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Original Annuals

The first Rupert annual was published in 1936.

Since then it has been published every year without fail. Above is pictured the cover of the first annual.

During the war years, special permission was given by Goverment to continue printing the Rupert Annual, even though there was a paper shortage. These annuals were produced on 'War Economy' paper.

In 1985, Express Newspapers commenced reproducing the annuals in facsimile form - the closest replica of the original possible. These editions are each limited in size to around 10,000 copies worldwide, and the majority of them are now very hard to find and have accrued in value considerably. (Please go to Facsimile section)

However, due to what is now known to be politically incorrect content, a number of originals have not been reproduced. These are namely the annuals of 1946, 1947 & 1954, 1960, 1961 & 1962 - which are now only found as originals.

Last year, 2007, saw the reproduction of the 1959 annual (10,000 only) and the publication of the 2007 Rupert Annual (No 72 - the last annual illustrated by John Harrold) both published in August. This year sees the 2008 Annual (No. 73) illustrated by the new Rupert illustrator, Stuart Trotter and published by Egmont Books and the reproduction of the 1963 Facsimile, which should be available in August.

We do have a number of second hand originals which will become available for sale in the near future. As they become so, they will be listed here. If in the meantime you are searching for particular copies, please email info@classicrupertbearshop.com. Please note we do not value or give guide prices for any Rupert annuals or memorabilia. Below you will find images of all annuals that have been published, together with listings of all those that we currently have for sale. These pictures will assist you in dating any annual you may have or seen.

Please note the pictures below are not necessarily those of the annuals for sale. All annuals are second hand used copies, unless otherwise stated. The prices are non negotiable and these annuals are sold on a 'firm sale basis' As most of the annuals listed here are not available in any quantity, we ask you to contact us personally to purchase those listed without an 'add to basket' option. An email to reserve any annual is acceptable, if out of hours. All reservations are on a 'first come' basis. Those with the appropriate button may be ordered on this site.

For our Overseas customers, please note that there are postage charges for each item listed. Rupert annuals are weighty beasts and sending by Airmail is not cheap. There will be a charge of approximately 4.43 for Europe (Excluding UK) and 8.51 for The Rest Of The World for each annual - the charge will not exceed this - it may even be less. The postage is calculated by weight packed. The aforementioned figures therefore are only a guide to the charges likely to be incurred unless a postage rate has been included in the description.

For all UK deliveries there is a nominal postage charge of 1.00 per annual unless a Special Delivery Service is specified. (Please see Terms & Conditions or Shipping and Delivery sections for details). However, for this years annual No. 74, due in August, delivery to UK addresses will be free.



Rupert Annual 1936 
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An original copy of the first Rupert annual from 1936.  These first annuals are extremely rare in 'fine condition', and even rarer to still have the original dust jacket.   Not surprising for an annual in excess of 70 years of age. The covers are a little faded and marked and it has been inscribed in pencil and erased partially. There is slight pencil crayoning to a few pages and the pencil shading/ colouring has been erased from the colouring pages leaving virtually clear. General age foxing to pages throughout. There are small tears to pages here and there with no loss to anything vital.  In general, a nice copy of the first Rupert annual.

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Rupert Annual 1936 
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An original copy of the first Rupert annual from 1936.  These first annuals are extremely rare in 'fine condition', and even rarer to still have the original dust jacket.   Not surprising for an annual in excess of 70 years of age. The covers have a small number of light stains and it has been inscribed in ink and a little pencil. The first colouring picture has been started with felt type pen, the rest are clear. General age foxing to pages throughout and the pages are in pretty good condition. The binding is not a tight as it could be. In general, a very nice copy indeed of the first Rupert annual.

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Rupert Annual 1936 
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An original copy of the first Rupert annual from 1936.  These first annuals are extremely rare in 'fine condition', and even rarer to still have the original dust jacket.   Not surprising for an annual in excess of 70 years of age. The covers are a little faded in parts and there is a small stain on the spine and on the covers. There has been slight rubbing to front lower cover corner.It has been inscribed pencil. The colouring pictures have been completed or partially completed with general competence.  There is foxing to pages throughout and the pages are in pretty good condition. There are a few tears at the bottom of the pages by the binding, but not of any significance. The binding is pretty tight. Overall, a very nice copy indeed of the first Rupert annual.

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Rupert Annual 1937 
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A rare and sought after copy of 'The More Adventures Of Rupert Annual 1937'.  The covers and spine are still nice and bright with minimal amount of rubbing and bumping. It has an inscription in adult writing. There is general foxing to pages edges, however the pages are in excellent condition indeed. Generally a cracking copy with good binding, which comes in a custom made slipcase made especially for the Annual by its owner. A worthy candidate for any Rupert Collection.



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Rupert Annual 1937 
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The covers are quite rubbed and worn on this copy and are a bit grubby with some pencil marks on the front and light scratches. The spine is complete and is in good shape. It has an inscription in pencil that someone has tried to rub out. One page is a bit frayed on the edge and has some crayoning on it too. A couple pages that have come loose in the past have been reattached neatly with a strip of white card which has done the job very nicely. Overall the pages are in pretty good condition with some foxing. The binding is still quite tight. The occasional light pencil marks on some pages. In all, not a bad copy.



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Rupert Annual 1938 
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This is a good copy of The New Rupert Book Annual of 1938. The covers are a little rubbed on the corners and bumped but are still bright. The spine slightly faded but is complete without other damage. It has an inscription in pencil, and neat crayon to a couple of pages. The Pages themselves are in excellent condition, albeit slightly foxed. The binding is pretty tight. A very nice copy of an Original annual.



