Monday 18 August 2014

Original art for sale: Comic Book Auctions - Thunderbirds

Original art TV21 #213 Page 1
 Comic Book Auctions Limited have an original Frank Bellamy for sale. Their description:

Thunderbirds original artwork (1969) by Frank Bellamy from TV 21 No 213
Leaving Scott for dead in the cavern Professor Beresford peels the face mask away to reveal the Tracys' arch enemy, The Hood ..!
Bright Pelikan inks on board. 18 x 15 ins £800-1000

For the first time you can bid via which means you have a better idea of live bidding and the amount collectors are bidding. CBA's blurb:

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For those of you who send us postal bids you may, of course, continue to do so and you might consider sending us your highest bids which will be entered online by us and not be viewable unless they are bettered - just like eBay. You will no longer need to telephone or email us to raise your bids as all the latest bids will be viewable online in real time at To include their commission of 3%+VAT our new buyer’s premium will be 14%.

The closing date is 7th September so good luck.

I remember this later run of Thunderbirds in TV21 and how the quality of the art appeared to me to become 'washed out' and comparing the beautifully preserved inks in the original to the page below I think you'll see what I mean - especially in the red background behind The Hood. Well done to the owner for preserving this piece so well

Here are the two TV21 pages of the story from #213 - the story appeared originally inTV21 #209 - 217 (18 Jan 2069 - 15 Mar 2069) and was called The Zoo Ship. It has been reprinted in 

TV21 #213 Page 10

TV21 #213 Page 11

  • WHERE?: Comic Book Auctions Limited
  • SELLER:  [Lot # 115]
  • STARTING BID:£800-£1,000
  • ART: TV21 #213: Thunderbirds
  • ENDING PRICE: £821 (including 14% buyer's premium)
  • No of bids: 

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