Tag Archives: Fred Taylor

Blackpool, camels and shandy

I’m posting like fury this week to try and catch up with all the auctions that are going on.  Although this post is in fact about a couple of auctions that have already happened, but are still worth noting. The first of these is the recent GWRA auction, where we had been hoping to get […]

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Small but perfectly formed

So, back on the auction rounds once more, and first in our sights is Van Sabben, on December 11th. I’ve already skipped through a few of the French ones in passing last week, but there are also a small selection of British posters in there which are worth looking at. Lewitt Him, c.1947, est. €250 […]

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Modern or British?

“It may be clever and modern and progressive.  But it certainly isn’t English.” That’s the incomparable Patrick Wright quoting from a ‘heritage journal’ called This England.  He’s talking about landscape and memory, but it struck a chord with me. Because ever since I wrote about Paul Rennie’s Modern British Posters, I’ve been thinking about the relationship […]

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The Volkswagen Problem

For some time I’ve been meaning to post a link to the Empire Marketing Board Archive at Manchester Art Gallery. It’s an exemplary online resource for a really interesting collection.  The Empire Marketing Board was what Stephen Tallents did before he came to the GPO, and in many ways is one of the first attempts […]

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Too many auctions

Today, for a bit of light relief, I’m going to write about some auctions that aren’t Morphets (although, fear not, a normal service will return later this week). To start with, Wallis and Wallis down in Lewes are selling yet more of their seemingly inexhaustible supply of World War Two propaganda posters. I’m not going […]

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Up, up and away

Time, for a quick saunter round the Christies results.  Which were a mixed bag; some things sold, some things didn’t.  Some things sold for way over their estimate (we’ll come to those in a minute), some things for well under.    This Fred Taylor, for example, went for £250, despite an estimate of £600-800.  So […]

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