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Rupert Annual 1938 
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This is a pretty good copy of The New Rupert Book Annual of 1938. The covers are a little rubbed and bumped but are still bright. The are some marks to the covers with pen, albeit quite faint. The spine is complete without damage. It has an inscription in pencil which has been erased. There is some colouring to a couple of pages and a few scribbles. The pages themselves are in excellent condition, albeit slightly foxed. There are a few with the extreme tips of the page missing, but this does not affect the text. The binding is pretty tight. Generally a nice copy of an Original annual.



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Rupert Annual 1939 
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Rupert Annual 1940 
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In April 1941, Yugoslavia capitulated to Hilter and war was raging across Europe.  No 5 Group RAF Bomber Command were flying out of their base at Peterborough, and Devonport was devasted by bombing.  But at the same time, the young lad, living in Peterborough, to whom this book is dedicated, was enjoying his copy of the Rupert Annual given to him by his Mother and Father.  Despite everything this book survived and is now 65 years old.

This edition deserves to be in a collection or in the hands of somebody who will treasure a wartime original Rupert Annual and treasure it's rarity.  It is not perfect.  The spine is a little loose, the covering of the spine is nearly worn away and the corners of the cover are rubbed. There are marks, some staining and foxing to pages and there are small tears to a fair few.  A number of pages have large tears as shown in the additional pictures, but in saying all that the book is complete.  With the exception of a few pencil marks it has not been scribbled in of defaced.  It is a fragile book, that requires delicate handling to preserve it's current state. 

We would love to keep this annual, but we cannot afford to be sentimental.  We will leave that to the person who buys this Annual.  Please ring before buying if you have any reservations about committing to buy this book - It is being offered for sale as 'Sold a Seen' and is firm sale.

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Rupert Annual 1941 
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Rupert Annual 1942 
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Rupert Annual 1943 
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Rupert Annual 1944 
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Rupert Annual 1945 
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War had just finished when this 1945 Rupert annual was produced by The Daily Express. Given to the recipient that Christmas, it is dedicated to him by only his Mum, and seeing it so written today, does make think about his Dad and wonder if his name is missing because of the war.  This owner obviously treasured his gift, as it has survived these past 60 years in remarkable condition.  It's covers are only the slightest grubby, and apart from some small splits on the edge it's spine is complete.  The front and back covers have been selotaped to the main body, and the tape has discoloured considerably due to the time it has been on the book. (This can be removed and restored if wished by a good book restorer). It is unclipped at 3/6-.  There are some biro marks on contents page and first story title page and some pencil on page 110, but these do not really affect anything too important. Internally the colours of this annual are truely superb. 

This extremely rare wartime original annual would compliment any collection and will be a fantasic asset to any collector. It's rarity is reflected by its price.  Please ring before buying if you have any reservations about committing to buy this book - It is being offered for sale as 'Sold a Seen', and is firm sale.

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Rupert Annual 1946 
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A finer original 1946 wartime Rupert Annual would be hard to find.  I know this description is the same as the 1947 annual below, but it is in similar condition. The covers are absolutely fantastic  with what can only be described as shelfwear affecting it's condition . The spine has the tiniest amount if tip and tail damage but nothing that should cause any worry. The internal pages are so tightly bound you can tell that this annual has never been opened let alone read. Belongs to box is clean and not price price cut (3/6-). Contents are fantastic and I would suggest as good as the day this annual was printed. Like the 1946 annual, this was not produced as a facsimile. The contents may offend.  Therefore it is only found in it's original soft back format, as produced to wartime economy standards.  Good copies of this annual are very rare and highly treasured by Rupert fans and collectors worldwide. This is one of the finest examples of a wartime softback edition I have ever seen and a treasure for any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1947 
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As with the 1946 annual, an extremely rare wartime original 1947 Rupert Annual. It is in very good condition. First story is Rupert and the Top Hat. Covers in very good condition although there are some creases to front and rear cover and a hardly noticeable stain on the front cover.  The spine is complete and only slight rubbing to edges. Base of spine is slightly worn. The internal pages are in good condition but have discoloured with age.  Belongs to box filled in with two different names. One has been crossed through.  Not price price cut (3/6-). Contents clean and untouched with lovely tight binding. Like the 1946 annual, this was not produced as a facsimile. The contents may offend.  Therefore it is only found in it's original soft back format, as produced to wartime economy standards.  Good copies of this annual are very rare and highly treasured by Rupert fans and collectors worldwide. This is a fine example of a wartime softback edition and a treasure for any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1947 
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A finer original 1947 wartime Rupert Annual would be hard to find.  The covers are in absolutely fantastic condition with what can only be described as shelfwear affecting it's condition . The internal pages are so tightly bound you can tell that this annual has never been opened let alone read. Belongs to box filled in in pencil and not price price cut (3/6-). Contents are fantastic and I would suggest as good as the day this annual was printed. Like the 1946 annual, this was not produced as a facsimile. The contents may offend.  Therefore it is only found in it's original soft back format, as produced to wartime economy standards.  Good copies of this annual are very rare and highly treasured by Rupert fans and collectors worldwide. This is one of the finest examples of a wartime softback edition I have ever seen and a treasure for any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1948 
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An original 1948 Rupert annual. Spine - slight crack covering centre botton of spine- however complete and in fine conditon.  Name in box and price cut. Slight crease in front cover bottom corner - which hardly noticeable.  Pages are a little foxed but in superb condition. Despite this, a lovely copy to add to your collection.  Made to war economy standards on war economy paper and has a soft cover. A rare and very sought after edition.

