[Printed item relating to the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs children's club, an offshoot of the Pip, Squeak and Wilfred comic strip in the Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial.] Third Gugnunc Sing-Song. Souvenir Programme 1929.

'Uncle Dick' [Bertram Lamb (1889-1938), author of the Pip, Squeak & Wilfred comic in the Daily Mirror, and patron of the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs [Austin Bowen Payne (1876-1956), illustrator]
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Event at the Royal Albert Hall, London. 11 May 1929. 'Organised by "The Daily Mirror." Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London, E.C.4.'
SKU: 14689

8pp., 12mo. Stapled. Printed in blue on shiny art paper, in cream card wraps, also printed in blue, and tied with blue and white ribbon. On aged and worn paper. With illustrations in text, including a half-page image of the 'Pip, Squeak & Wilfred Jig-Saw Puzzle'. The first page carries a message to 'My Dear Boys and Girls' from 'Uncle Bill', including: 'To-day's Gugnunc Party - our third - is particularly interesting as it is also a birthday party. You may hardly believe it but our dear old friends, Pip and Squeak, are celebrating to-day their tenth birthday.' Full-page 'PROGRAMME - not the Real one!' and double-page central 'OUR REAL PROGRAMME', featuring 'The Combined Piccadilly Players and Ambassadors Club Bands' and various acts. Section entitled 'Blowing our own Trumpet" states that 'the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs has [...] been in existence for two and a half years', and that 'there are now some 400,000 members [...] We even have an Eskimo Gugnunc - Address "Greenland" - on our roll of members'. Scarce: no copy traced, either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. The WLOG, founded in 1927, was an offshoot of the Pip, Squeak & Wilfred comic strip in the Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial, of which Lamb, as 'Uncle Dick' was author, and Payne the best-known illustrator. Lamb was also WLOG patron, and editor off the Daily Mirror Children's Corner.