A while back I wrote about my new (and admittedly meagre) collection of Enid Blyton’s magazines. I had 23 at the time, out of the 162 that were printed. I thought I’d be unlikely to grow that collection as the only copies I’d seen for sale were going for about £5 each, which would be £700 for the remaining ones!
But I’m happy to say I now have 91 magazines, and they cost less than a pound each. A very generous gentleman who had collected the magazines as a child wanted them to go to a new home, and was happy to accept the postage cost plus a donation to his favourite charity. I thought that was an exceedingly good deal!
And the whole lot:
I haven#t had the chance to examine the contents properly yet, but I’m hoping that there’s a complete serial amongst them somewhere.
Now I just have to find some way of storing them! My previous, small, pile was just sitting on a shelf. Some of these new ones are starting to fall apart though, hardly surprising given they are more than sixty years old, so I’d like somewhere safe for them.
If anyone has any ideas or experience with storing these types of magazines I’d love to hear about it.