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Air Combat Paintings Vol V by Robert Taylor

Air Combat Paintings Vol V by Robert Taylor
USAAF Edition (see below for RAF Ed.)
Signed, Numbered, with Gold Blocked Slipcase Each limited edition book is case-bound with dark blue cloth, fitted with high gloss full colour dust jacket, and each copy is signed and numbered by the artist. Each book is supplied inside a beautiful colour coordinated slipcase finished with the artist's signature blocked in gold leaf on the cover. A superb quality heirloom to treasure down the years.

Supplied with companion print 'Little Friends' featuring B-17s and P-51s and has been signed by: Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST, First Lieutenant LEONARD L. SPIVEY

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Air Combat Paintings Vol V by Robert Taylor

Air Combat Paintings Vol V by Robert Taylor
RAF and Commonwealth Edition Edition (see above for USAAF edition)
Signed, Numbered, with Gold Blocked Slipcase Each limited edition book is case-bound with dark blue cloth, fitted with high gloss full colour dust jacket, and each copy is signed and numbered by the artist. Each book is supplied inside a beautiful colour coordinated slipcase finished with the artist's signature blocked in gold leaf on the cover. A superb quality heirloom to treasure down the years.
Supplied with companion print 'Top Cover' featuring Spitfires and Halifax aircraft and signed by: Flight Lieutenant EDWARD TED McGINDLE DFC, Squadron Leader F A O TONY GAZE DFC**


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Air Combat Paintings Vol VI by Robert Taylor

Air Combat  Paintings Vol VI by Robert Taylor
RAF & COMMONWEALTH EDITION

Issued with companion print NORMANDY NEMESIS

To have one volume of paintings published would see many artists reach the pinnacle of their career, but Robert Taylor is something special. Widely acknowledged as the foremost aviation artist in the history of the genre, this new volume in his best-selling Air Combat Paintings series is, incredibly, Volume SIX! Already being spoken of as the finest volume of his works ever published, this new edition brings you his very latest and up to date work accompanied by informative text written with refreshing originality.

This wonderful new 128 page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 70 images reproduced in full colour, supported by a host of beautiful drawings and informative photographs, including many images never previously seen, and gold-blocked titles emblazon the spine.

Readers will experience some of the world’s greatest air battles as visualised by the world’s master of aviation art, and the story of how these masterworks came into existence.

This outstanding book is available with a choice of two different specially produced jackets - one to represent the USAAF and the other the RAF and Commonwealth - the choice is yours!

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Assault on Omaha Beach and commemorative book Overlord D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

Assault on Omaha Beach and  commemorative book Overlord D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

THE COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO



Charging into a blizzard of unyielding machine-gun and mortar fire, elements of the 29th Infantry Division lead the assault on Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944. The scene at the water’s edge is one of chaos and bloody carnage as the heavily laden troops begin the 200 yard rush across the bullet-swept sands of what would later be known as ‘Bloody’ Omaha.

The D-Day Anniversary Portfolio includes the print ASSAULT ON OMAHA BEACH and OVERLORD D-DAY AND THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY

With the signatures of up to 80 veteran signatures



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Battle of Britain Commemorative Book and Print set by Robert Taylor

Battle of Britain Commemorative Book and Print set by Robert Taylor
Battle of Britain Edition

The outstanding new 128-page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 150 images, including Roberts most famous Battle of Britain paintings, reproduced in full colour perfectly illustrating the events of this crucial period of Military History.

Issued with companion print Welcoming Respite

Signed by 10 signatories Flight Lieutenant TREVOR GRAY, Flight Lieutenant RICHARD JONES, Squadron Leader KEN WILKINSON, Squadron Leader PERCIVAL BEAKE DFC, Squadron Leader PETER BROWN AFC, Flight Lieutenant ‘JIMMY’ CORBIN DFC, Wing Commander TERENCE KANE, Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE, Squadron Leader MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT, Dame VERA LYNN,

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Dambusters - Leading the Way by Robert Taylor with Book on Guy Gibson

Dambusters - Leading the Way by Robert Taylor with Book on Guy Gibson
Lancaster

AN OUTSTANDING NEW BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO COMMEMORATING THE DAMBUSTERS RAID OF MAY 1943

On the night of 16 / 17 May 1943, nineteen specially modified Lancasters of 617 Sqn left RAF Scampton to attack the mighty dams of the Ruhr valley using an ingenious 'bouncing bomb'. What followed would become legendary as one of the most audacious bombing raids ever attempted, and within hours the destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams would wreak havoc with the German war machine.

