Anyone collect aviation art ?

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  1. Yerger

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    Just wondered if anyone else fills walls as an obsession.

    3 of the 7 book cases also shown. Moved all books myself last time to the current residence, never again.
     

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    Very cool! What is the name of that excellent moonlit print?
     
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    Ive got a dozen or so John Taylor art prints.
     
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    No art work for me. The only thing I have is wallpapers.

    Looks like you have a great collection.
     
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    nice room Mark

    I'm very limited in my cave for space have two art-works signed by the vets and some photos signed by US P-51 pilots I have come to know over many years, books galore too many for such a little room/office
     
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    Very cool Yerger!! You have a very nice collection.:cool::cool:
     
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    Mostly Robert Taylors
    Swansong sg Gunther Rall
    Ramrod 792 sg Johnny Johnson
    Moral Support - sg Peter Townsend
    Typhoon Attack - Roland Beamont

    a Richard Taylor
    Arctic Hunters - sg 4 x Bf109 pilots

    a Keith Woodcock
    Overturning the Odds - sg Roland Beamont

    a Gerald Coulson
    Portrait of a Thoroughbred

    and a Jerry Crandall
    Lavochkin La-7 sg Ivan Kozhedub

    Expect to start collecting again later this year (hopefully)
     
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    You mean Robert Taylor ?
     
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    I write books on a ground topic, office is just signed photos with personal dedication from Knight's Cross holders I've known connected to that aspect. 2 of those 5 walls:
     

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    #11 Yerger, Jun 13, 2009
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    Rather goes beyond a room but throughout the living area. Spare over opening spaces and narrow walls for dedicated ace photos
     

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    you are fortunate Mark have many many photos but concealed in my photo albums and data files, the Mrs and kid still living at home would not put up with all the WW 2 memories as it easily could be if I was single.

    as LW and KM are my prime objhectives there is much stills tored in boxes and get a revamp of the office from time to time, maybe one day the Garden room will get a re-decoration although many ww 1/ww2 books are displayed there
     
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    none in the kitchen or bathroom, but pretty much everywhere ele
     

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    couple nice Stuka ace enlargements I see Mark ......very good
     
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    My live in female is fine with it all, her taste is in the bathroom, kitchen, and other things.

    Weekly cleaning of glass is the only non-fun activity.
     

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    #16 Yerger, Jun 13, 2009
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    Noller, Lang, and Kieslich were the nicest of the Stuka KC holders with over 1,000 missions I wrote with. All 3 were nice enough to give me dedicated photos by name.

    Problem is the 50 or so in sleeves or shrink wrapped but not framed. Rotating is the route to go there days as about 150 in 8x10 size and a further 60-65 full size is all the walls hold. Thought needed to avoid making the walls nothing but holes. We rotate about every 3-4 months and put up some that have been down and stored in "art closets."
     
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    Yerger, is that a "Warpath over the Pacific" print by Robert Taylor I see?
     
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    No, I think you mean "Air Apaches on the Warpath" if the gun nose B-25. Photos hard to take due to reflection, angle, glass, etc for many on the walls. I have 8-10 prints each by Phillips and West, and another 15-20 prints by various artists. My most sought and favorite is Frank Wootton, though few in the US seem to like him. The 19 I have of him are what I like most. My framed Robert Taylors at the moment are:

    Abbeville Boys
    After the Battle
    Air Apaches on the Warpath
    Band of Brothers
    Chennault’s Flying Tigers
    Closing the Gap
    Cloud Companions
    Combat over the Reich
    Coming Home Together
    Coming in over the Estuary
    Company of Heroes
    Desert Hawks
    Doolittle Raiders
    Eagles at Dawn
    Eagles out of the Sun
    Flight of Eagles
    Greycap Leader
    Hellcat Fury
    Helping Hand
    JV-44
    Knights of the Eastern Front
    Lancaster under Attack
    Lightning Strike
    Marauder Mission
    Mission Completed
    Moonlighting
    Operation Chastise
    Return from Schweinfurt
    Running the Gauntlet
    Savage Skies
    Schweinfurt, The Second Mission
    Spitfires over Darwin
    Stormbirds over the Reich
    Strike and Return
    Strike and Strike Again
    Tally Ho
    Target Peenemunde
    Thunderheads over Ridge well
    Wings of Glory
    Winter’s Welcome

    I'll probably sell some of the collection to make a little room, a lot of those unframed I'd like to see on the walls such as a number by West, a couple Taylors, and a some Woottons I found last year. Just a space problem. Large format period photos are also a part, equally hard to find quality originals that prints are made available that are sharp.
     
  19. syscom3

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    Nice collection you have.

    I bought my first Taylor print in 1987.

    "Fourth Fighter Patrol", followed quickly with "JV-44".

    The Taylor print I like the best is "Swansong".
     
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    Awesome!

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