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Hi guys,

 

This is a bit of a long shot, but I was hoping some of you guys on here could help. I don't really know where to go for advice, so I thought I'd start with the guys who know a bit about fishing!

 

I've recently been given a rather lovely set of black and white mounted drawings of fly anging.

 

All are sealed in polythene bags, (hand sealed, not factory produced) which bear the printed label "Illustrated from Drypoints by "NORMAN WILKINSON".

 

Titles are "Fishing out the tail", "Haunt of the brown trout", "A game fish", "A heavy fish", "The Minister's Pool"

 

The prints are approximately 8" by 6", and they are mounted behind cream coloured card, approx 12" by 10", backed with very stiff brown board.

 

From what I've been lead to believe, they were from the stock of a long defunct angling shop. I was given them along with a huge load of hooks, lines, traces, floats, books, tackle and magazines etc, from a friend who's husband used to run a tackle shop in the Midlands.

 

They are in absolutely pristine condition, and I would like to find out something about them.

 

If it helps, in the same collection, I also have some lovely black and white drawings, mounted in the same way. Two are by someone called C. F. Tunnicliffe, and then a further four lovely sketches of country scenes, artist unknown, but signed with the intitals "TE"? Could perhaps be TC, and the date appears to be 1927.

 

Titles are "When work is short, it will not be the countryman who is short of work", "Pleasantly to waste the time of those they find working", "That quality of peace which dwells in the country places" and lastly, "There are counties of England in which men can be found who are sufficiently skilful...to cut and lay a hedge"

 

There are some I wish to keep, as they are wonderful depictions of a bygone age.

 

The others I would like to sell, with the proceeds going to charity.

 

I've been offered £10 for each print by a local shop, but they were so quick to offer it that it makes me think that they may perhaps be worth more.

 

Any advice would be gratefully received!

 

Janet

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There are some Wilkinson prints on Ebay for £15.00, but I also found this for over £500.

 

C F Tunnicliffe is a very well known artist, particularly of birds.

 

I would definitely investigate further before accepting a tenner each.

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There are some Wilkinson prints on Ebay for £15.00, but I also found this for over £500.

 

C F Tunnicliffe is a very well known artist, particularly of birds.

 

I would definitely investigate further before accepting a tenner each.

 

Slightly O/T but hey.

 

C.F. Tunnicliffe also illustrated my favourite fishing book "Going Fishing" by Negley Farson. Brilliant book that i would highly recommend.

 

Paul.


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Thanks for that Ayjay.

 

Last time I looked on E-Bay I couldn't find anything, although it was quite a while ago.

 

The ones for sale are very similar to mine, except that the ones I have are pristine, with no marks whatsoever, and are well mounted ready for framing.

 

The one you found at over £500 is indeed the same picture as one that I have. Unfortunately though, mine is a print, and not an original!

 

Lovely pictures though, aren't they? I think they are worth more than a tenner each.

 

Any more information from anyone would be most welcome!

 

Janet

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Thanks for that Ayjay.

 

Last time I looked on E-Bay I couldn't find anything, although it was quite a while ago.

 

The ones for sale are very similar to mine, except that the ones I have are pristine, with no marks whatsoever, and are well mounted ready for framing.

 

The one you found at over £500 is indeed the same picture as one that I have. Unfortunately though, mine is a print, and not an original!

 

Lovely pictures though, aren't they? I think they are worth more than a tenner each.

 

Any more information from anyone would be most welcome!

 

Janet

Janet, the £500 etching is just a signed print. Yours also may be signed in pencil. Check under the mount too.


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Thanks Greg,

 

Mine is signed, but it appears to be just part of the print, and not an addition by the artist.

 

Now that would have been good, wouldn't it?

 

I've checked under the mount - it's the first time I've taken any of them out of the bags they're sealed in, and I'm delighted to say it looks even better when it's uncovered. There are a few tiny brown marks on the print, but they are only at the very bottom edge of the paper, and so completely covered by the mount.

 

I have eleven of them altogether, and not enough room on my walls!

 

Janet

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I looked for Tunnicliffe prints on all the eBay sites I have data for. Some of the below were Jayne but mostly C.F. Based on these prices (although many were not framed) the £10 offer might not be so bad.

 

UK listings over the past 90 days

Total Listings 349

Successful Listings 39

 

Listing title / sold / listing/ start price USD/ end price USD/ #bids/ date

 

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Ploughing original print 1939/ Yes/ Bid/ $9.13/ $14.45/ 2/ 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Friesian Cows South Country Farm print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $13.53 2 2008-09-30

C F Tunnicliffe Bird Print The Green Woodpecker Yes Bid $13.04 $12.80 2 2008-08-28

C F Tunnicliffe Bird Print The Waxwing Yes $12.71 $12.71 1 2008-08-31

Vintage/Antique Duck Print Framed Pochard Tunnicliffe Yes Bid $9.92 $9.85 1 2008-08-04

Tunnicliffe Welsh Hill Farm Cattle col orig print 1949 Yes Bid $9.95 $9.70 1 2008-08-08

Tunnicliffe Cabbage Field Vegetables Farming print 1949 Yes Bid $9.95 $9.70 2 2008-08-08

Tunnicliffe Longhorn Cow Farming print 1949 Yes Bid $9.95 $9.70 1 2008-08-08

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Fell Side Hay Sledge print 1949 Yes Bid $9.72 $9.31 1 2008-08-17

