Phil-Comics offers British comics first issues galore in latest eBay auction

Beezer Issue 1 – cover dated 21st January 1956 with Whizz Bang Free gift

Over on eBay, Phil-Comics late July auction is now live, with around 150 vintage comic listings.

Highlights include the first issue of DC Thomson Media’s tabloid comic Beezer, with free gift, the first Dandy Fireworks issue from 1938, the 1965 Dalek World Book, City Editions Solo Number One – and host of other first issues.

Run by Phil Shrimpton, Phil Comics specialises in vintage comics and related items such as annuals, holiday specials, free gifts and original artwork.

Holding monthly eBay auctions, often with 500+ listings, they aim to bring a diverse array of items – and are always on the lookout for vintage comic collections, either to buy or auction on commission.

• Check out the latest auction items at ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics

Here’s a selection of lots on offer…

Dandy – Free Gift Korky Glow Mask from Issue 1771 (1975)
Advert for Dandy Issue 1 and 2 (1937)
Doctor Who Annual 1978
Undated Felix the Cat Christmas Book, possibly 1950s
Undated Felix the Cat Christmas Book, possibly 1950s
Lady Penelope Issue 17 – cover dated 14th May 1966
Laurel and Hardy Monthly Issue 1 – Mar 1981
Lion Annual 1979
Planet of the Apes Annual 1977
Radio Magazine Issue 1 – Feb 1934
DC Thomson’s Radio Review Magazine #1 – cover dated 9th November 1935
Solo Issue 1 – cover dated 18th February 1967
Sparky Issue 261 – cover dated January 17th 1970 with free gift balloon
Sun Issue 1 – cover dated 11th November 1947
Target Issue 1 – cover dated 14th April 1978
TV Mirror Weekly Magazine Issue 1 – cover dated 29th August 1953, with free gift booklet
TV Century 21 Issue 47 – cover dated 11th December 1965 – Dalek cover
TV Century 21 Issue 122 – cover dated 20th May 1967
Victor Summer Special 1983
War Picture Library Issue 8 (1958)

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To celebrate 20 years trading on eBay, for the month of July Phil-Comics terrific Beano and The Dandy Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 book is available at the reduced price of £14.95 plus P&P… check it out here

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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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