About ten years ago I walked into a charity shop to hear the manager complaining about the ‘tat’ that some people donate. She was saying, to the assistant, that nobody in their right mind would want to buy the stuff in the bag she was holding. That may indeed have been true. I bought the stuff.
One of the items was this badly torn annual, the same vintage as myself. Turns out, after spending five hours internetting last night, this particular annual is quite rare. If it had been in good condition, it would’ve been worth some money. I have no idea where the book is now of course, somewhere in the attic I expect. In a safe place. I made a few cards from it in 2012, three of which I recently found under the bed.
All three cards are made from a story written by Leslie Charteris entitled ‘The Silver Chute’, starring Simon Templar as ‘The Saint’. Suave Templar is enjoying the high life of Las Vegas, when he stumbles across a dead body in a casino. The man has been poisoned! The Saint fights off various attempts on his life, charms a mystery lady known as The Countess, and uncovers a large heist of stolen goods. All in a day’s work…
This particular card shows a street scene, with flashy car and cacti!
Unfortunately, I cannot give the illustrator credit. There is no name recorded in the book (a collector checked his copy for me), and hours of internet searching gave no reward.
If you have been following my March Sale stuff, you will know the rest…
This month I am making a determined attempt to get some of the ‘old stock’ from under my bed, and into the sale section of my shop. These are cards I made years ago, onto which my former contact details have been written. I will put a new card into my shop each day, for the whole month. Each will cost £2.50, less than half the price of my current cards. They are totally unique and come with a sewn upcycled envelope.
Although it will only scratch the surface, I aim to try and post (however briefly) every day in March.
As usual, this card is made from a cereal box and is super eco-friendly, as everything used was rescued from the bin.
Have a great weekend,
It is now Friday morning and our computer has conked out! My husband will take it to the doctor tomorrow, and probably collect it the following Saturday. Luckily, I wrote this post last night. I am writing this on the kindle. It takes me about ten hours to do a sentence. All of my photographs are on the computer and I have no more posts prepared, so there will be no posts for a while. I will continue with my Mad March Sale, and add a new sale item to my shop every day. I have some cards waiting in the draft section of my shop, so it’s just a case of clicking a button. I can then tweet the new listing, again just a click of a button. I will do lots of ‘sale’ update posts once I’m up and running again x