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John's RETIREMENT SALE*
50 Years of collecting ANNUALS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, STORY PAPERS 
is coming to an end as I'm switching interests and downsizing.

Page updated 23rd August, 2017

Including Children's vintage and antiquarian annuals, story papers and pocket libraries, 
many acquired from the estates of the late Geoff Clark and late Tom Ebbage.

PICK UP PREFERRED.
I CANNOT POST, but WILL PACK SECURELY.
YOU WILL HAVE TO ARRANGE FOR A CARRIER TO COLLECT.

LIST OF ITEMS
Click on the title for full details. Alphabetical order here, but full details AREN'T in order!
 

BOYS OF ENGLAND; Vol. 32, 17th March, 1882  to 8th September, 1882 Half-yearly volume.

CHAMPION, The; Vol.1, No.1 to Vol.1 No.26 - 28th January 1922 to 22nd July 1922 Half-yearly volume

NELSON LEE, The; English boys' storypapers, 1920s-30s - 90+ single issues

PICTUREGOER; English movie magazines, 1950s 190+ single issues

SCHOOL FRIEND; Girls' storypaper/Comic; 1950s-60s 165+ single issues

 

   

FULL DETAILS

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BOYS OF ENGLAND
A Journal of Sport, Travel, Fun and Instruction, for the youths of all nations.
VOLUME 32, 17th March, 1882  to 8th September, 1882
Issues 800 to 825
, All 416 pages checked and present.
Close tears with numerous (later) tape repairs.
Some spotting, some corner chips, but overall, in good condition.
Actual volume has some cloth wear as per the photos but binding is tight and firm.
Rare and sought after PENNY BLOOD from the London office of Edwin J Brett.
Other photos available
 

$40

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The NELSON LEE
English boy's weekly storypaper/pocket library
Mostly school stories with a fantasy slant

1st new series 39 issues period 1926-1928 

2nd new series 56 issues period 1930-1932 between nos.1-115 

Covers intact but in varied condition, poor to v good, unchecked internally and sold purely for the cover art.

90+ issues for $100

THE CHAMPION, British Boys' Story Paper
BOUND VOLUME OF THE FIRST HALF YEAR! All 26 ISSUES!!
Vol.1 No.1 to Vol.1 No.26
28th January 1922 to 22nd July 1922 All 728 pages checked and present.
Condition
Early non-professionally bound as shown, but intact. Boards are worn on the edges.
Numerous close tears on the page edges, probably inflicted when lightly trimmed and bound.
The only really noticeable piece of damage is an 11x2cm piece missing on the last page of issue #16, as per photo.
Pages, particularly the early issues and covers, have a degree of brittleness, spotting and foxing.
Nevertheless, considering how rare it is to find the FIRST 26 ISSUES, all pages are readable. 
This volume could be re-cased quite easily and become the centre-piece of your collection of THE CHAMPION. Other photos available


$50

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PICTUREGOER
English movie magazine
1951-57 period

1951 - 36 issues
1952 - 32
1953 - 31
1954 - 39
1955 - 28
1956 - 14
1957 - 18

198 issues, covers intact, $500

 
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SCHOOL FRIEND  
13 issues - Period: 1950-1951, between nos.11-78
7 issues - Period 1951-1958, between nos.75-441
18 issues - Period: 1960
22 issues - Period: 1961
35 issues - Period: 1962
13 issues - Period: early 1963
COMBINES with Girls Crystal
20 issues - Period: late 1963
40+ issues - Period 1964

168 issues; $250

 
   
   
   
 

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