Tuesday, 30 November 2010


LOT 001
Sheet Music,Beethoven,Henry Geehl,Piano Albums
Ten popular music pieces by Ludwig Van Beethoven for the piano.
  • Minuet In G
  • Ecossaise in E
  • Gay & Sad
  • Fur Elise
  • Waltz in F
  • Adieu
  • Clavierstucke
  • Valse in E
  • Bagatelle in A
  • Variations in G
The music book is in good order and just some very minor signs of use.
LOT 002
Old Sheet Music,Pianoforte,Strauss Waltzes,Blue Danube
Johann Strauss Famous Waltzes for the pianoforte arranged by Ernest Haywood. Featuring Blue Danube,Voices of Spring, Wine, Woman and Song, Artists Life, Morgenblatter, Thousand and one night and Wiener Blut.

Condition is fine but showing signs of age, all pages complete and in good condition.

LOT 003
Classical Sheet Music,Step by Step to the Classic,Felix Swinstead,banks & Sons

Condition is fine with some minor signs of use and age.

LOT 004
Pianoforte Sheet Music Examination 1928 Royal Academy

Condition, front covers are showing signs of age and partly 'bleached' from exposure to strong light. internally, pages are fine.
LOT 005
Sheet Music,Shakespeare's Songs,Roger Quilter

Condition internally is fine and all pages are complete, the cover shows signs of age, bleaching and a small square cut from front cover.
LOT 006
Golden Hours,Sheet Music Pianoforte,Waltz,Chopin,Wagner,Brahms

Condition is good for age and pages are complete.

LOT 007

  1. Sheet music 'Rose in the Bud', words by Percy J Barrow, music by Dorothy Forster and sung by Miss Carmen Hill.
  2. Sheet Music,Trees,Joyce Kilmer,Oscar Rasbach
  3. Sheet Music,Piano,Antoinette Sterling,JL Molloy
  4. Vintage Sheet Music Freebooters Songs William Wallace
  5. Sheet Music,The Rebel,Freebooters Songs,JB Cramer
 Condition varies from sheet to sheet but all pages are complete and fine for reading.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Military Prints Sale

I have many old prints and lots of 'military' prints for sale and just sorting through the collection.
Below are a variety of old prints and pages from old books with a 'military' theme. All are for sale, for more details please get in touch.

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Website News

Over the next few weeks, work on the website will be undertaken including a re-design and online shop offering a wide range of old prints, magazines, books and vintage ephemera for sale. You can still view the 'old' website, there's plenty of pictures to see until the work has been completed.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Old Plates and Prints

I bought some old Virtue & Co prints the other week and just started sorting through them when I found a folder with some of engraved type prints. The prints date from 1880's and as early as 1820's, I know this because most of the prints were wrapped in a protective wrapper and labeled.
old vintage military print soldier army lieut general sir john moore kb
Although they are nice old prints I was pleased with my 'Virtue' find and so decided to Ebay the rest for 99p each. I prefer the colour prints from around the 1900's, I can see why these old etchings and prints are so collectible.
Virtue & Co Old Colour prints of famous paintings.
Its not until you study the prints that you can see the work involved especially the process of printing such old pages. I am assuming these 'prints' were removed from vintage books and publications and the early ones are usually much rarer because of the printing process.
I am no expert and if I am correct, there was a lot of work involved in printing these old pages from books. The 'plate' would wear out fairly quickly and so would require repair work to continue printing. There was only so many times, or 'strikes' the plate could make before it became useless for printing.
engraving w Hogarth Old Print Royal Masquerade Somerset House ephemera paper
Its always worth looking in old books for illustrations or prints and you never know what you may find. I always make a habit of 'flicking' through old books at antique fairs, car boots and so one but usually looking for colour illustrations.
A lot of the artwork in these old prints and illustrations was created by 'well known', or 'up and coming' artist of the time and the list is endless when knowing what to look out for. I usually go for the things I like because you cannot go wrong.
As a 'collector of ephemera' its always difficult to not buy that wonderful piece of artwork from an old book or magazine. However, you could end up with very little storage space or like me, have to sell some to either make room or free up some cash to buy more.
It can be very addictive collecting ephemera and old books and surprising how quickly a collection can grow.

