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Wartime Beano Bonanza, rare Captain America reprint, Mickey Mouse Weekly #1 and more in latest Compal comics auction

Compal Auction - Winter 2016

There’s plenty for the dedicated British comics collector to savour in the latest ComPal comic book auction, with bidding via the-saleroom.com running until 27th November 2016. While there aren’t many art items on offer this time around, there are some fantastic items, including individual Beano comics from 1941 between numbers 128-159, a near full run of Britain’s Mickey Mouse Weekly from Numbers 1-66 and ... Read More »

Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra, World War One comics, rare Beanos and more in latest Compalcomics auction

Strontium Dog original artwork by Carlos Esquerra (1988) from 2000AD Prog 560-572 The Stone Killers. Johnny Alpha pressures Morlock to give up his murderous client. Indian ink on cartridge paper. 18 x 14 ins

The August – September catalogue for the latest Compalcomics auction is now live, offering 283 lots in the catalogue, including some great British items. The auction company’s June catalogue excelled with £5000 for The Dandy Monster Comic 1, £2550 for Number Two and a whopping £1920 for the 1948 issue with puppeteer Korky the Cat on the front cover. These three high grade examples ... Read More »

Jack Kirby Thor Comic Cover Art Pops Up in British Toy Figure Auction Catalogue

The Mighty Thor, Issue 159, December 1968 - cover by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Nestling in an auction from Charterhouse Auctioneers, due to take place on Friday 24th June 2016, is the cover to an early issue of Marvel’s Thor, drawn by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta. The original artwork for the cover of The Mighty Thor, Issue 159, December 1968, which has an estimated sale price of between £5000 – £8000 is in ink and ... Read More »

Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). The early 1970s were a strong and prolific period for this master painter. Frazetta produced at least 11 paintings in 1972, and "The Norseman", with its stunning combination of vivid colours, is as mesmerising as it is powerful.

Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”, for a whopping $454,100 record price. ... Read More »

Rare Eagle, Beano and Commando comics on offer in latest ComPalComics auction

Eagle Vol 1 No 1 (1950) Pre-publication proof. This printer's proof copy was run off at Sun Printers in Watford to check registration and colour balance of the comic before main production of the Eagle was started by Eric Bemrose in Liverpool who had installed a new Rotogravure print-line for this purpose. As such this Sun Printers copy is a rarity; it is worn and untrimmed with roller marks and cost notes to the cover margin

ComPalComics, the British comics auction house, has just launched its May/June catalogue, and there are some great items in it, including early, rare issues of DC Thomson’s Commando – including Issue One – Dan Dare comic art (and a ray gun!) and a number of wartime Beanos. The March 2016 auction resulted in The Beano complete year of 1945 realising a whopping £3250 ... Read More »

1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016, auctioneers and valuers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood will be auctioning a full head alien mask at their auction house in Exeter. Listed as item 1200 in the the auction catalogue (PDF link, correcting for incorrect spelling) lists the lot in full as: “Dan Dare and the Mekon, a green mache Mekon publicity mask from the ... Read More »

Will You Be Spellbound by this British Comics Auction?

Spellbound comics. Photo: Langley & Jones Specialist Auctions

An auction of the lifetime collection of artist Alan Hunter, featuring science fiction and comic ephemera owned by the late and great fanzine artist goes under the hammer on Saturday – and includes a number of lots of British comics, including first issues and free gifts. There are just over two hundred lots in the auction which is being hosted ... Read More »

Rare Andy Capp Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer Today

Andy Capp Merchandise

A collection of Andy Capp memorabilia, including rare original drawings by Reg Smythe, is going under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, today, with live bidding available from The Saleroom.com. Included in the auction items are two resin statues of the Daily Mirror strips famous protagonists Andy and long-suffering wife Florrie, created by Miles Meehan; three gilt ... Read More »

Wartime Beanos, rare Mickey Mouse art and more in latest Compalcomics auction

Rare wartime Beanos dominate many of the lots in the latest Compalcomics auction, which also includes lots of early TV Century 21s, art by Dudley Watkins, early Eagles and more, along with a healthy selection of US comics. The company’s successful team up with the saleroom.com continues to provide potential comic buyers with real time bidding, viewable online, as bids are placed by our ... Read More »

Robots on the march — Vectis tinplate toys auction announced, includes Flash Gordon rarity

Just some of the robots that will be in the Vectis auction in March 2016. Image courtesy Vectus

Next month, on Tuesday 15th March, Vectis Auctions will present an ‘Out of this World’ collection of robots, space vehicles, flying saucers and rockets — almost 1000 pieces of tinplate, metal and plastic pieces from European, Japanese, Asian and American manufacturers, including a rare Flash Gordon-related item. The catalogue for this auction hasn’t been published yet, but the army of robots and other ... Read More »

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