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!)
Here are some of the other lots that caught our attention…
Super Spider-Man and Super-Heroes #161 (Marvel UK), cover dated 13th March 176, with free stickers
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.
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.