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Douglas Crease, A.G. Autocar [Magazine], 20 July 1951. Vol 2903. Published by Iliffe & Sons, 150 pages. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon Douglas Crease, A. G. (ed). Autocar [Magazine], 27 July 1951. Vol 2904, published by Iliffe & Sons, 140 pages. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon Linfield, H.S (Ed.). Autocar magzine, 2nd May 1952, published by Iliffe & Sons. Colour & b&w illustrated, 100pp. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon Smith, Maurice A. (ed). Autocar [Magazine], 4 June 1965. Vol 3616. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon Preston, Antony; and Batchelor, John. 'Battleships 1856-1919', published in 1977 by Phoebus Publishing - colour illustrated. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon

The Beano, Issue 3205, December 20th, 2003. Very good condition, but missing free gift off front. Price: £1.50, not including p&p, which is £0.75 for UK first class postage. Please contact us for further postage options

Crease, A.G (ed.). Autocar Magazine, 20th July 1951, Issue 2903, 150pp.

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Contents: British Grand Prix. : Full Report & Pictures; Disconnected Jottings; News and Views; "V" Engines: Part 2; Le Mans Aston Martin; New Austin Factory (of historical interest considering the recent decline & threats of closure); Journey to Ganaweh; Welsh Rally; Correspondence; Alpine Trial; and the Sport.Previous owner has written "Lancia Aprillia page 850 on front

Crease, A. G. Dougas (Ed.). Autocar Magazine, 27 July 1951, Issue 2904, 140 pp. Published by Iliffe & Sons.

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Contents: XIVth Alpine Trial: report & pictures; Disconnected Jottings; The Transmission Line; Road Test: Opel Olympia; Canadian Tumbleweeds; New Pascall Caravan; Used Cars on the Road; Weekend Sport; Correspondence; Readers' Service; Insurance; Netherlands G.P. and The Sport

Linfield, H.S. (Ed.) Autocar Magazine, 02 May, 1952, Issue 2944, 100pp. Published by Iliffe & Sons.

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Contents: Safety Glass: the case for toughened; U.S.A. economy run; Weekend Sport; Disconnected Jottings; Road Test: 3-litre Healey; A Show That Was Different; A County's Roads; Accessories; New Cars Described: Argentine Autoar; Tulip Rally; Correspondence; The Sport

Smith, Maurice (ed.) Autocar Magazine, 4th June 1965, Issue 3616. 92pp

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Contents:
Italian Car Review; Road Test: Lancia Faminia Coupé 3B; High Speed Tyres; Marcos 1800 Test

Preston, Antony; and Batchelor, John. 'Battleships 1856-1919', Phoebus History of the World Wars Special. 64 pages, colour illustrated. Published by Phoebus Publishing, 1977.

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We have listed the following Beano comics on Amazon. Please check each listing for availability
[Sorry, sold out]
3159, Feb 1, 2003
3181, Jul 5, 2003
3183, Jul 19, 2003
3189, Aug 30,2003
3191, Sep 13, 2003
3193, Sep 27,2003
3197, Oct 25, 2003
3205, Dec 20, 2003
3208, Jan 10, 2004
3210, Jan 24,2004
3214, Feb 21, 2004
3216, Mar 6, 2004
3217, Mar 13, 2004

