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‘Tis the season

Sleigh bells, holly, Santa, etc.  You know the drill. But right now, as someone rather brilliantly defined it on Twitter, it’s the brief and shining season between the bumper Christmas Radio Times coming out and the realisation that there’s nothing you want to watch in there at all. So to celebrate, some Christmas covers from the past.  When […]

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Getting the measure

I got somewhat over-excited towards the end of last week, when Mr Crownfolio pointed out this in a forthcoming auction. Clearly this is a framed Paul Nash Shell poster of Rye Marches, and the reason I was getting into such a tizzy about it was that it had turned up at an automobile auction near Chippenham, with […]

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Greetings

Today,  I think have the cheapest item ever presented on Quad Royal.  Instead of paying hundreds of pounds for a poster, you can get one of these little beauties for just £2.50. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about this one instead? Once again, these appear thanks to the sterling work of Beast In […]

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I was Lord Kitchener’s Thing

Exhibit A today is an ad from our local paper. It’s here, clearly, to illustrate the after-life of posters.  The slogan and image derive, after all, from a poster which will be a hundred years old next year, and yet is still part of our mental furniture.  What’s going on? The original is of course this design […]

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Dressing for the beach

With the summer approaching, beachwear is a topic on the minds of many blogs. Fear not, I am going to spare you my opinion on bikini vs swimsuit; in fact this post is more about suit versus swimsuit.  Or, to put things a different way, why we look at so many seaside posters with too much of […]

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In a field of their own

I really ought to be writing about the latest Great Central Railwayana catalogue, but  that will have to wait for now, as my attention has been grabbed by a pair of rather fetching animals instead. This delightful pig is being sold on eBay by the previously mentioned Postercollection. It’s by Derrick Hass, it’s probably from […]

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