Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

12918A
£200.00

Description:

An original vintage 1950s Reply Page, clearly signed in ink by Enid Blyton

Double mounted for fine display with a cover from a Famous Five book

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

9x7cm Page

14x8in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Average. View Images

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

12864C
£200.00

Description:

A vintage 1953 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Enid Blyton

Double mounted for fine display with a cover from a Famous Five book

Certification:

Joan Collins on reverse of this page. From the autograph books of Patricia Lemnan of London containing many entertainment notables of the 1950-60s all collected by her at the theatre stage doors during these decades. Many of the signatures have dedications to her. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

14x10cm Page

14x8in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images

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About Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

ENID BLYTON d1968. Popular and prolific English childrens author also known as Mary Pollock, who completed an extraordinary 800 books over a 40 year period. She is best known for the classic Famous Five stories and for the "Noddy" series. She is rated as the sixth most popular author ever with over 400 million books sold in over 3000 translations.

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Enid Blyton

Reference number:

12718B
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Description:

A vintage circa 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Enid Blyton

Double mounted for fine display with a cover from a Famous Five book

Certification:

Commentator Raymond Glendinning on reverse of this page. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

7x5cm Cutting

13x8in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. Cut page is affixed to secondary backing autograph book page

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

12718A
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Description:

An attractive original vintage circa 1950s Bekonscot Model Village Royal Princesses booklet, clearly signed on the inside page in ink by Enid Blyton

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x9cm Booklet (28 pages)

Condition:

Good. View Images. Overall conditon 7.5/10

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

10727
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Description:

A lovely original double sided handwritten letter in ink on her own Green Hedges Beaconsfield headed paper (dated May 25th 1942) with important content to the famous illustrator Horace J Knowles, clearly signed at the conclusion Best wishes always. Yours sincerely Enid Blyton

Excerts from this letter include ; "Thank you for your letter. I am delighted of course that the drawings are going to be just right. I've written To Methuens to ask them for their latest date, then I'll let you know. The book has already been announced for the autumn and given quite a splash so I fear they won't postpone the publication ......... I have plenty more books coming along and will ask you to do some of these as soon as ever you have time ...... Am so much looking forward to seeing the Far Beyond drawings. You are a brick to do them so carefully for me ..."

Certification:

Horace Knowles d1954 was an author and illustrator of the period known primarily for his biblical illustrations. We assume that this letter is referring to Enid Blyton's book "The Land of Far Beyond" first published in 1942 for which Horace Knowles famously did the illustrations. This is one of two letters (our Code numbers 10726 & 10727) which we purchased from a Knowles family member in October 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

17.5x13cm Sized Letter

Condition:

Average-Good. Central fold from envelope. Minor age foxing. Overall condition 7.5/10

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

10726
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Description:

A lovely original double sided handwritten letter in ink on her own Green Hedges Beaconsfield headed paper (dated March 9th 1942) with important content to the famous illustrator Horace J Knowles, clearly signed at the conclusion Best wishes always. Yours sincerely Enid Blyton

"I'm really awfully sorry that Methuens offered you such a poor fee ! I hope you will believe me when I say that. I have and had no idea of the price they were prepared to pay to the artist. I am very glad you refused-though sad from my point of view, as I think you are the only artist who could possibly illustrate the book the way I want it done. I've now fixed up with Hodder & Stoughton. They want to bring out a 5s book in October-the drawings to be in by the end of May-price £50-is it worth it from your point of view ? I don't know what the book is to be yet-but shall know tomorrow and start it straightaway & could let you have the duplicate by middle of April. The book is to be 45,000 words long. On the illustrations as many as we see fit (we means you & I) or done anyway we like. I don't know yet if this sum includes the cover, I'll have to find out. I don't even know if H & S will be allowed to run to a cover, but hope so ! Again my apologies for Methuen ! They are good to authors, so why shouldn't they be to artists !"

Certification:

Horace Knowles d1954 was an author and illustrator of the period known primarily for his biblical illustrations. We assume that this letter is referring to Enid Blyton's book "The Land of Far Beyond" first published in 1942 for which Horace Knowles famously did the illustrations. This is one of two letters (our Code numbers 10726 & 10727) which we purchased from a Knowles family member in October 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

17.5x13cm Sized Letter

Condition:

Average-Good. Central fold from envelope. Minor age foxing. Overall condition 7.5/10

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

7520
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Description:

A wonderful (vintage 1949) signed letter all handwritten in ink from her own home address Green Hedges Beaconsfield.

"Dear Janet. Thank you for your nice letter and poem. Unluckily I am not taking any more at present as I have so many in hand waiting their turn. But you will be pleased to know that yours is good and I like it. I am so glad you like "Summer Stories". Much love from Enid Blyton".

The letter clearly signed at the conclusion with her very distinctive signature.

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

 

Certification:

The letter was removed from the vintage 1940-50s scrapbook of Janet Davies. Her date notation in her scrapbook was February 1949. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

17x11cm Sized Letter

 

Condition:

Condition of the letter is good. Only with some evidence of previous mounting within her book.

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

6214
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Description:

A wonderful vintage 1951 letter on her own headed paper all handwritten in ink.

"Miss Enid Blyton thanks the Chelmsford & Mid-Essex Book keepers for their kind inviation for Saturday June 16th and much regrets that owing to a previous engagement she is unable to accept. May 30. 51"

Her very recognisable signature as part of and at the start of the letter is exactly as she signed her name.

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

7812
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Description:

A lovely original 1948 printed book template, clearly signed and dedicated (To G Blair) in ink by Enid Blyton.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph and original book cover.

Certification:

Collectors notation dates this 1st November 1948. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

10x5cm Sized Page

17x14in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Enid Blyton

Reference number:

5983
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Description:

A wonderful vintage 1948 note card all handwritten in ink (showing her home address at the top), clearly signed at the conclusion by Enid Blyton ;

Green Hedges Beaconsfield Bucks. "Dear Gillian. Thank you for your nice little letter. I am so glad you like my books. I am sorry you cannot get "The Castle Of Adventure" but perhaps if you write to the publishers they will find you a copy. Their address is Macmillans Ltd, St Martins St London WC2. I will write you plenty more books. Love from Enid Blyton".

 

 

Certification:

The Castle of Adventure was the second book in the adventure series first published in 1946. Green Hedges Beaconsfield was Enid Blytons home from 1938 onwards and the location from which she wrote the majority of her books. An original personal note on a card dated and postal stamped 13th August 1948 on the reverse. The card was sent to a Miss Gillian Laing and addressed also by Enid Blyton. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.