Latest Phil-Comics auction features classic comics with free gifts, Stingray book rarities

eBay comic auctioneers Phil-Comics February 2022 sale is up and running now, bids on items starting to close this Sunday (20th February). Items include several British classic comics, complete with free gifts, US comics, annuals, and tie-in rarities such as Buster, Eagle and Robin club badges. There are also a large number of Gerry Anderson TV show-related items too – issues of TV Century 21, annuals, rare books and more.

Also included is a reproduction of the Fleetway flyer for their 1963 annuals, and look how many there were. Featured are Lion, Princess, Buster, Harold Hare, June, Tiger and more. This looks very modern, produced on fairly glossy paper, with new staples, but it’s nicely done, with the word “Replica” printed on the reverse in small type, confirming it’s a facsimile. (We do wonder why it was reprinted, though!)

  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet
  • Fleetway Annuals for 1963 Reproduction Flyer Booklet

Here are some of the other lots that caught our attention…

Beryl the Peril Annual 1959, from Topper comic
Beryl the Peril Annual 1959, from Topper comic
Bullet No. 3, cover dated 28th February 1976, with Free Gift - Snap Together Planes
Bullet No. 3, cover dated 28th February 1976, with Free Gift – Snap Together Planes
The Comic Art of Denis McLoughlin Reprint Book #1 (2007) featuring Swift Morgan
The Comic Art of Denis McLoughlin (2007) featuring Swift Morgan
Dennis the Menace Book 1956 - Cover
Dennis the Menace Book 1956
Eagle Comic Club Membership Pin Badge (1950s)
Eagle Comic Club Membership Pin Badge (1950s)

Lady Penelope No. 48, cover dated 17th December 1966, featuring "Thunderbirds are Go" feature film tie-in on the cover
Lady Penelope No. 48, cover dated 17th December 1966, featuring “Thunderbirds are Go” feature film tie-in on the cover

Lion, cover dated 19th January 1963, with free gift - an Ace Aircraft of the World booklet
Lion, cover dated 19th January 1963, with free gift – an Ace Aircraft of the World booklet
Robin Comic Club Membership Pin Badge (1950s)
Robin Comic Club Membership Pin Badge (1950s)
Reprint/ uncut pages version of Skipper No. 1, cover dated 6th September 1930, a 1978 reprint of this early DC Thomson title that formed part of the 1978 DC Thomson Firsts Book, published by Chimera-Posner
Reprint/ uncut pages version of Skipper No. 1, cover dated 6th September 1930, a 1978 reprint of this early DC Thomson title that formed part of the 1978 DC Thomson Firsts Book, published by Chimera-Posner
Star Trek Magic Painting Book (1979). Add water for colour - although it's unlikely, we suspect, this process might still activate so many years later?
Star Trek Magic Painting Book (1979). Add water for colour – although it’s unlikely, we suspect, this process might still activate so many years later?
Star Trek Magic Painting Book (1979). Add water for colour - although it's unlikely, we suspect, this process might still activate so many years later?
Star Trek Magic Painting Book (1979). Add water for colour – although it’s unlikely, we suspect, this process might still activate so many years later?
Stingray - The Deadly Alliance Story Book (1967). Interior illustrations look to be by Gerry or Ron Embleton?
Stingray – The Deadly Alliance Story Book (1967). Interior illustrations look to be by Gerry or Ron Embleton?

Super Spider-Man and Super-Heroes #161 (Marvel UK), cover dated 13th March 176, with free stickers

Super Spider-Man and Super-Heroes #161 (Marvel UK), cover dated 13th March 176, with free stickers
Super Spider-Man and Super-Heroes #161 (Marvel UK), cover dated 13th March 176, with free stickers
Tammy and Sally Holiday Special (1971)
Tiger Tim's Weekly free gift "Bicycle Toy" from the issue cover dated 20th November 1926 - some damage, no comic included
Tiger Tim’s Weekly free gift “Bicycle Toy” from the issue cover dated 20th November 1926 – some damage, no comic included
Topper Book - 1958
Topper Book – 1958
TV Comic No. 1293, cover dated 25th September 1976, with free Star Trek "Mighty Midget" comic gift
TV Comic No. 1293, cover dated 25th September 1976, with free Star Trek “Mighty Midget” comic gift
Victor Summer Special 1982, with Ian Kennedy cover
Victor Summer Special 1982, with Ian Kennedy cover
Warlord No. 4, cover dated 19th October 1974, with free gift – a Secret Sign Ring

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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• Bidding on items in this auction begins to close on Sunday 20th February 2022

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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