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Help to fund a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Heath Robinson's life and work in the new Heath Robinson Museum.
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    Pledge £6 or more About US$ 9

    Postcard of "Communal eurhythmics and physical jerks for flat dwellers", an illustration from How to Live in a Flat, 1936 or "Installing the electric telegraph between Paddington and Slough", an illustration from Railway Ribaldry, 1935 or "Spring cleaning in Aberdeen", a cartoon published in The Humorist, 30 Mar 1929.

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    Set of 5 postcards in a specially printed envelope (The Mer-Man and his Family; The first thing which Tom saw was the black cedars; The First Aero Wedding; The Moon’s First Voyage; Romantic possibilities in modern flats.)

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    E-book of "Peter Quip in Search of a Friend", the rarest of all the books that Heath Robinson wrote and illustrated. This is a unique chance to own the delightful tale of a boy's journeys in search of friends and playmates. The book, published in 1922, has 48 pages with eight coloured plates, eight half-page illustrations and 12 smaller drawings in line. Available here for the first time.

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    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 54

    "The Art of William Heath Robinson" by Geoffrey Beare, signed copies. This large and finely printed 144-page book describes Heath Robinson's life and his work as a painter, an illustrator and a humorous artist. It is extensively illustrated with works from the Trust's collection and from private collections.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 68

    "Saturday Morning". A limited edition print of a pencil drawing by Heath Robinson of his favourite cat, taken from one of his sketchbooks. This A4 print on acid-free cartridge paper is limited to 150 copies.

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    "Caliban". A limited edition print of an illustration to The Tempest commissioned by Jonathan Cape in 1921 for a new edition of Shakespeare's Plays that was never published. This A4 print on acid-free cartridge paper is limited to 100 copies.

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    "The Welsh Rarebit Machine". A limited edition print of an illustration for "How to Run a Communal Home" by Heath Robinson and Cecil Hunt, 1943. This A4 print on acid-free cartridge paper is limited to 100 copies.

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 135

    Spend a day at West House with the architect, the exhibition designer and the curator of the collection. You will be able to discuss the plans for the new building and for the activities that will take place there. Enjoy lunch in Daisy's cafe in the park. (Planned for Tuesday 8th April 2014).

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 202

    "London Sketch Club Smoking Conversazione: Dec 4 1913". A limited edition print from the original process block of this beautiful half-tone invitation designed by Heath Robinson. This has been specially printed by Phil Abel at Hand & Eye Letterpress in London in an edition of 100. The printed area is 118x185mm. and the prints are on A4 acid free card.

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    Black and white print of the half-title illustration from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1914), 20" x 16" on acid free paper. This book was the high point of Heath Robinson's career as an illustrator. (See illustration below).

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    High quality 24" x 16" mounted print of "The Fairy's Birthday".

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    Pledge £350 or more About US$ 471

    Get all four limited edition prints described above.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,346

    Your name displayed in the entrance to the new museum and an invitation to an exclusive opening event.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,729

    An original drawing by William Heath Robinson of a horned devil, an illustration for "Rabelais", 1904. Pen and ink, signed with initials. Framed and glazed. PLUS Your name displayed in the entrance to the new museum and an invitation to an exclusive opening event as above.

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    "William Heath Robinson 1872-1944" a 164-page full-colour catalogue published in 2011 by Chris Beetles Ltd, who has donated this reward. It contains reproductions of over 270 works and includes an essay on "The Humour of W Heath Robinson" by Geoffrey Beare, who has signed these copies.

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