One that got away from me on eBay was forty
original slide photographs of Sascha
Knopf as Vampirella. These were from a photo shoot and have
many pictures that didn't appear in print. The slide photos measure
2 x 2 inches/5 cms x 5 cms.
I was contacted by Mark Beachum, the artist who created the cover for Vampirella of Drakulon #5. It seems that the slides were from a photo shoot he did in preparation for his work for
Harris Publishing, and when you compare the cover of Vampirella of Drakulon #5 and the slides it
is obvious that these are his. Mark cannot remember who the model was (definitely not Sascha Knopf) but he did say that the eBay seller did not have Mark's permission to sell the slides.
This put me in an awkward position as a couple of years after the original set were sold on eBay a second set were auctioned which I did manage to win. A smaller set of 20 slides with a different model, but with the same set/background.
I offered to return the slides to Mark but as I had bought them in good faith he has given me ownership of them.
Thank you, Mark. You are a gentleman in every sense of the word.