St Rota & Dragon

One of the numerous boy’s magazines from the inter war era, featuring a Cierva C-30 or Avro Rota autogiro. Specifically The Modern Boy No. 387 Vol. 15 19th January 1935. The registration, G-ACMB was in reality allocated to a DH.60X Moth. Even more surprising is the other subject, a inflated monster, something like a Nessie,…

Killer in a Harry Tate

Today’s Poster. From Heritage Auctions, a newspaper strip featuring¬†Great war ace Captain F.R. McCall, and drawn by American artist Clayton Knight. This was one of a series of posters, I chose this one because it shows a typical final artwork as photo-reproduced for newspaper publication, and it features an ace with an unusual career, as…

‘Swiped’ Biggles Repeat

Here’s a fascinating one. On the right, an Alfred Sindall illustration first published in the 1937 ‘Biggles Air Commodore’ by W.E. Johns. (The other Sindall illustrations are posted on the Biggles page here. He was the main illustrator for the Oxford University Press published Biggles stories of the late thirties and early forties.) On the…