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Eagle Bond - Pepys Series Junior Stationery

Eagle Bond - Pepys Series Junior Stationery


First Published: circa 1953, Castell Brothers Ltd. (Uncredited but presumably by arrangement with Eagle Magazine)


Contents: Boxed stationery set containing 2 bundles of envelopes & 1 bundle of writing paper.


A themed stationery set with the Eagle Magazine masthead on the box, the writing paper and the wrappers.


Eagle Bond, Pepys Series Junior Stationery, Box Top

Eagle Bond, Pepys Series Junior Stationery, Box Top


Bundle of Eagle Bond Writing Paper - 6" x 5"

Bundle of Eagle Bond Writing Paper - 6" x 5"


Bundle of Eagle Bond Envelopes - 5.5" x 3.5"

Bundle of Eagle Bond Envelopes - 5.5" x 3.5"



Eagle Masthead
Eagle Masthead

Castell Brothers were founded in 1878 as stationers. One of their brands of writing paper was "Pepys Parchment". The brand name "Pepys" was extended to Castell's first playing cards in 1931 and was later applied to their range of card and other games.


In the 1930s "Pepys Stationery" was produced alongside "Pepys Series" games, sometimes being advertised in game rule books e.g. Belisha.


Eagle Bond Junior Stationery is the only Pepys stationery set I know of that is themed in conjunction with Pepys games.


In 1953 Castell Brothers produced produced four games featuring Eagle magazine characters, two card games (Dan Dare and Riders of the Range) and two party games (Space Ships - The Dan Dare Treasure Hunt and Round Up - The Riders of the Range Action Game). I think it is very likely that this Eagle Bond Junior Stationery set was produced at the same time.


I have not been able to find any contemporary advertisements for this set and have not seen another example. Perhaps there were similar sets produced to tie-in with other Pepys games, if you know of any I'd be very interested to hear from you, please drop me a line.





Details:



​Eagle Bond, Pepys Series Junior Stationery Box Contents



Eagle Bond, Writing Paper Showing Watermark


Watermark reads "Number One Bond"


"Number One Bond" was one of Castell's stationery products.



​Eagle Bond, Envelope Back



Eagle Bond, Maker's Mark to Box Base


Makers' Mark reads:

"Castell Brothers Ltd.

MAKERS OF

Pepys

Stationery

BRITISH MADE"



Eagle Bond, Price to Box Base



2/11 - 2s 11d


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