3233, Jul 3rd, 2004
3236, Jul 24th 2004
3257, Dec 18 2004
3259, Jan 1, 2005
3260, Jan 8, 2005
3270, Mar 19, 2005
3271, March 26, 2005
3304, Nov 12, 2005
Continental Film Review, April 1965 Dell-Femine, Michael (Ed.). 'Cracked', issue 222, September 1986. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebult search for this title on Amazon UK Deary, Terry; & Brown, Martin. The Gory Glory of Rome (The Horrible Histories Collection), published in 2002 by Eaglemoss Publications. Click here to see the whole series including collectors tins, magzine tidies and timeline binders! Marshall, Percival. 'The Model Railway News: Steam. Electric Clockwork', Published by Percival Marshall in paperback format, staple binding. Condition: acceptable, fair (vintage, still perfectly readable but past its best). Staples have failed and all the pages of the magazine are present but loose. Price:£7.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Garrett, Wilbur E. 'National Geographic, Vol 177:1, January 1990'. Condition: Very good clean & tidy copy. Price: £2.50, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Graves, William (Ed.). 'National Geographic, vol 180:4, October 1991'. Condition: Good, clean & tidy copy, but cover is separating from pages. Price: £1.85, not including p&p, which is Amazon' standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Continental Film Review, April 1965.

Condition: Quite good, readable copy, reasonably clean for its age, although a little dusty & rubbed in places. Wholly intact. Stapled softcover binding, 30 pages.

Contents: Features stories, clips, text about Women Behind Barbed Wire; Willi Tremper's Escape to Berlin (picture of Susanne Korda); Festival Girl (picture of Alan Dijon & Barbara Valentin); Island of the Amazons (picture of Anne Smyrner); Bretislav Pojar's "The Word of a cat"; Nat Charon's "L'Aventura" and "Il Bell Antonio" and the Island of Naked Women, etc, etc. There are too many films to list-if you need further info, please email for details.

Price: £3.75, not including p&p,which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

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Dell-Femine, Michael (Ed.) Cracked, Issue 222, September 1986. Featuring writers: Joe Catalano, Mark Dressler, Mat Jacobs, Randy Epley, Mort Todd, John Arcudi, Stu Schwartzberg

Contents: One Night at the Statue of Liberty Cracked Movie VI The Cracked World of Vic Martin Sylvester's Corner Messed up by Modern Times Rock & Roll Word Plays Bandstand Dances Cracked Sports Heroes Squeal of Fortune Before Heimlich Celebrity Phobias Cracked Lens Worst Movie Awards Cracked Interviews Steven Schpielberg The Transdeformers vs Boltron Hudd & Dini Moldin' Girls Shut Ups

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The Horrible Histories Collection [Magazines] - we have large stocks of nearly all of these.
They are based on the bestselling books by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown (and many other illustrators)

Brilliantly illustrated full colour 24 page magazines which even include puzzles for your children to fill in at the back!

Each magazine came with a foil packet of cards to collect and a timeline. 2 collectors tins, magazine tidies and timeline binders accompany the series.

Click the image, or HERE to access this special page bringing it all together

Includes: a special Ebay banner listing Horrible Histories magazines, and collections on sale on Ebay Right Now!

Marshall, Percival. 'The Model Railway News: Steam. Electric Clockwork', Published by Percival Marshall in paperback format, staple binding

Condition: acceptable, fair (vintage, still perfectly readable but past its best). Staples have failed and all the pages of the magazine are present but loose

Category: Mag - Model Railway News

Price:£7.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Garrett, Wilbur E. (Ed.) National Geographic Volume 177:1, January 1990. 'Alaska's Big Spill'

Main Features: Alaska's Big Spill. Includes double map supplement of the Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean Floors. It asks: Can the Wilderness Heal?; New Evidence Places Peary at the Pole; Atlantic and Arctic Ocean Floors; The Kremlin and Its Treasures; Nest Gatherers of Tiger Cave; and Dance of the Electronic Bee.

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Graves, William (Ed.) National Geographic, Volume 180:4 October 1991. '1491. America Before Columbus'.