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RBS/116

Rupert Annual 1948 
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A finer original 1948 wartime Rupert Annual would be hard to find. It's condition is the same as the superb 1946 and 1947 editions above. The spine complete and in excellent conditon.  Very slight damage to top and bottom which does not affect anything major. The name box is clean and and it has not been price cut. The internal pages are so tightly bound you can tell that this annual has never been opened let alone read. Contents are fantastic and I would suggest as good as the day this annual was printed. Made to war economy standards on war economy paper and has a soft cover. A rare and very sought after edition.

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Rupert Annual 1949 
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An original 1949 Rupert Annual with soft cover.  This is an super copy of a post war Rupert annual.  The book belongs to has been filled in and it is not price clipped. The front cover is in great condition and has some age spotting.  The front cover has a very small split (0.5cm) at bottom edge by the spine. The top of spine has tiny split at the top.   The contents are clean and free from scribbles. It is still very tightly bound. Printed by Greycaines London. This 57 yr old copy is truely superb and worthy of a place in anybody's collection.  The last of the wartime economy printed annuals.

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Rupert Annual 1950 
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A now rare copy of the Original 1950 Rupert annual. It is in very good condition and is has been well looked after. The Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. First story is Rupert's Silver Trumpet.  Spine still attached although worn and fraying. A small part of the covering is coming away. Corners and edges just slightly rubbed and showing wear. Some faint yellow stains on pages 78,79 nad 83, which appear to have been left during printing process. Name written in belongs to box, not price cut. Inside a superbly bright, crisp and clean copy. Handling the book and turning the pages it would appear to unread - or if read it was handled very carefully indeed.  This issue is source of images that Royal Doulton have taken for the first two recent Rupert Collections and Limited Editions. A wonderful book to add to a collection.

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Rupert Annual 1951 
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A very good condition copy of 1951 annual. Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. First story is Rupert and Doctor Lion. Spine bumped but complete, edges and corners minimally rubbed and bumped. Covers are a bit grubby with a small stain.  Name & dedication in belongs to box. Price not cut (4'9) . Light foxing to some pages edges.  Story pages are clean and in very nice condition indeed. Paper Man puzzle partly coloured. Slight creases to pages 61/63. Small closed tear base of page 19.  Even though there are some small faults - this is a cracking annual and deserves a place in any rupert annual collection.

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Rupert Annual 1952 
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An original 1952 Rupert annual in very good conditon indeed. The cover is a little worn in parts with the paper covering having peeled off on the corners and on part of the spine at the tip and tail - but it is 54yrs old. The colours on the cover are the best I have seen for a long time. Some bumping to corners and spine. The spine is complete and still attached. The Puppy puzzle has been done and a slight tear at the base of Pages 60 & 61.  It does not affect anything. The other pages are clean apart from a couple of grubby marks, and the colours are vibrant and the pages are very crisp still . It has not price clipped but has been dedicated in the name box.  A superb copy of a well looked after and treasured 55 yr old annual.

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Rupert Annual 1953 
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An original 1953 Rupert Annual, which is in superb condition with the tiniest amount of shelfwear to the corners and edges. The front and back covers are lovely and bright and the spine is complete with some splitting on spine rear edge. There is small amount of bumping to spine ends with half cm tear at base spine and even less at tip.   The ownership box has not been filled in and it has not been price clipped (4/-). The painting competition is has been started but not finished. Even with these minor faults, it is an exceptional copy of a 52yr old annual and worthy of being part of a collection.  This is the best 1953 annual I have seen to date - and we have seen a few!

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Rupert Annual 1954 
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A superb copy of the 1954 Rupert annual. A very rare and now extremely hard to find edition, let alone in this  condition. The covers are excellent. There are slight bumps to the top and bottom of the spine with slight laminate loss.There is also slight creasing to cover laminate. Contents are superb, crisp and clean - no pen marks, and minimal foxing. There is a margin tear to page 99. No name written in  "Belongs To" box. It has unfortunately been price clipped. None of the puzzles or games have marks and have not been attempted. Painting contest page very neatly partly completed in coloured pencil. This is the nicest copy of this rare annual I have seen for a while. It will be hard to find a better one. One for the collector!

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Rupert Annual 1954 
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A very rare and now very hard to find original 1954 Rupert annual in superb condition.  Spine is complete and fully attached.  However the laminate is cracking and has started to peel.  Must be handled with great care Name filled in in biro . It has not been  price clipped. Colouring picture has been partly completed nicely.  The story pages are lovely and bright - all puzzles are clean. There are a few grubby marks here and there and a couple of pages have corner folds.  This shows the annual has been read but still looked after very well. This annual has not been produced as a facsimile due to the nature of the now politically incorrect contents. A difficult year to find in such wonderful condition. A true asset to any collection.

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Rupert Annual 1955 
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Daily Express. 1955. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. Cover has slight crease. Spine intact apart form slight loss of colour from top. First story is Rupert and Poll Parrot.  Belongs to box not filled in . Not price-cut.  Painting page and all puzzles bar crossword not touched. Corners very slightly bumped and rubbed.  A lovely copy to add to your collection.

