Posts by Ian Glen

Relive the adventures of the Famous Five…

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I can still remember crawling under my bed sheets as a child at night armed with a torch, and reading, fascinated, about the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy – the Famous Five – as they set off in their rowing boat to explore Kirrin Island and uncover shipwrecked gold, stumbling into all sorts of hijinks and thwarting crime in the process.

I still have that copy of the Famous Five’s first adventure, Five on a Treasure Island – now passed on to my children and, I hope, one day to my grandchildren.

But for me – and I’m sure for the many Famous Five lovers across the world – the joy of the “Five” novels is more than just the story. 

Part of it is, of course, the beauty of the illustrations bringing the words to life.  But it’s also the classic design of the books’ front covers, instantly recognisable and perfectly sized for a child’s hands.  Books that are cherished as collectable in their own right.

And that’s why I have been so excited over the last few months to be able to work personally on an exclusive and highly collectable representation of Five on a Treasure Island.  Something I’m confident will be passed from children to grandchildren in years to come, just like my battered family copy of the Famous Five.

Authenticity, heritage and limited edition

That’s because, for the very first time, the actual book fronts of the Famous Five novels are being faithfully reproduced on a series of Limited Edition Silver-Plated Ingots. 

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As you can see from the enclosed photos above and below, the first Ingot is a perfect limited edition recreation of the Five on a Treasure Island book cover, including the original coloured illustration that you, I, and many generations of children have grown up to love. 

Throughout the process, authenticity and heritage have been paramount.  And that’s still the case when you turn your Five on a Treasure Island Ingot over.  As you do so, you reveal the words: “There was something else out on the sea by the rocks – something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves…  What could it be?” – the very text from one of the book’s most dramatic scenes.

Importantly, each Ingot has been struck to the very highest standards.  The ingots themselves have been specially created to match the exact proportions of the original book and are finished with fine silver-plate. 


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Today, I would like to personally invite you to own the Five on a Treasure Island Silver-Plated Ingot for JUST £9.99 – an exclusive SAVING for you of £10.00.

Since it was first published in 1942, over 100 million copies of the Famous Five series have been sold.  Today, two million copies of the books are still sold each year!  And that’s when you realise where the collectible significance of this newly released Silver-Plated Ingot lies. 

Only 9,995 ingots have been authorised

Almost certainly,that’s far from enough for all the Famous Five lovers in Britain, let alone the rest of the world.

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FIRST EVER: Haynes Manual Collector Ingots just revealed

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I expect like me, you get all misty eyed and nostalgic when you think about the memories of owning your first car. What was yours?  Mine was a magnificent brown Mini no less!  The dream of re-creating the Italian Job was never far away from mine and my teenage mates’ minds! 

And again, if you’re like me, a tinkerer, almost certainly there was only one thing you HAD to buy next.  The Haynes Manual for your car.  It was the home mechanic’s Bible.

The Haynes Manual – British Classics in their own right

Their attention to detail was second to none.  Complete with hundreds of accompanying photos in every new edition, the “Haynes” for your car was an absolute must-have.

Fast forward 40+ years, and like many of the cars they featured, the Manuals THEMSELVES have become widely known as British design classics.  Renowned for their classic cover designs, and iconic cut-away illustrations

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Today I’m announcing a collecting first

So, over the last few months, I’m delighted to announce that we have been working directly with Haynes to bring you a new and exclusive edition of the Haynes Manual – the FIRST EVER Haynes Manual Collector Ingot.

That’s right, for the FIRST TIME EVER, the classic Haynes Manual covers are being faithfully reproduced in miniature on a series of Limited Edition Silver-Plated Ingots – created using the prized and sought-after ORIGINAL artwork provided by Haynes themselves!

And as you can see from the enclosed photographs, the first Ingot is a perfect limited edition recreation of the Haynes Manual book cover in miniature, including the instantly recognisable strip-down of the iconic (and my first car!) Mini.


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Today, I would like to personally invite you to own this FIRST EVER Haynes Manual Silver-Plated Ingot for JUST £9.99 – an exclusive £10.00 SAVING. Importantly, each Ingot has been struck to the very highest mirror-shine Proof finish. What’s more, your Ingot has also been plated in 999/1000 Fine Silver. Since the first Manual was published in 1966, over 150 million Haynes Manuals have been sold globally.  And that’s when you realise where the collectible significance of this newly released Silver-Plated Ingot lies. Because only 9,995 Ingots have been authorised. Almost certainly, that’s far from enough for all the car enthusiasts and collectors in Britain, let alone the rest of the world.  

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BIFF! BOP! THUDD! Own an original piece of Beano artwork on the NEW Silver-Plated Commemorative

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The Beano turns 80 this year. I’ll just let that sink in.

I still remember running down to my old corner shop every Wednesday after school to pick up the brand new Beano comic for 2p (the mind boggles!), then running home to try and get a read of the first few pages before mum cleared the table for dinner.

Of all the Beano characters, there was one character I looked forward to reading about more than any other – my favourite mischief maker – Dennis the Menace.

And that’s why I have been so excited over the last few months to be able to work personally on an exclusive and highly collectable Beano Commemorative – especially as this year the comic turns 80.

Brand new never before seen Dennis illustration

As a special privilege for their 80th birthday, Beano have given us unparalleled permission to create some brand new Beano artwork.

That’s because, for the very first time, Dennis the Menace has been brought to life on a brand new and exclusive Silver-Plated Commemorative by actual Beano artist – Wayne Thompson.

 

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As you can see, the medal is a perfect limited edition tribute to Dennis in his classic red and black sweater that you, I, and many generations of children have grown up to love.

And as I mentioned, the Dennis the Menace illustration has been specially commissioned exclusively for Mint Editions. No one has ever seen it before and it has come straight from The Beano studios, direct to us from their artist – Wayne Thompson.

A whole collection of beloved Beano favourites

Just as in the comics, Dennis is never far from his trusted companion Gnasher, who is also part of the collection of new medals featuring beloved Beano favourites.

 

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The complete collection of eight medals also includes Bananaman, Plug, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger, Danny and Pieface – and each Silver-Plated Medals all feature brand new never-before-seen illustrations from Wayne.

 

 


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Today, I would like to personally invite you to start your collection with the Dennis the Menace Silver-Plated Medal – for JUST £14.99… that’s an exclusive £10.00 SAVING. What’s more, alongside your second delivery you’ll also receive a free collecting pack to house and protect each Silver-Plated Medal.

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