First part of massive Anderson & Garland British and US comics auction takes place next week

Starting the New Year with a bang, Westerhope-based auction house Anderson & Garland are hosting the first part of an absolutely massive comic and comic art auction next week, offering hundreds of lots of British and American comics.

Many of the comics and artworks offered are from the archives of longtime collector Peter Hansen, now, sadly, being broken up, despite his many attempts to save them for the nation.

Taking place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2023, the enormous catalogue, features just over eight hundred lots, including runs of 2000AD, War Picture Library cover art, Marvel UK titles, British Mickey Mouse comics, DC and Marvel Comics, and an incredible range of independent US titles, and comic-related books, too.

Do note that you need to register with the site to bid.

The two-day auction of rare and collectable, vintage and modern, American and British comics includes: Fantastic Four No’s. 1 and 4, Iron Man No. 1, Amazing Spider-Man No’s. 5, 11, 50 and 101, Justice League No.1, The Brave & Bold No. 28, Green Lantern No. 76; thousands of Silver Age and Bronze Age US comics by Marvel and DC; Modern Key variants; bound volumes of British comics by DC Thomson, Hulton Press and IPC, including original publisher’s file-copies; rare Alan Class comics, original comics artwork; Horror Magazines, Children’s Annuals and Comics-related books.

This sale will continued with The Comics Auction – Part 2 on Wednesday, 1st February.

Established in 1840, Anderson & Garland is the leading firm of Auctioneers and Valuers in the North of England and Scottish Borders, and one of the largest independent auction houses in the UK .

