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English School

I am in the middle of trying to construct a post about the afterlife of World War One posters, which is too complicated and thus taking me longer than I thought.  But in the meantime this has popped up at auction.   It isn’t a poster, but the original (and somewhat battered) oil painting for a […]

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out of the attic

Apologies for the break, I’ve been away and went in such a rush that I didn’t even have time to put the ‘out of office’ notice up here.  There will be proper posting later this week, but I’ve just popped in briefly to point at this. It’s a Barbara Jones mural from 1961, entitled Sociology […]

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Go!

Auction time again, and it’s the turn of Onslows, whose next sale is exactly a week today. Much of which, however, is not aimed at those, like me, of a later twentieth century persuasion.  As you may have noticed, there is an anniversary on, and so the vast majority of the sale is made up of […]

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The importance of being dull

Still the auctions keep coming at us.  Although today’s first offering is a bit left field, as Lawrence’s of Bletchingly have a really quite massive set of World War Two Propaganda posters on offer in their next sale.  But it’s a set of posters I rather like, mainly because they are very, very dull. Take […]

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Auctions, var

The Great Northern Railwayana auction is back with us again next weekend, once again in my old stomping ground of Poynton.  Sadly, the posters aren’t quite as exciting as they were last time, but there are still a few that catch my attention, like some classically styled seaside posters. I like both the woman fighting the […]

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Improve each shining hour

Right, it’s back to the auction marathon here, and coming up next is the GWRA on 17th May. As is the case with pretty much all the railwayana auctions these days, there are increasing number of posters.  Of which the best, in my opinion, is this one. But then we’ve already got one, so I […]

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