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The Story Paper Collector

Bill Gander was born in Croydon in 1898 and moved to Canada with his parents when he was thirteen. As a keen collector of story papers Bill bought a tabletop press to be used for sending out lists of his requirements to other collectors. In 1941 he started publishing a small magazine containing stories about the story papers and their authors which he sent free to other collectors.

This magazine, the Story Paper Collector was the fore runner of the Collectors Digest and was incorporated into the CD when Bill Gander died in 1966. Bill was plagued by ill health for many years and had decided that issue 100 would be the last but unfortunately he passed away suddenly after the publication of issue 95. You can read an obituary from an unidentified Canadian newspaper here.

Four volumes of the Story Paper Collectors were published. The plan was for each volume to contain 25 issues but due to Bill's death in 1966 the final volume was limited to 20 issues. No contents list or index were published for volume 4.

Volume 1
Contents Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3 Issue 4 Issue 5
Issue 6 Issue 7 Issue 8 Issue 9 Issue 10
  Issue 11 Issue 12 Issue 13 Issue 14 Issue 15
Index Issue 16 Issue 17 Issue 18 Issue 19 Issue 20
Issue 21 Issue 22 Issue 23 Issue 24 Issue 25

 

Volume 2
Contents Issue 26 Issue 27 Issue 28 Issue 29 Issue 30
Issue 31 Issue 32 Issue 33 Issue 34 Issue 35
  Issue 36 Issue 37 Issue 38 Issue 39 Issue 40
Index Issue 41 Issue 42 Issue 43 Issue 44 Issue 45
Issue 46 Issue 47 Issue 48 Issue 49 Issue 50

 

Volume 3
Contents Issue 51 Issue 52 Issue 53 Issue 54 Issue 55
Issue 56 Issue 57 Issue 58 Issue 59 Issue 60
  Issue 61 Issue 62 Issue 63 Issue 64 Issue 65
Index Issue 66 Issue 67 Issue 68 Issue 69 Issue 70
Issue 71 Issue 72 Issue 73 Issue 74 Issue 75

 

Volume 4
  Issue 76 Issue 77 Issue 78 Issue 79 Issue 80
Issue 81 Issue 82 Issue 83 Issue 84 Issue 85
  Issue 86 Issue 87 Issue 88 Issue 89 Issue 90
Issue 91 Issue 92 Issue 93 Issue 94 Issue 95
 

 

SPC Story Paper Collector