I sometimes bid on and maybe occasionally win and pick up a bargain on eBay. This is a booklet that caught my eye this week. A booklet that I had not seen before (or knew existed). It is a 50p vending booklet from 1978 with a difference.
What is unusual with this is the missing colour ( bistre – yellow) from the cover. I have no idea what the value of this piece is but the seller indicates that it is somewhere in the region of £60.00.
Understandingly this lot created quite bit of interest and fetched more than I was prepared to pay. The final price after a little frantic bidding was £18.99. I do not envisage another on line for sale anytime soon, so, perhaps I should have gone a little higher than my measly maximum of £17.99. Oh well, win some lose some as they say !
Since I wrote this Brian Morris has informed me that this is actually a dry print. If you click on and enlarge the photo, look closely you can just see the yellow dots on the newsmans clothing, the shadow near the front right tyre and on the bonnet ( hood for our US friends) is also visable. Many thanks Brian for your input. (see comments)
The design by the way is number one of a series of six illustrations by artist John Ireland depicting commercial vehicles printed by Harrison & Sons