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Rare “Dark They Were” poster by Bryan Talbot, Bob Monkhouse items, among Aston’s latest memorabilia auction lots

dark They Were and Golden Eyed Poster (1979). Art by Bryan Talbot
dark They Were and Golden Eyed Poster (1979). Art by Bryan Talbot

Dudley-based auction house Aston’s will be hosting an Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction later this month, which includes books and more from the private collection of comedian, quiz show host and comics creator Bob Monkhouse.

The auction includes cinema posters, lobby cards, music memorabilia, records, laser discs, comics, film props, autographs and sports memorabilia.

Terrific - Full Set

Many of the comic lots are US comic bundles, but there are plenty of British comics on the lot list too, such as a complete set of Terrific, which reprinted Marvel stories in a weekly format – all 43  issues, some featuring Jack Kirby artwork. One lot of British comics includes titles from the 1940s onwards, including The Dandy Issue 319, and the Alan Class comics are also well represented over several lots.

If you’re a fan of Eagle, there’s quite a bundle on offer, too.

Eagle Comics - 1960s

The 1979 Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed advertising poster “We Sell Dreams and Sometimes Nightmares” feature art by Bryan Talbot and measures 20 x 30 inches with slight water damage, pinholes in corners and two four inch tears at the top and bottom of the poster.

There are James Bond posters and photographs aplenty, including a large collection of paperback books, and a James Bond golf score card signed by Sean Connery, among the many lots, which include 1960s singles and even a Metallica drum stick.

Doctor Who First Day covers, stamps and 1960s “Dr Who and the Daleks” lobby cards are also on offer.

Doctor Who - First Day Covers

Doctor Who stamps are included in on lot offered
Doctor Who stamps are included in on lot offered

Autographs on offer include a full set of The Beatles, and a 1960s Batman film poster signed by the main cast.

Signed Batman Film PosterThe company is also hosting the Devon Star Wars Toy Collection Auction on 18th September.

• Aston’s Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction ​10.00am Thursday 20th September 2018, Baylies Hall, Tower Street, Dudley, DY1 1NB. Viewing times: Wednesday 19th September 12 noon to 4.00pm | Thursday 20th September – 8.00am to 10.00am. Check out the catalogue on the Aston’s web site here or bid online via the saleroom here (registration required)

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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