Four from a publisher’s file copy run of the first 199 issues of War Picture Library from the years 1958-63. They sold for £3250 at Comic Book Auctions.

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Four full-page, black and white artworks made by Joe Colquhoun for a 1979 issue of Battle Action, which was published by IPC in the years 1977-81, sold at £2300.

Other original artwork successes included a full-page, ink and wash Dr Who comic artwork of 1972 by Gerry Haylock, in which everyone’s favourite Time Lord takes the form of Jon Pertwee, who two years earlier had succeeded William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton in the role on BBC TV. It sold at £1460.


Gerry Haylock’s full-page Dr Who artwork of 1972, sold for £1460 by Comic Book Auctions.

A pair of ‘Women of Galba’ artworks produced by Frank Bellamy for Daily Mirror comic strips in 1973 brought a bid of £800.

Previewed in ATG No 2481, a rare example of the 1951, initial promotional issue of The Eagle, complete with squirtring giveaway, was sold at £540.

The lots sold in a timed sale that ended on February 28.