Tunnicliffe Blackface Sheep colour orig print 1949 Yes Bid $9.72 $9.31 1 2008-08-17

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Carting Hay Farming print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Oats Stook original print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Carting Turnips print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Mowing Farming print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

C F Tunnicliffe Chillingham Cattle colour print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Middle White Sow Pig Farming print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Ploughing Farming print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Threshing Farming colour orig print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Seed Drill Farming print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Border Collie Sheepdog Working print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Spreading Manure print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Cochin Hen Poultry Chicken print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Highland Bull Cattle original print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

C F Tunnicliffe Cattle Cows colour print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

C F Tunnicliffe Farm Plough Tools colour print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

C F Tunnicliffe Farm Plough Tools colour print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Middle White Sow Pig Farming print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Border Collie Sheepdog Working print 1939 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Threshing Farming colour orig print 1949 Yes Bid $9.13 $9.00 1 2008-09-30

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse original print 1939 Yes Bid $8.88 $8.93 1 2008-09-14

Tunnicliffe Shetland Pony original print 1939 Yes Bid $8.88 $8.93 1 2008-09-14

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Ploughing original print 1939 Yes Bid $8.88 $8.93 1 2008-09-14

Tunnicliffe Tree Forestry Men original print 1941 Yes Bid $8.88 $8.76 1 2008-09-11

Tunnicliffe Tree Felling Forestry original print 1941 Yes Bid $8.88 $8.76 1 2008-09-11

Tunnicliffe Hereford Bull Cattle original print 1939 Yes Bid $8.85 $8.72 1 2008-10-15

Tunnicliffe Blacksmith Farrier original print 1939 Yes Bid $8.85 $8.72 1 2008-10-15

Tunnicliffe Peregrine Falcon Bird of Prey print 1949 Yes Bid $8.85 $8.72 1 2008-10-15

Tunnicliffe Shire Horse Trees original print 1941 Yes Bid $8.85 $8.50 1 2008-10-12

WOOD PIGEON - ORIG.TUNNICLIFFE PRINT C.1949 Yes Bid $5.09 $5.17 1 2008-10-20

 

US average prices were lower but more of them sold and a few sold for around $25.

A few listed in Canada but none sold.

No Australia, France, or German listings at all.


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Cheers for that Newt!

 

I'm happy to let the Tunnicliffe's go for a tenner, as they don't really appeal to me, but I thought the fly fishing ones would maybe be worth a bit more. They really are rather nice, especially as they're already mounted ready for framing. Watching the shop owner who offered me the deal, it was clear that his interest was mainly in the fishing pictures.

 

The other, unknown artist ones are also rather good, with lovely fine line drawings of English country life as it was in the 1920's. I'm going to do a bit of research in the library this week, and try and find out who the artist is.

 

I'm not in any hurry to sell, and I rather think that I may keep the fly fishing pictures myself.....the more I look at them, the more I think I'd be reluctant to part with them!

 

Janet

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Ah so. Better results with them. eBay UK the past 90 days again and

Total Sales $1,920

Total Listings 28

Successful Listings 15

 

SCOTTISH COASTAL OIL PAINTING signed NORMAN WILKINSON Yes Bid $1.95 $736.71 27 2008-08-16

NORMAN WILKINSON SIGNED OIL PAINTING - SHIP LAUNCH Yes Bid $373.10 $363.80 1 2008-08-30

NORMAN WILKINSON SIGNED DRYPOINT ETCHING MARINE 1920`S Yes Bid $127.78 $170.05 3 2008-10-22

Norman Wilkinson Galleon original etching Titanicartist Yes Bid $137.23 $135.33 1 2008-09-30

Norman Wilkinson Galleon original etching Titanicartist Yes Bid $137.23 $135.33 1 2008-09-30

NORMAN WILKINSON BLUE STAR LINE LITHOGRAPH / POSTER NR! Yes Bid $1.80 $103.07 9 2008-09-26

NORMAN WILKINSON MARINE ARTIST - 1920'S V. SCARCE BOOK Yes Bid $9.97 $101.39 8 2008-07-28

NORMAN WILKINSON SIGNED PRINT - 18th CENTURY SHIPPING Yes Bid $85.17 $80.89 1 2008-10-24

5 BEAUTIFUL TROUT FISHING PRINTS * NORMAN WILKINSON VGC Yes Bid $9.25 $23.65 5 2008-08-31

4 BEAUTIFUL PRINTS * TROUT FISHING * NORMAN WILKINSON Yes Bid $9.08 $21.93 5 2008-09-09

5 BEAUTIFUL SALMON FISHING PRINTS NORMAN WILKINSON VGC Yes Bid $9.25 $17.74 2 2008-08-31

Booth Line. Old c.1902/9 Chromo by Norman Wilkinson Yes Bid $9.95 $15.75 3 2008-08-08

LMS Lineside Posters By Norman Wilkinson - Dalkeith Set Yes Bid $1.85 $7.81 4 2008-08-26

Postcard pc Naval Bombardment WW2 Norman Wilkinson Yes Bid $3.71 $3.69 1 2008-08-24

A PRINT OF THE P.O.CANTON SHIP,SIGNED NORMAN WILKINSON


" My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" - Harry Truman, 33rd US President

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Newt, I'm sure there are words to describe men like you!

 

How on earth did you get those results? I've searched and found nothing! I looked on various sites before I posted here, but found nothing of any relevance......

 

However, in my defence, I really think I was born to be blonde!

 

Janet

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