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PUFFIN CUT-OUT BOOKS




THIS PAGE 'PC' PC1 - PC11






Puffin Picture Books ('PP') which commenced in 1940 issued some cut-out model making books, the first being PP40 and PP41 Make Your Own Zoo and Make Your Own Farm, in January 1945; and later PP52 Paper Birds.

A separate series of PUFFIN CUT-OUT BOOKS was launched in December 1947. These books had a more substantial format. The first three PC1, PC2 and PC3 were of The Cotswold Village, by L. A. Dovey. Others which followed included those for use with toy theatres, including those made by Benjamin Pollok (a Victorian manufacturer of toy theatres).

In all, ten volumes of the Puffin Cut-Out Books series were published, the last being PC11 in October 1953



Information and cover photographs of Puffin Cut-Out Books Series:

Number: PC 1
Series No.: PC1
Title: THE COTSWOLD VILLAGE In three parts (1A)
Author: L. A. Dovey
Illustrated: with notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Contents: The Church, The Bridge, The Railway Station
Date Published: December 1947
Pages: 16pp. (printed on one side only)
Printer: Chromoworks Ltd
Price: 2/- plus 7d. Purchase Tax
Red Covers

The second image shows the back cover
Number: PC 2
Series No.: PC2
Title: THE COTSWOLD VILLAGE In three parts (1B)
Author: L. A. Dovey
Illustrated: with notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Date Published: December 1947
Pages: 16pp. (printed on one side only)
Printer: Chromoworks Ltd
Price: 2/- plus 7d. Purchase Tax
Blue Covers

The second image shows the back cover
Number: PC 3
Series No.: PC3
Title: THE COTSWOLD VILLAGE In three parts (1C)
Author: L. A. Dovey
Illustrated: with notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Date Published: December 1947
Pages: 16pp. (printed on one side only)
Printer: Chromoworks Ltd
Price: 2/- plus 7d. Purchase Tax
Green Covers

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Number: PC 4
Series No.: PC4
Title: A THEATRE YOU CAN MAKE Three Plays with Words and Scenery: The Fox and the Hens; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella
Author: Jane Cummings
Illustrated: scenery designed by the author
Date Published: November 1948
Pages: 16p
Printer: Chromoworks Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Unnumbered

The second image shows the back cover
Number: PC 5
Series No.: PC5
Title: THE HIGH TOBY A Play for the Toy Theatre by J. B. Priestley
Author: J. B. Priestley
Illustrated: scenery and characters by Doris Zinkeisen
Date Published: November 1948
Pages: 18pp. of text and 16pp. of plates (printed on one side only)
Printer: W. R. Royle and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Unnumbered

The second image shows the inside page with the information that 'THE HIGH TOBY has been specially designed to fit Benjamin Pollock's TOY THEATRE'

The third image is of the back of the book providing details of current Puffin Picture Books

The fourth image is of the second issue, with red background, it too was printed for sale at 'Two Shillings and sixpence' but is overstickered '3s 1d (including 7d purchase tax)'

Series No.: PC6
NOT ISSUED
Number: PC 7
Series No.: PC7
Title: THE EMETT FESTIVAL RAILWAY
Illustrator: Rowland Emett
Model designer: Victor Keeling
Date Published: May 1951
Pages: 32pp.; text plus 24pp. of plates (printed on one side only)
Printer: W. R. Royle and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6½ (including tax)
Based on a model railway designed by Emett for the Festival of Britain in 1951

The second image shows the back cover

The third image shows a completed cut out model on display.
Number: PC 7a
Series No.: PC7a
Title: A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE In three parts: This is Part 1
Author: L. A. Dovey
Illustrated: with notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Contents: Hall House, Tiled Cottage, House with Gable, House built on crucks, The Market Hall
Date Published: November 1951
Pages: 16pp. (printed on one side only)
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 4/4d. including 10d. Purchase Tax
Red Covers

The second image shows the back cover
Number: PC 8
Series No.: PC8
Title: A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE In three parts: This is Part 2
Author: L. A. Dovey
Illustrated: with notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Contents: Pair of cottages with outshut, Coaching Inn, Row of Shops
Date Published: November 1951
Pages: 16pp. (printed on one side only)
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 4/4d. including 10d. Purchase Tax
Blue Covers

The second image shows the back cover
Number: PC 9
Series No.: PC9
Title: A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE In three parts: This is Part 3
Author: L. A. Dovey
Illustrated: with notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Contents: Manor House, Tithe Barn, Cottage Row, Farmhouse with outbuildings
Date Published: November 1951
Pages: 16pp. (printed on one side only)
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 4/4d. including 10d. Purchase Tax
Green Covers

The second image shows the back cover

Series No.: PC10
NOT ISSUED
Number: PC 11
Series No.: PC11
Title: TREASURE ISLAND
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted: by Geoffrey Robinson
Illustrated: by Marian Marsh
Date Published: October 1953
Pages: 16pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d. (including Purchase Tax)
Unnumbered

The second image shows the back cover




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