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AUTHORS AND ARTISTS AUCTION FOR THE UKRAINE

 

AUCTION IS NOW OVER

IF YOU HAVE WON A LOT - PLEASE EMAIL ME AT MAINSUKRAINE@OUTLOOK.COM ON MONDAY - WE WILL THEN DISCUSS HOW TO DONATE AND GET THE ITEMS OUT TO YOU.



FINAL TOTAL: £14, 666

 

I, like many, have been shaken by Russia's horrific attack on Ukraine. I stand in solidarity with all Ukranians. I'm aware I have a miniscule public profile, but if I can do some good with it, then it's a privilige and my duty. Plus, children in Ukraine being put through that? It's sickening. So I'm doing a charity auction - with all proceeds going to directly to Red Cross Ukraine as you'll be donating the money directly to them after the auction ends. 95% of goods will be posted by those donating them - in one or two cases I've been asked to post on that person's behalf.

For the next two weeks, until the 12th of March, I'll be running a live auction. I have asked people to donate things and I'll be donating stuff myself.

This is how it works: 

  • If you want to bid on an item you do so in the comments. Comments are at the bottom of the page. I will then put the running total next to the item. Please bear with me as I moderate the comments and update them. I don't want the blog to be swamped by a lot of bots etc so will be going through them as they come in. Patience at this time would be appreciated.
  • If you're been outbid by the time I go through the messages, these will be deleted. Earliest and highest bid goes up first. Please assume that you have not got the highest bid and check the lot.
  • If you get an error bid, email me. I will bid on your behalf.
  • When the auction ends and you win you'll be asked to donate the full money directly to Red Cross Ukraine: When you bid it will be in Pounds Sterling, when you donate, you'll do so in Euros, please use a currency converter beforehand so you send the right amount.
  • One you have an email reciept of your donation, email me at johnnymainsAToutlookDOTcom and your goods will be sent out by the donator.  Because of postage rates this auction is for UK ONLY unless you are willing to pay for the postage yourself. If you still wish to donate, you can do using the above link.
  • There will be more auction items added in the coming days.
  • I will not be responsible for notifying you during the auction what the current total for lots are or if you have been outbid. When able, I will, but on the main, you'll have to do that yourself. Check late at night or first thing in the morning. Rebid if outbid.
  • Please excuse the ragged nature of this post. I hate Blogger. It's a pile of poo. But it's free, so there you go. You may have to scroll down to reach lots after the picture.
  • After the auction, I will post the redacted email proof of donations. Names and email addresses will be removed as per current data laws.
  • Myself and donators cannot be held responsible for items lost in the mail. Where possible, proof of postage will be given.
https://portal-images.azureedge.net/auctions-2020/sreas10388/images/d36bd8fe-0960-4610-8d93-ab7d015d8646.jpg?w=540&h=360Jason King star Peter Wyngarde dies at 90 | Chard & Ilminster News

LOT 1: Three rings from the Estate of Peter Wyngarde. These were owned by him and gifted to me for my birthday in 2020. These are all size 6 rings and fit on my pinky. They will come in the original bag and provenance will be supplied. Donated by Johnny Mains.

CURRENT TOTAL: £350


The Importance of Being Interested by Robin Ince | Waterstones The Books From Around the World Challenge - Robin Ince - The Cosmic  Shambles Network

LOT 2:  A signed copy of Robin Ince's The Importance of Being Interested PLUS the winner will have a Zoom conversation of 30 minutes with Robin where you'll be able to ask him anything. Kindly donated by Robin Ince.


CURRENT TOTAL: £200




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

LOT 3 - an original ink of Leon and  Mathilda by the artist DNS. He is on twitter as @portless. This is 11 x 17 inches on Bristol. Kindly donated by the artist.

CURRENT TOTAL: £150

 

 Water Shall Refuse Them : Lucie McKnight Hardy, : 9781713520511 :  Blackwell's

Dead Ink - A nice stack of Dead Relatives, Lucie McKnight... | Facebook

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LOT 4 - 1 signed copy of Water Shall Refuse Them and 1 signed copy of Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy. Includes a sterling silver origami crane pin, handmade by LMcKH. It’s relevant to The Birds of Nagasaki. Kindly donated by the author.

CURRENT TOTAL: £105


Robert Aickman: An Attempted Biography by R.B. Russell


LOT 5 - A signed copy of the Robert Aickman biography An Attempted Biography by R.B. Russell. This lot can also be personally dedicated to you. Kindly donated by R.B. Russell.

CURRENT TOTAL: £60


'Children of the Stones' Art Print

 

LOT 6 - An unframed Children of the Stones print. This will be signed by the prints creator who is Rob at Hidden Britain. His Twitter is @BritainCo. Kindly donated by the artist.

