The current interest in our esteemed British poster girls brings back a painful memory :
It was about 3 and a half years ago; at the time it was possible to buy a 1930s London Transport poster for around £100, I snagged a few at that time including this pair of fabulous Tom Eckersley’s
There were a number of posters around the house, I didn’t keep my posters in great order and they tended to lie around in tubes to occasional confusion. Now they are stored properly…. honest.
6 months passed in this messy but happy state until one morning I woke up in a sweat exclaiming ‘what happened to the Dora Batty?’
Time for a frenzied bout of Spring cleaning
Posters in and out of tubes, cats sitting on posters, dogs trying to wee on posters, creases and rips from children and livestock a constant threat
That was 3 years ago, I am always checking in tubes and drawers and under beds… nothing.
It could be there, hidden in some corner but a more likely scenario i fear ….. I vaguely remember my broken down car being towed away to the scrapheap with some things still in the boot.
Is my Batty crushed or has someone recycled it …. I need closure !
Tomorrow we will go into the equally exciting case of Tom Purvis’s missing bottom! …. I bet you can’t wait.
The much missed poster