Number 2

Through the second door in the Advent Calendar is this rather fetching sausage dog.

Beaumont Post Early Sausage Dog vintage 1950 GPO Poster

He’s by Beaumont, he’s from November 1950, and he’s also a miniature dog – in the version we have he’s only 6″ x 9″.

But the good news is that you can have one all of your own.  The BPMA have raided their archives to make some very fine Christmas cards, including Mr Sausage Dog – although he’s doing tricks for them.

Beaumont Sausage Dog as Christmas card from BPMA

There are lots of other lovely cards (and dogs) on their site too, including this Lewitt Him from 1942,

Lewitt Him vintage GPO poster christmas card from BPMA

this Henrion from 1950,

Henrion Christmas Card from vintage GPO poster 1950 BPMA

and this Eric Fraser, from 1946.  I really wouldn’t mind waiting in Post Office queues if I had artwork of that quality to stare at.

Eric Fraser vintage GPO poster 1946 BPMA christmas card

I will also just mention that I don’t own any of those posters above, so if anyone wants to send me one for Christmas, please feel free.  More posters that we do have tomorrow.

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