A huge auction at Stroud Auction Rooms this week, offering antique guns, Hornby trains, art prints (including a Battle of Britain print by Frank Wooton), also features a number of comic art pages from Look-In and other comics featuring top TV characters and actors, by artists such as Barrie Mitchell, Bill Titcombe and Martin Asbury – including strips featuring Duran Duran and David Cassidy.
The lots include an imaginary story featuring David Cassidy by Alan Parry published in Look-In Issue; “Knight Rider” and “Streethawk” art by Barrie Mitchell; “The A-Team” by Gray;”Supergran” art by Bill Titcombe; a Duran Duran spread by Steve McGarry; “The Six Million Dollar Man” art by Martin Asbury; a page of “Dangermouse“; “Mork and Mindy“, also by Bill Titcombe; and a “That’s My Boy” spread featuring Mollie Sugden.
Also going under the hame are a handful of one page comedy comic strips that ran in the 1950s Marvelman comics, some of which were written by the late Dennis Gifford.
The Marvelman-related lot includes art featuring characters such as “Flip and Flop” by Dee Gee (Dennis Gifford), “Jim Poeey” and “Young Joey” (credited to “Will O’Tree, probably also Gifford’s work) and “Dan’l Goone”, all published in the 1950s by L. Miller & Son.
Also on offer are some rare pencil sketches credited to Radio Fun artist Robbie Robertson, actually better known as “Wally” Robertson. Auction House Biddle & Webb sold a larger lot of his sketches last year.
Radio Fun was first published in October 1938 (first issue cover dated 15th October) until February 1961, by which time it was titled Radio Fun and Adventure, it became the first out of twelve titles to merge with Buster.
Stroud Auction Rooms was established in 2004 in the heart of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. Since then, they have expanded to become one of the county’s leading salerooms with regular monthly two day auctions at our permanent base just outside Stroud.
The company aim to provide a friendly, yet professional service to both buyers and sellers, regardless of the value of their goods. They offer online bidding on all lots in their auctions, opening up the sale to customers worldwide, and currently have the highest number of online buyers in the country.
• The guns, weapons, medals, militaria, taxidermy and toys auction runs 10th – 11th February 2016 at Stroud Auction Rooms and includes live steam models, musical instruments, vinyl records and mechanical music. Full catalogue here | Web site: http://stroudauctions.co.uk
• The Boardman Comic Monograph #1 by Matthew Gore, available via lulu.com, has some information on the Marvelman comedy strips, as well as information on the Marvelman strip