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Rupert Annual 1956 
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An original 1956 annual, in truely superb condition. Cover: Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. Spine best part complete with slight bumping to top and tail. Slight cracking to laminate present along spine length. Slightest loss of covering at top. Corners virtually square with the slighest of bumping.  Name box completed. Not Price cut (4/6-). Some foxing to occasional pages otherwise contents beautifully bright and pages are crisp. Painting page not completed. All puzzles are clean. Cinema show is untouched.  This annual due to the nature of it's contents will not be made into a facsimile at the end of 2005.  This is a very rare and increasingly sought after edition which is in excellent condition. 

One more prized annual for a collector! 

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RBS/124

Rupert Annual 1957 
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An original 1957 annual in pretty good condition. Cover: Rupert in air balloon that has large springs fitted underneath. Spine very slightly detached at top but is complete. Corners and spine have been bumped.  Name in Box but not price clipped.  Puzzles are intact and not done. Colouring contest page done but still attached - a wee bit messy.  A couple of pages have slight tears at base.  A very nice overall copy of this year and is good enough to sit in any collection.

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RBS125

Rupert Annual 1958 
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An original 1958 annual. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Cover: Rupert leap frogging over Bill Badger.  Spine and corners are very slightly bumped with the tiniest loss of cover at base. Crack in laminate on spine but it is still fully attached. Covers beautifully bright and clean but has scratch that is hardly noticeable. Name box is clean but has been price cut. Colouring contest has been completed. Puzzle pages and stamp puzzle page completely untouched. A few small dirty marks here and there but that just shows this annual has been read and hopefully enjoyed! - Otherwise contents clean and very bright . A superb copy.

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RBS 126

Rupert Annual 1959 
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Daily Express, 1959. Hard Cover.  A bright cover with a gloss finish features a large head and shoulders view of Rupert holding a beach ball while in the background a rowboat is seen with Pong Ping and Rex and Reggie - the two rabbit brothers. Corners area little bumped. No scratches. Spine is complete which is rare. Hinges are tight. Has been  price clipped (5/-). "Belongs To" box has not been filled in. "Butterfly Puzzle" on page 63 partly coloured in. "Colouring Contest" on page 105 is clean. Puzzles are untouched and in extremely nice condition. Pages are very crisp and bright. A truely superb copy - although it does have an old book smell!? Fantastic for any collection.

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RBS 127

Rupert Annual 1960 
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An original copy of the 1960 annual with Magic Paintings.  The first annual to have these included. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive which was sold at auction in 2007. The spine and corners are slightly bumped and the top of spine slightly split with tape residue to the top of the covers (hard to see). It is not inscribed or price clipped, magic painting pages are completely untouched, which is particularly rare indeed. The pages are in excellent condition, however the first section has 5mm cut to pages at the top next to the binding(Caused, we presume, by that which split the top of the spine!).  Despite the damage this is overall a cracking book and absolutely worthy of it's place in any collection. The contents of this issue may cause offence due to nature of some of references. Will be a very sought after annual in the future.

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Rupert Annual 1961 
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An original copy of the 1961 annual. Very good condition annual. Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. Slight creasing to  front cover. First story is Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Corners slightly bumped. Not price cut (5/-) and name box has has not been completed. Magic paintings done a bit messily and do remain. Maze puzzle clean. A lovely bright copy inside with minimal foxing on some page edges.

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RBS129-T1

Rupert Annual 1962 
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An original copy of the 1962 Annual. Very good condition indeed. Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover.  Corners and spine are very slightly bumped.  Magic painting pages have only been partly completed and all remain attached. Name box has been completed and it has not been price cut (5/-). Covers and contents clean and bright with only minor foxing to page edges.  Overall a very nice copy indeed.

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RBS 130/T1

Rupert Annual 1963 
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An original copy of the 1963 annual.  What a cracker this one is. Bright laminated pictorial boards showing Rupert sitting on a rock having just caught a Merchild in his fishing net.  First story is Rupert and the Birthday Present.  Magic paintings are not completed - Someone obviously wished to do them and put a small drop of water on pge 64/65 and that is all. Spine complete and corners slightly bumped. Name box is clean. Not price-cut 6/-. The pages are crisp, clear of any scribbles and in very good condition indeed. A very clean and tight copy, and a nice one to add to a collection. You would question if this book had actually been read.

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RBS 131/T1

Rupert Annual 1964 
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A original copy of the 1964 annual.  Laminated boards - front cover shows Rupert on a rock waving a camera. First story is Rupert and the Dover Sole.  Spine complete and has slight bumping and loss to top and a tiny laminate split at the bottom. Has been price cut and name box has not been completed. Two magic paintings remain untouched, other incomplete. Pages generally in very good condition. Belong to page is coming away and is still just attached. Contents may cause offence due to nature and reference.  This is still a good copy that due to it's contents will be sought after in the future.

 

 



RBS/132/T1

Rupert Annual 1965 
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An super original copy of the 1965 annual. This book has come from Alfred Bestall's and Mary Tourtel's private archive. Laminated boards - front cover shows Rupert on a rock waving a camera. First story is Rupert and Gaffer.  Spine complete and has slight bumping to top and bottom and slight laminate loss on front edge. Has not been price cut and name box has been completed by child in pencil.  Bumping and small laminate loss to top front corners. Four magic paintings remain untouched, one incomplete and three neatly painted. Pages generally in very good condition. Contents may cause offence due to nature and reference.  This is a good copy that due to it's contents will be sought after in the future.

