Bill’s archive spans a diverse range of collections, including some collections that are dear to Bill’s heart. These rare collections have been established over the years, and include hard to find items that chart Bill’s interests over the years.

Bill’s collections include Rupert Bear, stamps, cigarette cards, movie and music hall posters. Explore some of the highlights from Bill’s collections below.

Bill says...

Rupert Bear Annuals

I started to collect the Rupert Bear Annuals as we children shared each year as we grew up, and they have sentimental value. Since then I have added to my collection each year, and I now have a complete collection from 1936 to the present day. I also have Rupert dolls, scarves, books and booklets, badges and many other artefacts relating to him, including postage stamps.

Other collections

I have a large collection of cigarette cards (more nostalgia from my childhood), early comics, various coins from Roman to modern, jettons, tokens, Music Hall autograph books, albums of postage stamps and First Day Covers and early children’s books.