The Comic Collector launches first regular eBay auction, offering Beano Book Number One, Warlord Fan Club pack and more

A rare original 1940 Beano Book is just one of the British comic items on offer from The Comic Collector this weekend, as the eBay auctioneer and comic shop launches its first regular monthly event.

Beano Book Number One (1940)
Beano Book Number One (1940)

The book is in a well loved state, with a respectable spine, grubby boards, and a slightly loose cover board… But don’t judge a book by its cover – the interior is in nice condition with very few tears, some minor scribble and is extremely readable.

Also in the auction, which is live now, launching at 5.00pm UK time on Saturday 22nd August, and lasting 10 days, is an original full Warlord Fan Club pack, a full year of Hotspur from 1963 and high quality copy of the 1951 book Black Bob the Wonder Dog, from The Dandy.

  • Beano 1242
  • Beezer 564 - Fireworks Issue
  • The Dandy - Black Bob the Wonder Dog
  • Buster Book 1962
  • Hotspur - 1963 Issue Bundle
  • Oor Wullie Book - 1972
  • The Rover - Various
  • 1964 Spellbound album, published by L. Miller
  • Top Secret Library Number 5 - Reign of Terror
  • Warlord 122 - With Free Gift
  • Original Warlord Fan Club Pack
  • Whizzer and Chips - Various

The Comic Collector specialises in vintage British comics, from the obvious Beano, Dandy and 2000AD to the lesser known Bullet, Nutty and Magic.

“For my auctions, I have some very nice comics planned to be sold, each with a 99p start bid and no reserve,” owner and auction runner Willoughby Hurrell tells downthtubes.

Offering a range of British comic items on a regular basis, we’re told the company will do deals on some items, and they are interested in buying all pre-millennium comics and comic related ephemera, single issues or complete collections.

Check out items on offer from The Comic Collector here on eBay

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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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