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An original vintage illustrated newspaper.
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20 pages (40 sides) of a weekly issue of
The Sphere

DATED 1963

This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Trafalgar Square London – The 60ft High Christmas Tree a Gift from the People of Oslo in Norway ' full front page showing children of Norwegian Girls choir singing carols

' Completing The Gay on the New Medway Bridge in Kent '

' The Duke of Edinburgh with a Canoe Maker ' on a visit to various boys clubs in London including Stowe Boys Club – Harringay Boys Club – Inns of Court Mission in Drury Lane

' The Duke and Duchess of Kent in Hong Kong – With Their Baby Son The Earl of St Andrews '

' Washington USA – Mr Harman The Israeli Ambassador to US and Mr Dean Rusk US Sec. Of State – Signing the US Israeli Extradition Convention '

' Agent General for northern Nigeria Alhaji Saadu Alanamu with Sir Cyril Black MP for Wimbledon at the Opening of the Old Curiosity Shop at Portsmouth Street, London '

' Rabat in Morocco – Polling Officer Signals Across a Room ...'

' Dr Salazar the Prime Minister of Portugal with General Gomes de Araujo the New Minister of defence '

' Mr Thorneycroft Defence Minister with Mr McNamara the US Secretary of Defence at London Airport '

' The "Dreadnought" in Morecambe Bay ' nuclear submarine

The Revolt in Brunei by Rebels -:

' Arriving at Brunei Air Port – Troops of the Queens Own Highlanders Run from Their Aircraft '

' TheMosque in Brunei Town ...'

' General View of the Town of Seria and Oilfield '

' Brunei Town ' Sleekburnc.

' Shopping Centre in the Oil Town of Seria '

' Kuala Belait a Town Captured by The Rebels '

Tanganyik the New Republic:

' The First President - Dr Julius Nyerere Adddresses Parliament in Dar-es-Salaam with His Wife Next To him ' and others

'Mr Kawawa Sworn in as Vice President '

' Duke of Devonshire Watches the Repblic Tattoo with Sir Neil Pritchard High Commsisioner, And His Wife '

' Drummer of the Ha Tribe Beating a Salute '

' The Swearing in Ceremony - Annointing President Nyerere with Watered Flour '

' Dances During the Tattoo ...'

' Sir Richard Turnbull the governor General of Tanganyika, and His Wife on the Launch Taking Them to Their Ship Before Tanganyika Became a Republic '

' Crowds on the Beach Wave Sir Richard and His Wife Goodbye '

' Bethlehem – A Street View ' full page photograph

' Nato Meeting in Paris – General Norstad Supreme Allied Commander Europe – General Lemnitzer his Successor - Admiral Earl Mountbatten Britains Chief of Defence Staff '

' Oxford Street London – Christmas Lights and Tree Decorations '

' The Magi are the Theme of Regent Streets Lights ' Keenlyside ©

' Queen Elizabeth Arriving at the Odeon Theatre Leicester Square for the World Prmiere of the Film Lawrence of Arabia in Aid of Save the Children Fund and Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association ' in a beautiful ball gown

MGM's New Musical "Jumbo" – Eleven Scenes – Martha Raye - Jimmy Durante – Doris Day – Stephen Boyd- Jumbo The Elephant

' Western Kenya – View Over a Marakwet Sheep Farm at Kimnai, Cherangani hills '

' Nairobi South Primary School – Asian Children Using Visual Aids '

' Mr John Kilo in His Store in Machakos '

' John Adamu the Surviving Nigerian Siamese Twin with Chief O. I. Dafe the Deptuy Chairman of Nigeria Airways, On her Last Day at hammersmith Hospital London '

' Queen Mother Meeting Two Fourtenn Year Old Boys from Kenya – George Waiga and Peter Njenga at the Royal Academy of Dancing Gala Matinee Theatre, Royal Drury Lane '

' St Mary's Church Bryanston Square in London – The New Zealand Governments Christmas Tree Being handed Over by Mr MacDonald to The Rev. Martin Sullivan '

Wenceslaus Land – Czechoslovakia:

' The Charles Bridge over the Vltava river in Prague '

' Wenceslaus Square Prageu – National Museum in Background '

' Wenceslaus Square '

' Karlstejn Castle Near Prague '

' Prague Castle Fromthe Steps of the Church of St Nicholas '

' Interior o fst Nicholas Church '

' Football Match – the Czechoslovak Army Stadium '

' Prague Night Life – Doing the Twist in a Nighclub '

' the Morava Air Taxi '

' A State Farm ' Sleekburnc.

