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Endearing Indira?

If you often visit eBay – perhaps in quest of Ladybird Books – you might some times have tried searching by ‘Most expensive item first’. If you’ve tried that in recent weeks you might have seen a Ladybird Book ‘Indira…

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Art, Collectors

New Martin Aitchison artwork for sale

Martin Aitchison has released some more pieces of original Ladybird Book artwork for sale. Take a look at his gallery here. There are some lovely pieces here. I think my favourite is ‘Liang Painted a Storm’ from the Read it…

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Art, Collectors

The value of old Ladybird Books

I don’t know if more people are interested in old Ladybird Books, but more people seem to be interested in them as money making collectables. Although I’ve been getting fewer enquiries about buying books recently, I have had many more…

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Collectors

Peter, Pat, a life-jacket and the Beeb

The BBC are making a series of 4 programmes, hosted by Kirsty Young I think, exploring aspects of social change through children’s books – or something like that. Anyway, I was contacted by one of the programme team who had…

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Buying & selling, Collectors, Trivia

Fritz and self-selection

Fritz, originally uploaded by helendawntreader. Fritz, the gentleman mentioned in the post below, is an actor – principally an ‘extra’ – or whatever the correct term is. With his wild beard, matching scraggy pony-tail and nose ring he gets very…

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Art, Collectors

More on Ladybird Prints …

I am pleased to say that the company offering the Ladybird Prints has agreed with my comment below about the fact that the artists should be credited on the website. They got in touch to acknowledge the point (as did…

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Art, Collectors

Cinderella

I couldn’t put it off any longer. Cinderella. If you’re male, skip this posting. You won’t get it. It’s a girl thing. This is the most popular Ladybird Book of all time, by miles, according to the long-standing poll on…

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