Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Nasty But Nice? No, Just Nasty Fullstop

One of the items sent to auction on yesterday's edition of Bargain Hunt was a pop-eyed, red faced doll in a ragged shirt with a die stuck in its froggy mouth. David Harper called it a voodoo puppet but I don't know where he got his information from. "Don't worry," he said, "I don't get any bad feelings from it," but nobody much wanted to handle it. The saleroom was similarly unenthused- and it went for half of what he'd paid. Had I been there my bidding finger might have twitched- because I like grotesquerie- but that would have been all. Something like that- of uncertain provenance- who knows what attachments it might have...

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