Dalby, C Reginald

C (He hated his first name, Clarence) Reginald Dalby (19041983), born in Leicester, England, was the third illustrator of the Railway Series by W.V. Awdry. He liked to be known as Reggie.

Dalby, a Leicester man, was also the creator of the original trademark polar bear on Fox's Glacier Mints. Fox's was a firm based in Leicester, which was also home to the Railway Series publishers Edmund Ward.

Dalby died in 1983, aged 79, following a short illness.
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Edward the Blue Engine, 1st edn 1954 (Rev W V Awdry)Number 9 in the series, with Laurel and Hardy flaps.

This jacket features a clippable corner to the back flap which includes the title, author and publisher as well as the price. It appears to have been a brief fashion in 1952-5 but its purpose is unknown. Other examples can be seen in the works of Freda Hurt.

Jacket illustration by C Reginald Dalby.

ReproJacket #294-A-1, size 106.4x495mm.
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Edward the Blue Engine, 1st edn 1969 (5th printing) (Rev W V Awdry)Number 9 in the series, this title was originally published in 1954 by Edmund Ward; this is the fifth printing by Kaye & Ward in 1969.

Jacket illustration by C Reginald Dalby.

ReproJacket #294-E-1, size 110.2x443mm.
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Four Little Engines, 1st edn 1955 (Rev W V Awdry)This is the tenth title in the series. The jacket has Laurel and Hardy flaps.

Jacket illustration by C Reginald Dalby.

ReproJacket #261-A-1, size 107.5x494mm.
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Four Little Engines, 1st edn 1964 (3rd printing) (Rev W V Awdry)This is the tenth title in the series, first published in 1955.  Briefly reverting to the earliest style of the first two books, the author's name is preceded by 'By'.

Jacket illustration by C Reginald Dalby.

ReproJacket #261-C-1, size 106.8x446mm.
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Gordon the Big Engine, 1st edn 1953 (Rev W V Awdry)Number 8 in the series. It has Laurel and Hardy flaps.

This jacket features a clippable corner to the back flap which includes the title, author and publisher as well as the price. It appears to have been a brief fashion in 1952-5 but its purpose is unknown. Other examples can be seen in the works of Freda Hurt.

Jacket illustration by C Reginald Dalby.

ReproJacket #221-A-1, size 108.1x495mm.
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Henry the Green Engine, 1st edn 1951 (Rev W V Awdry)This is the sixth title in the series. The jacket has Laurel and Hardy flaps.

Jacket illustration by C Reginald Dalby.

ReproJacket #222-A-1, size 107.9x499mm.