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Postby Ming » 19 Apr 2007, 11:39

Yeah, that's a pity. Nevertheless, I have voted 9 times myself with different email addresses. Now I need to get my friends again... :D

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Postby Steve Alpe » 23 Apr 2007, 12:51

I have voted again - good luck.

I am trying to collect all the First Day Covers which were issued when GB did the Blyton Stamps some years ago. I have to do the same for this issue if it wins.
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Postby Tony Summerfield » 25 Apr 2007, 18:51

I'm fairly sure that this is one that you won't have Steve!

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I collected as many as I could ten years ago, it must be difficult now.
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Postby Ming » 25 Apr 2007, 19:13

Wow, they look nice!
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Postby Lucky Star » 25 Apr 2007, 22:53

Those are beautiful.

Is it me or is the illustration in the bottom left hand corner which is labelled "Enid Blyton's Famous Five" actually a Tresilian picture from the Adventure series?
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 26 Apr 2007, 08:16

I agree that it does look rather like a Tresilian illustration, Lucky Star. Or were all the pictures, including that one, specially drawn? Were they done by the same artist, or different artists? I absolutely love the ones for the Secret Seven and Malory Towers. The one of the Faraway Tree is difficult to see clearly - is there a larger image available anywhere?

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Postby Jools » 26 Apr 2007, 09:31

I couldn't vote. Just got an error page come up :cry:
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 26 Apr 2007, 10:25

Hmm - looking at it more closely it appears that that picture labelled "Enid Blyton's Famous Five" has been taken from the front cover of The Mountain of Adventure, but that the image has been reversed! Well-spotted, Lucky Star!

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Postby Tony Summerfield » 26 Apr 2007, 11:10

You are absolutely right Anita, the cover picture was taken from The Mountain of Adventure - a major blunder by Royal Mail who then stuck the Famous Five underneath it. The stamps were designed by Christian Birmingham, who is quite a well-known Children's book illustrator. You can see the images better on the postcards that the Royal Mail also produced, and there is a very nice presentation pack with a little booklet about Enid and her work.

The Faraway Tree picture isn't very clear, even on the postcard, it has a sort of dream-like quality to it:-

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Despite the Tresilian illustration, I also thought a signed Society Famous Five cover would be nice, with all five signatures on it!

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My apologies for the wide scrolling on this thread, but I thought you would like to see a decent sized image.
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 26 Apr 2007, 11:24

Thanks for the information, Tony, and the larger image. I like the dream-like quality of the Faraway Tree illustration, and the portrayal of Moon-Face, but Jo looks too young and the Saucepan Man looks a bit like Elton John in those glasses! Also, I'd imagined the tree-trunk being much wider. Still, Christian Birmingham has done well to get as much detail as that into a picture intended for a stamp or postcard!

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Postby misteriojuvenil » 26 Apr 2007, 16:43

Ranking:

in 15 May at 23:02
389 votes - 13th position of 422 participants.

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Postby Lucky Star » 26 Apr 2007, 22:56

Ahh yes Mountain of Adventure. I was sure it was an Adventure pic. Thanks for clearing that up Tony and Anita. :D
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Postby Steve Alpe » 30 Apr 2007, 13:30

Hi Tony - 2 lovely covers - I am quite jealous.
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Re: Would you like to help support our 'cause'?

Postby HeatherS » 04 Jul 2007, 02:01

Does anybody know how this competition worked out? Who won? I tried going to the website, but I can't understand a word... :?
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Re: Would you like to help support our 'cause'?

Postby Ming » 08 Jul 2007, 10:02

Yeah, what about this thread? How did the results go? :?:
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