Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ferny Creek Collectables And Book Fair - Easter 2018

I have just left the Seventh Annual Ferny Creek Collectables and Book Fair in the Dandenongs and am sitting in my car in the carpark writing this post before returning home.

I arrived at 9am and immediately started browsing among the many stalls inside the hall.  Along with books the stalls also sell trading cards, souvenirs, jewellery, clothes, toys, comics... and I even saw some rear lights from a 1950's car.  Basically you name it it's probably here.

In my hunt for James Bond collectables I managed to find a couple of paperbacks as well as three Ian Fleming - Jonathan Capes, one of which was a "Dr No" first.  I purchased the copy of "Moonraker" shown.  It's a Re-Issued copy from 1958.

Here's some more snaps I took.  The fair continues today until 4pm and then tomorrow from 9am to 4pm.  Happy hunting!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Collectables And Book Fair This Easter Weekend

The Seventh Annual Ferny Creek Collectables and Book Fair is being held this Easter weekend. If you live in Melbourne (Oz) or happen to be visiting Victoria it'll definitely be worth a visit. It's being held in Ferny Creek in the Dandenongs, starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm both days.  Hopefully see you there

Friday, March 16, 2018

Large Print Michael Gillette Series

For several years now I've been collecting the Large Print series of Ian Fleming novels published by Clipper around 2006.

After much searching I recently managed to find a copy of "Live And Let Die" which brought my collection to 11 different titles out of 14.

Just a few weeks later I found a book lot for sale on the web that included 2 more titles I required; "Moonraker" and "For Your Eyes Only".  Unfortunately the seller wouldn't separate the 2 titles I needed from the 10 books in the lot for sale, so I also acquired a few duplicates.

But the exciting thing is now I've just one title to find to complete this set of covers created by Michael Gillette.  And when I do find it I'll add the first set of Large Print paperback covers to