When I took this picture, the first thought that came to my mind was the expression: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Yes, that was quite random. I suppose, on a dangerously frigid day walking outdoors without gloves, stumbling across this glove waiting for a matching red pair, the saying would be appropriate.
The earliest instance of the expression is discussed on Phrase Finder, where a translation from the 12th century of a passage in the bible is cited ("A living dog is better than a dead lion" (Ecc 9:4)). A reference to existing pubs from medieval times is also mentioned. One citation notes the expression is related to a falcon and its prey. Aha, a glove reference!
"Der Kommissar" by Falco brings back fond memories :)