COURIER MAGAZINE COLLECTION (1946 - 1964)

NORMAN KARK. VARIOUS AUTHORS

COURIER MAGAZINE 1946 - 1964

Published: NORMAN KARK. LONDON

Date: 1946 - 1964

A COLLECTION OF MAGAZINES DATING BETWEEN 1946 & 1964, ALL PUBLISHED IN LONDON. WITH A GREAT VARIETY OF CONTRIBUTORS, AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS COMBINING TO CREATE A VISUALLY PLEASING AND INFORMATIVE PUBLICATION.THIS MAGAZINE IS USUALLY PUBLISHED ON ART PAPER & ALL HAVE TEXTURED COVERS.OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY, PRICES DEPENDING ON COVER, CONTENTS and CONDITION.FROM £3.00 each

Provenance
The Courier was a magazine published in Britain from 1938 onwards by Norman Kark Publications, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London. It was printed mainly on art paper and continued to be produced throughout World War II, in spite of the paper restrictions imposed. Early issues included approximately 180 pages, 7½ inches wide by 7 inches deep: at the time, Britain's daily newspapers were rationed to only four pages. There were usually four issues a year (although there were some issues that were missed). The price was three shillings, A Penguin pocket book only cost six pence in 1940 (one sixth of the price). The sub-title was "Picturing Today". Each copy had a large number of Satire articles, one or more shaggy dog story was always included. In addition there was a section of art photographs, including chaste "nude studies" of women, countryside and seascape photographs. Some issues had coloured fold=outs and others had humour inserts printed on standard paper . The contents were grouped into the following sections: Satire - which included cartoons and a short topical article, as well as a "Shaggy Dog" story. Transatlantic - Articles about New York and other US news items. Life in Pictures - Photos and other illustrations. Day and Age - General, Technical and Historic articles. Departments - including; The Mode, The Stage, The Screen, and The Page. Fiction - Short stories, including a handful by the better-known British authors of the day, including A A Milne, Saki, John Galsworthy, and Robert Standish amongst many others. The production of the Courier was extended after 1951 as a monthly publication, with a different larger sized format and fewer pages. During the fifties, the Courier changed to a 100-plus page magazine. It incorporated the material from the discontinued publication called TO-DAY.

Illustrated
SUPERB COLOUR COVERS & A MIXTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC & DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS

Condition
GENERALLY VERY GOOD, SOME SIGNS OF OWNERSHIP AND WEAR (nothing untoward however)

Binding
MAGAZINE FORMAT with PERFECT SPINE

£3

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