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PICTURE POST

Picture Post was the classic photo illustrated magazine of its day, and it ran from October 1938 to June 1957

Most of these papers have rusting around the staples, and a few have some loose pages, but are all complete.

 Picture Posts have lots of great wartime adverts, especially those advertising to tell you their products aren't available!

 As there was a huge drive to recycle paper during Pre War / World War 2, these papers really shouldn't have survived.

Some issues have a short pencil name or address on either the front or back covers

1938 to 1945

1946 to 1957

PICTURE POST 1946
19.95
Picture Post January 12th 1946 Vol 30 No 2

Pages 32

Cover Lorraine Day 1945 / 1946

Articles include

Back home to Alderney  3 pages

Luton Hoo University for all ranks 3 pages

Small town theatre - Amersham rep  4 pages

19.95
Picture Post February 9th 1946 Vol 30 No 6

Pages 32

Cover Dance of the hands

Articles include

Vyshinsky The Pole who speaks for Russia  4 pages

Venice still serene  3 pages

The circus gets ready for the road again  3 pages

Hindu dances  2 pages

39.95
Picture Post March 23rd 1946 Vol 30 No 12

Pages 32

Cover Walt Disney

Articles include

Vanishing Britain (coastal erosion)  3 pages

Why meddle in China  4 pages

Horse racing on a frozen lake  4 pages

The Disney team at work  3 pages

19.95
Picture Post March 30th 1946 Vol 30 No 13

Pages 32

Cover Dorothy Maguire

Articles include

The Jap fifth column comes home  3 pages

The factory Parson  4 pages

Fishermen of the Congo  3 pages

Children's hour  4 pages

cover / centre pages detached from magazine

19.95
Picture Post April 13th 1946 Vol 31 No 2

Pages 32

Cover One fine day in Spring

Articles include

The grim case of Dr Petiot 5 pages

One fine day in Spring  3 pages

The camera in the jungle 4 pages

Paris plans hats to suit Spring dresses 2 pages

50 years of the Olympic Games  3 pages

39.95
Picture Post May 11th 1946 Vol 31 No 6

Pages 32

Cover In Betty Hutton's garden

Articles include

Woodcock in America 2 pages

A prophet holds a revival meeting  4 pages

Stockholm 3 pages

Betty Hutton's garden 1 page

Do you remember Billy Bunter  3 pages

The making of a film  4 pages

24.95
PictuGermany'smay 18th 1946 Vol 31  No 7

Pages 32

Cover The drove' rs mate

Articles include

Palestine the world line up  3 pages

The throne that waits for a King (Italy)  2 pages

>Back to Cassino  4 pages

29.95
Picture Post June 22nd  1946 Vol 31 No 12

Pages 32

Cover Leaders in war and peace

Articles include

Why we celebrated Victory Day  9 pages

Bells for the ringing isle 3 pages

The most popular girl in Britain Jane 3 pages

 

