Original Annuals

The first Rupert annual was published in 1936.

Since then it has been published every year without fail. Above is pictured the cover of the first annual.

During the war years, special permission was given by Goverment to continue printing the Rupert Annual, even though there was a paper shortage. These annuals were produced on 'War Economy' paper.

In 1985, Express Newspapers commenced reproducing the annuals in facsimile form - the closest replica of the original possible. These editions are each limited in size to around 10,000 copies worldwide, and the majority of them are now very hard to find and have accrued in value considerably. (Please go to Facsimile section)

However, due to what is now known to be politically incorrect content, a number of originals have not been reproduced. These are namely the annuals of 1946, 1947 & 1954, 1960, 1961,1962,1964, 1967, 1968 & 1969 which are now only found as originals.

Last year saw the 2017 Annual (No. 81) partly illustrated by Stuart Trotter. The annual was a compilation of the work of all five illustrators. This year we have the 82nd Annual 2017/2018 (a compilation annual again) and sadly no Facsimile. The Annual will be published at the beginning of August and is in New Merchandise and annuals setion. 

We do have a number of second hand originals which will become available for sale in the near future. As they become so, they will be listed here.  Please note we do not value or give guide prices for any Rupert annuals or memorabilia. Neither do we entertain "ad hoc" requests to buy annuals, books and memorabilia.

Below you will find images of all annuals that have been published, together with listings of all those that we currently have for sale. These pictures will assist you in dating any annual you may have or seen.

Please note the pictures below are not necessarily those of the annuals for sale. All annuals are second hand used copies, unless otherwise stated. The prices are non negotiable and these annuals are sold on a 'firm sale basis' As most of the annuals listed here are not available in any quantity, we ask you to contact us personally to purchase those listed without an 'add to basket' option. An email to reserve any annual is acceptable, if out of hours. All reservations are on a 'first come' basis. Those with the appropriate button may be ordered on this site.

For our Overseas customers, please note that there are postage charges for each item listed. Rupert annuals are weighty beasts and sending by Airmail is not cheap. There will be a charge of approximately £5.50 for Europe (Excluding UK) and £8.75 for The Rest Of The World for each annual.

For all UK deliveries there is a nominal postage charge per annual of £1.75 unless a Special Delivery Service is specified. (Please see Terms & Conditions or Shipping and Delivery sections for details). However, for this years annual No. 82, out in August 2017, delivery to UK addresses will be free.

 

Please Note - All Uk and Europe postage charges will have VAT added, in line with the new VAT rules.

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Rupert Annual 1936

RBSAL2402
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SOLD

An original copy of the first Rupert annual from 1936.  These first annuals are extremely rare in 'fine condition', and even rarer to still have the original dust jacket.   Not surprising for an annual in excess of 70 years of age. The covers are a little faded and marked and it has been inscribed in pencil and erased partially. There is slight pencil crayoning to a few pages and the pencil shading/ colouring has been erased from the colouring pages leaving virtually clear. General age foxing to pages throughout. There are small tears to pages here and there with no loss to anything vital.  In general, a nice copy of the first Rupert annual.

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Rupert Annual 1936

RBSAL2525
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SOLD

An original copy of the first Rupert annual from 1936.  These first annuals are extremely rare in 'fine condition', and even rarer to still have the original dust jacket.   Not surprising for an annual in excess of 70 years of age. The covers have a small number of light stains and it has been inscribed in ink and a little pencil. The first colouring picture has been started with felt type pen, the rest are clear. General age foxing to pages throughout and the pages are in pretty good condition. The binding is not a tight as it could be. In general, a very nice copy indeed of the first Rupert annual.

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Rupert Annual 1936

RBSAL2401
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SOLD

An original copy of the first Rupert annual from 1936.  The covers are a little faded in parts and there is a small stain on the spine and on the covers. There has been slight rubbing to front lower cover corner.It has been inscribed pencil. The colouring pictures have been completed or partially completed with general competence.  There is foxing to pages throughout and the pages are in pretty good condition. There are a few tears at the bottom of the pages by the binding, but not of any significance. The binding is pretty tight. Overall, a very nice copy indeed of the first Rupert annual.

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Rupert Annual 1937

RBSALS2526
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The covers are quite rubbed and worn on this copy and are a bit grubby with some pencil marks on the front and light scratches. The spine is complete and is in good shape. It has an inscription in pencil that someone has tried to rub out. One page is a bit frayed on the edge and has some crayoning on it too. A couple pages that have come loose in the past have been reattached neatly with a strip of white card which has done the job very nicely. Overall the pages are in pretty good condition with some foxing. The binding is still quite tight. The occasional light pencil marks on some pages. In all, not a bad copy.

Rupert Annual 1938

RBSALS2406
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SOLD

 

This is a good copy of The New Rupert Book Annual of 1938. The covers are a little rubbed on the corners and bumped but are still bright. The spine slightly faded but is complete without other damage. It has an inscription in pencil, and neat crayon to a couple of pages. The Pages themselves are in excellent condition, albeit slightly foxed. The binding is pretty tight. A very nice copy of an Original annual.

Rupert Annual 1938

RBSALS2527
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This is a pretty good copy of The New Rupert Book Annual of 1938. The covers are a little rubbed and bumped but are still bright. The are some marks to the covers with pen, albeit quite faint. The spine is complete without damage. It has an inscription in pencil which has been erased. There is some colouring to a couple of pages and a few scribbles. The pages themselves are in excellent condition, albeit slightly foxed. There are a few with the extreme tips of the page missing, but this does not affect the text. The binding is pretty tight. Generally a nice copy of an Original annual.

Rupert Annual 1939

RUP1939
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Rupert Annual 1940

RBS/108
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SOLD

In April 1941, Yugoslavia capitulated to Hilter and war was raging across Europe.  No 5 Group RAF Bomber Command were flying out of their base at Peterborough, and Devonport was devasted by bombing.  But at the same time, the young lad, living in Peterborough, to whom this book is dedicated, was enjoying his copy of the Rupert Annual given to him by his Mother and Father.  Despite everything this book survived and is now 65 years old.

This edition deserves to be in a collection or in the hands of somebody who will treasure a wartime original Rupert Annual and treasure it's rarity.  It is not perfect.  The spine is a little loose, the covering of the spine is nearly worn away and the corners of the cover are rubbed. There are marks, some staining and foxing to pages and there are small tears to a fair few.  A number of pages have large tears as shown in the additional pictures, but in saying all that the book is complete.  With the exception of a few pencil marks it has not been scribbled in of defaced.  It is a fragile book, that requires delicate handling to preserve it's current state. 

We would love to keep this annual, but we cannot afford to be sentimental.  We will leave that to the person who buys this Annual.  Please ring before buying if you have any reservations about committing to buy this book - It is being offered for sale as 'Sold a Seen' and is firm sale.

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Rupert Annual 1942

RUP1942
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Rupert Annual 1941

RUP1941
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Rupert Annual 1943

RBSALS2528
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A 1943 edition of this wartime annual in fair condition.  Printed on War Economy paper this edition has a soft paper cover as found in all annuals printed between 1942 and 1949.   It has not been price clipped and name box is completed. The binding is a bit loose. The colouring in pictures at the front have been part done and rear have not been completed. Half the spine covering is attached and the rest missing. It signs of wear on the edges and the cover and the slightly parted from the spine and has a tear at the base. Pages are in reasonable condition and free from scribbles. A fair annual.

Rupert Annual 1944

RBSALS2410
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SOLD

A truely superb copy of a 1944 annual a replacement for which would be hard to find. There are only very small defects.  The spine is complete, binding tight and slight shelf wear marks on the edges. Miniscule tear at spine/front cover.  If you looking for a quality annual for your collection then this is it.  Wonderful!

Rupert Annual 1945

RBS/2411
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SOLD

War had just finished when this 1945 Rupert annual was produced by The Daily Express. Given to the recipient that Christmas, it is dedicated to him by only his "Mummie", and seeing it so written today, does make think about his Dad and wonder if his name is missing because of the war.  This owner obviously treasured his gift, as it has survived these past 70 years in remarkable condition.  It's covers are only the slightest grubby with slighest creases to top right corner, and apart from some shelf wear on the edge it's spine is complete.   It is unclipped at 3/6-.   Internally the colours of this annual are truely superb. 

This extremely rare wartime original annual would compliment any collection and will be a fantasic asset to any collector. It's rarity is reflected by its price.  Please ring before buying if you have any reservations about committing to buy this book - It is being offered for sale as 'Sold a Seen', and is firm sale.

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Rupert Annual 1946

RBS/1768
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SOLD

An extremely rare wartime original Rupert 1946 annual which is in superb condition considering it's age. First story is Rupert on Coon Island.  Spine in very good condition with slight rubbing.  Covers are clean and clear from scribbles but has little foxing.   Belongs to box is written by child in pencil and it is not price clipped (3/6-). There is a neat dedication in ink inside top left corner of the cover.  Binding is very tight the contents are absolutely superb and the colours are vibrant . Handling the book you would think it has not been read.  Due to the contents of this annual, it was not produced as a facsimile. Therefore it is only found in it's original soft back format, as produced to wartime economy standards.  Good copies of this annual are now very rare and highly treasured by Rupert fans and collectors worldwide. This is a cracker.

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Rupert Annual 1947

RBSALS1869
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SOLD

A finer original 1947 wartime Rupert Annual would be hard to find.  The covers are in great condition with shelfwear affecting it's condition. Slight non noticeable crease to bottom right of cover. The internal pages are so tightly bound you could question that this annual has ever been opened let alone read. Belongs to box clean and not price price cut (3/6-). Dedication in ink to inside front cover. Contents are fantastic and I would suggest as good as the day this annual was printed. Like the 1946 annual, this was not produced as a facsimile. The contents may offend.  Therefore it is only found in it's original soft back format, as produced to wartime economy standards.  Good copies of this annual are very rare and highly treasured by Rupert fans and collectors worldwide. This is one of the finest examples of a wartime softback edition I have ever seen and a treasure for any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1948

RBS/1871
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SOLD

An original 1948 Rupert annual. Spine - slight shelf wear to the bottom of spine- however complete and in fine conditon.  Name boxis clear and not price cut. Slight nibbles front cover bottom cornerof the cover and the first few pages - which really is the only fault with this lovely edition.  Pages are crisp and cleand and in superb condition. The covers are lovely and tight.  A superb copy to add to your collection.  Made to war economy standards on war economy paper and has a soft cover. A rare and very sought after edition.

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Rupert Annual 1948

RBSALS363
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A fine original 1948 wartime Rupert Annual. The spine complete and in excellent condition.  The name box is completed and it has not been price cut. Slight crease to top right cover and the faintest pencil mark that is hardly noticeable.  Front and rear cover open full to show staples binding it together. Slighest closed split in cover 1cm.  The internal pages are so tightly bound you can tell that this annual has never been opened let alone read. Contents are fantastic and I would suggest as good as the day this annual was printed. Made to war economy standards on war economy paper and has a soft cover. A rare and very sought after edition.

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Rupert Annual 1949

RBSALS1772
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An original 1949 Rupert Annual with soft cover.  This is an super copy of a post war Rupert annual.  The book belongs to has been filled in and it is not price clipped. The front cover is in great condition and has some age spotting.  The top of spine has tiny picture loss at the top.   The contents are clean and free from scribbles. It is still very tightly bound. Rear cover when opened reveals the staples that are rusty. Printed by Greycaines London. This copy is truely superb and worthy of a place in anybody's collection.  The last of the wartime economy printed annuals.

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Rupert Annual 1950

RBS/118 A2
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SOLD

A now rare copy of the Original 1950 Rupert annual. It is in very good condition and is has been well looked after. The Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. First story is Rupert's Silver Trumpet.  Spine still attached although worn and fraying. A small part of the covering is coming away. Corners and edges just slightly rubbed and showing wear. Some faint yellow stains on pages 78,79 nad 83, which appear to have been left during printing process. Name written in belongs to box, not price cut. Inside a superbly bright, crisp and clean copy. Handling the book and turning the pages it would appear to unread - or if read it was handled very carefully indeed.  This issue is source of images that Royal Doulton have taken for the first two recent Rupert Collections and Limited Editions. A wonderful book to add to a collection.

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Rupert Annual 1951

RBSALS1729
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SOLD

A very good condition copy of 1951 annual. Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. First story is Rupert and Doctor Lion. Spine bumped but complete, edges and corners showing shelfwear. Covers are a good with a little spotting due to age.  No name in belongs to box. Price not cut (4'9) . Light foxing to some pages edges.  Story pages are clean and in very nice condition indeed.   This is a cracking annual and deserves a place in any rupert annual collection.

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Rupert Annual 1952

RBS/120-L11
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An original 1952 Rupert annual in very good conditon indeed. The cover is a little worn in parts with the paper covering having peeled off on the corners and on part of the spine at the tip and tail - but it is 54yrs old. The colours on the cover are the best I have seen for a long time. Some bumping to corners and spine. The spine is complete and still attached. The Puppy puzzle has been done and a slight tear at the base of Pages 60 & 61.  It does not affect anything. The other pages are clean apart from a couple of grubby marks, and the colours are vibrant and the pages are very crisp still . It has not price clipped but has been dedicated in the name box.  A superb copy of a well looked after and treasured 55 yr old annual.

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Rupert Annual 1953

RBSALS1796
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An original 1953 Rupert Annual, which is in superb condition with the tiniest amount of shelfwear to the corners and edges. The front and back covers are lovely and bright and the spine is complete with some minimal bumping.   The ownership box hasbeen filled in and it has not been price clipped (4/-). The painting competition is has been done. Even with these minor faults, it is an exceptional copy of a 52yr old annual and worthy of being part of a collection.  This is the best 1953 annual I have seen to date - and we have seen a few!

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Rupert Annual 1954

RBSALS1876
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SOLD

A super copy of the 1954 Rupert annual. A very rare and now extremely hard to find edition, let alone in this condition. The covers are good, with the bottom corner having a small squish that has cracked the laminate. There are slight bumps to the top and bottom of the spine with slight laminate loss. Contents are superb, crisp and clean - no pen marks, and minimal foxing. There is a ink dedication to front endpaper. No name written in  "Belongs To" box and it has not been price clipped. None of the puzzles or games have marks and have not been attempted. Painting contest page hardly started(Only Rupert's clothes)  This is the nicest copy of this rare annual I have seen for a while. One for the collector!

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Rupert Annual 1954

RBSALS1877
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SOLD

 

A very rare and now very hard to find original 1954 Rupert annual in superb condition.  Spine is complete and fully attached.  However the laminate is slightly split at the top of the spine. Name filled in in biro . It has not been  price clipped. Colouring picture has been completed nicely.  The story pages are lovely and bright - all puzzles are clean. There are a couple grubby . This shows the annual has been read but still looked after very well. This annual has not been produced as a facsimile due to the nature of the now politically incorrect contents. A difficult year to find in such wonderful condition. A true asset to any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1955

RBSALS1733
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Daily Express. 1955. Superb condition annual. Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. Cover are in excellent condition.  Spine intact and fully attached. First story is Rupert and Poll Parrot.  Belongs to box not filled in. Not price-cut.  Painting page untouched. Crossword untouched. Corners very slightly rubbed with tiniest laminate loss on tip of bottom right corner.  A few internal marks which are not of any consequence. Pages are beautifully crisp and to be honest I don't think this has been read much, if at all. A fantastic addition to any collection. Comes in protective cover.

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Rupert Annual 1956

RBS/124
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An original 1956 annual, in truely superb condition. Cover: Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. Spine best part complete with slight bumping to top and tail. Slight cracking to laminate present along spine length. Slightest loss of covering at top. Corners virtually square with the slighest of bumping.  Name box completed. Not Price cut (4/6-). Some foxing to occasional pages otherwise contents beautifully bright and pages are crisp. Painting page not completed. All puzzles are clean. Cinema show is untouched.  This annual due to the nature of it's contents will not be made into a facsimile at the end of 2005.  This is a very rare and increasingly sought after edition which is in excellent condition. 

One more prized annual for a collector! 

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Rupert Annual 1957

RBS125
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An original 1957 annual in pretty good condition. Cover: Rupert in air balloon that has large springs fitted underneath. Spine very slightly detached at top but is complete. Corners and spine have been bumped.  Name in Box but not price clipped.  Puzzles are intact and not done. Colouring contest page done but still attached - a wee bit messy.  A couple of pages have slight tears at base.  A very nice overall copy of this year and is good enough to sit in any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1958

RBSALS1050
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An original 1958 annual. In excellent condition. Cover: Rupert leap frogging over Bill Badger.  Spine and corners are tiniest bit bumped. Covers beautifully bright and clean . Name box is completed and dedicated on Title page. It has not been price cut. Colouring contest has been partly done but not completed and remains. Puzzle pages and stamp puzzle page completely untouched. Internally the contents very clean and very bright.  A super copy of a sought after annual.

