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The Silver Jacket

The Silver Jacket was published in Australia by Arthur Gorfain of Beaconsfield Publications from 1953-1955. The publisher originally wanted to print Greyfriars stories but Richards was not allowed to use the characters as they were still under copyright from Amalgamated Press. Instead 27 Carcroft stories were published, ten of them being reprints from Hutchinson's Pie, the rest being original. 38 issues of the Silver Jacket were published but only the first 27 issues contained Frank Richards material.

Carcroft stories also appeared in Tom Merry's Own.

You can find full details of the contents in the publications section of  The Greyfriars Index

You can also find information on 'Australia's Legendary 1950's Story Paper' at http://www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/silver.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes

01 Just like Turkey October 1953 reprint from Spring Pie, March 1946
02 Turkey on the Warpath November 1953

reprint from Summer Pie, June 1945

03 Turkey for Christmas December 1953 reprint from Christmas Pie, December 1945
04 Turkey knows how January 1954  
05 Turkey's Picnic  February 1954  
06 Turkey's 100 lines  March 1954

reprint of "Turkey's Impot", Christmas Pie, 1944

07 Done in the Dark! April 1954 reprint from Winter Pie, November 1948
08 The Carcroft Card May 1954 reprint from Spring Pie, March 1945
09 The Sportsman! June 1954

reprint from Winter Pie, November 1946

10 The Lost Study! July 1954 reprint of "Lost Study", Autumn Pie, August 1946
11 Roger's Way August 1954

reprint from Autumn Pie, September 1945

12 Turkey Tries it on! September 1954  
13 Turkey's Vengeance October 1954  
14 The Borrowed bike November 1954  
15 Christmas Present for Roger! December 1954

reprint from Christmas Pie, December 1946

 

 

16 Roger Sets it Right! January 1955  
17 Turkey's Fireworks February 1955  
18 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 1- Trouble for Turkey! March 1955  
19 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 2- Think Again Roger! April 1955  
20 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 3- Barring-out the Beaks! May 1955  
21 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 4- Sticking it out! June 1955  
22 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 5- Going strong! July 1955  
23 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 6- No surrender! August 1955  

24 The Barring Out at Carcroft part 7- Game to the last!

September 1955  
25 Turkey to the Rescue October 1955  
26 Not Turkey! November 1955  
27 Turkey on the Telephone December 1955