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Bob Purton

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Surprise in the post
« on: May 29, 2015, 03:52:32 PM »
I had a nice surprise in the post this morning. The science museum professor that I have recently been working for came across this collectors card of the Tourette propotype and sent me it as a gift.
According to the text on the reverse I own a "sports car"!
Does anyone know anything about these cards? There are no clues on the card as to who produced them.

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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 04:35:59 PM »
Very nice indeed! I love the Science Museum, often read its blog pages "Stories from the Stores"
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 04:41:45 PM »
Bobby Bobby Bobby ! Dear me ! You are well acquainted with the series of cards in fact I suggest you are very familiar with one other image and look upon it almost daily . German I think they produced several, 4 or 5, volumes of these pocket books . Sports cars, racing cars , vintage cars etc. someone like mike would surely have the set- they do appear on eBay singly and in sets but I can picture them and can't put a name to the publisher at present . This is one page from the sports car volume , as with all postcard type books they are hard to find complete as pages fall out or are removed
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 05:11:36 PM »
I might be wrong but the ones I have were issued by a newspaper will dig them out and check the illustrations have appeared in a number of different series by various people Commodex gum being one of these
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 06:17:22 PM »
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1957-United-Tobacco-Full-Speed-Virginia-Cigarette-cards-Car-in-Modern-Times-190-/221632670413

as gary has said , I didn't know, these images were used elsewhere .

but Bob surely you recognise one of these cards , I cant post the image myself but sure someone can  ;)
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 06:52:40 PM »
Same image as the one on ebay Richard but not the same card. Mine has header title and date plus different back. As I said, no clues as to who produce them.

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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 06:58:51 PM »
I did say that Bob . Yours are from that set of books I have forgotten the name of . What about that image that you see on a daily basis ? Not much of a riddle but let's have the answer
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 07:03:53 PM »
No idea what your on about!

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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 07:07:04 PM »
Oh its not whats printed on your shirt?

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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 07:36:49 PM »
of course it is ! everytime you see my messages you see the card printed on my sweatshirt  - these are two of the cards i have from that same series
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2015, 07:41:33 PM »
Hi Bob
In the UK these cards were published by the Sunday Times in a series of 20 little booklets. The illustrations are by Piet Olyslager.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en/collecties/ncad/olyslager
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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2015, 07:56:07 PM »
Ah I see. Thanks Malcolm.

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Re: Surprise in the post
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2015, 07:01:39 PM »
this Bond one is on ebay at the moment , as I say they do crop up
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370778323277?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 07:05:04 PM by richard »
outside of a dog a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read .Groucho Marx 1895-1977