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Odhams Limited, 85 to 94, Long Acre London W.C.2

The subtitle of the second series of Pan, issued in November 1919, was A journal for saints and cynics. The first series consisted of three trial issues. Pan was initially a weekly illustrated periodical, usually with a beautiful cover (see left), but not much in the way of content: cartoons, drawings in colour (one of which was by Blampied), and brief articles with lots of short paragraphs. In August 1920 it became a monthly magazine with more pages. In July 1921 it changed its format, content and subtitle to The fiction magazine, also published monthly. Blampied illustrated two stories in the magazine in 1922. The magazine folded in May 1924 after only 84 issues and merged with 20-Story Magazine, another of Odham's fiction magazines. I have 10 copies of the second series and will add them to this web site later, as they have lovely cover art.

Numbering: Volume of 26? issues, all issues sequentially numbered

Price: 6 pence, then 1 shilling from 20 March 1920.

Pages: 36 pages, then 96 to 112 pages

Dimensions: 303 x 253 mm until July 1921

Editor: William Comyns Beaumont

Printer: Odhams Limited, 85 to 94, Long Acre, London W.C.2.

Blampied issues: 3

Type: MO = monochrome drawing; CO = colour drawing; the number indicates the number of drawings or pages.

Image of cover

An example of a lovely magazine cover, not by Blampied

See also:

Mike Ashley (2006) The Age of the Storytellers. British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. London & Delaware, USA: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press.

Pan at FictionMags Index.

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— 1919 —

Issue: 6-Dec-1919, vol. 1, no. 5, page 17. Price: 6d. Type: CO1. Title: Confidences.

Image of drawing

— 1922 —

Issue: Feb-1922, vol. 7, no. 8, page 57-64. Price: 1/-. Type: MO2. Title: When Sarella Soared. Author: Phyllis Phillips. [No image available]

Issue: Nov-1922, vol. 8, no. 17, page 61-68. Price: 1/-. Type: MO1. Title: Flame and Fortune. Author: Frank Saville. [No image available]