The most expensive birthday card in the world.

Imagine getting birthday card worth £30,000 arrive on your doorstep. 70 year old Joan Hardee received just that in the form of a Damien Hirst painting which he had personally written the words `Happy Birthday Joan` on. Joan who was Hirst`s college secretary put the painting up for auction back in 2001 at Bonham`s auctioneers but didn`t sell.


The picture was entitled `Spots`and Mrs Hardee’s son had arranged a surprise party for his mother and asked Hirst if he would make a special card for her.

Hirst went one better and sent her a signed painting instead.

Joan wanted to sell it, not to go on the holiday of a lifetime of course – but because she couldn`t afford to insure it!!!

I wonder whether it would fetch a pretty penny now?

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