One Plastic Carrier Bag, One Careful Star Wars Owner – A Snip at 240 Pounds!

Palitoy Staff Shop Plastic Bag
How many of us have had a grumble at the new 5p carrier bag charge – and that’s for a cheap one?

Well, on Wednesday 29th November a vintage carrier bag from the once Palitoy Staff Shop in Coalville went under the hammer at Vectis Auctions and sold for a whopping £240!

The “Palitoy “We Care” bag carried logos from Palitoy products including Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Tente; Discovery Time; Play-Doh; Palectronics; Action Man; Chad Valley; Chic-a-boo; Strawberry Shortcake; Chad Valley and Mainline Railways, and was offered at  a fairly cautious estimate of £20 – £30… But the iconic carrier certainly drew some interest.

Specialist Kathy Taylor believes it is the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back logo which has commanded the most attention and bids.

So now we know, it’s not just the boxes we need to keep with our toys, but the bags too!

Check out the latest Star Wars items at auction from Vectis Auctions here 

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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