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Rare Ron Turner original art up for auction next month

Here’s something very unexpected coming up for auction at Heritage Auctions next month – a classic piece of vintage Ron Turner book cover art from the 1950s.

The Extra Man - art by Ron Turner

Needless to say, original book cover art by “The Daleks” and “Space Ace” artist Ron doesn’t come to market very often. This cover for The Extra Man by Charles Grey (the pseudonym of E.C. Tubb), published by Milestone Books in 1954, is pretty stunning.

Acrylic on board, this unsigned work measures 17.25 x 12.75 inches and is from just one item from The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection Auction 13th – 14th August 2019.

Other items in the auction include work by James Allen, John Conrad Berkey, Virgil Finlay, Kelly Freas, Mark Schultz, Kris Vallejo, Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson and many other amazing artists.

Check out this Ron Turner item here on the Heritage Auctions web site | Full auction here

With thanks to David Roach

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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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