My Goodness! That’s a lot of Guinness – vintage advertising for auction, that is…

While there are no comic-related items in the upcoming Vintage Advertising and Printed Ephemera auction at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House next week, there are some rather wonderful Guinness posters and more among the lots for sale, alongside a swathe of modern film posters.

Here are just a few of the vintage items of over 900 on offer. Bidding is open at The-Saleroom.

  • Cunard Canadian Service poster. Printed in Great Britain, Lithographic Walter Thomas Cruise Line Travel (1894-1971) poster laid on cardboard circa 1920
  • Jacobs Crackers Poster (Undated)
  • Carlton ware Toucan figure Guinness advertisement
  • Guinness is good for you double-sided sign
  • My Goodness, My Guinness metal sign
  • "Senior Service Satisfy" poster, featuring the H.M.S. Eagle aircraft Carrier escorted by "weapon" class destroyer
  • Wills's Bulwark Cut Plug poster saluting Base Dun Laoghaire Reproduction Approved by Department of Defence

• Vintage Advertising and Printed Ephemera Sheppard’s Irish Auction House 10th – 11th June 2021, Durrow, Co. Laois, R32 FN88, Ireland 057 874 0000 Email: | Web: | Bid on The-Saleroom

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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