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Battle of Britain Series - PADDY BARTHROPP


Price per Unit (piece): £39.00


Introducing a NEW series of highly collectable products.


World War Two Pilots & Aircrew - Original Autograph Print Displays



These professional & beautifully presented Autograph Print Ensembles™, produced for investment and display,have incorporated rare, sought-after genuine signatures of highly decorated Fighter Pilots and Bomber Aircrews from World War Two. The signatures were personally collected in the early 1980s by Mr Pat Barnard, who had founded the Military Gallery during the 1970's.


They are mounted together with a print by the artist Darryl Legg, all-metal pilots wings finished in gold (RAF) or silver gilt (USAF and Luftwaffe) and other Special editions contain miniature gallantry medals.

Each edition is supplied Mounted (ready-to-frame or display) or Framed, using one of the superb options available below.

 

 

Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Series

 

“This is a remarkable collection of autographs of Hurricane and Spitfire pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain. I applaud the concept. It helps us never to forget those who flew and fought alongside us but never survived to tell the tale”

Group Captain Peter Townsend, DSO, DFC March 1984


 


Standard Edition

 

"Wing Commander Patrick 'Paddy' Barthropp DFC, AFC"

One of the RAF’s most flamboyant fighter pilots, Paddy Barthropp joined 601 Sqn in August 1940 and flew Spitfires for the remainder of the Battle of Britain. By the beginning of 1941 he had shot down nine enemy aircraft.

In 1941 Barthropp was posted to 91 Sqn as a flight commander, at Hornchurch. On May 17 he shot down an Fw190 but was immediately shot down himself by another Fw190 over St. Omer in Northern France, baled out and was taken prisoner. He escaped twice before being sent to the ‘persistent escapee’s’ prison Oglag XXIB in Poland. Within days he instigated a tunnel breakout.

 

The Print:

Battle of Britain Spitfires by Darryl Legg

The greatest defensive fighter ever built, and arguably the most beautiful, its sleek lines wonderfully captured by the outstanding aviation artist Darryl Legg who has set a typical scene from the Battle of Britain with Spitfires of No.66 Squadron intercepting Dornier bombers as they cross the English coast, headed for London during the final stages of the Battle.

 



Museum Quality double-mount, ready to frame and display or choose an option

of a superb quality Brushed Silver or Brushed Gun-Metal Grey metallic frame

 

Standard Double Mounted                                  Brushed Silver Metallic Frame


Brushed Gun Metal Metallic Frame

 

Overall Sizes:

Standard Mounted Edition 12" x 12" (305mm x 305mm)

Framed Editions 13½” x 13½” (344mm x 344mm)

 

 

PRICES:

Standard edition £39.00

Silver Framed Edition £58.95

Gun-Metal Framed Edition £58.95

 

 

 

BACKGROUND, PROVENANCE & AUTHENTICITY

Each autograph was personally collected in the early 1980s by Mr Pat Barnard, who had founded the Military Gallery during the 1970's. These original signatures formed part of a project supported by Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson, Brigadier General Robin Olds and General Adolf Galland, all of whom advised and helped Mr Barnard collect the signatures.

Every Autograph (signature) offered by the publisher with this series of "Ensembles" is guaranteed to be original and genuine. Our reputation depends upon our integrity: We do not buy signatures from outside sources where it is often difficult to ascertain authenticity. We have the undisputed provenance for each signature which means that every Certificate of Authenticity supplied by the publisher is as genuine as the signatures it supports.

The Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each original autograph is authorised by the publisher, therefore making the Certificate a valuable document in itself. To counter the proliferation of forged signatures in the market today, and to guarantee the genuine nature of your investment, please keep your Certificate safe and secure. It will ensure there can never be any doubt as to the value of your collection in years to come.


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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 September 2017 14:46


 

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