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 the early 1960s and because it’s being sold by Postercollection it comes without linen on backside and is yours for a rather eye watering £198. Or they will apparently take an offer.
Meanwhile, I’ve never seen this somewhat bewildered sheep before, and I feel as though I should have, because it’s the work of Mount Evans.
He is included in a brand new book of public information posters from the National Archives, called Keep Britain Tidy. I have no idea whether it just contains pictures of posters or whether there is some kind of informative text too, but I probably need to get my hands on a copy to find out. Although the subtitle – and other posters from the nanny state – is almost enough to put me off. But if I manage to swallow my disquiet, I will report back in due course.
While I have your attention, there are a couple of interesting posters coming up at an auction in Nottingham on Saturday. Amongst the offerings are yet another Lander that I’ve never seen before, and which we would be bidding on were it not so a touch holed. (It’s estimated at £60-90, so may yet be worth your while)
Along with this Cornwall poster too, which we failed to get an auction, possibly Morphets, some time back and I still hanker after for its general levels of insanity.
Yours for a mere £40-60 if they’ve got their estimates right.
And finally, a question for you. Who’s doing the looking in this picture?
Seriously. The whole family is outside the window, so who’s inside looking at them? Granny? A voyeur? Or should I assume that there is a third child, some sulky teenager lurking inside with their copy of Jane Eyre? Answers on the usual electronic postcard below, please.