' The New Town Near a Machine Tool Plant at Tabor ' man pushing a pram and a little girl with a toy pram – others out walking

' Scrambling for Scarce Nylons in a Prague Market '

' An Austin Seven is Admired in Prague '

' Ostrava – Worker on Their Way home from the Steel Works '

Photographs by Anthony Howarth

' Anthony Trollope 1815-82 – Painted by S. Laurence '

' Cambridge v. Oxford at Twickenham, - Rugby Varsity Match:

' S. J. S. Clarke the Cambridge Scrum Half – With G. W. Hines of Oxford – R. C. B. Michaelson (C) – N. Silk (O) '

' B. Thomas (C) Breaks From a Loose Scrum ' and others

' D. M. Sachs (O) the Winger Making for the Line '

' A Touch ...'

' . K. Stagg (O) Gains Possession ...' and others

Travel Pages – Turkey -:

' The Basilica of St John i Bergama '

' Church of Virgin Mary in Ephesus '

' Ephesus - The Great Theatre'

' Ephesus – The Remains of the Library '

' The New Backcloth for the Revival of serge Lifar's Ballet "Icarus"at Paris Opera – By Picasso '

' At La Scala Opera House in Milan – Scene Painters Sketch in the Design o Huge Backcloths on the Floor '

' LA Scala – Scenery Prepared in a Warhouse for Verdi's Il Trovatore '

' Mr C. E. Wrangham CBE – Chairman of Short Brothers and Harland ' full page photograph by Tom Hustler – lived at Rosemary House, Catterick

' An ILS Localiser Advanced Equipment for Guiding Aircraft Demonstrated at hurn Airport, Bournemouth by Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd '

Making a Computer at I.C.T's Stevenage Works – The ICT 1301 – thirteen photographs

' Costains JAckblock Method of Building – A Seventeen Storey Block of Flats at Barras Heath Coventry ' three photographs, interior building work, and exterior

' Inauguration of the No. 7 Trade Centre at 7 Berkeley Street London – Mr B. Lang of Booth's Distilleries – Major Durnan Macgregor of Kitdurn Ltd – Mr Michael B. Henderson of Booth's – Mr C. W. Chippindall-Higgin of Kitdurn – Mr D. N. Strachan of Booth's '

' Cointreau on the Rocks ' advert

' Trying Out the New Trojan 200 Convertable at the Lambretta-Trojan Stand Earls Court '

' Park Lane Entrance to the New underground Car Park at hyde Park, London and the BP Station '

' Dry Sack Sherry by Williams And Humbert – Bodegas: Jerez de la Frontera Spai ' a wonderful full page colour adv. showing a fashionable lady drinking the sherry on the balcony of a villa

' Shell Guide to Durham – Painted by Kenneth Rowntree ' full page in colour

Full page of travel adverts

' Perfectos Finos Virginiaq Cigarettes by John Player – Christmas Giving ' full page advert.


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

The Revolt in Brunei

The True Significance of West Point – by John Connell

the Remarkable Anthony Trollope - by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Travel Pages – by Gordon Cooper - Turkley - - - Increased Air and Rail Fares

Israel's Champion – A Biography of Chaim Weizmann – with other reviews by Richard Edmunds and Vernon Fane

The Advantages of Automatic Landing ILS – By the Sphere Industrial Correspondent – with mention of Blind Landing Experimental Unit – Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd – etc. Info. Instrument Landing System used on airfields

Industry and The Stock Market – An Xmas Share

Making a Computer

Good Living by Ganymede (food column) – with mention of Annual Banquet of the Reunion des Gastronomes – Charles Bradshaw – Charles Jean Beauford – The Trocadero – Le Pli Chachete First Course – La Soupe Phocenen Soupe Course – Tranche de Filet de Boeuf – Mr Bradshaw – Sauce Thomas – La Salade De Norfolk – Muscadet 1960 – Batard Montrachet 1959 – etc

Motoring Page by Courtenay Edwards – The Report of the Motor Industry Research Association MIRA

And more.


The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 350 x 258 mm (13.75 x 10 inches). It retains the outer advertising cover. There are binding witness marks to the spine.

Some of the pages may be loose, and handling marks due to the age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The photographs vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info.” in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sphere issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.

This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

Condition Used
Product Code SOLD 4623
Weight 0.3kg