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British Children’s Shows dominate eBay TV property searches

While the impending return of The X-Files is prompting many searches of eBay by its users. British children’s TV – including Thunderbirds and The Clangers – are prompting a lot of interest on the online auction site, no doubt stirred by their recent reboots. The impending return of Mulder and Scully in January on FOX in the US (and, presumably, ... Read More »

Massive “New Eagle” collection offered at Heritage Auctions

Up for auction on Heritage Auctions right now is a massive collection of New Eagle – 500 comics that include issues ranging from the the first revamp issue (cover dated 24th September 1983) issue to the February, 1993 issue, with skips and some duplication. Dan Dare, his arch-nemesis the Mekon, and Doomlord appear throughout and of course these later issues include appearances by the ... Read More »

Rare First Issue British Comics, Star Wars comics, Gerry Anderson merchandise in Cardiff auction today

A Joe 90 Comic Number One, published in 1969, with Joe 90 puzzle book, Washington pottery mug and badges, being offered at auction in Cardiff today by Langley and Jones

Langley and Jones – a company specialising in vintage collectables, toys, comics, annuals, movies, TV and sporting memorabilia – is hosting its first auction today in Cardiff and includes a number of rare British comic lots as well as other rare and collectable items, including a Dan Dare bust that may sell for up to £1500. The auction items include a number ... Read More »

George Snow Dan Dare goes under the hammer as part of Felix Dennis estate sale

Dan Dare and the Mekon by George Snow

A comic sketch featuring Dan Dare and his arch nemesis The Mekon by George Snow inspired by early Eagle strip work is just one item from the diverse collection of the late Felix Dennis, extrovert publisher, planter of trees, poet and successful entrepreneur going under the hammer next week. The three-day estate auction at his home in a Warwickshire village, conducted by Midlands-based Bigwood Fine Art ... Read More »

Latest Compalcomics auction offers rare Beanos, Number Ones with free gifts… and more Dalek Swapits!

TV Century 21 Number 3, published in 1965, with a near complete free gift - a cut-out and build Fireball XL5.

The Compalcomics August/September auction catalogue has just launched on and includes a number of early Beanos and plenty of Number One issues of various comics complete with with free gifts, including The Hornet from 1963, the girls comic Romeo, a rare early TV Century 21 with free gift and many more. Offered in this auction is a clean copy of ... Read More »

Dave Gibbons Copyist Protest Art up for auction in aid of Hero Initiative

Up for auction with proceeds being paid to Hero Initiative - a unique, one off bespoke piece of art, split into two large format framed panels [ dimensions - 41” x 94” (104 x 238 cm) ] Bid here for a good cause -

Up for auction with proceeds being paid to Hero Initiative now is Dave Gibbons one off diptych artwork entitled ‘Whaat??’, commissioned for the Image Duplicator exhibition in 2013 in London to coincide with the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern and more recently on display at the Cartoon Museum in London. The art, drawn by current Comic Laureate Dave, consists of two ... Read More »

James Bond, Thunderbirds and other rarities offered in latest Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale

A replica gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore.

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, taking place on 24 June at Bonhams Knightsbridge, features a varied selection of lots with interesting connections to the silver screen and television, including James Bond and Doctor Who items, as well as some Gerry Anderson-related memorabilia Highlights of the sale include a selection of lots related to James Bond films, including an SD Studios replica ... Read More »

British Star War figures, Action Man and Pippa doll collectibles sell for thousands in Vectis auction

Action man Grand Prix Car

  Vectis Auctions held the first Palitoy Employees sale this week (see earlier news story), and it generated a lot of interest amongst the collecting fraternity – and some huge bids for childhood favourites. Some of the biggest collecting groups in the world had a plethora of items to choose from, and many turned up –even before the doors were ... Read More »

Rare “Banned” Action Comic reaches £1320 bid on eBay

Action Issue 37 - Cover dated 23rd October 1976

  An extremely rare copy of Action – a 1970s British comic whose controversial content provoked storms of protest and was eventually banned – is currently being auctioned on eBay and bidding on the adventure comic has reached £1320. (Updated 1/6/15: the comic finally sold for £2555)   Perhaps best known for the Jaws-inspired strip “Hookjaw” but a comic that ... Read More »

Rare Beanos, Dalek Swapits, Dan Dare and Adam Eterno art in latest ComPal Comics Auction

Eleven Dalek Swapits released in 1965 by Cherilea Toys along with a Louis Marx Dalek. The Swapits were exclusive to Woolworth's and originally cost a shilling each.

The catalogue for the latest ComPal Comics auction is online, which ends on 14th June 2015. The company now works with to provide  real time bidding, viewable online, as bids are placed by the company’s customers who have registered their details. The last auction was a real Beano Bonanza – nine early Beano comics numbered between 4 – 14 were offered, and ... Read More »

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