I did promise some more Daphne Padden a couple of weeks ago, but there is a vast mound of posters to photograph (forty or more, not counting the duplicates) and with all the windows open for a breeze to stop my brain boiling in the heat, it’s not the easiest job right now.
So, as a starter, here are some small things, but ones that you might not have seen before. (One or two of them might make it onto eBay in the next week or two, as we do now have quite a bit of her stuff…)
I’m guessing that this is another menu for P&O, but I can’t say for sure as it’s blank inside. There is also a rather delightful trident-load of little birds on the back.
Then there’s a BOAC children’s menu.
I don’t know when this was done, but the food police weren’t too much in evidence then; the menu includes chocolate biscuits, preserves and Madeira cake, but no mention of vegetables at all.
This equatorial certificate was for BOAC as well.
She clearly liked all three of these designs, as they’d been framed for display and kept that way.
Finally, there’s a jigsaw for Nestle. My guess would be that this came with a box of chocolates or biscuits.
The lions are particularly fine – and there will be plenty more animals when I do get round to photographing the posters properly. Here’s an owl and four rabbits to whet your appetite until then.