Now, I know I’ve been saying recently that eBay prices are going up and can sometimes be a match for the auction houses these days. Clearly I am not the only person to have come to this conclusion.
A seller called the design conspiracy (a name just asking for a snarky comeback) has put this poster on.
Now it is an Austin Cooper London Transport poster, and it is framed. But it’s a picture of a golliwog, it’s just not going to happen. It probably wouldn’t have happened anyway even if it were a picture of an ickle fluffy bunny, but it’s definitely not going to fetch that for a golliwog. And in case you think I’m being harsh, it’s already failed to sell and been relisted at least once.
However, that is the pricing of a sane person compared to our next offering.
This is by Andrew Hall from 1965, it is not framed and it too is on offer for, wait for it, £500.
We bought one on eBay a few years ago; it cost us £19.99. I think someone is going to be a bit disappointed here.
Amazingly though, I can top that. Here is a Terence Cuneo poster (not one of my favourite phrases, I must say).
Quite apart from the fact that it seems to have been bolted onto the wall, it’s an odd one. Come to Scotland for your holidays, it’s trying to say, but the picture is not beaches or promenades but the Forth Road Bridge. Perhaps the engineering holiday market was bigger than I imagine.
Peculiar though that may be, it’s still overshadowed by the price, which is a truly boggling £3,100. Has a Cuneo poster ever gone for that kind of money, particularly one with brown sellotape marks on it? Surely not. (Bidding has actually ended, but I still had to show you anyway).
There are still a few bargains out there, though. Two of which may be the subjects of my next post. Watch this space.