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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween all. Here are a few more horror paperworks plus some pics from this year’s pumpkin parade at Sanary.


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UK. Amazing Stories of Suspense N°147.


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UK. Creepy Worlds N°156. Cover by Kirby and Ayers.


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Doomlord from Eagle Comics. UK. 1983.


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1960s and 70s space exploration stamps

I found my childhood Stanley Gibbons stamp album today and thought I’d share a few images of some Ajman, Romanian and Czechoslavakian space exploration stamps.

1970 Ajman airmail stamps

These Ajman stamps feature artwork depicting some of the US Apollo missions.

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1964 Romanian airmail stamps

These Romanian stamps feature US astronauts and Russian cosmonauts such as John Glenn and Yuri Gagarin.

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Czechoslavakian stamp

I can’t find the date of this stamp but “člověk na měsíci” translates to “man on the moon” and the 1969 date would seem to celebrate the beginning of the Apollo moon missions. The letter ‘C’ on the astronaut’s chest could relate to Eugene Cernan, an Apollo astronaut of Czech origin.

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Halloween: horror comics, fiendish ads and petrifying posters!

Come celebrate Halloween with TVTA as we dig out our Don Post masks and get stuck into some fiendish meat snacks while perusing some ghastly comic covers, posters and ads!

France. Pif Gadget reprint. 1976. Extrait de l'album

France. Pif Gadget reprint. 1976. Extrait de l’album “100 ans d’affiches de la magie.” Copyright Darien House et Henri Veyrier.

US. Star Wars comic 14. 1978.

US. Star Wars comic 14. 1978.

US. Jonah Hex 8. 1978.

US. Jonah Hex 8. 1978.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. House of Mystery. Cover by Joe Kubert. 1982.

US. House of Mystery. Cover by Joe Kubert. 1982.

US. Baron Weirwulfs Haunted Library. Cover by Don Newton.

US. Baron Weirwulfs Haunted Library. Cover by Don Newton. 1975.

US. The Unexpected. By Lee Elias and Bill Dennehy. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. By Lee Elias and Bill Dennehy. 1972.

US. The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves. Cover by Steve Dikto. 1969.

US. The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves. Cover by Steve Dikto. 1969.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.

France. Scop #5. 1977.

France. Scop #5. 1977.

UK. Count Duckula. 1989.

UK. Count Duckula #14. 1989.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

UK. 2000 AD Monthly #77. 1992.

UK. 2000 AD Monthly #77. 1992.

Japan. Beetlejuice Chirashi poster.

Japan. Beetlejuice Chirashi poster.

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Japan. Godzilla chirashi movie poster.

Shocker poster from The Phantom comic 1989. US.

Shocker poster from The Phantom comic 1989. US.

Poster Des loups et des Hommes from PIf Gadget. France.

Poster Des loups et des Hommes from PIf Gadget. France.

Halloween Yoda pumpkin and Don Post masks

This is the second year I’ve entered the  TIG Star Wars Pumpkin Carving Contest. Last year I claimed some cool vintage Star Wars prizes with my Chief Chirpa pumpkin. This year I’ve cobbled together a full-figure Yoda using two pumpkins.

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I’ve also dug out some old Halloween-esque Don Post ads from the archives too. Happy Halloween!

USA. Starlog 37. 1980.

USA. Starlog 37. 1980.

 

USA. Starlog N° 76. 1983.

USA. Starlog N° 76. 1983.

 

USA. Starlog 65. 1982.

USA. Starlog 65. 1982.

Speeder Bikes and ads from Fine Scale Modeler, Jan / Feb 1986

Fine Scale Modeller cover for Jan / Feb 1986.

Fine Scale Modeler cover for Jan / Feb 1986.

The 1986 Jan / Feb edition of Fine Scale Modeler featured a step-by-step guide on how to build a Return of the Jedi diorama. The results are impressive, and part of the diorama – featuring a Speeder Bike and Scout – is shown on the excellent cover, seen above.

Inside there are some nice modelling ads from companies like AMT, Testors, Fujimi and MRC-Tamiya, all of which feature below. Enjoy.

Richard Petty's Nascar number 43. by AMT. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

Richard Petty’s Nascar number 43. by AMT. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

Porsche 911 by Fujimi. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

Porsche 911 turbo by Fujimi. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

Airbrush thinners by Testors. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

Airbrush thinners by Testors. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

World War II Battleships by MRC-Tamiya. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

World War II Battleships by MRC-Tamiya. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.