RBS 133 - T1

Rupert Annual 1966 
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This original 1966 Rupert annual is one of the most sought after years of all the annuals.  Why they are so scare is a mystery to us.  But scarce they are.  May be it has something to do with The World Cup Year! This is only the fourth one we have managed to obtain in 3 years. This copy is in very good condition for a 40yr old book. The front and rear cover are in good condition and the corners are pretty square. There is a slight nick to the bottom right corner of the front cover.  The spine is fully attached with some bump damage to top and bottom and tiny laminate loss. The name box has been completed by a child in biro. The price is clipped (6/-). Join Up The Dots has been completed in biro.  Magic paintings completed but do remain.  Some page staining either side of MP's which is only slight. All other pages are clean and crisp. The last page is missing a small piece from the corner. Internally a very good annual indeed.

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RBS/134/T1

Rupert Annual 1967 
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An original copy of the 1967 annual . In Fair plus condition. Spine and corners a little worn with a little loss to spine at top and bottom.Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. First story is Rupert and the Lost List.  Name in belongs to box has been completed and 'giver' has also written above. Has not been price cut. Magic paintings completed a bit messily and there is some stains to either side of the painting pages. Otherwise contents are in good condition.  Not a bad copy overall.

RBS 68/T1

Rupert Annual 1968 
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A rare original copy of the 1968 annual that actually has it's magic paintings only partially completed. Three are done, four are clean and one has had some water on it. This is the last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. Annual also in very good condition.  Cover is of Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. Cover has slight creasing. Corners and spine in pretty good condition with minimal squash damage. Spine complete with slight laminate  peeling.  Belongs to box has been completed in biro. It has not been price cut (6/-).  Contents are in very good condition. All  puzzles clean and free from scribbles. One not to be missed.


RBS/307/T1

Rupert Annual 1969 
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An original Daily Express 1969 annual . Illustrated in colour by Bestall. Previous owners name not filled in, not price clipped. Belongs to page has small cut to edge. Spine complete with slight split at bottom. Corners are slightly bumped. The cover has some light scratches that are hardly noticeable.  All other pages are lovely and crisp and clean and bright and free from scribbles. A very nice copy of an ageing annual indeed.

RBS 70-T1

Rupert Annual 1970 
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Very nice copy of Rupert Annual 1970. Cover shows Rupert, Bill and Algy climbing hill in the snow. Contents are clean and bright. Not price clipped- shows two prices - 7/6- and 371/2p  (In time for change over to decimalisation.) Name box has been filled previously in pencil and erased. Covers in pretty good condition. Slight bruising to corners.  Spine complete - slight damage to top and tail .   A few grubby marks on the first handful of pages.  A nice copy for a collection.

RBS/71T1

Rupert Annual 1970 
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Very nice copy of Rupert Annual 1970. Cover shows Rupert, Bill and Algy climbing hill in the snow. Contents are nice and bright. Has been price clipped- shows two prices. Name box has been filled in biro. 1970 written in felt on belongs to page. Covers in pretty good condition. Slight bruising to corners.  Spine complete - slight bumping to top and tail .   Message written on the Follow Rupert page at rear in felt.

RBS/709T1

Rupert Annual 1971 
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A 1971 Original Rupert Annual in good condition. Bruises to corners and 1mm tear to bottom of page 55. Name box filled in but not price clipped (43p) Slight Foxing around page edges and a few grubby marks but contents are in very good condition.  A super copy for any collection.

RBS-72/T1

Rupert Annual 1972 
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An original 1972 annual in very good condition.  Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. Corners are slightly bruised and spine is complete.   Not price-cut and name box is blank. Slight discolouring on page edges and pages very good with no scribbles. A perfect addition to your collection.

RBS/73-T1

Rupert Annual 1972 
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An original 1972 annual in excellent condition.  Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. Corners are very  slightly bruised and spine is complete. A slight nick out of the laminate at top - less than 1mm.  Not price-cut but has been inscribed and erased. Tiny pin hole in belongs to page and remnant of old price sticker left on the same page. However the rest of the pages are in good crisp condition. A great addition to your collection.

RBS/450-T1

Rupert Annual 1973 
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An original copy of the 1973 annual. Laminated boards showing Rupert sitting on the branch of a tree. The first annual showing rupert with a white face (A mistake!) There are only about 10 Brown Faced annuals in existence. The last two we know about were sold for 21,000 ans 22,000 each. However this one is white. A fine, clean copy in almost perfect condition. Corners only very slighty bruised. Name box is clean and is not price clipped (53p). All pages are crisp and bright. You would think this annual has not been read.  This is the last cover design by Alfred Bestall. Absolutely perfect!

RBS/355T1

Rupert Annual 1974 
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An original copy of the 1974 annual. Very good condition . Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. First story is Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and end papers by Alex Cubie. Name box not completed and not price clipped. Slight browning to paper edges. Contents are clean and bright and crisp. Spine complete with only minor bumps to corners.  A very nice copy indeed

RBS/75-A4(1)

Rupert Annual 1974 
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An original copy of the 1974 annual. Very good condition . Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. First story is Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and end papers by Alex Cubie. Name box not completed and not price clipped. Slight browning to paper edges. Contents are clean and bright and crisp. Spine complete with only minor bumps to corners.  Another very nice copy.

RBS/75-A4(2)

Rupert Annual 1974 
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An original copy of the 1974 annual.  Superb condition . Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. First story is Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and end papers by Alex Cubie. Name box not completed and not price clipped. Slight browning to paper edges. Slight tear to base of page 2. Contents are clean and bright and very crisp. Spine complete and corners perfect.   A fantastic copy.

