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Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 21:31
by Tommy Smith
Ryefielder wrote:
Biggles266 wrote:I've uploaded a few images of interesting/unusual Biggles and Johns related items. What other interesting items are out there?


I think the most unusual thing I have in my collection is a pizza menu. It comes from Australia, from a "pizza'n'pasta" restaurant called Biggles in a place called Diamond Creek (any of you Aussies out there know of it?) and most of the pizzas are named after Biggles and Gimlet characters, or have other WEJ or aviation themed names. The front and back covers of the menu have pictures from a couple of the Dean & Sons book covers on them. :)

Cripes! I'd order a Von Stalhein straight away. I wonder what you'd get?

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 21:35
by Ryefielder
Tommy Smith wrote: Cripes! I'd order a Von Stalhein straight away. I wonder what you'd get?


Sadly there isn't one called a Von Stalhein, TS, but the closest one you could have is the "Red Baron" (tomato, cheese, ham, onions, mushrooms & bacon). Will that one do? :)

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 21:47
by kylie_koyote
That sounds quite a bit more like a normal pizza, anyway.

Can you post the menu?

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 21:52
by Ryefielder
kylie_koyote wrote:Can you post the menu?


I can try to scan it and upload it as images, but I'm not sure if it'll work, because the menu is laminated and quite shiny, so it might just reflect the scanner lamp. I'll have a go tomorrow morning, when I can connect up the scanner to the laptop, and if it's successful, I'll post the pics.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 22:02
by Tommy Smith
I want a Von Stalhein! What a disappointment. :(

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 22:14
by tiffinata
it's half an hour's drive from me! (assuming it is still there- mixed reports on the 'net)
Well, that's something to do over the Christmas holidays!

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 22:53
by Fairblue
Tommy Smith wrote:I want a Von Stalhein! What a disappointment. :(




Stamps foot in anger? :atomic:

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2014, 14:49
by Ryefielder
kylie_koyote wrote:Can you post the menu?


Here it is K_K, and anyone else who's interested in seeing it. Hope you can read it OK, as some of the smaller print of the toppings has come out a wee bit faint in places.

988 989

If there is anything you can't read, please ask, and I'll tell you what it says.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2014, 14:57
by Ryefielder
Tommy Smith wrote:I want a Von Stalhein! What a disappointment. :(


Sorry TS! :sorry: I wish there had been a Von Stalhein too, but I didn't set the menu! :) If a "Red Baron" doesn't fit the bill, perhaps you'd like to choose another one from the menu? :whatwould:

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2014, 15:04
by Ryefielder
tiffinata wrote:it's half an hour's drive from me! (assuming it is still there- mixed reports on the 'net)
Well, that's something to do over the Christmas holidays!


Wow! That's great Tiff! Australia's such a big place I didn't really expect anybody to have heard of it. I hope it is still there. If you do decide to go and investigate over the holidays, and if it is still there, please could you take a photo? :please: I'd love to see what the place looks like! :apizza: :D

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2014, 21:53
by tiffinata
When you said Diamond Creek I did a search, hoping it was in fact the place not far from us. Haven't been there, but that will soon be fixed.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 25 Dec 2014, 03:05
by Kismet
Flight Lieutenant Algy 'chicken' Lacey is fighting talk....

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 25 Dec 2014, 12:10
by Fairblue
Kismet wrote:Flight Lieutenant Algy 'chicken' Lacey is fighting talk....

Yes, I never really noticed that before. You're right.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 25 Dec 2014, 12:13
by Frederique
Kismet wrote:Flight Lieutenant Algy 'chicken' Lacey is fighting talk....
I have been trying to ignore that for two days, Kismet. :flog: Of all the things to call Algy! :evil: He is no chicken. His middle name could very easily be brave. I'm not too well pleased with whoever was responsible for the unfortunate titling of those dishes...

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 25 Dec 2014, 16:10
by kylie_koyote
Seeing how Ginger eats sardines for breakfast (Blech!!) I think he should get the anchovy pizza.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2015, 02:20
by tiffinata
I am sitting out the front of the pizza bar formerly known as Biggles. It is now known as Da Vinci. Sigh.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2015, 03:10
by kylie_koyote
Bummer.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2015, 04:21
by RAAF Spitfire Girl
tiffinata wrote:I am sitting out the front of the pizza bar formerly known as Biggles. It is now known as Da Vinci. Sigh.


Darn! But I guess it's saved Mr RSG and myself an unnecessary trip out there on our next venture into the deep south.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 16:16
by kylie_koyote
Does anybody have one of these? "The Big Box of Biggles"

http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Big-B ... Assignment

As I have all the stories already, I would be buying it solely for the rather cool carrying case, but I can't justify the expense at the moment, as much as I like it.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2015, 04:05
by RAAF Spitfire Girl
kylie_koyote wrote:Does anybody have one of these? "The Big Box of Biggles"

http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Big-B ... Assignment

As I have all the stories already, I would be buying it solely for the rather cool carrying case, but I can't justify the expense at the moment, as much as I like it.


I bought each of those compendiums as soon as they were released. Would absolutely love the box, but - like you k_k - not sure I can justify it at the moment :cry:

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 04 Aug 2015, 04:24
by Dover Patrol
Ryefielder wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote: Cripes! I'd order a Von Stalhein straight away. I wonder what you'd get?


Sadly there isn't one called a Von Stalhein, TS, but the closest one you could have is the "Red Baron" (tomato, cheese, ham, onions, mushrooms & bacon). Will that one do? :)


You could come over to Adelaide and visit the McLaren Vale and wash the pizza down with some of this delicious wine... ;)

http://foxcreekwines.com/our-wines/red-baron/shiraz

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2016, 17:18
by kylie_koyote
So yesterday evening, I was trying to find some old photos of various family members to scan into Ancestry.com, and what should I come across, but this gem:

1738

Apparently my parents got this for me around 1996 or so - but I don't know where or why or how. It's got my name (edited for privacy) at the top, and it's laminated.

I am "Official Member #43" - so presumably there are at least 42 others. :lol: :lol:

Has anybody else got one?

Also, there is a matching bookmark.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2016, 20:10
by Frecks
I have never seen one of those KK. It looks great. Had you forgotten about it? There was a Biggles Fan Club of some description connected to a promotion with a breakfast cereal in this country but I do not know anything much about it.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2016, 20:18
by kylie_koyote
I had forgotten all about it. I found it in a box of memorabilia from my misspent youth.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2016, 11:38
by Rumpity
I was given the Big Box of Biggles a few years ago. It kick-started my re-collecting the books. (The first lot went to a jumble sale about 30 years ago)
Its a nice package, 3 volumes with four stories in each (good ones too). Came with a certificate and the box has handles for easy transportation.
Still can't get my son to read 'em though!

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2016, 10:14
by HostileCacti
Yes that was a rather awesome and pricey box :shock:

It's also out of stock :problem:

Are those "good" editions to get btw?

And have they got EvS in them? :monocle:

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 08:54
by Fairblue
Something for the coffee table in the Mount Street flat?

Art deco patinated table cigarette lighter in the form of a pilot (Biggles?), height 27cm

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Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 10:13
by Tracer
Splendid! Order a crateload and we'll all have one.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 12:04
by kylie_koyote
Where does the flame come out?

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 12:23
by OzBiggles1963
kylie_koyote wrote:Where does the flame come out?


Yes, my question exactly! lol
I was thinking his head might snap sideways & the flame comes out? :?