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How lucky am I?

Peter Batho

Posted on Sun 22 Jul 2018

I just couldn't believe my luck today. Whilst browsing an antique place at Par market I came across this palette for £10. Imagine my utter delight when I opened it and saw the fabled Craig Young name (for those who don't know, Craig hand makes watercolour palettes...... for a price). This little baby is about £400 to buy from Craig. Totally speechless at this point my Wife asks the lady what is her best price. I wouldn't have had the brass neck, but the lady said £15 for the two ( I bought another W&N travel palette priced at £9). So should have been £19 but I got them for £15. Bargain or what! There's just a slight bit of damage on the one corner of the Craig palette but I can live with that. I bet it broke their heart when the previous owner dropped it. This is No. 9, one of his early ones when they were a bit like Henry Ford's cars. Any colour as long as it's Black!

How lucky am I?


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  • A fabulous find indeed!

    Posted by Marion Boddy-Evans on Mon 23 Jul 14:36:13
  • good find, will have to start looking closer at things?

    Posted by jeff stokes on Mon 23 Jul 15:13:56
  • That is indeed lucky Pete!

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Mon 23 Jul 15:21:52
  • Very, very lucky Pete.....well spotted.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Tue 24 Jul 18:31:10
  • You are indeed a lucky boy ... and your wife a woman destined to make her fortune.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Fri 27 Jul 19:50:35