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Rupert Annual 1959

RBS 127
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Daily Express, 1959. Hard Cover.  A bright cover with a gloss finish features a large head and shoulders view of Rupert holding a beach ball while in the background a rowboat is seen with Pong Ping and Rex and Reggie - the two rabbit brothers. Corners area little bumped. No scratches. Spine is complete which is rare. Hinges are tight. Has been  price clipped (5/-). "Belongs To" box has not been filled in. "Butterfly Puzzle" on page 63 partly coloured in. "Colouring Contest" on page 105 is clean. Puzzles are untouched and in extremely nice condition. Pages are very crisp and bright. A truely superb copy - although it does have an old book smell!? Fantastic for any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1960

RBSALS2427
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An original copy of the 1960 annual with Magic Paintings.  The first annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine and corners are slightly bumped. It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, which is particularly rare indeed. The pages are in mint condition and this is overall a cracking book and absolutely worthy of it's place in any collection. The contents of this issue may cause offence due to nature of some of references. Will be a very sought after annual in the future.

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Rupert Annual 1961

RBS129-T1
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An original copy of the 1961 annual. Very good condition annual. Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. Slight creasing to  front cover. First story is Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Corners slightly bumped. Not price cut (5/-) and name box has has not been completed. Magic paintings done a bit messily and do remain. Maze puzzle clean. A lovely bright copy inside with minimal foxing on some page edges.

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Rupert Annual 1962

RBSALS2548
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An original copy of the 1962 annual with Magic Paintings.  The third annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The bottom of the spine and bottom right front corners are slightly bumped. Tiny crack to laminate on corner. It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, which is particularly rare indeed. The pages are in mint condition and this is overall a cracking book and absolutely worthy of it's place in any collection. "Christmas 1962" is written in pencil at the top of belongs to page.  This is in Alfred Bestall's own hand. The contents of this issue may cause offence due to nature of some of references. Will be a very sought after annual in the future.

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Rupert Annual 1963

RBSALS2550
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SOLD

An original copy of the 1963 annual with Magic Paintings.  The fourth annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine and corners are slightly bumped and a slight split to laminate.  There is a small amount of tape residue at the top of the covers. It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, which is particularly rare indeed. The pages are in mint condition and this is overall a cracking book and absolutely worthy of it's place in any collection.  A very clean and tight copy, and a nice one to add to a collection. The covers are a little grubby and would benefit from a professional clean by a good book restorer.You would question if this book had actually been read.

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Rupert Annual 1963

RBSALS2185
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An original copy of the 1963 annual with Magic Paintings.  The fourth annual to have these included. The spine is slightly bumped, the corners are square.  It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are carefully completed, with minimal water. The pages are in mint condition. This is overall a cracking book and absolutely worthy of it's place in any collection.  A very clean and tight copy, and a nice one to add to a collection. If this book had actually been read, it has been handled with much care. Puzzles and Origami intact.

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Rupert Annual 1963

RBSALS1883
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An original copy of the 1963 annual with Magic Paintings.  The fourth annual to have these included. The spine is slightly bumped, the corners are good.  It is not inscribed but is price clipped, magic painting pages are completed, with a fair amount of water. The pages are in mint condition apart from slight water staining either side of magic paintings.  This is overall a super book and absolutely worthy of it's place in any collection.  All puzzles and origami are intact.

 

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Rupert Annual 1964

RBSALS2552
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SOLD

An original copy of the 1964 annual with Magic Paintings.  The fifth annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine and corners are virtually perfect.  It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, This is a best part mint copy.  This annual has not been made into facsimile format due to the nature of the contents. A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1965

RBSALS2554
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SOLD

An original copy of the 1965 annual with Magic Paintings.  The sixth annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine is very slightly bumped and corners are perfect.   A best part mint unread annual. It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, This is a fantastic copy.  This annual has been made into facsimile format this year 2009. A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1965

RBSALS2553
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SOLD

An original copy of the 1965 annual with Magic Paintings.  The sixth annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine is very slightly bumped at the base and corners are perfect.   A best part mint unread annual. It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, This is a fantastic copy.  This annual has been made into facsimile format this year 2009. A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1966

RBSALS2556
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SOLD

This original 1966 Rupert annual is one of the most sought after years of all the annuals.  Why they are so scare is a mystery to us.  But scarce they are.  I have only had four decent copies in the past 5 years. May be it has something to do with The World Cup Year!

