Thursday, 16 September 2010


EVERYBODY'S Old Collectible Magazine 1953 Coronation Number


For sale by auction with no reserve is a copy of Everybody's magazine printed in 1953. The cover is in a good condition considering its over 50 years old, just some minor wear and discolouration. The cover pages are a little loose because the staples are rusty which is usual for such an old magazine.

All 55 pages are all present and in a good condition for their age, some minor 'foxing' around the edges. Overall the old magazine is not in a 'perfect' condition but would be a nice edition to a magazine collector or collector's of advertising ephemera.

There are some fascinating news articles in this magazine and lots of photographs and illustrations. The front cover illustration was specially painted by Doris Zinkeisen and there are other pictures inside illustrated by some of the best of artist of the day.

The articles include:
  • Crowned With Love, colour plate painted by Mary Hoffer.
  • The Spiritual Meaning of the Coronation by Cyril Garbett the Archbishop Of York.
  • Lines On the Occasion of the Coronation by Kenneth Hopkins.
  • Crowns Of Britain, decorated by Excell.
  • The Well Beloved Abbey by Dorothy Margaret Stuart.
  • The Throne and City of London by Sir Charles Petrie.
  • Royal Thames, decorated by Phillip Gough.
  • The Royal Lines of Accession, decorated by Arthur Wragg.
  • The Honours Of Scotland by Moray McLaren.
  • Salute the Flag by James Cleugh.
  • Primate of all England by Gordon Hill.
  • The Scene Outside the Abbey painted by Fortunino Matania.
  • The Moderator Makes History by Robert Dunnet.
  • No.1 Target: The Tirpitz by David Woodward.
  • Grace and favours Medals by Oliver Warner.
There is also pictures of the great occasion and a special eye witness impression by Geoffrey Harmsworth. Plus the usual weekly cricket article by Neville Cardus, Ferrier's Searchlights and other pictorial humour. Last is a crossword competition with a £1000 first prize.

There are many old adverts in the magazine including:
  • Lifeboy.
  • Rainbow The Jolly Childrens Paper.
  • Rowntree's Fruit Pastels.
  • Hercules Bicycle advert full page illustrated.
  • Churchmans No.1 cigarettes advertisement.
  • Knights Castile soap ad.
  • Martell advert.
  • Three Nuns tobacco advertisement.
  • BSA Bike advert.
  • Silver Shred old advert.
  • Ovaltine advert.
  • Horlicks advert illustrated with comic strip.
  • Agfacolor advert.
  • Players Cigarette advertisement.
  • Phillips Bicycle half page full colour illustrated advert.
  • Weetabix advert.
Ideal for collectors of old advertising ephemera.

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