Signed by up to 5 signatories: Sqn Ldr GEORGE 'JOHNNY' JOHNSON DFM, Cpl KEN LUCAS, Sgt FRED SUTHERLAND (matted), Fg Off RAY GRAYSTON (matted), Dr MARY STOPES-ROE (bookplate - collectors) daughter of Barnes Wallis

The Book:
This unique insight into the life of Guy Gibson - the leader of the Dambusters Raid - is written by the man who devoted himself to tend Gibson’s grave and final resting place in Holland.Compiled with Gibson’s widow, Eve Gibson, this fascinating book is packed with photographs, diagrams and illustrations telling the story of Operation Chastise as never before.

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The Art of Combat - Fine Tuning by Richard Taylor

The Art of Combat - Fine Tuning by Richard Taylor
THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

The limited edition portfolio comprises an individually numbered book, personally signed by artist Richard Taylor, issued in a luxurious embossed slipcase. Each book is accompanied by a matching numbered copy of Richard's new print Fine Tuning, specially commissioned for this occasion.

Signed by the artist and Major ERICH RUDORFFER

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Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor

Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor
The Last British Dambuster by George Johnnie Johnson & Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor



THE LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE SET
Comprising a mint First Edition copy of ‘THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER’ individually signed by George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, complete with a bookplate personally signed by the last surviving Canadian Dambuster Fred Sutherland (Front Gunner on AJ-N) along with Ray Grayston (Flight Engineer on AJ-N) who both actually breached the Eder Dam, and Ken Lucas (Dambusters Ground Crew for 617 Sqn). Each book is individually hand-numbered and accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print Preparing T-Tommy signed by the artist Richard Taylor:




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Tommy Leader by Robert Taylor

Tommy Leader by Robert Taylor
Limited First Edition Book by Tom Dalton Morgan - Limited Edition Print by Robert Taylor

Proudly displaying Robert Taylor’s painting on the cover, this long awaited autobiography is issued as a case-bound limited edition book, enclosed in a gold embossed deluxe burgundy cloth slipcase, and presented with a matching numbered copy of Robert Taylor’s limited edition print ‘Tommy Leader'

Signed by Tom Dalton-Morgan, Billy Drake, Paddy Barthropp

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Tommy Leader Artist Proof by Robert Taylor

Tommy Leader Artist Proof by Robert Taylor
Artist Proof Edition - 7 signatures - very limited availability
Limited First Edition Book by Tom Dalton Morgan - Limited Edition Print by Robert Taylor

Proudly displaying Robert Taylor’s painting on the cover, this long awaited autobiography is issued as a case-bound limited edition book, enclosed in a gold embossed deluxe burgundy cloth slipcase, and presented with a matching numbered copy of Robert Taylor’s limited edition print ‘Tommy Leader'

Signed by 7 Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots Tom Dalton-Morgan, Billy Drake, Paddy Barthropp, Peter Dunning-White, John Elkington, Robert Kings, Anthony Russell


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The Aircrew Profile Collection - Rare Books (fpp)

The Aircrew Profile Collection - Rare Books (fpp)
Two unique volumes each carrying 26 valuable profiles and signatures of World War II Flying Aces

Issued in 1984 these publications are unique in the world of collecting. They have a special value and interest to collectors, not found in any other form of collecting and are EXTREMELY RARE.

We have a few signed, mint-condition, Limited Edition Profile sets available

Two volumes are available - 'FIGHTER PILOTS' and 'BOMBER AIRCREW' - each a series containing 26 individually signed Profiles, including combat reports, notes and evaluations of aircraft types flown in combat, plus fascinating biographical notes and details of awards for gallantry.

EACH INDIVIDUAL PROFILE CARRIES AN ORIGINAL SIGNATURE

The album cover is in RAF blue with the RAF crest on the front being in 22ct gold leaf. Inside are thick double sided hardback pages covered with crystal clear acrylic sheets to preserve the originality of the profile and signature. The overall size is 11½ inches x 12 inches

Fighter Pilot Profiles

Acclaimed by serious collectors as one of the most exciting military collectibles of all time, and an excellent investment.
No fewer than 26 Fighter Pilots from RAF Fighter Command 1939 - 45 have contributed to this unique Limited Edition. When published in 1984 Only 2000 sets were published for world wide distribution. They quickly sold out!
The Fighter Pilot Edition includes the profiles of legendary names such as; Johnnie Johnson, Cocky Dundas, Peter Townsend, Bob Stanford-Tuck, Laddie Lucas, Bobby Oxspring, Paddy Barthropp, Denis Crowley-Milling, John Cunningham and Christopher Foxley-Norris, to name but a few.