Condition: Good condition, very clean & readable. 152 pages. Unfortunately the cover is starting to separate from the internal pages,exposing the staples holding the volume together

Main Features: 1491, America Before Columbus: Origins, The Land, Ozette, Etowah, Otstungo and Pueblo. Other articles: Rubies and Sapphires (Fred Ward) and Lord Howe Island (David Doubilet). Includes double map supplement of Native American Heritage

Price: £1.85 not including p&p,which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Graves, William (Ed.) 'National Geographic Vol 186:3, September 1994'. Condition: Good to very good condition, light dusty-dirty patches in places. Price: £2.50, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Allen, William L. (Ed.) 'National Geographic. Vol. 189:3, March 1996'. Condition: Good+. Price: £1.99, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Allen, William L. (Ed.) 'National Geographic. Vol 190:3, September 1996'. Condition: good++ condition, clean & tidy. Price: £2.50, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Allen, William L. (Ed.) 'National Geographic Vol 191:5, May 1997'. Condition: Good++ clean & tidy copy. Price: £2.50, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Allen, William L. (Ed.) 'National Geographic. Vol 192:3, September 1997'. Condition: Good++. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon Allen, William L. (Ed.). National Geographic, Volume 193:4, April 1998. Good clean & tidy condition. Price:£2.50, not including p&p which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Graves, William (Ed.) National Geographic
Vol 186:3, September 1994.

Condition: Good to very good condition, very light dirtiness to cover in places, otherwise a good copy. Entitled

Main Features:
Ireland on Fast-Forward by Coniff, Richard; The Sonoran Desert by Vesilind, Priit J.; Inner Japan by Smith, Patrick; Crimea: Pearl of a Fallen Empire by White, Peter T.; Beckwith, Carol, Fantasy Coffins of Ghana

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Allen, William L. (Ed.) National Geographic, 189:3, March 1996

Condition: Good+ clean & tidy copy

Main Feature: Xinjiang by Allen, Thomas B; The Silk Road's Lost World by Allen, Thomas B.; Emperor Penguins by Oeland, Glenn; Heart of the Hudson by Smith, Patrick; Face-to-face with Lucy's (skull found in Africa) Family by Johanson, Donald C.; and Macedonia by Vesilind, Priit

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Allen, William L. (Ed.) National Geographic, Vol 190:3, September 1996.

Condition: Good/ very good condition for a magazine of this age.

Main Feature: Entitled: Hawk High Over: Four Corners. Features on Scotland, by Ward, Andrew; Gaza by Avakian, Alexandra; Hawk High Over Four Corners by Watkins, T. H. (where four states meet in the SouthWest of the US, nature spreads a splendid panorama); Tarantulas by Conniff, Richard and the Essential Element of Fire by Parfit, Michael.

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Allen, William L. (Ed.) National Geographic Vol 191:5, May 1997.
'India Turning Fifty'

Main Features: Entitled: India: Turning Fifty. Features on: India by Ward, Geoffrey C.; Iceland's Trial by Fire, etc

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Allen, William L. (Ed.) National Geographic, Vol 192: 3, September 1997.

Main feature: China's Three Gorges by Zich, Arthur; then Route 66 by Lam, David; Racing with the Wind by Conniff, Richard; A Dream Called Nunavut by Parfit, Michael; The Dawn of Humans by Gore, Rick; Beirut Rising by Theroux, Peter and the Siren Song of Everest by Breashears, David F

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Allen, William. L. National Geographic, Volume 193:4. April 1998.

Condition: Good/very good condition, clean & readable, 132pp. Includes features on: The Orinoco by Webster, Donovan; Roman Shipwrecks by Ballard, Robert D.; Australia by Bike-Part Three by Martin Smith, Roff; Ozarks Harmony by Moore Laroe, Lisa; Life Grows Up by Monastersky, Richard; and the Vanishing Prairie Dog by Long, Michael E

