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Another couple of years pass (largely unproductively!)

Noticing that the last Bulletin posted here was XL, I should note that we are now up to XLIV, they can all be seen here

Categories (on the left hand side of the website) have been reduced due to declining levels of stock (both generally and in those specific categories). Stock updates remain sporadic

We have applied to rejoin the PBFA, so we hope to be exhibiting at a couple of fairs this year (presuming they let me back in), so I will update the fairs section (or not!) when applicable

Bulletin XXVI

Bulletin XXVI – Recent Acquisitions

New Bulletin now available Р including economics, extra-parliamentary activity in Germany and France, Patty Hearst and the SLA, a pro-Chartist broadside and a (timely) squatters movement xmas card

Bulletin XXIV

Bulletin XXIV arrives – mainly letters by some of the protagonists of some of the revolutions of 1848, including Kossuth and Louis Blanc. Also included are interesting documents relating to British volunteers for Garibaldi and a document for Italian political prisoners which attracted the attention of Mazzini. Click on the cover below to view

Bulletin XXIV

Bulletin XXI

We haven’t posted here for a long time, as nobody reads it, but will endeavour to post more regularly. A new bulletin is available, now up to number twenty-one, a short one with twenty recent acquisitions including mining disasters, shipwrecks, riots, demonstrations and gold printing – click on the cover below…

Bulletin XXI – Recent Acquisitions

New Year – New Bulletin

Happy new year to everyone

The first Bulletin of the year, on the first day of the year, is Bulletin XVIII, a collection of trade cards and tickets, illustrating the commercial and cultural life of mid-nineteenth century Glasgow.

Bulletin XVIII

Almost from the cradle to the grave, we find amongst others, trade cards for tailors, sail makers, shoe makers, boiler makers, taverns, cabinet makers, confectioners, lithographers, painters, paper hangers and undertakers.

Cultural pursuits include musical concerts, art exhibitions, soirees, educational classes, philosophy and art classes.

Glasgow was effectively the Second City of the Empire, with several industries at varying times employing large numbers of people, including the linen industry, locomotive manufacturing and of course shipbuilding (See Meighan, Glasgow – A History)