Thursday, 4 March 2010

Hall’s Distemper

In the distant days of unregulated outdoor advertising these two heroes of the artisan class could be seen in cut-out form from the windows of passing trains, selflessly plodding through the landscape reminding the travelling public of the existence of Hall’s Distemper. Their journeys took them as far as the Indian sub-continent where this example was published in 1916 in the Times of India Annual. They were also modelled in miniature by Hornby Trains to add a note of documentary realism to an “O” gauge layout. Surviving examples are keenly sought by collectors prepared to pay more than £200 for a mint and boxed specimen.

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