Letter: Two-way mirror

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The Independent Online
NEAL ASCHERSON's article about Sisi the statue (30 August) reminded me of the little shaving mirror I bought in Hungary at the beginning of the Second World War. It had cardboard backing with a portrait of Admiral Miklos Horthy. By the time the war ended, the backing of the mirror had deteriorated, and I pulled it off. On the reverse side was a portrait of Franz-Josef II.

Such recycling is not a new idea in central Europe.

Zbigniew Leszczynski

Innerleithen, Peebleshire