Rare First Issue British Comics, Star Wars comics, Gerry Anderson merchandise in Cardiff auction today

A Joe 90 Comic Number One, published in 1969, with Joe 90 puzzle book, Washington pottery mug and badges, being offered at auction in Cardiff today by Langley and Jones

A Joe 90 comic Number One, published in 1969, with Joe 90 puzzle book, Washington pottery mug and badges, being offered at auction in Cardiff today by Langley and Jones

Langley and Jones – a company specialising in vintage collectables, toys, comics, annuals, movies, TV and sporting memorabilia – is hosting its first auction today in Cardiff and includes a number of rare British comic lots as well as other rare and collectable items, including a Dan Dare bust that may sell for up to £1500.

The auction items include a number of first issues, including TV Century 21 (with free gift), Eagle, Girl, Joe 90, and Mickey Mouse Weekly.

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Complete Set of Star Wars UK Comics Number 1 to 117, February 1978 to May 1980.

Complete Set of Star Wars UK Comics Number 1 to 117, February 1978 to May 1980.

Job lots of British comics and annuals, spanning the 1950s through to the 1970s (one lot totalling some 700 comics), Victor summer specials, are also on offer, including a complete set of Star Wars UK Comics Number 1 to 117 published between February 1978 to May 1980.

For fans of Marvelman, there’s a lot of 27 comics, including Young Marvelman Annual and Marvelman Family, published by L Miller in the 1950s, and the first issue of the Italian Marvelman, published in the 1960s.

Dan Dare Space Ship Eagle 1950s, excellent condition with original box.

Dan Dare Space Ship Eagle 1950s, excellent condition with original box.

Collectables on offer include rare Dan Dare items, including a spaceship and ray gun, a and a huge range of Gerry Anderson show-inspired merchandise, including a Fireball XL5 Bagatelle released in 1963 in near mint condition with its original box, a Steve Zodiac decorated wallet and a Fireball XL5 ship 1962 by Quercetti that was regularly advertised in early issues of TV Century 21, very fine unused condition in original box.

Limited edition Dan Dare bust by John Fowler. 20 replicas of the Dan Dare bronze unveiled in Southport on the 15/04/2000 to mark the 50th anniversary of Eagle. This bust is numbered 7 of 20 on the base.

Dan Dare bust by John Fowler.

Also going under the hammer is a limited edition Dan Dare bust by John Fowler, one of 20 replicas of the Dan Dare bronze unveiled in Southport on the 15th April 2000 to mark the 50th anniversary of Eagle. This bust is numbered 7 of 20 on the base.

James Bond's,Aston Martin DB5 Corgi 261. All original items, excellent model in excellent original box, complete.

James Bond’s,Aston Martin DB5 Corgi 261. All original items, excellent model in excellent original box, complete.

Revell and Airfix kits, James Bond games and toys and much more are also on offer.

• The auction starts at 11.30am,Saturday 26th September at Collivaud House, Cardiff and viewings are available Saturday 26th September (the day of the auction) between 10.00 and 11.00.  View  the full catalogue on The-Saleroom.com

• Langley and Jones are at Collivaud House, Collivaud Place, Cardiff CF24 5PD. Tel: 0845 094 97 90 Web: www.langleyandjones.co.uk 

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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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