Category Archives: Kaye Webb

The Most Gigantic Tiny Notebook…

Something a bit different. I got this notebook at one of the Puffin Exhibitions – I can’t remember if they were free or not, but I ended up with two or three of them. The print registration was pretty poor on the original, with the orange leaving gaps of white around the left hand edges. I’ve tidied this up and kept the texture of the card (about 240gsm for the pedants out there).

As an added point of interest, Kaye Webb had a rubber stamp of the same design without the text, that she used to stamp autograph books and fly sheets of autograph hunters.

This is a pretty rare item as many kids ended up throwing them away after filling them with scribble. I remember seeing loads of them being swept up at the end of the exhibition, sans cover or contents. There may be a few out there that were used as impromptu autograph books – if so, I would love to hear from you.

I suppose I’d better get started…

After much ‘putting it off’ and not really doing anything about it, I’ve decided to put some of my thoughts and memories online about the wondrous entity that was the Puffin Club of the late 60’s , 70’s and 80’s. This is partly a love of the old club and partly a continuing admiration of the work of the late Jill McDonald and Kaye Webb.

I was a member of the club from the mid seventies till the mid eighties, alongside my younger brother, and being the bookish obsessive type, I took a keen interest in the early history and culture of the club.

I would love to hear from previous members of the Puffin Club – particularly founder members – with their memories, stories, anecdotes and photo’s.

Those of you with school age kids will probably be aware of the current school club that is the surviving face of the old club. Things are going to change – but I’m not going to be the one to spread spoilers!! If you want to know more, register on www.puffincountdown.co.uk for more information.

I will be posting cleaned up images from my collection of Puffin Post, leaflets, badges , stickers and other ephemera. Please respect the copyright of these items – they are for fun, not profit!!

I must add that Puffin Post is copyright Penguin books and that no copyright infringement or financial gain is intended or inferred. (Glad I got that out of the way!!)

I hasten to add that I am not affiliated with Penguin, Puffin or any other group attached to the old club (other than being an old member).

I suppose I’d better get started…

After much ‘putting it off’ and not really doing anything about it, I’ve decided to put some of my thoughts and memories online about the wondrous entity that was the Puffin Club of the late 60’s , 70’s and 80’s. This is partly a love of the old club and partly a continuing admiration of the work of the late Jill McDonald and Kaye Webb.

I was a member of the club from the mid seventies till the mid eighties, alongside my younger brother, and being the bookish obsessive type, I took a keen interest in the early history and culture of the club.

I would love to hear from previous members of the Puffin Club – particularly founder members – with their memories, stories, anecdotes and photo’s.

Those of you with school age kids will probably be aware of the current school club that is the surviving face of the old club. Things are going to change – but I’m not going to be the one to spread spoilers!! If you want to know more, register on www.puffincountdown.co.uk for more information.

I will be posting cleaned up images from my collection of Puffin Post, leaflets, badges , stickers and other ephemera. Please respect the copyright of these items – they are for fun, not profit!!

I must add that Puffin Post is copyright Penguin books and that no copyright infringement or financial gain is intended or inferred. (Glad I got that out of the way!!)

I hasten to add that I am not affiliated with Penguin, Puffin or any other group attached to the old club (other than being an old member).