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 Post subject: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:00 pm 
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Hello all,
We have a booklet BB6 Edition 34 AVC Pre-cancelled Type I and whilst the front cover is OK as listed in the latest 4 Kings catalogue, I cannot find any illustration of the back cover, having checked the wonderful gbstampbooklets site and google searched.

I suspect this one may have been ‘added’ but that is only a suspicion because of the condition.

Can anyone confirm if the back cover is blank on both sides or if it should have any text/illustration?

Any help gratefully received thanks.
Ron and Eunice


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:49 pm 
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There should be an advert for Swan Pens on the outside back cover.
The double staple holes are a bit of a give away too.


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:29 pm 
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Hello Paul,
Many thanks for that, as I suspected, but I wonder what happened to the original back cover.
Such a shame too!
I had posted a query about this in 2011 but not regarding the back cover.

I will have to do a write up of it and have toyed with the idea of exploding it but decided against it and will leave it as is, using scans if necessary.

Yes, the staple holes were pretty noticeable too!

AAMOI, how did you know about the Swan Pens advert?
Do you have one yourself or is there any literature or a web site that would illustrate back covers as well as front.

Good to get a response on this and thanks again.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:17 am 
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Possibly this booklet was glued to an album page and the original cover damaged
then replaced with a piece of red card.

There's nothing published on back covers but Stanton's card index lists booklet
content, including back cover adverts. I've scanned his index and put it here:

http://1drv.ms/1BKmx6n


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:58 pm 
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Thanks Paul,
That sounds a possible scenario.

Many thanks for the scans of the index cards, very helpful.

We have a complete run of all the KE8 booklets, so have done our own word document listing all the contents, interleaves and adverts and cover details.

It saves handling the actual booklets too much.

Appreciate your help with this

Regards
Ron and Eunice


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:37 pm 
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Added a scan of the back of BB6 edition 34.

For men in khaki,
For men in blue,
For men in mufti,
For women, too!

I had to look up "mufti":
civilian clothes when worn by a person in the armed forces
(the booklet was issued during WWI).


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:23 am 
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'Mufti' is a little more than as described above :

The word originates from the Arabic: Mufti meaning an Islamic scholar. It has been used by the British Army since 1816 and is thought to derive from the vaguely Eastern style dressing gowns and tasselled caps worn by off-duty officers in the early 19th century. Yule and Burnell's Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive (1886) notes that the word was "perhaps originally applied to the attire of dressing-gown, smoking-cap, and slippers, which was like the Oriental dress of the Mufti".

Mufti day

A mufti day (also known as casual clothes day, casual Friday, colour day, own clothes day, home clothes day, plain clothes day, non-uniform day, mufting day, free dress day, civvies day, dress down day, uniform-free day) is a day where students and staff go to school in casual clothing instead of school uniform. This is found in many countries where students are required to wear uniform, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is particularly used in this way in state schools.

By extension the term is used in reference to the practice of wearing "smart-casual" office clothing in place of business suits or other conventional clothing. This may be done for reasons of economy, comfort or simply in recognition of an increased movement away from formality in modern society.

Hope this is of interest.

Tony


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 Post subject: Re: Query on booklet BB6
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:27 am 
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Oh, thanks very much for that Paul, most interesting and I had not seen that as all the catalogue descriptions are (naturally, I suppose) of the front cover.
Now, this is where I try printing that off and sticking it on the blank red back cover!
No intention of passing it off as original of course, but I think it would look better if I can line it up!

Tony, that is all we need to know about Mufti and were afraid to ask :D
In my days in the 13/18th Queen Mary's Own Royal Hussars Mufti was part of our language and signified 'civvies'.
Interesting read and it conjured up some very colourful images indeed.
Thanks.
Ron


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