So am I correct in assuming you are Tips &Tricks' Editor in Chief Chris Bieniek?
Tips & Tricks doesn't fall within my personal realm of game-magazine knowledge (I bought magazines for reviews and features, so I never read mags that were mainly strategy/codes), but I know it's a favorite of some of our members, so I'm sure someone has some questions for you. Welcome to Retromags!
Sadly it's been a while since we had anyone from the UK willing to help out and contribute scans (since before I joined the site, actually). But hopefully your plight will be seen as a call to arms and some of our UK readers will take up the challenge.
I can't believe you threw out the mags containing your own work, though. I obsessively keep copies of everything I do professionally or creatively.
That's interesting to know: don't know why anyone else would want to keep it a secret!
I was really proud of my time at ONM, so I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing it turn up on Retromags at some point, and maybe sharing some stories about my time there when it does