Packets & Tattooze — Page Five of Nine

Letraset Rub Down Horrors [1979]

By 1979, Letraset's Action Transfers were being handled by Thomas Salter, whom they had acquired at the end of 1978 for one million pounds.

But when Letraset were themselves bought by Esselte in late 1981 (well after the trade catalogue shown below had been published), Thomas Salter were cut loose again, & so from then on their transfers were no longer branded 'Letraset' — as you'll see from the packets on the next page.


"Four sheets containing 8 colour transfers — over 100 different HORROR pictures"


These two scans were kindly provided by Ralph Rankin, & so far they're the only sign of this particular series we've seen.

However, since all the artwork in these examples was also used previously in the GK175 Letraset Tattooze Multi-Coloured Skin Transfers from 1974, it's safe to assume we don't really need to see all of it to fully appreciate it!

Letraset Space Monsters [1980]


As was standard with these packets, there were fifty sheets in all, with four sheets in each packet. We can give you a rough idea of twenty-seven & a half of them; I'm afraid ours won't glow, though!


Thanks to Nic Comley & Elaine Jones for providing the above transfers (or their photos of them).

The following are Tom Doyle's scans of this series, which previously appeared on StellarX' website, Seven Wonders. (Thanks for getting back in touch, Tom!)

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Here are the Space Monster packets, as listed in the Thomas Salter 1981 trade catalogue:


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Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives — Tom Doyle — Nic Comley — Elaine Jones — Ralph Rankin