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A minor anecdote.

Post by stevezodiac » 22 Sep 2008, 21:44

I went to the ABC fair yesterday and picked up some 1968 copies of Wham and Smash from Phil Clarke. Imagine my surprise when I got home and flicked through them and saw Phil Clarke's name in the News from the floor of 64 section. It mentioned he'd arranged a comic convention in Birmingham and gave his name and address as the contact point. It was quite packed and I was very pleased (after 43 years of collecting) to pick up my first copy of an original Happy Days (again from Phil Clarke). All i need now is a Magic comic.

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Re: A minor anecdote.

Post by Lew Stringer » 22 Sep 2008, 22:18

And here's the very news item from 40 years ago that stevezodiac mentions above:

http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2007/01/beginnings-of-uk-comic-cons.html

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Re: A minor anecdote.

Post by stevezodiac » 22 Sep 2008, 22:45

My Smash must have been a little bit later than the one on your blog as it gives Phil Clarke's name and address. Did any other forum members attend yesterday's fair?

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Post by Lew Stringer » 22 Sep 2008, 22:54

stevezodiac wrote:My Smash must have been a little bit later than the one on your blog as it gives Phil Clarke's name and address.



Here it is. The "News" scan on the right. Address blanked out for obvious reasons:
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http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2007/01 ... andom.html[/url]

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