Archive Annotations: Jimmy Cauty BAD CAR BAD ART unused First Day Cover

Archive Annotations are a series of sporadic and incomplete anecdotes regarding past L-13 releases, oddities and rejects which are dug up from the vaults to be paraded about and subsequently DISPOSED OF via the archive section of the site shop.
Usually these are unique items, limited numbers from a long sold-out edition or unreleased experiments.
Once they are sold and their fate is sealed in a private collection these annotations will remain as reference to their existence.

In 2006 Jimmy Cauty bought a second car for £4,000 that didn’t work properly. When the car dealer refused to give him his money back he had the car crushed and exhibited it on the road outside the car dealership.

Jimmy had hoped the crushed car would look great as a work of art, but as it didn’t we decided that a Bad Car would inevitably make Bad Art. 

We then devised a complex scheme where we successfully got the car dealer to buy the work of art. This involved L-13 lending £4,000 to the dealer so he could buy the the Bad Art directly off Jimmy so he got his money back. The car dealer then gave us back the Bad Art to clear his debt and we gave him 1p so he could show a profit from his art investment. This meant that L-13 was £4,000 short of cash but we owned the art. Rather than try to sell that we issued stamps and prints celebrating the art work and the sale of those earned us our money back + a bit of profit, and everyone was happy.

Date of Issue: 2006

2 CNPD stamps stuck to a printed C5 envelope (featuring Gimpo) and stamped with CNPD rubber stamps

Very scarce unsent copy. CNPD First Day Covers were addressed to the recipient and sent unprotected through the post.

Comes with  a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jimmy Cauty.

Only one available.

In excellent condition.

Sold as seen.

Check availability in the archive section of the L-13 shop. SOLD