Issue 53 - 2007-07-20

Dear Friends of Sproutlore


Two pieces of news.

First off we have been informed by Vanda the curator of Gunnersby Park Museum
that they will be selling copies of the Da Da De Da Da Code at £10 each. The RRP
is £14.99, so this is a very keen price.

They only take CASH at the museum, so please bear this in mind. Some special
promotional Robert 'The Musician' Rankin badges have been made, and everyone who
buys a book will get one. There will also be a bookplate to commemorate the
weekend available.

For anyone who cannot make it on Friday, Robert will sign books later in the
weekend, most likely on Sunday Morning.



Second and this is BIG NEWs - The Great Rock'n'Roll Raffle and Auction.

To celebrate the launch of The Da Da De Da Da Code, Robert Rankin has given a
selection of amazing items to the Club to raffle and auction. This is to raise
funds for the Club to cover various costs of the weekend. As usual we try to
have an equal amount of items in both the raffle and auction, but on this
occasion Robert and specifically Rachel Rankin has given us the opportunity to
win one of the most amazing prizes ever.

And even if you cannot make the weekend, you can buy tickets ONLINE until
thursday the 26th of July at 8pm.


The Raffle Items.

The Steel Pan from Da Da De Da Da Code.
This is the special steel pan that was used on the Da Da De Da Da Code CD.
Signed and branded by both Robert Rankin and Lady Raygun, this steel pan is
worth a packet in its own right. This has to be one of the most amazing prizes
we have ever had.

The Authors Right Hand
Just under 16” by 16 inches we have an original piece of art on Canvas by Robert
Rankin.

Victorian Medal
Robert has commissioned a very small number of Victorian Medals as commerative
gifts to key parties in his wedding. There will be one for the best dressed
Victorian, and he has given us one, which is engraved on the rear, to raffle.

Proposed Cover, Montage of Rankins
This is a proposed cover for Da Da De Da Da Code, which was rejected and is a
proof photograph professionally printed and signed by Robert.

Publicity Photo, Robert with Guitar
This is a proposed promotional photograph of Robert with a Guitar, which was not
used and is a proof photograph professionally printed and signed by Robert.

Back Cover Author Photo, rejected.
This is a proof of an option for the back cover author photograph which was
rejected in favour of the one used,

Garden of Unearthly Delights Proof Cover
Printed on heavy gauge paper, this is an author proof of the original cover of
The Garden of Unearthly delights.

Proof photo of Rejected Snuff Fiction Sculpture
The unused Snuff Fiction sculpture rejected as being unsuitable. This is one of
the author proof photographs professionally printed at the time and sent to both
the author and publisher for consideration.

Proof Covers of The Book Of Ultimate Truths
These are two comparison covers of The Book of Ultimate Truths that were under
consideration and printed side by side professionally as a author proof and were
ultimately rejected,

Original Invite Artwork
Robert created a number of Invites for his Victorian wedding. This is an
original piece, and is Black Ink on Mostly white. There is a distinctive mark
in the bottom left corner.




Auction Items

Robert Johnson King of The Delta Blue
Just under 16” by 16 inches we have an original piece of art on Canvas by Robert
Rankin, divulging the secret of Robert Johnson. A uniquely wonderful piece of
art and literature.

Proposed Cover, Montage of Rankins
This is a another proposed cover for Da Da De Da Da Code, it differs from teh
Raffle one in the size of the montage. This was rejected and is a proof
photograph professionally printed and signed by Robert.

Original Invite Artwork
Robert created a number of Invites for his Victorian wedding. This is an
original piece, and is Black Ink on Mostly white. There is a distinctive mark
on the right hand side.

Back Cover Author Photo, as a composer.
This is a proof of the author photo graph, professionally printed and accepted
as the back cover for Da Da De Da Da Code.

Original Invite Artwork
Robert created a number of Invites for his Victorian wedding. This is an
original piece, and is mostly Black Ink on white, with a distinctive pink
raygun.

Proof photo of Sprout Mask Replica Sculpture and Montage
The Sprout Mask Replica sculpture and montage photo. This is one of the author
proof photographs professionally printed at the time and sent to both the author
and publisher for consideration. It was cleverly reproduced to create the right
hand wing.

Original Invite Artwork
Robert created a number of Invites for his Victorian wedding. This is an
original piece, and is mostly Black Ink on white.

Proof Covers of A Dog Called Demolition.
These are two comparison covers of A Dog Called Demolitiuon that were under
consideration and printed side by side professionally as a author proof and were
ultimately rejected.

These items will all be available on the day, and we will be adding to what we
have. We hope to have book proofs, galley proofs and an original poem to add to
what we already have, along with a wide variety of items. Tickets for the Raffle
are available from our Sproutshop until Thursday before the Raffle at 8pm.


You can see all of these raffle prizes and auction items on our website
http://www.sproutlore.com/events/raffle2007.php

You can buy tickets at http://shop.sproutlore.com but only until Thursday 26th.

Tickets are 1 for a £1
6 for £5
15 for £10

The Raffle tickets will also be available throughout the launch weekend and wedding.

The Draw will take place at 2pm on Sunday, in The Princess Royal Pub in Brentford.

Raffle prizes will be available to be collected on Sunday, from the Sproutlore
gathering at the princess royal, or by arrangement from Croydon, Greater London.
If you are unable to collect your prize, we can post it to you providing you pay
the postage costs.


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