Or Bird Lifetime.
So let me just get started and share with you some really handsome illustrations from a 1961 book 'The Golden Picture Book of Birds of the World' which cost me all of 20p! I rescued it from a highstreet charity shop where it was pressed up against a talking Dick & Dom book which shouted out 'Bogies' next to me!
Oh the indignity!
Enjoy the birdies:
I fully admit to squealing aloud when I saw this page:
And these fancies just make me smile:
Especially this one, who clearly knows just how fancy she is:
Then there's this proud chap:
... who is satisfying similar to one I'd already made for the current issue of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine [Issue 78]:
I wonder sometimes about how much people would charge for books like these if they knew how valuable they were to retro-illustrated-book-loving folk like me...
More than 20p I'm sure.
So, until they come to their senses ... let's just keep quiet about how much I'd be willing to pay if I had to, shall we?
What do you make of my bargain flock then? Would you have stretched to the full 20p for it too?