Letraset Stationery

In the late 70s, Letraset Consumer Products decided to expand into character-licensed stationery. There were four main ranges:


Star Wars

Craig Spivey is on the ball as ever with this display of all the various items in the range:

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The most interesting item is the "Space Writing Set", which as shown on the Wall's / Look-In Star Wars promotion page, contained a sheet of six transfers.

Inside the others there's nothing to report, of course, but here are the backs of some of the items:

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Next, a fascinating box of envelopes. The close-up of the twelve-envelope pack is by courtesy of Todd Chamberlain.

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Super Heroes

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Marvel & DC supplied character reference artwork, but the villains appear to have been designed by Letraset in-house, & the storytelling shows complete disregard for even basic common sense. Consequently, it is with great pleasure that I can present for your delight & edification The World's Worst Comic:

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Thank goodness for the chap with the pipe, eh? Otherwise it would all have counted for nothing. If you've recovered from that, here's Superman's version:

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Also outrageously silly (but not so offensive as the Wonder Woman travesty) are these other items. The photo of the scrapbook is provided by Ed Kelly.

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Posters

This photo (& the similar one above) are from the Thomas Salter 1981 trade catalogue. Each Supa-Poster pack contained two outline posters, & five felt pens for you to use in colouring them in. I have no doubt that the narrative content of the posters was as wide of the mark as Letraset's other character-licensed products, but in fairness I don't suppose that the target market were all that concerned about it, as long as the likenesses of the characters were accurate — which they were.

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The craze for posters was at its peak in the late 70s, declining subsequently due to campaigns in the media concerning fire hazards.


Thelwell

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For other Thelwell products by Letraset, see the Thelwell page.


↑ Free Gift Transfers ↑ Sci-Fi TV & Film ↑ The Star Wars Page

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Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives, & thanks to Craig Spivey, Todd Chamberlain & Ed Kelly