, as we were preparing all of our Stuff for storage before moving here, I found them again, and got curious about whether they'd be worth anything (or rather, worth anything if they'd been kept in decent condition, rather than read-multiple-times, ripped-covers, kept-at-the-bottom-of-a-box condition). I tried looking for them in the Overstreet price guide, and soon got confused. When looking up Supergirl issues, for example, they listed a series which ran from some time in the 60s until 1975 or so, in 24 issues, and then nothing until 1985 or so. I had issues numbered 28, 29 and 31, and they'd been bought from a local newsagent in 1979 or 1980. What was the story ?
Well, now I know - until 1980 or so, there were restrictions on imports of US comics into Australia, and local publishers (various subsidiaries of Gordon & Gotch, mostly) reprinted stories from US comics in their own editions. Those Supergirl comics I had were actually reprint collections of stories from 1959 to 1974, in a quite random order. No wonder I was confused ! Once again, it shows that if you wait long enough, any obscure information that you need will pop up somewhere on the net.