After the 'Kings Proclamation' of May 2nd 1917 Simpsons had to inform their patrons that 'no Pastry would be served'!.
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.
Cash in the Attic! - Iconic £15,000 Kitchener poster rediscovered.
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.
Bizarrely, despite its iconic status, only five other original copies of the poster are known to still survive making this find incredibly valuable.
It was found folded up in a box by an elderly gentleman who was going through his late wife's possessions.
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'.
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'. « less