I'm pleased to be able to say that we have everything to show you bar the cereal boxes.
John Hunt tells us:
"The reason we went for a book in the case of Scotts Porage was that they were not subject to purchase tax whereas transfers on their own were classed as a toy. It was one of those gems of knowledge you bring from another industry — publishing. They were 8pp and stapled but that in the eyes of Customs and Excise constituted a book! I remember it well as it was the first large sale that I made."
Booklets in their cellophane wrappers.
You will notice a slightly odd thing about these booklets (well — more than one, I should hope): although the transfer sheets are laid out with repeated characters, as for a comic strip, there's only one background on which to apply them. This must make for quite a muddled & busy layout!
So here are the three booklets in detail:
Illustrating the position of the transfer sheet, stapled into the centre of each booklet.
Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives
© Tom Vinelott 2023