Through the second door in the Advent Calendar is this rather fetching sausage dog.
He’s by Beaumont, he’s from November 1950, and he’s also a miniature dog – in the version we have he’s only 6″ x 9″.
But the good news is that you can have one all of your own. The BPMA have raided their archives to make some very fine Christmas cards, including Mr Sausage Dog – although he’s doing tricks for them.
There are lots of other lovely cards (and dogs) on their site too, including this Lewitt Him from 1942,
this Henrion from 1950,
and this Eric Fraser, from 1946. I really wouldn’t mind waiting in Post Office queues if I had artwork of that quality to stare at.
I will also just mention that I don’t own any of those posters above, so if anyone wants to send me one for Christmas, please feel free. More posters that we do have tomorrow.