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.
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.
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).
Other “Jane” merchandise included at least one jigsaw and contemporary collections, detailed here on Richard Sheaf’s Boys Adventure Comics blog.
• Norman Pett books on AmazonUK (Affiliate link)
With thanks to Richard Sheaf