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Various. 'The Queen's Carol', published in 1905 by The Daily Mail. Condition: Good. Price: £9.99, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Harris, Nigel (Ed.) Rail Magazine, No. 514, May 25th - June 27th. Condition: Very good clean & tidy copy with slight crease to cover corner. Price: £1.99, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers). Don't forget to visit our model railways and railways pages!! Reeves Model Engineers Shop, 'Reeves Model Engineers Catalogue: Twenty-First Edition', published in 1983/4. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon 'Ships and Ship Models' published in August 1932 in Great Britain, Volume 1:12 covering September 1931 - August 1932 for lovers of ships and the sea. Published by Percival Marshall, 38pp long, paperback, staple-bound. Condition - good, clean, tidy and well looked-after copy. Price: £2.55, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Deith, C.L; and Stockton, J. D. 'Steam Yearbook 1983/4. Preserved Transport & Industrial Archaeology Guide', published in  1983 by TEE Publishing, 88pp, ISBN 0905100433. Condition: Good, clean & tidy copy. Price: £5.00, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas cuompanies) Hammerton, Sir John (Editor). Fortnightly (Fridays) magazine called 'The War Illustrated: I Was There', published by The Amalgamated Press, in Great Britain; this issue published October 25th, 1946, as issue 244, volume 10, 32 pages long from 417 to 448. Condition: Good, but vintage. Staples binding pages together have become rusty. Middle pages have become detached - they show the Nuremberg trials - a fascinating historic piece at the centre of this magazine. Overall in very decent condition. Price: £18.00, not including postage and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

The Queen's Carol: Various Contributors. [Hardcover, Daily Mail, 1905]

Condition: Good

Price: £9.99 includes p&p (UK first class only-international rates available on request-click image)

Harris, Nigel (Ed.) Rail Magazine, No. 514, May 25th - June 27th. 'HST Reborn'

Condition: Very good clean & tidy copy with slight crease to cover corner.

Contents: From the Cover: Network News (Angel launches re-engineered HST at Brush); Chris Green leaves Virgin for Network Rail; The Crossrail Bill puts Alistair Darling in Charge; EWS reorganises its parcels fleet ready for mail liberalisation; King's Cross-St Pancras sees major development with CTRL2; and the feature article: Rail's annual look at Rover/Ranger tickets

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Reeves Model Engineers Twenty-First Edition Model Engineering Catalogue including order form & price list November 1984 & June 1986. 98 pages, illustrated. 24.5cm high by 17.5cm wide.

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'Ships and Ship Models' published in August 1932 in Great Britain, Volume 1:12 covering September 1931 - August 1932 for lovers of ships and the sea. Published by Percival Marshall, 38pp long, paperback, staple-bound.

Condition - good, clean, tidy and well looked-after copy

Price: £2.55, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Deith, C. L. & Stockton, J. D. Steam Yearbook, 1983/4. Preserved Transport & Industrial Archaeology Guide. Lists over 750 places to visit.

Condition: Good condition, priced to clear. Lists industrial archaeology site, preserved railways, organ museums, etc, to visit as of 1983/1984.

Price: £5.00 (includes p&p for UK first class). International postage rates available upon request


War Illustrated #244.
Hammerton, Sir John (Editor). 'The War Illustrated: I Was There'
, Vol. 10, No. 244, October 25th, 1946, published by The Amalgamated Press, in Great Britain, 32 pages long from 417 to 448.

Condition: Good, but vintage. Staples binding pages together have become rusty. Middle pages have become detached - they show the Nuremberg trials - a fascinating historic piece at the centre of this magazine. Overall in very decent condition

Category: WWII

Price: £18.00, not including postage and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Wizard (Comic), December 2005, Cover 1 of 3. Very good condition. Issue 170. £3.55 not including p&p,which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)          

Wizard, The Comics Magazine, Issue 170, December2005. This is cover 1 of 3 that went on sale.

Condition: Very good condition, nice overall copy.

Contents (features): Reginald Hudlin Q&A; The Doctors Are In; The Fastest Jerk Alive; 'Infinite Crisis' Who's Who; Michael Rosenbaum Q+A, Grant Morrison Profile, Ed Brubaker Profile, Marvel's Next Movies, Ultimate Fan Q+A, Witchblade's 10th Anniversary, Special Video Game Supplement, 'Crisis Commentary'.

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