V for Vendetta ‘V’ Mask from 2005 film offered at auction

Alongside Buck Rogers, Star Trek: Voyager TV series film scripts, music memorabilia, James Bond collectables and more in the upcoming Ewbank’s Entertainment & Memorabilia Premier Auction this week, there’s comics-connected rarity that will have fans of Alan Moore and David Lloyd‘s V for Vendetta aflutter.

V For Vendetta (2005) 'V' Mask and Production used clapperboard from the film

Estimated to sell for between £500 and £800 is a V For Vendetta ‘V’ Mask and Production used clapperboard from the film starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman, framed in display.

The items come to auction via Propstore of London.

For those of you without deep pockets, the graphic novel is still widely available in collection, in various languages, and the film, too.

Other upcoming auctions of note at Ewbank’s include a Toys & Models Auction and Entertainment & Memorabilia Collectables (both on 10th November); and a Retro Video Games & Consoles on 18th November. The Toy Auction includes a number of Star Wars items as well as dolls, Dinky toys and more; the Memorabila auction, Dan Dare collections, Marvel and DC Comics, and some toys.

Of particular interest to downthetubes readers might be a variety of production designs by Keith Wilson, offered from the archive of British production designer (1941-2011), including some of his work for Gerry Anderson, although most on offer are from his work on various Charles Dickens adaptations.

Set design by Keith Wilson identified as for a Gerry Anderson production
Set design by Keith Wilson identified as for a Gerry Anderson production
Set design by Keith Wilson identified as for a Charle Dickens production
Set design by Keith Wilson identified as for a Charle Dickens production

Wilson had a long association with AP Films and Gerry Anderson from the 1960s and he was highly regarded within the science-fiction genre. His set designs for numerous film and television productions included Thunderbirds (1965), UFO (1970), Space: 1999 (1975-78), Great Expectations (1989), Oliver Twist (1997), Victoria and Albert (2001) and The Ten Commandments (2007).

He was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for Starlin (1992) and a Cable ACE Award for Art Direction for The Old Curiosity Shop (1995).

Ewbank’s is the Premier International Antiques and Fine Art Valuers and Auctioneers in Surrey, South London, Hampshire and the South East region, holding quarterly Fine Auctions; and regular specialist sales of Jewellery, Silver, Clocks, Watches and Instruments, Fine Art, Ceramics, Antique Furniture and Works of Art.

Entertainment & Memorabilia Premier Auction, 11th November 2022, 9.30am | Ewbank’s Burnt Common Auction Rooms, London Road, Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7LN | Tel: +44 (0)1483 223 101 | Email: antiques@ewbankauctions.co.uk | You can also bid on the item via 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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