Daily Mirror “Jane” greetings cards surface on eBay

Recently sold on eBay by Violet Antiques, these rare greetings cards featuring the Daily Mirror heroine Jane are the work of, and signed by, her creator Norman Pett.

Daily Mirror "Jane" Greeting Cards by Norman Pett

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Created by Pett for the Daily Mirror in 1932, using Christabel Leighton-Porter as the model (also known as Chrystabel or Crystabel Leighton-Porter), the ever patriotic Jane wasted no time in joining up following Britain’s entry into the World War Two.

The Misadventures of Jane

Longtime downthetubes readers will recall Titan Books published The Misadventures of Jane, a fantastic collection of two of her adventures back in 2009 (reviewed here and still a available here on AmazonUK).

Daily Mirror - Jane Jigsaw

Jane Jigsaw

Jane’s Summer Idle

Jane’s Summer Idle

Other “Jane” merchandise included at least one jigsaw and contemporary collections, detailed here on Richard Sheaf’s Boys Adventure Comics blog.

Buy The Misadventures of Jane on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Norman Pett books on AmazonUK (Affiliate link)

With thanks to Richard Sheaf

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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