The Commando Gibbs strips by Frank Bellamy advertised Gibbs Dentrifice and appeared in the Eagle comic in 1952

The numbering of adverts is not unusual in comics, and allowed advertisers, and publishers to check progress of a 'job' and find/track the finished work.

But why is their a gap between GD 316-1505 and GD 326-1505? The GD, I guess is Gibbs Dentifrice and the 1505 appears regularly, but what does it mean? Could it be Gibbs code for the agency that gave Bellamy the work? Or is it likelier, it's the agency's number for Eagle comic (perhaps account number 1505?) And as for the sequential numbers, where are pre 311 and post 326?

Can anyone tell us anything about this?

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GD 311-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 2:42 (Page 5)
GD 311
GD 312-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 2:46 (Page 12)
GD 312
GD 313-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:2 (Page 13)
GD 313
GD 314-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:6 (Page 13) 
GD 314
GD 315-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:11 (Page 13)
GD 315
GD 316-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:14 (Page 13)
GD 316
GD 313-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:19 (Page 13)

Reprints GD 313-1505

GD 326-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:24 (Page 13)
GD 326
GD 314-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:33 (Page  5)
Reprints GD 314-1505
GD 315-1505 
EAGLE Vol. 3:36 (Page 13)
Reprints GD 315-1505

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