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Very Rare Peter Pan Ephemera for Sale

I am sorry for adding this entry so late to any of my friends and readers of this site. As to prevent my ever-growing collection of Peter Pan ephemera and “stuff” from getting out of hand, I have been listing some rather rare Peter Pan memorabilia on Ebay. Dale, my partner, asked me a few … Continue reading

Letters to Peter Pan

In December of 1908, a clever young actress compiled a group of letters written to her by members of her audiences at the Duke of York’s Theatre, which were published in a book by Ballentine & Co., Limited. The book was Peter Pan’s Post Bag and the actress was Pauline Chase, who for many years, enjoyed an … Continue reading

Peter Pan On Tour: 1906 To….

When writing a book on a particular subject, especially for which one has a passion, it is quite difficult to actually stop and say, “That’s it, that’s enough.” I had hoped to include a complete list of the cast of the Peter Pan tours in Peter Pan On Stage and Screen; from the first 1906 … Continue reading

Pan, Who and What Art Thou?

     “Pan, who and what art thou?” asked Captain Hook as he was losing the battle against his greatest adversary.      “I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”      From 1927 through the mid thirties, however, Peter might also have included: “I am Jean Forbes-Robertson!” Other … Continue reading

Peter Pan Cabinet Cards

One of the most elusive formats for Peter Pan portraits at the beginning of the 20th century was the cabinet card, which was essentially an albumen photograph ( a photo on very thin paper that was glazed with egg whites) that was mounted to a card measuring 4¼ by 6½ inches. The albumens were primarily … Continue reading

Peter Pan Posters- Same Idea- Different Results

Charles Buchel created what is perhaps the most famous image of Peter Pan when he designed the poster for the first production for the Duke of York’s Theatre in London in 1904. Part of that image was cropped for use in a 1907 publication, The Peter Pan Keepsake, which was sold, among other places, in the lobby of … Continue reading