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The majority of these vintage books have been stockpiled over a period of the past 25+ years,
and are on sale here for the first time in the course of this business.

Early editions of this genre do not always indicate year of publication, therefore:
 Chick's Own 1933 (example) = titled year  *    = year printed, as stated
pr. = known year printed (not stated in book)  *  193-  = exact year unknown, but this the decade printed.

Titles on this page pertain to Annual type. 
One-off storybooks etc. will be listed soon, as will more 'Annuals'.

If not stated as such, assume that each book has no:
spine damage; knocked corners; writing within / other defacing; any other obvious 'faults'.

Depicted are the actual books that are for sale (i.e. not 'stock' images). Click onto these to view a larger photograph.
These give a clear indication that this is clean, presentable stock. Edges depicted, with none 'cropped, etc.
Where it is stated loose binding, this can be easily rectified if one wishes to tamper with the book.
'Please close each 'New Window' after viewing!
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BILLY & BUNNY BOOK pr. 1949
 
Probably final year issued of this title.
Cover: left edge and top + bottom 
  of spine rubbed o/w VG+
Contents: tidy inscription within 'This
   Book Belongs To' box; rest Fine @ 24
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BOBBY BEAR'S ANNUAL 1933
 
Dean & Son Ltd.
Cover: corners + front board's edges worn;
  small tear left edge; clean front.
Contents: pencil doodling on fly; foxing
  inside covers; dot-to-dot + x-word done; 
  Bill Badger's Birthday story completed; 
  colouring picture completed; pge 31 slight
  damage; binding detached at 112/ 113;
  rest clean @ 10

BUBBLES 1937
 
Dean & Son Ltd.
Cover: front board's edges worn; 
  cloth spine blotchy; rest clean.
  board; front + back surfaces clean.
Contents: 'A Book Is A Friend'' label
  (not completed); pages tightly bound;
  clean throughout with no puzzles,
  etc, attempted @ 24

BOBBY BEAR'S ANNUAL 19--
 
Dean & Son Ltd.
 
1940s / early 50s?
Cover: corners and edge worn;
  in clean, good condition.
Contents: inscription inside cover + name 
  opposite; 'Picture To Paint' and dot-to-dot
  completed; clean throughout @ 10
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BOBBY BEAR'S ANNUAL 19--
 
Dean & Son Ltd.
 
1940s / early 50s?
Cover: corners bumped; edges rubbed;
  cloth spine faded; clean
Contents: foxing inside back cover o/w
  clean, with no puzzles etc touched @ 15
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BUBBLES 1933
 
Oversize @ 9.3" x 12"
Cover: board's edges worn; right corners
  bumped; some light creasing on front
  board; front + back surfaces clean.
Contents: This Book..' tidily completed;
  cover loose; light fox 1st + last page;
  rest Fine @ 14

CHICKS' OWN 1940
 
Fleetway publication
 Oversize = 10.3" x 14"
 Cover: corners bumped; edges rubbed;
  overall is very clean but squiggle lines 
  evident when titled to the light.
 Contents: tidy name;  'A Picture To Paint'
   partly done in neat colour pencils; small
   piece off bottom border on last page;
   immaculate throughout  @ 22

CHICKS' OWN 1941
 
Fleetway publication
 Oversize = 10.3" x 14
 Cover: corners bumped; edges rubbed
 and slight scrape top right corner;
  1" split bottom cloth spine; very clean.
 Contents: neat name; binding coming away
  from cover;  'A Picture To Paint' partly
  one neatly with  colour pencils; small; final
   page (advertising Tiny Tots Annual) detached
   o/w immaculate throughout @ 24

CHICKS' OWN 1942
 
Fleetway publication
 Oversize = 10.3" x 14"
 Cover: slight edge wear o/w nr. Fine
 Contents: neat name;  'A Picture To Paint' 
   completed  with neat colour pencils;
   1" border tear on final page o/w
   immaculate throughout @ 38
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CHICKS' OWN 1953
 
Fleetway publication
 Now standard format.
 Cover: corners + edges worn;
    o/w a clean VG
 Contents: tidy name, etc; clean throughout
  but has corner crease on eight leaves
  + four edge tears @ 8
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COMICOLOUR ALBUM 1949
 
