Vectis Auctions trails mammoth Dan Dare toy and comic sale

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

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

With thanks to Richard Sheaf


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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