At first glance all looks well in this Edwardian garden party scene illustrated on the lid of a Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin. But is that a naked couple in the bushes at the back of the picture?
Are those carefully camouflaged dogs in the
foreground doing what it looks like they're doing? And does it
really say that on the jar of marmalade?
These mischievous additions were spotted
soon after the tins hit shop shelves in 1980, and were quickly
recalled. A few thousand are believed to have made it into
circulation however, with this example at Moore Allen &
Innocent of Cirencester in Gloucestershire estimated at £80-120 in
their sale on January 4.
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