23rd June 2010
NEW BLOG STARTED
For readers interested in regular information, news
and opinions on the subject of railway art, commercial artists and carriage prints, I have
started a new 'BLOG' at www.railwayart.co.uk .
OF LMS ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR CLASSIC POSTERS FOUND
A large quantity of original poster
artworks for LMS and BR posters found in London has been put up for sale including some classic
1930s Norman Wilkinson paintings of Gleneagles, Anglesey, Loch Lomond, Goole Docks,
and Inverness etc. Follow
this link to see these and other original artworks for sale.
REVISED WEBSITE 1000 NEW IMAGES
VIEW OVER 500
CARRIAGE PRINT IMAGES, 1000 PHOTO PANEL IMAGES AND ORDER SECURELY ONLINE - ARTISTS'
BIOGRAPHIES - MERCHANDISE - ILLUSTRATED LISTINGS
Click here to access
Now online - the addition of 1000+ new
photograph panel images of Britain dating from 1895 to 1945. Plus original artwork, prints
and ephemera for sale.
SERIES OF POSTER BOOKS
There are no definitive books about railway posters
from the early day right up to the present day. There are poster books that cover
the so-called Golden Age from 1923-1947 and some excellent books
about London Transport and Underground advertising, but the subject of railway posters of
the 20th century has been sadly neglected.
In recent times, collecting railway posters has become far more popular, both within the
art world and in railway memorabilia collecting circles. This is part due to
nostalgia and partly because many of the early posters are now extremely valuable.
However the more modern posters are also affordable and memorable to all of us who
regularly take the train.
Having lists of what was published and what therefore is available is long overdue, so
collectors can see how many Lancashire, or Edinburgh or Norfolk posters were published.
This series of books is being published by Richard Furness in conjunction with The
National Railway Museum in York and the Science and Society Picture Library in London.
Further support has been provided by Onslows, the International Auction house
specializing in posters of all subjects. The series will showcase some of the greatest
collections of railway posters to be found anywhere in the world. Of the several
thousand railway posters published since the Victorian era, less than 10% have featured in
here for details
AUCTION OF HUGE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK & POSTERS
Morphets Auctioneers of Harrogate are holding a series
of auctions of my late friend Malcolm Guest's amazing collection of posters, carriage
prints and artwork. This was featured in several daily papers including this feature in
2ND EDITION OF
The 2nd Edition of Landscapes
has now officially SOLD OUT in the shops. The book has sold well over 8,500 copies.
However, I still have a few books (ISBN 0952960214) still available via
this site. They can also be loaned through your local library. The 2nd edition was
launched at a large exhibition of carriage prints at the Fraser Gallery, New Street,
Woodbridge, Suffolk. Original prints of the area and the book were on sale. Local railway
Root, also signed his book at the gallery and his superb paintings and prints are
worth looking out for.
PRICE & RARITY GUIDE TO RAILWAY POSTERS & CARRIAGE PRINTS SOLD OUT - AWAITING NEW
The new edition
of the Price & Rarity Guide to Carriage Prints and Railway Posters has now sold out
but we are hoping for more stock soon. 158 pages of essential information for collectors
and the art market. Includes a new section on all railway posters sold in auction - the
first time a comprehensive listing of posters has been published.
here to order when restocked
NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Best of British Magazine November edition has
a two page feature on the new website. An article on the book and posters appeared in
Northampton's Chronicle & Echo. Click on the link below:
the website have appeared. These include new maps of all the
carriage print locations by area and a better title bar at the top of each page. You can
now see all your local carriage print subjects at a glance.
LIST OF PRINTS AND ARTICLES AVAILABLE
on carriage prints I have produced for the Railway Antiques Gazette and the Railway
Collector's Journal are available here. Complete
series listings for all artistic carriage prints are now available here.
warm welcome to all the friends and relatives of the artists who produced work for the
railways over many years. Several of you have been in contact and I have been delighted to
have received more biographical information on the artists and have sometimes been able to
reciprocate with material and information. One of the huge benefits of the web!
ON PRINTS & POSTERS GIVEN
I am happy to be
contacted by anyone who seeks an approximate value for carriage prints or posters. (Go to
the 'contact details' link at the top of the page to send in details). I normally
have prints for sale from my collection (see link at top of this page and click on the
magnifying glass icons to see the carriage print images). I may also be able to help if
you have anything to exchange or sell from your collections.
ARTICLES & POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
A book signing
tour took place in the Scottish Highlands (incl. Glenfinnan Station Museum) and
recent articles have appeared in Heritage Railway Magazine and Down Your Way
magazine. An exhibition of prints took place in Northampton, with a powerpoint visual
presentation by myself in the Circle Cafe, Abington Square, Northampton. Over 80 prints
were on display. Thanks to all who came. I have given illustrated talks on carriage prints
to Probus and Rotary Club organisations around the country, using powerpoint
presentations. Others talks are planned. Local newspaper and magazine articles have been
published on the 2nd edition of the book Landscapes under
the Luggage Rack in the Nottingham Evening Post, Essex Chronicle, Essex Go
Magazine, Southend Evening Echo, Scarborough Evening News, Cumberland News (Carlisle),
Grimsby Telegraph, Yorkshire's Express & Star Staffordshire, Sunderland Echo and
50+ Fresh Horizons magazine.
original carriage prints for the Kate Winslet, wartime film Enigma - filmed on
the Great Central Railway at Loughborough. One of the prints Adelphi
Hotel Manchester (specially commissioned for the film) even features in the plot!
and promoted some media interest in the subject!
hunting and sincere thanks for browsing the site.
23rd June 2010