Dan Dare Sale

Steve Holland reports on the recent collection of the late Bob Rothwell, a major Dan Dare fan and collector, over on Bear Alley. “A huge number of collectable Dan Dare items went under the hammer—so to speak—and some were fetching silly amounts of money,” he recounts. Read his full report…

A few highlights from the auction included a Dan Dare bust, only the third ever made by John Fowler and originally sculpted for Southport’s celebration of Dan Dare back in 2000. This went for £120, although all prices also had a 15% buyers premium plus VAT where applicable, while a Dan Dare spaceship (boxed) went for £150, a presentation belt (Crafton) and tie (Theros) in original box went for £70.

Steve has a number of pictures of lots from the auction which are sure to be of interest to Dan Dare fans but as he says, it’s sad to think that Bob’s collection, which he spent a lifetime collecting, was sold in under 30 minutes…



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