Antique Collector - Marine and Naval Antiques


Marine Antiques.
The British fascination for all things marine stems from our Naval history. The British Isles have had to repel 50 separate invasions in the past, and except for air attack during WWII all of these came across the sea. Because of luck, the British Navy, our coastal defences or a fortuitous stormy sea they were successful in maintaining the portrayal of Britain as an island fortress, impregnable since 1066.

Early model ships still come to auction, but the rarest examples were made for the Admiralty from the mid 17th century on, as a precursor to an order by the Naval Board. Apart from these beautifully made pieces, most shipware was purpose made, such as the overly broad and flat base of the ships decanter which aided stablilty whilst at sea.

From cannons to chronometers, flags to scrimshaw, and ships compass to the Captains log, military and merchant shipping regalia is of huge interest to collectors, never more so than since the movie, Titanic, came to the screens.


Marine Antiques


Ocean Liner Postcards: In Marine Art 1900-1945
Robert Wall
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An insight into a particular school of marine painters in the early part of the 20th century. These changes saw the introduction of marine art postcards, contribute to their huge popularity and then lead to their demise all in the space of some 50 years. Robert Wall provides a comprehensive dictionary of marine artists and gives practical advice on collecting in this subject area.


Marine Art and Antiques: Jack Tar - A Sailor's Life, C.1750-1910 Henderson
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Illustrates aspects of a seaman's life, aboard and ashore, in the age of sail and early steam.



This is a unique introduction to early marine painters working in England between about 1660 and 1730. Marine painting really began in England with the arrival of the van de Veldes (father and son) from Holland in 1673. Pictures by these painters have been appearing in British sale rooms more frequently and their work is increasingly sought after by collectors.


Early Sea Painters
1660-1730

F.B. Cockett
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All Charles Brooking's pictures are illustrated and described in this volume, together with his known drawings and engravings. It also describes the Dutch marine painters in the 17th century and shows how the English school developed following the Van de Velde's work at Greenwich.


Charles Brooking 1723-1759: 18thC British Marine Painters - David Joel
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Dictionary of Sea Painters - Europe and America E.H.H. Archibald
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With a range stretching from works by Turner to the humble, yet finely detailed harbour paintings intended for master mariners, this guide to marine painting contains biographical and stylistic information on nearly 1200 artists, with over 1000 illustrations. It also offers detailed drawings of the stems and sterns of important ships and illustrations of maritime flags.


Encyclopedia of U-boats: 1904 to the Present
Eberhard Moller
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This excellent and comprehensive reference book, translated for the first time in English, traces the remarkable history of the German U-Boat, meticulously recording all the different submarine classes and types developed from the U-1, launched in 1906, through the highly successful 30's series, to the Wolf pack of WWII and beyond.



The story of nearly six years war at sea during World War II, as seen by British sailors, from Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters, and taped interviews. This book is part of a series published in co-operation with the Imperial War Museum.


The Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea Julian Thompson
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Product details
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd (Dec 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0856673943
ISBN-13: 978-0856673948
Dimensions: 28.2 x 24.2 x 2 cm


Nautical Antiques and Collectables
Jon Baddeley
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Spars & Rigging: From Nautical Routine, 1849
John M'Leod Murphy
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Product details
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (Aug 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048642989X
ISBN-13: 978-0486429892
Dimensions: 29.7 x 19.2 x 1 cm


Pottery from Spanish Shipwrecks, 1500-1800
Mitchell W. Marken
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With this comprehensive analysis of Spanish pottery, a large collection of securely dated examples recovered from shipwrecks appears in print for the first time. Because wrecks provide solid dates and a quantity of artifacts that far exceeds the number normally found on land sites, significant new generalisations now can be made about the role of pottery in the period of the Spanish empire.

Star Rating: Customers who review books often leave a star rating. Where known, I have recreated this information to give you an idea of how popular the book was deemed by readers, researchers, collectors and dealers. Star Rating is for guidance only. More Marine Antiques

Ships and Seascapes
by David Cordingly
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Dictionary of Sea Painters of Europe and America
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Marine Art and Antiques: Jack Tar - a Sailor's Life
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Lanterns That Lit Our World by Anthony Hobson
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