The Playbox (1925 series)


The Playbox series has been running since 1898. These early editions are merely an A5 sized black & white centrepage magazine insert to publications such as, 'World & His Wife', 'Home Chat' & 'Children's Encyclopedia'.


It was not until the 1925 series that the comic developed into a tabloid sized coloured comic with stuning artwork, eventually reducing to a smaller size on (4th Nov 1939), assumed due to the war effort.

This series started with issue #1 in (14th Feb 1925) and ran until (11th June 1955) giving an impressive 1279 issues. It was to merge with Jack & Jill comic after this.

Free Gifts/Comics listed to date:

  • The Playbox #4 - (7th March 1925) - Coloured print/plate: Tiger Tilly takes the class
  • The Playbox #1208 - (30th Jan 1954) - Down on the Playbox Farm booklet

The Playbox #4 - (7th March 1925)


Free Gift: Coloured Plate/print

(Tiger Tilly "Takes the Class" at Mrs Hippo's School)



This free gift is a glossy print or 'plate' of the girls from Mrs Hippos school

The Playbox #1208

- dated (7th March 1925)


Free Gift:

Down on Playbox Farm



Booklet with spaces to insert stickers