Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Speed Trial

Here's another of those it's-been-in-the-garden-shed-for-the-last-50-years stories. Actually it was a garage in this case and had been on its wall for about 25 years. The owner approached a Bonhams auctioneer and asked if it might be worth £20. Bonhams experts estimate its value at £40,000 to £60,000! It's a signed, limited-edition (7/60) linocut print entitled Speed Trial by British artist Cyril Edward Power (1872-1951). It shows a jocular image of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird, which broke the land speed record in 1931. It comes up for auction in Bonhams London Print Sale on 16 April (CLICK for further details).


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