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Car Boot Season

The fine weather cometh and what does that mean? Car boot sale season is upon us again. Last year was a bit of a wash out – too much rain, too many muddy fields, too few boot sales so I’ve…

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A new dawn

Martin Aitchison has just released another 9 pieces of original 1970s Peter and Jane artwork for sale on his website. You can see them here: www.MartinAtichison.co.ukThere are some really great one there. Also I have made a small clip about…

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Ladybird prints

I see that Ladybird have now started to sell prints of their artwork archive: Ladybird prints There are hours of fun to be had here, browsing through some wonderful prints. I think I would have spent quite a lot of…

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The Impatient Horse

Last week the BBC forwarded on to me a letter from the son of George Murray, author of probably the rarest Ladybird Book for collectors: The Impatient Horse. It was a lovely letter and in it he mentioned the origins…

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Fickle fame

It was great fun being famous for a whole day or two! My son enjoyed being treated as a celebrity for about the same time. But I’m afraid my 15 minutes of fame seem to have worn off. On Monday…

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Hooray for the Antiques Roadshow!

We got a letter today from the BBC saying that there is to be a second programme made from the footage of the Modern Collectables edition of the Antiques Roadshow, filmed in the summer and that our clip is to…

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Frank Hampson

I’ve just put together a new page in the ‘Artists’ section on the illustrator Frank Hampson. Frank was one of the small group of artists who, after war time service, worked for The Eagle comic before moving to Ladybird in…

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