Monday 27 June 2016

Original Art: Garth on eBay - 'The Angels of Hell's Gap' (J56) 1975

J56 Garth by Frank Bellamy

Ant Jones, the organiser of the Garth Facebook page has let me know that an original Garth strip drawn by Frank Bellamy is on eBay.

The seller describes it like this:

You are bidding on an original signed Daily Mirror 'Garth' Cartoon strip from 1975 by the late great Frank Bellamy.

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 54cm x17.5cm

ITEM DETAILS: The strip carries the date 10-3-75 in pen, top right corner, and the number J56 denotes that it is from 'The Angels of Hell's Gap' episode from that year (1975). Considering that it is over 40 years old it is in extremely good, bright condition with no staining, yellowing or issues more serious than slightly blunted corners (see photos) and the pen-work is crisp and clear with the odd pencil outline and minor correction visible as you would expect. It has the Daily Mirror copyright stamp on the back (see photo) and would look great in any collection.

The start price reflects the increasing rarity and value of this great British artist's work.

The same strip sold £180 after 15 bids in April 2012

"The Angels of Hell's Gap" story ran originally in the Daily Mirror from 15 January 1975 - 2 May 1975 #(J12-J101) and was reprinted by, the sadly defunct, "All Devon Comic Collectors Club" in their Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.13 [No date]  and also recoloured in the  Daily Mirror from Monday 21 February 2011 to Tuesday 12 April 2011 by Martin Baines (who is colouring "Freak out to fear" at the moment, which you can follow on Ant's Facebook page mentioned above.

And just for your enjoyment...
The opening strip from the story "Angels of Hell's Gap"

SUMMARY (Updated 24/07/2016  18/07/2016 05/07/2016)

WHERE?: eBay  
SELLER: Sweet4action
STARTING BID: £270.00   / Relisted at £300 Buy It Now or Make Offer / Relisted at £150 auction with reserve
END DATE: 4 July 2016   /14 July 2016 / 24 July 2016
No of bids: 6
No of bidders:3

No comments: