Today’s Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props at Ewbank’s offers Frank Hampson, Star Wars, Harry Potter rarities

Alongside some incredible music memorabilia, there are a huge number of items of interest to downthetubes readers in Ewbank’s Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props auction taking place today, Thursday 19th August 2021, starting at 9.30am.

They include several lots of both British and US comics, including Eagle, Marvel UK comics including Star Wars Weekly, comic and TV comic storyboards credited to Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson, Doctor Who film front of house lobby cards, James Bond, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars props and other memorabilia… and much, much more.

Check out the auction here on the Ewbank’s web site – you need to register in advance to bid. Or, it’s also listed on the auction here on The-Saleroom web site

Here are just some of the items that caught our eye…

T-Rex (Marc Bolan) 1972 Concert poster
Love and the Chocolate Watch Band, Birthday Party 1967 poster
Pink Floyd ‘Astronomy Domine’ – Original hand painted artwork on thick paper by John Judkins
Danger Mouse original film cell from Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd. Superb original mounted animation cell featuring Danger Mouse and Don Coyote, the cell is set in a black card frame with 11inch x 9inch (approx) display window with the one-of-a-kind unique colour cell featuring the embossed logo on the front and complete with the COA.
Counter-culture (1968) Back Britain poster, published by Carnaby Caricatures Ltd showing a disheveled tramp like figure, clearly poking fun at the contemporary Back Britain movement to encourage buying of British made goods, sold with an official Dont Leave Litter poster from the Ministry of Housing & Local Government
1963 Mystery Inc. comic book by Image. Issued in 1993 this is the Limited Edition Platinum Edition, one of only 150 numbered copies, this is Numbered 32 and is signed in silver pen to the inside of the cover by Dave Gibbons
Gone With the Wind – 1980s English political nuclear war spoof poster featuring Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher posing in the style of the Gone With the Wind poster. This poster was originally designed as the back page for an edition of The Socialist Worker newspaper published for Christmas 1980
Wallace and Gromit – An original Aardman Animations prototype Gromit figure. Moulded from resin in a seated position showing Gromit reading a newspaper. Head removable. Measures approx 12cm tall.
Star Wars related Front of House cards/stills including Star Wars (1977) x 6, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) x 10, all 10 x 8 inches.
Planet of the Apes interest – a collection of comics and magazines including four Marvel Planet of the Apes UK edition comics, Nos 1, 6, 7, 15, Lee’s Guide to Planet of the Apes, ‘The Ape’, 12 x The Ape Chronicles fanzine, 6 x Simian Scrolls.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) British Quad film poster, artwork by Bob Peak, Paramount, folded, 30 x 40 inches.
Star Wars (1977) Two Harley Copic colouring posters, both part coloured, rolled, 17.5 x 22 inches
A mixed lot of Star Wars comics
Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) original blueprint of the Flying Wing, entitled ‘General Arro of Mock Up Aircraft for Lost Ark Productions’, with notes as to how the aircraft needed to come apart to be below up and be operated, the Flying Wing was created for the scene where Indiana Jones fights the Nazi mechanic who is trying to load the Ark onto it, folded, 46 1/2 x 33 inches. Consigned by the family of a crew member who built the plane.
Time Bandits (1981) Original colour transparency of the film poster, co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, 8 x 10 inches.
Spider-Man / Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger British Quad film poster, folded, 30 x 40 inches and Front of house cards – Sets of 8 cards for The Kung Fu Girl and Hatari, 10 x 8 inches (17).
Clive Barker (1952) English playwright, novelist, film director, and visual artist, an original sketch and signature on card. 22 x 30 cm. Signed at Forbidden Planet in 1989.
Stan Lee – autographed lenticular postcard showing covers of comics Stan Lee worked on, in framed display, 12 x 17 inches overall.

The selected lots reflect only a small part of what goes under the hammer later today. Don’t miss out!

Check out the auction here on the Ewbank’s web site – you need to register in advance to bid

Check out the auction here on The-Saleroom web site – you need to register in advance to bid

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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