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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Heath-Robinson illustrations

My wife has a book that is 97 years old (a book of Hans Andersen's fairy tales dated 1917) and we just realised the plates are by Heath-Robinson.

I suspect the plates are worth as much as the book.  My wife took it off the bookshelf to read, thinking she might read them to the grandchildren.

The book was a gift from her Uncle Ernest to her mum when she was a little girl in the last years of WW1. The book binding is tatty now, but the fairy tales don't age. I hope the grandchildren enjoy it too. It will be owned by one of them soon.

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