RBS/357-A4(3)

Rupert Annual 1975 
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An original of the 1975 annual. Superb condition. Cover shows Rupert talking to merboy who is in the sea and holding shell full of fruit. Spine complete and corners very slightly bumped. Very pale page edge browning. Not price-clipped (80p). Name box filled in. A few light creases and marks on the front cover. Contents are really bright and tight. A super copy all the same.

RBS/76-A4(1)

Rupert Annual 1975 
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An original of the 1975 annual. Super condition. Cover shows Rupert talking to merboy who is in the sea and holding shell full of fruit. Spine complete ( slight bumping to top) and corners very slightly bumped. Very pale page edge browning. Not price-clipped (80p). Name not filled in. Contents are really bright. Slight dent in front cover and a couple of creases in the rear one. A lovely copy all the same.

RBS/76-A4(2)

Rupert Annual 1975 
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An original of the 1975 annual. Very fine condition. Cover shows Rupert talking to merboy who is in the sea and holding shell full of fruit. Spine complete and corners perfect. Very pale page edge browning. Not price-clipped (80p). Name not filled in. Contents are really bright and crisp. I don't think this annual has been read. A fantastic copy.

RBS/76-A4(3)

Rupert Annual 1976 
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An original of the 1976 annual. Lovely condition. Cover shows Rupert waving with a toy train under his arm. First story is Rupert and the Jumping Men. Spine complete and corners slightly bumped. Small glue type stain on front cover. Very pale page edge browning. Not price-clipped (90p). Name box filled in and tippexed out. Contents are really bright. A super copy.

RBS/77-A4(1)

Rupert Annual 1976 
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An original of the 1976 annual. Best part mint condition. Cover shows Rupert waving with a toy train under his arm. First story is Rupert and the Jumping Men. Spine complete and corners perfectly square.  Has not been price clipped. Name not filled in. Contents are really bright. A truely superb copy.

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RBS/77-A4(2)

Rupert Annual 1977 
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An original copy of the 1977 annual. Very good condition. Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert walking with 2 penguins. First story is Rupert and the Winkybickies. The last Rupert annual drawn by Alex Cubie. Spine complete and corners very slightly bumped. Not price cut (1.00)  or inscribed. Internally a lovely clean and very bright copy. A nice edition to add to a collection.

RBS/78-A4(1)

Rupert Annual 1977 
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An original copy of the 1977 annual. Very good condition. Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert walking with 2 penguins. First story is Rupert and the Winkybickies. The last Rupert annual drawn by Alex Cubie. Spine complete and corners slightly bumped. Has been price cut but has not been inscribed. A lovely clean and very bright copy. A nice edition to add to a collection.

RBS/78-A4(2)

Rupert Annual 1978 
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An original copy of the 1978 annual. Fantastic condition. Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert on the back of a sledge, waving. First story is Rupert and the Rivals. The first Rupert annual to be drawn by John Harrold.  Corners and spine are in good condition, although very slightly bumped with a touch of shelf wear. It has been price cut but is not inscribed. Contents clean and lovely and bright. A super copy. A great copy.

RBS/79-T1

Rupert Annual 1979 
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An original of the 1979 Rupert annual in goodcondition. Cover shows Rupert sitting on a log with a dragon and Spring Imp. First story is Rupert and the Penguins. Spine is intact but both spine and corners are slightly bumped. Not price clipped or inscribed.  The  The contents are lovely and the pages are nice and crisp - I would even go as far as saying unread! A great copy.

 



RBS/80 -T1

Rupert Annual 1979 
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A very rare original of the 1979 Rupert annual in absolutely fantastic condition. Cover shows Rupert sitting on a log with a dragon and Spring Imp. First story is Rupert and the Penguins. Spine intact and corners only very slightly bumped. Not price clipped or inscribed.  The rarity value of this annual is that it is actually printed in Great Britain and priced in $ $4.50. The contents are lovely and the pages are crisp. A cracking copy indeed.

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RBS/80 -A4

Rupert Annual 1980 
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A superb condition 1980 Rupert Annual. Cover shows Rupert and Bill play by tree with glove puppets. Spine is complete with slight bumping to top and a nick to laminate at bottom. Corners have slight bumps and small split in laminate at base. It has been previously inscribed which has then been tippexed out. It is price not cut. Contents are lovely, bright and clean and in very good condition indeed with no scribbles.  There is slight foxing on the edges of the pages, but this is a 28 year old annual.

RBS/81-T1

Rupert Annual 1981 
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An original copy of the 1981 annual. In good condition. Tall edition with laminated boards - Rupert holding a baby duck. First story is Rupert and the Castle Trap. Corners are square but all tips have wear and nicks to the laminate. The spine is complete with wear to top and bottom just like the corners.  It has been price clipped and is inscribed. The contents however are in super condition. Not a bad copy at all.



RBS/82/T1

Rupert Annual 1982 
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An original copy of the 1982 annual. In good condition. Tall edition with laminated boards - Rupert and pals jumping with springs on feet. First story is Rupert and Pong Ping. Name in belongs to box but has not been  price clipped. Spine complete and corners square showing signs of some shelf wear. Internally the pages are superb and the colours are lovely and bright.  A great copy of a 26yr old annual!

