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New Hammer and Carry On stamps from Royal Mail

2008 is the fiftieth anniversay of both Hammer’s classic Dracula movie and the Carry On films (although in the case of the latter you’d be forgiven for not knowing that giving the lack of fanfare over such a milestone!). To celebrate these landmark anniversaries, on 10 June the Royal Mail are releasing a scrumptious set of stamps featuring poster art ... Read More »

Illustration House Auction

New York auction company Illustration House has announced a fine selection of paintings and drawings with its new Auction of Illustrative and Cartoon Art, which takes place tomorrow, 7th June, at their Manhattan Gallery. Absentee bidding available. The works, which include cartoons from New Yorker (such as the one pictured right, by Peter Arno, published in 1927), illustrations from pupl ... Read More »

Colan Auction Results

An Iron Man cover donated by top British comics artist Jon Haward to raise money to help veteran comics artist Gene Colan who is very ill and has no medical insurance has raised $290 for the cause. “I wish it was more, but I guess every penny counts,” says Jon, who cites Gene Colan as one of his all time ... Read More »

Dan Dare Cap Badges, Dredd Buckles Released

Following the sell-out success of its Judge Dredd badges, Termight Replicas has announced two new licensed products available for pre-order. Both are full-sized props, with the same gold-plating as the Dredd badge, but this time combining it with coloured hard enamel. The Dan Dare cap badge will be 4.5cm in diameter and costs £9.95. The concept art is by Chris ... Read More »

Iron Man Art Auction to help Gene Colan

Top British comics artist Jon Haward has pitched in on efforts to raise money to help veteran comics artist Gene Colan who is very ill and has no medical insurance (see news story). Up for sale via eBay are the pencils for the cover of Panini UK’s Marvel Pocket Book Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: The Tragedy and the Triumph. ... Read More »

New UK Comics Auction Opens

The Summer 2008 auction at comics auction site Compalcomics ( is now open, with another great range of both British and US items on offer. There are over 300 lots in this catalogue. DC Thomson’s The Broons are once again the stars of this auction with their No. 1 Book from 1940 (right) and given the relatively high grade of ... Read More »

Gene Colan gravely ill

American writer Clifford Meth has put out an urgent plea to help raise money for the family of one of America’s greatest comic artists Gene Colan, who is gravely ill. The funds are needed to cover medical expenses, as they don’t have comprehensive Medical Insurance, so they are arranging an auction. Gene’s one of the greats, whose work at Marvel ... Read More »

Every Letter Printed Wins A T-Shirt!

…is how the editor of The Victor, James Halley, enticed his readers to write into the comic’s letters page, Tupper’s Talk-In. The Tough Of The Track was runner Alf Tupper who of course mixed competitive running with eating fish and chips. Any former Victor readers out there who would like to re-live their childhood can now purchase a new fully ... Read More »

Doctor Who Silly Season Continues

(with thanks to Matthew Badham): The Wiltshire Times recently reported a Trowbridge Christian has renounced the ‘evil’ of Doctor Who in favour of his religion is selling his collection on internet auction website eBay. The paper reports that having discovered Christianity after a life of Doctor Who collecting, Mr Smith, who had to retire early from his job as a ... Read More »

UFO and Battle of Britain Dinky Toys on eBay

A few Dinky toys for sale from me on eBay at present, with just one day to run, some of which may be of interest to readers here: • Dinky UFO InterceptorDinky Toys 351 – UFO interceptor from Gerry Anderson’s UFO series. For some reason, Dinky inexplicably decided not to go with the colours of the TV series when this ... Read More »

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