Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by robmv, 12 Aug 2007.
Very odd.... as far as I know that guide is pretty old - a lot older than 1996 - although I don't know a precise release date. All the guidebooks released by the collection in the 1990's used this logo:
This one is indeed a lot older, maybe @Kifaru Bwana knows the exact date this one was published...
1978/79 I think. I have two versions of this guidebook, one of which includes a photo of Black Rhino: a species was last held at Artis in 1978. In the second (presumably later) version, this photo has been replaced by one of an Indian Rhino.
If only more collections sold decades-old guidebooks I really enjoyed the giftshop at Tierpark Berlin which was used for said purpose, and which has since been given the axe.
Thanks both...........I'm a bit confused now......I had thought I had bought this guide on a visit in 2000......there was also a separate map inside it......which I assumed was from this visit. No it seems I may have acquired this guide separately from the visit. The guide has picture of indian rhino, so I guess guide from 78 and map from 79 visit?
Right looks like guide book is 78/79 as rob says....
So the question is....is the map from same era of actually from the 2000 visit to the zoo?
This is the cover of the map/ plan.
Artis Royal Zoo - Photo Galleries | ZooChat
Looking at the Artis logo, I would say yes.
It's very unlikely,I know,but I wonder if anyone has a guide book for Winged World,where I worked as a keeper for several years in the 1970's.For those unfamiliar with this amazing softbilled bird collection near Morecambe ,Lancashire(long since extinct I'm afraid) ,it opened in 1966 and closed around 1979 to 80,and was home to many remarkable species which were rare or uncommon even then.Any documentation would be of interest and I'll be happy to share any info.I or my ex colleagues may have.Many thanks.
I have a copy of the Winged World guide plus a postcard from the park.
Thanks very much for responding,I really appreciate your time and trouble .I know it's probably unlikely that you'd want to dispose of the items because you collect them,but if you ever want to sell or exchange,I would love to have first refusal.In the meantime would it be possible to have photocopies of them for my reference?i will of course compensate you and provide you with an address to send it to.Thanks once again and look forward to hearing from you.Perhaps it would be possible to post images from the card and guide?
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