RBS/163 T1

Rupert Annual 1983 
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An original 1983 Annual in very good condition. Front cover shows Rupert in plane flown by clown. First story Rupert and the Black Circle.  Not inscribed but has been price clipped. Covers are in good conditon and corners are square. Slight split in top of spine which is complete. Contents are in great condition and are lovely and bright.  A great addition to any collection.



RBS/84-T1

Rupert Annual 1984 
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An original copy of the 1984 annual. In good condition. Tall laminated pictorial boards - Rupert & chums leaving school. First story is Rupert & the Two Moons. 93 pages. Cover designs & endpapers by John Harrold. Erased pencil mark on front end paper and small felt pen mark.  Slightest damage to corners and top and bottom of spine. It is minimal. No Inscription and not price cut (2.25). Rear cover picture and been completed in felt pen.

RBS/85-T1

Rupert Annual 1985 
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The 50th anniversary Rupert annual - a salute to Alfred Bestall, the first illustrator of Rupert annuals. Contains a story from each of the 6 decades since the first Rupert annual. The first four stories are by Bestall. A keepsake for collectors. In Mint condition. Not Inscribed and not price clipped. A perfect copy in every respect.



RBS/86- A5

Rupert Annual 1986 
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An original copy of the 1986 annual. In great condition. Tall laminate boards edition - Cover is Rupert with net and tadpoles in jar. First story is Rupert & the Strange Airman. Shelf wear to corners. Slight split to top of spine and small bump to tail. Not inscribed or  price clipped (2.95). Contents are superb - clean and very bright. 'Your own Rupert story' on page 85 has been partly coloured. A very nice copy!

RBS/87-T1

Rupert Annual 1987 
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An original copy of the 1987 annual. In beat part mint condition. Tall laminated pictorial boards - Rupert with a parrot on his shoulder. First story is Rupert and the River Pirates.  A superb copy with clean pages throughout.  Not price clipped(3.25) or inscribed. A very nice annual indeed!

RBS/88-T1

Rupert Annual 1988 
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An original copy of the 1988 annual in great condition. Tall laminate  glazed boards - Rupert in Umbrella with Sage of Um. First story is Rupert on Um Island.  Not price clipped (3.50) and not inscribed. Some shelf wear to corners and spine.  Slight creasing to bottom inside corner of pages 5-8. Your own Rupert story on page 55 has been mostly coloured. A nice annual.

RBS/89-T1

Rupert Annual 1989 
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An original copy of the 1989 annual. Best part mint condition. Annual No. 54. Tall format glazed boards - Rupert & chums with snowman. First story is Rupert and the Boomerarrow. Spine complete and corners square. Not price clipped (3.85) or inscribed. A super copy that appears to be unread.



RBS/90- T1

Rupert Annual 1990 
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An original copy of the 1990 annual. 'As new' condition in a superb dustwrapper which is rarely still in existence. A lovely poster of Rupert on reverse of wrapper. Annual No. 55 - 70th anniversary edition. Tall laminated pictorial glazed boards - Rupert on a bench with Baby Badger and Little Yum. A super copy throughout - not price clipped (4.25) and not inscribed. A wonderful and sought after edition with it's dust wrapper.



RBS/303

Rupert Annual 1991 
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An original copy of the 1991 annual. In mint condition. Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold.  A superb and appears to be unread copy. Not price clipped (4.25). Not inscribed or price cut.  Contents are fantastic. The perfect additon!



RBS/264-A6

Rupert Annual 1992 
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An original copy of the 1992 annual. In mint condition. Tall format glazed boards -  Rupert carol singing with lantern. First story is Rupert and the Falling Leaf.  Not price clipped (4.25) or inscribed. All  contents are in superb condition and are lovely and bright.



RBS/93 -A6

Rupert Annual 1993 
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An original copy of 1993 annual. In mint condition annual No. 58. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert with jester. A superb and appears unread copy. Perfect in every respect.



RBS/94 -A6

Rupert Annual 1994 
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An original copy of 1994 annual. Mint condition annual No. 59. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert holding bucket and spade sitting on shoulders of Uncle Boris. Sea in background. Spine and corners are perfect - this appears to be an unread copy. Contents are lovely, clean and bright. Not price clipped (4.99) or inscribed.



RBS/95

Rupert Annual 1995 
   

An original copy of the 1995 annual - 75th Anniversary Edition. Mint condition.  The cover is Rupert riding on the back of Pegasus with chariot carrying his friends.  First story is Rupert and the Pharoah's Treasure. Not price clipped (5.50) or inscribed. Contents are clean and very bright. Appears unread. Perfect!



RBS/96 - A66

Rupert Annual 1996 
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An Original copy of the 1996 annual. In  good condition. Annual No. 61. Front cover shows Rupert and friends with Little Bo Peep and castle in background. First story is Rupert and the Dragon Dance. Not price clipped (5.99) or inscribed. A good copy. SPine has faded in colour through sunlight.



RBS/98-A6

Rupert Annual 1996 
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An Original copy of the 1996 annual. In  mint condition. Annual No. 61. Front cover shows Rupert and friends with Little Bo Peep and castle in background. First story is Rupert and the Dragon Dance. Not price clipped (5.99) or inscribed. A superb copy.



RBS/260 - A6(2)

Rupert Annual 1996 
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An Original copy of the 1996 annual. In  excellent condition. Annual No. 61. Front cover shows Rupert and friends with Little Bo Peep and castle in background. First story is Rupert and the Dragon Dance. Not price clipped (5.99) or inscribed. A slight bump to tail of spine and small sticky residue on cover bottom right hand corner. A super copy all the same.



