Robert Taylor- Air Combat Paintings Volumes I and II

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  1. PCScipio42

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    Got myself these for a Christmas presents to myself. Good stuff...chock full of Taylor paintings and some stories to go along with them. One story, in particular struck me in Volume II. Colonel James Goodson details a dogfight he had with a FW 190 that he couldn't bring down. After the war, he discovered it was Adolf Galland. Dpes anyone here have a picture of Galland's FW 190?

    These books are highly recommended.
     
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    #2 Crimea_River, Dec 16, 2012
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    I have those and one is signed by Taylor. I would recommend Vols 3 and 4 as well as you can see his progression of painting styles through the volumes.

    Here's a pic of Galland's 190.
     

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    Wow, thanks CR! I don't know if I have that one in my Galland pic thread.
     
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    Any of those volumes contain "Channel Dash"?
     
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    Yes, Volume IV contains Channel Dash. I also have Vol V. All are great.

    Chris, I resized the above pic as it was kinda large.
     
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    Hi guys, sorry to thread hijack! My father was a huge WWII airplane nut, but passed away in '99, we have since found in the house roof space (loft in the uk) 3 books by Robert Taylor, and 5 large framed prints and 4 smaller prints in-side on of the books.
    The books look as if they have never being looked at and a few of the framed prints have signatures on them!

    Unfortunately I don't share the same love for them as my father did, so I was looking for advice on where would be the best place for me to sell them so they go to a home where they would be displayed and loved as my father would have?

    Many thanks for reading my post and hope to hear back soon, Martin.
     
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    What are the names of the prints?
     
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    Ditto!

    Steve
     
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    Haven't seen those Robert Taylor books, though I do have 'The channel dash' in card form, and an advertising broschure for 'Holding the tide' by Richard Taylor (- relation??)

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    J have his books as well. In the States a few years back there was, or is a group called Friends of the Aces. Occasionally they would have a dinner for some of the surviving aces of WWII, I used my books for autographs and have quite a few of them. I do have a couple of his prints as well one of the Battle of the Nile. How many of you know he does marine paintings???? There is a book of these too.
     
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    Would love to hear what's available.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I will get a list of the books and prints, I will also take a few pics and post them on here tomorrow.
     
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    The Channel Dash looks awesome!
     
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    Hi guys, as promised i took a few quick pics for you to see what i have.
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    Ok well that all of what i have, i know the first pic of the mosquito is not Taylors but its the biggest pic, some of the pics are signed but dont know who (pilots?)
    The books are in near mint condition, as they have been sat in the bottom of a drawer since before '99.

    Please dont hesitate to ask questions or post comments, any feed back is more than welcome, i'm just looking to help find these items a home that would love them as my father did, as of a value i have seen prices on the internet but they were just asking prices and not sold prices, so i am open to any offers.

    Many thanks guys.

    PS: my father would have loved this forum and im sure he would have been on here unless he was fishing lol.

    Martin.
     
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    The next to last one is a Taylor, entitled "Victory over Dunkirk", signed by Robert Stanford Tuck.
     
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    Thanks for posting. I have all those books already and Trudgian doesn't turn my crank. Of the others, nice but not for me thanks. Suggest you post them on E-Bay. Frames may make shipping an issue.
     
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    I shipped a framed picture once. Went to a box company. They don't sell individual boxes, but they will give you a SAMPLE. Measure the frame, add about three inches all around, 4 inches front and back. Head off to the box company and see if they have something about that size. wrap the frame in a plastic bag. Fill the box with bean bag foam pellets, and Bob's your uncle..... "all is good"!
     
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