Iconic but incredibly rare Kitchener poster discovered in loft.

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This rare 1917 'Bill of Fare' for upmarket restaurant Simpsons in the Strand shows how even the upper classes were starting to feel the pinch after four years of conflict.<br />
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Cash in the Attic! - Iconic £15,000 Kitchener poster rediscovered.<br />
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A super-rare Lord Kitchener recruitment poster has been discovered amongst a timecapsule box of ephemera from the Great War uncovered in a Cumbrian attic.<br />
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Bizarrely, despite its iconic status, only five other original copies of the poster are known to still survive making this find incredibly valuable.<br />
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It was found folded up in a box by an elderly gentleman who was going through his late wife's possessions.<br />
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Also found was a 1917 menu to upmarket restaurant Simpsons in the Strand that reveals the wartime rationing was even starting to affect the upper classes. with 'meat free days' and a shortage of 'saddles of mutton'.<br />
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Patrick Bogue of poster specialists Onslows Auctions said 'It's a real Howard Carter moment, it's incredible how something so familiar is actually so rare'.