Fantastic start to 2021 for Phil-Comics auction followers

Fantastic #62 - 82
Fantastic #62 – 82

EBay comic auction house Phil-Comics first sale of 2021 draws to a close this weekend, with around 400 vintage comic listings, with the vast majority starting at 99p with no reserve.

The auction includes more girls titles complete with their original scripts, which have attracted strong bidding in past auctions, early issues of 2000AD and Odiham’s Fantastic, a copy of Beano 500, published in 1951, some good quality annuals and a few rare comic gifts, such as a Topper glow in the dark mask. There are some great US comics on offer, too.

Combined postage is available on all items spanning both days of Sunday 24th and Monday 25th January.

Here’s a few of the great British comics and comic lots on offer.

  • 2000AD Progs 8 - 51
  • Beano Book 1958
  • Dandy Issue 500 cover dated 23rd June 1951
  • Dandy Monster Comic Annual 1944
  • DC Comics Limited Collector's Edition C-37 Sep 1975 Batman
  • Dennis the Menace Comic Book 1962
  • Eagle Volume 1 No. 2 cover dated 21st April 1950
  • Fireball XL5 Annual 1967
  • James Bond Annual 1969
  • Marvel Treasury Edition comic #15 (1977)
  • Marvelman Comic Annual c1958
  • Roy of the Rovers Holiday Special 1980
  • The Phantom Annual 1969
  • Topper Free Gift Glow-Mask from No. 924, cover dated 17th October 1970
  • TV Century 21 No. 11 - cover dated 3rd April 1965
  • UFO Annual 1971
  • Valentine cover dated 1st January 1972, plus original script by Miss Valerie Harman of Northumberland, who passed away in August 2018
  • War Picture Library Holiday Special 1968

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.

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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.

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