Reg Smythe

Reg Smythe

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A superb original vintage 1965 index card, clearly signed and dedicated (To Michael) with Andy Capp cartoon in ink by Reg Smythe


From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is June 1965. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   


11x9cm Index Card


Very Good


About Reg Smythe

Reg Smythe

REG SMYTHE d1998. British cartoonist famous for creating the popular long running Andy Capp comic strip. In 1954 the Daily Mirror's art editor Philip Zec gave him a regular daily cartoon, "Laughter at Work". Then in 1957, he was asked by Mirror Editor Hugh Cudlipp to create a cartoon character for the paper's Manchester edition. He thought up Andy Capp, a stereotypically lazy, selfish working-class northerner in a flat cap and his long-suffering wife Flo, during the seven-hour drive from his mother's house in Hartlepool to London. He died in Durham aged 80 on June 13th 1998


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