19.95
Picture Post August 10th 1946 Vol 32 No 6

Pages 32

Articles include

Jet propulsion our one year lead  Europe's

Pub that brews its own beer  2 pages

Pick up Girls - a Social Play  2 pages

cover detached from magazine

24.95
Picture Post August 24th  1946 Vol 32 No 8

Pages 32 Cover

Articles include

After the Atom Bomb an astonishing rebirth - 1 page

A poor man's race meeting 3 pages

Pub for parachutists 3 pages

2,000 years ago this week  4 pages

the negro dances 2 pages

cover detached from magazine

PICTURE POST 1947
19.95
Picture Post February 1st 1947 Vol 34 No 5

Pages 40

Cover James Mason

Articles include

Inside a convict prison  (St Martin de Re - France) 5  pages

James Mason talks about his films  4 pages

When winters were fun  5 pages

An opera Children's 5 pages

A month in a Lighthouse  3 pages

24.95
Picture Post February 15th 1947 Vol 34 No 7

Pages 40

Articles include

The French fleet floats again  2 pages

Time and Motion - is this the answer to production  4 pages

Cartoonists' (Fleet Street) Pub  3 pages

A girl becomes an air steward  5 pages

cover detached from magazine

19.95
Picture Post March 29th 1947 Vol 34 No 11

Pages 36

Cover Spring meeting

Articles include

The race for uranium  3 pages

Night shift in a Birmingham factory  4 pages

Big game from the sky  4 pages

Trouble among the sugar cane (Jamaica)  4 pages

A huntress a Putney-autograph hunter Oxford Blues 3 pages

An orphan finds a family  4 pages

19.95
Picture Post April 5th 1947 Vol 35 No 1

Pages 32

Cover Wedding dress for an easter bride

Articles include

Easter as it ought to be 2 pages

Wedding dress for an Easter bride  4 pages

The last dance before Easter in La Paz 2 pages

cover detached from magazine

19.95
Picture Post July 5th  1947 Vol 36 No 1

Pages 36

Cover A week-end in New York

Articles include

The man with a plan for Europe (Gen G Marshall)  2 pages

New light on man's early history  4 pages

The Eaton tradition  5 pages

Weekend in New York  1 page

An afternoon with the Test Captain - Norman Yardley pages

Front cover is faded and detached from magazine

19.95
Picture Post October 18th  1947 Vol 37 No 3

Pages 32

Cover The sound of his horn

Articles include

A British wife in Poland  / country of hard work 8 pages

Gliding around the Swiss Alps 3 pages - 2 pages colour cente

Trev of the dog tracks 3 pages

Cover detached from magazine, no staples to pages in magazine

19.95
Picture Post November 15th 1947 Vol 37 No 7

Pages 32

Cover International mothers

Cover detached from magazine

Articles include

The village where the world is one - Pestalozzi in Switzerland  4 pages

Mountain rescue  3 pages

Lace makers of Bruges 3 pages

29.95
Picture Post November 29th 1947 Vol 37 No 9

Pages 32

Cover Royal Wedding

Articles include

Mostly this is a Royal wedding issue

magazine has been folded in half leaving creases across pages

small tears to edges of pages along crease line

PICTURE POST 1948
19.95
Picture Post January 24th 1948 Vol 38 No 4

Pages 32

Cover Vivien Leigh as Anna

Articles include

U.S. learns polar lessons  3 pages

Home from Russia (Austrian prisoners)  2 pages

Is Vivien Leigh better than Greta Garbo?  2 pages

Convict rodeo 4 pages - including colour centre pages

Her hobby's murder - Aida Reubens (Mrs Jeffers) 2 pages

29.95
Picture Post April 24th  1948 Vol 39 No 4

Special issue - Europe's Children

Pages 32

Articles include

articles are mostly related to "Europe's Children"

19.95
Picture Post June 5th  1948 Vol 39 No 10

Pages 32

Cover Colin Casey stable boy

Articles include

Can we save our Iron Mines?  3 pages

They settle the starting price  2 pages

The mysterious life of ants  4 pages

centre pages detached from magazine

29.95
Picture Post August 21st 1948 Vol 40 No 8

Pages 32

Articles include

Rehersal for a famine  4 pages

Three ways to spend a cheap holiday  3 pages

Negroes can be happy in Virginia  3 pages

The German prisoners arrive in civvy street 5 pages

19.95
Picture Post September 18th 1948 Vol 40 No 12

Pages 32

Cover Life of a Speedway Ace - Jack Parker

Articles include

The strain of the air lift (Berlin)  3 pages

Jack Parker speedway ace  4 pages

19.95
Picture Post October 23rd 1948 Vol 41 No 4

Pages 32

Cover The life of a country parson

Articles include

Ingrid's (Bergman) last look at London - with Hitchcock 3 pags

Fairy castles of the desert  4 pages

The secrets of Farthing Down  3 pages

Just a country Parson  4 pages

PICTURE POST 1949
29.95
Picture Post April 9th 1949 Vol 43 No 2

Pages 40 pages

Articles include

Burma The Cold War hots up 10 pages

The story of a race - Grand National 1949  9 pages

19.95
Picture Post April 16th 1949 Vol 43 No 3

Pages 40 pages

Cover The Easter eggs hatch

Articles include

The struggle for Indonesia  4 pages

Tree time in the town  2 pages

Whistlers river colour centre pags

The great man is sixty - Charles Chaplin  5 pages

Yorkshire plan to be champions 4 pages

cover  and centre pages detached from magazine

29.95
Picture Post October 1st  1949 Vol 45 No 1

Pages 52

Cover Before the wedding - Maria Stein

Articles include

Amethyst re-fits for home 9 pages

Childhood of the bride 2 pages

French Guiana's lost negroes 3 pages

the cost of being a Bishop 5 pages

Cover detached from magazine

29.95
Picture Post November 12th 1949 Vol 45 No 7

Pages 60

Cover The New Jazz Age

Articles include

The Briton loves to bet  4 pages

the life of a trishaw boy 4 Easter

Where labour is slipping - election survey 2 pages

The new Jazz Age  4 pages

Castles of the black Napoleon 3 pages

Top staple detached

PICTURE POST 1950
24.95
Picture Post January 14th 1950  Vol 46 No 2

Pages 48

Articles include

The Germans stir again-where do they go from Bonn? 6 pages

The veritable can-can 2 pages

They hunt the stag 6 pages ( 3 page colour centre section)