However.... This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine and corners are perfect.   A best part mint condition and unread annual. It is not inscribed or price clipped, the magic painting pages are completely untouched, This is a fantastic copy.  A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1966

RBSALS2558
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This original 1966 Rupert annual is one of the most sought after years of all the annuals.  Why they are so scare is a mystery to us.  But scarce they are.  I have only had four decent copies in the past 5 years. May be it has something to do with The World Cup Year!

However.... This book has also come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine has slight bumps to tip and tail and corners have a little shelfwear.  Internally, mint condition and unread annual. It is not inscribed or price clipped, the magic painting pages are completely untouched,  This is a still a fantastic copy.  A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1967

RBSALS2560
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An original copy of the 1967 annual . This book has also come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine has slight bumps and laminate loss to tip and tail and corners have bumps and a little shelfwear.  There is tape residue ot top of the spine externally. Internally, nigh on perefct condition. A small spot stain on page 29.  It is not inscribed or price clipped, the magic painting pages are completely untouched,  This is a still a fantastic copy.  A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1968

RBS/307/T1
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A rare original copy of the 1968 annual that actually has it's magic paintings only partially completed. Three are done, four are clean and one has had some water on it. This is the last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. Annual also in very good condition.  Cover is of Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. Cover has slight creasing. Corners and spine in pretty good condition with minimal squash damage. Spine complete with slight laminate  peeling.  Belongs to box has been completed in biro. It has not been price cut (6/-).  Contents are in very good condition. All  puzzles clean and free from scribbles. One not to be missed.

Rupert Annual 1968

RBSALS2561
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SOLD

A rare original copy of the 1968 annual that actually has none of the magic paintings completed. This is the last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. Cover is of Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. One not to be missed. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine and corners are slightly bumped and scuffed.   Internally in perfect condition and appears an unread annual. It is not inscribed or price clipped, This is a superb copy.  A seriously collectable book.

 

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Rupert Annual 1969

RBS 70-T1
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An original Daily Express 1969 annual . Illustrated in colour by Bestall. Previous owners name not filled in, not price clipped. Belongs to page has small cut to edge. Spine complete with slight split at bottom. Corners are slightly bumped. The cover has some light scratches that are hardly noticeable.  All other pages are lovely and crisp and clean and bright and free from scribbles. A very nice copy of an ageing annual indeed.

Rupert Annual 1970

RBS/71T1
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Very nice copy of Rupert Annual 1970. Cover shows Rupert, Bill and Algy climbing hill in the snow. Contents are clean and bright. Not price clipped- shows two prices - 7/6- and 371/2p  (In time for change over to decimalisation.) Name box has been filled previously in pencil and erased. Covers in pretty good condition. Slight bruising to corners.  Spine complete - slight damage to top and tail .   A few grubby marks on the first handful of pages.  A nice copy for a collection.

Rupert Annual 1970

RBS/709T1
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Very nice copy of Rupert Annual 1970. Cover shows Rupert, Bill and Algy climbing hill in the snow. Contents are nice and bright. Has been price clipped- shows two prices. Name box has been filled in biro. 1970 written in felt on belongs to page. Covers in pretty good condition. Slight bruising to corners.  Spine complete - slight bumping to top and tail .   Message written on the Follow Rupert page at rear in felt.

Rupert Annual 1971

RBS-72/T1
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A 1971 Original Rupert Annual in good condition. Bruises to corners and 1mm tear to bottom of page 55. Name box filled in but not price clipped (43p) Slight Foxing around page edges and a few grubby marks but contents are in very good condition.  A super copy for any collection.

Rupert Annual 1972

RBS/73-T1
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An original 1972 annual in very good condition.  Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. Corners are slightly bruised and spine is complete.   Not price-cut and name box is blank. Slight discolouring on page edges and pages very good with no scribbles. A perfect addition to your collection.

