We’re getting so many questions about ‘when is the shop going to open?’ that we thought it was worth repeating this message from last December:
‘As you probably know, our shop has been closed since the initial lockdown in March (2020). Since then, we have been trading very successfully by mail order only, and thanks to the support of our many loyal (and many new) customers, this arrangement has vastly exceeded our expectations, and in fact sales have been higher than when the shop was open, with far fewer overheads.
We were intending to convert fully to mail order at some point in the future, since we’re all now around our mid-sixties, but the pandemic has brought this move forward. We have therefore taken the difficult decision that the shop will not be reopening to visitors and we will now be trading by mail order only. We know this will be a disappointment to many who enjoyed their trips to Putney and browsing through our stock. We too will miss the personal contact with you all. However, the extra time this move affords us is already allowing us to add a greater range of stock to our online catalogue than ever before with more images, as well as enabling us to keep the catalogue as up to date as it’s possible to get. We hope you will get to enjoy browsing online almost as much as browsing in our shop, confident that what you see in our catalogue is what we have in stock.
We remain very much open online for buying and selling vintage back issues, and look forward to dealing in vintage comics, books, annuals and picture libraries in the years ahead.’