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Marine Art, prices at auction

Pickle__detail_of_signal_2214__Popham__s_code_e.jpg Re Marine Art, in the past few days I have spoken with artists including Tim Thompson and David Folley, a dealer/artist Adrian Phippen and looked at sale prices in London and Plymouth, conclusion, prices are down on the island.

It is very clear from catalogues of the marine art auctions Christi’s Bonham’s etc that there are bargains at auction with well know marine artist’s work selling for half the price of 3 years ago.

Will this marine art ever be cheaper?

Hardest hit are the copy cat artists. People who “copy”, emulate, the style of marine painters such as Tim Thompson and Stephen Dews.

The more original marine art work is holding it’s price rather better.

Happily I have a published price list on my web site and am happy to remain a bargain selling mostly in the 2 to 10 thousand pound / Euro range.

More good news, just received the following from my friends at the New York Yacht Club re Prestige limited edition marine prints of “I have urgent dispatches“, of HMS Pickle carrying the news of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson.

You will be pleased to know that your prints were scooped up at about $200
each.  We should have started higher!  I had not intended to sell mine, but
I had to since a bidder was very keen–and he bid higher than the other two
high bidders.

All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth.

I will order another for myself in the near future“. S.M.

Seems my marine art is holding it’s value?