Just a quick note, as this seems to be part of this blog's purpose, to let you know of a Garth strip that has sold recently
An episode from the story "The Spanish Lady" , K137, was sold for £142 after 5 bids. The seller added this paragraph:
"The seller of this item worked on the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, where Frank bellamy's long and distinguished career began, and was the last journalist to interview the artist". which I'm guessing means Tony Smith who indeed did talk to Frank many times and promote his work in the local paper on many occasions over the years.
I apologise for the quality of the strip - I found again my collection let me down as I don't have that particular strip!