Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Free returns

-

£3.95 delivery per order

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Vintage Modern Wonder Magazines - 1938 x 2

£20.00 Out Of Stock

Product description

MODERN WONDER Magazines

Two lovely magazines which are COMPLETE and still immensely entertaining even after 80 years. A great collectable gift or retro read.

Modern Wonder was a largely factual British magazine aimed at boys and young men. It had many articles and pictures on science, engineering and warfare etc.

Printer: Oldhams, Great Britain

The magazine (cost two pence, every Wednesday) and was available between 1937 – 1940
This is Vol.2 No. 42 Week ending: March 5th 1938

Packed with photographs and illustrations of engineering marvels of the day and two stories.

3. Front cover (in colour): Modern Steamlining (train, cars and motorbike)

Articles include:-
Flying Solo (flying lesson by their Special Air Correspondent)
There are 80,000 Minicam fans (wonders of the mini camera)
Story: The Cannonball Express
230 mph Train (streamlined marvel)
Thames – a Great Lake? (engineering scheme)
Story: Guns above the Desert
40 mph Through the Jungle (engineers open up the Gold Coast)
Story: The Destruction of Atlantis
Twin Camera make Giant Movies
The M.W.3 undergoes Trials
Back cover: Making and Laying One-piece Steel Rails (railways)

Features a full colour centre-fold: Marvels of the Cinema Organ
Dimensions: 10.5" x 14"

Condition: Commensurate to age. Pages are overall in good condition, completely readable, with a small amount of dog earing to some pages.
Spine of cover is partially worn through. The rest of the spine is in good condition.

The magazine (cost two pence, every Wednesday) and was available between 1937 – 1940
This is Vol.2 No. 46 Week ending: April 16th 1938


4. Front cover (in colour): Monster of the Algerian Railway

Articles include:-
Mysteries solved after a million years
Adventure on the Norfolk Broads
Letters of Fire
Story: King of the Clouds
Around the World on a Motorbike
Is it going to rain?
Brooklands with the lid off
Story: South of Wellington (rivalry in the Atlantic)
Britain’s Wonder Liner
Science marches on
In the path of the Raider
Undersea Stowaways
200 Mile gliding thrill
Mighty loco to cross arid African waste
Back cover: Behind the Scenes of Snow White

Features a full colour centre-fold: The Airport of Today
Dimensions: 10.5" x 14"
Condition: Commensurate to age. Pages are overall in good condition, completely readable, with a small amount of dog earing to some pages.
Spine of cover is largely worn through.

NOTE: WE HAVE PLACED 6 EDITIONS ON SALE (PLEASE SEE THE OTHER TWO ENTRIES FOR DETAILS OF THE OTHER 4 EDITIONS.

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
10.5" x 14"
Edition:
Original copies
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
18
Title:
Modern Wonder magazine

Sold Out

We're sorry to say this item has now sold out.

There are over 100,000 more items in stock. Start browsing with our suggestions below.

About this item

MODERN WONDER Magazines

Two lovely magazines which are COMPLETE and still immensely entertaining even after 80 years. A great collectable gift or retro read.

Modern Wonder was a largely factual British magazine aimed at boys and young men. It had many articles and pictures on science, engineering and warfare etc.

Printer: Oldhams, Great Britain

The magazine (cost two pence, every Wednesday) and was available between 1937 – 1940
This is Vol.2 No. 42 Week ending: March 5th 1938

Packed with photographs and illustrations of engineering marvels of the day and two stories.

3. Front cover (in colour): Modern Steamlining (train, cars and motorbike)

Articles include:-
Flying Solo (flying lesson by their Special Air Correspondent)
There are 80,000 Minicam fans (wonders of the mini camera)
Story: The Cannonball Express
230 mph Train (streamlined marvel)
Thames – a Great Lake? (engineering scheme)
Story: Guns above the Desert
40 mph Through the Jungle (engineers open up the Gold Coast)
Story: The Destruction of Atlantis
Twin Camera make Giant Movies
The M.W.3 undergoes Trials
Back cover: Making and Laying One-piece Steel Rails (railways)

Features a full colour centre-fold: Marvels of the Cinema Organ
Dimensions: 10.5" x 14"

Condition: Commensurate to age. Pages are overall in good condition, completely readable, with a small amount of dog earing to some pages.
Spine of cover is partially worn through. The rest of the spine is in good condition.

The magazine (cost two pence, every Wednesday) and was available between 1937 – 1940
This is Vol.2 No. 46 Week ending: April 16th 1938


4. Front cover (in colour): Monster of the Algerian Railway

Articles include:-
Mysteries solved after a million years
Adventure on the Norfolk Broads
Letters of Fire
Story: King of the Clouds
Around the World on a Motorbike
Is it going to rain?
Brooklands with the lid off
Story: South of Wellington (rivalry in the Atlantic)
Britain’s Wonder Liner
Science marches on
In the path of the Raider
Undersea Stowaways
200 Mile gliding thrill
Mighty loco to cross arid African waste
Back cover: Behind the Scenes of Snow White

Features a full colour centre-fold: The Airport of Today
Dimensions: 10.5" x 14"
Condition: Commensurate to age. Pages are overall in good condition, completely readable, with a small amount of dog earing to some pages.
Spine of cover is largely worn through.

NOTE: WE HAVE PLACED 6 EDITIONS ON SALE (PLEASE SEE THE OTHER TWO ENTRIES FOR DETAILS OF THE OTHER 4 EDITIONS.

Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
10.5" x 14"
Edition:
Original copies
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
18
Title:
Modern Wonder magazine

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Thirsk

Oxfam Thirsk is a special kind of place offering a wide range of clothing for men, women and children, including a ladies boutique with a great selection of our most special and high end clothing.

We have a range of antiquarian and curious books, Penguin and Puffin originals as well as having many of the latest titles.

Our homewares range from the practical to the beautiful. We have pictures, collectables and vintage bric a brac too. Our jewellery is a key feature, we have delicious Fair Trade chocolate and a great range of cards.

Come and see for yourself! The team are looking forward to greeting you.

View Shop