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For some years I have had some aviation art In storage.

Mr O will load some pics shortly.

Getting valuation on this particular art Is difficult because even the specialised aviation art dealers have not had one come up for auction before.



The first Is a Limited Edition No: 146 of 1000 of a Hunting Percival Provost signed by the artiste Brian Mullins with ' Reproduced by kind permission of The Minister of Defence' at the bottom.

Not much to shout about, but here's the thing....

The second Is the original pen drawing used for the limited edition print, signed by Brian Mullins.

We are looking to place these In auction very shortly and no-one has a clue what they are worth,
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Certainly treasure rather than trash and you'll need a specialist auction to make the best of it.

There is a market but your relying on getting the word out. If I had to guess I'd say £200 to £500 but I'm no expert so I've no reputation to loose :-)
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Bryn Mawr;1374063 wrote: Certainly treasure rather than trash and you'll need a specialist auction to make the best of it.

There is a market but your relying on getting the word out. If I had to guess I'd say £200 to £500 but I'm no expert so I've no reputation to loose :-)


Thanks Bryn.

They are to go In the next specialist auction In Swindon. We were going to do It last year.

This first pic with the emblem on Is the print.

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This Is the original pen sketch.

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oscar;1374066 wrote: This Is the original pen sketch.


That's a fine picture Oscar, hope it does well for you.
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Is there perhaps an aviation museum in your area? I was thinking maybe you could take the print there. They may be able to give you names of aviation art collectors in your area. :-3
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You need to be on "Antique Road Show" The go from town to town here in the States and setup in school gyms etc. People bring their treasures and see if they are infact valuable. Love the show and some of the items are worth a ton of money. The have the best of the best evluate antique items no matter what they are. They give their anlysis of items and what they think it may be worth.
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Kalie;1374069 wrote: Is there perhaps an aviation museum in your area? I was thinking maybe you could take the print there. They may be able to give you names of aviation art collectors in your area. :-3


Thanks Kalie and a good Idea but we have made so many enquiries In the past. The problem Is, none of them have ever seen a Brian Mullins original pen sketch come up before. There Is no precedent.

I have a wide range of aviation art that Includes some Dutch Airplanes. Trying to get those valued Is a nighmare also.

The truth will come when the pics finally go under the hammer.... we are so excited.
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CARLA;1374070 wrote: You need to be on "Antique Road Show" The go from town to town here in the States and setup in school gyms etc. People bring their treasures and see if they are infact valuable. Love the show and some of the items are worth a ton of money. The have the best of the best evluate antique items no matter what they are. They give their anlysis of items and what they think it may be worth. We have that here In England... It's worth a look... Thanks.
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Remember Google is your friend.
I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
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Or phone Mr Mullins directly
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Bruv;1374091 wrote: Or phone Mr Mullins directly Where the heck did you find that? OMG.... We have looked on the net so our search engine must be crap. All we got was an Irish footballer and a photographer.

Well done that man again !!!!!

Will ring him first thing.... Thanks !!!! ( Again )
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Googled...... Brian Mullins artist, what have you been asking google ?
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Bruv;1374094 wrote: Googled...... Brian Mullins artist, what have you been asking google ?


Same thing but we were getting all sorts coming up.
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Mr O has just had a very Interesting telephone conversation with the artiste. He was rather amazed that we had the original pen drawing.

It was actually Mr Mullins who restored the aircraft and needing for thousands of pounds for propeller bearings drew the sketch to raise money which went on to become the limited edition. The actual aircraft Is now In New Zealand and our original pen drawing Is certainly not trash !!!! He has put us In touch with a specialist.
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