Gloucestershire

Radio Times archive sells for £1,100

First edition of Radio Times
Among the items for sale was a mock-up of the first edition from 1923

Original designs, mock-ups and printed editions of early copies of the Radio Times have fetched £1,100 at auction.

Among the items for sale was a first edition from September 1923, and designs for the masthead which were not chosen.

Auctioneer Chris Albury, from Dominic Winter Auctioneers, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, said the collection went to a private buyer from Somerset.

The archive was discovered when a woman was helping her parents de-clutter.

Her father remembered a bag full of items that came from a house clearance somewhere on the south coast of England about 30 years ago.

Since then, the archive had been forgotten in a cupboard.

Among items of correspondence for sale was a letter from director of programmes Arthur R Burrows to OH Blake of the publishers George Newnes, asking for changes to be made to the designs.

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