British comic art, rare “Free Gift” TV Century 21 comics, Marvel UK gems offered in latest Phil-Comics auction

The latest Phil-Comics auction on eBay is now live, its prime focus as ever on British comics, including some rare issues of the Gerry Anderson series focused TV Century 21, with free gifts. But there are some fantastic original artworks on offer in this auction, too.

Overall, the auction has 385 diverse listings, including comics, annuals, free gifts, summer/holiday specials, picture libraries, reprint books, a printers proof, fanzines, poster mags, TV themed paperback books, several pages of original artwork and even a handful of 7″ comic themed records.

You’ll also find the two rare and limited edition Marvel UK cover patches that you could send off for in 1975.

Most auctions start at 99p with no reserve. The auction begins to close on Sunday 19th June 2022.

Head to www.ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics for the full catalogue

A rare copy of Beano No. 72, cover dated 9th December 1939
A rare copy of The Beano No. 72, cover dated 9th December 1939
Beano Summer Special 1965
Beano Summer Special 1965
Bullet No. 1, cover dated 14th February 1976, with Free Gift, a Secret Sign Ring, unused
Bullet No. 1, cover dated 14th February 1976, with Free Gift, a Secret Sign Ring, unused
Jackpot No. 1, cover dated 5th May 1979, with Free Gift - a joke Bar of Soap
Jackpot No. 1, cover dated 5th May 1979, with Free Gift – a joke Bar of Soap
A rare Marvel UK Cover Patch from Spider-Man Comics Weekly #88 - #371 of 1000
A rare Marvel UK Cover Patch from Spider-Man Comics Weekly #88 – #371 of 1000

A genuinely rare item – a Marvel Patch from 1975, one of two patches in this current auctions, from the same original owner, which was given away as part of a rear cover ‘Postal order’ type offer on 1975 editions of Marvel UK comics such as The Avengers, Mighty World of Marvel, Spider-man Comics Weekly etc.

TV Century 21 No. 105, cover dated 21st January 1967 with Rare Free Gift Target and Sucker Dart
TV Century 21 No. 105, cover dated 21st January 1967 (2067) with Rare Free Gift Target and Sucker Dart
TV Century 21 No. 141, cover dated 30th September 1967 with Free Gift 3-D Video Specs
TV Century 21 No. 141, cover dated 30th September 1967 (2067) with Free Gift 3-D Video Specs
TV Tornado No. 36, cover dated 16th September 1967. First appearance of The Mysterons
TV Tornado No. 36, cover dated 16th September 1967. First appearance of The Mysterons
Valiant, cover dated 29th March 1975 + Free Gift Pop Pistol
Valiant, cover dated 29th March 1975 with Free Gift Pop Pistol
Vulcan No. 2, cover dated 4th October 1975 with Free Gift Magical Number Cards
Vulcan No. 2, cover dated 4th October 1975 with Free Gift Magical Number Cards
The Triumph storypaper No. 804 and 810 (1940), one featuring Superman comic strip
The Triumph storypaper No. 804 and 810 (1940), one featuring Superman comic strip

Some of the original artwork on offer in this auction…

Original Artwork for The Dandy No. 468, cover dated 11th November 1950 - Black Bob by Jack Prout
Original Artwork for The Dandy No. 468, cover dated 11th November 1950 – Black Bob by Jack Prout
Original Keyhole Kate art for The Dandy No. 623 (published in 1953), by Allan Morley
Original Keyhole Kate art for The Dandy No. 623 (published in 1953), by Allan Morley
The Perishers comic strip 27/5/1982 Q124 by Dennis Collins
The Perishers comic strip 27/5/1982 Q124 by Dennis Collins
Two pages of original Artwork for Valentine cover dated 27th June 1964 - “Waitin' For You”
Two pages of original Artwork for Valentine cover dated 27th June 1964 – “Waitin’ For You”

And other rarities…

Power Records: Amazing Spider-Man Abominable Showman 33.5 RPM 7" Record c1970s
Power Records: Amazing Spider-Man Abominable Showman 33.5 RPM 7″ Record c1970s

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 a huge number of 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.

• Head to www.ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics for the full catalogue

Most auctions start at 99p with no reserve. The auction begins to close on Sunday 19th June 2022.

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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