R H Naylor was the writer of the first Star Signs column in the Sunday Express. He inspired modern newspaper horoscope columns by devising the 12 star sign system and weekly forecast.
This device was produced for sale to guests at Butlin's Holiday Camps and contains a system of reading one's own horoscope for various topics: Business, Luck and Health, Character and Love and Marriage, with the information divided into sections for males or females.
It comprises a cardboard cover with a picture of Butlin's Clacton, inside there is a rotating dial allowing the user to find the appropriate number for his or herself under each category and then read the correct numbered conclusions.
There is brief information about Mr Naylor, birthdates of various people famous at the time (easy ones are Clark Gable, February 1st; Lord Nelson, September 29th; but many will be unfamiliar with the name of Matheson Lang, May 15th - a Canadian actor and playwright who died in 1948, apparently) and on the back a chart of signs and symbols used in astrology.
The item is very well preserved with only slight wear to the edges, mild toning of the paper and rust marks where the pages are stapled.
Originally priced at 6d., it is rather scarce, particularly in such good, colourful condition.