Monday, November 13, 2017

Phantom poster......

A special poster from Frew"s
1000th issue,an annual. This
Was given by a dear friend.....

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Indrajal Ad of 1968......

An Indrajal Trivia, in reality a Piece Of Indrajal History really with an Ad from 1968 from an Indrajal comic (#71) Informing about an Industrial strike which has caused delay of this particular issue. I remember that another Industrial strike caused the abandonment of Two issues: 123 and 124 If I am right in 1970......

Saturday, September 16, 2017

#1 issues of Smart and Better Photography"

#1 Issue of "Smart Photography" and "Better photography" 

                          I was real happy to get hold of the very First issues of two leading Photography magazines from India. Better and Smart photography. I still remember how i got Interested in
Photography after getting hold of a Second hand "Better photography" mag in 2005. I am also greatly indebted to these magazines as nearly 8 Photographs of mine are featured in these mags.......

"Better Photography" #1 issue  June  1997.
"Smart photography" #1 issue  April 2005.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Milo Chess, Cricket Sets.....

Milo Chess, Cricket Sets, milo pocket books ......

     Milo and boost used to give out some lovely items along with their items periodically. In the early 2000 , milo used to give out these goodies along with their products. Real happy that I was able to preserve these.......

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Binaca Toys

Binaca Toys

These small animal figures has a history. They came in Packets of Binaca tooth paste in the 1970s. To my knowledge There were around 50 to sixty various figures. Some figures were repeated in different colors too. It was a craze for the boys of that time to collect these. They came to a sudden stop when Binaca went out of business, though they tried to hang on by changing the name to Cibaca......

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Film Fare

Film fare
 I still remember some great Magazines which I used to read and
Collect as a youngster. Eves Weekly, Illustrated Weekly, Film Fare, Time,
Star& Style are some of them. Illustrated weekly, Star& Style and Eves Weekly has folded, but Film fare is still going strong which is s blessing. Here are some great Copies of the Magazine which I procured recently. The older ones are from 1953, 1954 and rest mainly in 1970, 71 etc.....

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ambili Amavan

Ambili Amavan

     "Ambili amavan" the malayalam Version of Chandamama was such a Popular magazine during my School days. The stories of Ramayan, hanuman and especially The Vikram and Vetala stories made a Deep impression on my Mind. The Most beautiful art of Shankar and Chithr awas out standing.The illustration of Ving Vikram and vetala is iconic. Raza and Vapa also were great artists of Chandamama.Especially . 

              Though it is very easy to get the English Chandamama it was really very hard to get the Malayalam version. So was very happy to get issues from 1973 to 1975.