CURRENT TOTAL: £70


The Flâneur, the Cartographer and the Voyeur | by Melissa Wan | The Word  Factory | Medium


LOT 7 - A signed copy of London Gothic by Nicholas Royle. Kindly donated by the author.

CURRENT TOTAL: £75

Scarred for life: How the pop culture of the Seventies had such a lasting  effect on children | The Independent | The Independent

LOT 8 - A signed copy of Scarred For Life Volume 1 by Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence. Comes with a drawing of Noseybonk on front page. Kindly donated by the authors.

CURRENT TOTAL: £150


May be an image of book and text that says "THEY'RE VOLUME ONE: OUT ANIMALS OUTTO TO GET INSECTS INSECTS YOU AND κα JOHNNY EDITED JONMA BY MAINS"


LOT 9 - A signed copy of my latest anthology They're Out to Get You - Animals and Insects. PLUS the winner will have either a half an hour zoom call where they can ask me whatever they like, or have a character named after them in a short story. Donated by Johnny Mains.

CURRENT TOTAL: £60















LOT 10 - An original 1970s artwork for Alfred Hitchcock's Kriminalmagazine. The artist for this was Carles Prunes (1937 - 2017). Donated by Johnny Mains.

CURRENT TOTAL: £120














 

 

 

 

 

LOT 11 - Signed Beginner’s Guide To Psychology by Prof G Neil Martin and CD audiobook of G Neil Martin’s Psychology- Beginner’s Guide. Read by Kath & Kim actor, Andrea Powell. Kindly donated by the author.

CURRENT TOTAL: £60

 

 Horror 100 Best Books – 1st Limited Edition Signed – Xanadu – Copy #255 of  300 – Sans DJ – Adventure House

LOT 12 - Horror 100 Best Books - edited by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman. This is the signed limited edition. Only 300 copies were printed. SIGNED BY THE FOLLOWING: Clive Barker, John Blackburn, Diana Wynne Jones, Scott Bradfield, Les Daniels, David Pirie, Jane Yolen, Peter Tremayne, Garry Kilworth, John M. Ford, Jack Williamson, Tim Stout, Colin Wilson, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Douglas E. Winter, Richard Dalby, Geoff Ryman, David Langford, Terry Pratchett, Milton Subotsky, Mike Ashley, Basil Copper, George Hay, Steve Rasnic Tem, Karl Edward Wagner, Marvin Kaye, Hugh Lamb, Donald A. Wollheim, Dennis Etchison, Harlan Ellison, Graham Masterton, Maxim Jakubowski, Forrest J Ackerman, David G. Hartwell, Peter Haining, Robert R. McCammon, Joe Haldeman, Richard Christian Matheson, Joe R. Lansdale, Stephen Gallagher, Lisa Tuttle, Stephen Laws, Michel Parry, Tad Williams, Craig Shaw Gardner, Colin Greenland, Brian Aldiss, Neil Gaiman, F. Paul Wilson, John Skipp, Al Sarrantonio, Brian Lumley, David J. Schow , Peter Straub, Charles L. Grant, William F. Nolan, Charles de Lint, Shaun Hutson, Peter Nicholls, Christopher Evans, David Garnett, Chet Williamson, Samantha Lee, Brian Stableford, John Clute, Ramsey Campbell, Malcolm Edwards, Ian Watson, Michael Moorcock, Thomas F. Monteleone, Adrian Cole, Edward Bryant, Guy N. Smith, Robert Holdstock, Jack Sullivan, Eddy C. Bertin. Kindly donated by Kim Newman.

CURRENT TOTAL: £2000

Back in the USSA: Amazon.co.uk: Newman, Kim, Byrne, Eugene: 9780929480848:  Books

LOT 13 - A proof copy of the very impossible-to-find book Back in the USSA by Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman. Kindly donated by the author.

CURRENT TOTAL: £110


kim newman - bad dreams - Signed - AbeBooksJago by Kim NEWMAN - Hardcover - 1993 - from Between the Covers- Rare  Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 244602)

LOT 14 - hardback copies of the novels Bad Dreams and Jago. Kindly donated by the author. These may not be the exact format of copies you are sent.

 CURRENT TOTAL: £45

 

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LOT 15 - Complete run of Alison Moore's personal author copies of her sold-out chapbooks for Nightjar Press. Titles are The Harvestman, Broad Moor, Small Animals and When the Door Closed, It Was Dark. Kindly donated by the author.

CURRENT TOTAL: £90













LOT 16 - A signed League of Gentlemen Live (Again) tour book signed by Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton. Kindly donated by Reece Shearsmith.

