A brief post today, simply to share something which came in via email this week.
It’s an original piece of artwork by Stan Krol, designed to advertise Iced Tea (at least there’s a piece of paper pasted on the back, saying Iced Tea, so that seems like a reasonable assumption).
Now as I have said very many times before, it’s always great to see an original piece of artwork, simply because so few survive. And in this case, it’s doubly lucky because it was found in a charity shop by a couple, Delia and Mike Allen, who realised that they had something interesting and did a bit of research to find out what it was. So I think we can all give a hurrah for things surviving and being recognised.
But I do have to admit that my heart is not entirely full of joy. Because do you know how much the finders paid for that lovely piece of original Stan Krol artwork? Three pounds. Three whole pounds. I cannot tell you how envious I am. Nothing goes for three pounds in the charity shops round us, never mind then getting an original piece of art work for that little. If anyone knows where there might be other bargains like that, can you let me know. Please.