View the full Comics Auction catalogue here

Anderson & Garland – The Comics Auction Part One – Selected Lots

Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 245 'Blind Judgement', by Alessandro Biffignandi, gouache on board, image size 32.5 x 25cms, unframed, with studio Creazioni D'Ami, Milan, creator's stamp verso, originally published June 1964, subsequently republished as Battle Picture Library, No. 509 'Last Campaign' and War Picture Library, No. 1299.
Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher's Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 245 ‘Blind Judgement’, by Alessandro Biffignandi, gouache on board, image size 32.5 x 25cms, unframed, with studio Creazioni D’Ami, Milan, creator’s stamp verso, originally published June 1964, subsequently republished as Battle Picture Library, No. 509 ‘Last Campaign’ and War Picture Library, No. 1299. Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher’s Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 498 'Cover of Darkness', by Franco Picchioni, gouache on board, image size 28.5 x 21.5cms, unframed.
Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher's Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 498 ‘Cover of Darkness’, by Franco Picchioni, gouache on board, image size 28.5 x 21.5cms, unframed. Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher’s Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 572 'Soldier Breed', by Vincente Alcazar, gouache on board, image size 42 x 32cms, unframed. 
Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher's Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 572 ‘Soldier Breed’, by Vincente Alcazar, gouache on board, image size 42 x 32cms, unframed. Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher’s Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 970 'Behind Enemy Lines', by Graham Coton, body colour on masonite (hardboard), signed, 54.5 x 38cms, unframed, originally published August 1974. Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher's Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
Original Art Work for the front cover of War Picture Library, No. 970 ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, by Graham Coton, body colour on masonite (hardboard), signed, 54.5 x 38cms, unframed, originally published August 1974. Provenance: The Fleetway Publisher’s Archive Collection of Peter Hansen
E. Anson Dyer for Anglia Films Ltd: a collection of twenty-two hand-painted animation cells from 'Sam's Medal' with Sam Small and his dog Pudden. Sam's Medal was one of nine films produced between 1935 and 1937 by Anglia Films Ltd. They are mounted in a ledger
E. Anson Dyer for Anglia Films Ltd: a collection of twenty-two hand-painted animation cells from ‘Sam’s Medal’ with Sam Small and his dog Pudden. Sam’s Medal was one of nine films produced between 1935 and 1937 by Anglia Films Ltd. They are mounted in a ledger
Original Art Work full pages from Look-In No. 19 (pages 12 and 13), published 1989; Look-In, No. 26 (pages 12 and 13); and Look-In, No. 34 (page 28 and 29?), depicting stories from the series Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds by Nick Potter, pen, ink and wash over pencil, each board measuring 43 x 32cms, unframed
Original Art Work full pages from Look-In No. 19 (pages 12 and 13), published 1989; Look-In, No. 26 (pages 12 and 13); and Look-In, No. 34 (page 28 and 29?), depicting stories from the series Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds by Nick Potter, pen, ink and wash over pencil, each board measuring 43 x 32cms, unframed
Original Art Work panels, by Hugh McNeill, depicting Harold Hare from Jack and Jill Comic, pen, ink and wash, signed in the last panel, 24 x 25.5cms on backing board, 36 x 39cms
Original Art Work panels, by Hugh McNeill, depicting Harold Hare from Jack and Jill Comic, pen, ink and wash, signed in the last panel, 24 x 25.5cms on backing board, 36 x 39cms
One of many lots of bound British comics on offer in this incredible auction
Buster, one issue from 28th December 1968; eighteen issues from 1969; thirty nine issues from 1970; forty seven issues from 1971; fifty two issues from 1972; forty four issues from 1973; five issues from 1975; and Buster Holiday Fun Special, no date, priced 15p
Buster, one issue from 28th December 1968; eighteen issues from 1969; thirty nine issues from 1970; forty seven issues from 1971; fifty two issues from 1972; forty four issues from 1973; five issues from 1975; and Buster Holiday Fun Special, no date, priced 15p
Boys' World, No. 1 (1963); Ranger, No. 1 (1965), with souvenir facsimile of the Magnet, first issue; Ranger, No. 40, final issue (June 18th 1966); Boy's Own Paper, No. 1 (February 1967), with facsimile of the earlier version of B.O.C. (from 1879); Boy Zone, No. 1 (1983); Target, No. 1 (1972); and other No. 1 Boys Magazines. (10)
Boys’ World, No. 1 (1963); Ranger, No. 1 (1965), with souvenir facsimile of the Magnet, first issue; Ranger, No. 40, final issue (June 18th 1966); Boy’s Own Paper, No. 1 (February 1967), with facsimile of the earlier version of B.O.C. (from 1879); Boy Zone, No. 1 (1983); Target, No. 1 (1972); and other No. 1 Boys Magazines. (10)
Captain Britain, No. 1.
Captain Britain, No. 1
Captain Britain, No. 1; and Captain Britain, No. 2, with free boomerang
Captain Britain, No. 1; and Captain Britain, No. 2, with free boomerang
2000AD No's.101-107, 109; and a large quantity of later issues (many running sequentially
2000AD No’s.101-107, 109; and a large quantity of later issues (many running sequentially
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Weekly Comic, published by IPC, sundry issues dating between February 1977-December 1978; together with Mickey Mouse Holiday Special, 1977
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Weekly Comic, published by IPC, sundry issues dating between February 1977-December 1978; together with Mickey Mouse Holiday Special, 1977
The Incredible Hulk, No. 1 (May 1962)
The Incredible Hulk, No. 1 (May 1962)
Green Lantern and Green Arrow, No. 87
Green Lantern and Green Arrow, No. 87
Marvel Super-Heroes Presents Guardians of the Galaxy, No. 18 (1968)
Marvel Super-Heroes Presents Guardians of the Galaxy, No. 18 (1968)
Ghost Rider, No. 1
Ghost Rider, No. 1
Wonder Woman, No's. 178 and 179
Wonder Woman, No’s. 178 and 179

Anderson & Garland – The Comics Auction Part One


Lot: 1 to 216 – Wednesday 18th Jan, 2023 10.00am
Lot: 217 to 431 – Wednesday 18th Jan, 2023 12.45pm
Lot: 432 to 632 – Thursday 19th Jan, 2023 10.00am
Lot: 633 to 801 – Thursday 19th Jan, 2023 12.30pm

Viewing times

Monday 16th January 10am – 3.00pm
Tuesday 17th January 10am – 3.00pm

View the full Comics Auction catalogue here

Do note that you need to register with the site to bid. This sale will continued with The Comics Auction – Part 2 on Wednesday, 1st February 2023

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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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