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I came across these magazines sorting through my fathers belongings.

im guessing my grandfather bought them from England when they came to Australia  in 1948.

There is every edition including the first from 1931 through to 1937 and some from 1938. 79 magazines in all.

My question is what have I really found and what should I do with them. To be honest I'm sure there are people that would get more enjoyment than me from owning them.

cheers

Peter.

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If the content is public domain, they could be scanned, converted to PDF and posted online.  

An online search lists the publishing company as being dissolved.  Or, it looks like a job for Dover.

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https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Percival_Marshall

 

It looks like the company is still alive. I think it's not a public domain until 2043 because of 95 years of copyrights in the US.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain

 

The price of each book at the Amazon is around $10. Your books are really in good condition. Thank you for impressive photo!

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They are good reading material and a good reminder of how much the hobby has evolved. I found a bound volume from 1933ish on a bookstore shelf a few years back which contained a series on explanations of nautical terms and ships' parts: I wondered if this was the first time such a resource had been published. Take good care of them, they look to be in good condition.

 

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On 2/22/2020 at 9:50 AM, Jaager said:

If the content is public domain, they could be scanned, converted to PDF and posted online.  

An online search lists the publishing company as being dissolved. ...

Sounds good.

who is doing it?

 

greetings

thomas

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I believe there was a book published long time ago that incorporated the individual magazines from the 30s into one binder. Could not find it on line and I may be mistaken, but it kind of sounds like these were the magazines. I actually had a copy of the book, but donated it to charity along with other items years ago.

 

Scott

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The book that I have is ~300 pages and is just Vol.1.  Sept. 1931 to Aug. 1932.  Issues #1-#12

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40 minutes ago, Jaager said:

The book that I have is ~300 pages and is just Vol.1.  Sept. 1931 to Aug. 1932.  Issues #1-#12

... and the one I have is September 1933 to April 1936. I see a pattern.

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8 hours ago, bruce d said:

... and the one I have is September 1933 to April 1936. I see a pattern.

I also see a pattern, these magazines were amongst thousands of train mags my father had. Some of those magazines  also in the 30's are in a yearly book . Maybe u subscribed to the single editions with the option of buying it in a book form at years end.

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On 2/22/2020 at 8:52 PM, modeller_masa said:

It looks like the company is still alive. I think it's not a public domain until 2043 because of 95 years of copyrights in the US.

Not so sure it's alive. As far as I can see there are no mentions after the middle of the 20th century. The magazines were published in the UK, where the copyright status is

 

"copyright in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works currently expires 70 years from the end of the calendar year of the author's death. Where the work has more than one author, the copyright expires 70 years after the death of the last survivor of them."

 

I don't know how (if at all) that applies to the publishing company, which I suppose would be the owner of the copyright, even though a lot of the content was written by private contributors. An interesting legal puzzle.

 

Steven

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Are you in Sydney Peter?  I'd love to read them, happy to return them when I'm done.

 

There used to be a racing yacht in Sydney named Kickatinalong, regular Sydney-Hobarter for a while. Any relation?

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17 hours ago, Tony Hunt said:

Are you in Sydney Peter?  I'd love to read them, happy to return them when I'm done.

 

There used to be a racing yacht in Sydney named Kickatinalong, regular Sydney-Hobarter for a while. Any relation?

I'm in Melbourne Tony, send me a private message and we might be able to work something out. 

The name came from something I always did as a kid.

Cheers

Peter

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