Happy hunting.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Vintage Advertising Ephemera from the 1930's

A selection of vintage advertising ephemera all from the 1930's and all in very good condition, no 'foxing' or wear. I have adjusted the brightness on some of the scans and actual 'pieces' are far better, nice and white with hardly any signs of their age, 80 years or so?

All pages measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Old Art Prints and Vintage Magazine Art-icles from the 1930's

All of the following pieces of ephemera date back to the 1930's and a great collection of various pictures and old prints. All are in a very good order  considering their age and the scans do not do them justice, any 'major' imperfections or signs of age will be mentioned.
All prints and old adverts are scanned and the images are reduced in size and adjusted to be viewed on a 'laptop' monitor. I have 'lightened' some to show just how good they are, most have none or very little 'foxing' or signs of age and are in excellent condition in my opinion.


A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings By Mathew Smith 
A small booklet or gallery catalogue with 'preface' and 3 black & white prints from the artist Mathew Smith. The old prints are "Femme de Cirque", "Irises and Tulips" and "Couleur de Rose" all are attached to page but can easily be removed for framing. There are 33 Mathew Smith paintings listed, dating from 1913 until 1929 and the names of those who 'lent' them for the exhibition.
SIZE - 7 1/2 x 10 or 195mm by 260mm
CONDITION, Very good, just a couple of very small blemishes to the cover, and rusty staples but prints are in a fine condition.

Vintage Advertisement for S.W.Wolsey Antique Dealers 1930s
A great 1930's piece of advertising ephemera with original print of a 17th century small carved oak court cupboard. Genuine early period furniture and decoration sellers.
SIZE 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 or 195mm by 295mm
Good condition, some slight marks to edges of print.

Vintage Old Print Still Life by JJ Treck
Old vintage 1930's print titled "Still Life" by J.J.Treck.
Print size 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 or 175mm by 212mm and with a border measuring 1 inch or 25mm.
Very good condition.

Old Vintage Arts Magazine News Article Masks Of Indian Mexico By Rodney Gallop
Two page printed on both sides a written article by Rodney Gallop about the Mask Of Indian Mexico illustrated with six photographs of old masks.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very good condition.

Old Pewter Porringers Caudle, Posset and Toasting Cups Article
Three pages, 5 sides of information about porringers caudle, posset and toasting cups. Illustrated with 7 photographs of porringers including a picture of an "exceedingly" rare porringer. The Late Howard Herschel Cotterell words (the author of this magazine article), not mine and that was back in the thirties, imagine how rare it must be now?

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very good condition

Antique Silver Vintage Advertisement
A great 1930's illustrated magazine advertisement for Hicklenton & Phillips Reliable Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths. Each silver piece has a price in guineas and I wonder what these pieces are worth today.

Page measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition with 10mm white border all round.
Sixteenth Century French Furniture by C.E.Hughes
Two pages, 3 sides of interesting magazine article about sixteenth century French furniture with 2 small photographs and one large full page print. A black and white photograph of a mid XVITH Century French Dresser in walnut associated with Du Cerceau from the Durlacher Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very good condition

Notes On Fashion Plate Collecting by Vyvyan Holland

A great piece of ephemera for anyone who is interested in fashion plates or collecting them. This is a magazine article by Vyvyan Holland and contains 3 pages printed both sides and illustrated with 7 almost postcard sized prints. Plus a full page print of a fashion plate designed by Gavarni for "La Mode" of 1831.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition

Magdalen Cups by C.C.Oman
Two pages 3 sided magazine article, Magdalen Cups by CC Oman illustrated with 3 prints all the same size as one on display, of various paintings by famous painters. Plus full page with large photograph of a 1572 Magdalen Cup made of crystal and silver gilt.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition
Notes from New York by James W. Lane
Two pages 3 sides with some illustrations and a large photograph of "Part Of The Monument Of Cominia Tyche" Flavian Period, First Century AD.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition apart from corner missing of one page.
German Art, Exhibition Of XXth Century German Art At The New Burlington Galleries Vintage Magazine Article.

Two pages and one side per page is relating to this illustrated magazine article about early German artwork. There is the "Temptation" triptych by Beckmann, "Hunger" by Ernst Barlach and "Mother" from a series "war" by Kathe Kollwitz.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition

Art In The Saleroom, Pictures and prints, Furniture, Porcelain and Pottery, Silver, Objets d'art.
Two pages 3 sides of items sold at various auction rooms and with prices, with six illustrations. The fourth side is "Heraldic Enquiries" page replies by Sir Algernon Tudor-Craig KBE FSA and describes various coat of arms and has one illustration.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition

Vintage Advertising "Tomas Harris LTD" Old Master Paintings.

