The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
Horsebrook House
XV The Green
Calne
Wiltshire
UK
SN11 8DQ
Contact Sophie Dupré
Telephone 01249 821121
Mobile 07739 589911
Specialists Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Signed Photos, Literary Property in all fields, especially Royalty, Literature
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Horsebrook House
XV The Green
Calne
Wiltshire
UK
SN11 8DQ
Contact Sophie Dupré
Telephone 01249 821121
Mobile 07739 589911
Specialists Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Signed Photos, Literary Property in all fields, especially Royalty, Literature
Sophie Dupré
Stand K05

[BESTALL

Acetate Master in Colours for the 1971 ‘Rupert’ Annual (Alfred, 1892-1986, Writer and Illustrator of the Rupert Bear Stories)], 1971

showing Rupert meeting a friend carrying a parcel, and being led somewhere by the friend, 4 hand-coloured panels each 3 ” x 4” on card mount 13 ” x 9 ”, vignettes of Rupert and his mother in top corners of mount, no place,

Note
Alfred Bestall took over the Daily Express stories and drawings from creator Mary Tourtel in 1935. He maintained her image of Rupert, improved the stories and expanded the backgrounds to include his beloved Snowdonia. His produced his last daily story in 1965, but he continued working on the annuals for several years. Here the pictures have that essential element - What happens next?
£650