One of the unforeseen and regrettable ramifications of the Border region digital switchover in 2008-09, was that we were no longer able to use our old analogue Tony Peart.
While we’re obviously delighted with our crisp new digital Tony we didn’t just want to throw the old one away so, like our Betamaxvideo recorders and View-Masters, it’s been sat in the cupboard ever since.
However, as our 3rd year graphic design students have recently been working on a project with Bargain Hunt antiques expert Paul Laidlaw (more of that later), we asked Paul if he would cast his expert eye over our discarded Tony in the hope we might be able to raise a bit of cash at auction.
|Paul Laidlaw. Antique Expert on BBC's 'Bargain Hunt'|
Paul Laidlaw, from off of TV's Bargain Hunt, casts his expert eye over our rare, mint condition, analogue Tony Peart.
So, what's it worth?
LITTLE KNOWN CUMBRIA FACT #1:
A 'Tony' is Carlisle un-rhyming slang for a portion of chips & baked beans as served in our canteen. e.g. I think I'll have a Tony for dinner* today
|A 'full Tony'|
*for readers in the south Dinner = Luncheon