I may be two hundred and one years too late but I’m going to cheer for the Iron Duke because I’ve just sold one of these flasks and have nothing else to write about! There’s something immeasurably pleasing about selling a ‘big’ item. Now, if I could just sell one a day…
I’ve yet to sell the flask below but I’ve sold quite a few mugs and prints with the battle scene by William Sadler, especially in 2015, the 200th anniversary of Waterloo.
Another Side to the Iron Duke
The Duke once met a little boy, crying by the road. “Come now, that’s no way for a young gentleman to behave. What’s the matter?” he asked.
“I have to go away to school tomorrow,” sobbed the child, “and I’m worried about my pet toad. There’s no-one else to care for it and I shan’t know how it is.”
Keen to ease the little chap’s discomfort, the Duke promised to attend to the matter personally.
After the boy had been at school for just over a week, he received a note: “Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to Master —- and has the pleasure to inform him that his toad is well.” Napoleon Guide
Take care and keep laughing!