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Publication year and notes appear underneath books pictured, all dates not marked as circa are believed to be accurate and are based on extensive research, including cross referencing against books signed and dated by the illustrator Edward Jeffrey, however, any inaccuracies discovered will be corrected - if you have any additional information please forward it to martin@tobytwirl.co.uk  

This gallery is only intended for you to identify the Toby Twirl books, much more detail is available in the 'Collector's Guide' (see 'Home Page') including an updated value guide with an extensive 'Rarities' section featuring 'Pop-Up Books', 6d 'Strip Books', Painting Books and much more.

(Page down to the bottom of the 'Book Gallery' for details of the smaller 'Toby Twirl Tales' Series also known as 'The Toby Twirl Library' - Plus see next page for 'Rarities'!)

TOBY TWIRL BOOK GALLERY

'ANNUALS'

Hardback Annuals 1946 - 1958:

All annuals are approx' 10" x 8" with cloth spine covers that vary in colour between red, green or blue, each edition originally published with a gloss paper dust wrapper that matched the cover picture, most examples found today are missing their dust wrapper.

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1). 1946 Toby Twirl Annual.

  (1946 - This is the first of the 'annual series')

2). 1947 'The Toby Twirl Story Book'

(1947 - Despite it's age this annual is the easiest Toby Twirl book to obtain, this being partly due to the book being reprinted in circa 1950)

3). 1948 'Toby Twirl Adventure Stories'

4). 1949 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

(1949 - First hard back volume to feature full colour printing)

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5).  6).  7).  8).

 

5). 1950 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

6). 1951 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

7). 1952 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

8). 1953 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

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9). 1954 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

10). 1954 'Toby Twirl Adventures' 

(1954 (10) - Cover colour variation only - otherwise contents are the same as green No9 above).

 11). 1955 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

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12). 1956 'Toby's New Adventures'

13). 1957 'Toby Twirl Adventures' 

(13 is Re-issue of 1955 annual with new cover - otherwise contents are the same as the 1955 annual)

 14). 19585 'Toby Twirl Adventures'

Some of the above books 1 to 14 may be available for private sale - please contact martin@tobytwirl.co.uk for details.

 

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 'TALES'

Hardback 'Tales' (The Toby Twirl Library) Published  1949 - 1954

All 'Toby Twirl Tales' are approx' 7.5" x 5.5" and each book features two stories with the titles listed on the front of each book, originally published with a gloss paper dust wrapper that matched the cover picture, most examples found today are missing their dust wrapper.

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1949 'TT' Tales No1 & No2 First editions:

1950 - 1954: All 'TT' Tales published 1950 - 1954 (below) feature book series number in red on front cover (dates are for 'first published').

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  1950 (2nd Edition)    1950 (2nd Edition)

 1951            1951     1952  

   1952       1953       1954

 

 

 

Some of the above books may be available for private sale - please contact martin@tobytwirl.co.uk for details.

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