Massive US Dan Dare memorabilia collection goes under the hammer – but you don’t have long to bid

If you’re a Dan Dare fan, then you may be interested in a Facebook group set up specifically by Andrew Dickson specifically to sell off an absolutely massive collection of memorabilia in coming days, which also includes copies of both the original and 1980s Eagle, and Look and Learn.

Be aware the collection is in the United States, so bear this in mind if you bid!

Prospective buyers are asked to place their bids against posts in the group.

Dan Dare bust and Eagle comics. Photo: Andrew Dickson
Just some of the Dan Dare items Andrew Dickson is selling

“Since we’re on drastically different time zones (three different continents!) there’s no way for me to play an active role in the bidding process,” Andrew, an electrical engineer, living just west of Portland, Oregon, who volunteered to help out with an estate sale of a couple from Britain who recently passed. Andrew is not getting any pay, part of the sale, commission for this sale.

“I intended this to be a week-long (or more?) open auction where everything is ‘active’ at all times, multiple posts/threads going on all at the same time,” he tells us.”Feel free to check in once a day or multiple times a day to bid, counter bid, etc. Kind of like eBay.

“I usually check Facebook just once a day in the late evening (US Pacific coast time), so I’ll be able to answer questions, write descriptions, take photos of items for you, etc.

“I trust you all to be kind and courteous. Once everything slows down, I’ll send out an email to announce when we’ll wrap up the bidding process.

“There are no minimum bids for anything, so please don’t be shy. (but you do need to cover shipping costs) Feel free to invite others that might be interested. In the end I hope that the dust will settle with reasonable prices for all the items. Since most everyone is from the UK, go ahead and bid in UK pounds. And as I mentioned before, I’d like everything gone in the end, gone to good homes where the items will be loved and appreciated.”

Check out Andrew Dickson’s Eagle and Dan Dare Collection Group here

Again – be aware the collection is in the United States, so bear this in mind if you 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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