Gerald G. Swann, London.
 Cover: small piece missing bottom corner
   (pasted boards); generally in good condition.
 Contents: slight damage inside covers due to
   three rusty staples; rest clean @ 10

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COMICOLOUR ALBUM 1953
 
Gerald G. Swann, London.
 Cover: front Fine; back VG+
 Contents: front hinge slightly loose,
   o/w min. of Fine @ 18
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COMICOLOUR ALBUM 1954
 
Gerald G. Swann, London.
 Cover: corners bumped o/w min. VG+
 Contents: Fine + @ 18


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COMICOLOUR ALBUM 1955
 
Gerald G. Swann, London.
 Cover: corners light bump o/w front
   is Fine + ; back VG+
 Contents: Fine + @ 18
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FUNNIES ALBUM 1955
 
Gerald G. Swann, London.
 Cover: front creased; overall is clean.
 Contents: very edge bottom of 4 leaves 
 have a small piece missing (eaten!), 2 edges
 tiny tear; rest Fine + @ 10

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INFANT'S ANNUAL pr. 1932
 S. W. Partridge & Co., London
Colour plates by Ernest Aris, L.R. Brightwell, etc.
 Cover: top corner damage; others slight wear;
  bottom front corner bumped;
  light scratches on cover (evident when tilted);
Contents: hinge loose at top; inscr. on fly leaf;
  light foxing on title page and leaf edges (evident
  on book closed); clean / tight book @ 20

JIMPY 1952
 Pub. by Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd.
Written and illustrated by Hugh McClelland.
Appeared 194 6-1952 in the Daily Mirror.
Only year of this title in book form? 
 Cover: corners bumped; cloth spine faded;
  with 1" split at top at back; generally VG.
Contents: name in applicable box; name top 
 of Contents page; 2 x-words completed;
 2 Painting pages crayoned; ink splodge 
 118 + 119; rest clean - sold

LITTLE FOLK'S BUMPER BOOK pr. 1931
 Collins' Clear-Type Press. * .* 8" x 10" x 2"
  Uniform to this:
SCHOOLGIRLS' BUMPER BOOK, 
  SCHOOLBOYS' BUMPER BOOK, PLAYTIME BUMPER, Etc.

Cover: front corners small damage; slight
  curvature to boards o/w in lovely condition.
Contents: inscription inside cover; frontispiece
 page VG detached; binding little exposed
 pages 10/ 11 o/w immaculate throughout @ 18
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LITTLE FROLIC pr. 1934
 John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd.* 8" x 11" x 1.7"
Cover: 4" crease on spine's covering o/w Fine.
Contents: inscription inside cover; first two
  leaves VG; title page heavy foxing; Contents
  page light fox; some foxing on edges (evident
  when closed); rest immaculate thr/out @ 15

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LITTLE ONES' BUDGET pr. 1932
 Blackie & Son Ltd..* 6.5" x 8.8" x 1.5"
Cover: slight rubbing on edges of spine
  if one wishes to find fault; lovely condition.
Contents: inscription; obvious foxing on
  first two leaves and final one; lighter fox on 
  pages 7 to 11; frontispiece loose at foot;
  slight foxing on edges (evident when book
  is closed); rest immaculate throughout @ 15

PIP & SQUEAK ANNUAL
 Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd.
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here for current stock (condition Good)

 
nb. 1920 was the first year in this series.
  Wilfred started with his own Annual in 1924.

PIP, SQUEAK AND WILFRED ANNUAL pr. 1955
  Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd. 126 pgs.
Cover: corners worn; some edge wear;
  clean surfaces but rear has
  scratches from their ice skates!
Contents: name in 'This Book Belongs To';
  inscription bottom of title page; x-words on
  page 120 done; soil? mark on page's edges
  of closed book; rest clean throughout sold

-Tiger Tim appears in PLAYBOX, RAINBOW, and TIGER TIM'S Annuals.

PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1912
 
Amalgamated Press Limited.
 208 pgs incl. Louis Wain. Heavy book.
Cover: corners and edges worn; no 
  external cloth on spine end; front very 
  clean; back grubby.
Contents: inscription on fly leaf; 
   immaculate throughout @ 24
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.PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1914
   
Amalgamated Press Limited.
 208 pgs incl. Louis Wain. Heavy book.
Cover: corners and back right edge worn;
   cloth spine split open at rear; 
  front clean; back dirty.
Contents: 1913 inscription on fly leaf;
  slight fox on some page edges
   o/w immaculate throughout @ 24

PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1937
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: corners and edges damaged; 
  faded spine is split and ragged; front face
  has a few scratches; back Poor.
Contents: blemish + inscription inside
  cover; rear has endpaper missing? and loose
  hinge; rest immaculate throughout @ 14

.PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1938
   
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: corners worn; cloth spine faded 
   and split halfway at rear; front face Fine;
   back Very Goof.
Contents: 'This Book Belongs To' page is
   detached and damaged at left edge (name
   + inscription at top); front hinge loose; 
   rest immaculate throughout @ 24

PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1949
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd. Now slimmer.
Cover: bottom corner chipped/ top bumped;
  slight damage (one indent) to edge of both
  boards; surfaces in lovely condition.
Contents: inscription inside cover;
  foxing on edge of last eight leaves;
  clean fresh pages throughout @ 14

.PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1951
  
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: right corners slightly worn;
                very clean boards.
Contents: light foxing last page
   o/w very clean throughout @ 14
 
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PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1943
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd. Now slimmer.
     sold

.PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1955
  
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: two corners slightly bumped;
   light indent top border; rest Fine +
Contents: price clipped; 
  small dot-to-dot done o/w Fine + @ 14
 
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RAINBOW ANNUAL1952
 
Fleetway publications.
Cover: front corners worn; edges rubbed;
  front very clean; back G only.
Contents: 'Belongs To' page has tidy name etc
   but paper discoloured with foxing on reverse;
   3 leaves have 1/4" split on edge o/w 
   immaculate throughout @ 10

.RAINBOW ANNUAL 1957
 
Fleetway publications.
Cover: corners worn; edges rubbed;
   very clean surfaces.
Contents: price clipped; four light marks
  on 8/ 9; 5/6 detached; no writing
  whatsoever; very clean throughout @ 14
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TEDDY TAIL ANNUAL pr. 1949
 
Juvenile Productions Ltd.
Cover: corners worn; edges rubbed;
  scratches on front + back.
Contents: inscription inside on first leaf;
   picture quiz shaded in; 'Funny Fishing'
   page coloured in; 'Teddy's Holiday Express'
  puzzle penciled in; small mark on two
  pages rest clean @ 7
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TEDDY TAIL ANNUAL 194-
 
Juvenile Productions Ltd.
Cover: wear on corners; slight rub on
  edges; spine slight fade; rest VG+
Contents: inscription on title page;
  dot-to-dot done heavily; 'Teacher's New
  Pet' puzzle coloured in clumsily;
  rest clean throughout @ 6
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TEDDY TAIL ANNUAL 194-
 
Juvenile Productions Ltd.
Cover: corners slightly damaged;
  blemish top right on front; spine 
  split 1"; rest VG+
Contents: dot-to-dot neatly done; 'Teacher's New 
  Pet' puzzle started; rest immaculate @ 9

TEDDY TAIL ANNUAL pr. 1952
  
Juvenile Productions Ltd.
Cover: wear on corners; slight rub on
  edges; o/w Fine.
Contents:  finger mark bottom of first three
  pages o/w immaculate throughout @ 14
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TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1924
 
Fleetway publications. 160 pgs.
Cover: corners and edges worn; front clean/
    back cover grubby; cover loose.
Contents: fly leaf Good only and has name on
  both sides; frontispiece page torn (cloth spine
  exposed on this page); pge 44 Good only; 
  eight leaves loose at bottom; pge 59 torn;
  50% of book light marks on lower border @ 14 

TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1930
 
Fleetway publications. 160 pgs.
Cover: corners and edge wear; front is very
   clean; back has light stains.
Contents: writing on fly leaf; 10/ 11 + 20
   small stain otherwise virtually
    immaculate throughout @ 28

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TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1951
 
Fleetway publications. Now 92 pgs.
Cover: corners slight wear; faded cloth spine;
 small light stain on back o/w very bright.
Contents:  tape repair inside cover (missing
  the fly leaf); some foxing on right edges and
  final three leaves; very clean throughout @ 14
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TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1951
 
Fleetway publications. Now 92 pgs.
Cover: corners bumped; some rubbing
  on front (evident at right edge); three
  light stains on back edges; clean.
Contents: immaculate throughout @ 15
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TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1952
Cover: corners worn; tear on front at top;
  back slight damage bottom corners;
  faded spine; clean boards.
Contents: inscription inside cover; price
  clipped (this page and frontispiece creased);
  title page + final two leaves torn against
  binding; remainder clean throughout @ 10

TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1956
 
Fleetway publications.
Cover: corners, front right edge and 
  bottom back edge worn; rest min. VG+
Contents: large scribble in crayon inside
  cover; maize completed; two leaves creased
 lower border; 61/ 62 3" tear; two corner
 creases; rest very clean @ 8

TIGER TIM'S ANNUAL 1957
 
Fleetway publications.
Cover: front right edge worn and slight
   damage; corner wear; rest Very Good.
Contents: inscription on fly leaf; 1st two pages
  foxing; last page 'This Book Belongs To' 
  name in pencil; small dot-to-dot done;
  scribbling on 40 + 41; rest very clean @ 12

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TIP TOP BOOK 1949
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: front top corner worn; cloth spine G;
   back top corner creased; surfaces clean.
Contents: price clipped;
  pages a clean VG+ @ 10
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TIP TOP BOOK 1951
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: corners and edges worn; 
    front board creased.
Contents: price clipped; min. VG @ 4

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TIP TOP BOOK 1952
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: corners bumped, right edge slightly
 worn; o/w in lovely clean condition.
 
Cover: price clipped; 'A Romantic Picture To
   Colour' partly done with colour pencils;
   very clean throughout @ 14
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TIP TOP BOOK 1952
 
Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Cover: top right front corner worn;
 others lightly bumped; very clean.
 
Cover: inscription inside front cover; 
  priced clipped (+ next leaf);  'A Romantic
  Picture To Colour' completed with colour
   pencils;  rest immaculate throughout @ 12

UNCLE OOJAH'S BIG ANNUAL 193-
 
Allied Newspapers Ltd. * circa 1936
Cover: three vertical creases on spine; fray on
  spine ridges at top; o/w in lovely condition.
 
Cover: inscription top border of illus. fly leaf;
  foxing 80/ 81; light fox spots on nine pages;
  white label adhered to top border of title page;
  rest immaculate, probably best example @ 65

OOJAH ANNUAL 194-
 'UNCLE'  now dropped from title.
Pub. by Peter Pitkin. * 100 pgs
Cover: bumped corners o/w 
  front nr. Fine, back VG.
Contents: tidy name; 2 pgs 'To Colour'
  done neatly in pencil; last page creased;
  rest VG or better @ 22
YOUNG FOLKS ANNUAL 19--
 
Sandle Brothers Limited ~ probably 1930s 
 Although titled 'Annual', could be a one-off?
 Actually stories throughout of Shorty Shambles.
Cover: right corners lightly bumped o/w in very good order.
Contents: neat name (Barry White) in 'This Book Belongs To' box; 
  binding detached  from cover; pages immaculate throughout.  
  35 colour plates (text on reverse) painted by a L. N. Groen @ 34            
POPINJAY'S JIG-PUZ BOOK  193-
 
John Leng & Co Ltd, 186 Fleet Street. London
 1930's ~ a one-off publication.
 One story, with five Jig-Saw Puzzle pages.* Cover a clean G.
 Right corners worn; a line on the front (okay) and general wear
 on reverse. Book is complete apart from the transparent covers.
 All puzzles present apart from four male pieces have illus. paper missing.  
 Slight damage inside front cover.o./w clean @ 80


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