The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson
A desperate effort to instil good luck into a five-franc plaque before returning to the Casino. Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944). Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. This particular illustration gently pokes fun at superstitious gamblers at Monte Carlo, a popular resort for the privileged classes during the inter-war years. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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Sporting Gal and her horse - 'Dumb Luck'
'Dumb Luck' Sporting Gal and her horse bemoaning the lack of success in the previous race. Dobbin is still the lucky recipient of a chunk of finest Tate & Lyle... Date: circa 1910
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Attractive, Bridle, Cube, Cute, Dumb, Feeding, Feeds, Female, Head, Horse, Jockey, Lady, Loser, Lost, Luck, Lump, Pretty, Profile, Rider, Stock, Sugar, Sugerlump, Tack, Treat, Treats, Woman, Women
Vintage Retro Christmas Wrapping paper
Vintage Retro Christmas Wrapping paper repeating pattern - featuring Father Christmas delivering presents, a small black kitten with a red ribbon, holly and red berries, a snowman, a dog 'helping' to deliver Christmas mail a lantern, a smiling moon, stars, snowflakes and red Christmas Trees. Date: circa 1950s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection