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Lot # 50:

Mighty Midgets 'Blitz' books (1940-44
W. Barton)
1, 3, 5-11 (+11 doubles & trebles)
With Pocket Series 6, 7, 13, 16, 32, 40, 47, 49, Little Marvels 17, 18, 20, 22, Adventure Stories 6, 7, Pocket Wonder Library nn, Tuck's Better Little Book n.n.
Mostly sold by Woolworth's at 3d each, these booklets helped distract children in air-raid shelters and underground stations during bombing raids over London. Consquently they became known as 'Blitz' books and are scarce. The 3d price was subsidised by Kiwi, Saxa Salt, Bisto and Paxo who advertised on Mighty Midgets back covers [vg/fn] (36)