CURRENT TOTAL: £200











LOT 17 - Reece Shearsmith's personal shooting script for "How Do You Plead" the Inside No.9 episode with Sir Derek Jacobi. Additionally inscribed by Reece Shearsmith. Kindly donated by Reece Shearsmith.

CURRENT BID: £550













LOT 18 - a signed Scarfolk Annual and a rare promotional Scarfolk 'Expiration Card'by Richard Littler. Only a handful expiration cards exist. Kindly donated by Richard Littler. 

CURRENT BID: £200


 

LOT 19 - a signed bluray copy of THREADS from Reece Dinsdale. Kindly donated by Reece Dinsdale. This will be signed.

CURRENT BID: £100

 


 LOT 20 - a collection of signed books by Laura Purcell which include The Silent Companions, The Corset, Bone China, The Shape of Darkness and The Haunting Season (in which she has a story). Kindly donated by Laura Purcell.

CURRENT BID: £170


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LOT 21 -  a signed copy of Priya Sharma's Shirley Jackson and British Fantasy Award-winning collection All The Fabulous Beasts. Please note that this book would not be able to be posted to the winner until April. Kindly donated by Priya Sharma.

CURRENT BID: £50

 


 









LOT 22 - a paperback copy of Nigel Kneale's collection Tomato Cain. A pleasing copy, suffers a little spine loss and old price mark on book in ink. Your chance to get an uncommon book. Kindly donated by Andrew Screen.

CURRENT BID - £200








LOT 23 - Hammer Commemorative Stamp Cover from 1999. Signed by Isla Blair who was a Hammer acress but didn't star in either of the films shown. Kindly donated by G Neil Martin.

CURRENT BID: £40




















 

LOT 24 - Bibliotapes label - (Book Soundtracks on tapes) - made for the Book Festival in Wigtown Only 6 copies of each exist and this is the only complete set.These are: Handspan - The Dark is Rising, Ioan Morris - The Magicians Nephew, Rupert Lally - The Day of the Triffids, Audio Obscura - Nineteen Eighty Four, Rupert Lally - Dune, The Night Monitor - This House is Haunted, Twenty-Three Hanging Trees - Cat's Cradle, Adderall Canyonly - Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, Drew Mulholland - A Clockwork Orange. Kindly donated by @frenchbloke

CURRENT BID: £250

 

Scarred For Life Volume Two: Television in the 1980s

 LOT 25 - A signed copy of Scarred For Life Volume 2. Signed by Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence. Comes with a drawing of Noseybonk on front page. Kindly donated by those two scamps.

CURRENT BID: £60












LOT 26 -  Your own private Scarred For Life show! This will be done via a zoom call and will include Stephen Brotherstone, Dave Lawrence and I will poke my head in and speak about the impact these two books have had on current popular culture. Kindly donated by the Scarred For Life.


CURRENT BID: £60


Author Q&A: Steven Savile | For Readers | The Fussy Librarian

LOT 27 - You will be a major character in N.K. Curran's (Steven Savile) Constable Crime novel, I Know Where You Died. Steven Savile is a legend in the field with over half a million copies of his novels and stories sold worldwide.  Please note that this book will not be published until 2024. Winner will be put in touch with Steven Savile who will keep you up to date. You will get the first signed copy of the book, and a signed copy of I Know Who You Were. Kindly donated by Steven Savile.

CURRENT BID: £200




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOT 28 - A signed souvenir programme for Ricky Gervais' 2009 tour, Science. Kindly donated by David Mckenna. 

CURRENT BID: £20

 




 










LOT 29 - graphic props from The Mezzotint - A Ghost Story for Christmas. Including the titular print, plus a letter and catalogue page from J.W. Britnell. While these are not screen used they are screen accurate. Print signed on the back. Kindly donated by Richard Wells (graphic designer on the film)

CURRENT BID: £677

 


 













LOT 30 - a First Edition of THE CLAW by Jay Ramsay, aka Ramsey Campbell. This is very rare - book was only done as a library hardcover. Ramsey will inscribe it to the winner if they like. Kindly donated by Ramsey Campbell.

CURRENT BID: £200

Edgar Wright - The Talks

LOT 31 - A signed and personalised LAST NIGHT IN SOHO script from Edgar Wright, director of Last Night in Soho, Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver and Hot Fuzz.  Kindly donated by Edgar Wright.

CURRENT BID: £800




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOT 32 - From the incredible artist Lucy Pass, a signed original eye drawing, signed 100 heads archival print and 3 mini print. Kindly donated by Lucy Pass. 

