We didn't have a complete, unused copy of this set until June 2023; read on to the bottom of the page to see that.
What we did have is in some ways even better: Patrick Tilley's original artwork tests (& more recently, a used copy we've been able to patch up).
"So here it is — drawn by yours truly. The three scans were part of the contents — the fourth panel went AWOL."
(This chapter was written before we acquired an unused set:)
So, having just acquired a badly used copy of this set, I've been able to clean it up & am now able to show you what a completed version in perfect condition would have looked like. Apart from seven of the forty-one transfers, all on page four, which you'll have to accept in their mangled state.
(N.B.: the cover says "42 puzzle pictures to rub down", but I've counted them very carefully & there are only forty-one!)
By way of an addendum, I've been asked to show how I clean up these sets. So here's a very brief demonstration; firstly, a panel in its original messy state:
Next, after removing the blemishes:
And finally, with the transfers put back:
This set was our 'Number One Most Wanted' for many, many years; endless thanks to B27 & Kevin Williamson for producing it at last out of a magic top hat!
Picture Credit: Patrick Tilley
© Tom Vinelott 2023