Phil-Comics offers early 2000ADs, Dalek Pocket Book – and several original girls comics strip scripts

Judge Dredd Mega Collection Comic Book  (1990)
Judge Dredd Mega Collection Comic Book (1990)

Phil-Comics have over 500 vintage comic listings in their latest eBay auction this week, all starting at the usual 99p with no reserve, including some DC Thomson girls comics that are offered with scripts for strips inside.

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

Among the lots are a run of early issues of 2000AD, including Prog One, and, very unusually, a number of rare scripts for strips featured in a variety of girls comics – Fabulous 208, Mates, Mirabello, OK Magazine, Romeo, True Romance and Valentine.

Romeo, cover dated 6th November 1965 , and original script
Romeo, cover dated 6th November 1965 , and original script

The scripts come from the estate of a script writer, Miss Valerie Harman of North Shields, Northumberland, who had saved the original scripts and, in some cases, accompanying letters from the publisher approving the script and offering a sum of money for the rights to use it.

Offering an interesting insight into the rates paid, with some lovely letter heads from the publisher the vendor told Phil Shrimpton that Miss Harman remained single for most / all of her life, which clearly didn’t hinder her imagination in writing many a romance story!

There is a photograph we believe to be of her here, after she won a play competition, in 1965.

There are also a number of lots of comics including the free gifts they claimed with.

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…

2000AD Prog 1 cover dated 26th February 1977
2000AD Prog 1 cover dated 26th February 1977
2000AD Progs 71, 72, 77, 78 - the "Banned" issues, a title describing the Judge Dredd strip inside which faced copyright issues from leading fast food companies at the time of first publication
2000AD Progs 71, 72, 77, 78 – the “Banned” issues, a title describing the Judge Dredd strip inside which faced copyright issues from leading fast food companies at the time of first publication
Adventure story paper No. 1782 - cover dated 14th March 1959 with free gift album for football cards
Adventure story paper No. 1782 – cover dated 14th March 1959 with free gift album for football cards
Amazing Stories Pulp Science Fiction Magazine Vol 5 #8 Nov 1930
Amazing Stories Pulp Science Fiction Magazine Vol 5 #8 Nov 1930
Frankie Stein Holiday Special 1981
Frankie Stein Holiday Special 1981
Cor!! - Fireworks issue, cover dated 6th November 1971
Cor!! – Fireworks issue, cover dated 6th November 1971
The Dalek Pocket Book and Space-Travellers Guide (1965)
The Dalek Pocket Book and Space-Travellers Guide (1965)
Dandy Issue 905 - cover dated 28th March 1959 - Easter issue
Dandy Issue 905 – cover dated 28th March 1959 – Easter issue
Jet No. 1 - cover dated 1st May 1971
Jet No. 1 – cover dated 1st May 1971
June and Sandie Holiday Special
June and Sandie Holiday Special
Shiver and Shake - cover dated 29th December 1973 - a post Christmas issue
Shiver and Shake – cover dated 29th December 1973 – a post Christmas issue
Spellbound No. 1 - cover dated 25th September 1976
Spellbound No. 1 – cover dated 25th September 1976
Topper Tales - a Guide to Topper comic by Ray Moore
Topper Tales – a Guide to Topper comic by Ray Moore
Robin Comic Birthday Club Membership, Badge and Envelope (1953)
Robin Comic Birthday Club Membership, Badge and Envelope (1953)
Zip No. 3, published in 1958, and newsagents poster
Zip No. 3, published in 1958, and newsagents poster

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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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