CURRENT BID: £250






















LOT 33 - Limited edition large A2 size print of this beautiful Beatles Get Back rooftop gig illustration, numbered 1 of 90 and signed by the artist Chris Barker. Kindly donated by Chris Barker.

CURRENT BID: £225














LOT 34 - Rufus Hound's trophy from Richard Osman's HOUSE OF GAMES. Rufus does not come with the trophy, as much as you'd like him to. Rufus won 4/5 shows. Kindly donated by Rufus Hound.

CURRENT BID: £1250













LOT 35 - a bundle of original artwork, A4 and A5 in size from the pen of the mighty Happy Toast. Kindly donated by Happy Toast. 


CURRENT BID - £175

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LOT 36 - a promotional card from the film A FIELD IN ENGLAND. Signed by Ben Wheatley. Donated by Johnny Mains

CURRENT BID: £60

Book boxes to your door — The Empowered Author

LOT 37 - a 12 months book subscription to the Big Green Bookshop. Kindly donated by Simon of Big Green Books.


CURRENT BID: £150







Susie Dent: A language must live in order to survive | Media Marketing 

LOT 38 - A signed and dedicated copy of Susie Dent's book Word Perfect plus a private zoom call to watch an interview I'll be doing with Susie about her life and career! You'll also be able to ask a couple of questions! Book and time kindly donated by Susie Dent.

CURRENT BID: £150








LOT 39 - THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, SPECIAL STEPHEN KING ISSUE, DECEMBER 1990. Paperback, digest magazine format. Fine, and signed by King on the back cover. Protected in a
slipcase commissioned from a local bookbinder. Kindly donated by Stephen Gallagher.

CURRENT BID: £220




LOT 40 -

WARRIORS' GATE by Stephen Gallagher, writing as John Lydecker. W H Allen, laminated boards, 1982. Issued without DJ. Novelisation of the Doctor Who Season 18 TV story. Unread copy, NM, rare. Slight variation in the shading of the bound pages (see picture). One of a short run of hardcovers produced for library issue, this copy is from the author's personal archive.The book's been in shrinkwrap for 30 years so condition's as good as it gets. To be signed or dedicated as required. Kindly donated by Stephen Gallagher. 

CURRENT BID - £375

 


Ellen Datlow - Hydra House Books

LOT 41 - front row seats to a zoom conversation between me and multiple-award winning editor Ellen Datlow. We'll be talking about her incredible career and you'll be able to ask a couple of questions! This talk will happen a the end of April. Kindly donated by Ellen Datlow
 
CURRENT BID - £30

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LOT 42 - Unworn, large FREE FIRE Q+A t-shirt, signed by Ben Wheatley.  Donated by Johnny Mains Dog not included.

CURRENT BID = £30

Kier-La Janisse - Wikipedia 
 
LOT 43front row seats to a zoom conversation between me and Kier-La Janisse, the director and producer of the recent folk horror exploration Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched. This will be an amazing chat into the making of one of the best genre documentaries of our generation. You can even ask a couple of questions yourself! Kindly donated by Kier-La Janisse.

CURRENT BID: £100

Stars of Tomorrow 2018: Prano Bailey-Bond (writer/director) | Features |  Screen 
 
 LOT 44front row seats to a zoom conversation between me and Prano Bailey-Bond director of the recent CENSOR - a film that has truly lit the fires of horror fans everywhere! You can even ask a couple of questions yourself! Please note that this talk will happen in May. Kindly donated by Prano Bailey-Bond.

CURRENT BID: £100















LOT 45 - A UK Quad for the film CENSOR directed by Prano Bailey-Bond. This will be signed by Prano. Kindly donated by Prano Bailey-Bond.

CURRENT BID: £30
 


 

















LOT 46 - The Very Best of Monty Python - signed by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. Kindly donated by Stuart Moore.

CURRENT BID: £125
 
 






 LOT 47 -
  • Wicker Man by Eli John, Limited edition giclee print of 100 copies. Hand signed and numbered 
  •  Original drawing by Eli John inspired by Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic folk horror ‘A Field in England’ Drawing on A4 bristol board Signed,  
  • Original drawing by Eli John inspired by Alan Clarke’s ‘PENDA’S FEN’ Drawing on A5 Bristol board. Signed
  • Drawing inspired by Nigel Kneale’s ‘BABY’ from the series BEASTS (1976) Drawing on a5 Bristol board Signed. Kindly donated by Eli John.
CURRENT BID: £170
 
 

 

 
 











LOT 48 - The only signed copy of the limited pre-publication proof version of Ghostland, along with a signed hardback 1st edition of Edward Parnell's gothic first novel The Listeners. Kindly donated by the author.
 
CURRENT BID : £115