...except the postman was me.
After the discussion on the "one map" thread (which makes a nice change from the usual "one bike" threads you get on most bike forums from time to time, but I digress), when I remembered my vague plan to paper a wall with maps, I spent a few idle minutes looking at job lots of old maps on eBay. I didn't come with much other than a few people selling stacks of 20 year old Landrangers for a fiver each, but I did see a listing for 18 "vintage maps" mostly OS (and a few Bartholomew) of varying scales and ages from the pink Landrangers right back to the blue covered cloth ones, and mostly relatively interesting places. Since the starting bid was £2 and they were only a couple of miles from me, I stuck a bid in - the only bid as it turned out. There's nowhere near another to cover a wall, but it seemed rude not to, and it's a start.
I arranged to go and collect them, and the lady mentioned she had quite a few other maps, and if I was interested could have a look, and could have take the lot for £15. Which is how I've ended up with 40l rucksack full of maps and a slightly sore back
There's a few 1990s A-Zs and other useless junk, but quite a selection of wall-worthy stuff. I haven't actually opened any yet (hoping they're not all covered in writing something) but quite looking forward to sitting down with a beer and going through them. If you don't hear from me for a few days...
Just checked and the actual
postman has also been, and brought another eBay bargain inspired by this forum, specifically the "waterproof gloves" thread: a pair of practically new Bar Mitts drop bar pogies (£13 delivered). Going on eBay after visiting here is the online equivalent of going to the kebab shop on the way home from the pub