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Sound magazine cover sleeve Australia
came in a ‘record’ sleeve

Sound magazine cover sleeve Australia

Sound (Australia)

October 1967. Folio Publishing Pty Ltd, Sydney. 45c; 52pp. Publisher/ed-in-chief: Alan Edenborough

Unusual title published in a square format. Came in a ‘record’ sleeve.

Vintage motor magazine May 1970
Vintage used spot colour magenta on its cover and also for the centre-spread poster of a 1931 9-litre Bentley


May 1970. Billocrest Ltd, 24 Ouseley Rd, Wraysbury, Bucks. Subscription only. 12 issues 50s. 40pp. Man ed: David Burgess Wise; exec ed: John C. Stacey-Hibbert

Vintage focused on pre-1940 motoring with adverts such as a '1929 Speed 6 Bentley fully restored in mint condition open to sensible offers', wheel and spring specialist repairers, and vintage restorers. The cover of the first issue showed a Salmson 1100 competing in a trial (probably London-Land’s End 1927). Other contents included:

  • road test of 1913 AC light car;
  • Rolland-Pilain racing car;
  • competition history of Indian Motorcycles;
  • 100-mile UK trial of 1900;
  • 3/98 Vauxhalls and Rileys at Brooklands in 1930s;
  • centre-spread duotone poster of a 1931 9-litre Bentley built for Woolf Barnato.

Cosmopolitan march 1972 front cover
Cosmopolitan first issue cover


March 1972. National Magazine Co, London. 144+4pp. 20p. Ed: Joyce Hopkirk; art ed: Sue Wade; publisher: Brian Braithwaite
Twenty-one-year-old Julie Crosthwait was the model for the first issue cover taken by David Magnus. She was chosen by editorial director Helen Gurley Brown and told the Daily Mirror 30 years later (Feb 21): 'I didn't live the Cosmopolitan lifestyle at all. I must admit I was a bit shocked when I actually read the magazine.' Vivien Neves was featured in a Miss Selfridge advert on page 3.

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