RBS/261 - A6

Rupert Annual 1996 
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An Original copy of the 1996 annual. In  excellent condition. Annual No. 61. Front cover shows Rupert and friends with Little Bo Peep and castle in background. First story is Rupert and the Dragon Dance. Not price clipped (5.99) or inscribed. A slight bump to top of spine with loss of the smallest piece of laminate. A super copy all the same.



RBS/262 - A6

Rupert Annual 1997 
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An Original copy of the 1997 annual. In mint condition. Annual No. 62. Tall format, glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in his special pond skates. Not price clipped (6.99) or inscribed.  Contents are clean and bright. Superb.



RBS/419-A66

Rupert Annual 1998 
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An original copy of the 1998 annual. Mint condition, appears unread. Cover: Rupert offering a tray of cakes to fairy with unicorn in background. No bumps or dents. First story Rupert and the missing cakes. Not price clipped (6.99) or inscribed. A Superb copy.



RBS/99 -A66

Rupert Annual 1999 
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An original copy of the 1999 annual. Mint condition, appears unread. Cover shows Rupert with small wings on his boots holding a frisbee, with friends and Uncle Grizzly in background. No bumps or dents. First story Rupert and the missing cakes. Not price clipped (6.99) or inscribed. A superb copy.



RBS/100

Rupert Annual 2000 
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An original copy of the 2000 annual. In excellent condition - Annual No. 65. Front cover shows Rupert with corn dollies. Not price clipped (6.99) or inscribed. Contents mint. Appears unread. A lovely copy , however very slight damage to front cover where sticker was once applied and bottom corners slightly bruised.  The damage is hardly noticeable.



RBS/451 - L11

Rupert Annual 2000 
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An original copy of the 2000 annual. In Mint Condition - Annual No. 65. Front cover shows Rupert with corn dollies. Not price clipped (6.99) or inscribed. Contents mint. Appears unread. A lovely copy and perfect in every respect.



RBSALS101

Rupert Annual 2001 
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An original copy of the 2001 annual. In mint condition. Covers shows Rupert and Beatrix Badger riding a seahorse with merman looking on. Not price clipped(6.99).  No damage or scribbles to be found. These annuals, although not that old, are getting harder to find in this condition, as the collector market for Rupert grows.



RBS/258 - L11

Rupert Annual 2002 
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An original copy of the 2002 annual. A mint condition annual No 67. Cover shows Rupert sitting on ground with toy lion licking his face. Contents also mint. Not priced clipped (6.99) or inscribed. A Fantastic copy.



RBS/103 -A66

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Brand New - Mint condition - Published September 2003 for 2004 Annual No. 68. Front cover shows Rupert ringing handbells. This edition is now 'Out of print' and is not found in the high street.



RBS38

Rupert Annual 2004 
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Brand New - Mint condition - Published September 2004 for 2005 - Annual No. 69. Cover shows Rupert holding baby Ming the dragon. Last year's annual, published by Express Newspapers. This edition is now 'Out of print' and is not found in the high street.



RBS40

Rupert Annual 2005 
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NOW OUT OF PRINT - STOCK STILL AVAILABLE



Brand New and not previously sold - Mint condition - Published October 2005 for 2006 - Annual No. 70. Cover shows Rupert skating.



RBS/308

Rupert Annual 2006 
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***Now Out Of Print***

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Brand New Rupert Annual - Published September 2006 for 2007 - Annual No. 71. This is the last annual to be published by Express Newspapers. No need to worry though fellow collectors - Future annuals have been assured and they will be published by Entertainment Rights Distribution Ltd and Egmont Books. This years cover, superbly drawn by John Harrold, shows Rupert riding a Reindeer, with all our favouite pals lurking in and around there somewhere! 



RBS/445

Rupert Annual 2007 
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Now 'Out of Print'!

Stock Available



This is the first annual produced  by Egmont UK Ltd and it is The Rupert Annual No 72. The size has been reduced from the annuals that have been produced over the past years, and it is now slightly smaller than those of the 1980's (285x216mm).  The covers and endpapers are beautifully drawn yet again by John Harrold and coloured by Gina Hart. The cover shows our favourite bear as always, with Mr Chimp in the shop, Bill Badger, Willie Mouse, Gregory guinea pig and his Mum and even two rarely seen 'Railies' coming up from underground. The annual contains the story 'Rupert and The Metal Horse', which has never appeared in The Rupert Annual before.

A limited number of signed annuals will be available through us again this year. Please see the entry below.

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RBS546

Rupert Annual 2008 - No 73 
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Now Out of Print - copies still available



This is the first annual drawn by the new Rupert Illustrator Stuart Trotter, whose life long dream of following in the footsteps of Alfred Bestall is now a reality. Brand new stories written and illustrated by Stuart with fantastic rhymimg couplets by Anna Bowles.  A truly wonderful new chapter in the magical world of Rupert Bear. Rupert Annual number 73.

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RBS/659

Rupert Annual 2009 - No 74 
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Published August 2009



This is the second annual drawn by the new Rupert Illustrator Stuart Trotter. The 2009 annual for 2010. 72 pages of brand new stories and activities.  This years annual is being wholly produced in the traditional fashion of previous annuals - hard covered and gloss finished!  This is annual number 74 in the series.

Postage - Europe 4.43, Rest of the World 8.61.

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RBS725