Tiger Tim’s Annuals

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, we have digitised a selection of children’s stories from the Gold Museum collection.

This week our blog will showcase a few publications to highlight children’s literature from the past and may be even reignite some memories!

Today, we highlight the Gold Museum’s collection of Tiger Tim’s Annual comic series from the 1920s.

Tiger Tim was a British comic book character who appeared in a weekly series of publications beginning in 1919.

Publishers also released Tiger Tim’s Annuals which featured the adventures of Tiger Tim and his friends, the Bruin Boys.

Tiger Tim’s Annuals expanded on the weekly series with additional stories, songs, games, nursery rhymes and puzzles. The annuals kept children entertained until 1956 when publication ceased.

Written by Snjez Cosic, Gold Museum Curator

Tiger Tim's Annual, 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0428)

Tiger Tim’s Annual, 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0428)

Tiger Tim's Annual, 1927 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0426)

Sylvia's sixpence, Tiger TIm's Annual 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0428)

Sylvia’s sixpence, Tiger TIm’s Annual 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0428)

Now watch! New tricks to try on friends, Tiger Tim's Annual 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0428)

Now watch! New tricks to try on friends, Tiger Tim’s Annual 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0428)

Fun and frolic in the sweet shop, Tiger Tim's Annual 1928 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0426)

Fun and frolic in the sweet shop, Tiger Tim’s Annual 1927 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0426)

After the Apples game, Tiger Tim's Annual, 1927 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0426)

After the Apples game, Tiger Tim’s Annual, 1927 (Gold Museum collection, 94.0426)

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