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ANTHONY HORDENS DEPARTMENT STORE, Sydney. Paper ephemera only wanted. Old photos, catalogues, anything on the employees, The Hordernian. E-mail the page author at 

ARGOSY (UK) magazine v. 5 # 2, March 1944. Amalgamated Press) with a short story in it  called "Dusk Over Jordan" by Victoria Lincoln  115

Australian COSMOPOLITAN magazines from 1973 to 1983. I'm a serious collector of Cosmo and good prices will be offered for magazines in good condition. Please email me at: 514

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY Jan 23 1957, Jan 30 1957. $75 each for these issues. Contact Neville at

AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY is now online at the NLA Trove site, issues from the first issue up to 1982.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY; Nov. 12, 1938 issue. Would love the entire magazine or at least page 50 (it is page 6 in The Homemakers Section) for research project. Also looking for Royal doll/child clothing patterns – original or photocopies – offered for sale in this issue. Please contact Marion at if you can help. Thanks! 315

AUTHOR UNKNOWN: I am trying to find a copy of an old book that my friends father used to own, but all he has left is the last 60 pages (69 to 128) The only information I can find is printed on the very back page Odhams Books Ltd 1963 Long Acre, London. Made and Printed in Great Britain byHazells offset Ltd, Leigh Road, Slough and the subject seems to be racing cars of different makes and formulas. Any information you could furnish me with would be wonderful. (Garry Benfold)



CHUCKLERS’ WEEKLY Feb 7th 1958. $50 for this issue. Contact Neville at

CHUCKLER'S WEEKLY I am looking for early copies of Chuckler's Weekly. The issues I want date from the first issue in 1954 till it ceased in 1958. It was then called New Chuckler's weekly. Will to pay top price. Gordon Thomas, 101 Woniora Road, HURSTVILLE NSW 2220 Australia


DEEPING, WARWICK Autobiography or Biography , Australia, Victoria. PO BOX 209, The Basin Vic 3154




GEIL magazine, issue #2, fall/winter 2009/2010. This is a German men's fashion magazine that I have been looking for, but cannot find. Will pay top dollar for a copy in good/excellent condition. Please e-mail Adrien at


HOBBY SHOP CATALOGUES, wanted to buy Collector of Aust. O Gauge Railways seeks Australian Hobby Shop catalogues pre 1970 for toy identification. Contact Geoff, 03 54721278, PO Box 908 Castlemaine Victoria 3450,

HOWELL, JAMES, "Epistolae Ho-elianae" Joseph Jacobs' edition, Dámaso López, , España / Spain



KAY, Mara Youngest Lady-in-Waiting Kathy Macdonald Vic., Australia


LAVELL, Edith; Linda Carlton’s Perilous Summer and Linda Carlton’s Hollywood Flight Published by A.L. Burt 1930s. MeLynda Rinker,, 313 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801, 863-838-1441 
Edith Lavell is my husband’s grandmother and I am trying to find the books for him as these are the only two missing ones from our collection. 9.16


MAN: Need: May 1939 (my copy damaged), January, February 1941, April, June, August, September 1944. Annuals: 1942, 1978, Girls of Man Calendar 1970, 1972 onwards. FACE AND FIGURE: A PORTFOLIO OF THE GIRLS FROM MAN Numbers 2, 3, 8, 12, 13, 15, 38 onwards. MAN JUNIOR: Need: November 1940 to April 1941, August 1945, June 1948, April, July 1955. MAN JUNIOR ANNUAL: pre-1947, 1958, 1960. POCKET MAN: Need: 1957: July, December. 1958: April, October; 1959: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Aug, Dec; 1960: Feb, May, Jul, Aug, Oct, Dec; 1961: Jan, Mar, 1962: May, 1963: Nov; 1973: Sep. Also seeking MAN'S MASTER DETECTIVE and ADVENTURE STORY (digest sized, 1950s) Greg

MCSKIMMING, Geoffrey; Cairo Jim At the Crossroads of Orpheus (with this cover: ). Will Pridmore, Victoria, Australia. 514

MCSKIMMING, Geoffrey; Jocelyn Osgood in Xylophones Above Zarundi (with this cover, but not audiobook: ). Will Pridmore, Victoria, Australia. 514

MELWAY(Melbourne Street Directory), Editions 2, 3 & 4 Roger Gillard Victoria, Australia

73 - #1, 75 - #1, 76 - # 4, 77 - # 4
MOVIE NEWS - Vol 1 - # 2, Vol 2 - #3,5,9,11; Vol 3 - #4,6,7,10; Vol 4 - #1,2,4; Vol 5 - #6,8,11; Vol 6 - #4,9; Vol 7 - #2,3; Vol 8- #2,3,12; Vol 9 -#1 1012


NEWNES PRACTICAL Magazines - Many years ago I bought a huge cardboard box of magazines, most were Practical Engineering and edited by FJ Camm. Unfortunately the whole lot were stolen in 1999 and until tonight i had never found any reference to the practical series of magazines anywhere. Although I understand that today's Practical Classics magazine is a descendant so to speak. I also thought that FJ Camm was simply a name used by several different persons as a generic pen name. He must have been absolutely brilliant because of the breadth of engineering subjects covered and the enormous number of books and articles published. If anyone ever comes across any issues of Practical Engineer they may wish to sell, please contact me, Ron Bunting at

NICOL, Harold Gilbert; Families of Wanlockhead, a portrait of a mining village in 19th. century Scotland. Noel.




RUSSELL, David A; Surplice to Requirements. John  Sydney, Australia 1213


SMASH HITS POSTER PASSION. A teen mag with mainly posters. Unsure of exact date—maybe late 90s? Cover has “Falling 4 5IVE-It’s the cover you have to have!!” There’s also a small picture of Jennifer Love Hewitt on the cover with the caption “Love Hewitt’s Hotting Up!” Please contact Neal at 1113

SMASH HITS AUSTRALIA 1984 - 1989 Australian editions. I am looking for many different back issues, have a few but am interested in many more. Brad 112


The TRIUMPH: In the 1930's I used to get the "Triumph" and have fond and close memories of a story by Jack Maxwell called "Geraldi Rebel of the Hills" which according to [Steve Holland's] information ran from 8 Sept until 10 Nov 1934. I would dearly love to have access to these stories even if simply to see if they had any formative role in my own politics - hardly possible as I was only 9 at the time - at least that is my excuse for seeking a pathway in nostalgia. Gerald O'Brien, P.O. Box 2913, Wellington, New Zealand

TRIANG / TRI-ANG TT model railways and literature, boxed SETS, just about anything wanted in Australia, will swap for books or buy. CB&M editor.


WORLD’S NEWS magazine (Associated Newspapers Ltd., Sydney) Dec 23 1950, Apr 28 1951. $75 each for these issues. Contact Neville at


YORK, Elizabeth, Queen of the Dark Realms. Hale, 1978, ISBN 0709166419 Dewey number 823/.9/1 - Sandra - 114


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