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The Aircrew Profile Collection - Rare Books (bap)

The Aircrew Profile Collection - Rare Books (bap)

Bomber Aircrew Profiles

Twenty-six highly decorated World War II, Bomber Aircrew, including no fewer than five holders of the Victoria Cross, have contributed their profiles. Each containing an autobiographical history of his flying career, notes on his squadron, combat reports, types of aircraft flown, a rare wartime photograph, illustrations of his medals for gallantry, and each is signed individually.
Famous contributors include: Leonard Cheshire VC, Roderick Learoyd VC, Bill Reid VC, Norman Jackson VC, Leonard Trent VC, Dambuster Mick Martin, Pathfinders Don Bennett and Hamish Mahaddie, Willie Tait (who sank the Tirpitz), Gus Walker and a host of other highly decorated men who flew with RAF Bomber Command.



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The Last British Dambuster Book and Attacking the Sorpe Dam Portfolio by Richard Taylor

The Last British Dambuster  Book and Attacking the Sorpe Dam Portfolio by Richard Taylor
Aircraft - Lancaster

Book and Print Portfolio

Richard’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on buff paper with colour highlights, depicts Lancaster AJ-F, piloted by Canadian Ken Brown, powering away from the Sorpe Dam as a huge plume of water erupts behind it. This was the second and final attack on the impenetrable dam which just a few hours earlier was attacked by ‘Johnny’ Johnson’s Lancaster AJ-T. Both aircraft scored direct hits.

The Last British Dambuster book signed by Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM

Attacking The Sorpe Dam Collectors and Remarque editions matted to include the signatures of Sgt RAY GRAYSTON, Cpl KEN LUCAS

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Longest Summer by Anthony Saunders and Their Finest Hour Book

Longest Summer by Anthony Saunders and Their Finest Hour Book
THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

Including a truly outstanding limited edition print by one of the world's most collected aviation artists: Longest Summer

Harvesting is briefy interrupted as Mk.I Spitfres of 609 Squadron pass low overhead. The young pilots return to 10 Group Sector Station at Middle Wallop after successfully engaging Luftwaffe raiders attacking naval facilities on the south coast, August 1940.This prestigious signed limited edition portfolio, specially issued to commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, includes an individually numbered limited first edition copy of the book Their Finest Hour, presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase.

Signed by up to 10 BoB veterans: Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON,Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE, Wing Commander TERENCE KANE, Chief Technician JOE RODDIS, Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON, Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC, Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC, Flight Lieutenant ARCHIBALD McINNES, Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AFC, Wing Commander RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ SUMMERS OBE AFM

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Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Collection

Luftwaffe Fighter Aces  Collection
We have secured a small quantity of this rare book
A beautiful album containing this unique collection of individually hand-signed Profile documents featuring TWENTY-FOUR legendary fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe who have contributed their own personal profiles. Originally compiled in full collaboration with General Adolf Galland, Commander of all Luftwaffe day and night-fighters.

EACH INDIVIDUAL PROFILE CARRIES AN ORIGINAL SIGNATURE

This book is in a similar format to the Fighter and Bomber Command Profiles books above. The cover is finished in Air Force Blue. On the front the Luftwaffe pilots wins is blocked in 22ct gold leaf, with gold leaf ruled line border. On the spine is printed the title, again in gold leaf. The overall size is 10½" x 13"

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Wings of War by Anthony Saunders

Wings of War by Anthony Saunders
Aircraft - Lancaster

THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO
Each portfolio includes an artist signed, numbered copy of the book Wings of War presented in a special slipcase and a matching-numbered, signed copy of the Limited Edition print King of the Air.

The Avro Lancaster was undoubtedly the RAF’s greatest heavy bomber of World War II and only a handful of survived to complete more than 100 operations. Lancaster JB663 King of the Air of 106 Sqn was one of those, symbolically chosen by Anthony Saunders as the subject for his stunning piece to accompany his first book.

With prints signed by two of the most highly-distinguished veterans ever to serve on Lancasters, including George 'Johnny Johnson' who also wrote the foreword for the book

Signed by up to 10 veterans: Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM, Flt Sgt STAN BRADFORD DFM, Flt Lt TOM PAYNE, W.O. ROY BRIGGS, Flt Lt ALAN PAYNE DFC , W.O. KEN JOHNSON, Sqn Ldr ‘MAC’ HAMILTON DFC*, Wg Cdr ERNEST RODLEY DSO DFC* AFC AE, MRAF Sir MICHAEL BEETHAM GCB CBE DFC AFC FRAes , Sqn Ldr PAT CARDEN DFC AE (matted)


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