Around 260 vintage comic listings are in the latest Phil-Comics eBay auction this week, ending this Sunday, 22nd, and Monday 23rd August 2021.
“There’s lots of variety and scarcity so hopefully something will catch your eye,” auctioneer Phil Shrimpton notes. “I’m always happy to combine postage.”
There’s good news for collectors of Dandy comic free gifts – two seldom seen giveaways from 1960 are up for grabs tomorrow on eBay.
“The ‘Whirlybird’ is particularly hard to find and this one’s been in our collection for over 15 years,” says Phil. “I’m only selling this as I found another with a slightly better envelope.”
The auction also includes the first three issues of the 1960s adventure comic Terrific, complete with free gifts.
Here are just a few of the great lots of largely British comics on offer…
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 500+ 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.
• Bidding on items in this auction begins to close on Sunday 22nd August 2021
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.