Amazing British comic annuals up for auction from Phil Comics

Phil Comics first vintage comic auction of 2019 is now live on eBay, and includes some terrific Beano, Dandy and Lion annuals in its lots, along with some British comics including free gifts, and some editions of the short-lived Tornado adventure comic.Continue reading Amazing British comic annuals up for auction from Phil Comics

TV Century 21 Issue 90 cover dated 8th October 1966-FG

Rare British comics free gifts, tie-in merchandise on offer in Phil Comics auction

Online British comics auction house Phil Comics has just launched its December 2018 offering, which includes a huge range of bundled comics from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and rare issues of titles complete with free gifts including a copy of TV Century 21 with a Thunderbirds “International Rescue” cardboard hat, released back inContinue reading Rare British comics free gifts, tie-in merchandise on offer in Phil Comics auction

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The Beano at 80 – a Potted History by Phil Shrimpton

As the Beano closes in on its 80th birthday, comics auctioneer Phil Shrimpton of Phil Comics looks back at some the weekly humour comic’s achievements and its continued success today… The Beano comic needs very little introduction, certainly not in the world of comic collecting but also not amongst the general population. Many of itsContinue reading The Beano at 80 – a Potted History by Phil Shrimpton

Beano Number One - cover dated 30th July 1938 (Phil Comics copy, 2018 auction item) - Cover

Original first issue of the Beano on offer on eBay… for £25,000

Comics auctioneers Phil Comics is offering an original, unrestored, FN+ example of the first Beano comic – cover dated 30th July 1938 – in the same week that the comic turns 80, with a starting bid price of £25,000. This original copy includes pages excised from reprints in recent years, removed for their now stereotypedContinue reading Original first issue of the Beano on offer on eBay… for £25,000