A black ink, hand sketched farewell card given to Ian Johnson by the Diamond Vision crew, circa 1983. The card is folded, with the front cover reading "FAREWELL / I.J" in large type. A caricature of an older Johnson in suit and tie wearing spiked shoes, smoking a pipe and sitting in a control room, the computer screen opposite reads, "STAND BY / FOR / NATIONAL / ANTHEM" and "DIRECTOR / TORQUAY / GOLF CLUB" to the left. Inside, nine personal farewell messages signed in blue ink: "HAPPY SURFING / I.J / VIC / KEEP STUNNING THEM IAN / ???". "GOOD LUCK / JOEL ??? /". "THANKS FOR ALL YOUR / SUPPORT WITH DIAMOND VISION / IN OUR FIRST YEAR AND ALL / THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE / BRIAN FINCH". "GREAT LITTLE INNINGS / 25 YERS WOULD BE / A TOP SCORE FOR / NEW ZEALAND / REGARDS TOM". "GIVE THOSE GOLF BALLS / A BRUISING!! / GREG". "ALSO A BIG KISS / FROM BRENDA XXX". "WILL MISS YOU DURING / THE FOLLOWING SPORTS / SEASON AT THE MCG / THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL / YOUR ASSISTANCE / LOVE ANNA X". "THANK YOU FOR YOUR / FRIENDSHIP, HELP AND / ASSISTANCE / MICHELLE ??? / IAN BUDGAN / BRIAN WARDS / HARRY D'PALMA / MASA NAGAYA". "ALL THE BEST FOR THE / YEARS TO COME. WE WILL / ALL MISS YOUR MORAL / SUPPORT. THANKS AGAIN / ALAN WALTON".
0 - Whole: H: 250 W: 373.8 D: 1mm (H: 9 13/16 W: 14 11/16 D: 1/16")
0 - Whole: H: 250 W: 190 D: 1mm (H: 9 13/16 W: 7 1/2 D: 1/16")
Ian Johnson; 08 Dec 1917; 09 Oct 1998
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Kindly donated by the Johnson Family.