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    School Cap    (about)
    A 1953 attempt to launch a post-war story paper of the same type as The Magnet or Gem. The lead story is based round Rockcliffe School, a sort of Greyfriars clone.


    School Cap [#1, August 8, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    Details supplied by Chris Worthington. This issue is a smaller size than the others. Covers are yellow and grey.


    School Cap [#2, August 22, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    • 2 · A Message from Charles Buchan · Charles Buchan · ed
    • 2 · And a Chat with the Editor · Basil Storey · ed
    • 3 · Bats Belfry’s Pop-gun Gran’pop [Rockcliffe] · Basil Storey · ss
    • 16 · Dick Turpin, Romantic Rogue or Common Cut-Purse? · Anon. · ar
    • 17 · Phantom Ships · Anon. · ar
    • 27 · Streak Storm Space Detective: Shadow Men of Mercury [Part 1 of 9] · Clive Benton · sl; illustrated by Galen
    • 32 · Houdini-Prince of Escapologists · Anon. · ar


    School Cap [#3, September 3, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    • 2 · A Word with Charles Buchan · Charles Buchan · ed
    • 2 · Now Come Into the Editor’s Den · Basil Storey · ed
    • 3 · The Boy Who Sold the School [Rockcliffe] · Basil Storey · ss
    • 16 · Masters of Mystery, Queer Names Club, Mouron the Amazing Galley Slave, Medicine for Gargantua, Nature Takes a Holiday · [Various] · ms; illustrated by Galen
    • 28 · Streak Storm Space Detective: Shadow Men of Mercury [Part 2 of 9] · Clive Benton · sl
    • 32 · He Changed His Name to Zane · Anon. · ar


    School Cap [#4, September 19, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    Covers changed to red and grey.
    • 2 · A Message from Charles Buchan · Charles Buchan · ed
    • 2 · And a Word with your Editor · Basil Storey · ed
    • 3 · The Man from Atlantis [Rockcliffe] · Basil Storey · ss
    • 16 · Famous Soccer Clubs (Blackburn) · Anon. · ar
    • 27 · Streak Storm Space Detective: Shadow Men of Mercury [Part 3 of 9] · Clive Benton · sl
    • 32 · Terror on the Panama Trail · Anon. · ar


    School Cap [#5, October 3, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    • 2 · A Word with Charles Buchan · Charles Buchan · ed
    • 2 · Editor Baz Wants to Be Bawled At · Basil Storey · ed
    • 3 · Kick Me Out-I’m Crackers [Rockcliffe] · Basil Storey · ss
    • 16 · Famous Soccer Clubs (Tottenham Hotspur) · Anon. · ar
    • 17 · The Mystery of the Mary Celeste · Anon. · ar (r)
    • 25 · Streak Storm Space Detective: Shadow Men of Mercury [Part 4 of 9] · Clive Benton · sl
    • 28 · Match-box Labels · Anon. · cl
    • 29 · You’d hardly believe it! · Anon. · ar
    • 31 · The Exploits of Cheerless Homes [Cheerless Homes] · Anon. (by Basil Storey) · ss
    • 32 · King of the Cloak and Dagger · Anon. · ar


    School Cap [#6, October 17, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    Details supplied by Chris Worthington.


    School Cap [#7, October 31, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    Details supplied by Chris Worthington.


    School Cap [#8, November 14, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    • 2 · Roll Up to Meet the Editor · Basil Storey · ed
    • 2 · A Chat with Charlie Buchan · Charles Buchan · ed
    • 3 · Bats Belfry the Film Star [Rockcliffe] · Basil Storey · ss
    • 16 · The Adventures of Colonel Blood · Anon. · ar
    • 24 · Collecting Match-box Labels · Anon. · cl
    • 26 · Soccer Feature and Others · [Various] · ms
    • 27 · Queer Names Club, Boys’ Swop Shop · [Various] · ms
    • 28 · Streak Storm Space Detective: Shadow Men of Mercury [Part 7 of 9] · Clive Benton · sl
    • 32 · Kings of the Ring · Anon. · ar


    School Cap [#9, November 28, 1953] ed. Basil Storey (Charles Buchan’s Publications, 6d, 32pp, small tabloid, cover by Ward)
    Details supplied by Chris Worthington.




    Schoolgirls’ Own Library (first series)
    Note: #734 (The Menace of the Masks by Isabel Norton) and #735 (Secret Leader of the Rebel Four by Gail Western) were advertised but did not appear; the latter subsequently became the first issue of the New Series. There is evidence that the series was fully intended to continue since the rear cover of 733 advertised next month’s “permanently enlarged numbers,” commencing with No. 336).


























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