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This is the only cartoon by Blampied that has been found in Punch, which was in the 1930s the most well-known humorous magazine in the U.K. The magazine was established in 1841, it collapsed in 1992, was revived in 1996, then died in 2002.

The credit in the annual index of artists in the bound volume for 1939 is to J. Blampied, so it was probably sold to Punch by John Blampied, Edmund's brother, who was acting as his agent. I haven't searched the index of Punch for other instances of Blampied's work because there are so many and most libraries do not allow more than 6 volumes to be seen at once, which would be only a year and a half. I gather that the London Library may have it on open shelves, so if anyone is willing to look at them for me, please contact me.

Numbering: Two volumes a year of 26 issues, usually including a Summer and Christmas number.

Price: 6 pence in the 1930s.

Pages: 40 pages

Dimensions: 286 x 222 mm in 1939

Editor: Not stated

Printer: Messrs Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Limited, 15-20, Phoenix Place, Mount Pleasant, W.C.1.

Blampied issues: 1

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

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The cover of the issue of Punch containing Blampied's only cartoon

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— 1939 —

Issue: 31-May-1939, vol 196, no. 5121, page 618. Price: 6d. Type: MO1. Title: Quite easy - caught it with a fly Cook gave me.

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