April 1997

Edinburgh: Morning Star Press/City Art centre, 1997
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement card for the release of a "stamp" album released as part of an exhibition "Imagined Lands: Postage Stamps for a Scottish Republic". On the front of the card is a tipped on original cinderella stamp designed by Finlay. The stamps themselves were a limited edition. This is a very scarce card. VG+.


Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1997
17.6 x 20.5cm, 4pp. A drawing by Jo Hincks of a fifie boat: East coast herring boats. Inside Finlay has a poem:

Lemons without bitterness. Diamonds
without riches. Tabernacles without
ministers. Trees without song.


Lemons are the boats, diamonds the fish which sparkle, tabernacles being the shelter below deck and trees being the masts - simple metaphors for the fishing vessels. VG+.