Print measures 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 or 135mm by 185mm, actual page is larger so idea for framing.

Excellent condition

Old Art Print
Print measures 6 3/4 x 8 or 170mm by 205mm

Prints shows signs of age but still a nice old print

Vintage Print "Portrait of Diego Martelli" by Edgar Degas

Lovely old colour print of Degas painting lightly mounted on good quality card with details printed on page.

Print measures 7 by 7 3/4 or 178mm by 195mm. Ideal for framing with just under 1 inch border on sides.

Very nice condition.

Primitives At The French Exhibition by M.Chamot

An excellent magazine article, 6 pages 6 sides all about Primitives at the French Exhibition by M Chamot. Plus a very nice vintage black and white print of Mademoiselle Dutte by Fragonard.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very nice condition.

Vintage Colour Print "Portrait Of Martin Van Nieuwenhoven" by Hans Memling

Actual print 6 1/4 by 8 1/2 or 160mm by 215mm with a 1 inch border all round.

Nice condition apart from some wear, there is a small 'scuff' mark on the 'subjects' chest.

Magazine article Egregius Pictor Franciscus by James Wardrop

Three pages 6 sides of illustrated magazine article.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very nice condition

Horse Power, Paintings and Drawings by Anton Lock By H. Granville Fell

One page, two sides with three illustrations by Anton Lock.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very nice condition.

Helmutt Kolle By Waldemar George

Two pages, three sides with 3 illustrations by Helmut Kolle

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Very nice condition.

Jane Seymour by Holbein

Very nice vintage old print by Holbein, one for the collector?

Print measures 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 or 125mm by 170mm with a large border up to 2 inches 50mm all round, ideal for framing.

Excellent Condition

In The "Via Crucis" by Peter F Anson

Very good example of an illustration by PF Anson.

Print measures 4 1/4 by 5 3/4 or 110mm by 150mm with no borders.

Excellent Condition

Vintage Print

Print measures 5 3/4 by 7 or 145mm by 175mm with a 1/4 inch or 8mm border.

Light damage, small patch missing bottom middle.

Vintage Black and White Print "John Somers Cocks" by George Romney
Great print of John Somers Cocks by George Romney, print is applied to back paper and can easily be removed.

Print measures 4 3/4 by 7 3/4 or 120mm by 200mm with room for a decent border for framing.

Excellent condition

Old Colour Print "Tete De June Fille" by Georges Seurat 1859 - 1891
Excellent old print by Georges Seurat and in great condition.

Print measures 6 3/4 by 8 1/2 or 175mm by 215mm with plenty of border for framing.

Excellent condition

Some Italian Fans by Mrs Steuart Erskine

Oops! Scan slightly off 'kilter', the pages are fine. Interesting magazine article all about "Italian" folding fans, 6 sides over 6 pages with 9 pictures of old Italian fans.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition

Tusculum: Cicero at his Villa by JMW Turner
Nice old black and white print by Turner

Print measures 8 1/4 by 6 1/4 or 210mm by 160mm with 1 inch or 25mm border all round, ideal for framing.

Excellent condition

Vintage Print by Mathew Smith and Magazine Article with more images of his work.

Nice print from Mathew Smith, "Tulip and Iris" and with several pages all about him and 7 more images of his work.

Print measures 6 3/4 by 6 3/4 or 145mm by 175mm

Great condition, just one page has corner missing

Wheatley's "Cries Of London" by Malcom C. Salaman

Five pages nine and half printed sides with 9 small illustrations all same size as front page. Plus two pages with one print on each side in full colour and these are very good. I will scan these and add them at a later date.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition

St. Jerome by Petrus Christus

Some damage but just to good to throw out, could be repaired or 'clipped' for a scrapbook or colage project, or should I say "Art College" project?

Print measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 or 135mm by 215mm


Etchings of the Day
A series of etchings by G,Wedgewood, E.Blampied, John M. Aiken and J.H. Dowd, two on separate pages and two back to back.

Pages each measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches or 244mm by just over 300mm.

Excellent condition

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