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Author Topic: On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W  (Read 3626 times)

Offline ihughes

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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« on: July 30, 2005, 01:51:51 AM »
Can't see any previous reference to this book in the Forum.

I purchased it specifically for photographs of wartime converted paddlers. It's a great source of photos and also details of the P&A Campbell steamers wartime service.

Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in building a wartime paddler.

Author is Chris Collard, ISBN 0-7524-2777-6, price £16.00 (expensive!) published by Tempus.

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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2005, 02:57:35 AM »
Hi Ian

I hate to say this, but there is a copy on ebay right now with no bids at £6.99

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8320560759&rd=1&sspagename=STRK

Chris Collard is quite a prolific author on Campbell's.   Apart from "On Admiralty service" he has produced three others in what appear to be part of the same series - orginally published by Wheelhouse Books as hardbacks in the late 1990's and republished about 2001 by Tempus as paperbacks.

"White funnels – the story of P&A Campbell steamers from 1946 – 1968"

"Special excursions –white funnels vol 2 - ths story of Campbell’s steamers 1919 -1939"

"A dangerous occupation (White Funnels vol 3 - WW1)"

Tempus' "Archive photographs series" includes two more by Chris Collard

"P & A Campbell pleasure steamers from 1887 – 1945"

"P & A Campbell pleasure steamers from 1946"

I don't have any of these (yet) so can't comment on their content.

A search on "Chris Collard" in ABEbooks will generate about 100 hits.


Regards

David

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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2005, 01:42:37 PM »
Hi Ian:

Three months ago I was lucky enough to find a copy on Ebay signed by Chris Collard for only $5.00!  It was listed incorrectly as so many bargains are.  

Another book on this subject I "scored" on Ebay about two years ago was Russell Plummer's PADDLE STEAMERS AT WAR 1939-1945. (ISBN:1870384393).  It's a small softcover of only 64 pages but loads of photos. I paid £1 for it (again incorrectly listed) but it sells online for considerably more.  I've actually seen it come up on Ebay two or three times since then at substantrially less than Abebooks' current prices.

The modeling opportunities afforded by famous civilian paddlers "conscripted" into Wartime service are enormous.  But, be warned, you may be horrified by some of the grotesque transformations of your favourite ships.

Regards

PJ.

PS Thanks for your PM, Ian,  and I'll reply over the weekend with some info.

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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2005, 06:12:36 PM »
Just a note on expensive books, if ever anyone from paddle ducks comes out here for a holiday be wary. Second ahnd book shops found along the river in various towns are great sources of getting new books..well I spose they're old but anyway...these riverside bookshops tend to up the prices because they know there will be a market for the books.

For example one book in my collection I found up there had $80 aus as a price for this same amount of money I bought six or seven books including the one that was over priced in Echuca!

So now knowing from experience I check out antique stores and second hand bookshops away from the Murray and only purchase new books from the region as they are basically the same price up there as down here, its just harder to get them down here so its convenient to buy along the murray in that instance.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2005, 08:37:48 PM »
Sean today said - "Just a note on expensive books, if ever anyone from paddle ducks comes out here for a holiday be wary. Second hand book shops found along the river in various towns are great sources of getting new books..well I spose they're old but anyway...these riverside bookshops tend to up the prices because they know there will be a market for the books"
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Hi Sean - yes I understand - I flew back to Sydney today from Adelaide & one of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the cost differential of alchol  - which is naturally an important consideration for some

For the benefit of some O/S PD's I will explain :-

in NSW we manufature a particular brand of beer called Toohy's New & consume it in NSW but also ship it 2000 Km throughout South Australia

in South OZ, they produce Berri Estates wine & do the same - consume it in SA & also ship it 2000 Km throughout NSW

So how can they sell the Toohey's New Beer cheaper in Adelaide than in NSW? & why is Berri Estates wine cheaper in NSW than in Adelaide?

 :thinking - Possibly a mirror reverse on the book pricing issue ?? - Derek :beer
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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005, 08:03:59 PM »
You get 5 cents back when you return the bottles in Adelaide...I wouldn't know about alchohol prices either!

Eddy looks like you need a DRINKS section! lol

Today I purchased a bottle of River port Lemon Squash because apprently the company has closed. River Port drinks are made in Echuca and have a paddle steamer and the echuca wharf on the label.

It's now part of my paddle steamer collection as it will probably become rare and worth soemthing (maybe)! So buy your River port Soft Drinks now..before they're gone for good!

Are there any other P.S Drinks available?
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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005, 09:12:35 PM »
Southern Comfort also has a paddler on the label, many years ago I bought two mirrors simply because they had pictures of steamers on them :D
One is basically a replica of the Southern Comfort label, the other is larger and has the words Mississippi steamboat co. and a large waterline pic af a sidewheeler (with the name 'Eagle' on it)
I still have them...
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(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

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On Admiralty Service - P&A Campbell Steamers In The II W
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2005, 08:21:29 AM »
You get 5 cents back when you return the bottles in  Adelaide...I wouldn't know about alchohol prices either!

Eddy looks like  you need a DRINKS section! lol

Today I purchased a bottle of River port  Lemon Squash because apprently the company has closed. River Port drinks are  made in Echuca and have a paddle steamer and the echuca wharf on the  label.

It's now part of my paddle steamer collection as it will probably  become rare and worth soemthing (maybe)! So buy your River port Soft Drinks  now..before they're gone for good!

Are there any other P.S Drinks  available?


 In the sixties a firm made a range of  lemonades, etc., with labels depicting the Clyde steamers, paddle, turbine and  screw. I cannot remember the firm's name, and imagine the labels must be rare in  enthusiasts' collections.
  
 There is an Italian half-chocolate  coated biscuit with a motif of an early paddle steamer on it. The maker is  called Lazzaroni, from Saronno, and I have no idea what the paddle steamer is.  Possibly an early Lake Como paddle steamer, bearing in mind that Sarono is a  suburb of Milan between Milan and Como
 On the subject of Italian paddle  steamers, I was on the Lake Garda paddlers earlier this month. Nice boats, both  now diesel, but the government-owned shipping company on the lake makes  absolutely no effort to promote them, and they seem to be getting rather the  worse for wear. Anyway, on one of them is an engraving of an early "eight  horse-power" paddler, with a team of eight horses working a capstan sort of  arrangement on deck which turned the paddle wheels.
 Now wouldn't that make a great model!!!
  
 Alistair
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