Round the clock with a taxi driver  4 pags

Peter Pan Lockwood 3 pages

29.95
Picture Post June 3rd 1950 Vol 47 No 10

Pages 56

Cover The girl called June

Articles include

A weekend in Paris with Gussy Moran  4 pages

10 years ago - Dunkirk  8 pages

Wild white cattle of Cadzow 3

Village hewn out of Rock (Kayseri provence)  colour 3 page centre section

Can the wage freeze hold for them  5 pages

24.95
Picture Post June 10th 1950  Vol 47 No 11

Pages 60

Cover West Indies best bats - Worrell  and Weekes

Articles include

The troubles of King Farouk 5 pages

The Italians invade Italy - Calabria  8 pages

Trooping the colour  4 page colour centre pages

Fine Weather Cricketers 5 pages

Orpheus 1950  4 pages

An Empire girl's day (showgirls) 4 pages

34.95
Picture Post July 29th 1950  Vol 48 No 5

Pages 56

Cover Korea

Articles include

War in Korea  11 pages

Can Russia fight on two fronts?  4 pages

A new game fit for heroes - Rugby netball  3 pages

roll to spine taking back section of magazine out of alignment

19.95
Picture Post November 11th 1950  Vol 49 No 6

Pages 56

Cover Esquire finds an English beauty

Articles include

How America gave her verdict - House of representatives voting 6 pages

Esquire search for an English beauty  4 pages

R L S Heir of the romantics 4 pages

The Meteors cycle club  3 pages

cover detached from magazine / staples out of magazine

29.95
Picture Post December 2nd 1950  Vol 49 No 9

Pages 60

Cover Wigan, The Peers

Articles include

Madame defends a murderer  - Germaine Senechan of France  5 pages

Shampoo for poodles  5 pages

Wigan the Power house - Rugby - 5 pages

PICTURE POST 1951
29.95
Picture Post May 12th 1951 Vol 51 No 6

Pages 52

Cover Randy Stuart's day off

Articles include

Can Spain's army help the west?  3 pages

Racing with small cars (500cc)  2 pages

Festival of Britain 3 pages (including centre page site plan)

When stars relax  10 pages

storage marks down right cover edge

24.95
Picture Post December 8th 1951 Vol 53 No 10

Pages 64

Cover Fashion artists model

Articles include

A Princess to open the ball (Margaret) 3 pages

The Wiere Brothers comedy trio 2 pages

Spotlight on the Kiwis (Rugby) 3 pages

Italy's flood disaster 3 page

The Red Badge of Courage 3 pages

Fashion artist  3 pages

PICTURE POST 1952
19.95
Picture Post January 26th 1952 Vol 54 No 4

Pages  48

Cover Earl of Dalkeith

Articles include

Farmer Earl  from the Border  3 pages

New cover girl Patti Carlin 4 pages

First pictures of an ant war 6 pages (including 4 page colour centre)

A Streetcar named Dsire 2 pages

Four of everything - Cole quads 3 pages

small rip /tear to cover

34.95
Picture Post February 16th  1952 Vol 54 No 7

Pages 56

Articles include

Death / Life King George VI 16 pages

Dresses from the Arabian Nights - Indian designer Princess German 4 page colour centre

Sanders of the river 1952  4 pages

Bat watching 4 pages

39.95
Picture Post February 23rd 1952 Vol 54 No 8

Pages 60

Cover The Crown

Articles include

Mostly a Royal issue covering the death of George VI and proclamation of Elizabeth II

34.95
Picture Post July 12th 1952 Vol 56 No 2

Pages 60

Cover The Queen at Holyrood

Articles include

Scots welcome their Queen 6 pages

Italy Musso's ghost walks -Fascist Party election votes 6 pages

Tivyside is fighting for its coracles 2 pages

Derby day for soap box speeders 3 pages

wear to spine

29.95
Picture Post September 27th 1952 Vol 56 No 13

Pages 48

Cover The Queen and her horses

Articles include

The Socialists (Labour party conference) 5 pages

The Queen and her horses 3 pages

First day at school 3 pages

Pat McCormick - female bullfighter - 4 pages

PICTURE POST 1953

Sorry no issues in stock

PICTURE POST 1954
49.95
Picture Post May 13th 1954  Vol 63 No 7

THE Queen Special Souvenir issue

Pages  56

Cover The Queen

Articles include

Red China's first conference  4 pages

The Army elects a General (Salvation Army) 2 pages

Welcome Home Royal souvenir of the Empire Tour - 16 pages

Cheshire VC Part 2 - 4 pages approx

Plymouth 3 pages

29.95
Picture Post May 22nd 1954  Vol 63 No 8

Pages 52

Cover A new star from France

Articles include

Moscow dances 2 pages

Prince Charles and Princess Anne - 2 page photo

colour centre page pin up The Queen

Bannister The Englishman gets there first  2 pages

Cheshire VC Part 3  - 4 pages approx

PICTURE POST 1955

Sorry no issues in stock

PICTURE POST 1956

Sorry no issues in stock

PICTURE POST 1957
49.95
Picture Post June 1st 1957 LAST ISSUE

Pages 48

Cover Our first and last cover

Articles include

This issue mainly reprints some previously published articles

from the 20 years of Picture Post publication.

1938 to 1945

1946 to 1957