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The one that got away :

I was browsing at my Monday Antiques Fair and spotted a rare gem from the corner of my eye !

brumas v1

Unfortunately for me another customer was already keen and rather than degenerating into a Harrods sale type scenario, I let her have it hmmmmmffffff !!!

But yet again I sidelined into a search to find out more about the artist : Peter Busfield.

Luckily there is a website set up by his family with the following biography

After the RAF, and training briefly as an architect, he went to Bradford Art School.  Here, he enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame.  As the paper described at the time, “bushy-haired Peter Busfield of Ghyllwood drive” beat 20,000 entrants to win a national competition organised by the royal society for prevention of accidents.  He designed a road safety poster.  Brumas, a polar bear cub, had just been…

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