That sounds funny. I'll go with it anyway.....
Yeah, they're pretty old. But the pigments are still pliable. I hope. I got a blister on my finger trying to open some of the tubes. It's a great feeling when I make an image from what's inside these little fellas. To be painting again makes me grateful.
If you look closely you can see the prices and the names of some art supply stores that haven't existed in over 10 years or more. The prices are also visible.
Its been a long time since you could buy a tube of Winsor & Newton gouache for $1.85. Looking at these old gouache price labels reminds me of Otis and the great time I had there. I am grateful.