Beano, Dandy 50th anniversary celebration issues, rare free gifts and more offered in latest Phil-Comics auction

The latest Phil-Comics eBay auction is live, and this edition features a number of British comics lots with free gifts included – some admittedly in better shape than others, but worth checking out. There are quite a few girls comics items to check out too, and some short run titles by independent publishers such as the Byblos Super Sports Summer Special, published in 1979.

Also on offer are two nice-looking copies of two “Space Kingley” books, illustrated by Ron Jobson, who Jeremy Briggs previously profiled here for downthetubes when some of his art was up for auction back in 2011.

Here are the artwork items offered in this auction…

Beano No. 2402, cover dated 30th July 1988, with Free "50th Birthday" celebration poster
Beano No. 2402, cover dated 30th July 1988, with Free “50th Birthday” celebration poster
Beano No. 2402, cover dated 30th July 1988, "50th Birthday" celebration poster
Beano No. 2402, cover dated 30th July 1988, “50th Birthday” celebration poster, probably by David Sutherland – this poster was published shortly before artists were permitted to sign their work
Buddy No. 3, cover dated 28th February 1981, with free "Zoomer Balloon" gift, unused
Buddy No. 3, cover dated 28th February 1981, with free “Zoomer Balloon” gift, unused
Cracker No. 3, cover dated 1st February 1975 with free "Two in One" Facts-n-Fun-Book, comprising "Wheels" and "Squeals"
Cracker No. 3, cover dated 1st February 1975 with free “Two in One” Facts-n-Fun-Book, comprising “Wheels” and “Squeals”
Crunch No. 1, cover dated 20th January 1979, with free gift
Crunch No. 1, cover dated 20th January 1979, with free gift
Dandy No. 2402, cover dated 5th December 1987, with free, giant 50th Birthday Poster
Dandy No. 2402, cover dated 5th December 1987, with free, giant 50th Birthday Poster
Dandy No. 2402, cover dated 5th December 1987 - 50th Birthday Poster
Dandy No. 2402, cover dated 5th December 1987 – 50th Birthday Poster by Ken Harrison – this poster was published shortly before artists were permitted to sign their work
Marvel UK's The Exploits of Spiderman comic #2-9 (1992-93) - all with free gifts
Marvel UK’s The Exploits of Spiderman comic #2-9 (1992-93) – all with free gifts – all with free gifts
Jinty Annual 1979
Jinty Annual 1979
Joe 90 No. 1, cover dated 18th January 1969, with part of its free gift - Mac's jet car
Joe 90 No. 1, cover dated 18th January 1969, with part of its free gift – Mac’s jet car
The Man From Uncle Giant Games Book 1967
The Man From Uncle Giant Games Book 1967
The Adventures of Captain Space Kingley Book (1950s)
The Adventures of Captain Space Kingley Book (1950s)
Space Kingley and the Secret Squadron
Space Kingley and the Secret Squadron
Space Picture Library Holiday Special 1979
Space Picture Library Holiday Special 1979
Super Sports Summer Special 1979
Super Sports Summer Special 1979
Marvel/DC Superman Vs Amazing Spiderman Battle of Century (1976)
Marvel/DC Superman Vs Amazing Spiderman Battle of Century (1976)
Tammy and June Summer Special 1975
Tammy and June Summer Special 1975
Warlord No. 19, cover dated 1st February 1975, with free "Model Planes" gift
Warlord No. 19, cover dated 1st February 1975, with free “Model Planes” gift
Whizzer and Chips, cover dated 28th February 1970, with free "Disguise Kit" gift
Whizzer and Chips, cover dated 28th February 1970, with free “Disguise Kit” gift
Whoopee Book of Frankie Stein 1976
Whoopee Book of Frankie Stein 1976

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.

• Bidding on items in this auction begins to close on Saturday 29th May 2021

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Ron Jobson’s career was covered by Norman Wright and David Ashford in Book and Magazine Collector Issue 320 in 2011

With thanks to Lew Stringer for information about the BEANO and Dandy poster artists

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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