Isle of Wight-based Vectis Auctions has announced that part of its upcoming sale of the Chris Freeman Meccano & Vintage Toy Collection will feature a large selection of both original Dan Dare and Eagle collectables from the 1950s, and modern items, too.
The sale is on Thursday 23rd April 2020 and has been trailed by the auction house on YouTube.
downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf notes there are a lot of rare items in the sale, and look like they are in great condition.
Items include Dan Dare-inspired toy guns, books, bound and single copies of Eagle, spin-off Eagle model kits and much more.
Vectis typically releases auction catalogues two weeks before a sale. Do note that at present, there is no public access to auctions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic; all bidding will be online.
With thanks to Richard Sheaf
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.