Sunday, 29 September 2019

Robert Arthur

A break from M.R. today.

When I was a kid I read a story about some magical stamps. It was a story that really captured my young imagination. Every once in a blue moon I think about that story and wonder about it. I couldn't quite recall all the details of the story or the title or even the author's name. Occasionally I would do a google search in an attempt to find it online but no luck. Until now.

I finally found a thread (posted 2 years ago) in which someone identified the story! It's called Postpaid to Paradise (later re-titled The Marvelous Stamps from El Dorado) and was written c. 1940 by Robert Arthur.

An anthology in which it appears is available here on the Internet Archive. Should I read it though? Will it stand up? Or should I be happy with my vague magical memories of it?

By the way, Arthur also worked with Alfred Hitchcock as well as editing several anthologies for young readers. I recognize this cover for Ghosts and more Ghosts.


Lady M said...

Isn't the internet grand? I love when I find something from my childhood.

Pik-Cor said...

I know, right?! Confirms for me that my memory isn't all bad sectors ;)