Posted 6 years ago
One of the many things I collect are anything to do with Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone. They were twins, daughters of a well known artist, Doris Zinkeisen, and they collaborated in painting many illustrations for books, cards and magazines. I started buying their books in the 1970's. I have most of their books now, and quite a few years ago now, there was an article in a National newspaper how some lost illustrations of there's had been found and auctioned off. They were the illustrations for Bill and Ben and the Potato Men (British will know them as Bill and Ben were well known to Childrens Telly from the 50's). Anyway, some time later 3 pictures came up for sale on ebay, and I managed to buy them, then a few more years later another came on sale too, so I now have 4 original Bill and Ben pictures.