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Post cards and collectibles of the Festival of Britain

Price: £14.50

By George Simner and Bill Tonkin

This is an in depth study of picture post cards of the Festival of Britain.

Compiling this survey has proved to be a mammoth task, it is one that can never be considered complete since there are so many variations of post cards by the large number of publishers and printers producing postcards and souvenirs of this exhibition.

Hundreds of publishers are included and thousands of cards explained.

It quantifies the huge number of different images used by the publishers and shows that many of these representations were pirated from fellow publishers.

There are images of the Festival and peripheral events and personalities and much more. Backs of cards are illustrated together with many strange peculiarities and variations created by publishers.

There is a cross referencing index to enable the reader to find cards of specific events.

Many extensive collections of Festival of Britain Postcards have been used to compile this significant reference work

This is truly a bible for Festival of Britain historians and postcard collectors alike.

This is the second Exhibition Study Group publication to be awarded the Desmond Chamberlain Trophy for outstanding research.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a picture book of Festival of Britain postcards - it is an in depth research study and collectors checklist. It shows many type variations, lists publishers and shows some views.

192 pages paperback hundreds of illustrations