Happy New Year!
Firstly, we wish all our readers and project supporters a Happy New Year. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of finished Volume 3 books, after receiving sample pages from Amadeus Press in mid-December. As with the first two volumes in the series, the pages we have are really colourful and show many Midlands and mid-Wales posters in all their glory for the first time. As I write this short blog, the printed pages are in Edinburgh being bound and covered. We are still on course to receive the books around 12th January and the formal launch is being planned with the Stoneleigh GCRA auction team for Saturday 15th January. We already have over 450 firm orders for the book.
Work on Volume 4 is already proceeding well, with the whole book planned, and the Introduction already written. I will be starting on the tour of Lincolnshire tomorrow, with a mixture of fishing, seaside and landscape posters for your delight. Judi and I therefore hope that 2011 will see an acceleration of the project and we are aiming to have volume 4 available in the summer, with Volume 5 (London and the South-East) hopefully being ready just before Christmas 2011.
In the coming weeks I will be posting sample pages on this news page and also updating the gallery with the more unusual images. We have had many requests to supply poster reproductions and have come to an agreement with the Newcastle Poster Company to take our images. (contact is Steve Whittle – firstname.lastname@example.org)