Vectis Auctions trails mammoth Dan Dare toy and comic sale

Dan Dare bust and other Eagle items from the Vectis Chris Freeman Meccano & Vintage Toy Collection Auction
Dan Dare bust and other Eagle items from the Vectis Chris Freeman Meccano & Vintage Toy Collection Auction

Isle of Wight-based Vectis Auctions has announced that part of its upcoming sale of the Chris Freeman Meccano & Vintage Toy Collection will feature a large selection of both original Dan Dare and Eagle collectables from the 1950s, and modern items, too.

The sale is on Thursday 23rd April 2020 and has been trailed by the auction house on YouTube.

downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf notes there are a lot of rare items in the sale, and look like they are in great condition.

Items include Dan Dare-inspired toy guns, books, bound and single copies of Eagle, spin-off Eagle model kits and much more.

Dan Dare items in the Vectis Chris Freeman Meccano & Vintage Toy Collection Auction
Dan Dare items in the Vectis Chris Freeman Meccano & Vintage Toy Collection Auction
  • Dan Dare Pop-Up Book
  • Dan Dare Pop up Book
  • Dan Dare "Anastasia" Jet Plane Presso Book by Wallis Rigby
  • Dan Dare Stamp Album
  • Dan Dare Merit Space Pilot 3-colour Supersonic Gun - Box Cover
  • Dan Dare Merit Space Pilot 3-colour Supersonic Gun
  • Merit UK Dan Dare Rocket Gun
  • Mettoy Dan Dare tin plate Eagle Space Ship
  • Mettoy UK Dan Dare Eagle Space Ship
  • Dan Dare Jetex Spaceship Kit
  • Eagle Projector
  • Dan Dare Eagle Projector
  • Dan Dare Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Eagle - Oil Painting by Numbers
  • Eagle Plastic Kit of the Admiral Schere

Vectis typically releases auction catalogues two weeks before a sale. Do note that at present, there is no public access to auctions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic; all bidding will be online.

Vectis Auctions is online at www.vectis.co.uk

The online catalogue for the Chris Freeman Meccano and Vintage Toy Collection is here

The Chris Freeman Meccano and Vintage Toy Collection Auction Catalogue print catalogue is here (PDF)

With thanks to Richard Sheaf

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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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