Saturday, September 3, 2011

On the Campus, c. 1932

Kathleen Taylor asked for more information about this set, which was an entry in this year's convention competition. I looked through my Mary Young guidebook, and discovered this set was published by Samuel Gabriel Sons & Co.  No year listed but 1932 would be a safe guess, given the fashions  and hairstyles. The set was sold on eBay last year, and the seller was generous in posting pictures, which I saved to my computer. These sets are rare to find uncut :

There are other Gabriel sets that come up for auction once in a while that are also lovely, with similar box art, "Just from College," and "Just from Paris." The illustrations evoke a world of adventure and possibility. Here is "Just from College," images captured from another eBay auction:


  1. Thank you, thank you! That is a gloriously beautiful set!