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For Their Eyes Only

I’m battling with a post about auctions at the moment, but sense is eluding me.  So while I sort myself out, why don’t you take a look at this pair of posters.  Although they’re not very cheery. The images were sent to me by Mark T, who found them in an old hospital over twenty […]

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A Bauble

I am here really, just rather busy.  There is a post imminent, but in the meantime, have this. It’s an unfinished Harry Stevens design, courtesy of the BPMA.  Circa 1956, apparently.

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Sunny Cheshire by any other name

After more than four years, I have to admit that Quad Royal rambles on a bit.  One day I must make some kind of attempt to index it or at least make it easier for the casual visitor to find their way around. But the advantage of there being so much back catalogue is that, […]

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Dispersed

There’s an undervalued poster coming up at a provincial auction in Cheltenham (and the auction’s tomorrow – Tuesday – sorry about that). Given that this Harry Riley poster usually goes for well north of a grand, I am expecting it to fetch more than the £100-200 estimate, even taking into account its charming mis-attribution to […]

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Hoarded

I’ve posted about the Empire Marketing Board posters before, both the ideological problem that they present, and their rather special hoardings. I can’t even remember why I was searching for them again the other day, but in doing so, I turned up something I’ve never seen before, which is this. It looks like some kind […]

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Special purchase

My initial thought when I first looked at the new Onslow’s catalogue a few weeks ago was that someone had better ring the BPMA, because they’ve been burgled.  Then I read the auction blurb more closely, and of course it says including duplicates from the British Postal Museum & Archive Collection Panic over. What they […]

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