Rupert Annual 1972

RBS/450-T1
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An original 1972 annual in excellent condition.  Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. Corners are very  slightly bruised and spine is complete. A slightest dent in the laminate at top - less than 1mm.  Not price-cut (Although slight biro shading over the 50p ) and name box clear. All of the pages are in good crisp condition and to be honest it appears unread . A great addition to your collection.

Rupert Annual 1973

RBS/355T1
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An original copy of the 1973 annual. Laminated boards showing Rupert sitting on the branch of a tree. The first annual showing rupert with a white face (A mistake!) There are only about 10 Brown Faced annuals in existence. The last two we know about were sold for £21,000 and £22,000 each. However this one is white. A fine, clean copy in almost perfect condition. Corners only very slighty bruised. Name box is clean and is not price clipped (53p). All pages are crisp and bright. You would think this annual has not been read.  This is the last cover design by Alfred Bestall. Absolutely perfect!

Rupert Annual 1974

RBS/75-A4(1)
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An original copy of the 1974 annual. Very good condition . Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. First story is Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and end papers by Alex Cubie. Name box not completed and not price clipped. Slight browning to paper edges. Contents are clean and bright and crisp. Spine complete with only minor bumps to corners.  A very nice copy indeed

Rupert Annual 1974

RBS/75-A4(2)
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An original copy of the 1974 annual. Very good condition . Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. First story is Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and end papers by Alex Cubie. Name box not completed and not price clipped. Slight browning to paper edges. Contents are clean and bright and crisp. Spine complete with only minor bumps to corners.  Another very nice copy.

Rupert Annual 1974

RBS/357-A4(3)
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An original copy of the 1974 annual.  Superb condition . Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. First story is Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and end papers by Alex Cubie. Name box not completed and not price clipped. Slight browning to paper edges. Slight tear to base of page 2. Contents are clean and bright and very crisp. Spine complete and corners perfect.   A fantastic copy.

Rupert Annual 1975

RBS/76-A4(1)
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An original of the 1975 annual. Superb condition. Cover shows Rupert talking to merboy who is in the sea and holding shell full of fruit. Spine complete and corners very slightly bumped. Very pale page edge browning. Not price-clipped (80p). Name box filled in. A few light creases and marks on the front cover. Contents are really bright and tight. A super copy all the same.

Rupert Annual 1975

RBSALS1532
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An original of the 1975 annual. Super condition. Cover shows Rupert talking to merboy who is in the sea and holding shell full of fruit. Spine complete and corners very slightly bumped. Not price-clipped (80p). Name filled in and a neat dedication under. Contents are really bright. Slight crease in the corner of the first two pages which is hardly noticeable. A lovely copy all the same.

Rupert Annual 1975

RBS/76-A4(3)
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An original of the 1975 annual. Very fine condition. Cover shows Rupert talking to merboy who is in the sea and holding shell full of fruit. Spine complete and corners perfect. Very pale page edge browning. Not price-clipped (80p). Name not filled in. Contents are really bright and crisp. I don't think this annual has been read. A fantastic copy.

Rupert Annual 1976

RBSALS1937
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An original of the 1976 annual. Lovely condition. Cover shows Rupert waving with a toy train under his arm. First story is Rupert and the Jumping Men. Spine complete and corners slightly bumped. It has been price-clipped (90p). Name box not filled in. Contents are really bright. A superb copy.

Rupert Annual 1976

RBS/77-A4(2)
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An original of the 1976 annual. Best part mint condition. Cover shows Rupert waving with a toy train under his arm. First story is Rupert and the Jumping Men. Spine complete and corners perfectly square.  Has not been price clipped. Name not filled in. Contents are really bright. A truely superb copy.

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Rupert Annual 1977

RBS/78-A4(1)
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An original copy of the 1977 annual. Very good condition. Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert walking with 2 penguins. First story is Rupert and the Winkybickies. The last Rupert annual drawn by Alex Cubie. Spine complete and corners very slightly bumped. Not price cut (£1.00)  or inscribed. Internally a lovely clean and very bright copy. A nice edition to add to a collection.

Rupert Annual 1977

RBSALS1942
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An original copy of the 1977 annual. Very good condition. Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert walking with 2 penguins. First story is Rupert and the Winkybickies. The last Rupert annual drawn by Alex Cubie. Spine complete and corners slightly bumped. Has been price cut but has not been inscribed. A lovely clean and very bright copy. A nice edition to add to a collection.